Outdoor recreation, tourism, energy industries in Colorado nervously eye debt-limit deal

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(Colorado Newsline) Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer tourism season in Colorado's high country, where cities and counties heavily reliant on outdoor recreation dollars on huge swaths of federally owned land are nervously watching Congress wrangle over the debt ceiling.

Public lands to be managed by state? Utah officials say it’s unlikely for now

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Approximately 63 percent of Utah's public lands is managed by the federal government, according to the latest drafting of the state's resource management plan. But could the oversight for Utah's public lands, along with the revenue they generate, ever be handed over to the state?