Monument and heritage site

Trump says he will shrink Bears Ears

President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents to...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stonemasons go old-school to repair Colorado monument walls

GRAND JUNCTION — Following in the nearly 100-year-old footsteps of Depression-era laborers, a group of National Park Service masons are assiduously repairing and stabilizing stone barriers along...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monuments report challenges limits of protections

In late August, Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted a report detailing the results of his review of 27 national monuments to the White House. Zinke’s suggestions, kept secret at the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zinke urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How budget cuts, a divided staff and politics hamstrung Escalante

When Carolyn Shelton began working at southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 2001, she expected to leave it in better shape for the next generation. Fifteen years later, in...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zinke coming to New Mexico in tightly controlled visit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is visiting New Mexico this week as part of his nationwide tour connected to a review of 27 national monument designations. But Zinke is...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interior secretary suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday recommended that the new Bears Ears National Monument in Utah be reduced in size and said Congress should step in to designate how selected...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Playing four-state Twister not enough for travel critics

The Four Corners boasts some of the most stunning landmarks in the West, drawing tourists from all over the world. But it’s also home to one of the most disappointing travel destinations on Earth,...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends, foes of monument jockey for Zinke’s ear

MONTICELLO, Utah — Fifth-generation Utah rancher Bruce Adams enjoyed a prime seat next to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke as he toured a national monument created on land in Utah that Adams’...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The best way to save sacred land?

BLANDING, Utah – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said sacred tribal lands he toured Monday in America’s newest and most hotly contested monument should be preserved but he questioned whether the...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Land transfer advocates focus on monuments

In January, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, called the recently designated Bears Ears National Monument in his state a “travesty.” Hatch vowed to work with President Donald Trump to reverse the December...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Cortez, locals love or hate Bears Ears Monument

Local reaction to the newly created Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah was mixed. Conservation groups, businesses and Ute Mountain Ute tribal members supported it, and Montezuma and San...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News