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Zion National Park Mulls Possible Reservation System

Zion National Park is weighing whether to have visitors make reservations to go hiking and picnic in the park—a first in the national park system.

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New West Daily Roundup for Apr. 3, 2017

Today in New West news: Rocky Mountain National Park sup. speaks about challenges facing national parks, Montana plants wheat while Wyoming considers hemp, and Utah court preserves federal protections for state prairie dogs.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 20, 2016

bears ears

Today in New West news: SITLA sells land in proposed Bears Ears monument, Yellowstone River parasite found in seven Montana rivers, and Denver tech co. nabs $115M investment.

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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 May 9, 2016

Downtown Denver

Today in New West news: the leaders of Denver’s pot industry, CDC chides Chipotle lawyer, game and fish controversy in Idaho, and Wyoming to sell state land in Grand Teton National Park.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 24, 2016

Grand Tetons

Today in New West news: environmental groups sue to put hunting on hold in Grand Teton inholdings, funding cuts hit Montana Forest Service, and CoorsTek to build new facility in Golden, CO.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 9, 2015

In New West news: Albuquerque real estate is growing but still lags behind western counterparts, genetically pure bison will return to northern Colorado, Toys for Tots and marijuana dispensaries compete for warehouse space, Wyoming loses one of two Affordable Care Act insurers, and a Wyoming U.S. Representative wants more paddling in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

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Grand Teton National Park Open For Winter Season

Winter season in Jackson Hole means more than just skiing at the resorts. We also have wonderful winter access to public lands, including Grand Teton National Park. Whether you’re interested in peak-bagging and skiing some fantastic alpine lines or just getting out and about for some kicking and gliding or snowshoeing, “the park,” as its known to locals, offers a great variety. As of Wednesday, December 19, Grand Teton National Park is officially open for the winter season. Backcountry skiing and snowboarding are allowed throughout the park, except in winter wildlife closure areas. You can find out about those areas by visiting And other than the standard park entrance fee, no further permit is required for skiing, unless your trip involves an over-nighter. If so, you’ll need to obtain a non-fee permit at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center.

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Are Trends In Jackson Hole Applicable To Other Western Towns?

Jackson Hole has been largely insulated from many of the economic hiccups swirling in the outside world around it. The Tetons, though, also have served as a bellwether for assessing how ultra-wealthy communities relate to the landscape and neighboring towns, creating their own ripple effect. In this piece, ace economic commentator Jonathan Schechter looks into his crystal ball for the coming year and makes some predictions about what might lay ahead for his home valley. Will the bursting national real estate bubble have an impact on Jackson Hole and what might the popping portend for other similar outdoor-oriented economies in the Rockies? Realtors, take note. Something else: Jackson Hole's economy is going green.

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