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Published: Wednesday, April 25 2012 6:00 p.m. MDT

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Mountain View, CA

What a waste of time for a Congressman. Pandering. Plain and simple.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT


You think congressmen doing what a good percentage of Utah wants is a waste of time?

Making Sense
Herriman, UT

This is something that I as a Utahn and a graduate of BYU want to see happen. It's a part of the culture and I have enjoyed hiking the Y with friends and family. Using the word "pandering" is just a classic cynic's attempt to cheapen something one does not agree with or feel passionate about. Thanks to these fellow BYU alumni for remembering their old stomping grounds.

Raise your colors high in the BLUE and cheer the Cougars of B-Y-U, Rah Rah Rah Rah Rah, Rah Rah Rah Rah Rah, Rah Rah Rah Rah Rah, Gooooooooo Cougars!!!

Ricardo Carvalho
Provo, UT

I am a BYU grad who would prefer to see it removed. My personal view is that mountains look better the way God made them rather than with human additions such as the Y.

Layton, UT

"Split ownership complicates maintenance and long-term management, which ultimately puts public access at risk," Chaffetz said. Congress should spend time resolving something that is a non-issue? I think there are more pressing issues this country faces, ie. high unemployment, health care, and national security issues.

Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

Re: Ricardo Carvalho

I agree with you.

Don't tattoo your body with letters, but it is ok to do it to nature?
Doesn't make sense.

Los Angeles, CA

Since the Obama administration is so hostile to religion and development, who can blame anyone from trying to preserve a long tradition.

Salt Lake City, UT


Well, God made us without clothes. What's your stance on that? And heaven forbid any mountain have a human addition such as, oh, a temple. And maybe God wants the Y on the side the mountain. In fact, Arthur Henry King referred to BYU as 'Universitas Dei'.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Mount Olympus

Start with removing that hideous block U from the hill, then we'll talk about removing the Y from Y mountain.

Farmington, UT

@ Foxtrot

I'm happy to support Congress doing this. I'd rather have them do this than monkey with Commerce, Education, Immigration, Defense/War/Armed Forces, Healthcare, International Trade, Foreign Aid, Banking regulations, Environment, etc etc etc. At least this action will have a positive outcome, rather than the millions (no trillions) of dollars they waste and their refusal to act in so meny critical areas.

They have taken care of their own interests, like retirement and healthcare over the years, but that's about all they have done.

Johnny Moser
Thayne, WY

So, we have to pay for something we originally owned? BYU needed some good lawyers at some point it would appear, must be why they developed the Law School. Hope that the Congress can accomplish it, haven't seen them successfully doing much lately. Guess we have to hope for the little victories, maybe they can use the little victories to build their confidence up to attack some more complicated problems.

Charlotte, NC

As a Provo native and BYU grad, all I can say is thank goodness the B and the U were never put up there. That would have been a horrible eye sore. I agree with those who would rather see the Y removed (I thought I would be the only one). I always hated that scar on the mountain. It looks awful. The mountain would look much better without it (and that also goes for the U in SLC). We don't need to scar up the mountains to make our monuments. They are no more appealing than a tattoo. YUCK!

Orem, UT

Look at the timing of this move by Chaffetz. This proposal is nothing more than another of his election year attention-grabbing self agrandizing moves. Chaffetz, as our House Rep, is the most worthless Congressional Representative as I have seen in my 32 years of voting. When not running for reelection he does nothing but regurgitate his party agenda instead of actually serving the interests of his constituency.

South Jordan, UT

that cant happen they are a pac-whatever school now (tounge in cheek, total sarcasm)

Orem, UT

Some people look at that mountain and say, "Y?"...


The libs are out in force on this one. They could careless about an irresponsible president who's selling this country down the road, but there care and compassion about the land ia a joy to behold. Let's not tatoo the land. But let's teach every American that's it's okay to sit on their duff and get handouts from the American taxpayers. The American taxpayers that have jobs and pay taxes. Oh...let's not forget...we're going to get those evil rich people who have worked hard to excel and acheive....because I'm entitled to it. Why not try contributing something to this nation other than electric cars, bamboo homes, and a $42.00 light bulb that when turned on the moths aren't even attracted to.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Don't tattoo your body with letters, but it is ok to do it to nature?
Doesn't make sense."

While we're at it, let's stop building homes. Doing so requires that we remove trees and nature, and requires us do dig big holes, strip wood from trees, and raking up the ground. We wouldn't rake our own bodies, so why do it to nature?

Don't you think that if it was so immoral, the church would not have done it?

It's a landmark and doesn't detract from the beauty of the mountains. Just leave it.

Cedar City, UT

These letters on mountain sides are a tradition in the West, and I love them. Leave the Y alone.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT


Snowflake, AZ

Every time I fly into Utah County, I look for that beautiful "Y" on the mountain. It is like a beacon calling me home. I spent homecoming guarding the "Y" and turning on the lights when I was a student. My wife proposed to me 20 years ago on he "Y". The history of the "Y" is fascinating; the human trains that carried the materials and white-wash inspirational. Maybe my daughter will propose to some lucky young man up on the "Y".

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