MONUMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MONUMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BLM studying how to contain Grand Staircase oil damage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57791257-78/oil-spill-wash-blm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57791257-78/oil-spill-wash-blm.html.csp">BLM studying how to contain Grand Staircase oil damage</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="2014-04-10T07:40:02.43-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A “pinhole” leak that went undetected for weeks, possibly months, is responsible for the oil now matting a desert wash in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, according to officials probing the spill discovered last month. Bureau of Land Management officials are figuring out how to monitor and contain the mess, but they say leaving the oil in place will likely pose the least threat to the fragile desert ecosystems at the headwaters of the Escalante River. The Upper Valley oil field, ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57791257@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:40:02 MDT Interagency Fire Center releases list of planned burns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57786589-78/acre-site-usfs-blm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57786589-78/acre-site-usfs-blm.html.csp">Interagency Fire Center releases list of planned burns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T08:51:19.605-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 08:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Federal and state parks and forestry agencies have announced an ambitious schedule for “prescribed,” or intentional and controlled rangeland and forest fires, for southwestern Utah and neighboring northwestern Arizona this summer. Targeted burn areas were listed on Monday by Color Country Interagency Fire Center officials for 16 sites. The fires, meant to both reduce the potential for out-of-control wildfires and to rejuvenate new growth, will be occur only at times when weather conditions are ...</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> 57786589@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:51:19 MDT Editorial: Bishop’s attack on Antiquities Act is a bad idea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734408-82/national-monument-act-antiquities.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734408-82/national-monument-act-antiquities.html.csp">Editorial: Bishop’s attack on Antiquities Act is a bad idea</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T10:22:35.923-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Leave it as it is. You cannot improve upon it; not a bit. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and for all who come after you.” — President Theodore Roosevelt, designating the Grand Canyon National Monument, 1908 Utah’s Rep. Rob Bishop has it absolutely backwards. The time for a public review of the future of a piece of public land is before it is forever destroyed, not before it is set aside. His bill, H.R. 1459, which the House debated and, predictabl...</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> 57734408@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:22:35 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739228-82/sltrib-com-commenting-csp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739228-82/sltrib-com-commenting-csp.html.csp">The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:05.244-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Asking locals if they want a monument is like asking a kid if they want a flu shot. Don’t ask, just do it.” — JudgeGraft commenting on the March 27 Tribune editorial, “Bishop’s attack on Antiquities Act is a bad idea” “What?! The ‘It’s Icky’ defense doesn’t work? I’m shocked!” — jazzsax_ut commenting on the March 26 Tribune Editorial, “Amendment 3’s hired guns backfire on Utah” “‘Citation Oil and Gas Corp.’ What an ironic, yet appropriate name.” — ChairmanMauzer commenting on the ...</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> 57739228@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT House passes Bishop’s bill on creating monuments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57733856-90/bishop-bill-national-act.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57733856-90/bishop-bill-national-act.html.csp">House passes Bishop’s bill on creating monuments</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="2014-03-26T21:20:24.677-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A proposed national monument would first have to go through an environmental review under legislation approved Wednesday by the House. The House voted largely along party lines — 222 to 201 — to pass Utah Rep. Rob Bishop’s legislation that would restrict a president’s unilateral power to protect large swaths of public land without congressional approval. Bishop said this approach is necessary to allow public input into monument designations that currently are done with a stroke of...</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> 57733856@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:20:24 MDT Washington Monument tours to begin May 12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57729357-79/monument-washington-national-tours.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57729357-79/monument-washington-national-tours.html.csp">Washington Monument tours to begin May 12</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="2014-03-26T09:55:08.949-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns visiting Washington, D.C., will be able to see the Washington Monument without scaffolding this week in preparation for the monument’s re-opening May 12. The monument has been closed for 32 months after being damaged by an earthquake. The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall will host a re-opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Public tours will begin at 1 p.m., with tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 8:30 a.m. that day at the Washington Monument L...</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> 57729357@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:55:08 MDT Bishop bill would restrict national monument creation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729569-90/act-antiquities-bill-bishop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729569-90/act-antiquities-bill-bishop.html.csp">Bishop bill would restrict national monument creation</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T22:24:14.499-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • With a stroke of his pen on April 12, 1929, President Herbert Hoover preserved some 4,200 acres in southeastern Utah, heralding the area’s gigantic arches, natural bridges, spires and other unique wind-worn formations. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt expanded the new Arches National Monument to create what is now a national park so treasured that Utah is synonymous with the park’s iconic Delicate Arch. Republican and Democratic presidents have used the 1906 Antiquities Act — whi...</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> 57729569@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:24:14 MDT Letter: Bishop’s opposition to California monument defies local support http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57722826-82/president-monument-bishop-california.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57722826-82/president-monument-bishop-california.html.csp">Letter: Bishop’s opposition to California monument defies local support</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T01:01:03.573-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am disappointed, to say the least, in Rep. Rob Bishop’s reaction to the president’s protection of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands and expansion of the California Coastal National Monument (“Obama trying to create national monuments in New Mexico and California,” Tribune, Feb. 4). I believe his statement is purely political, because here in Mendocino, local business groups, environmental interests, Native Americans, and political interests from all sides were thrilled with the president...</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> 57722826@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Idaho protesters rally for Ten Commandments monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691446-68/monument-idaho-group-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691446-68/monument-idaho-group-letter.html.csp">Idaho protesters rally for Ten Commandments monument</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T21:41:10.167-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandpoint, Idaho • Up to 500 protesters showed up at a public park in Sandpoint to protest a possible plan to move a Ten Commandments monument. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports (http://bit.ly/Oduqxa) the protest started about 2 p.m. Thursday even though Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon said there were no plans to move the monument. “I don’t like this at all,” said protester Gladys Larson. “There’s no way someone can come into our town and dictate what goes on here.” City officials have said ...</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> 57691446@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:41:10 MDT Trial begins over Ten Commandments monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57666771-68/monument-albuquerque-erect-hall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57666771-68/monument-albuquerque-erect-hall.html.csp">Trial begins over Ten Commandments monument</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T15:58:01.824-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 03:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque, N.M. • A trial has started in federal court on whether a New Mexico city can have a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments on the lawn in front of Bloomfield City Hall. The lawsuit contends the 6-foot-tall granite monument violates the religious freedoms of residents by conveying a message that the city endorses a particular religious belief. The trial before Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker began Monday, the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1ctGnd2 ) reported. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576667712014-03-11T15:58:01.824-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T15:58:01.824-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57666771@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:58:01 MDT Enviromentalists, mountain bikers reach deal on Idaho land http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57665623-68/mountain-wilderness-idaho-monument.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57665623-68/mountain-wilderness-idaho-monument.html.csp">Enviromentalists, mountain bikers reach deal on Idaho land</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T14:57:11.109-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise, Idaho • Environmentalists and mountain bikers have reached agreement on a proposal for protecting the Boulder-White Clouds as a national monument. The Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/1qtfmdF ) reported Tuesday that the agreement creates zones to maintain wilderness characteristics in some areas, while continuing mountain-bike access to the popular area north of Sun Valley. The Idaho Conservation League, Wood River Bicycle Coalition, International Mountain Bicycling Association and The Wild...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576656232014-03-11T14:57:11.109-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T14:57:11.109-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57665623@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:57:11 MDT