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Rockies Today

June 23 · Issue #130 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Uphill battles
The West has a role in reimagining the U.S. The West has a role in reimagining the U.S.
Uphill: A two-part audio story about Black Lives Matter organizing in Montana
Three generations of Colorado women who are Black scholar-activists reflect on the moment
This time is different, as Laramie, Wyoming's first-time protesters demonstrate
Black Lives Matter protests spread quickly to white, rural areas
'We have no justice:' Are Native Americans the forgotten victims of police brutality?
Theodore Roosevelt statue to be removed at request of American Museum of Natural History
AP style is now to capitalize Black and Indigenous
Real estate rush
Mountain West real estate agents see new wave of out-of-state buyers Mountain West real estate agents see new wave of out-of-state buyers
Realtors report out-of-state rush on Montana real estate
COVID refugees bring mini-boom to some Wyoming real estate markets
What are public lands for?
Through the Lens: 'Public Trust' Through the Lens: 'Public Trust'
More public lands goings on:
Utah gave group $400,000 to sue the feds on public lands issues. It never did. What happened?
NPS report: Yellowstone brought $507M to surrounding economies in 2019
Conservation bill raises concerns among several Western senators
University of Colorado taps into surging outdoor recreation interest with new degree
'It's just straight down'
Transition in coal country: Rural communities on the brink Transition in coal country: Rural communities on the brink
How should Wyoming respond to coal's decline?
More energy news:
Teck’s proposed B.C. coal mine isn’t slated for a federal environmental review. Here’s what you need to know.
Missoula city, county ink blueprint with NW Energy for 100% clean energy future
Parents, educators at Greeley school petition governor to shut down nearby oil and gas wells
Polis names new group to control Colorado oil and gas rules
Support grows for taxpayer-funded oil well cleanup as an economic stimulus
Utah's COVID-19 surge
Utah health officials warn of ‘complete shutdown’ if coronavirus cases don’t drop soon Utah health officials warn of ‘complete shutdown’ if coronavirus cases don’t drop soon
Meanwhile…
Wyoming matches single-day high in confirmed coronavirus cases
Idaho sees sharp increase in coronavirus cases
The hidden costs of coronavirus are the lives lost to addiction, mental health crises
We’re dealing with a pandemic, but remember the opioid crisis? Coronavirus is likely to make it worse.
A hospital was accused of racially profiling Native American women. Staff said administrators impeded an investigation.
Native American groups address mental and behavioral health as COVID-19 wears on
For rural hospital, pandemic hasn't materialized, but the fiscal harm arrived on schedule
U.S. Justice Department ‘actively monitoring’ Wyoming health orders
Public distrust of pandemic science? There’s a history of that in Hamilton, Montana
What else we're reading today
Advocates: Wyoming should build on Supreme Court LGBTQ ruling
California bans state-funded travel to Idaho over new anti-transgender laws
2020’s wildfire season has been delayed. What should you expect as summer heat arrives?
Here’s what climate change means for wildfires in the West
Montana timber industry braces for pandemic effects
Planning for drought has made Colorado whitewater rafting companies ready to weather coronavirus
Pro-hunt groups join elk feeding fight
A crippling situation
Alliance transcends boundaries to conserve cougars
Streaming into the void
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, fellow in regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana. 
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