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    This monument was just plain stupid

    Roger Holland, a Kanab town councilman, in his own words on why he hates the new national monument.

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    A proud and defiant native

    Garfield County Commissioner Louise Liston in her own words on her fight against the monument and her struggle to preserve what she sees as important in the region.

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    Beauty and the Beast: The president's new monument forces southern Utah to face its tourism future

    As the small, conservative towns bordering Utah's new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument begin to adapt to the monument they never wanted, a new vision for what gateway communities and preserved areas might be begins to slowly emerge.

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    This rancher wants to stay

    Rancher Rob Blair in his own words on why he intends to keep raising cattle on the Mojave Preserve.

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    The Mojave National Preserve: 1.4 million acres of contradictions

    California's new Mojave National Preserve, touted as "a park for the 21st century," seeks to remain primitive and to avoid alienating the small communities in and around the preserve.

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    A miner turns host

    Jerry Freeman, owner of the tiny town of Nipton, Calif., in his own words on why he thinks the preserve will be a good - and profitable - thing.

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    Let's work with the situation

    Gerry Rankin, mayor of Big Water, Utah, in her own words describes her town's high hopes for Andalex's mine, but says she is willing to work with the new situation the new monument is bringing.

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    This monument was just plain stupid

    Roger Holland, a Kanab town councilman, in his own words on why he hates the new national monument.

  • Related Stories

    A proud and defiant native

    Garfield County Commissioner Louise Liston in her own words on her fight against the monument and her struggle to preserve what she sees as important in the region.

  • Feature

    Beauty and the Beast: The president's new monument forces southern Utah to face its tourism future

    As the small, conservative towns bordering Utah's new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument begin to adapt to the monument they never wanted, a new vision for what gateway communities and preserved areas might be begins to slowly emerge.

  • News

    Paying 1 percent for place

    Businesses in the ski town of Crested Butte, Colo., have begun offering a 1 percent surcharge on purchases to buy more open space.

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    A Chicago bank will try to invigorate Willapa Bay

    Chicago's Shorebank Corp. leads in innovative attempts to raise loans and create business development in the Willapa Bay area.

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    An optimistic man

    Ecotrust founder Spencer Beebe in his own words on Willapa Bay.

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    Defender of fish

    Fisherman Les Clark in his own words on the ecological problems and decline of salmon in Willapa Bay.

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    A newsman's overview of Willapa

    In his own words, editor Matt Winters of the Chinook Observer gives his view of the Willapa Alliance.

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