Dust in the Wind

On January 19, 2017, before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the federal land agencies involved in the Bears Ears National Monument released the following press release. This information may change as the new Administration begins to implement new...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Time is ticking and everyone is wondering, “What will Barack Obama do before he leaves office in January, 2017?” Of course, San Juan County residents wonder if Obama will use the Antiquities Act to create the Bears Ears National Monument. The initial...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Election day is less than two months away.  The San Juan Record is planning to run a profile of the major party candidates whose names are on the General election ballot. The schedule includes September 28 for US House and Senate candidates, October 5 for...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle There was some controversy last week over a paid advertisement in the July 20 San Juan Record. Diné Bikeyah placed the ad, which thanked federal officials for visiting San Juan County and urged support for the Bears Ears National Monument. Several readers...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Expect a full-blown circus in Bluff on Saturday as a high-level contingent of federal officials host a public hearing about public lands issues. The meeting is scheduled to be held in the Bluff Community Center, which has a maximum capacity of several...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle One of the first casualties of war is the truth, and there is a war being waged over the Bears Ears area in San Juan County. As a result, even simple realities in our spectacular corner of the world are being twisted and manipulated. Political forces on...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle It has been two years since a large group of local residents and others participated in a high-profile protest in Recapture Canyon. In the two years since then, there has been a federal trial, hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses, several...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle The future of the Cedar Mesa / Bears Ears area is uncertain as the clock ticks toward the end of the Obama Administration. On one side, the massive Public Lands Initiative (PLI) Bill is painstakingly making its way through Congress. The PLI was created by...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Beginning this week, most readers of the San Juan Record will receive the paper one day later than normal. The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News have discontinued daily delivery and we have scrambled in the two weeks since the change was announced. The...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle The fact that 92 percent of San Juan County is owned by one government entity or another is a source of endless frustration to local residents. As we continue to see, the frustration and conflict often results in San Juan County ending up in local, state or...

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