Category Archives: May 2014

Where the beefalo roam

Grand Canyon takes steps to oust a wandering herd of non-native beasts It’s been more than a decade since a trophy bison herd started making a mess on Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim, and finally, officials are taking action. … Continue reading

Published in May 2014

Ban on ‘non-native’ endangered species passes

An ordinance aimed at keeping the Gunnison sage grouse or any other “non-native” animal species that might be listed federally as endangered or threatened from being introduced into Montezuma County was passed unanimously by the board of commissioners April 28. … Continue reading

Published in May 2014

Lawsuit charges mill with violating laws for radon releases, open pits

A conservation group is suing over radioactive air emissions at the White Mesa Uranium Mill near Blanding, Utah. The Grand Canyon Trust, with offices in Flagstaff and Moab, filed its complaint April 2 in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake … Continue reading

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Where the wild things are

Animal models from Montana visit McElmo Canyon to ‘pose’ for photos For a short time in April, McElmo Canyon was home to a Bengal tiger, a grizzly bear, and some wolves. Triple D Game Farm brought the trained wildlife and … Continue reading

Published in May 2014

A road less traveled

A Tenth Circuit Court ruling keeps a Utah route closed to motorized use and may affect other RS 2477 claims In a decision hailed by environmentalists but decried by counties and motorized-use advocates in Utah, the Tenth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

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New educational approach is STEAMing up

In education, buzzwords and acronyms are commonplace, sometimes making school-board meetings seem as if they are spoken in a foreign language. But there is a new buzzword taking hold. Locally, it is getting parents, teachers and students excited and driving … Continue reading

Published in May 2014