Utah

Right-wing militant charged for planting a bomb at BLM building
Right-wing militant charged for planting a bomb at BLM building
A federal felony complaint reveals that the feds are continuing to investigate extremism on public lands.
Land transfer battles rage on, county by county
Land transfer battles rage on, county by county
The American Lands Council supports local control but keeps its list of member counties secret.
How a Utah county silenced Native American voters — and how Navajos are fighting back
How a Utah county silenced Native American voters — and how Navajos are fighting back
A series of lawsuits could help counteract decades of racist practices.
How Utah’s public defense system is failing the poor
How Utah’s public defense system is failing the poor
The state is one of just two that provide no funding for the right to legal counsel, leaving local governments on the hook.
In Utah, the fight for a Bears Ears monument heats up
In Utah, the fight for a Bears Ears monument heats up
In a place where history, culture and geography intermingle, ‘local’ can be hard to define.
Why Rep. Rob Bishop’s promises of wilderness ring false
Why Rep. Rob Bishop’s promises of wilderness ring false
Famed forester Bob Marshall foreshadowed the loss of untouched lands in Utah.
How the FLDS church consolidated power on the Utah-Arizona border
How the FLDS church consolidated power on the Utah-Arizona border
A recent lawsuit sheds new light on how the polygamist church and municipal leadership are deeply intertwined.
In southern Utah, a ranger is jailed under questionable circumstances
In southern Utah, a ranger is jailed under questionable circumstances
The region has a history of sheriffs butting heads with federal land agencies.
Are Clean Power Plan targets out of reach for Western states?
Are Clean Power Plan targets out of reach for Western states?
Experts say emissions targets are attainable, but uncertainty over how to get there remains.
The neglected history that began in the Utah desert
In Utah, a massive water project is gaining ground
In Utah, a massive water project is gaining ground
The project could divert 86,000 acre-feet from Lake Powell to the retirement community of St. George.
Bishop’s ‘Grand Bargain’ in Utah is no deal, say enviros
Bishop’s ‘Grand Bargain’ in Utah is no deal, say enviros
The much-anticipated land-use plan has ramped up the tensions it promised to defuse.
To save their homeland, 25 tribes unite in the Southwest
Rep. Rob Bishop is chipping away at Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy
Rob Bishop's long-awaited 'grand bargain' for Utah public lands
Rob Bishop's long-awaited 'grand bargain' for Utah public lands
After decades of stalemate, the new bill gets mixed reactions.
Economic diplomacy in Sagebrush Rebel country
Economic diplomacy in Sagebrush Rebel country
A new science and education center gives rural Utah a boost.
12 stories from the archives you should read now
12 stories from the archives you should read now
A look at our writers' favorite stories of all time, as our 45th anniversary draws to a close.
Pet the nipping pup and hide your newcomer roots: tips from a failed campaign.
Pet the nipping pup and hide your newcomer roots: tips from a failed campaign.
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Two visions for the future collide in the Wasatch Range
Two visions for the future collide in the Wasatch Range
As ski resorts push for a mega-connection, backcountry skiers try to save some of the wild
What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch?
What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch?
In Park City, a decades-long battle against the resort industry may be all but over.
The Latest: Supreme Court denies roads rule appeal in Utah
The Latest: Supreme Court denies roads rule appeal in Utah
Decision makes it harder for counties to claim roads on public land.
Can drilling and recreation get along in Moab, Utah?
Can drilling and recreation get along in Moab, Utah?
The BLM unveils the unprecedented plan to balance oil and gas with conservation in canyon country.
Thanks, BLM, for letting the dirt shine through