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    Bears Ears National Monument

    BLM seeks nominations to Bears Ears Advisory Committee

    The Bureau of Land Management seeks public nominations for five positions on the Bears Ears National Monument...

    230 parcels, many near Arches, Canyonlands, up for oil, gas lease sale

    The Bureau of Land Management’s plans to possibly lease two parcels in the shadow of Sand Flats...

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

    Record of Decisions allow drillers, miners to complete leasing process The Bureau of Land...

    Bears Ears committee meets in Monticello Feb. 25-26

    The Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office will host the second Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Hideout Community Center, 648 S. Hideout Way in Monticello.

    Bump in visits prompts BLM to increase hiking fees near Bears Ears

    An increase in tourism to Cedar Mesa in Bears Ears National Monument has taken a toll on the cultural resources in the...

    Bears Ears court fight lives on

    Judge denies Trump’s request for dismissal Opponents of downsizing Bears Ears National Monument lived to fight another day Monday...

    San Juan County Commission drops appeals in lengthy voting rights case

    The San Juan County Commission on July 29 unanimously voted to drop any further appeals in the voting rights case that led to the election of two members of the Navajo Nation to the three-person commission last November, according to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune.

    BLM releases Bears Ears proposed management plans

    The Bureau of Land Management on July 26 announced the availability of the proposed Monument Management Plans and final Environmental Impact Statement for the Indian Creek and Shash Jáa units of the Bears Ears National Monument, according to a statement from the BLM.

    Report: San Juan County spent $500K on reducing Bears Ears

    Receipts from '17 showed high spending on attorneys San Juan County hired a New Orleans-based law firm in late...

    Trust: Ancestral places of SE Utah on endangered list of historic places

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently unveiled its 2019 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual list that spotlights important examples of our nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.

    Bears Ears advisory committee to meet in Monticello

    BLM, USFS welcome new committee members June 5-6 The Bureau of Land Management will hold a two-day meeting of...

    Report: Is new board stacked against monument?

    The Department of Interior has publicly identified the 15 people it selected for the advisory committee that will provide guidance on managing...

    The Market on Center

    A new type of farmers market is happening in Moab this summer, and it began on July 23. Dubbed “The Market on Center,” it includes vendors selling food and produce, artisan creations and other items.

    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

    The overall figures for 2020, not just the month of June, are more striking.

    CNY flights more empty than full

    The numbers align with anecdotes from businesses of seeing more Texas and California license plates than typical.

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.