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Winter firestorm





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Rockies Today
Winter firestorm
By Mountain West News • Issue #265 • View online

Hard-to-fathom catastrophe in Colorado
'Where do we go to escape this? The Marshall fire is Colorado’s new reality
Marshall fire aerial images show scale of devastation
Why a fire scientist sees climate fingerprints on the suburban Boulder County fires
Climate change, new construction mean more ruinous fires
Displaced by Marshall fire, thousands scramble to find homes in tight Denver metro housing market
Editorial: Colorado winter wildfire shatters the illusion of safety in Western suburbs
First light shows destruction from Marshall Fire
First light shows destruction from Marshall Fire
The 'Cowboy cocktail'
How Wyoming became one of the world's top tax havens
Comings and goings
Western 'Zoom towns' take aim at short-term rentals
Census data shows the Mountain West added 351,000 new residents during pandemic
These states saw the biggest population gains. Their home prices surged.
Jackson Hole's working class has scrambled for housing. But now the market is forcing an exodus.
Piste workers
Epic crowds are colliding with epic labor shortages at ski areas
Rafting companies warn fed wage mandate could drown industry
Wyoming's outdoor recreation sector stumbles amid record usage
A new education center in Montrose aims to make outdoor recreation more inclusive
Advocates eye lands package focused on recreation
The wolves are coming. Can Coloradans meet them on common ground?
Montana FWP: 15 wolves hunted directly north of Yellowstone National Park this winter
Revisiting Yellowstone's trophic cascade: Wolves' effect on aspen regeneration exaggerated, study finds
Dispatches from the energy transition
New Mexico hopes to enter the hydrogen age. But at what cost?
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signs order to temporarily avoid shutdown of Jim Bridger Power Plant unit
Montana's largest wind farm underway near Miles City
These cells could be the key to efficient, cheap solar energy. But they have to make it in the 'torture chamber' first.
‘Cultural resources are not a renewable thing for us.’
Ormat Nevada geothermal project approval before a federal judge
Nuke news
‘Like a demon that’s always behind us’, the Jackpile Mine toxic legacy continues
U.S. close to ending buried nuke waste cleanup at Idaho site
With new Wyoming mines, Uranium Energy Corp hopes to restore a dormant industry
A look ahead at advanced nuclear in 2022
What else we're reading today
Gold country: A precious metal, a mining mega-corp and a captive workforce
Montana's Tracy Stone-Manning: BLM director has lots of acres and a big to-do list
Federal oil lease sale planned for early 2022 in North Dakota, Montana after yearlong pause
56 brucellosis-free Yellowstone bison transferred to tribal lands in Washington, Oklahoma
Scientists to study walking-dead deer in Wyoming's most CWD-infected herd
Climate change, aquatic invaders turn up the heat on native trout
Mountain snowpack 'looking promising' after holiday storms
'A long time coming': Recreational cannabis sales go live in Montana
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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