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  • New Route to End Utah's Wilderness Stalemate

    New Route to End Utah's Wilderness Stalemate

    Can one of the West's most conservative, anti-federal lands lawmakers broker a mega-wilderness deal in the Beehive state?

  • Beehive state may get new wilderness — and more

    In Utah, an "omnibus" public-lands bill may create several new wilderness areas near Zion National Park, but at the same time authorize the auction of federal lands for development

  • Enviros wary of 'Nevada-style' wilderness bill

    A controversial proposed wilderness bill for Utah’s Washington County includes utility corridors, motorized-vehicle trails, and public-land sales designed to accommodate urban growth

  • Pipeline and dam dreams

    The Utah Legislature has approved money for "preconstruction" work on a new dam for the Wasatch Front and a new pipeline for the booming city of St. George

  • Is the great federal land debate over?

    Two trends are almost as dangerous as the idea of directly selling off the public lands: land transfers done in the name of economic development, and the outsourcing of jobs in the federal land-management agencies.

  • Heard around the West

    Forest Service fire liaison busted for tossing cigarette butts; Interior decorator Gale Norton; horse slasher; cell phones vs. snakes; neighborhood with the slurry on top; tough on crime at Yellowstone; and Bonner County, Idaho, is quiet

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