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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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Backcountry Death Reported; Avalanche Experts Convene in Colorado

The buzz in the Colorado Rockies is all about the early season snowpack, ski area openings and October backcountry turns better than any in recent memory, according to locals like Scott Toepfer, a skier and avalanche forecaster with decades of experience in the mountains around Summit County. Already, several dozen slides have been reported or informally spotted, with more than 10 releases along the east side of the Tenmile Range, between Breckenridge and Frisco, Toepfer said. He added that warmer temperatures during the week helped settle the snow. Also in the Snowblog Grok today: The first backcountry fatality of the season occured this week; the annual Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop at Copper; and more early-season snowfall on the way. Click here for the full Grok.

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Absence (From Work) Makes The Heart Grow Younger

I really had planned on growing up some day. Instead, here I am, in the middlest of my midlife, standing in a mostly empty parking lot at our local ski area on a weekday morning, pulling on my ski boots. I’m supposed to be working. But it’s a powder day. I won’t be growing up today.

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