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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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Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Interior Secretary

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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. 27, 2017

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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

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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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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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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 13, 2017

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Today in New West news: 480-acre solar farm planned for outside Billings, Montana; Denver’s SendGrid, and new report outlines Utah’s big tax and revenue yields thanks to tourism.

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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 Feb. 6, 2017

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Today in New West news: 15 Montana companies to watch, Salt Lake City unveils solar deployment plan, new angel fund in Wyoming, and WY legislature kills wind bill.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 13, 2017

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Today in New West news: Utah Senator pleads with Rep. Zinke over monuments, Idaho Supreme Court ponders reviving ACLU lawsuit against state’s public defense system, and Montana’s many bumble bee species.

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