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Spring Comes To The Rocky Mountain Front
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E-mail Editor Shellie Nelson.

"T his is an opportunity that will bring about an ability to open markets and gain an international presence we've never had as rural counties. For our economy to grow outside the Wasatch Front, it will take this type of investment. ... This guarantees decades of jobs throughout the state, not just Carbon County. This is a one-time opportunity. This will not come back to us in five years."

Carbon County Commissioner Jae Potter, whose county along with three other Utah counties, are seeking $53 million in Permanent Community Impact funds to by an interest in a deep-water port being built in Oakland, Calif.
- Salt Lake Tribune

On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux reviews three books that deal with water in the West


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


A Look Ahead
April 29-30: Asia-Montana Energy Summit, University of Montana, Missoula

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

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