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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 31, 2016

Today in New West news: climate change and the pika, Wyoming sage grouse numbers up, and Blue Marble Biomaterials brings home the bacon.

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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 29, 2016

Today in New West news: CO oil-and-gas proposals just miss ballot requirement, Stryd wins “the Olympics of sports startups,” online startups in Provo and Sandy, UT, and an update on the Yellowstone River closure.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 29, 2016

Today in New West news: U.S. plans to “speed up” drilling permits on federal/Indian lands, Chipotle’s entering the burger business, Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems launches hiring spree, and Cleverywhere launches dual headquarters in Salt Lake City, New York.

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New West Daily Roundup for June 1, 2016

Today in New West news: Jack Horner leaving Museum of the Rockies, Utah app hopes to streamline search for odd jobs, and Wyoming oil companies optimistic regarding market’s future.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 22, 2016

Today in New West news: WY Gov. Matt Mead calls for cybersecurity funding, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game plans to monitor “mistakenly” collared wolves, Southwestern Energy Co. plans big layoffs, and Denver’s great hotel year.

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Burns Moves to Stop New Drilling On Rocky Mountain Front

Sen. Conrad Burns inserted language into the 2007 Interior Appropriations Bill today that would prevent all new oil and gas leases on federal land along the Rocky Mountain Front. Stoney Burk, a Choteau-based attorney and a member of the Coalition to Protect the Rocky Mountain Front said quite simply, "I can say without hesitation that we're all very, very excited." "This is extremely good news -- for us and for Montana," he said. Choteau taxidermist Roy Jacobs added that the news was good "not only for Montana, but for the whole nation."

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Gas Pains In Colorado’s Forests

The ramp up in natural gas drilling in the White River National Forest is forcing those in charge of caring for the national parks near Rifle to ask for more help. "There's no way we'll be able to keep up with it and keep up with your expectations for caring for the land…" forest Supervisor Maribeth Gustafson told Pitkin County Commissioners this week. “"I don't believe we'll be able to say 'stop.'"

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