In 2020, the press was filled with stories about droves of wealthy out-of-staters fleeing cities and the pandemic and moving to the Mountain West. Two new reports complicate that narrative.

Bobbi Shongutsie


The decline in popularity of fossil fuels has gotten some Wyomingites interested in alternative economic markets.

In Colorado Springs, The Place is a shelter for young people experiencing homelessness. The pandemic has only increased the number of individuals who are unhoused, but in the early days of lockdowns, The Place’s outreach team had trouble finding youth.

Wyoming residents will be able to apply for rental assistance starting this week, taking advantage of a program backed by federal COVID relief money.

Bureau of Land Management Elko District Office

Last year was one of the worst wildfire seasons on record in the West. But certain seeding treatments may help prevent more fires in the future.

Anthony Carnahan

Conserving energy is important for bears, especially in the fall, when they're getting ready for hibernation. According to new research, their travel habits have a lot to do with that goal.

Sheridan College

Sheridan College has been honored by the Arbor Day Foundation for its tree management practices. It's the eighth consecutive year the college has received the Tree Campus USA distinction and was the first in the state to do so.

Sheridan College Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Zack Houck said there are 44 varieties and 23 different species of trees, with more than 500 trees total on campus.

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Powder River Basin Resource Council

A number of conservation groups are joining the legal battle over President Biden's oil and gas leasing pause, filing a motion to defend the president's actions.

Scott Wing

One scientist thought he wasn't going to be able to go out into the field due to the pandemic, so he started looking for fossil plants from his desktop.

Wyoming Department of Health - State of Wyoming

Since the start of the pandemic, some Wyoming residents and business owners have indicated that state officials, especially the Governor and the state health officer, had a heavy handed approach to health orders.