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Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
produced daily by Shellie Nelson
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More news from the Rockies
Dozens of Utah doctors urge declaration of health emergency due to smog
More than 60 doctors signed a letter to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert that will be delivered today asking that he, and the mayors of cities along the Wasatch Front, take immediate action to address the health emergency caused by the area's poor air quality.
Salt Lake Tribune; Jan. 23

Idaho inmates revise lawsuit against CCA to allege staffing shortages
A group of inmates suing the Idaho Correctional Center operated by Corrections Corporation of America amended their complaint to allege that CCA is falsifying employment logs to cover up staffing shortages.
Idaho Statesman (AP); Jan. 23

Wyoming ranked first in nation in suicides in 2012
Most of the suicides in Wyoming, which ranked first per capita in 2012 for suicides, involved men over the age of 50 who used guns to kill themselves.
Casper Star-Tribune; Jan. 23

Montana board urges approval of Flathead Indian Irrigation Water pact
The Flathead Joint Board of Control voted 7-4 Tuesday to recommend that the 1,500 or so irrigators the Montana board represents vote to approve the proposed Flathead Indian Irrigation Project Water Use Agreement.
Missoulian; Jan. 23

RCMP, First Nation urge safety first in protests that close Alberta highway
In an open letter to Idle No More protesters, the RCMP and the chief of Mikisew Cree First Nation urged that protests on Alberta roads be conducted civilly and safely.
Edmonton Journal; Jan. 23

Montana's Bridger Bowl ski area to add lifts
On Tuesday, the manager of Bridger Bowl ski area announced that the Montana ski area will add two lifts this summer, at a cost of $4.1 million.
Billings Gazette; Jan. 23

Group that took down Montana's campaign finance law wastes away
American Tradition Partnership, which entered the campaign finance scene as Western Tradition Partnership, was ordered by a Montana judge to come clean on its donors and its spending, but the secretive group appears to have lost its only staff member.
Flathead Beacon (AP); Jan. 23

Montana legislator reminds university officials of natural resources' import
Before the top officials of the Montana University System spoke before the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Rep. Roy Hollandsworth, chairman of the panel, urged those officials to be mindful of their role in promoting development of the state's natural resources, and he commended Higher Education Commissioner Clayton Christian, Montana State University President Waded Cruzado and University of Montana President Royce Engstrom for wearing their lapel pins promoting coal.
Ravalli Republic; Jan. 23

Outdoor Retailer markets to stay in Utah through 2016
The organizer of Utah's largest conventions, the Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Market trade shows, announced that those shows will remain in Utah through 2016.
Salt Lake Tribune; Jan. 23

Idaho brewery gets a bump from a Busch
Adolphus Busch IV liked the Udaho Gold ale brewed by the McCall-based Salmon River Brewery so much that the member of the St. Louis beer family known for Budweiser has purchased a 49 percent interest in the Idaho brewery, giving the company funds to expand.
Idaho Statesman; Jan. 23

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Keith Stewart, one of authors of a Greenpeace report that ranked fossil fuel projects on estimated greenhouse gas emissions.
- Calgary Herald (Canadian Press)

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