Bears Ears proposal draws passionate crowd to Bluff

News

Bears Ears proposal draws passionate crowd to Bluff

Obama officials, natives and locals converge on Bluff, Utah
Protesters hold their signs after U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell arrives for meeting with San Juan County Commissioners Thursday, July 14, in Monticello, Utah
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks to the crowd in Bluff, Utah about the Bears Ears National Monument proposal. Also with Jewell are, from left, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis, acting U.S. Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Larry Roberts, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie and U.S. Forest Service region 2 forester Dan Jiron.
Hundreds of people gathered in Bluff, Utah on Saturday to voice differing opinions on the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.
Hundreds of people crowded into the Bluff Community Center for Saturday’s public hearing on a proposed national monument for the Bears Ears area.
Navajo Carrisa Yazzie-Gonzalez, Cheyenne River Sioux Belinda Runningwolf-Metteba and Ute Mountain Ute Michela Alire came to Bluff, Utah on Saturday to show their support for the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.
Hundreds gathered in the triple-digit heat outside the Bluff Community Center awaiting a public meeting on the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.
Opponents of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument gather in Bluff, Utah on Saturday.
Opponents and supporters of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument displayed signs outside the Bluff Community Center on Saturday.
As a prayer is delivered in Zuni, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally and other Obama administration officials listen.
The House on Fire ruins are shown in Mule Canyon, near Blanding, Utah. These Anasazi ruins are found along a canyon hiking path in a dry river bed. They are one of an estimated 100,000 archaeological sites within a 1.9-million acre area of Utah’s red rock country that a coalition of American Indian tribes and environmentalists want President Barack Obama to designate as a national monument to ensure protections of lands considered sacred.
The House on Fire ruins are shown in Mule Canyon, near Blanding, Utah.
The House on Fire ruins are shown in Mule Canyon , near Blanding, Utah.

Bears Ears proposal draws passionate crowd to Bluff

Protesters hold their signs after U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell arrives for meeting with San Juan County Commissioners Thursday, July 14, in Monticello, Utah
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks to the crowd in Bluff, Utah about the Bears Ears National Monument proposal. Also with Jewell are, from left, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis, acting U.S. Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Larry Roberts, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie and U.S. Forest Service region 2 forester Dan Jiron.
Hundreds of people gathered in Bluff, Utah on Saturday to voice differing opinions on the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.
Hundreds of people crowded into the Bluff Community Center for Saturday’s public hearing on a proposed national monument for the Bears Ears area.
Navajo Carrisa Yazzie-Gonzalez, Cheyenne River Sioux Belinda Runningwolf-Metteba and Ute Mountain Ute Michela Alire came to Bluff, Utah on Saturday to show their support for the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.
Hundreds gathered in the triple-digit heat outside the Bluff Community Center awaiting a public meeting on the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.
Opponents of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument gather in Bluff, Utah on Saturday.
Opponents and supporters of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument displayed signs outside the Bluff Community Center on Saturday.
As a prayer is delivered in Zuni, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally and other Obama administration officials listen.
The House on Fire ruins are shown in Mule Canyon, near Blanding, Utah. These Anasazi ruins are found along a canyon hiking path in a dry river bed. They are one of an estimated 100,000 archaeological sites within a 1.9-million acre area of Utah’s red rock country that a coalition of American Indian tribes and environmentalists want President Barack Obama to designate as a national monument to ensure protections of lands considered sacred.
The House on Fire ruins are shown in Mule Canyon, near Blanding, Utah.
The House on Fire ruins are shown in Mule Canyon , near Blanding, Utah.
click here to add your event
Area Events
click here to add your event
Area Events