Canyon of the Ancients National Monument

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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

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Sand Canyon your destination? Don’t park here

Hikers and bikers at the Sand Canyon trailhead who park on McElmo Road will be fined $100, Montezuma County officials say. “It’s a safety issue, and within our authority to prohibit parking on a...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Canyon is so close, yet so far

People buy property next to public lands assuming they will have private access to a vast backyard of open space and wilderness. But as some neighbors of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Montezuma County objects to land buy

The Montezuma County commissioners are officially opposing a Bureau of Land Management land purchase of 940 acres that would expand Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Two lots owned by Bud...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group wants local control of roads

A public-access group wants Montezuma County commissioners to assert jurisdiction over all roads within the county, including roads on land within Bureau of Land Management, Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sand Canyon trailhead to move

Officials of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument are making plans to relocate the Sand Canyon trailhead and parking lot because of cultural concerns of Native American tribes. The southern...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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So-called end of the world had a start in S.W. Colorado

Southwest Colorado probably cannot be blamed for the end of the world, which many fear could happen Friday with a planetary crack-up or a rogue planet smashing into the Earth, but the basis for...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News