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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 5, 2015

Courtesy of Visit Castle Rock

Here’s your New West news: how Castle Rock became ballet shoe mecca, Albuquerque firms see export business expand, Colorado addresses new statewide ozone regulations, Denver-based Smashburger has its eyes on Egypt, and Montana’s cottage food industry sees changes.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 2, 2015

downtown Boise

Today in New West News: two Boise-based businesses help people recovering from mastectomies, Montana senators are in a furor over the Land and Water Conservation Fund, mining contaminants threaten Lake Koocanusa, a district judge has blocked new drilling regulations, and five eastern Montana schools receive humanities funding.

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New West Daily Roundup for Sept. 22, 2015

Sage grouse

In today’s New West: Feds pass on declaring the sage grouse as an endangered species, while Billings decides whether to authorize up to $45 million in upgrades to Billings Logan International Airport.

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New West Daily Roundup for Sept. 16, 2015

Downtown Salt Lake City

Today’s news in the New West: Utah’s strong economy can be attributed to a rise in professional and business services; a tech entrepreneur is cleared in a Montana political case; and Bozeman celebrates 35 years of growth in the optics industry.

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Another Endangered Species in the New West: Cowboys


At last week’s National Western Stock Show in Denver, a new endangered species was spotted by veteran observers: cowboys, mirroring the decline of cattle and pastureland in the West.

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New For 2014: New West Books

Goliath Staggered

Some exciting news to pass along: We’re announcing the debut of New West Books and a first title, Goliath Staggered: How the People of Highway 12 Conquered Big Oil.

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Pity the Poor Sage Grouse, A Symbol of the Times

Sage grouse

In the end, it’s not about the sage grouse, a rather modest little fowl that lives amongst sagebrush throughout the western United States. Instead, the continuing political battle over the sage grouse’s potential endangered listing is a symbolic clash all too common in the New West: environmental protections versus economic growth.

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Attempted Murder or Bad Hunting? Debate Rages Over Montanore Mine in Libby

Montmore Mine Location

Debate over the proposed Montanore Mine near Libby, Mont., officially turned up a notch in November and continues to rage with accusations of attempted murder — which are thin gruel at best.

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Magpul follows through on threat: jobs moving to Wyoming and Texas

The debate over Colorado's gun laws continues, as Magpul Industries followed through with a threat to leave Colorado.

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Little Opposition in State to Nearly Completed Utah NSA Data Center


BLUFFDALE, UTAH—Even now, you’d have a hard time finding a politician in Utah opposed to the construction of the Utah NSA Data Center in Bluffdale.

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