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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 30, 2017

Today in New West news: Black-Olive development in Bozeman gets conditional approval, new Boise stadium could generate $200M, and Forest Service plan to limit camping in parts of Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.

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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 10, 2016

Today in New West news: Bozeman bookstore wins international festival scholarship, portable treehouses, and Colorado biofuels co. runs into delays building Minnesota facility.

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Wet and Wonderful Camping at Our Aqua Oasis

When I go camping, I go looking for water. This goes back to my days growing up next to the Columbia River. Summer heat gave us two choices, picnic with the rattlesnakes or head for the cove and dive into delicious, cool refreshment. OK, so we were just downriver from the Hanford Nuclear Site where people worked in yellow suits and where my Grandpa’s cousin Neil did something top secret but what did we know? Back then we thought the government was looking out for us. If our plan was to seek the healing properties of water, this year the water seemed to come looking for us. I can report that for the first time in my life I had to bail out the old tent, not once but twice.

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Uncle Bob, Camp Counselor

My two kids, Rusty and Speaker, couldn’t wait for their cousin Kevin to show up, so they could all sleep outside in the screened-in porch. Rusty’s ten, Speaker’s eight, and Kevin is 13. Kevin is one of those kids who has been diagnosed with some disorder or syndrome or whatever, but to an old-schooler like me, he’s just plain crazy. I call him (not to his face) the Four-Foot Anti-Christ. A wild-ass Roman candle who spends his days looking for a Bic lighter. I swear to god, he’s at his happiest when he’s causing misery for someone else. You know, like a first wife.

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Joining The RV Nation

By Ken Wright We were boldly going where no one had gone before … Well, in a way no one – or none of us, anyway – has gone before. Where we were going was north. Our two-month mission: To explore the spine of our beloved Rocky Mountains, as far as we could get (and back) over the summer. How we were going, though, was the real adventure: In an RV.

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