Category Archives: Rural Communities

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…

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…