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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 1, 2016

bison, stephens creek

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 Jan. 26, 2016

root9B, Colorado Springs, cybersecurity

Today in New West news: Colorado Springs-based root9B named world’s best cybersecurity company, Columbia Falls-based ViZn Energy Systems to produce battery for Idaho National Laboratory, MT Gov. announces interim Clean Power Plan council, and Montana’s unemployment fell to four percent in December.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 25, 2016

windmill, wind power, energy, clean power plan

Today in New West news: federal appeals panel upholds Clean Power Plan, an update on the Bears Ears battle, and the U.S. Senate fails to overrule veto regarding new Waters of the United States initiative.

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Montana Governor, Industry Reps Respond to Coal Moratorium

Close-Up of Coal in Coal Cars

No surprise here: reps from Montana, one of the leading coal producers in the U.S., has spoken out against the Obama Administration’s coal lease moratorium.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 15, 2016

Downtown Denver

Today in New West news: Chipotle to close all stores February 8 for E. coli meetings, tensions mount over expanding Yellowstone bison territory, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game mistakenly collars wolves during an elk-collaring project.

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Obama Administration Announces New Coal Lease Moratorium


Today, the Obama administration announced a moratorium on new coal mining leases on federal land.

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Governor Steve Bullock Announces Launch of Montana Business Navigator

Helena MT Capitol at Sunruse by Jimmy Emerson_DVM Flickr

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has announced the launch of the Montana Business Navigator, a new online service aimed at business owners and entrepreneurs.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 11, 2016

Credit: Larry Johnson, "Denver Skyline at Sunset," December 17, 2009

Today in New West news: shareholders sue Chipotle, Idaho 2020’s mission for the Gem State, an update on former MT Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, and Utah’s coyote bounty system under fire.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 8, 2016

downtown bozeman 2013

Today in New West news: Bozeman’s new mayor outlines plans for the city, predicting atmospheric inversions in Utah, and the changing face of Denver’s renting class.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 7, 2016

cheyenne wyoming capitol by Ken Lund flickr

Today in New West news: Wyoming lawmakers consider further renovating state capitol building, conservation groups demand U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue monitoring wolves in Idaho and Montana, and a district judge throws out marijuana credit union suit.

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