Bears Ears

KSJD Local Newscast - Jan. 15, 2020

Jan 15, 2020

According to a report in the Canyon Echo Journal, the San Juan County Utah Commissioners voted on Tuesday to pass a resolution supporting the Bears Ears Expansion and Respect for Sovereignty Act, which if passed would increase Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah back to the 1.9 million-acre area originally proposed by the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition in 2015.

Austin Cope

Recently released documents by the Department of the Interior show a conversation neglecting the benefits of national monument preservation. They were retracted a day later and republished with redactions, but not before the Washington Post had a look and published a story. 

Calling Your Bluff: Campaigning in Utah’s New Town

Jun 26, 2018
Daniel Rayzel

If you drive west toward Bluff, Utah, one of the first things you’ll notice will be the Navajo Twins, a set of rock formations overlooking the city. You’ll drive on the mix of paved and gravel roads while admiring impressive walls of sandstone, but there’s a good chance you’ll miss the ongoing campaigning for town council. 

Austin Cope

In March of 2017, shortly after President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument, KSJD spoke with two people who lived near the monument's new boundaries. Slightly over a year later, after drastic cuts to the monument and the beginning of a legal fight over the Antiquities Act, KSJD's Austin Cope reached back out to the people with whom he had spoken.