Tag Archives: Government/Politics

More BLM Grazing Disputes in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Under indisputable drought conditions — during which the BLM is doing little to curb the overgrazing of massive numbers of wild horses throughout the West– the BLM and environmental groups…

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Recapture Canyon Protest Trial

  SALT LAKE CITY — A San Juan County commissioner and others “crossed the line” when they drove off-road vehicles into a closed southeastern Utah canyon as a protest against…

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The Bundy Stand-Off Revisited — A Year Later

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Bundy Stand-off.  Before republishing our original piece about the Stand-off, below, we’re going to make some quick observations about what has happened…

Water Planning, Preparation & Proactivity: A Tale of Two States — and Lessons to be Learned

Editors Note:  This tale should be instructive to local governments in rural Utah, many of which have sat on their hands and resources for years, making no plans and doing…

Private Property — the Great Problem Solver — Part 2 — by Morris & Linda Tannehill

This is Part 2, in a multi-part article by Morris & Linda Tannahill about the societal issues and problems that are solved by private property ownership. Private Property — the…

Tales from the So-Called “Justice” System — Ever Dwindling Transparency

According to this Salt Lake Tribune Article, when the federal government may have some exposure in a case, it can simply demand that the case be dismissed — without explanation. …

Private Property — the Great Problem Solver — Part 1 — by Morris & Linda Tannehill

This is Part 1, in a multi-part article by Morris & Linda Tannahill about the societal issues and problems that are solved by private property ownership. Private Property — the…

FEAR FUELS THE UTAH RAW MILK COW-SHARE DEBATE

  The Utah State Legislature is currently considering a proposal to re-legalize raw milk “cow shares.” In response to increasing consumer demand for raw milk, Representative Marc Roberts (R, Utah…

Letter to the Editor — Regarding Transfer of Public Lands — by William Smith, Professional Engineer

Greetings, I downloaded and began reading the report entitled “An Analysis of A Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah“, dated November 2014. As a consulting Professional Civil…

This Day in History — U.S. Army Massacres Indians at Wounded Knee — by TJ Lovato

When I was in college, I was politically alert and studied history.  What my friends and I noticed, among many other things, is how history books depict things.  When it…