Historic settlement could open disputed roads in Juab County's Deep Creek Mountains

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  • sjames AMERICAN FORK, UT
    Aug. 21, 2013 11:24 a.m.

    To me, the biggest issue behind this whole fiasco is not being addressed. It is not so much a question of conservation but of state's rights. The law suits filed by the UT att. gen. were to protect the rights of the state.
    Over 70% of Utah land is owned, operated and regulated by the federal govt. That means that nearly 3 quarters of Utah no longer belongs to Utah as the Feds control what happens to that land. This is a serious issue. I for one would rather have locally elected officials in charge of our land and resources than some bureaucrat thousands of miles away.

  • Dymag996 Farmington, UT
    Aug. 21, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    Pete234 I have to agree with Dale Richards. I too enjoy riding the trails and roads and have been blessed to spend a lot of time that I may not have with my teenaged son doing so. I ride only on designated trails and roads. I take offence to being lumped into a group just because I own and ride a motorcycle.

  • dale richards Green River, Utah
    Aug. 21, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    Pete234, I take offence that ATV people break the laws. I for one
    and sure of many others ride on trails and roads designated to ride on.
    And I am sure there are some who abuse. It is just like a few who drive
    Our highways and streets that don't drive the speed limit, pass on double
    lines, pass on bridges with double lines, don't obey speed limits in school
    zones,don't stop at stop signs because they have become yield signs.

  • 5 Orem, UT
    Aug. 21, 2013 7:29 a.m.

    I often wonder how the wilderness proponents justify their position of limiting access to areas by those who are handicapped and can only access those areas by motorized transport. Is it possible that these people hate the handicapped? I should think that handicapped people have equal access rights that are not being considered. In other words, wilderness areas are more important to healthy people than they are to the handicapped. That doesn't seem fair to me.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    Pete234 is correct. Sadly.
    The Deeps are amazing and should be protected.

  • Pete234 Sandy, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    ...well, there goes our beautiful Utah, ATV people do not respect the law, especially in the wilderness, and you know they along with motor bikes, campers, trucks, jeeps, will just trample on all of it. This is the beginning of the end.