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New West Daily Roundup for Sept. 2, 2016

RMPBS, Tryba Architects, Denver

Today in New West news: $1.5M loan approved for Rocky Mountain PBS, predator control study, sage grouse guidelines, and two Western Slope coal plants to shutter.

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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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Super Bowl With the In-Laws

“Well, look who finally decided to wake up!” I’m bombarded with jibes and fake derision as I shuffle to the dining room table in my sweats, eyes half crusted shut, sporting some morning wood, feeling around for a coffee cup. It’s almost noon. Barb and the kids are sitting around the table with her parents, plotting activities for the rest of the day. It’s Super Bowl Sunday. Someone hands me a mug of hot coffee. I sip. Barb’s mom (also named Barb) suggests that sleep is filling the void created by the lack of normal home activities, like folding laundry, washing dishes, and picking up dogshit in the yard. She’s right, of course. In fact, I took a little stroll around the neighborhood yesterday, looking for some freelance dogshit action. Hmm. That might be the name of my next band: Freelance Dogshit Action.

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Predator Control Once Again Comes Within The Crosshairs Of Critics

Like cattle branding, the aerial gunning of coyotes has been an annual tradition in the West, carried out to clear the landscape of canid predators that eat newborn calves and lambs. A recent episode of aerial gunning in southeastern Arizona brings several questions to the forefront again: Is aerial gunning a biologically and fiscally effective means of controlling coyotes? Should it be carried out on federal publics lands and if the answer to the question is yes, then who should pay for it?

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