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Sweet Thunder: Relieving a parched Butte

It’s not a long respite Morrie Morgan receives in Ivan Doig’s novel reissued this week in paperback, Sweet Thunder. We find him on honeymoon with his wife Grace, living off the gains made betting on the 1919 World Series game—he “intuited” the White Sox would renege on Charles Comiskey—but by Chapter Two he’s back in Butte, Montana to assume ownership ...

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Mystery solved: Boise’s BookLamp sold to Apple

Booklamp

The reasons behind the mysterious shutdown of Boise’s BookLamp — a firm developing analytical tools for the fast-moving book world — is now revealed, as the startup has been sold to Apple and will reportedly serve as developers of new iBook-related tools for the computing giant.

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Another Endangered Species in the New West: Cowboys

Cowboy

At last week’s National Western Stock Show in Denver, a new endangered species was spotted by veteran observers: cowboys, mirroring the decline of cattle and pastureland in the West.

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Pity the Poor Sage Grouse, A Symbol of the Times

Sage grouse, greater sage grouse

In the end, it’s not about the sage grouse, a rather modest little fowl that lives amongst sagebrush throughout the western United States. Instead, the continuing political battle over the sage grouse’s potential endangered listing is a symbolic clash all too common in the New West: environmental protections versus economic growth.

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Attempted Murder or Bad Hunting? Debate Rages Over Montanore Mine in Libby

Montmore Mine Location

Debate over the proposed Montanore Mine near Libby, Mont., officially turned up a notch in November and continues to rage with accusations of attempted murder — which are thin gruel at best.

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Colorado River drought impacting region — with no solution in sight

Colorado River

A battle over water related to Colorado River drought is looming, as states in the upper basin are expected to work to retain more flow despite the needs of Arizonans and Californians to preserve existing water levels.

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Magpul follows through on threat: jobs moving to Wyoming and Texas

The debate over Colorado's gun laws continues, as Magpul Industries followed through with a threat to leave Colorado.

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Little Opposition in State to Nearly Completed Utah NSA Data Center

BLUFFDALE, UTAH—Even now, you’d have a hard time finding a politician in Utah opposed to the construction of the Utah NSA Data Center in Bluffdale.

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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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Revisiting Fire History Studies

One of the cornerstones of current forest policy is the assumption that Western forests are outside of their normal density and appearance or what is termed “historic variability.” But a new look at fire history studies may challenge that assumption.

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