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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 4, 2016

Today in New West news: Idaho’s disappearing caribou, Wyoming ranked best place to start a business, and Charter Communications’ new office tower in Greenwood Village, CO.

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New West Daily Roundup for Sept. 7, 2016

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Today in New West news: veterans guarding Colorado marijuana shops and Montana Native Americans studying health of tribe members across state.

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New West Daily Roundup for Sept. 1, 2016

Today in New West news: Bozeman tech startup Centricient receives $6.5M, retrofitting Colstrip, and Sports Authority execs reportedly receive $1.5M in checks amid bankruptcy filing.

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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 22, 2016

Today in New West news: tensions high between homeless living in national forests and nearby towns, the parasite that killed thousands of Yellowstone whitefish, and Routt County Treasurer rejects tax payment from Peabody Energy.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 28, 2016

Today in New West news: Vertical Harvest offers innovative produce solution in Jackson, EPA releases final water-monitoring plan for Gold King Mine spill, and Utah’s new “Road to Mighty” initiative.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 23, 2016

Today in New West news: Dr. Jim Hill steps down from CU medical school amid Coca-Cola funding scandal, an update on Peabody Energy and Arch Coal, and Denver-based Emerald Oil Inc. declares bankruptcy.

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A Primer On Climate Change From The NY Times Andy Revkin

When it comes to writing about climate change and the continuing evolution of the political discussion in America, no reporter does it better or more astutely than Andrew Revkin of The New York Times. Andy's work is crackerjack and he, too, has been a reader of the reports on climate change that have appeared here at New West. As a journalistic colleague and friend, I have the utmost respect for his work. The following is a note that Andy passed along today and New West readers should find it to be of great interest, for it illustrates how the discussion over global warming is light years ahead of the so-called "debate" occurring in the Rockies. Here are a couple of links, based on Andy's suggestion, you're sure to enjoy.

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Has Your Ville Come Of Age As A ‘Latte Town’?

Heaven knows that folks in the go-go West love their cups of morning java. We are as addicted to caffeine as we are adrenaline-lusted for feats of athletic hedonism. But is your community a "Latte Town"? Nine years ago, political commentator David Brooks penned a wonderfully sneering piece for The Weekly Standard in which he created a new social category for certain lifestyle communities. Like De Tocqueville, Brooks has a special fetish for traveling through the hinters of America identifying trends based upon patterns of conspicuous consumption that he believes translate into expressions of conservative or Liberal ideals. I'll get to the punch line later but meantime, read on:

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Will The End Of Cheap Money Ding Rockies?

For much of the last decade, places with pretty views and healthy natural amenities in the West have been considered largely recession proof, fueled by an influx of lifestyle immigrants, low unemployment, and most of all by a rocketing real estate market. The latter has been bolstered mightily by low interest rates that inspired middle class families to buy more square footage in their homes than they usually could afford. A huge vehicle for prosperity has resided in the building trades and the trickling down of those dollars. But are the financial markets soon to deliver a reckoning? Or does the mantra continue to be "location, location, location" meaning that as a region, desirability to live in the Rockies will continue to be a predominant economic engine firing on all cylinders?

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The State Of The Union: A Western Conservative Takes Aim

President George W. Bush laid out his vision for America (and the West) in his annual State of the Union Address. But for those who believe there's an ideological lovefest going on between the Bush Administration and political conservatives learning toward Libertarianism, guess again. Here, a Montana-based free-market economist narrows the lens to help readers understand why many Old Guard conservatives are not happy with the current direction of the Republican Party and how it has gone astray. What implications does it hold for the landscape west of the 100th Meridian?

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