Region’s beauty well showcased

  LAS VEGAS SUN- I want to thank the management and staff at the Sahara West Library for displaying the Monuments exhibit for the past few months. The sculpture, art and photographs showcase the magnificence of Basin & Range, Tule Springs Fossil Beds, and Gold Butte national monuments. And what a diverse collection of artists…. Read more »

Environmental groups collect comments on Gold Butte management

MESQUITE LOCAL NEWS- Friends of Gold Butte (FOGB) and Sierra Club hosted a “Citizen’s Hearing for the Gold Butte National Monument” at Highland Estates Resort Hotel in Mesquite on June 27.  The two organizations are concerned that the BLM has excluded public comment on Gold Butte National Monument in drafting a revised resource management plan… Read more »

Volunteers clean up vandalism at Golde Butte National Monument

THE SPECTRUM- Nevada’s newest National Monument is no stranger to vandalism. Luckily, there is dedicated group of trained volunteers organized by Friends of Gold Butte that are eager to keep Gold Butte pristine and natural. One previously vandalized area is at White Rock, a pinnacle at the entrance to Cabin Canyon in the Virgin Mountains. In… Read more »

Resource management plans help Nevada’s outdoor businesses

LAS VEGAS SUN- Many of us enjoy the abundant outdoor opportunities that the Las Vegas area has to offer, and some of us are even passionately addicted to the mountains, rocks and expansive outdoor vistas. For some small businesses, like mine, our public lands are also an integral part of our livelihood. An important day… Read more »

Through the Lens: Gold Butte National Monument

NEVADA MAGAZINE- There’s a spot in Gold Butte National Monument where if you stretch your arms out wide, reaching your fingertips to their furthest extent, it seems as if you can almost touch Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon at the same time. It’s the southern apex of a landscape that encompasses the wealth of southern… Read more »

OPINION Support for the Antiquities Act of 2018

THE NEVADA INDEPENDENT- The attacks on our public lands will be constant. But indigenous people are speaking louder than ever, and elected leaders are starting to listen. Sen. Tom Udall from New Mexico recently introduced promising legislation in Congress that affects us here in Nevada. The Antiquities Act of 2018 would protect national monuments –… Read more »

A message from Mesquite’s Mayor Al Litman

THE INDEPENDENT- As mayor of Mesquite, Nevada, I have been given the honor of writing an article about our lovely city, and by doing so letting our neighbors in southern Utah keep up on all the happenings in town. In January, the CasaBlanca Casino and Resort hosted the 10th annual Motor Mania with over 800… Read more »

Commentary: I joined the Marines to fight for the best of America

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE-  Looking south beyond the Colorado River, is the northern most boundary of the proposed Bears Ears region in southeastern Utah, which is subject to a possible National Monument designation by President Obama under the Antiquities Act for protection. EcoFlight recently flew journalists, tribal people and activists over the northern portion of the… Read more »

5 places to take a date in (and around) St. George

  THE SPECTRUM-1. Explore the outdoors  Let’s face it: This area’s best (and biggest) asset is its miles upon miles of amazing outdoor attractions. In the St. George area, look no further than the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, an area spanning 20 miles with multiple recreational opportunities. Head to Springdale for the world-famous Zion National… Read more »