Gov. Gary Herbert unveils 'Outdoor Recreation Vision'

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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    And yet when he talks out of the other side of his mouth, he fully supports selling off Utah's beauty and wild places to his developer friends.

  • Cherilyn Eagar Holladay, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    More government. Less free enterprise.

    How many outdated laws will be repealed this session?

    How many will be sunsetted?

    Up to 900 bills will be reviewed, perhaps 500 will make it through a committee. All in 45 days.

    Even state government can grow too large.

  • Rawhide Kid Sevier County, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    Governor Herbert's creation of a new recreation vision is just the expansion of "Executive Creep." The vision is okay, but the creation of a new executive director of recreation in the governor's office is a slap in the face of the established Utah Division of Parks and Recreation in the Department of Natural Resources, If you recall,a few years ago they didn't want to fund the State Park system and wanted to close parks. Now they want to centralize power in the Governor's office like the federal government has done with all the respective czars in the presidents office. . Hopefully the legislature needs to take a hard look of having two separte agencies competing for funding and responsibility. . Perhaps the legislature should down size the Governor's Office. Government closest to the ground has always proven to be the best.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 5:51 a.m.

    I have no problem with individual recreational use of public land but I am opposed to organized big business operations setting up camp and creating overloaded rivers, lands, and state venues. Citizens of this country have the right to enjoy the beauty of the state but corporate invasion and control of public land will destroy the beauty of Utah and must be held at bay.

    The last thing we need is traffic jams on the Colorado river, Green river waterways and reservoirs and increased pollution of the resources. We must not allow corporate exploitation of Utah, keep it limited and restrictive so it will still be usable hundreds of years from now.

    Corporate invasion is the end and destruction of our resources, look at the damage and destruction created by the ski industry in Utah, we have gone into conservation and damage control mode and its getting very costly for the taxpayers of Utah to maintain. We have to keep cost versus sustainability to afford in mind on every issue we open the state to.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 11:06 p.m.


    Dear Governor have you seen outdoor today?

    Utah is starting to be compared to Bejing and LA in the 1980's in regards to air pollution.

    Don't let people go outdoors to see it.

  • danaslc Kearns, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 7:58 p.m.

    They are not going to want to come here for very longer. (Cough Cough) Inviting more population to live and the promise of lower labor costs (Cough Cough) is not keeping us a healthy state.