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    Groups want more time, meetings for BLM grazing regs

    Thirty-seven conservation groups representing millions of members sent the Bureau of Land Management a letter on Friday, Feb. 14, requesting additional time...

    Trump announces parks to reopen ‘quickly’; Interior chief says it will happen ‘gradually’

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration planned to reopen national parks around the country. No details on the timeline for reopening the parks — Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in particular — were immediately available.

    Should BLM regulate bikes and e-bikes independently?

    E-bikes, such as this one offered for rent at Bike Fiend, may soon be regulated separately from regular bikes if a proposed rule change takes effect. The public comment period on the rule change is now open.

    Park service considers closing Arches, Canyonlands

    National Park Service administrators who oversee the Southeast Utah Group of parks and monuments are taking seriously multiple recommendations from local health...

    March oil, gas lease sale nets over $284,000

    The Bureau of Land Management’s Utah quarterly oil and gas lease sale resulted in competitive bids for 22 parcels...

    Arches, Canyonlands announce interim superintendent appointment

    A spokesperson for the Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service said Tuesday, March 3 that Kayci Cook Collins is the interim acting superintendent...

    Does Sand Flats even have any oil?

    Areas in Grand County that are known or believed to be oil or gas fields are marked as grey blocks on...

    Utah among Western states to get big game research grants

    The Department of the Interior on Friday, Feb. 14, announced another round of $3.2 million in grant funding for 11 western states...

    Sand Flats pulled from potential drilling sites

    BLM announced today, Feb. 21, that parcels 11 and 12, located within Moab's Sand Flats Recreation Area, will not be included in the June 2020 competitive oil and gas lease sale.

    Prescribed burns planned for Arches

    Southeast Utah Group of National Parks officials began burning piles of dead vegetation in Salt Valley Wash Monday, Feb. 10.

    Bears Ears, Grand Staircase: Praise, condemnation in equal measure

    Record of Decisions allow drillers, miners to complete leasing process The landscapes of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears...

    BLM continues review of cattle grazing regulations

    The Bureau of Land Management continues to listen to the public, grazing leaseholders and other stakeholders...

    Trump budget proposal includes $13B for Interior

    President Donald Trump proposed a $12.8 billion 2021 budget for the Department of the Interior, including a $50 million initiative...

    Fish & Wildlife seeks input on increasing refuges access

    Three U.S. Fish & Wildlife refuges in Utah could be subject to greater access.

    Neff new deputy ranger at Manti-La Sal National Forest

    Louis “Ted” Neff is the new deputy district ranger at the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Courtesy photo Duane...

    SUWA: BLM drops Grand Staircase de-vegetation project

    The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance is praising the withdrawal by the Bureau of Land Management of multiple major vegetation removal projects...

    City opposes subsurface oil and gas drilling in Sand Flats

    The Moab City Council at Tuesday’s meeting unanimously approved a resolution formalizing members’ opposition to the Bureau of Land Management leasing two parcels in the Sand Flats Recreation Area for oil and gas extraction.

    Tales of trails: Riding along the edge of town is a dream

    I didn't think I was going to like Pipe Dream when I first moved to Moab, but I was very much wrong.

    Tales of trails: Grandstaff Canyon is a hiker’s paradise

    Our latest installment in our ongoing series, "Tales of Trails," features the popular Grandstaff Canyon.

    Tales of trails: Rabbit Valley offers options for multiple types of users

    Trails in Rabbit Valley are marked with permitted activities. Rabbit Valley is a hotspot for roaring ATVs, but one trail — Jouflas — allows foot and hoof access only.

    Flying down the trail: Falcon Flow lives up to its name

    I would like to extend a warm welcome to Falcon Flow, Moab’s newest mountain biking trail.

    Tales of trails: My very bad, no good night on Porcupine Rim

    Popular route descends from Sand Flats to river; writer's first ride turns into harrowing ordeal.