Tribes encourage Zinke to visit Gold Butte

LAS VEGAS SUN LETTER TO THE EDITOR–Thank you for your editorial asking Rep. Ryan Zinke, if confirmed as secretary of the Interior, to uphold Gold Butte’s protected status (“Interior secretary, Congress should support Gold Butte,” Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 1). We, too, were alarmed by Zinke’s comments that he might strip the national monument of… Read more »

Obama’s national monument designations were lawful, not land grabs

LOS ANGELES TIMES–President Obama’s 2016 national monument designations have prompted Republican critics from Nevada to Maine to suggest that, under cover of the Antiquities Act of 1906, he exceeded his authority, orchestrating a massive federal land grab. These critics are ignoring the history and scope of the act and the positive effects of monument designations… Read more »

Gold Butte proclamation still allows hunting, fishing in area

By C. DOUGLAS NIELSEN SPECIAL TO THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL On Dec. 28, outgoing President Barack Obama brought to a sudden end the ongoing argument about the future of a remote piece of Nevada real estate known as Gold Butte. Citing his authority under the American Antiquities Act, Obama issued a proclamation designating 296,937 acres… Read more »

The Spectrum Letter to the Editor: Find common ground

As a Southwest Utah resident, I am excited and relieved that the Bears Ears and Gold Butte monuments have been proclaimed. I have had the opportunity to explore both areas and have found a wealth of beauty and history in these amazing places. Whether sleeping under the darkest skies I have ever seen or hiking… Read more »

Reno Gazette Journal Letter: Thanks to officials for Gold Butte designation

Thank you, President Obama, Senator Reid and Congresswoman Titus for listening to the voice of the majority of the American People and proclaiming Gold Butte a national monument. Gold Butte is a landscape beyond compare and is worthy of permanent protection. Gold Butte is home to rare and threatened plants and animals, stunning rock formations… Read more »

Reno Gazette Journal Letter: Thanks, Obama, for protecting Gold Butte

Thank you to President Obama for designating Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada. Nevadans have appreciated the recreational opportunities, the rich history of the region and the solitude that is unique to Gold Butte for many years. My husband and I love to camp and hike in Gold Butte and, over the years, we… Read more »

The Spectrum Letter to the Editor: ‘A great idea!’

Gold Butte National Monument, what a great idea! Let’s protect the land and embrace our natural environment. I live and do business in Mesquite and now we have a named monument in our backyard, finally some good news in the landslide of dreary news. If you don’t already know, Nevadans have been working to protect… Read more »

Water district to retain water rights in Gold Butte

JANUARY 2, 2017 BY STEPHANIE CLARK Virgin Valley Water District Manager Kevin Brown is confident with the district’s current relationship with the Bureau of Land Management that the district be able to get all the water it needs from its resources in Gold Butte. “We have all the right of ways we need,” Brown said. Brown is… Read more »

Obama’s monumental legacy on nature

San Francisco Chronicle President Obama designated two more culturally and historically distinct areas as national monuments last week, wading into one of the most divisive issues of our current political debate — the best use of the lands owned by all Americans. Obama did the right thing and he should expand two more national monuments… Read more »

Interior secretary, Congress should support Gold Butte

By Las Vegas Sun Staff President Barack Obama, in collaboration with outgoing Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Dina Titus, has gift-wrapped an opportunity for the Trump administration’s presumptive secretary of the Interior to make an immediate splash in his new role. The gift was designating Gold Butte a national monument. The opportunity it presents the… Read more »