Public Lands

Thirty meters off Highway 95.  Jan Noirot photo
Energy Fuels, the owner of the White Mesa Mill and mining properties in San Juan County, is hopeful that a new proposal in the federal budget may be a lifeline to the struggling uranium industry. The budget proposal submitted by President Trump includes $150 million for the creation of a uranium...
On December 20, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service approved the Bears Ears National Monument plans. The newly approved plans for the Indian Creek and Shash Jáa units of the monument provide guidance for the future management of lands and resources that are important to residents...
A beautiful winters day on Muley Point overlooking Goosenecks State Park.  Jan Noirot photo  
San Juan County is the focus of marketing efforts that recently won a prestigious award for the Utah Office of Tourism. The Voices of Bears Ears, a four-part video series, earned an Adrian Award for marketing excellence on January 21 from Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (...
Love is in the air when 22 hot air balloons take flight at the 22nd annual International Bluff Balloon Festival. Flights take to the air on Friday through Sunday, January 17-19 in and around Bluff. Sponsored by the Business Owners of Bluff (BOB), this annual event attracts balloons, pilots, and...
Former San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman has filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for its actions related to the 2014 protest in Recapture Canyon. Lyman, now serving in the Utah House of Representatives, filed the private action on November 8 in the U....
by Carter Pape The Times-Independent As protestors 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 on Friday, October 25, during a roundtable discussion in Moab to say that “not a...
The authors of two books focusing on the Bears Ears will visit the San Juan Record Bookstore on Thursday, October 17 at 7 p.m. The bookstore is located at 49 South Main Street in Monticello. Steven Strom and Rebecca Robinson will make a brief presentation and be available to visit and sign copies...
The Monticello City Council held two public hearings on September 17 and considered a number of changes to city policy and ordinances. The city is considering changes on how Loyds Lake is managed.  In the past, the reservoir has been managed as if it were a city park. This has created some...

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