Event: Bears Ears Monument Advisory to host its first public meeting on June 5 & 6

The 15-member Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee, which was appointed with some controversy last month, will meet publicly for the first time on June 5 and 6 at the Hideout Community Center in Monticello, Utah. The meeting will be open to the public and will be held on June 5, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading Event: Bears Ears Monument Advisory to host its first public meeting on June 5 & 6

Gila (Poem)

Gila By Austin Holmes Heloderma suspectum Elusive monster I long to witness your beaded banded skin Bubbling like boiling mythical waters Venom-soaked tongue like a dusty mauve rose Perhaps I shall one day see you emerge From your red earth dwelling, deer mouse in mouth, And shall applaud you and my Boundless fortuity

Letter: Maryboy and Adakai Set Record Straight on County Administrator’s Resignation

Note: The following is a prepared statement from the San Juan County Democratic Party. Oljato, UT – The San Juan County administrator’s recent resignation was not a big surprise. “Mr. Pehrson had not been willing to take direction from the new County Commission and execute its priorities, and his abrupt resignation last week was not … Continue reading Letter: Maryboy and Adakai Set Record Straight on County Administrator’s Resignation

Letter: Shame on the Interior Department for placing monument foes on the Bears Ears Advisory Committee

To the Editor, When President Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument, it was to “preserve its cultural, prehistoric, and historic legacy…for the benefit of all Americans.” However, the Interior Department has selected 15 people, who are resolute monument foes, for the advisory committee that will provide guidance on the managing of the reduced Bears Ears … Continue reading Letter: Shame on the Interior Department for placing monument foes on the Bears Ears Advisory Committee

Historic Photo Retake: San Juan River near Bluff, 1925

By Brandt Hart This set of photographs was taken just west of Bluff. They clearly illustrate a lesson in changing vegetation and river ecology. In the top 1925 image, the San Juan River flows freely. The river then, for the most part, was unencumbered by dams and diversions upriver which allowed massive floods to routinely … Continue reading Historic Photo Retake: San Juan River near Bluff, 1925