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.
''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
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.
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.
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?
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!
Wendy Leonard has done an excellent job in the writing of the article and the
determining the order of importance.
As withs several of these stories, the shrinking of the Monuments will be
ongoing for some time to come.
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.
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.