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New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 3, 2016

Photo credit: Loren Kerns

Today in New West news: comment sought on Montana drought plan, “coffee for a cause” in Bozeman, Wyoming’s first Native American woman lawmaker?, and “Unbranded” highlight of Go West Film Festival.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 17, 2016

Instameet, June 2016

Today in New West news: limiting visitors to Zion National Park, Bozeman tech firm named one of 50 “Best Small Workplaces,” and Vail acquires Whistler Blackcomb.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 11, 2016

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Today in New West news: “spreading around” Colorado tourism, Toronto solar firm partners with Auric Solar, Utah Business’ Green Business Awards, and what Wyoming plans to do with their State Trade and Expansion Program grant.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 4, 2016

David Moskowitz, New York Times

Today in New West news: Idaho’s disappearing caribou, Wyoming ranked best place to start a business, and Charter Communications’ new office tower in Greenwood Village, CO.

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New West Daily Roundup for Sept. 30, 2016

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Today in New West news: OnXmap’s ROAM app, MSU celebrates new Ivan Doig acquisitions, an update on Rare Element Resources, and Utah genealogy company releases Portuguese language version of site.

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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 10, 2016

Photo credit: Amy Guth,

Today in New West news: Bozeman bookstore wins international festival scholarship, portable treehouses, and Colorado biofuels co. runs into delays building Minnesota facility.

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New West Daily Roundup for May 24, 2016

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Today in New West news: proposal to expand Bozeman’s Lark Hotel approved, an “energy bulletin” from the Cowboy State, and Utah’s outdoor recreation industry takes side in public lands debate.

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New West Daily Roundup for May 5, 2016

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Today in New West news: the best mountain towns in the U.S., Visit Big Sky unveils new smartphone app, Utah’s BragShare, Boulder-based Gaiam Inc. sells majority share of Natural Habitat Inc., and greenhouses at the new Simplot complex.

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Twilight on the Middle Fork

Impromptu adventures tend to be the finest. Case in point, last Friday afternoon I called a girlfriend to see if she’d like a reprieve from the August heat by taking a dip in Whitefish Lake. She upped the ante and offered me a spot on a raft for a twilight float on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Already dressed for playtime on the water, I added my lifejacket to my bag and made my way to my girlfriend’s to load dogs, coolers, and prep for our whitewater float.

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Squeezing through the Joint Trail at Canyonlands

I think the first time I heard anything about Chesler Park, I was being a non-productive REI employee and flipping through a copy of Peter Potterfield’s Classic Hikes of the World at the Paradise Valley store in Phoenix. A couple months later, I would move from Phoenix to Denver, on the way stopping at four of Utah’s five national parks, and hike through this incredible area for the first time. I’ve been back four times, and it’s a good seven-hour drive from my house in Denver.

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