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 »

Reduction of monuments a land grab by the powerful: Moreno

RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL- In 2016, former President Barack Obama designated 1.35 million acres of land in Southeast Utah and 300,000 acres in Southern Nevada as two new national monuments. This move was one the largest acts of conservation Obama accomplished during his presidency. This all is about to change. Last month, President Donald Trump’s administration issued a… Read more »

Review-Journal Commentary: Greg Anderson

  LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL- Last Thursday marked the first anniversary of the designation of Gold Butte National Monument. We acknowledge and honor the important protection given to our ancestral lands. Protecting the land means protecting the roots of our cultural heritage. But even as we celebrate a milestone for the monument, a threat looms,… Read more »

Native voices will not be quelled on monuments

  LAS VEGAS SUN- I’m tired. Watching President Donald Trump announce huge changes to Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments this month, and waiting for what happens next to Nevada’s Gold Butte National Monument, I realize how tired I am. I’m tired of defending my peoples’ ancestral lands from unbelievable attempts to… Read more »

Letters to the Editor: Gold Butte supporters will fight back against President Donald Trump’s efforts to downsize monument

  LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL- In response to your Dec. 10 editorial on the reduction of national monuments by the Trump administration: I am a conservationist, though not hysterical. I live on the edge of Gold Butte and must point out that, for more than a decade, local residents, other Nevadans, Native Americans and visitors from… Read more »