Thirty Minutes with my Congressman: Chris Stewart

During the first week of may Utah Politico Hub contributing writer and podcaster Shon Harris was able to spend some time in Washington D.C.. During this unique “behind the scenes” experience he met with all six members of the Utah Congressional delegation. Over the next couple of days, he will post about the time spent with all of them; because each of them were interesting in their own way and had their own quirks.    Today’s subject, is the representative of Utah’s Second Congressional District, Chris Stewart. Representative Stewart was elected in 2012, after Jim Matheson decided…

Was BLM Director Juan Palma’s Lack of Action Negligent?

Put on your waders or stand on a chair because the main stream media is pouring it on rather thick with misinformation and archaeological romanticism concerning the Recapture Protest in Blanding, Utah  last Saturday. The main stream media has allowed themselves to be flimflammed when it comes to Recapture Canyon and as a result the public is being misled and good people are being discriminated against by the Utah BLM Director Juan Palma’s actions or lack of action.

Cliven Bundy – Folk Hero No More

Recently, Cliven Bundy, a rebellious rancher in Nevada became a folk hero in some circles when, after decades of refusing to pay range fees, he stood up to “the man” and forced a stand-off with the BLM. Indeed, ad hoc militia groups rushed to his rescue, armed and ready to go to war for the rights of this man to ignore the law and thumb his nose not only at the feds, but at his law-abiding neighbors as well. (By the way, the hypocrisy of a group who demands strict…

BLM Obstructs Justices in San Juan County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over stepped their authority by impeding the San Juan County Sheriff’s investigation in to the illegal road closure of county road D0570. The following email outlines clearly how key BLM employees impeded the Sheriff Department’s investigation. Obstruction of Justice Eighteen different BLM employees received this email.  The email specifically addresses the following employees Monticello BLM Manager Thomas Heinlein, BLM Solicitor Larry Jensen, and Jason D Moore Supervisory Staff Law Enforcement Ranger as the individual writing the email.  Before going on folks need to know what…

BLM Violates Federal Law in Indian Creek

On October 21, 2005, Monticello Field Office Manager Sandra A. Meyers signed the “Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record Environmental Assessment UT – 090-00-47 Indian Creek Corridor Plan and EA Monticello Field Office.”  This document basically stated that Mrs. Meyers had “determined that the action  will not have a significant effect on the human environment.  An environmental impact statement is, therefore, not required.” With little local support from the citizens of San Juan County, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) would move forward on developing the federally designated Indian…

Parks Service Fudges Numbers on San Juan County job Report

The San Juan Record ran an article on March 26, 2014 titled “National Parks in San Juan help support 1,910 jobs”.  That article made the following claims:  A new National Park Service (NPS) report states that in 2012, the 2,705,215 visitors to national park sites in San Juan County spent $150 million and supported 1,910 jobs. The article was based on a study that was conducted by the National Park Service and the US Geological Survey.  It was a national study, but the main part of the article in the San…