President Obama designates Gold Butte as National Monument

WASHINGTON (KTNV) – President Barack Obama has designated Gold Butte, known as Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon, a National Monument. Gold Butte is located near Mesquite. It’s an ecologically fragile area near where Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy led an armed standoff with government agents in 2014. The area includes thousands of petroglyphs; historic mining-… Read more »

Gold Butte designated a national monument

By Adam Candee (contact) Published Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 | 2:08 p.m. Updated Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 | 5:03 p.m. The future of Gold Butte tipped toward the side of environmentalists today when President Barack Obama designated the desert land as a national monument, but protecting it could prove challenging. Gold Butte is northeast of Las Vegas,… Read more »

President Obama declares Gold Butte a national monument

By GARY MARTIN and HENRY BREAN LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stepped into a swirling land-use controversy in Nevada on Wednesday and declared a swath of desert known as Gold Butte a national monument. The declaration places 300,000 acres of land under the protection of the Bureau of Land Management. Obama used… Read more »

With new monuments in Nevada, Utah, Obama adds to his environmental legacy

By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis December 28 at 5:00 PM Aerial view of Gravel Canyon and Jacobs Chair in the west part of Bears Ears National Monument. (Robert Fillmore) President Obama on Wednesday created new national monuments in a sacred tribal site in southeastern Utah and in a swath of Nevada desert, after years of political fights over… Read more »

Gold Butte among new national monuments designated by Obama

by The Associated Press Wednesday, December 28th 2016 The 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument outside Las Vegas was named as a national monument Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, by President Barack Obama. (KSNV) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama has designated two new national monuments in Utah and Nevada at sites that have become key… Read more »

Obama names Gold Butte in Nevada national monument despite opposition

by Associated Press & News 4-Fox 11 Wednesday, December 28th 2016 Gold Butte in Nevada (Photo courtesy Travel Nevada) AA President Barack Obama has designated two new national monuments in Utah and Nevada at sites that have become key flashpoints over public land in the U.S. West. The announcement Wednesday marks the administration’s latest move… Read more »

Obama designates monuments, protects federal land in Utah, Nevada

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated over 1.6 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada as national monuments, protecting two areas rich in Native American artifacts from mining, oil and gas drilling in one of his final moves to protect the environment. “Today’s actions will help protect this… Read more »

Two New National Monuments Created in Utah and Nevada

Bears Ears and Gold Butte protect more than 1.6 million acres in all. Conservationists are delighted—but conservatives are outraged. An ancient Native American site in a hauntingly strange landscape—one of many treasures now protected by the new Bears Ears National Monument. PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG WINSTON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE By Andy Isaacson PUBLISHED DECEMBER 28, 2016… Read more »


BREAKING NEWS Published December 28, 2016 WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama today, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, designated two new national monuments, protecting sacred sites, spectacular scenery, and important natural and cultural resources in the desert landscapes of southeastern Utah and southern Nevada. The creation of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte… Read more »