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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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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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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 6, 2017

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Today in New West news: Interior scraps Obama-era coal royalty rule as it questions how Wyoming spends mine reclamation funds, Montana counties face challenges organizing special election, Bozeman delays Black-Olive vote, and Utah Supreme Court upholds Tesla decision.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 13, 107

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Today in New West news: Utah passes liquor law changes, most visited national parks of 2016, and Montana Republican and Libertarian nominate candidates.

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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

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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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