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Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics. The company described Tester and Rosen as champions of public lands and the outdoor […]

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Zion visit to draw attention to $12B national park backlog

Zion visit to draw attention to $12B national park backlog

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — The Latest on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Utah (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke dismissed the notion that he’s giving away public lands to oil and gas during a visit to at Zion National Park where he drew attention […]

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Zinke heads to Zion to highlight park maintenance backlog

Zinke heads to Zion to highlight park maintenance backlog

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is visiting Zion National Park to highlight a backlog of maintenance projects. Zinke will be joined Monday by Utah Republican Reps. Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart and John Curtis. The Interior Department has been trying to tackle nearly $12 billion in […]

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US Interior Department expands hunting at Utah bird refuge

US Interior Department expands hunting at Utah bird refuge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department has expanded hunting at Utah’s Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. It’s one of 30 national wildlife refuges across the country where U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is expanding hunting and fishing. Interior officials say in a statement that 40 […]

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Trump names career official to lead National Park Service

Trump names career official to lead National Park Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday named the superintendent of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park to head the National Park Service, a job that has been filled on an acting basis for nearly 20 months. If confirmed by the Senate, David Vela would become the first Hispanic to […]

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US official reiterates push to move land agency out West

US official reiterates push to move land agency out West

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A high-ranking U.S. Interior Department official on Thursday reiterated the agency’s strong interest in moving its Bureau of Land Management headquarters to the American West. The move isn’t a done deal, Susan Combs, an assistant secretary at Interior, said as she visited a northern Utah city […]

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Bishop pushes Ogden as future Bureau of Land Management home

Bishop pushes Ogden as future Bureau of Land Management home

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop says Ogden should be the new home to the headquarters of Bureau of Land Management and that he’ll make his case when a high-ranking Interior Department official visits the northern Utah city next week. The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports that Bishop said Thursday that he […]

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Romney calls for early detection, logging to stop wildfires

Romney calls for early detection, logging to stop wildfires

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As wildfires ravage the U.S. West, Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney has called for more logging and a high-tech early detection system in a plan that was met with some skepticism. Romney, a candidate in Utah, said in an essay that more logging would thin […]

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Secretary Zinke to speak at Days of ’47 Rodeo in Utah

Secretary Zinke to speak at Days of ’47 Rodeo in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Interior Ryan Zinke is headed to Salt Lake City for a speech at a rodeo on the Utah holiday Pioneer Day. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced in a statement Monday that Zinke will deliver an address at the Days of ’47 Rodeo on […]

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Utah judge: Group owes county legal fees for Bears Ears case

Utah judge: Group owes county legal fees for Bears Ears case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge is ordering an advocacy group to reimburse San Juan County for the costs of a lawsuit that accused local officials of improperly meeting with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke before he cut the size of Bears Ears National Monument. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that […]

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