Amy Roberts, executive director of the Outdoor Industry Association, leads Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, center, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, through the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver on Jan. 26.
Amy Roberts, executive director of the Outdoor Industry Association, leads Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, center, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, through the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver on Jan. 26. Provided by Outdoor Industry Association
Amy Roberts, executive director of the Outdoor Industry Association, leads Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, center, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, through the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver on Jan. 26. Provided by Outdoor Industry Association
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Politics prompted outdoor retailers to leave Utah. New poll appears to back them up.

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."