Secretary Sally Jewell http://kuer.org en Jewell at Weber State: Bring Youth Back http://kuer.org/post/jewell-weber-state-bring-youth-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told students at Weber State University today she wants to get more young people involved in the outdoors.&nbsp; She was the keynote speaker at Weber State’s <a href="http://www.intermountainsustainabilitysummit.com/">Sustainability Summit</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jewell says recent budget cuts and the government shutdown really hurt the National Park Service and other agencies in her department.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:52:36 +0000 Dan Bammes 43012 at http://kuer.org Jewell at Weber State: Bring Youth Back Parks, Communities Lost Millions During Shutdown http://kuer.org/post/parks-communities-lost-millions-during-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Interior Department issues a report every year on the economic benefit of national parks.&nbsp; This year, that was complicated by the government shutdown that closed the parks for 16 days in October.</span></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/docs/Economic2013ShutdownReport_Final_nrss_VSE.pdf">report from the National Park Service</a> estimates parks and gateway communities lost more than 400-million dollars in visitor spending during the 16-day government shutdown.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:36:09 +0000 Dan Bammes 42858 at http://kuer.org Parks, Communities Lost Millions During Shutdown Interior Secretary Jewell Wants Kids Outdoors http://kuer.org/post/interior-secretary-jewell-wants-kids-outdoors <p></p><p>U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell wants young Americans to spend more time outdoors. She spoke to members of the Outdoor Industry Association on Thursday about ways to pay for the initiative.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:27:48 +0000 Judy Fahys 41130 at http://kuer.org Interior Secretary Jewell Wants Kids Outdoors Western Governors Release 10-Year Energy Vision http://kuer.org/post/western-governors-release-10-year-energy-vision <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Utah Governor Gary Herbert chairs the Western Governors Association, so this year, the group held its annual meeting in Utah.&nbsp; The topics included reforming health care and education, but a lot of the focus was on energy and public lands.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:47:15 +0000 Dan Bammes 31732 at http://kuer.org Western Governors Release 10-Year Energy Vision