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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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Governor Hickenlooper, CO Senators Pen Letter to Outdoor Retailer

Colorado River

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and the state’s U.S. Senators have penned a letter urging Outdoor Retailer to call Colorado its new home.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 27, 2017

MSU, Montana State University

Today in New West news: 406 Labs at Montana State University fosters startups; audio of Herbert, OIA call released; and UC Boulder researchers debut metamaterial providing “paper-thin air-conditioning.”

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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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When Ed Anacker Made Cyclists Eat His Dust

John Anacker and his brothers grew up in the shadow of an outdoor legend when their town was a different place and the West a different kind of region. As the sons of Bozeman's legendary athletic hedonist Ed Anacker, now a spry octogenarian, they remember slogs with their patriarch who defined himself by acts of extreme physical endurance — this in an age well before the word "ultra" and lucrative sponsorship deals ever entered the vocabulary of American recreation. As the longtime head of the chemistry department at Montana State University, Ed Anacker in his free time put men one third his age to shame, including when he designed the brutal course of the notorious Ed Anacker Bridger Ridge Run held every summer in Bozeman. In writer John Anacker's first essay about his father, he chronicled a climb to the pinnacle of Montana's highest summit, Granite Peak. With this sweet second piece, he tells the tale of what happened when his dad raced a beater bike against the fashion and techno mavens of modern cycling. —Todd Wilkinson

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