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Op-ed: ‘Midnight monument’? No, Utah leaders had years to make a Bears Ears deal – Salt Lake Tribune, December 20, 2016

Op-ed: Declare Bears Ears Monument before it’s too late – Salt Lake Tribune, December 19, 2016

Op-ed: Still time for President Obama to save Bears Ears – Denver Post, November 19, 2016

Op-ed: Time to declare Bears Ears National Monument – Moab Sun News, November 17, 2016

Group of USU students demonstrates in support of Bears Ears monument – Logan Herald Journal, November 16, 2016

Op-ed: SITLA’s Comb Ridge sale leaves Utah schoolchildren with less than they had – Salt Lake Tribune, November 14, 2016

Energy company looking to strike oil on Bears Ears’ doorstep – Salt Lake Tribune, November 10, 2016

Op-ed: Bears Ears needs monument status – St. George Spectrum, November 9, 2016

Letter: Bears Ears Monument Could Unite Cultures – The Daily Utah Chronicle, November 8, 2016

The fight for Bears Ears, on the road – High Country News, October 31, 2016

Op-ed: Joint management of Bears Ears with tribes? Australia, Canada have done it – Salt Lake Tribune, October 29, 2016

Auction nets $5.5M for Utah schools, sells off part of land in Bears Ears struggle – Deseret News, October 19, 2016

Editorial: The Bears Ears National Monument would be the bee’s knees – Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2016

Bears Ears named one of the nation’s most ‘endangered’ places – Deseret News, October 4, 2016

Op-ed: Bears Ears Monument request seeks to preserve aboriginal lands – Deseret News, September 18, 2016

Op-ed: It’s our time to lead for the next generation – Deseret News, September 9, 2016

Op-ed: National parks have evolved, and Bears Ears would be part of that evolution – Salt Lake Tribune, August 27, 2016

Op-ed: Obama the Monument Maker – New York Times, August 27, 2016

Editorial: National Monuments from Mr. Obama – New York Times, August 26, 2016

Op-ed: Why Utahns’ optimistic spirit should embrace Bears Ears – Deseret News, August 18, 2016

Robert Redford: Obama Must Protect Sacred Utah Land – TIME, August 16, 2016

Column: Obama can enhance legacy with new national monument – The Capital Times, August 18, 2016

Op-ed: Looking In: New Mexicans should support Bears Ears – Santa Fe New Mexican, August 8, 2016

Op-ed: Bears Ears monument would be good for fishing and for Utah’s economy – Salt Lake Tribune, August 7, 2016

Outdoor industry calls on Obama to designate Bears Ears national monument in Utah – Salt Lake Tribune, August 4, 2016

Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants – The American Prospect, August 3, 2016

Op-ed: Utah’s disdain for Native heritage breaks my heart – Salt Lake Tribune, August 1, 2016

Editorial: President Obama: Protect Bears Ears – Santa Fe New Mexican, July 30, 2016

A Christian Call to Stewardship of Bears Ears – Indian Country Today, July 29, 2016

Utah guv calls pro-Bears Ears monument proposal ‘a political tomahawk’ – Salt Lake Tribune, July 27, 2016

Op-ed: It only makes sense to protect Bears Ears – St. George Spectrum, July 27, 2016

Letter: Monument designation for Bears Ears the right choice – Helena Independent Record, July 25, 2016

Blog: 36 Hours in Bluff: On the road towards a Bears Ears national monument – The Cleanest Line, July 22, 2016

Op-ed: President Obama, make Bears Ears a national monument – Washington Post, July 19, 2016

Letter: We stand with the tribes on Bears Ears monument – Salt Lake Tribune, July 19, 2016

Should Utah’s ‘Bears Ears’ become a national monument? – Christian Science Monitor, July 17, 2016

Protection for Bears Ears Acknowledged as Common Goal of Utahns: 1,500 Attend Obama Administration Public Hearing in Bluff, Utah – Native News Online, July 17, 2016

Editorial: Public Lands Initiative is too little, too late – Salt Lake Tribune, July 16, 2016

Jewell ‘shocked’ at lack of protection for Bears Ears cultural resources – Deseret News, July 15, 2016

Op-ed: With monument proposal, tribes open door to new way of seeing public lands (Terry Tempest Williams) – Salt Lake Tribune, July 15, 2016

Push to Create Utah Monument Marks Latest Western Land Fight – New York Times (AP), July 14, 2016

Can a trove of Native American ruins be saved from eBay and ‘white people’ ideology? – Fusion, July 14, 2016

Lopez-Whiteskunk: How a Tribally-Run National Monument in Utah Will Protect the Bears Ears – KSLD, July 14, 2016

Monument Debate Divides San Juan County – KUER, July 13, 2016

Guest blog: Pro skier Caroline Gleich on why we need to protect Bears Ears – The Wilderness Society, July 13, 2016

Blog: Five Reasons Bears Ears Needs to be Protected as a National Monument – The Cleanest Line, July 13, 2016

Editorial: Bears Ears may finally get the protection it so clearly deserves – Durango Herald, July 12, 2016

My View: Utah’s monument obstruction is the real ‘government overreach’ – Deseret News, July 1, 2016

The Battle for Indian Creek: Bears Ears, Rob Bishop & the Access Fund – Rock and Ice, June 29, 2016

Bears Ears book will be sent to members of Congress – Salt Lake Tribune, June 24, 2016

Op-ed: Spirituality, stewardship call for Bears Ears – St. George Spectrum, June 22, 2016

Op-ed: Long after the politics have faded, we will want a protected Bears Ears – Salt Lake Tribune, June 21, 2016

Letter: Bears Ears monument not a ‘burden’ – Salt Lake Tribune, June 20, 2016

Would Bears Ears monument hinder or protect Native American religion? – Deseret News, June 18, 2016

Editorial: Monuments for Future Generations – New York Times, June 18, 2016

Opponents of Bears Ears monument blame badgers for looting and grave robbing – Medium, June 16, 2016

Letter: Bears Ears is the path toward healing – Navajo Times, June 16, 2016

More than 700 Archaeologists Urge Obama to Protect Bears Ears Cultural Landscape – Popular Archaeology, June 15, 2016

Utah Tribal Leaders association votes 6-1 in favor of Bears Ears National Monument – Fox13, June 13, 2016

RadioWest: The Debate over Bears Ears – RadioWest, KUER, June 13, 2016

Bears Ears Cultural Area: The Most Vulnerable U.S. Site for Looting, Vandalism and Grave Robbing – Center for American Progress, June 13, 2016

My View: Unified Native support for Bears Ears National Monument – Deseret News, June 13, 2016

Climbers and Native Americans Explore Common Ground – Access Fund, June 10, 2016

Tribes call for collaborative management of Bears Ears National Monument – The Hill, June 10, 2016

Letter: Obama is obligated to create Bears Ears monument – Salt Lake Tribune, June 9, 2016

Letters: Bears Ears deserves national monument designation – The Washington Post, June 8, 2016

Editorial: Lies only make a stronger case for Bears Ears Monument – Salt Lake Tribune, June 7, 2016

A Battle Over 1.9M Acres: Inside the Fight for Bears Ears – Newser, June 6, 2016

Forged letters mislead Utah residents about Native American land proposal – The Guardian, June 5, 2016

A major Native American site is being looted – The Washington Post, June 5, 2016

‘Utah Navajos, Stay Away From Our Party’: Monument Opponents Post Flyer to Antagonize Native Locals – Climate Progress, June 3, 2016

Letter: Bears Ears monument is a chance to reconcile – Salt Lake Tribune, June 3, 2016

Monument plan a grass-roots movement, supporters say – Salt Lake Tribune, June 2, 2016

Herbert and Hatch visit Bears Ears area, meet with monument opponents – Salt Lake Tribune, June 2, 2016

Bears Ears would be a truly “Native’ monument – Salt Lake Tribune, May 30, 2016

Combat vet climber finds particular solace in Bears Ears – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, May 28, 2016

Push on to protect Bears Ears – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, May 28, 2016

Letter: Native Americans have a voice, and they’re using it – Salt Lake Tribune, May 27, 2016

Hole in the Rock Foundation asks Utah lands agency to auction area near Bears Ears – Salt Lake Tribune, May 26, 2016

Column: It’s about time to protect Bears Ears – Moab Sun News, May 26, 2016

Rolly: Bears Ears opponents posting phony fliers, letters to scare Utah Navajos – Salt Lake Tribune, May 24, 2016

Letter: Bears Ears rally inspires, but hearing disappoints – Salt Lake Tribune, May 24, 2016

Letter: Hoping Obama doesn’t stop at Bears Ears – Salt Lake Tribune, May 23, 2016

Letter: Protect Utah Lands – Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 22, 2016

The Time is Now — Protect Bears Ears – Patagonia blog, May 20, 2016

Column: Bears Ears designation wouldn’t harm anglers, hunters – Logan Herald Journal, May 20, 2016

Column: Obama should listen to Native Americans to preserve Bears Ears – Ogden Standard Examiner, May 19, 2016

Op-ed: The Fight to Protect Culture and Utah Lands: The Proposed Bears Ears National Monument – The Utah Statesman, May 17, 2016

As Utah lawmakers prepare to protest Bears Ears Monument, new poll finds 71 percent support its creation – Salt Lake Tribune, May 17, 2016

Time to make Utah’s Bear Ears region a national monument – The Hill, May 16, 2016

Op-ed: Tribes’ involvement would make Bears Ears monument historic and unique – Salt Lake Tribune, May 14, 2016

Op-ed: Protect Bears Ears before the grave robbers have taken it all – Salt Lake Tribune, May 7, 2016

BLM wants to pay people who help find looters, vandals – Salt Lake Tribune, May 6, 2016

Video: Veterans Find Healing in Bears Ears – May 5, 2016

Letter: Two good reasons for Bears Ears monument – Salt Lake Tribune, May 4, 2016

In Utah, the fight for a Bears Ears monument heats up – High Country News, May 3, 2016

Letter: Utahns know what their leaders don’t about Bears Ears – Salt Lake Tribune, May 3, 2016

Opinion: Utah continues disdain for environment – St. George News, May 3, 2016

Tribes come together to promote Bears Ears National Monument – Cortez Journal, May 2, 2016

An Indigenous Vision: The Bears Ears National Monument – Huffington Post, May 2, 2016

Letter: Bears Ears monument will help heal our history – Salt Lake Tribune, May 1, 2016

Letter: Bears Ears monument a needed first step – Salt Lake Tribune, April 29, 2016

Editorial: Noel’s conspiracy theory is insulting – Salt Lake Tribune, April 28, 2016

Letter: Don’t Leave Bears Ears to developers’ whims – Moab Sun News, April 28, 2016

Letter: Return Bears Ears to Native Americans – Moab Sun News, April 28, 2016

Cartoon: The Bears Ears Inquisition – Salt Lake Tribune, April 28, 2016

Mike Noel asks constitutional council to investigate group calling for national monument in Utah – Salt Lake Tribune, April 27, 2016

Utah recreation mecca considered for monument status – Durango Herald, April 27, 2016

Salt Lake Tribune calls for President Obama to designate Bears Ears National Monument – KSJD Radio, April 26, 2016

Editorial: Obama should Create a Bears Ears National Monument – Salt Lake Tribune, April 23, 2016

Letter: Were rude legislators scarred by childhood? – Salt Lake Tribune, April 23, 2016

Letter: Bears Ears National Monument – Deseret News, April 23, 2016

Letter: Bears Ears National Monument – Deseret News, April 23, 2016

5 Reasons Bears Ears Needs to be a National Monument – Verde Voice, April 22, 2016

Letter: Hinkins’ rudeness simply unacceptable – Salt Lake Tribune, April 22, 2016

Report: Obama’s national monument designations bring in $156 million – Indian Country Today, April 22, 2016

Letter: Jewell sees why Bears Ears monument is needed – Salt Lake Tribune, April 22, 2016

Radio: Tribal Coalition seeks monument status for Bears Ears region – Public News Service, April 22, 2016

Treading lightly on sacred land – Mountain Magazine, April 12, 2016

Letter: This land is our land together – Salt Lake Tribune, April 12, 2016

Bagley cartoon: Bears Ears National Monument – Salt Lake Tribune, April 5, 2016

In Bears Ears We Trust: Tribally co-managed national monument offers protection and prosperity – Medium.com , April 4, 2016

Letter: Beautiful part of Utah deserves protection – Wisconsin State Journal, April 2, 2016

Letter: Monument would protect lands from Bishop, legislators – Salt Lake Tribune, March 29, 2016

Utes, Navajo seek monument to preserve canyon – Cortez Journal, March 29, 2016

Letter: A National Monument in Utah – Letter to the editor by Willie Grayeyes, New York Times, March 28, 2016

Op-ed: Recent national monuments have protected local interests – Op-ed by John Ruple, Salt Lake Tribune, March 26, 2016

Conservation group: Bears Ears proposal has deep roots – Navajo Times, March  23, 2016

Protecting Bears Ears – Native America Calling (radio show), March 17, 2016

Remote Utah enclave becomes new battleground over reach of U.S. control – New York Times, March 12, 2016

Obama’s next national monument could ignite “fierce” land battle in the west – Buzzfeed.com, March 4, 2016

Op-ed: It’s time to heal Bear Ears – Op-ed by Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, Indian County Today Media Network, March 4, 2016

Letter to the editor: Bears Ears must be protected – Letter to the editor by Murray Cohen, Moab Sun News, March 3, 2016

Unprecedented Tribal call for national monument – Examiner.com, March 2, 2016

Op-ed: Herbert is wrong about Bears Ears monument, and it’s not just Navajos who know it – Op-ed by Herman Daniels Jr., Salt Lake Tribune, February 27, 2016

Op-ed: Preservation is a civil rights issue – Op-ed by Jonathan Bailey, Indian Country Today Media Network, February 25, 2016

Op-ed: My view-Bears Ears and public lands – Op-ed by Chris Fraizer, Deseret News, February 21, 2016

Senate blocks poorly disguised assault on Native American heritage – Blog post by Carleton R. Bowekaty, The Hill, February 19, 2016

Op-ed: To save their homeland, 25 Tribes in the Southwest unite – Op-ed by Stephen Trimble, High Country News, February 17, 2016

Op-ed: Why the PLI failed American Indians in San Juan County – Op-ed by Willie Greyeyes, Salt Lake Tribute, February 15, 2016

Cedar Mesa land proposal good for all – Op-ed by Kevin Washburn, Albuquerque Journal, February 7, 2016

Op-ed: Long awaited PLI is a giveaway to counties and oil and gas Industry – Op-ed by Bill Hedden, Salt Lake Tribune, January 24, 2016

Bears Ears Coalition splits from ‘disrespectful’ congressional Reps – Indian Country Today Media Network, January 22, 2016

Op-Ed: It’s time For Obama to make Bears Ears in Utah a national monument – Op-ed by Bruce Babbitt, Los Angeles Times, January 21, 2016

Letter to the editor: Bears Ears National Monument? – Los Alamos Daily Post, January 19, 2016

No one will be completely happy with Utah public lands bargain – Examiner, January 16, 2016

Tribes quit lands initiative process – Moab Sun News, January 14, 2016

Letter: Bishop misstates facts on Bears Ears – Salt Lake Tribune, January 14, 2016

Tribal Coalition pulls out of Utah legislative process – Four Corners Free Press, January 7, 2016

Native American Tribes to pursue national monument with President Obama – National Parks Traveler, January 4, 2016

Unhappy with ‘lip service’ from Utah delegation, tribes to take request for Bears Ears monument straight to Obama – Salt Lake Tribune, December 31, 2015

Our Turn: Tribes unite to protect lands – Op-ed by Eric Descheenie and Alfred Lomahquahu, Arizona Republic, December 20, 2015

American Indian Coalition Proposes Bears Ears National Monument – Radio interview with Regina Lopez Whiteskunk, Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio, December 17, 2015

Op-ed: Bishop is wrong, Utah’s Native Americans want Bears Ears protected – Op-ed by Herman Daniels, Jr., Salt Lake Tribune, November 28, 2015

Guest Commentary: Make Bears Ears a national monument – op-ed by Walt Dabney and Steve Martin, Denver Post, November 24, 2015

A monumental idea: A coalition of tribes asks President Obama to use the Antiquities Act to protect a swath of Utah lands – Four Corners Free Press, November 12, 2015

Op-ed: We’ve gone to Obama to protect Bears Ears because Utah and San Juan County won’t even listen – Op-ed by Malcolm Lehi and Willie Grayeyes, Salt Lake Tribune, October 24, 2015

Tribal leaders to Obama: Name a new monument in Utah to protect our lands – Jay Meehan column, Park Record, October 20, 2015

Tribal leaders to Obama: Name a new monument in Utah to protect our lands – Salt Lake Tribune, October 18, 2015

Inter-Tribal Coalition Calling For Bears Ears National Monument in Utah – New West, October 16, 2015

Utah Tribes Seek Monument Designation For Bears Ears, But Congress May Not Like That – Huffington Post, October 16, 2015

Tribes Ask President Obama to Designate Bears Ears as National Monument – Indian Country Today, October 15, 2015

Tribal Coalition Proposes New Monument – KUER Radio, October 15, 2015

Tribes ask President for massive new monument in San Juan County – Fox13 News, October 15, 2015

Tribal leaders outline proposal for Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah – AP story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 15, 2015

New National Monument Should Come at Bears Ears – Jim Enote editorial in Indian Country Today, October 14, 2015

Speaker Bates urges Obama administration to support the Bears Ears National Conservation Area/National Monument proposal – Navajo-Hopi Observer, July 21, 2015

Bears Ears Sacred Site Unites 24 Tribes With Rock Climbers, Conservationists – Indian Country Today Median Network, July 13, 2015

New southeastern Utah conservation plan has a distinctly personal motivation — homecoming – Salt Lake Tribune, April 19, 2015

Saving What’s Left of Utah’s Lost World – New York Times, April 11, 2015

Rare Truce in Land-Use Wars in Utah – Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2015 including video

Canyon Controversy: a new national monument in southern Utah? – Cortez Journal, March 10, 2015

Op-ed: Protect Cedar Mesa with national monument if necessary – Salt Lake Tribune, March 6, 2015

How many more monuments will Obama create? – High Country News, March 5, 2015

In San Juan County, time is running out for a Diné vision of land management – Navajo Times, February 15, 2015 (hard copy only)

Groups protest sale of drilling rights in Utah archaeological areas – Salt Lake Tribune, December 17, 2014

120 archaeologists urge the protection of greater Cedar Mesa area – Savingplaces.org, September 5, 2014

Op-ed: Diné Bikéyah is not land that no one wants – Salt Lake Tribune, May 9, 2014

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