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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

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

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 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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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 5, 2017

Today in New West news: Zinke joins U.S. House to vote in favor of easing federal land transfer, Bozeman water group sues Montana DEQ over pollution standards, Wyoming mulls whether to legalize Tesla business model in state, and Colorado cybersecurity firm raises $6M.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 21, 2016

Today in New West news: Utah fastest growing state in U.S., an update on the U.S. House race in Montana, and FDA approves new drug from Boulder oncology firm.

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Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Pick for Interior Secretary

U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) is officially Trump’s pick for Interior Secretary.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 14, 2016

Today in New West news: Ryan Zinke frontrunner for Interior Secretary post, microbes in the Berkeley Pit, BLM approves two new transmission alignments in Utah, and Wyoming sells land in Grand Teton to Park Service.

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New West Daily Roundup for May 4, 2016

Today in New West news: Interior Secretary Jewell in Montana, Jackson-based ski maker subject of award-winning short film, two Colorado breweries heading to Australia/New Zealand, and a short update on Sports Authority.

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It’s Official: Kempthorne Is Interior Secretary

Dirk Kempthorne is in. In Washington, that is. He’s out of Idaho officially now that the U.S. Senate has confirmed in a voice vote the Idaho Governor’s nomination to U.S. Secretary of the Interior. As a former senator, Kempthorne is familiar with Washington, and will be sworn in to his D.C. post right away in a private ceremony. Kempthorne will be the forty-ninth person to hold the position, succeeding Gale Norton, as the steward of one-fifth of the nation’s land, which includes national parks, wildlife refuges and other federal lands.

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