Tag: outdoor industry

Into the National Forest: with great beauty comes great responsibility

It’s a high summer evening in July, and I’m sitting in a luscious grove at Aspen Acres, a development of cabins on the north-western edge of the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Birdsong drops down from the branches. An earthy scent wafts by on a breeze, and the aspens’ coin-shaped leaves rasp softly, as though the trees

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RadioActive: July 26, 2017

Source: KRCL Hosted by Lara Jones and Nick Burns, tonight’s RadioActive featured a host of guests getting ready to march or rally for public education, public lands, and medical cannabis. Guests included: Sarah Gene Hjalmarson, Board Member, Equality Utah, offers reaction and insight on the early morning tweets from Pres. Trump banning transgender individuals from

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What’s Utah’s future beyond coal?

Source: Good 4 Utah Should national monuments be used to create jobs — or is it more important to safeguard the environment? A new report released by the Alliance for a Better Utah says the state can do both if there is less emphasis on coal and more on outdoor recreation. The report shows that

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Outdoor Retailer brings products, politics for last Utah show

Source: Deseret News The political and emotional tug-of-war over the destiny of Utah’s public lands is on center stage this week as Outdoor Retailer Summer Market begins its four-day run in Salt Lake City beginning Wednesday. This year’s event features former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who will keynote an industry breakfast on Wednesday with remarks

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Rep Fred Cox – Listening to the Outdoor Industry would “Ruin Utah”

Rep. Fred Cox, R-West Valley City, a vocal supporter of Utah’s new Sagebrush Rebellion, said he’s fed up with the trade group’s demands. He’s tired of its seemingly endless clamoring for more hotel and convention space. And the latest request to have a seat at the table when politicians make public lands policy is “out

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