Masks Mask-Wearing Has Increased The Most In The Mountain West, Survey Suggests By Madelyn Beck • Sep 3, 2020 The Mountain West has seen the largest increase in mask-wearing over the last few months than any other region, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Listen Listening... / Researchers Say Rural Culture Affects Use Of Seatbelts (And Maybe Masks, Too) By Madelyn Beck • Aug 16, 2020 Only about 20% of Americans live in rural areas, but that’s where 30% of driving and 45% of fatal traffic accidents happen. Listen Listening... / Click 'play' to hear the audio version of this story. Doctor Tells Montanans to 'Cowboy Up, Mask Up' By Nate Hegyi • Jul 31, 2020 This story was powered by America Amplified, a public radio initiative.A physician based in Missoula, Mont., has a message for libertarian-minded skeptics of the pandemic – cowboy up and mask up. Listen Listening... / Click 'play' to hear the audio version of this story. With New Addition Of Colorado, Half Of Mountain West Now Mandates Masks In Public By Rae Ellen Bichell • Jul 19, 2020 Colorado is the latest state in the Mountain West to issue a mask requirement, joining Nevada and New Mexico. Gov. Sisolak Announces Masks Are Mandatory In Public Settings By Lucia Starbuck • Jun 25, 2020 Eric Marks / This Is Reno Nevada has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases and a steady increase in hospitalizations for the virus since the state entered phase two of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s reopening plan. In an effort to curb the spread, the governor signed a directive Wednesday that requires people to wear masks while in public, effective Friday. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck covered the governor’s press conference this week for our media partner This Is Reno, and has the details.