Fashion designer brings WQ Goth back!!!

Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune published an article about the fashion industry showing support for the defunct Bears Ears National Monument. It was titled: “Scenic, sacred and now sexy! Fashion designer makes a bold statement for protecting Bears Ears and Grand Staircase monuments” by Kathy Stephenson The article began: “Utah’s national monuments are scenic, sacred and now sexy enough to take a turn on the catwalk. Hoping to “make a statement” in support of wilderness, designer Chris Leba featured everyday Utahns and their fight to protect the Bears Ears and…

History of government lands and private property in San Juan County, Utah

With the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument, there has been a lot of false information put out concerning the area. Claims have been made by the environmental industry that the area is being over run by oil and gas companies and developers. The following video was created to show factual data that contradicts these fabricated claims. The following video will cover the development of government lands in San Juan County, Utah since 1880 to present day. Also, the video will cover the mining and oil and gas history…

National parks experts speak on Bears Ears

National Parks: Present and Future panelists at journalism conference joined by guests who spoke on environmental policy, marijuana legalization, media law in Utah. The designation of Bears Ears followed a “transparent process” that “followed the abject failure of the legislative process with (Rep. Rob Bishop’s) Public Lands Initiative.” That’s what David Nimkin, the senior director of the Southwest region of the National Parks Conservation Association, said. It was part of his response to Tom Williams in an expert forum primarily about Bears Ears at the Salt Lake City Public Library. Williams, the…

Recapture Canyon ban on ATV Trails lifted? Nope.

We have all seen the announcement from the Department of Interior about Recapture Canyon and the ATV trails located on the rim of the canyon being open to motorized use. “MONTICELLO, Utah — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced expanded recreation opportunities for motorized and non-motorized trails in the Recapture Canyon area located in San Juan County, Utah. The travel management plan includes nearly 7 miles of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and/or traditional vehicle access to this area while protecting important…

Utah Representative Michael Noel speaking about federal overreach

This week the Republican Party in San Juan County held their Lincoln Day Dinner in Monticello, Utah. It was attended by representatives from Senator Hatch and Senator Lee’s offices. Also, Utah State Auditor John Dougall attended the event. They were all asked to say a few words, but the guest speaker for the event was Representative Michael Noel. Rep. Michael Noel has been a champion for access to public lands for over 20 years. He is a loud powerful voice against the overreach and injustice rural Utahns have been faced…

Patagonia-produced video violates BLM film permit guidelines, promotes irresponsible destruction of cultural artifacts in Bears Ears region

Most companies find it prudent to keep politics out of their business. If a company manages to justify to itself that taking a strident political position is more important than delivering good products and services to customers, it will soon find that strident political positions alienate somewhere around half of their customer base. And that’s just the starting point when it comes to ascertaining the risk of surrendering a company to political ideology. In addition to alienating customers, companies that put politics before products also invite government and public scrutiny…

Big business pulling the strings at Standing Rock & using Sioux tribe: Part 2

The big question is why did George Soros mobilize Earthjustice, the media, and all the other groups involved in the Standing Rock protest? It’s no secret that George Soros uses his network of non-profit foundations to push his private crusade for a “New World Order” that is old news. What we didn’t know until now was why Soros mobilized his network to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline and how it was going to negatively affect him. The pipeline will financially hit the Burlington Northern Railroad (BNSF) very hard when they…

Utah loses nothing from the departure of Outdoor Retailer

At some point in your life, you deal with someone so needy you have to cut them off. They start off asking for the small favors (“can I get a ride to the store”) and before long they keep on kicking up the demands until it’s the plot of a bad Adam Sandler comedy (“can I borrow $10,000 to get my degree in underwater basketweaving”). This time around, the obnoxious and demanding lout is played by Outdoor Retailer, a group that seems to believe we owe them the world by…

Big Money pulling the strings at the Standing Rock Pipeline protest

We have all seen the pictures of protesters being gassed, arrested, and pushed back by law enforcement at Standing Rock, North Dakota. The false narrative presented by the media, politicians, actors, and special interest groups to the public, has played right into the current volatile atmosphere of distrust between citizens and the government. The media showed up in force to broadcast the orchestrated ‘news’ of Native American abuse, violation of sacred grounds, and the contamination of the water supply. The media also promoted the contentious atmosphere by portraying private property…