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Another Endangered Species in the New West: Cowboys

Cowboy

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

NSA2

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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New West Daily Roundup for July 22, 2013

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

What’s making news in the New West today: Mike Enzi crushes Liz Cheney in first round of polling; the rebranding of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West; and more bear issues.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 9, 2013

Wind turbines farm

Making headlines in the New West today: the plan to implement Boulder wind energy may face capacity issues; a rush to secede in northeastern Colorado appears to be losing steam; and porn. Lots of porn.

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New from August Publications: One More Ride

One More Ride

On one level, One More Ride is a collection of stories and remembrances of a life spent on unique motorcycle journeys on the highways and byways of America. But One More Ride from Fred Milverstedt is more than a litany of motorcycle rides: it’s a remembrance of a noteworthy life, with various adventures and misadventures laid out in a fascinating ...

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New West Daily Roundup for July 8, 2013

Close-Up of Coal in Coal Cars

What’s making headlines in the New West today: the increased chances for big Western wildfires this summer and beyond; a potential political play by a Cheney; a Congressional inquiry into coal pricing; birthday times in Boise; and laptop hobos getting the boot in Denver.

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