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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 27, 2017

Courtesy of the Audubon Society

Today in New West news: study suggests some cattle grazing may help greater sage grouse, an update on Montana Water Artesian Company, and GREENbike vs. inversion.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 23, 2017

Courtesy of Boise State University

Today in New West news: Governor Bullock to deliver keynote at Why Public Lands Matter, Wyoming population drops for first time in 27 years, and Denver economics good for millennials.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 13, 107

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Today in New West news: Utah passes liquor law changes, most visited national parks of 2016, and Montana Republican and Libertarian nominate candidates.

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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

Colorado River

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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Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Interior Secretary

Courtesy of the Office of Ryan Zinke

U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) has been confirmed as Secretary of the Interior Department.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 23, 2017

Helena MT Capitol at Sunruse by Jimmy Emerson_DVM Flickr

Today in New West news: Montana GOP chairman sounds alarm on all-mail ballot proposal, Senator Tester proposes expanding Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Utah oil and gas regulation bill “gutted,” and Boulder-based software startup raises $6.7M.

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Utah Governor Calls Outdoor Retailer Decision “Offensive”

Downtown Salt Lake City

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 Feb. 16, 2017

Helena MT Capitol at Sunruse by Jimmy Emerson_DVM Flickr

Today in New West news: Montana LGBT advocates back non-discrimination bill, Big Sky Film Festival, undocumented mother seeks sanctuary in Denver church, and Utah now sixth largest state for solar.

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