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OIA Releases 2017 State-by-State Outdoor Recreation Report

A new report from the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) highlights the (significant) impact of outdoor recreation on state economies.

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National Park Service Receives Over $50M for Infrastructure Projects

The National Park Service will receive over $50 million to address the backlog of maintenance projects across the national park system.

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Interior Secretary Zinke Hails Effort to Fight Invasive Mussels

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced a new initiative to combat the spread of invasive mussels across the American West, in particular in Montana, his home state.

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Colstrip, Montana: Bellweather for America’s Energy Future?

More than a town, Colstrip, Montana may be a bellweather of the United States’ energy future, as coal continues to decline.

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Zinke Recommends Revising Bears Ears National Monument

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended President Trump and Congress “revise the existing boundaries” of Bears Ears National Monument.

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Greg Gianforte Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Assault, Receives Six-Month Deferred Sentence

U.S. Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte (R-MT) has plead guilty to misdemeanor assault against a reporter.

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Greg Gianforte Donates $50K to Press Group to Quell Civil Claims

Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte (R-MT) has pledged $50,000 to a nonprofit press group to settle “any potential civil claims” against him.

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Greg Gianforte Charged With Misdemeanor Assault

Montana’s GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault after attacking a reporter for The Guardian.

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GOP House Candidate Greg Gianforte Allegedly Assaults Reporter in Bozeman, MT

The GOP candidate for Montana’s lone House seat, Greg Gianforte, reportedly assaulted a reporter for The Guardian.

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Interior Department Reverses Course on National Bison Range Management Transfer

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Ruling against its earlier judgment, the Interior Department has decided to have the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue managing the National Bison Range.

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