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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 20, 2017

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Today in New West news: Utah Republican in hot water over equal pay comments, an update on Billings’ One Big Sky Center, and Wyoming regulators may start screening CBM operators.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 6, 2017

Missoula by Mica Sheldon_Flickr

Today in New West news: 15 Montana companies to watch, Salt Lake City unveils solar deployment plan, new angel fund in Wyoming, and WY legislature kills wind bill.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 9, 2016

Helena MT Capitol at Sunruse by Jimmy Emerson_DVM Flickr

Today in New West news: Helena reconsidering gender restrictions in certain public accommodations, lone snow goose has Montana officials optimistic, South African gold company buys Colorado platinum miner, and SBA opens new Wyoming office in Casper.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 31, 2016


Today in New West news: CenturyLink to buy Level 3 Communications for $25B, Missoula’s old parking meters being sold, and charting Casper, WY’s future.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 26, 2016


Today in New West news: court rules against Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth, 2016’s “Best-Run Cities in America,” and UnitedHeathcare to purchase Rocky Mountain Health Plans.

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New West Daily Roundup for May 19, 2016

evansville refinery near casper wy

Today in New West news: verbal showdown over coal in Casper, Durango City Council approves Animas River Alert and Notification Plan, and an update on the Gianforte donation to MSU.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 12, 2016


Today in New West news: Arch Coal and Wyoming agree to self-bonding deal, MT Gov. on Weyerhaeuser relocating certain jobs, and Oskar Blues almost a national brand.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 1, 2016

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Today in New West news: lawsuit brought over bison operations in Yellowstone National Park, the state of Montana’s economy, and New Western well-being.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 1, 2015

Downtown Salt Lake City

Here’s your New West news: Colorado startups exude optimism under pessimistic circumstances during Startup Week, Rocky Mountain Power is under fire, and Madrid-based Tolsa Group is restarting bentonite operations around Wyoming.

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A Rural Westerner Reflects On Life Behind The Lens

Photos by Marion Dickinson.

Marion Dickinson of Greybull, Wyoming is one of New West's most prolific commentors. She grew up on the edge of the Wind River Indian Reservation more than half a century ago. A midwife and a nurse by training who spent years working for the Indian Health Service, she has a perspective on her native region reflecting that of many rural Westerners and her postings frequently take aim at the positions of environmental groups, chafing her intended targets. One can agree with Dickinson or challenge the veracity of her claims, but what most readers don't know is that she possesses a skilled eye as a wildlife and nature photographer. A vivacious septuagenarian—Marion is 70!— her images have landed on the pages of some of the widest-circulation conservation magazines in America. We've asked Dickinson to reflect on her own encounters with the natural world and how they inform her approach to the lens. In the essay which follows, she offers a little background about her life and how she finally earned enough money to make the switch from film cameras to digital.

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