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New West Roundup for April 13, 2017

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Today in New West news: the mighty Moabosaurus, Qualtrics raises $180M while Boulder toy company rakes in $35.4M, and an update on Black-Olive in Bozeman.

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Megafloods, Science and Heresy

Despite their best efforts at logging, paving and otherwise terraforming the Columbia Gorge into a strip of McMansions, developers still have nothing to compare with the havoc wreaked by nature. I’m talking about the floods that geologists say roared down from Montana, along the Columbia and scouring the Gorge in ancient times. The waters were said to have topped what’s now Crown Point. NOVA, the premier public broadcasting science program, has produced a show on the “mystery of the megafloods.”? These floods helped carve out the Columbia Gorge — but this is also a story about how geologic heresy became the accepted standard.

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