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Western Chambers of Commerce Petition Gov To Start Outdoor REC Act Economic Study

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Numerous western chambers of commerce and local governments are petitioning the U.S. government to move forward with an Outdoor REC Act economic study.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 6, 2017

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Today in New West news: Colorado steps up courting of Outdoor Retailer, Montana Democrats pick Rob Quist for House race, and Idaho introduces data center tax incentive.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 2, 2017

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Today in New West news: federal lands drive economic growth in rural counties, Bullock sets date for special election, and CO senator speaks out against Attorney General over pot.

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Governor Hickenlooper, CO Senators Pen Letter to Outdoor Retailer

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and the state’s U.S. Senators have penned a letter urging Outdoor Retailer to call Colorado its new home.

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Utah Governor Calls Outdoor Retailer Decision “Offensive”

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Last week, we reported that the Outdoor Industry Association was formally breaking with Utah leadership (including Governor Gary Herbert) over their “hostile” stance to public lands.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 23, 2017

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Today in New West news: Wyoming Senate president “kills” amendment for lands transfer, Berkeley Pit nearing critical capacity, and University of Denver delays “divest” decision.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 19, 2016

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Today in New West news: refurbishing the Hotel Boulderado, West Elk Mine expanding in forestland outside Denver, Girls Go Digital to merge with CodeChangers, and Ed Buttrey announces intent to run for Zinke seat.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 16, 2016

Joe Riis, Gobi Bear Project

Today in New West news: Montana author tracks Gobi Desert grizzlies, CO energy industry at odds with University of Denver’s tentative divestment discussion, and Idaho homeowners square off against Texas co. over natural gas well.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 1, 2016

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Today in New West news: outdoor recreation to factor into U.S. GDP through new bill and new research questions effectiveness of “baiting” mountain pine beetles.

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New West Daily Roundup for Nov. 14, 2016

Credit: Larry Johnson, "Denver Skyline at Sunset," December 17, 2009

Today in New West news: Colorado reckons with minimum wage hike, contamination in aquifer stokes concerns in White Mesa, Utah; and an update on One Big Sky Center in Billings.

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