Congrats: New West Gets Funded

As publisher/founder Jon Weber knows, I’m a huge fan of NewWest, the web newsmagazine/blog/community site for the high mountains states, so it was great to hear they just got a round of financing, known in the trade as a series A (first official round).
Paid Content reports that New Jersey boy (and Montana landowner) Maury Povich (remember him?) is one of the investors, along with “Brad Feld, managing director at Mobius Venture Capital in Boulder; John Connors, former MSFT CFO now with Ignition Partners; Brett DeBruycker, a Montana farmer and rancher; Gary Loveman, CEO. Harrah’s Entertainment; Gary Rieschel, a founder of Qiming Venture Partners; Lance Trebesch, president, New Water LLC in Bozeman; Flywheel Ventures of Santa Fe.”
New West recieved several awards from the Online News Association in 2005 (yes, I was a judge), and is doing tremendous work so this is exciting–wonder if now they will go to a print edition, as Webber said he might when they started last year.