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Who's buying?
By Mountain West News • Issue #259 • View online

On the West's wild real estate market
For sale: God, guns and separatism in the American Redoubt
How ‘climate migrants’ are roiling American politics
Who is offering to buy your home for cash and how is it impacting Utah’s housing market?
Vacation cabins replace affordable housing in Teton Valley
Ranch investor found his inefficient market in Big Sky Country
Research says rising Montana housing costs are driven by a home construction shortfall
Income inequality proliferates across the West
Snow it goes
How climate change is shrinking the Colorado ski season
Denver still without snow but climatologists say they’re more concerned by snowpack levels in southwest Colorado
He spent almost 50 years alone at 10,000 feet. His hobby helped shape climate research in the Rockies.
Snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada could disappear in just 25 years
Post-fire recovery depends on Cascade snow cover, study says
Wildfires are erasing Western forests. Climate change is making it permanent.
Melting Arctic sea ice linked to ‘worsening fire hazards’ in Western U.S.
The price to drill
Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban
Fed leasing review: Raise royalties; ignore climate
New Mexico taking action on oil and gas-induced earthquakes
Uinta Basin is hemorrhaging methane as leaks go undetected
Capping off problems: Montana-based company takes on abandoned wells
Dispatches from the energy transition
Meet the unstoppable entrepreneur bringing solar, EVs and jobs to his Native community and beyond
15,000 Native American families live without electricity. How can solar power help?
Xcel has reached a deal to close its controversial coal-fired power plant in Pueblo, cutting emissions
Colorado could stuff its CO2 deep in the ground to slow climate change
Feds eye natural gas line needed for Intermountain Power Project conversion from coal
The dirtiest fossil fuel in America has never been more expensive
Crossing to safety
How the $1 trillion infrastructure law will reduce roadkill in the West
Elk, deer and a bear already have found safe passage under I-25 using new animal crossings
‘It’s a slippery slope’: Matriarch grizzly’s escalating behaviors worry wildlife managers
A famously far-ranging gray wolf is found dead in Southern California
Annual migration of monarchs shows highest numbers in years
Salmon need better infrastructure, too
Nomads of the North
On the media
Now nonprofit, The Salt Lake Tribune has achieved something rare for a local newspaper: financial sustainability
Lee Enterprises approves 'poison pill' in face of buyout offer
The lost local news issue
What else we're reading today
With tourism, when is more too much?
Colorado’s mountain towns are on track to see record winter travel
Investors are buying up rural Arizona farmland to sell the water to urban homebuilders
Historically left out of Colorado River negotiations, 20 tribes urge Interior Secretary Haaland to include their voices
Scientists working to understand record of mine-related contamination in sediment below Lake Powell
Wyoming officials scrutinize cloud seeding program
Joe Biden wants to revive FDR’s Conservation Corps
Navajo Nation Council in favor of protecting more of Utah’s public lands as federal wilderness
How the return of bison connects travelers with Native cultures
Hunting, fishing on refuges draws lawsuit
Tough time for trees: Old logging lands need lots of work
Prospectors hitting the gas in north-central Montana hoping to strike helium
Once again, Utah hunters kill too many rare trumpeters swans
Creating pathways to the wilderness
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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