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Vultures circling

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Vultures circling
By Mountain West News • Issue #258 • View online

Notorious hedge fund eyes Lee Enterprises
Alden Global Capital moves to buy Lee Enterprises, owner of many Montana daily papers
What Alden’s potential acquisition of Lee Enterprises means for 20-plus Midwest papers
The vulture is hungry again
A secretive hedge fund is gutting newsrooms
Meanwhile…
Mountain Westerners share concern over democracy and misinformation
What's in a name?
Across the West, racist place names ‘tell us we don't really belong'
Interior secretary seeks to rid U.S. of derogatory place names
Weather whiplash
British Columbia's flooding is worse because of climate change
How heat waves warp ecosystems
Vancouver, B.C., sees fuel rations, highway ban as flood impact spreads
When surging floods meet expanding pipelines
Crude realities
In reversing Trump smog rule, EPA flunks Colorado petroleum hub
Perspective: Biden is breaking a promise to block drilling on public lands
'Remember Solyndra.' Will feds' oil cleanup plan work?
Colorado regulators consider stronger financial requirements to cover clean-up of oil, gas wells
Canada’s tar sands: Destruction so vast and deep it challenges the existence of land and people
Critter ticker
Climate, population drops, prompt BLM to revise sage grouse plans
Idaho Fish and Game takes first steps to call an emergency hunt
Colorado officials hear options on restoring gray wolves
Dispatches from the energy transition
Carbon capture may not be coal’s savior. But it could spawn an industry all its own.
Showdown over regional haze could shut down Wyoming coal unit
Coal-fired power plants to close after new wastewater rule
Colstrip residents sue companies for coal dust in the air and water seeping into their homes
'We're absolutely ecstatic': Kemmerer leaders welcome nuclear siting decision
Editorial board: Nuclear plant warrants cautious optimism, but questions still remain
NorthWestern gas plant proposal stalls over city's objections
New Mexico's draft plan for hydrogen a nonstarter for environmentalists
What else we're reading today
NPS finally has a director—with many promises to fulfill
Climate change and water woes redraw a major part of Utah’s map
Global warming, not just drought, drives bark beetles to kill more ponderosa pines
What Biden’s infrastructure bill means for wildfire management
Colorado prison firefighters to expand and see raises as wildfire risk increases
B.C. overdue on water quality rule for Lake Koocanusa watershed
No perfect solutions: The fight over how to protect the Gallatin River from pollution
Safeguarding abandoned defense-related uranium mines on the Colorado Plateau
In the Flathead Valley, civic leaders struggle with a worsening housing ‘crisis’
Utahns are making big bucks renting out their RVs during the pandemic
Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide
EPA moves to erase Trump-era WOTUS rule
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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