Canyon of the Ancients National Monument

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Canyons cleared: Local monument is safe, but review process has a harmful hidden agenda

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced officially what he said informally a few weeks ago: Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has survived the review process intact. That decision is...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Cortez council OKs letter supporting unchanged Canyons monument

CORTEZ – The Cortez City Council voted this week to send a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior asking that no changes be made to the national monument designation of Canyons of the...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Antiquities Act: Museums without walls preserving our nation’s cultural and natural heritage for over 100 years

The Antiquities Act of 1906 celebrates its 111th birthday today. The title itself feels ancient and calls up images of dusty artifacts, ruins, dwellings and landscapes as old as the earth. Since...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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LaCroix: Anniversary of the Antiquities Act a time to reflect on our dependence on public lands

When my wife, Jen, and I decided we were going to pursue our dream of opening our own business, we knew it would be outdoor-oriented. Growing up in Colorado we are both fortunate to have access to...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Canyons of the Ancients group, BLM partner on land projects

After nearly dissolving in February, the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance has found new life. On Wednesday, the friends group for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Bureau of Land...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Barbara McLachlan passes resolution opposing National Monument review

DENVER – State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, used a resolution to make a statement on where she stands on the Trump administration’s effort to review National Monuments. House Resolution 11,...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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National monuments in crosshairs of review ordered by Trump

DENVER – The Trump administration took aim Wednesday at National Monuments designated in the past two decades, saying states should be protected from federal land grabs. An executive order signed...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Artifact looting, vandalism surge in southeastern Utah

The Bureau of Land Management and Friends of Cedar Mesa , a nonprofit, formed an unusual public-private partnership this month to prosecute looters and vandals of southeastern Utah’s Native...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Four Corners School of Outdoor Education shows off new discovery center

MONTICELLO, Utah – Sitting at the crossroads of the vast Colorado Plateau, this quaint town of 2,000 is surrounded by national parks, mountains, rivers and red rock canyons that define the region....

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument grazing discussed

Despite less than perfect rangeland conditions on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, cattle grazing is still a legitimate use if managed carefully, monument officials say. The hardscrabble...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmentalists stop grazing on monument

A coalition of environmental groups have forced public land managers to delay a grazing permit decision on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Grand Canyon Trust, Western Watershed Project,...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The ranger with a big range

Tyler Fouss is the new law enforcement ranger for the Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios field office. Fouss has been a BLM ranger in the Montrose area, for the Moab district, and Grand...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors