Stories tagged: national monuments
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Trump takes aim at western monuments with oil riches
Bears Ears National Monument in Utah boasts stretches of red-and-yellow sandstone so brilliant they appear to be ablaze and rock structures so precarious they appear to defy gravity.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
U.S. interior secretary Zinke starts Utah red rocks monuments review
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke started a four-day Utah trip Sunday to assess whether 3.2 million acres of national monuments in the state’s southern red rock region should be scaled …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trump orders review of national monuments
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres in …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 11 p.m.
Democrats pressure Trump to keep national monuments
Western Democrats are pressuring President Donald Trump not to rescind land protections put in place by President Barack Obama, including Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument.
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013
Obama may bypass Congress to create national monuments
SAN FRANCISCO – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she will recommend that President Barack Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that …
Sun., April 7, 2013
San Juan Islands high on everyone’s list, including Obama’s
Washington’s San Juan Islands are among the hottest items in the world of recreational travel this year. In recent months, standouts among the 28 islands and some 400 more rocks …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012
New national monument honors military service canines
LOS ANGELES — The act of Congress is in the books, the bills are paid, the sculptures are being cast, and one of the biggest parades in the world will …
Sun., July 22, 2012, 8:38 a.m.
Climbers attracted to volcano that lost its top
Ah, Mount St. Helens. I’ve written hundreds of stories about it, explored the trails around it on foot, skis and mountain bike; and climbed it 10 times, if I can …
Sun., Aug. 29, 2010
Ranchers plan to fight proposed monuments
LEWISTOWN, Mont. – Ranchers in eastern Montana are digging in for what they said Friday would be a protracted fight against a tentative Interior Department proposal to designate more than …