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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
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Tesla now has 4 supercharger stations across Montana
Although there are just three Tesla electric cars registered in the state of Montana, the electric car manufacturer has installed four supercharger stations for its cars across the Big Sky State, with stations in Billings, Big Timber, Bozeman and Missoula now available.
Missoulian; Oct. 31

Environment
Presentation sketches out women's role in Glacier NP in Montana
At a brown-bag luncheon, Deirdre Shaw, Glacier National Park’s archivist, related the adventures of some fascinating females who visited the park in the early 20th Century, including Mary Roberts Rinehart, an East Coast author who kept her outdoor living skills secret from her male companions, and author Cornelia Cannon, who scaled what came to be known as Mount Cannon with her husband, Harvard Medical School professor Walter Cannon, and arrived first.
Missoulian; Oct. 31

Utah, USFS team up to return native trout to Mill Creek
After two years of using rotenone to remove non-native fish from the upper portions of Mill Creek just east of Utah's Salt Lake Valley, biologists from the state and the U.S. Forest Service released 3,000 native cutthroat trout into the creek.
Salt Lake Tribune; Oct. 30

Wyoming governor says Congress may be best bet for wolf fix
On Thursday, Gov. Matt Mead said that a recent court ruling that put wolves in Wyoming back under federal protection, may mean the state should ask Congress to pass legislation similar to earlier legislation that removed federal protections from wolves in Idaho and Montana and contained a provision that there could be no legal challenge to putting those states in charge of wolf management.
Casper Star-Tribune; Oct. 31

Politics
Idaho gubernatorial candidates engage in spirited, final debate
The final debate between Idaho Republican incumbent Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and his challengers, Democrat A.J. Balukoff and Libertarian John Bujak, was a spirited one Thursday evening, with candidates interrupting the moderator and debate panel to respond to opponents' jabs on a variety of issues, including the economy, education and same-sex marriage.
Idaho Statesman; Oct. 31

Economy
An explosion in Wyoming oil storage facility kills welder
One worker was killed and another injured at Tri State Oil Reclaimers near Cheyenne on Thursday, a third fatal event in Wyoming's oil industry in recent weeks.
Casper Star-Tribune; Oct. 31





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On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux reviews Dan O'Brien's "Wild Idea: Buffalo & Family in a Difficult Land"

10/30/2014

Mountain West Perspectives
Montana releases draft statewide water management plan


10/16/2014

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