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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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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 3, 2017

bears ears

Today in New West news: Bears Ears National Monument and Bonneville Salt Flats, and Wyoming public lands amendment marches toward legislature ahead of public opposition.

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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 16, 2016

One Big Sky Center

Today in New West news: One Big Sky Center proposed for downtown Billings, methane “hot spot” in New Mexico, Xcel Energy poised to strike big renewable energy deal with Colorado, and Canyon Country Discovery Center opening in Monticello, Utah.

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Long Live the Zephyr

Jim Stiles, editor of southern Utah’s esteemed Canyon Country Zephyr, arrived at some of the same conclusions about the future of southern Utah as I have, albeit from a different direction. Mainly, we’ve both noted, and written about, and grown tired of the economic model of billionaires and corporations with their myriad earth-unfriendly agendas paying their dues to Washington D.C.-based corporate environmental organizations and then getting a greenwash pass to wreak environmental havoc.

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Moab’s Jim Stiles: Calling Them As He Sees Them

Edward Abbey’s polemic Desert Solitaire had such a powerful effect on Jim Stiles that he moved to Moab to be closer to the redrock weirdness of southern Utah which has since come to be known as “Abbey’s Country” and took up a job as a seasonal park ranger in Arches National Park, just as Edward Abbey had. And then he quit that position—too much emphasis on providing access and not enough on leaving “the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein…unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations,” as the Park Service’s organic act would have it—and started his own alternative newspaper, the Canyon Country Zephyr. The first issue came out on March 14th, 1989, the day Edward Abbey died.

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Third Annual Moab Folk Festival Starts Tomorrow

By Tracie Sullivan The Moab Folk Festival may only be in its third year, but already it has gained national recognition. Each November for the last three years music lovers from all over the country have come to this historic Utah town, drawing in some of the nation’s top folk musicians.

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