MONUMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MONUMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Obama to expand ocean preserve to 6 times the size http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58452327-68/obama-preserve-ocean-fishing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58452327-68/obama-preserve-ocean-fishing.html.csp">Obama to expand ocean preserve to 6 times the size</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T20:22:15.78-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 08:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • President Barack Obama is carving out a wide swath of the Pacific Ocean for an expanded marine preserve, putting the waters off-limits to drilling and most fishing in a bid to protect fragile underwater life. The revamped expanded Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will cover 490,000 square miles — an area roughly three times the size of California — and will become the largest marine preserve in the world. Millions of seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals live ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584523272014-09-27T20:22:15.78-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-27T20:22:15.78-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58452327@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:22:15 MDT Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58432636-68/oklahoma-lawsuit-judge-monument.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58432636-68/oklahoma-lawsuit-judge-monument.html.csp">Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T09:30:02.401-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 09:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • An Oklahoma County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenges a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol. District Judge Thomas Prince granted Friday the motion filed by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission. The lawsuit alleged the monument violates the state constitution’s ban against using public property to support “any sect, church, denomination or system of religion.” Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, which filed th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584326362014-09-19T09:30:02.401-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T09:30:02.401-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432636@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:30:02 MDT Utah governor: No surprises, no monument — for now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58424668-90/area-bishop-herbert-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58424668-90/area-bishop-herbert-http.html.csp">Utah governor: No surprises, no monument — for now</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="2014-09-18T08:13:40.636-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert said he has been assured by the top levels of the Obama administration that the White House won’t designate a new national monument in southeastern Utah as long as a more comprehensive public-lands effort is making headway. Herbert met with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during a trip to Washington last week and told her that Utah didn’t want any “surprises” with the designation of the Greater Canyonlands National Monument, a proposed 1.8 million-acre area that environmental ...</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> 58424668@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:13:40 MDT NFL’s Washington team offers donation to Monument Valley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58365453-190/team-monument-schools-valley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58365453-190/team-monument-schools-valley.html.csp">NFL’s Washington team offers donation to Monument Valley</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="2014-09-02T23:31:07.872-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The controversy over the Washington NFL football team’s nickname has come to San Juan County. Representatives of the NFL team’s Original Americans Foundation attended last Friday night’s football game between Whitehorse and Monument Valley. According to the Navajo Times, the foundation offered Monument Valley $30,000 for its athletic program. But school district officials dispute that figure and said the donation needs to go through proper channels before it can be accepted. San Juan County Sch...</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> 58365453@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:07 MDT Utah delegation ‘proud’ of Canyonlands, but urges against monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403767-90/anniversary-area-canyonlands-delegation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403767-90/anniversary-area-canyonlands-delegation.html.csp">Utah delegation ‘proud’ of Canyonlands, but urges against monument</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="2014-09-11T22:58:27.728-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • While celebrating the creation of Canyonlands National Park on its 50-year anniversary, Republican members of Congress from Utah urged President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a letter Thursday not to expand the park and to let state and local leaders decide on how to protect the area around it. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Reps. Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart say Canyonlands is a jewel and standing on its cliffs enjoying the vistas “puts lif...</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> 58403767@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:58:27 MDT Canyonlands: An unfinished conservation struggle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369553-78/canyonlands-park-national-monument.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369553-78/canyonlands-park-national-monument.html.csp">Canyonlands: An unfinished conservation struggle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T07:51:14.197-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The journey from the Upheaval Dome trailhead to the Green River passes through 100 million years of the Earth’s history, beginning with Jurassic-era Navajo Sandstone and winding down to the 250 million-year-old White Rim that forms the ledge over the park’s inner canyons. The intriguing geological puzzle — did a meteor impact from above create the crater, or a gradual uplift from below? — is inside Canyonlands National Park, created 50 years ago this week. But the view across the Green River, li...</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> 58369553@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:51:14 MDT Fossil damaged at Dinosaur National Monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58379954-78/dinosaur-national-park-trail.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58379954-78/dinosaur-national-park-trail.html.csp">Fossil damaged at Dinosaur National Monument</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T22:46:35.653-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park rangers are offering a reward for information about whoever damaged a fossil at Dinosaur National Monument. On Tuesday, a ranger leading a guided tour discovered damage to a sauropod’s fossilized humerus bone along the Fossil Discovery Trail. Part of the lower half of the humerus is missing, damage that wasn’t evident the day before, according to a National Park Service news release. The 1.2-mile trail runs between the Quarry Visitor Center and the Quarry Exhibit Hall, where the famous wal...</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> 58379954@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:46:35 MDT 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 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 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