Bears Ears

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President Trump is set to deliver an early Christmas gift to Utah’s elected leaders on Monday. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Trump is coming to Salt Lake City to announce an executive order shrinking two of the state’s national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.

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Speculation is swirling over what changes President Trump will make to two national monuments in southern Utah.

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President Trump is planning to come to San Juan County, Utah, early in December to declare a reduction in size for Bears Ears National Monument.

President Trump has reportedly promised to shrink the 1.3-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah.

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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center near Cortez has weighed in against proposed changes to national monuments, including Bears Ears in Southeast Utah.