MONUMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MONUMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prep football preview: Monument Valley Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58300548-77/players-football-valley-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58300548-77/players-football-valley-cougars.html.csp">Prep football preview: Monument Valley Cougars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:16:14.681-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Monument Valley Cougars Playing football for Monument Valley High School isn’t easy. The school is located on the edge of the iconic scenic valley right on the Utah-Arizona border, meaning long-distance travel for the majority of its games. Most of the athletes have never played the game before strappin...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58300548@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:14 MDT Trib Talk: A new national monument in southern Utah? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58285543-231/utah-com-monument-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58285543-231/utah-com-monument-national.html.csp">Trib Talk: A new national monument in southern Utah?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T13:12:41.372-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 01:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A letter by 14 senators urges President Barack Obama to designate 1.8 million acres in southeastern Utah as a new national monument, an idea that environmentalists embrace while Utah’s congressional delegation and many rural leaders oppose. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, Gov. Gary Herbert’s spokesman Marty Carpenter, Utah Sierra Club’s Mark Clemens and Tribune reporter Matt Canham join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the Greater Canyonlands National Monument...</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> 58285543@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:12:41 MDT Judge rules Ten Commandments monument must go http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58277392-68/monument-bloomfield-judge-commandments.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58277392-68/monument-bloomfield-judge-commandments.html.csp">Judge rules Ten Commandments monument must go</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T19:40:01.964-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 07:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bloomfield, N.M. • A federal judge on Thursday ruled that a New Mexico city must remove a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lawn in front of Bloomfield City Hall. Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker said in his ruling in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that the monument amounts to government speech and has the “principal effect of endorsing religion.” Because of the context and history surrounding the granite monument, Parker said Bloomfield clea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582773922014-08-08T19:40:01.964-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T19:40:01.964-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58277392@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:40:01 MDT Herbert to monument supporters: Come visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267711-90/area-herbert-lands-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267711-90/area-herbert-lands-letter.html.csp">Herbert to monument supporters: Come visit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T22:40:11.986-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert is inviting 14 liberal U.S. senators who are asking President Barack Obama to create a 1.8 million-acre national monument around Canyonlands National Park to come to Utah and visit the area. “While I disagree with the specific actions you recommend, I fully concur that Utah is blessed with amazing natural resources worthy of protection,” Herbert said in the letter dated Tuesday. “Unfortunately, few out-of-state federal officials have had the opportunity to personally experience...</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> 58267711@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:40:11 MDT Paul Rolly: Stewart saving Utah’s scenic wonders — at least in photos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58254347-90/stewart-utah-national-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58254347-90/stewart-utah-national-park.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Stewart saving Utah’s scenic wonders — at least in photos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T15:48:11.343-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Freshman Rep. Chris Stewart is so proud of Utah’s natural beauty that he placed a photo of its spectacular scenery on his congressional website. The area Stewart shows off will remain pristine because it lies within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which is protected due to then-President Bill Clinton’s application of the Antiquities Act. While Stewart is proud to display the protected site for all to see, he voted recently to undo the process that would protect similar American...</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> 58254347@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:48:11 MDT Obama names New Mexico monument, says ‘I’m not finished’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57972924-90/act-action-areas-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57972924-90/act-action-areas-congress.html.csp">Obama names New Mexico monument, says ‘I’m not finished’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T16:43:23.92-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama wielded his unilateral power Wednesday to set aside nearly 500,000 acres in New Mexico along the Mexican border as a national monument, and he promised more action to save other treasured landscapes. “I’ve preserved more than 3 million acres of public lands for future generations. And I am not finished,” Obama declared before signing a proclamation naming the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Wednesday’s action marks Obama’s 12th use of the Antiq...</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> 57972924@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:43:23 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="2014-08-04T10:27:26.577-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:27AM 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 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:27:26 MDT Letter: Hatch can’t tell destroying from preserving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251083-82/hatch-acts-attack-escalante.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251083-82/hatch-acts-attack-escalante.html.csp">Letter: Hatch can’t tell destroying from preserving</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T17:11:02.229-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orrin Hatch said of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, “Like the attack on Pearl Harbor, this massive proclamation came completely without notice to the public. The biggest presidential land set-aside in almost 20 years was a sneak attack.” Apparently our good senator cannot distinguish between acts of destruction and acts of preservation. Breck England Bountiful</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> 58251083@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT 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 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 Three wildfires smoldering in Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225693-78/fire-friday-johnson-monument.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225693-78/fire-friday-johnson-monument.html.csp">Three wildfires smoldering in Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T20:39:02.51-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 08:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three wildfires were burning in remote areas of Dinosaur National Monument, which remained open to visitors as of Friday evening. The largest is the Hog Fire, which by Friday night had spread to 40 acres on the Yampa Plateau. Three engines, two hand crews, two heavy tankers and an air tanker began tackling the flames at 5 p.m., though the fire was zero percent contained Friday evening, said National Park Service spokesman Dan Johnson. The 15-acre Island Park Fire, located in the monument’s Rainb...</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> 58225693@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:39:02 MDT A Look Back: This Is The Place Monument through the years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215734-78/historic-images-lake-monument.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215734-78/historic-images-lake-monument.html.csp">A Look Back: This Is The Place Monument through the years</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T10:48:05.908-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Each week, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s installment features historic images of This Is The Place Monument.</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> 58215734@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:48:05 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