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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 28, 2015

Today in New West news: climate change and Idaho agriculture, renting vs. buying in Colorado, beer prices in Bozeman, and the merits of Livingston’s Murray Hotel according to Anthony Bourdain.

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Land And Water Conservation Fund Poised To Become Law Again

Don’t call it a comeback: the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) could rise from legal oblivion if Congress passes the omnibus spending bill.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 16, 2015

Today in New West news: Christina Henderson of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance, the Paris climate talks and Wyoming, and checking up on Denver’s commercial real estate market.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 11, 2015

Downtown Salt Lake City

Here’s your New West news: Utah could be the first state with a “serious” air pollution problem, Denver and Frontier Airlines reconcile as the company seeks to change flights between the Colorado capital and Bozeman, MT; and Denver housing prices reportedly at the “bubble” threshold.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 10, 2015

Here’s your New West news: Colorado small business ownership, a follow-up regarding Yellowstone grizzlies, legal ambiguity enters Utah public lands debate, and could Montana lose a county?

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New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 16, 2015

Credit: Larry Johnson, "Denver Skyline at Sunset," December 17, 2009

Here in New West news: seven Colorado businesses ranked in this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 500, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will open the Madison River to year-round fishing, and Idaho winemakers seek federal recognition for a new winemaking region.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 26, 2015

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. 19, 2015

Today in New West News: Montana’s wildfire fund comprises a whopping $86 million, Utah’s food inspection system is under fire, Colorado has lost its largest nonprofit health insurer, and apartment, single-family home rents are on the rise in Denver.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 12, 2015

Today in New West news: Colorado ski resorts are investigating their drone policies, Big Sky Resort posts record summer revenue, a Boulder-based soup company is seeing its products hit Target shelves nationwide, and CPI Card Group Inc. has gone public.

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Bozeman Leader Responds To His Town’s Impugned Honor

It definitely touched a raw nerve. When Stephen Matlow, editor of the Livingston Enterprise newspaper, wrote an editorial recently calling high and mighty Bozeman, Montana "butt ugly", a town rapidly losing its community soul, many citizens residing in Matlow's intended target reacted with the outrage of defensiveness. Current Bozeman City Commissioner Steve Kirchhoff, a former mayor and home-grown community leader who was once a school teacher in urban Chicago but in the 1990s with his physician wife decided to return to his native town to raise their family, took Matlow's semi-satirical observations to heart. And Kirchhoff's own assessment may surprise you. Like former Missoula Mayor Dan Kemmis [now director of the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West], Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and others, Kirchhoff believes that what defines the modern West is not just the innovative approaches being employed to make money or selling real estate -- an improvement over the boom and bust days of frontier gold rushes -- but its capacity to see community as something more than economic, social and religious homogeneity. For Kirchhoff, it's the stuff that doesn't appear on ledger books that matters just as much as what's visible in statistics to bean counters. —Todd Wilkinson

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