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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 16, 2017

Brett French, Billings Gazette

Today in New West news: chasing thunderbird art in Wyoming, Idaho wildlife plan approved, and Secretary Zinke finalizes controversial Utah coal lease.

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Western Chambers of Commerce Petition Gov To Start Outdoor REC Act Economic Study

bears ears

Numerous western chambers of commerce and local governments are petitioning the U.S. government to move forward with an Outdoor REC Act economic study.

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Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Interior Secretary

Courtesy of the Office of Ryan Zinke

U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) has been confirmed as Secretary of the Interior Department.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 27, 2017

MSU, Montana State University

Today in New West news: 406 Labs at Montana State University fosters startups; audio of Herbert, OIA call released; and UC Boulder researchers debut metamaterial providing “paper-thin air-conditioning.”

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 23, 2017

Helena MT Capitol at Sunruse by Jimmy Emerson_DVM Flickr

Today in New West news: Montana GOP chairman sounds alarm on all-mail ballot proposal, Senator Tester proposes expanding Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Utah oil and gas regulation bill “gutted,” and Boulder-based software startup raises $6.7M.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 5, 2017

Bruneau_Jarbridge_Owyhee Rivers Wilderness

Today in New West news: Zinke joins U.S. House to vote in favor of easing federal land transfer, Bozeman water group sues Montana DEQ over pollution standards, Wyoming mulls whether to legalize Tesla business model in state, and Colorado cybersecurity firm raises $6M.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 23, 2016

wind power, wind turbines, clean power plan

Today in New West news: license granted for $1B, 400-MW storage project in Montana as Reed Point wind farm gets NorthWestern contract; Denver energy company declares bankruptcy, and conservation plan finalized for desert tortoise habitat in southern Utah.

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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 Dec. 7, 2016

Courtesy of the Audubon Society

Today in New West news: thousands of snow geese die in Montana acid pit, Utah Rep. Rob Bishop lobbies for national monument revocations, and nominations open for Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 28, 2016

Courtesy of Johnson Nathan Strohe Architects

Today in New West news: Bozeman leaders discuss planning documents, MSU registers newly discovered bacterium for commercial use, federal dams and Northwest salmon, and Englewood’s new economic incentives program.

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