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New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 5, 2015

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Today in New West news: Denise Juneau announces bid for U.S. House of Representatives, Liberty Media mulls entering the streaming business, the Forest Service is looking at land for Custer Gallatin National Forest, and Devron Energy posts huge losses after increasing oil extraction in Wyoming.

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New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 3, 2015

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Today in New West News: “genetically pure” bison in Colorado, what’s new about Boise State’s College of Innovation and Design, and what a Billings-area man is doing with Russian olive trees.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 29, 2015

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Today in the New West: Idaho’s lieutenant governor on searching for a new Director of Commerce, Aurora’s Gaylord Rockies Hotel gets an influx of development money, and a Ramaco coal mine planned for Sheridan, Wyoming is stuck in court.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 26, 2015

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Today in New West News: Wyoming provides the background to Pixar’s new film, Colorado politicians divided over Clean Power Plan lawsuit, Bozeman’s getting another brewery, and Colorado drops plans to ramp up mountain lion hunting.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 13, 2015

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Here’s your New West news: the U.S. Census Bureau ranked New Mexico fourth in startup growth, Colorado’s second-largest power company is embracing solar, bears are dying on Montana highways at an unprecedented rate, Montana’s wood products industry is dreading the expiration of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement, a Missoula-based sensor company is investing in Climate Smart, and Buffalo Bill will ...

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 9, 2015

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In New West news: Albuquerque real estate is growing but still lags behind western counterparts, genetically pure bison will return to northern Colorado, Toys for Tots and marijuana dispensaries compete for warehouse space, Wyoming loses one of two Affordable Care Act insurers, and a Wyoming U.S. Representative wants more paddling in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 5, 2015

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Here’s your New West news: how Castle Rock became ballet shoe mecca, Albuquerque firms see export business expand, Colorado addresses new statewide ozone regulations, Denver-based Smashburger has its eyes on Egypt, and Montana’s cottage food industry sees changes.

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Fish and Wildlife Service Line Items Taxpayer Spending On Imperiled Species

As the debate over the success and cost of recovering imperiled species continues to heat up on Capital Hill, the US. Fish and Wildlife Service this week presented a report that offers some insight into how much taxpayers spend on trying to safeguard certain listed species. The estimates are certain to spark even more controversy as some say not nearly enough is being spent to protect plants and animals from extinction while others say that if species can't persist as a result of human intrusion they deserve to wink out.

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BLM’s Sweetheart Deal in Wyoming: Let the Embarassment Begin

The Bureau of Land Management cut an inappropriate sweetheart deal with a Thermopolis, Wyoming rancher who had been accused of numerous violations relating to grazing on public lands, according to an Interior Department Inspector General's report. A detailed story in the Billings Gazette seems to confirm the worst fears of those who believe the Bush Administration is selling out public lands for the benefit of business cronies.

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