Utah

Official invocations; not dead yet; ancient tattooing
Official invocations; not dead yet; ancient tattooing
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics
Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics
Though racist policies persist, the West has a distinctive heritage of expanding voting rights for women.
The Mormon Church supplied tainted water to its members for years
The Mormon Church supplied tainted water to its members for years
Utah regulators turned a blind eye to faulty water systems at a girls’ summer camp, trusting the LDS Church would eventually fix the problem.
Utah’s ‘Grand Bargain’ for public lands enters phase three
Utah’s ‘Grand Bargain’ for public lands enters phase three
Bishop pushes what may be the West’s biggest reshuffle of the land checkerboard.
Federal public land transfers get a Congressional boost
Federal public land transfers get a Congressional boost
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and a majority of her colleagues signal support for the pro-transfer movement.
Supreme Court wrestles with air-pollution rule
Supreme Court wrestles with air-pollution rule
Should the EPA have considered how expensive the new regs would be for operators?
Drought persists in the Northwest, despite winter rains
Drought persists in the Northwest, despite winter rains
Water supplies and drought outlooks are grim in most Western states.
Early start to wildfire season
Early start to wildfire season
Blazes in California and Utah have officials on alert, but what they spell for the coming season is unclear.
Utah bill aims to force an end to the land transfer debate
Utah bill aims to force an end to the land transfer debate
Plus, a roundup of federal-to-state land transfer battles across the West.
Chainsaw diplomacy
Chainsaw diplomacy
In southern Utah’s Escalante watershed, a river restoration group tries to cut through old cultural barriers.
A recent history of land management in the Escalante region
Pale hope in a dreary place
Pale hope in a dreary place
Review of ‘Pale Harvest’ by Braden Hepner.
Why we risked getting arrested in Utah
Utah burn ban ignites outrage over ‘basic freedoms’
Utah burn ban ignites outrage over ‘basic freedoms’
The right to burn versus the right to breathe.
Bison, cows and rabbits square off on Utah range
Bison, cows and rabbits square off on Utah range
Study says jackrabbits, not bison, are cattle's main competitors in the Henry Mountains.
The unusual occupation at Utah’s Book Cliffs
The unusual occupation at Utah’s Book Cliffs
They’re burning mad about climate change. Are you?
Mesas and Sky
Mesas and Sky
2014 Bell Prize runner-up
Death of Utah wolf is collateral damage
Death of Utah wolf is collateral damage
Shooting was side-effect of state's aggressive push to control coyotes
Is altitude causing suicide in the West?
Is altitude causing suicide in the West?
Researchers find that high elevations may affect our emotions in both good and bad ways
Non-native goats in Utah’s La Sal Mountains
Non-native goats in Utah’s La Sal Mountains
How bad are these ungulates for the ecosystem?
The oil boom hasn't busted, but it's straining at the seams
The oil boom hasn't busted, but it's straining at the seams
Oil patch communities and states are starting to feel the impacts of sliding prices.
A grouse divided
A grouse divided
Will new federal protections rescue the Gunnison sage grouse?
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Operators must install low or no-bleed valves on tanks to curb venting into the air.
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