Monument and heritage site

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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: Jan. 31, 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. 17, 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. 4, 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: Dec. 28, 2016 | 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 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bears Ears proposal draws passionate crowd to Bluff

BLUFF, UTAH — By late morning in Bluff, the line was long, the sun was high, and the anticipation was building. Hundreds of spectators had gathered awaiting an appearance by U.S. Secretary of the...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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House effort to block monuments faces veto threat

House Republicans have passed a spending bill that could block a new national monument in southeastern Utah. But the effort faces a White House veto threat. Republican Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Top Obama officials head to Bluff for Bears Ears meeting

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other top officials from the Obama administration will host a public meeting in Bluff, Utah, on Saturday, July 16 to discuss future management of the Bears Ears...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Crow Canyon hosts lecture on Mata Ortiz ceramics

John V. Bezy, geologist and co-author of “The Artistry and History of Mata Ortiz,” will present a lecture on the history of the modern Mata Ortiz ceramics tradition at the Crow Canyon...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Canyons of Ancients welcomes new ranger

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument recently hired a new supervisory park ranger. For 10 years, Chuck Lassiter has worked for public lands “from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Zion National...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news