Best of the West: California's new fault line, Bundy's emotional testimony, Hawaii's 'twilight zone'

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The Western Governors' Association keeps you updated on news of the West. Here are western stories for the week starting Oct. 3, 2016, that you don't want to miss:

newfaultdiscGeologist taking measurements of onshore sediment layers near the new faultQuake Concerns: Researchers have discovered an underwater fault line in southern California that runs parallel to the San Andreas Fault. This news comes in the wake of a recent swarm of about 200 earthquakes in the state that heightened concerns about the "Big One."

Bundy Testifies: Ammon Bundy's emotional testimony at the Oregon standoff trial this week touched on guns and divine intervention, among other things. Take a look at the heated exchanges between the federal judge and Bundy's lawyer.

Island Wonders: Watch a rare summit eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano and learn about the unexpected life thriving in that state's 'twilight zone.'

Water Conservation Slip: For the third consecutive month, California water consumption has increased compared to 2015, prompting concerns about the state's recently relaxed water restrictions.

Wild, Wild West: A very lucky (or very unlucky) Montana man survived two attacks in one day by the same grizzly bear. Also: check out the record-setting 9.7-foot sturgeon caught in Idaho.

See last week's Best of the West.

WGA this week hosted the first webinar for the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative, the central policy effort of WGA Chair and Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Watch the webinar: Managing Electricity Reliability Risks on Forests and Rangeland.

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