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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

Colorado River

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

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

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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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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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 16, 2017

Today in New West news: Montana LGBT advocates back non-discrimination bill, Big Sky Film Festival, undocumented mother seeks sanctuary in Denver church, and Utah now sixth largest state for solar.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 13, 2017

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. 6, 2017

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. 23, 2017

Today in New West news: Wyoming Senate president “kills” amendment for lands transfer, Berkeley Pit nearing critical capacity, and University of Denver delays “divest” decision.

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