Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

"Wyoming Towns Eye Private Funds To Plow Yellowstone Roads"

"With government snow plows idled by federal budget cuts known as the 'sequester,' small Wyoming towns on the fringe of Yellowstone are organizing a private fund-raising drive for this year's spring road-clearing operation inside the national park."

Source: Reuters, 03/15/2013
April 5, 2013 to April 7, 2013

National Conference for Media Reform

Join media makers, thinkers and activists to tackle big questions about media and democracy.

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Pro-Fracking Petition With Fake Signatures Embarrasses Gas Association

In Fort Collins, Colorado, where the oil and gas industry is fighting a municipal ban on fracking, Coloradoan reporter Bobby Magill discovered that the state oil and gas association had forged some two-thirds of the "business" signatures on a petition to the city council.

Source: Grist, 03/06/2013
March 15, 2013

DEADLINE: Trout Unlimited – Renewable Energy Summit Fellowship Opportunity

Trout Unlimited will hold a summit on renewable energy the week of May 27 in Saratoga, Wyoming, the future site of North America’s largest wind project. This summit will focus largely on the expansion of renewable energy to public lands across the West, and how that will impact the heritage the West has long been known for. It will feature candid conversations with local sportsmen, as well as presentations by fish and wildlife experts. Trout Unlimited is accepting applicants currently working in print, broadcast, radio and online media. Apply by email by March 15, 2013.

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SEJ Member Spotlight: Christopher Ketcham

Freelance writer Christopher Ketcham is based in Brooklyn, New York, and Moab, Utah. His work has appeared in Harper's, Orion, The American Prospect, Vanity Fair, GQ, and more. He received a grant in the Winter 2012 cycle of the Fund for Environmental Journalism to report on the Colorado River in the context of Southwest sustainability.



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