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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 30, 2016

Today in New West news: LogRhythm nets $50M in capital, Montana Gov. declares state of emergency over Yellowstone River, and Utah’s office of tourism director wins national leadership award.

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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 Aug. 23, 2016

Today in New West news: whitefish parasite in Idaho, Utah Community Action Program, road changes coming to SLC International Airport, and Frontier Airlines may pursue IPO.

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In Memoriam: Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison

It is with heavy hearts that we report Jim Harrison has passed away yesterday at the age of 78.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 28, 2015

Today in New West news: climate change and Idaho agriculture, renting vs. buying in Colorado, beer prices in Bozeman, and the merits of Livingston’s Murray Hotel according to Anthony Bourdain.

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A County Near Yellowstone Falls Apart Over Planning

Park County exists in a high-profile neighborhood. With its county seat being Livingston, the Sangri-la for anglers and literati set hard against the banks of the Yellowtone River and its southern reaches stretching into Yellowstone National Park, Park County, Montana derives enormous pride from the fact that its geographic heart is a dell known as Paradise Valley. But no paradise in the modern world -- certainly none in the West -- has remained intact without human efforts to protect it. In this county, many observers claim, there remains a gaping intellectual disconnect between planning and stewardship with the definitive wedge being a largely laissez-faire approach to real estate development. Park County could be considered a model for how planning efforts across the West have crumbled into hostility and lawsuits. In the comprehensive and insightful story that follows, David Nolt, senior editor for the Livingston Weekly, examines how the topics of growth and land subdivision have caused fracture lines to emerge, leading its residents to engage in some long-overdue soul searching. -- Todd Wilkinson

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Montana Newspaper Editor Calls Bozeman ‘Butt Ugly’

Bozeman, Montana has always assumed an air of superiority when referencing Livingston— that smaller neighboring, bare-knuckled, blue-collar, railroad and river town on the eastern side of Bozeman Pass along Interstate 90. Back and forth across the Pass, the friendly civic jeering has gone on for years, like crowds at a high school football game heckling one another from opposite sides of the field. Now, in another act of attempted one upsmanship, a fresh barb has been cast at Bozeman in the form of an editorial hand grenade lobbed by Stephen Matlow, managing editor of the Livingston Enterprise. "Once a beautiful town in an ideal setting," Matlow wrote, "it has now turned into something butt-ugly where any Californian would feel comfortable."

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Expulsion Of Three Students Causes Livingston, Montana To Ponder Its Quaint, Innocent Identity

"I've never felt in Livingston so harsh a reaction, that's been so vitriolic, downright venomous. It isn't the supportive response of a community. It's a negative chastisement of the schools in general and individuals in the school. It's almost like a feeding frenzy." —Livingston, Montana English teacher Roger Powalisz This Montana river town romanticized nationwide for its enclave of novelists, movie stars, trout anglers, and visual artists is today grappling with a recent outbreak of juvenile delinquency at the local high school. Over the past month, three students at Park High School in Livingston, Montana have been expelled. Two of the cases involved students bringing guns to campus and the latest stemmed from a teenager allegedly punching a teacher. "In addition to the expulsion," writes Bozeman Chronicle reporter Scott McMillion in a story titled Third expulsion at Park High raises questions, "Principal Eric Messerli drew shock and ridicule last month when he gave a male student a wedgie at a soccer match, an event that attracted press coverage and provided fodder for comedians as far away as England." These events happened on top of a recent homicide in the community and the discovery of a local teen's body who disappeared last winter after setting out on a long walk along the Yellowstone River drainage. The latter was ruled accidental and attributed to exposure to the cold elements. The recent events at the high school have everyone in the community talking.

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I Am the Law, Son

Sometimes, when you have power, you gotta work to abuse it. Especially when you're the mayor of a small Southern Utah city like Kanab. There's not a hell of a lot to do there, you know. Even when you're mayor, apparently. No ribbons to cut. Precious little graft-ertainment. Too few serfs and scant excuses to hassle them. Definitely not enough rabble-rousers, agitators, dissenters. So Mayor Kim Lawson, sitting in his office waiting for some action, probably screamed like a Showcase Showdown winner when he read 17-year-old newspaper columnist's Matt Livingston's indictment of his "Family Vision for the City of Kanab" resolution. Suddenly, he's inspired. He'll write a letter, maybe two.

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The Independent Media Room

by Seonaid Campbell Susan Connell has created a free speech zone at 106 North 2nd Street, in Livingston, Montana. It’s called the Independent Media Room and it would make First Amendment advocates proud. The 216 square-foot bookshop sells a variety of print media usually only available in big cities. The texts, independently created and published, buck the corporate system, and so does Susan’s shop.

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