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New West Roundup for Apr. 27, 2017

Today in New West news: tug-of-war in Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act debate, Texas gas co. shuts down thousands of wells after fatal Colorado explosion, and Wyoming wolves.

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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 5, 2016


Today in New West news: developing Bozeman’s skyline, Utah senators propose mountain bikes in the wilderness, and wild horses in Wyoming.

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U.S. Reps Release Public Lands Initiative To Counter Bears Ears National Monument Proposal

bears ears

The battle over a proposed National Monument around Bears Ears Butte in Utah is heating up, to put it mildly.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 8, 2016

Today in New West news: LWCF funding stalls in U.S. Senate, an update on the Oakland coal port, and Denver International Airport denied nonstop Havana flight.

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New West Daily Roundup for June 9, 2016

Today in New West news: Senate introduces Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act, Oregon man dies in Yellowstone, ZAGG Inc. holds 51 percent of cellphone screen protection market share in April, and Idaho farmer sentenced to three years prison for seed fraud.

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New West Daily Roundup for Apr. 27, 2016

Boise, Idaho

Today in New West news: craft beer in the Treasure Valley, federal land bills before Senate subcommittee (including one about Owyhee wildernesses), and medical marijuana in Utah.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 16, 2016

Downtown Salt Lake City

Today in New West news: Colorado business leaders call for cleanup of Utah air, Montana hydro-electric power, Wyoming releases new energy plan amid mounting unemployment, and Oskar Blues buys Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing.

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Land And Water Conservation Fund Poised To Become Law Again

Don’t call it a comeback: the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) could rise from legal oblivion if Congress passes the omnibus spending bill.

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New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 6, 2015

Old Faithful crowd

Today in New West news: Yellowstone visitation tops four million, Colorado and New Mexico senators want to address mining reform, and what U.S. Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) wants to do with the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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NRA Supports Conrad Burns, Proving Again it Doesn’t Represent Hunters

Back in July, I managed to rile up the National Rifle Association when I wrote a column about the largest gun rights organization--and perhaps the nation’s most powerful lobby--not representing hunters. In the column, I wrote that the NRA does a superb job of representing gun owners and should stick to its core mission, protecting the Second Amendment. The NRA should not pretend to represent hunters because the group’s political endorsements conflict with the best interests of hunters. This idea gives a few people severe heartburn. If you want to see for yourself, check out the comments on the column. Now, four months later, in the midst of our general big game season, we hunters here in Montana are due to receive--on election day morning no less--vivid proof that it’s true. The NRA is only about guns, not about hunting, and the group does not and can not represent both gun owners and hunters. You can argue that the two are connected at the hip because most hunters use guns, but in reality gun ownership and hunting are separate issues.

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