Politicos want Utah to remain public lands state

Senators engage in Moab roundtable as activists push for ‘public lands in public hands’

As activists stood silently around the room with signs advocating to “keep public lands in public hands” and to “protect wild Utah,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, broke the fourth wall Friday, Oct. 25, during a roundtable discussion in Moab to say that “not a single member” of the Utah Legislature or the U.S. Congress wants Utah to be “anything but a public lands state.”

DWR moves 50 bighorn sheep from Nevada to Utah

A small herd of desert bighorn sheep was released Oct. 24-25 in the Ranch Canyon area of the Mineral Mountains west of Beaver. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and other partnering organizations carried out the move. The translocation creates a herd in a location that has been void of bighorn sheep for many years and is part of a long-term effort to fill vacant wild sheep habitat, according to Faith Jolley, a UDWR spokesperson.

Residents voice opinions on (and mostly against) OHVs in parks

Discussing changes to Utah OHV law, Niehaus references curfews, ‘designated routes’

During a collaborative meeting of the Moab City Council, Grand County Council and Town Council of Castle Valley, in which each body unanimously voted to oppose the use of off-highway vehicles in southeast Utah’s National Parks and Monuments, a room full of Grand County residents showed up to speak about the issue.