Utah

Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands
Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands
A review of “The Lost World of the Old Ones,” a voyage through Southwestern archaeology.
U.S. House changes its rules to ease federal land transfers
U.S. House changes its rules to ease federal land transfers
The Western movement to transfer federal lands scores an early victory in the new Congress.
Bears Ears a go — but here’s where Obama drew the line
Bears Ears a go — but here’s where Obama drew the line
The designation’s concessions are unlikely to appease ardent opponents.
A tribal coalition wins a monument for Bears Ears
A tribal coalition wins a monument for Bears Ears
While consensus supporting a designation grew, many Utah politicians argued that the president’s action is an abuse of power.
The Park Service centennial celebration’s damage to the lands
The Park Service centennial celebration’s damage to the lands
The numbers behind the 100th year celebration of our overflowing parks.
An inside look at the national parks
An inside look at the national parks
Hard-won photos of the National Park Service’s ‘Treasured Lands.’
Could land speed racing fade from Bonneville Salt Flats?
Could land speed racing fade from Bonneville Salt Flats?
Utah’s changing landscape casts doubt on the future of a sport.
Election roundup: What happened in the West
Election roundup: What happened in the West
A rundown of the West’s political shifts and ballot measures.
Terry Tempest Williams and the refuge of change
Terry Tempest Williams and the refuge of change
One of the West’s most beloved authors revisits Great Salt Lake.
Looking over the edge
Looking over the edge
2016 Bell Prize runner-up.
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
For the climate-interested voter, these are the Western races to watch on Tuesday.
Biggest loser at Comb Ridge? The public.
Biggest loser at Comb Ridge? The public.
A landmark within the proposed Bears Ears Monument was sold to private interests.
A national monument is a heavy-handed solution for Bears Ears
A national monument is a heavy-handed solution for Bears Ears
More protection for these lands would mean more regulation and less freedom.
The fight for Bears Ears, on the road
The fight for Bears Ears, on the road
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, Ute Mountain Ute member, takes the monument debate to Washington.
Comb Ridge parcel sold to highest bidder
Comb Ridge parcel sold to highest bidder
The privatized parcel within the proposed Bears Ears national monument could be a sign of things to come.
At least 15 counties have left the American Lands Council
At least 15 counties have left the American Lands Council
But that doesn’t mean Western counties have backed down on land transfers.
The bid for Bears Ears
The bid for Bears Ears
The tribal push for a Bears Ears monument raises thorny questions of homeland and sovereignty.
Malheur occupation impacts linger throughout the West
Malheur occupation impacts linger throughout the West
Sagebrush Rebellion flareups cooled off after Bundy arrests but the standoff’s effects ripple out.
Geologic vandalism, the return of the Blob and Glacier’s top dog
Geologic vandalism, the return of the Blob and Glacier’s top dog
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Why Utah’s Mormons waffle on this year’s GOP candidate
Why Utah’s Mormons waffle on this year’s GOP candidate
Trump sparks a conflict between morality and political belief.
The Western races to watch
The Western races to watch
Democrats hope to nab vulnerable Republican seats.
How to share a dammed river
How to share a dammed river
Boaters are joining wildlife advocates, farmers and power companies to parcel out each cubic foot of Western rivers.
Don’t let Bears Ears go the way of Moab
Don’t let Bears Ears go the way of Moab
Industrial tourism has transformed the town. Bears Ears doesn’t have to suffer the same fate.