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Whirlwind in Wyoming

Rockies Today
Whirlwind in Wyoming
By Mountain West News • Issue #322 • View online

The energy transition passes through
This Wyoming clean energy project could save California—and forever change the American West
Bill Gates' nuclear startup wins $750M, loses sole fuel source
Coal industry rattled by two consecutive legal losses
As Wyoming awaits leasing decision, judge sides with oil and gas in 13 other states
The biggest climate bill in U.S. history is now law. Here’s what it means for Wyoming.
New climate deal spurs hopes of more carbon storage projects
More on the energy transition
Xcel Energy will stop burning coal by 2030. Here’s what their plan for clean energy projects in Colorado includes
Not big fans: 3 counties affected by Lava Ridge Wind project withhold support
The top 10 emitting power plants in America
Private company gives up oil and gas lease in Arctic refuge, leaving Alaska agency as lone leaseholder
Home economics
Amid housing crises vacation towns limit short-term rentals
Military families' housing benefits lag as rents explode
Data Dump: Housing crisis drags on
It’s not just growth. Idaho is also losing residents and changing fast.
Here’s why your property tax bill went up so much, and how you can lower it
Colorado communities are harvesting record real estate transfer taxes. But they are not banking on the boom.
Colorado voters will decide whether to dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars per year to affordable housing
Colorado teachers earn 36% less than other college-educated workers, the worst gap in the country
Public lands roundup
Is nature calling while you’re in nature? More and more, Colorado officials are asking you to pack your own poop out
Indigenous programing in Yellowstone National Park reminds public of colonial history
Corner crossers: Ranch owner broke federal access law
Damage to riparian areas where cattle graze renews debate over use of public lands in Arizona
Interior Secretary visits Montana to celebrate newest addition to National Wildlife Refuge System
Federal board to vote on changing offensive names of Flathead landmarks
Analysis: It will take a new wave of supporters to preserve Idaho’s beloved Sawtooths
Treading water
The feds declined to seriously cut Colorado River water use. Here’s what that means
'We needed a deal yesterday': Deadline passes without deal to save Colorado River. What now?
Bennet: U.S. shouldn't dictate Colorado River water cuts
Wyoming dodges cuts in Colorado River water crisis
California's water from Colorado River could be crippled by a big earthquake. Drought makes fixes vital
Lake Powell still shrinking
On other things that are going away
End times in Aspen: How to kill a newspaper
As many as one in six U.S. tree species is threatened with extinction
Hidden Waters: The story of disappearing and endangered springs in North America
New Mexico city, victim of government burn, now faces water shortage
U.S. protections for Idaho salmon, steelhead are here to stay
Protecting endangered species by relocating them?
What in the piping plover? New website sheds light on Colorado’s 350 most sensitive species.
What else we're reading today
Deluge in Moab deemed a 100-year flood
I-70 closures caused by rain triggering rock, mudslides in Colorado is new safety norm
Toxic blooms again prompt health worries, warnings
'Cattle are the key': Some Montana ranchers turn to regenerative grazing to capture more carbon
One Wyoming community hands out bear-resistant trash cans to reduce wildlife conflicts
Residents pack 1,000 pounds of water west of Loveland to assist bears
Idaho gold mine project starting further field exploration
The debate over cleaner, pricier gasoline on the Front Range, explained
Colorado to expand probes of PFAS 'forever chemicals' in biosolids from city waste
New tool helps predict where wildfire smoke will blow
Back to school in New Mexico’s fire zone
‘We need to hear these stories’: Colorado begins investigating a former Indian boarding school
Questions about the LandBack movement, answered
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, associate director of regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.
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