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Zinke Recommends Revising Bears Ears National Monument

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended President Trump and Congress “revise the existing boundaries” of Bears Ears National Monument.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 20, 2017

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Today in New West news: Utah Republican in hot water over equal pay comments, an update on Billings’ One Big Sky Center, and Wyoming regulators may start screening CBM operators.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 7, 2016

Today in New West news: thousands of snow geese die in Montana acid pit, Utah Rep. Rob Bishop lobbies for national monument revocations, and nominations open for Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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Obama Administration Announces New Coal Lease Moratorium


Today, the Obama administration announced a moratorium on new coal mining leases on federal land.

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Ethics Story Thickens Over Abramoff-Interior Relationships

In yet another twist in the murky relationship between convicted Washington D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the U.S. Interior Department, it is now being reported that alleged ethical violations may extend into the U.S. Justice Department—the very cabinet branch charged with preventing and prosecuting corruption in government. Where will the next shoe drop?

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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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