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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 4, 2016

Today in New West news: Idaho’s disappearing caribou, Wyoming ranked best place to start a business, and Charter Communications’ new office tower in Greenwood Village, CO.

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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 9, 2016

Today in New West news: two CSU members honored as “2016 Women of Vision,” Vail Resorts Inc. buying Canada’s biggest ski area, and Bozeman to temporarily ban vacation rental permits.

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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 Apr. 29, 2016

Bozeman

Today in New West news: greenhouse tomatoes and fashion trucks in Bozeman, and the distillery boom in Utah.

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Canada’s Icefields Parkway: Pure Backcountry Front Country

After driving almost 1,200 miles straight from Denver, CO to Lake Louise, Alberta on our way to the Icefields Parkway of Canada, a vicious snowstorm struck not ten miles from the entrance. Slush flooded the road and dove-sized flakes clogged our windshield wipers, and we saw car after car turn around -- perhaps most disconcertingly of all, nearly all of them bore Alberta or B.C. plates. When we stopped at a gas station in Lake Louise, the storm had broken but the roads still looked awful. I asked the rotund and bored-looking Esso attendant whether she thought the Parkway would be opened, and she replied with a nonplussed "yes" -- as if I'd asked her whether Canadians liked Tim Horton's. Briefly Rob and I considered that she might be trying to lead us to our frozen American doom. But to turn back would be defeat, and we hadn't time to wait a day and attempt this again. Sure enough, Highway 93 was open for business its entire length, from Lake Louise to Jasper, Alberta. It was on.

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