Utah

The West’s coal giant is going down
The West’s coal giant is going down
7 things you need to know about Navajo Generating Station’s 2019 closure.
When the power of protest works
When the power of protest works
Organized dissent helped kill Rep. Chaffetz’s public-lands transfer bill.
Outdoor rec industry defends public lands
Outdoor rec industry defends public lands
Utah’s delegation tries to roll back protections, riling a conservation-minded outdoors cohort.
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Western states react to Trump’s immigration travel ban
Western states react to Trump’s immigration travel ban
At least eight Republican Congressmen have broken with their party line in opposition.
Was the Bears Ears designation a victory?
Was the Bears Ears designation a victory?
Despite compromise, the controversial monument’s opposition is riled up.
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.