Category Archives: Rural Communities

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Grassroots Movement(s) in Southeastern Utah Defy Obama Monuments Agenda

The proposal to make Bears Ears a national monument has created divisions throughout the state of Utah. But in San Juan County, residents of all backgrounds are taking a stand…

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Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer Wins Election Despite Media Narrative

  Sheriff Glenn Palmer of Grant County Oregon came under fire during the Malheur Protest in January 2016 because he communicated and talked to some of the people who were…

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The Ugly Underbelly of National Monument/Park Designations and “Conservation Tourism”

  Why Little Western Towns Don’t Want to Become ‘Another Moab’ Despite its tourist boom, the town that mining, parks, and mountain biking built is straining to get by.  — by…

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Garfield County, Utah Declares Unique State of Emergency

  Garfield County commissioners officially declared a state of emergency based on declining school enrollment, an issue they say reflects a larger problem that has been threatening their communities for…