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"O ur outdoor industry is worth billions. We have the most miles of free-flowing rivers and the second-largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states. If the OR show is looking to relocate, Idaho would be a perfect place to host it because of our heritage in outdoor recreation."

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


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


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
Hear weekly stories from the Rocky Mountain West as gathered by Clay Scott

7/31/2015:  Good Career
5/14/2015:  MOVING ON, BUT NO WAY GONE: Coal in America
4/3/2015:  Prom Dress Mecca
2/27/2015:  Remembering Iwo Jima
1/28/2015:  Cowboy For Hire

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