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Best of the West: Bundy brothers 'continue to stand' in Nevada; rare grizzly sighting; sage-grouse fire plan

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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. 31, 2016, that you don't want to miss:

bundybrosmugacqRyan and Ammon BundyBundy Brothers: "We will continue to stand," Ammon Bundy vowed before he and his brother Ryan were moved this week to a Nevada jail to await trial for their roles in a 2014 armed standoff near the family ranch. The Bundy family has warned of another standoff following the acquittal for their roles in this year's Oregon standoff.

Wind Energy: See the seven western states that generated at least 10% of their electricity from wind in the last year and are leading the nation in wind energy production.

Montana Wildlife: See photos of a rare gathering of 13 grizzly bears in Montana. Also: A disease outbreak has killed at least 37 bighorn sheep on the National Bison Range.

Book Tour: Check out this '50 States of Literature' infographic to see which book represents your state. How many of them have you read?

Rangeland Fires: The U.S. Department of the Interior has released a new rangeland fire science plan that addresses sage-grouse and sagebrush conservation and restoration. Western Governors are also addressing rangeland management issues through the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.

See last week's Best of the West.

WGA will host a webinar on Nov. 10 as part of its series for the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative, the central policy effort of WGA Chair and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. The webinar, The Future of Wild Horse & Burro Management, will examine the economic and environmental impacts of wild horses and burros on western rangelands and rangeland dependent communities. Register now.

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