Items by Lisa Church

Wrecking homes for open space: Philanthropist Jennifer Speers
Jennifer Speers, a Salt Lake city resident with a legacy from her great-grandfather of stopping development along the Palisades in New York and New Jersey and a strong bent toward conservation, buys the Rio Colorado property, and pulls down Moab developer
Luxury looms over Moab
Some Moab, Utah, residents are fighting a luxury resort and development called Cloudrock that developers want to build on a state-owned mesa south of town.
'We haven't got anything back'
Nephi, Utah, resident Ross Garrett in his own words talks about water and population growth in Utah.
Utah's river kid takes on the water buffaloes
Zachary Frankel's Utah Rivers Council is fighting the Central Utah Project, particularly a plan by farmers and investors to sell CUP water intended for irrigation to rapidly growing Salt Lake County.
Mountain of mine waste may move after all
The controversial pile of uranium tailings next to the Colorado River near Moab, Utah, may finally be moved.
Second tram heads for Moab
Some Moab, Utah, residents are up in arms about a developer's plans for a new tourist tram with a visitor center, store, restaurant and huge viewing deck at the top of the ride.
Road ban stops a timber project
Dixie National Forest officials cancel a controversial timber sale because it conflicts with the Forest Service's nationwide moratorium on road construction in roadless areas.
Officials seek the "complete' Canyonlands
Canyonlands Superintendent Walt Dabney has proposed to more than double the park's size by redrawing its boundaries along natural features.
Locals rebel against road closures
Locals are protesting the Forest Service's plan to close 210 miles of old logging roads in Dixie National Forest.
No love for Lycra in Moab
A rash of vandalism at Moab's Sand Flats Recreation Area, which includes the famous Slickrock bike trail, seems to be directed at mountain-biking tourists.
Fun-hogs to replace cows in a Utah monument
On Utah's new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, a conservation deal will move cattle out of the canyons most popular with hikers and boats, especially along the Escalante River.