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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

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

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 Jan. 13, 2017

bears ears

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. 11, 2017

Today in New West news: more energy leases cancelled in Badger-Two Medicine area, Senator Tester meets with Zinke as Montana parties name tentative timeline for replacement candidates, Utah tourism in 2017, and Grand Junction-based medical firm raises $7.6M in funding.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 10, 2017

Today in New West news: Helena drops gender restriction rule, Utah Supreme Court to hear case involving Public Waters Access Act, and BLM seeks comment on Upper Green River Basin ozone nonattainment area.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 6, 2017

bears ears

Today in New West news: Lyman Family Farm LLC blocks road to Comb Ridge near Bears Ears, Edgar Paxson murals reinstated in Missoula courthouse, and two Colorado companies contribute heavily to latest NASA mission.

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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 Jan. 3, 2017

bears ears

Today in New West news: Bears Ears National Monument and Bonneville Salt Flats, and Wyoming public lands amendment marches toward legislature ahead of public opposition.

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