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Utah sues federal government over Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante expansion

Utah sues federal government over Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante expansion

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 24 - 7:02 p.m.

Utah politicians announced a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Biden administration's designation of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
'One of a kind' deal means 5 tribes will help manage Bears Ears area

'One of a kind' deal means 5 tribes will help manage Bears Ears area

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted June 22 - 12:31 p.m.

A unique management approach was solidified this last weekend among five Native American tribes, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service with formalization of the Bears Ears Commission.
Tribal leaders and feds reestablish Bears Ears Commission

Tribal leaders and feds reestablish Bears Ears Commission

Sam Metz, Associated Press  |  Posted June 20 - 8:14 p.m.

Federal officials and tribal nations have formally reestablished a commission to jointly govern the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
Why Utah is trading 161,000 acres of Bears Ears with the federal government

Why Utah is trading 161,000 acres of Bears Ears with the federal government

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 8:42 p.m.

State lawmakers approved a land swap that would transfer 161,000 acres currently managed by the Utah School and Institutional Lands Trust Administration to the federal government.
'A huge win for Salt Lake': Why Outdoor Retailer decided to return to Utah

'A huge win for Salt Lake': Why Outdoor Retailer decided to return to Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 23 - 5:12 p.m.

Outdoor Retailer is bringing its winter and summer shows back to Salt Lake City after a five-year stint in Denver. Here's why they changed their mind.
Patagonia, others threaten to boycott Outdoor Retailer show if it returns to Utah

Patagonia, others threaten to boycott Outdoor Retailer show if it returns to Utah

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 15 - 7:42 a.m.

An environmental conservation group and two dozen outdoor recreation companies say they would boycott the Outdoor Retailer trade show if it's moved from Denver back to Salt Lake City.
Ex-Interior secretary in Utah to discuss fixing federal issues

Ex-Interior secretary in Utah to discuss fixing federal issues

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 12 - 7:52 p.m.

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke stopped by the Utah Senate on Friday, where he said he was discussing national issues with state leaders.
Utah senator blocks internment camp designation, draws ire

Utah senator blocks internment camp designation, draws ire

James Anderson and Sam Metz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 12 - 5:37 p.m.

On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the forced internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans at the onset of World War II, Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is getting backlash for holding up the creation of a national historic site at a former internment camp in rural Colorado.
Interior official: Federal funds 'coming at just the right time' to help Utah drought

Interior official: Federal funds 'coming at just the right time' to help Utah drought

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 10 - 7:36 p.m.

Standing at the foot of the mountains in Spanish Fork, Tommy Beaudreau, deputy secretary of the interior, said the recently passed infrastructure package will make Utah more drought resilient.
With stroke of his pen, Biden restores Utah's monuments. Here are 5 things you need to know

With stroke of his pen, Biden restores Utah's monuments. Here are 5 things you need to know

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 3:11 p.m.

President Joe Biden restored Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to their original boundaries in a White House ceremony Friday.
Biden expected to restore original boundaries of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase monuments

Biden expected to restore original boundaries of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase monuments

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 6:57 p.m.

President Joe Biden is expected to reverse a decision by the Trump administration to downsize Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante on Friday.
Salt Lake City lost the lucrative Outdoor Retailer shows to Denver. Could it steal them back?

Salt Lake City lost the lucrative Outdoor Retailer shows to Denver. Could it steal them back?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 8:06 a.m.

Could the mammoth and lucrative Outdoor Retailer shows be headed back to Salt Lake City?
Utah likely to sue if Biden acts 'unilaterally' on monuments, governor says

Utah likely to sue if Biden acts 'unilaterally' on monuments, governor says

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted April 15 - 5:22 p.m.

If push came to shove, Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday said the state of Utah would likely sue if President Joe Biden decides "unilaterally" to restore or expand Utah's national monuments.
Utah leaders bid farewell to Interior Secretary Haaland with warning against 'unilateral' decision

Utah leaders bid farewell to Interior Secretary Haaland with warning against 'unilateral' decision

Katie McKellar and Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted April 9 - 5:27 p.m.

Utah's all-GOP delegation and state leaders bid farewell to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the third day of her whirlwind tour of two controversial national monument designations, with a call for a collaborative — not unilateral — decision.
Salt Lake laments, Denver celebrates Outdoor Retailer move

Salt Lake laments, Denver celebrates Outdoor Retailer move

Jasen Lee; KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press  |  Posted July 6 - 6:09 p.m.

As the large white tents begin to fill the huge downtown parking lot between North Temple and South Temple, and 200 West to 300 West, the finality of a decadeslong relationship comes into focus.
Outdoor Retailer departure draws varying degrees of concern

Outdoor Retailer departure draws varying degrees of concern

Jasen Lee  |  Posted Feb. 17 - 10:23 p.m.

Despite losing Outdoor Retailer and its estimated $45 million in annual spending, some Utah lawmakers aren't all that concerned about it. But the same can't be said for some local small businesses who worry about the survival of their life's work.
Outdoor Retailer announces it will not include Utah in future outdoors show

Outdoor Retailer announces it will not include Utah in future outdoors show

Carter Williams  |  Posted Feb. 16 - 10:35 p.m.

Outdoor Retailer officials announced Thursday that after a teleconference meeting with Gov. Gary Herbert and different companies that it will not include Utah in future request for proposals for future show locations.
Utah Legislature votes to shed Bears Ears monument designation

Utah Legislature votes to shed Bears Ears monument designation

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 6:29 p.m.

The Utah Senate voted Friday to urge the Trump administration to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument designation made by former President Barack Obama in December. Utah's congressional delegation wanted lawmakers to show unity in opposition.