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Salt Lake City Anxious to Fill Space Left by Outdoor Retailer

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With Outdoor Retailer’s tenure in Salt Lake City coming to a close, city officials are wringing their hands, looking for a way to fill the gap.

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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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Zion National Park Mulls Possible Reservation System

Zion National Park is weighing whether to have visitors make reservations to go hiking and picnic in the park—a first in the national park system.

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Denver To Host Outdoor Retailer Show Starting in 2018

Credit: Larry Johnson, "Denver Skyline at Sunset," December 17, 2009

Starting in 2018, Denver will host the Outdoor Retailer trade show.

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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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Jason Chaffetz Expected To Resign From Congress June 30

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is expected to step down from Congress June 30.

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Interior Department Seeks Public Comment on National Monuments

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The Department of the Interior is seeking public comment on 27 national monuments established in the past 20 years.

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Patagonia Threatens Litigation Over National Monument Review

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Patagonia has threatened to sue the Trump Administration over its recent call for a national monument review.

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New West Roundup for April 24, 2017

Today in New West news: making Native America a destination, Trump to order review of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase, expert discusses coal’s decline at University of Wyoming, and the Front Range’s hot, hot tech scene.

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New West Roundup for April 20, 2017

Today in New West news: Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will not run in 2018, new report highlights Missoula/Bozeman entrepreneurship, overcrowding in Montana national parks, and Colorado wind power.

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