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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 13, 107

Utah, Utah Legislature

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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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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Governor Hickenlooper, CO Senators Pen Letter to Outdoor Retailer

Colorado River

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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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 27, 2017

MSU, Montana State University

Today in New West news: 406 Labs at Montana State University fosters startups; audio of Herbert, OIA call released; and UC Boulder researchers debut metamaterial providing “paper-thin air-conditioning.”

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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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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 20, 2017

Utah, Utah Legislature

Today in New West news: Utah Republican in hot water over equal pay comments, an update on Billings’ One Big Sky Center, and Wyoming regulators may start screening CBM operators.

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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

the colorado river utah Moab_by Corey Burger_Flickr

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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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 9, 2017

Bozeman

Today in New West news: West Paw Design named 2016 Montana Manufacturer of the Year, what Jeff Sessions will mean for the marijuana industry, and Patagonia drops out of Outdoor Retailer over Bears Ears.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 10, 2017

Helena MT Capitol at Sunruse by Jimmy Emerson_DVM Flickr

Today in New West news: Helena drops gender restriction rule, Utah Supreme Court to hear case involving Public Waters Access Act, and BLM seeks comment on Upper Green River Basin ozone nonattainment area.

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