Rural jobs continue to rebound in much of the West

Several areas across the rural West saw noticeable gains in employment in the year preceding June 2015, but others, such as Alaska, suffered losses in the same period, keeping that state’s jobless rate above the national average. Read more

America’s tallest peak to be renamed Denali

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, with President Obama’s approval, signed a “secretarial order” to officially change the name of the tallest mountain in North America from McKinley to Denali. Read more

Verde Valley, Ariz., a possible model for rural communities eyeing a recreation economy

Arizona’s rural leaders seeking to improve their local economies might have a strong role model in the Verde River, which overcame pollution and now serves as a recreation hub in the central part of the state. Read more

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