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Rocky Mountain Front
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Monday, April 23, 2012
produced daily by Shellie Nelson
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Research at U. of Wyoming creates more than a dozen spin-offs
The University of Wyoming holds 54 issued patents and 17 spin-off companies have been created that market or use those patents, including GlycoBac, which is marketing a process using caterpillar cells instead of mammal cells to create new vaccines and drugs.
Casper Star-Tribune; April 23

Yellowstone bison calves on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation
The herd of Yellowstone bison relocated to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana last month is one larger, after a bison calved Sunday morning.
Great Falls Tribune; April 23

Utah biologist keeps count of frogs in Heber Valley
Paula Trater is a biological technician for the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, and works with state wildlife biologists to keep track of frogs that are native to Utah.
Salt Lake Tribune; April 23

Off-road use increases dramatically in national forest in Montana
The Whitetail-Pipestone area in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in southwest Montana is usually the first to open to motorized travel, and use has increased dramatically in the past decade, leading Forest Service officials to plead with recreationists to obey the rules and to not create new, unauthorized trails.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle; April 22

U.S. Wildlife Services agents euthanize grizzly bear in Idaho
A grizzly bear that first got into trouble in Wyoming for raiding apple orchards was captured and euthanized by U.S. Wildlife Services for getting into garbage cans on the Wyoming-Idaho border.
Idaho Statesman (AP); April 22

GOP delegates vote in Utah, put U.S. Sen. Hatch in primary race
After Saturday's vote of Utah's Republican delegates, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch will face his first primary contest in decades, but incumbents Gov. Gary Herbert and U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz all won nominations in their respective races.
Salt Lake Tribune; April 23

Montana radio station launches hour-long broadcast on politics
Great Falls' 102.7 KINX-FM radio station will begin broadcasting "Politics Montana with Rick Tryon" on Wednesday mornings.
Great Falls Tribune; April 23

Colorado university students line up for tickets to hear President Obama
On Sunday, the University of Colorado-Boulder began giving away the 4,500 tickets available for students to attend President Barack Obama's speech on the university's campus on Tuesday.
Boulder Daily Camera; April 21

Farmers face off in GOP primary for Idaho state House seat
Clark Kauffman of Filer and David Funk of Hansen will face each other in the Republican primary for Idaho's newly redrawn House District 25.
Twin Falls Times-News; April 22

Colorado House, Senate to debate controversial bills this week
There are only two weeks left in Colorado's legislative session, and this week, the House Education Committee will take testimony on a bill to create a new tuition system for undocumented college students and the Senate will take up a bill on civil unions.
Denver Post; April 22

Industry tracker: Number of Colorado homebuilders down 80% since 2006
Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, a firm that tracks the construction industry, said the number of companies building homes in Colorado fell from 2,903 in 2006 to 616 in 2011.
Denver Post; April 21

Cooperative helps local food producers in SW Colorado
In less than a year, the LOCAL Brands Farm And Ranch Markets Cooperative, (FARM), has helped local food producers in Southwest Colorado find new markets.
Durango Herald; April 23

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