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Colstrip, Montana: Bellweather for America’s Energy Future?

More than a town, Colstrip, Montana may be a bellweather of the United States’ energy future, as coal continues to decline.

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Salt Lake City and Boise Top Forbes List For Young Professionals

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Salt Lake City, UT and Boise, ID have nabbed the top spots, respectively, in Forbes’ “America’s 25 Best Cities For Young Professionals In 2017” list.

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Interior Department Seeks Public Comment on National Monuments

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The Department of the Interior is seeking public comment on 27 national monuments established in the past 20 years.

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Patagonia Threatens Litigation Over National Monument Review

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Patagonia has threatened to sue the Trump Administration over its recent call for a national monument review.

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New West Roundup for April 6, 2017

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Today in New West news: Interior scraps Obama-era coal royalty rule as it questions how Wyoming spends mine reclamation funds, Montana counties face challenges organizing special election, Bozeman delays Black-Olive vote, and Utah Supreme Court upholds Tesla decision.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 13, 107

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Today in New West news: Utah passes liquor law changes, most visited national parks of 2016, and Montana Republican and Libertarian nominate candidates.

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

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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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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 1, 2016

Today in New West news: outdoor recreation to factor into U.S. GDP through new bill and new research questions effectiveness of “baiting” mountain pine beetles.

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New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 29, 2016

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Today in New West news: wind advocates challenge BPA over Montana’s Clearwater Wind farm, Vestas Wind Systems grows U.S. market share, reforesting whitebark pine, and Utah tax code cost schools $1.2 billion over two decades.

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New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 28, 2016

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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