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New West Daily Roundup for May 27, 2016

domobody

Today in New West news: Utah-based startup Domo turning heads with $2B valuation, Vertical Harvest opens in Jackson, WY; Alpha Natural Resources’ restructuring plan approved, and an update on Colstrip.

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New West Daily Roundup for May 25, 2016

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Today in New West news: Denise Juneau calls for six debates across Montana for House race, One Hour Translation expanding to Utah, an update on the Boise composting proposal, and liquidation starts at Sports Authority stores.

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New West Daily Roundup for May 13, 2016

MSU, Montana State University

Today in New West news: Montana State University receives $8 million pledge from Greg and Susan Gianforte, Pleasant Revolution bike/music tour planned for Pacific Northwest/California, and Denver-area housing development sells final unit after 58 years.

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New West Daily Roundup for May 5, 2016

mountain towns

Today in New West news: the best mountain towns in the U.S., Visit Big Sky unveils new smartphone app, Utah’s BragShare, Boulder-based Gaiam Inc. sells majority share of Natural Habitat Inc., and greenhouses at the new Simplot complex.

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New West Daily Roundup for Apr. 27, 2016

Boise, Idaho

Today in New West news: craft beer in the Treasure Valley, federal land bills before Senate subcommittee (including one about Owyhee wildernesses), and medical marijuana in Utah.

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USDA, Partners Unveil Sage Grouse Management Map

Sage grouse, greater sage grouse

The USDA’s NRCS is offering people across the West a handy new tool to help them understand and visualize sage grouse territory.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 4, 2016

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Today in New West news: debate over public land flares up as armed group moves onto Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, tiny homes in Colorado, and the best (and worst) cities to find a job.

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New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 12, 2015

Brigham Young University North Campus

In New West news: Brigham Young University ranks high in entrepreneurial studies, new Super Duck fossil provides missing link to Montana’s state dinosaur, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks considers letting people fish on Madison River year-round, and Forbes favorably ranks Denver and Utah in job growth.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 20, 2015

Colorado River

In New West News: Colorado unemployment drops to four percent, a Cold Water Climate Shield is being mapped across five states, the USDA wants to save Montana bees, and rent for apartments is up in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

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Evel Knievel At the Pearly Gates

We lost some interesting people last year. It was the death of Evel Knievel, the bunged up daredevil in the confederate-flag suit that hit closest to home. I was home from college after Evel’s famous jump over the Snake River in Twin Falls, Idaho, not far away. I thought he was cheating by claiming to jump the “Snake River Canyon.” He knew darned well that we’d all imagine Hell’s Canyon, a huge chasm deeper than the Grand Canyon but then, Evel was always one for exaggeration. “I hear Evel’s got a brother, Awful Knawful, who’s even better than he is,” Bud said confidentially. “There is no such person, Bud.” “I’d still like to see him.” There never was much point in arguing with Bud.

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