CANYONLANDS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CANYONLANDS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Opposition to Canyonlands expansion is disgusting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250845-82/canyonlands-create-obama-representatives.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250845-82/canyonlands-create-obama-representatives.html.csp">Letter: Opposition to Canyonlands expansion is disgusting</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T16:43:02.133-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After reading the article (“14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah,” July 31) about possibly expanding Canyonlands and the reaction of the supposed representatives from Utah, I am even more ashamed of them than usual. Especially Orrin Hatch, who is quoted as saying he is discouraged that members of Congress who don’t live here want to protect this amazing state. Well, to me it is discouraging and disgusting that our own representatives who actually live here and know what a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250845@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:02 MDT Editorial: Greater Canyonlands: right idea, wrong method http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251549-82/monument-president-national-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251549-82/monument-president-national-utah.html.csp">Editorial: Greater Canyonlands: right idea, wrong method</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T16:43:01.962-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It may be more a question of when than if President Obama will wave his presidential scepter and create a new national monument in southern Utah. If he does, it will be a good end but a bad means. When the president created the half-million-acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico in May, he said he wasn’t done using the 1906 Antiquities Act, which grants him the power to create monuments without any role or input from either Congress or the states. And now 14 Democrat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58251549@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:01 MDT 14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58242954-90/bishop-canyonlands-create-greater.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58242954-90/bishop-canyonlands-create-greater.html.csp">14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T12:30:35.278-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fourteen liberal senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday urging him to create a new national monument in southeastern Utah forever protecting redrock mesas, ancient cliff dwellings and a hunting site that’s 12,000 years old. The letter is sure to irritate Utah’s members of Congress, who have attempted to curtail the president’s power to set aside such land and oppose a new Greater Canyonlands National Monument, which would block oil and gas drilling and other uses on 1.8 mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58242954@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:30:35 MDT Health professionals urge Obama to create Greater Canyonlands monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211637-78/canyonlands-greater-national-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211637-78/canyonlands-greater-national-health.html.csp">Health professionals urge Obama to create Greater Canyonlands monument</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T22:10:18.474-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah health professionals are adding their voices to the clamor for President Barack Obama to create a Greater Canyonlands national monument. Some 200 Utahns, ranging from doctors to dietitians to nonprofit managers, signed a letter that was sent Tuesday to Obama. It asks the president, who has signaled that he intends to set aside more monuments, to protect 1.8 million acres of public lands surrounding Canyonlands National Park. “Protecting this world-class landscape would not only preserve an ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211637@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:10:18 MDT Utah ghost tree offers centuries-old ‘climate archive’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58011191-78/tree-juniper-creek-ago.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58011191-78/tree-juniper-creek-ago.html.csp">Utah ghost tree offers centuries-old ‘climate archive’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T09:33:12.098-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 09:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While on a walk with his wife near Utah’s Indian Creek last fall, Barry Baker discovered a 13-foot juniper hovering like a ghost, embedded in a towering cutbank several feet above a creek bed. The limbless trunk, which radiocarbon dating indicates died 350 years ago, stood perfectly upright, its roots clinging to the gravelly strata. This piece of wood is like a searchlight beam into the past, revealing what the landscape southeast of Canyonlands National Park looked like centuries ago, accordi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58011191@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:33:12 MDT