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Paper Trail Shows Lots Of Communications Over Bears Ears National Monument

Down through the past four years there have been multiple communications, and meetings, between the Obama administration and Utah politicians and communities over the possibility of national monument status for the Bears Ears landscape in southeastern Utah, according to documents obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
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Lawsuit Filed Over Administration's Border Wall, Claims It Will Adversely Impact National Parks

The Trump administration's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep illegal aliens out of the country has drawn a lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, who claim that wall if constructed would impact millions of people, endangered species, and national parks.
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument Designated A Traditional Cultural Property

The National Park Service has designated Rainbow Bridge a Traditional Cultural Property, recognizing the national monument's historic and ongoing cultural significance to at least six American Indian tribes, and establishing its listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Rainbow Bridge National Monument is the first site in Utah to gain a TCP designation.
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OIG: Women Harassed In Yellowstone National Park's Maintenance Division

A "good old boy system" that spewed inappropriate comments and behaviors toward female coworkers existed in the Maintenance Division at Yellowstone National Park, according to an investigation, which also found that the atmosphere continued "because of the actions, or inaction, of supervisors."
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Delays In Seasonal Hirings Affect Hours At Zion National Park Visitor Center And Museum

A hiring freeze implemented by the Trump administration that has been slow to thaw has forced Zion National Park officials in Utah to delay the usual extension of operating hours for the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Human History Museum until month's end.
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Down At The Ranch

In an age of digital overload, polarized politics, and the overwhelming rush of modern life, there’s a place you can go to recharge, rejuvenate, reconnect, and embrace a more simple time. There’s a dude ranch waiting for you out there, and more than likely it’s close to a national park if you want the best of both worlds (ranch and park worlds, that is).
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