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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. 20, 2017

Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

Today in New West news: Rocky Mountain Land Library, Denver-based SquareTwo Financial Services declares bankruptcy, and Montana State University Youth Writing Camp registration open.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 16, 2017

Brett French, Billings Gazette

Today in New West news: chasing thunderbird art in Wyoming, Idaho wildlife plan approved, and Secretary Zinke finalizes controversial Utah coal lease.

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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

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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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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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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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OIA Condemns Utah Governor, Leadership Over Public Lands Stance

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In a call with Utah Governor Gary Herbert, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) sought common ground on the question of public lands in America.

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