Bears Ears: The last straw in monuments abuses

That law was intended to prevent the looting of archaeological and Native American structures and objects, and it gave the federal government an expeditious path to do so. Unsurprisingly, its use has evolved into a federal power tool for making land grabs that cater to special interests, rather than welcoming input from local affected parties, such as the outdoor tourist […]

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Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante at top of Zinke monuments review

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday there’s “no doubt” he is visiting Utah to talk to people about the controversial Bears Ears National Monument designation, which he said lays at the heart of a 45-day interim review President Donald S. Trump is ordering on monuments. Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday […]

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‘Old broad’ enviro faces criminal charges in Utah for endangering cattle

Chilcoat has been affiliated with Great Old Broads for Wilderness since 2001 and is a founding board member of Friends of Cedar Mesa, another environmental organization. She was charged with trespassing on state trust lands involving an animal enterprise, a class A misdemeanor, and giving false personal information to a peace officer…   Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Grazing tension […]

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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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Bears Ears sold on the myth of tribal co-management

The Navajo Nation Aneth chapter, one of the chapters closest to the monument, rejected the proposal. Many Native Americans have stood up against this designation from the beginning. They have already lived through too many broken government promises and witnessed the results. Kara Laws SaveBearsEars.com Directly from the Presidential Proclamation that created the Bears Ears National Monument, “Nothing in this […]

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Part II: Environmental Multilevel Marketing, or Lobbying 101

As Green multilevel marketing has expanded into Utah, Colorado, Oregon and Nevada, we see an ever-creeping web of bureaucratic power under the guise of protecting mother earth. By expanding the globalist web of deception via national monuments, the ideology spills onto Western terrain and seals up productive land, as well as smaller, legitimate antiquity landscapes, in one fell swoop. Opinion […]

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Inflammatory signs, likely created by enviro group, catch Utah sheriff’s eye

The fake signs also say there is no hunting, no wood cutting or all-terrain vehicle riding. “It is something that people are putting up to get people wound up,” said San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldredge. “These are completely false.” Deseret News MONTICELLO, San Juan County — Residents are already pretty tense over the Bears Ears National Monument designation made […]

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Environmentalist Navajo calls opponents of Bears Ears takeover “Tame Indians”

A recent survey confirms the fact that an overwhelming percentage of locals and Native tribes residing in San Juan County want Bears Ears rescinded, and outspoken and well-funded environmentalist special interests, including Dine Bikeyah, are terrified that their pet project could soon be history. As a result, it appears that the racism within the Bears Ears environmentalist community is surfacing. by Marjorie Haun Kenneth Maryboy, a director of […]

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Bears Ears designation “swallows up” lifelong rancher’s water, grazing rights, private property

The federal government should not have this kind of authority over a state and local people.  Especially when the federal government employees are so influenced and guided by well-funded special interest environmental groups. Open letter by Sandy L. Johnson* (see author’s note below) Stewards of San Juan County, Utah Dear Senator Lee, I appreciate the time and help you have […]

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Letter to Zinke: Bears Ears is a special interest ‘scheme,’ not the will of the people

As the details emerge of the new Monument, it is clear that scheming special interest groups have been crafting the details of this Monument for years. These special interest groups, who derided the County Commissioners over their concerns about such basic things as roads, hunting, and wood gathering, are now feverishly filing law suits and gathering petitions to coerce the […]

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