Trump's monumental decision tops Beehive State's biggest stories of 2017

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  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 1, 2018 2:36 p.m.

    I agree with the list but would rearrange a few in order. Cancer Center CEO would definitely drop below cop arresting the nurse. One made international news. The other not a blip on even national news.

  • Edmunds Tucker St George, UT
    Jan. 1, 2018 11:45 a.m.

    ''The Outdoor Retailer ** show's owners said Utah's take on protecting public lands was "bad for business" after Herbert rejected their ultimatum. The show ultimately moved to neighboring Colorado''
    Hmmm.
    Read this November 28, 1865 New York Times. '' in the reorganization of the Western territory, Congress reduced Utah to its present very reasonable size. Nevada was organized, so as to take away a third of it, on its western side. Colorado was stretched across the Rocky Mountains, and took a large slice from the eastern side of Utah; while the other territories on the north and south were formed with the same object of Mormon limitation in view. Thus, by this simple measure, and without the least trouble of any kind, was the scope of BRIGHAM YOUNG's earthly sway cut down more than two-thirds'' - Oops, Apparently not enough was stretched to Colorado, send the Retailers, confiscate the rest thousands of square miles at a time.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    Dec. 31, 2017 2:27 p.m.

    Pres. Trump continues to make good decision for our benefit. It's unfortunate the Liberals can't see past their nose...the good ole devil is working on them overtime. That's a shame.

  • jackjoh RIVERTON, UT
    Dec. 31, 2017 1:55 p.m.

    EDM - Castle Valley, Utah The political favor was celebrated by the Democrats in the State when the Monuments were established so it stands to reason that the Republicans would be celebrating now.
    Please take notice how the Des News twists the story to make it look like it was a bad thing that Trump did.
    Also notice they only give credit to the out of state native Americans that opposed it and not to the preservationist organizations that have been trying since about 1997.

  • EDM Castle Valley, Utah
    Dec. 31, 2017 10:23 a.m.

    Hold your horses!, Utah GOP leaders, when it comes celebrating the shrinking of the monuments. - Let’s see what the courts have to say about it.

    Second, I would not be so bold as to celebrate political favors in public, for that is what the monument down-sizing is, and nothing more. Isn’t it curious that the only two actions taken by Trump after all of Zinke’s recommendations have occurred in Utah?

  • FanOf"ChuckARama" Vernal, UT
    Dec. 31, 2017 8:06 a.m.

    A famous saying coming out of their mouths if any of their doings ended up being on the error side, "I have no knowledge nor have ever been associated with such a bill." LOL!

  • Lolly Lehi, UT
    Dec. 31, 2017 7:59 a.m.

    Wendy Leonard has done an excellent job in the writing of the article and the determining the order of importance.

  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    Dec. 31, 2017 7:50 a.m.

    As withs several of these stories, the shrinking of the Monuments will be ongoing for some time to come.

  • Egyptian origins Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2017 5:37 a.m.

    Personally I think the biggest story of 2017 has passed by as a "thief in the night" which is all of the rare astronomical signs in the heavens that hit us with great force this year. And for 2018 we get right back in it starting with a Super Moon on New Years at 6PM Salt Lake City time. Then next week the sign sung about by the 60's music group 5th Dimension in their song, "Aquarius", will occur. And still there are more signs to come. The Clark Planetarium should be jam packed with visitors this year, if people understood the significance.

  • BigLib Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2017 12:38 a.m.

    Good choice for top story. Trump's courageous action in reversing past abuses of the Antiquities Act and making these sterile lands available for multiple use will benefit Utah and Utahns for decades to come.