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Rockies Today

January 6 · Issue #56 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Happy New Year! It’s been a couple of weeks. Much to catch up on…

Wildlife and bad blood
For the latest High Country News cover story, Ben Goldfarb reported from Island Park, Idaho, where a fight over roadkill became a referendum on government control.
When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate
Meanwhile, WyoFile’s Angus M. Thuermer Jr. reports on a long-running wildlife conflict on the edge of grizzly country in Wyoming:
Bighorns, bears and bad blood: grazing v. wildlife on Owl Creek Bighorns, bears and bad blood: grazing v. wildlife on Owl Creek
And in Colorado…
Coyotes figured out how to survive in the city. Can urban Coloradans learn to coexist?
Powering down
Shutdown of Colstrip Units 1 and 2 is underway Shutdown of Colstrip Units 1 and 2 is underway
The Navajo, circled by coal, see jobs vanish as CO2 falls
N.M. tries to quit coal. 'Change is hard.'
More coal goings on:
Permit dispute with Navajo Nation-based coal firm unresolved as deadline approaches
Coal production continues to slow
And more energy news:
2020 could be a big year for wind in Wyoming
Next-gen Montana wind farm stalls under PSC terms
Nuclear power is clean – if you ignore all the waste
Occidental’s $57B acquisition of Anadarko was the biggest deal of 2019, decade, report says
Trump rule would exclude climate change in infrastructure planning
Pendley extended
William Perry Pendley has been extended as head of the BLM William Perry Pendley has been extended as head of the BLM
Meanwhile…
Coalition of 91 groups asks for resignation or removal of BLM chief
Conservation groups protest as BLM boss opens Grand Junction HQ
Interior accused of cutting LGBTQ protections
Gunning for goats
Tetons to close for goat gunning Tetons to close for goat gunning
More wildlife news:
Study Team: Teton Park hunt isn't a grizzly magnet
Female Yellowstone bison shipped to tribes
Isolated Wyoming common loons continue to surprise researchers
Canada’s reindeer ‘at risk of extinction’
What else we're reading today
Prescriptions from Mexico? Utah is paying public employees to make the trip
American pot is the gold standard. But Canada leads the export game — for now.
Idaho's economy is booming, but rising cost of living could impact the state in coming years
Shocking differences between Colorado's richest, poorest places
'We train them in a rural setting': Residency program brings doctors to rural Montana
Why the Amish are Montana's most devoted backcountry skiers
Wyoming media prevail in university president records case
Report: Some federally-subsidized national park nonprofits have drifted from original mission
How climate change, politics and our ability to coexist will shape the new decade — and Seattle’s future
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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