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New West Daily Roundup for July 22, 2013

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

What’s making news in the New West today: Mike Enzi crushes Liz Cheney in first round of polling; the rebranding of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West; and more bear issues.

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Revisiting Fire History Studies

One of the cornerstones of current forest policy is the assumption that Western forests are outside of their normal density and appearance or what is termed “historic variability.” But a new look at fire history studies may challenge that assumption.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 9, 2013

wind power, wind turbines, clean power plan

Making headlines in the New West today: the plan to implement Boulder wind energy may face capacity issues; a rush to secede in northeastern Colorado appears to be losing steam; and porn. Lots of porn.

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New from August Publications: One More Ride

One More Ride

On one level, One More Ride is a collection of stories and remembrances of a life spent on unique motorcycle journeys on the highways and byways of America. But One More Ride from Fred Milverstedt is more than a litany of motorcycle rides: it’s a remembrance of a noteworthy life, with various adventures and misadventures laid out in a fascinating ...

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Allan Savory: Holistic Management in Grassland Management

For forty years Allan Savory has been promoting the idea that rangelands suffer from too much rest—in fact, Savory claims that if ungrazed by livestock grasslands will become decadent and die. His faith in Holistic Management to stimulate grassland health was examined at a recent conference in Boulder.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 8, 2013

coal

What’s making headlines in the New West today: the increased chances for big Western wildfires this summer and beyond; a potential political play by a Cheney; a Congressional inquiry into coal pricing; birthday times in Boise; and laptop hobos getting the boot in Denver.

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Wolf Delisting Premature: Wuerthner

Recently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced it would strip protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. As a result management for wolves will now largely be a state agency responsibility. The one exception is the Mexican wolf, a subspecies found in Arizona and New Mexico that will remain listed.

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New West Daily Roundup for June 14, 2013

What’s making headlines in the New West today: authorities suspect a person and not lightning caused the devastating Black Forest fire; a new study argues wolves don’t impact the Yellowstone elk population; a look at regional business trends, and the Yellowstone Club is back in the news — the gift that keeps on giving.

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Daily Roundup for March 23, 2013

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Debates over proper gun usage, windfalls to state coffers from gun-related tax proceeds, and unusual March snows are all making headlines across the New West footprint today.

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Treefort Music Fest Kicks Off Encore

Finn Riggins

If you’re going to Boise for the annual Treefort Music Fest, be sure to wear some feathers in your hair. Although it has been 45 years since the Summer of Love and Boise is no Haight-Ashbury, a music festival has arrived that has the young people of Idaho’s capital city unified in the possibility of a unique celebration. Some Treefort ...

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