The Western Governors' Association keeps you updated on news of the West. Here are the western stories for the week starting Jan. 30, 2017, that you don't want to miss.
Giant Energy Storage in California: Tesla Motors Inc. and Southern California Edison just unveiled one of the world’s largest energy storage facilities. The Los Angeles Times reports on the massive deployment of grid-connected batteries. More
Feeling winter's wrath: One brutal winter storm after another and freezing temperatures are endangering wild animals across the West. More
Yellowstone Cellular Plan: Cellphone improvements proposed in Yellowstone National Park should make it easier for vacationers to post photos and videos. But not everyone thinks that's a good idea, the Billings Gazette reports. More
There's a moose WHERE? You know the weather is bad when you find a moose in your basement. That was the case in Idaho recently. Find out how it got there -- and how the Idaho Fish and Game Department got it out. More
The fourth workshop of the Western Governors' National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative was held Jan 23-24, 2017, in Bend, Oregon. Gov. Kate Brown spoke at the workshop, the latest in a series for the Chairman's initiative of Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. Watch video of the entire workshop and find video of all workshops.