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Rockies Today

February 18 · Issue #81 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Editor’s note: We’re leaving town for a few days. You can expect the next edition of Rockies Today next Tuesday, February 25.

Wyoming gaining ground?
State leaders are looking to buy 1 million acres of land in southern Wyoming State leaders are looking to buy 1 million acres of land in southern Wyoming
Gordon, top lawmakers eye massive land purchase in southern Wyoming
Meanwhile, Stateline has a story today about the tug-of-war over state lands in the West:
Less logging means less money for schools in the Northwest
BLM advances 'grand experiment'
BLM to fund 11,000 miles of fuel breaks in West to help fight wildfires BLM to fund 11,000 miles of fuel breaks in West to help fight wildfires
As Bloomberg Environment’s Bobby Magill reported last summer…
Interior’s ‘grand experiment': An 11,000-mile wildfire break plan
More public lands news:
BLM acting director defends agency's controversial move to Colorado
The bellwether roads: The case to decide the future of roads on Utah's public lands
Opinion: Red Rock Wilderness Act drives Utah’s wilderness debate
Employees picket Yellowstone concessionaire company over guide treatment
Forest Service seeks help identifying inaccessible lands
More timber harvest, grazing in new Missoula-area BLM plan
Oil and water
Wyoming senator contests new DEQ restrictions of oilfield pollution Wyoming senator contests new DEQ restrictions of oilfield pollution
Meanwhile…
DEQ says Aethon violated pollution limits at Moneta Divide
More energy news from around the region:
Lawmakers, consumers want more Colstrip details from NorthWestern Energy
Wyoming lawmakers move to protect workers, counties, against future coal bankruptcies
Paradox pipeline lives up to its name for Utah regulators
New Mexico activists question governor's climate change goals amid Permian Basin oil boom
Long fall from the top: Why investors aren’t betting on oil and gas
Controversy over turbine blades in Casper landfill is overblown, manager says
Cash-strapped farms are growing a new crop: Solar panels
Power companies don't want the Trump administration to reverse the mercury rule
Big bucks
Idaho, other Western states to study big game range land Idaho, other Western states to study big game range land
More wildlife news:
Brucellosis found in elk in Montana's Ruby Mountains
Smuggled elk poses a mystery for Montana wildlife officials
Oregon gov: Snake River dam removal critical to save salmon. Republicans say that’s too extreme.
Exotic—and illegal—fish found in the Animas River
Washington Fish and Wildlife commission considers ban on hunting competitions
What else we're reading today
Indigenous women face extra barriers when it comes to reproductive rights
Analysis: ‘Big government’ fears doom social problem fixes
Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that small towns are now building people homes
Plant-based diets and regenerative ag have sparked a pea and lentil renaissance
Utah representative proposes bill to stop payday lenders from taking bail money from borrowers
Utah lawmaker says designing cannabis program is like ‘tiptoeing through a minefield’
Colorado issues, like fracking and marijuana, divide the Democratic candidates for president
How warming winters are affecting everything
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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