Outdoor industry sees Utah as the place to grow for the future

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  • environmental idiot Sanpete, UT
    Aug. 8, 2014 8:23 a.m.

    "Last Child in the Woods" should be required reading for the outdoors show participants. There attitudes on wilderness and use of public lands is killing the very cash cow they hope to develop. The recruitment of kids in outdoor activities is continually falling do to the excess of restrictions and exclusions these people keep lobbying for.

  • The Reader Layton, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 2:40 p.m.

    To my 2cents - what planet do you live on?? Utah is doing much better than the rest of the United States. Unemployment is down. The economy is picking up. We in Utah are doing well.

  • southmtnman Provo, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 10:18 a.m.


    Try to get out more, especially get outside of Taylorsville.

    And turn off the radical conservative talk show claptrap.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 8:43 a.m.

    I've heard this song before. Every year they sing this part, and then the next verse is "But, we will take our stuff and go elsewhere if you do not build a bigger convention center, more hotels, and give us tax breaks."

    Maybe we should build a really nice convention center and hotel in the middle of a wilderness area so they can enjoy the outdoors, instead of being stuck in a big city.

    Glad to have them, but we should not fall for their threats.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 7, 2014 5:01 a.m.

    This industry is putting the cart before the horse and most likely not being told about the facts of land and conditions allowing the growth of outdoor sports in Utah. The states economy is in regression and the only growth in the state is government expansion and loss of jobs and abject poverty and strife in a expanding recession. We are in a severe drought and visitors will have to bring their own water from home.

    Not only is the Utah economy under global collapse while wall street and Russia are battling over global control of the economy its going to put even more people out of work in Utah and the world. Next year will be an economic disaster and government failures in Utah will mimic Detroit and become a blighted state.

    I hope people have a nest egg of cash. We have a state governor who has put Utah into a 40 year default process with no money to stay in operation. We have an inverse economy where 35% of the people and business are going into bankruptcy and personal failure with income to debt CPI of over 104% a month and increasing rapidly.