Monument and heritage site

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Was the Bears Ears designation a victory?

On the eve of the new year, President Barack Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument — culminating an eight-decade-long struggle to preserve this ecologically diverse, archaeologically...

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

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With more monuments, Republican backlash mounts

On Thursday, President Barack Obama enacted a flurry of national monument designations. They range from preserving Martin Luther King, Jr.’s former headquarters in Alabama to more than tripling one...

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

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Tribes celebrate designation of Bears Ears Monument

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye applauded more than 400 supporters and tribal leaders who gathered at the Monument Valley Welcome Center on Saturday, Jan. 7, to celebrate the designation of...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Here’s where Obama drew the line on Bears Ears Monument

President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah, culminating an eight-decade-long effort to increase protections on the ecologically diverse,...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Trump discusses federal land transfer during Nevada visit

The current movement in Western states to transfer federal public lands to state control has ramped up in the past four years, becoming an important campaign issue in state and federal races, and...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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GOP platform pushes federal land transfers

The Republican Party is drafting its 2016 platform, which represents a hard swerve to the right on social issues. But other parts of its stance have long been consistent – most notably, its push...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News