Zinke reopens Recapture Canyon, site of 2014 public access showdown

“Recreation on public lands is a big part of what we do at the Interior Department and the BLM, but for many persons with disabilities or for people who just don’t get around like they used to, our public lands aren’t accessible without motorized vehicles. Allowing ATVs and other vehicles in Recapture Canyon will open up opportunities for people to […]

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Will Bears Ears go the way of Grand Staircase/Escalante, or can it be reversed

President-elect Trump has agreed to look into reversing the Bears Ears National Monument designation, all or in part, and he has the authority to do so. But if this Obama land-grab–one of many comprising tens of millions of acres of land–holds, the ensuing economic, social, and human costs will leave San Juan County and its diverse population in ruins. Video produced by The County […]

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EDITORIAL: Politically-Motivated Lands Deal Cheats Utah’s Most Impoverished County

“When a county that gives up land to “producing” counties receives a quarter of the mineral lease payment generated in the receiving county, what happens when those sections stop producing? I tell my constituent in San Juan County that we can send our SITLA sections off to Uintah County now, and in twenty years we can send our kids off […]

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BLM flip-flops on motorized travel, after county commissioner convicted

BLM considering trail plans for controversial Recapture Canyon Convicted commissioner calls proposals ‘way past due’; agency calls them ‘big milestone’ By Dennis Romboy Deseret News BLANDING — The Bureau of Land Management is considering proposals for the future of the southeastern Utah canyon where a San Juan County commissioner led an ATV protest ride that landed him in jail. The BLM’s […]

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