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Yellowstone River Near Hayden Valley
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
produced daily by Shellie Nelson
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More news from the Rockies
Community
Idaho city completes second of 3 phases of amenity development
The push to beautify Burling and add amenities began two decades ago, and now the Idaho city is putting the finishing touches on phase two of its three-phase plan for greenbelt walking paths, and will begin work on revitalizing its downtown next month.
Twin Falls Times-News; July 30

Environment
BLM proposes changes to permit system to hike to 'The Wave'
The Wave, a geologic formation with fantastic colors on the Utah-Arizona border is one of the most sought-after hiking destinations in the nation, but it can be a tough, hot hike, and since three people died while hiking to the formation in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, the Bureau of Land Management has implemented new safety measures, and is now proposing changes to the lottery-based permit system for taking the hike. Comments are being taken through Aug. 17 on the changes.
Salt Lake Tribune; July 30

Economy
Two Utah ski resorts combine, become largest in North America
On Wednesday, the joining of Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort in Utah under the name "Park City," became official, creating a resort with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, making it the largest in North America.
Salt Lake Tribune; July 30

Neptune Aviation to offer service between 2 Montana cities
Missoula-based Neptune Aviation will begin offering service between Missoula and Billings in September twice a week, with the service offered on a membership basis and limited to 25 individuals or companies.
Missoulian; July 30





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U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Wireless Broadband and the Future of Spectrum Policy, about Montana's telecommunications needs.
- Durango Herald

On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction reviews "The Oregon Trail: An American Journey"

7/20/2015

Mountain West Perspectives
Montana's two-year colleges revamp education to meet changing workplace demands


11/20/2014

A Look Ahead
June 19-Aug.4: National Geographic, University of Montana offer a free, online course for educators on watershed education

Mountain West Voices
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