Tag: recapture canyon

Justice sort of served in Recapture Canyon case

Salt Lake City — Officials with Alliance for a Better UTAH delivered nearly 3,000 signatures to Utah BLM Director Juan Palma earlier this year, asking Palma to press charges against San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman for an illegal ATV protest he organized. In light of charges being filed today in that case, Maryann Martindale,

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Op-ed: Hold Recapture Canyon ATV protesters accountable

It has been nearly two months since armed riders, led by San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, rode ATVs through Recapture Canyon to protest the canyon’s closure to motorized vehicles. Isaac Holyoak, communications director for Better UTAH, penned an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend, questioning Lyman’s claims to motorized access in

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Utah’s Rep. Ken Ivory at center of national debate on public lands

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– The public land debate has garnered significant levels of public attention this year. If recent events are any indication, that interest is only set to increase. Several weeks ago the nation’s attention was captured when Nevada rancher Cliven

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Hold the recapture canyon trespassers accountable

Tim DeChristopher spent almost two years in prison for an act of civil disobedience when he peacefully disrupted a BLM oil and gas lease auction in Salt Lake City. The BLM aggressively pursued charges against DeChristopher. He broke the law and went to prison for it. Earlier this month, a group of protesters led by

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The week in letters: Bundy and Blanding

Federal lands policy took up much of the space in this week’s letters to the editor across the warming state of Utah. But a brief letter on voting rights is certainly worth your time, too. Bundy’s ‘nutcases’ may use women as shields So here is Cliven Bundy, building his myth on lies and cowardice. Generations

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