Tag: conservation

Preserving our public lands

A few weeks ago, I joined the rest of my family for a summer vacation in rural Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming. We spent half of the week cooped up in our cabin due to a never-ending series of thunderstorms, reading on the porch while cuddled in a blanket or sitting around the table playing card

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Commentary: Utah’s water supply needs proper research

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Water. It’s a hot topic in our dry, desert state. It’s been politicized, debated and disputed for countless years. The one thing it hasn’t been: researched. At least not properly. Living beneath the weight of the constant threat of drought, Utah’s residents are no strangers to the

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Wednesday Pick-Me-Up – August 31

It’s Wednesday. Need a pick-me-up? Wednesday Addams (ahem, Madison) here to deliver that little boost to get you through the rest of the week! Read on and be delighted…and maybe a little frustrated. When it comes to politics, there’s usually a combo of the two. *** “Chappatte on Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal” *** “Men: Stop

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Fossil fuel production on the rise in Utah

Over the last decade natural gas production has increased over 60 percent in Utah, while oil production has seen an astounding 160 percent increase. How to manage these increases, and what they mean for the Uintah Basin, was at the heart of a presentation by Mike Styler, executive director of the Department of Natural Resources,

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