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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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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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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 Oct. 18, 2016

Today in New West news: Solar Roadways in Idaho, pallid sturgeon vs. dam along the Yellowstone River, PillPack eyes Utah expansion, and BLM tables Wyoming wild horse gathering.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 4, 2016

Today in New West news: Idaho’s disappearing caribou, Wyoming ranked best place to start a business, and Charter Communications’ new office tower in Greenwood Village, CO.

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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 25, 2016

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

Today in New West news: startup activity up across Rocky Mountain West, Colorado Gov. may order sweeping emission cuts, and cleaning Atlas missile site groundwater in Wyoming.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 13, 2016

Downtown Salt Lake City

Today in New West news: CNBC releases “Top States for Business” list, Harvard University sues Micron over patent, and Puget Sound to close two units at Colstrip.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 10, 2016

Today in New West news: North Idaho College to start offering bachelor in computer science, Center for Biological Diversity files protest against BLM auctions, and layoffs possibly imminent in Wyoming coal mines.

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New West Daily Roundup for Oct. 29, 2015

downtown Boise

Today in the New West: Idaho’s lieutenant governor on searching for a new Director of Commerce, Aurora’s Gaylord Rockies Hotel gets an influx of development money, and a Ramaco coal mine planned for Sheridan, Wyoming is stuck in court.

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Idaho Democrats to Hold “Counter-Inaugural”

According to Julie Fanselow of Red State Rebels, Democrats will counter the official $550-a-plate inaugural dinner "to celebrate four more years of good times with the Idaho GOP in charge" with an event of their own. Her post also includes:

"If, however, you are a working stiff who knows which party is truly fighting for your interests, you might scrape together $25 to join us at Dems Under the Dome, set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Piazza di Vino, 212 N. 9th Street. We'll be honoring our 12 - count 'em - 12 Ada County Democratic legislators (including the five fabulous freshmen), toasting Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and having some fun before we start doing battle with LawERence Denney and the rest of them sumbitches in the legislature on Monday."
These are schizophrenic times for Idaho Democrats, whose meager statewide progress contrasts with national gains. Lacking a current local hero, they may need to turn toward D.C. to fill that void. How that plays in Idaho remains to be seen.

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