The Rockies Today, Nov. 7

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Montana voters send U.S. Sen. Jon Tester back to Washington D.C.
In what was Montana's most expensive U.S. Senate race in history, Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester won a narrow victory over Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg.
Great Falls Tribune; Nov. 7

Yellowstone Park makes National Geographic's list for best winter trips
National Geographic released its list of "Best Winter Trips for 2013" and Yellowstone National Park was one of two U.S. destinations on the list.
National Geographic; Nov. 7

Pronghorn antelope may have another Wyoming gas project to navigate
The proposed Normally Pressured Lance field would add another natural gas development in the winter range and migration route for the 400 pronghorn antelope in the Jackson Hole herd, but unlike the Jonah gas field, where there are 120 production facilities for 120 wells, the NPL project in Wyoming depends more heavily on directional drilling, with 11 production facilities planned for the 3,500 wells.
Jackson Hole News & Guide; Nov. 7

Lead levels prompt warning from Denver Water to residents
Denver joins the list of other cities dealing with deteriorating lead pipes that are leaching lead into drinking water supplies, as Denver Water is warning 1.3 million customers to take precautions such as letting the water run a bit before filling containers, using cold water drinking, cooking and filling baby bottles, and having their water tested.
Denver Post; Nov. 7

Idaho voters reject education propositions
With nearly all of the votes tallied, the three education propositions on Idaho's ballot were losing by a large margin.
Idaho Statesman; Nov. 7

Constitutional amendment to protect Idaho hunting, fishing rights passes
Idaho voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to protect hunting, fishing and trapping rights.
Idaho Statesman (AP); Nov. 7

Hydroelectric measure fails by a small margin in Colorado city
The measure to move along the proposed Castle Creek hydroelectric power project in Aspen failed by 110 votes on Tuesday.
Aspen Times; Nov. 7

All 7 Colorado U.S. representatives win re-election
All seven incumbents in Colorado's congressional delegation won their re-election bids, with Republican U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman, Scott Tipton, Doug Lamborn and Cory Gardner returning to Washington, along with Democratic U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Jared Polis and Diana DeGette.
Durango Herald (AP); Nov. 7

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