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"K" on Kanab Hill is Creating Controversy

"K" on Kanab Hill is Creating Controversy

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KANAB, Utah (AP) -- A Boy Scout's plan to put a 40-foot "K" on a hillside overlooking Kanab is causing controversy.

Kanab high school student Brett Jackson and some football players put up the "K" in May, however, it was blown away by high winds. Jackson attempt to put the letter back up has been met with opposition after a new resident, Rick Lewis, wrote a letter to the Southern Utah News.

In his July sixth letter, Lewis said he thinks the "K" is an eyesore to the community and is not keeping with the natural surrounding beauty of the red rock cliffs.

Jackson's father, Stan, says the Bureau of Land Management initially signed off on his son's project to put a letter up again. However, he said the B-L-M is now requiring a permit after Lewis complained to the agency's Salt Lake City office.

B-L-M officials ended public comment on the Lewis' letter on Friday. They're now reviewing the city's application for a permit and Jackson's plans for the project.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV-07-18-05 0742MDT

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