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New West Daily Roundup for Sept. 15, 2016

Today in New West news: new Delta CEO says SLC key to airline’s future, Corson Distilling Systems Inc. in Boise, and Open Lands seeks $700K for Utah owl preserve.

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New West Daily Roundup for Sept. 6, 2016

Today in New West news: $180M general obligation bond for College of Western Idaho (CWI) to be on November 2016 ballot, hops in Bozeman, and “hive-to-plate” in Utah.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 26, 2016

Today in New West news: court rules against Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth, 2016’s “Best-Run Cities in America,” and UnitedHeathcare to purchase Rocky Mountain Health Plans.

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Mother Earth Brew Co. Setting Up Shop in Nampa, Idaho

downtown Boise

In the next year, California beer will be coming to Nampa, Idaho in a big way.

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Caravan to Cuba Stops in Idaho

It rolled into Nampa, Idaho right on time. A rag tag bunch of “caravanistas” on their way to Cuba in a big old hippie school bus. I was the featured speaker at the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho last night, addressing the 10 self-described “Cuba solidarity activists” and maybe 10 other interested Idahoans. I was supposed to talk about my recent visit to the island. What do you say to people who love Cuba as an idea? People who have never been there and have very little direct connection to the island, but are really into Cuba as an activist cliché. What do you say to Canadians, in general?

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Nampa Lavender Farm Blossoms into Full Flower Fest

I like periwinkle well enough as a flower-that-is-also-a-color. I like rose as well, but my favorite entry in that category is definitely lavender. So for the last couple of years I’ve been getting excited at the end of June because it marks the imminent Lakeside Lavender Festival in Nampa on the weekend of July 7. The Lakeside Lavender Farm, which is right next to Lake Lowell, has been in the Clark family for more than 80 years. But this is only the third year of the lavender fest. Who would have thought, just a few years ago, that six lavender plants would bloom into what is now a full-fledged festival.

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Nampa Starts Recycling

The city of Nampa is catching up with the rest of the sustainability-minded world. On Monday, the city implemented a curbside recycling program and trucks picked up the contents of locals’ blue bins for the first time. Nampans shouldn’t feel too bad about being recycling late bloomers – Boise, which started a program only several years ago, was also pretty late to join on the national recycling bandwagon, which took flight in the 1970s.

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State Board Approves Community College Petition

Southwest Idaho is getting schooled. At least they might. Someday. On Monday, the Idaho State Board of Education unanimously approved a petition to create a new community college district in southwest Idaho. The approval isn’t for a college, but it is a step in the right direction for community college advocates. It means that it is now possible to have an election to create a new taxing district, specifically designated to form and fund a new community college.

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Nampa Girl Silent for Pledge of Allegiance

There’s a young lady in Nampa that one who still uses the word would call a whippersnapper. Chandra Carlson, a fifth grader at Centennial Elementary, will not recite the Pledge of Allegiance at school. That’s not entirely correct; she will say it in English, but she won’t say it in the additionally requisite Spanish and German. "We said the Pledge of Allegiance in English and then started saying it in Spanish so I sat down," Chandra told KBCI News of her decision last week.

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Idaho Blogosphere Roundup

The Idaho political blogosphere is on fire with information, opinions, shenanigan alerts, braggodocio, polls, statistics, candidate marketing, links to ads and YouTube fun, event listings, election previews.....I'm exhausted just writing this. Red State Rebels is Julie Fanselow's progressive blog. 43rd State Blues is a progressive blog with entries by multiple bloggers. Congressional Quarterly is nonpartisan. Adam's Blog is conservative. The Sniff Test is A.K. Lienhart-Minnick's take on politics, mostly progressive. Liberal Idaho is from Chris. Right Mind, out of Moscow, is mostly conservative. Fort Boise from Tom von Alten is progressive. Companion blog to the Sagebrush Variety Show on Radio Free Moscow 92.5 KRFP-FM. Clayton Cramer's blog The Stupid Shall be Punished Ida Blue

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