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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 5, 2015

Courtesy of Visit Castle Rock

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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