Top Interior official sizes up Ogden as possible site for BLM HQ

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  • PhxAggie Phoenix, AZ
    Aug. 29, 2018 9:22 p.m.

    I see Grand Junction as a better location than Ogden. Ogden, along with northern Utah is becoming very expensive for housing and general living. GJ is closer proximity to the rural lands of Eastern, Central, and Southern Utah that are managed by the BLM. And also to Northern AZ and NM. The size of the city is good without the bigger city issues. I suspect GJ does not have the crime and gang activity that has plagued Ogden for so long. Also Boise is an attractive mid-size city.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 3:43 a.m.

    The Constitution mandates that the Federal Govt. is to dispose of territory, not hold it and manage the land. Utah and other western states should be fighting the federal govt in court claiming these "federal" lands as being part of the States and owned by citizens of the State.

    I guess accepting greater growth of Fed Govt, and increased federal taxes to support that growth is acceptable as long as we get some of that tax revenue coming into our State. The BLM should be getting smaller, not expanding to oversee their empire.

    Based on some corporations that have been wooed into the State, I guess it boils down to "We will do anything for money.

  • Hank1950 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 6:37 p.m.

    I think Ogden would be a perfect spot for The BLM right in the middle of of the area were most of the federal lands are.
    Washington D. C. Is so distant from where most of these lands are. Maybe the outlook would be different and they could get a better understanding on Western Views if it were to be moved out here where it belongs.
    This might even bring more jobs to Utah, so the kids will not have to leave the state for employment.

  • Wind-Up-Toy Goodyear, AZ
    Aug. 28, 2018 5:47 p.m.

    Retired with 40 years, 39 with the BLM. Worked at the BLM Headquarters WO and Denver, Utah, Montana and Arizona. The Secretary is correct. The people and the public land will be well served by relocating the Headquarter to Utah. So, Good Luck Utah, the attitude of WO staffers will change to the better by living in the lands they administer for us. Might even come back out of retirement to help move some furniture into the new location . . . . lol.

  • H. Bob Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 2:13 p.m.

    What does Ogden have? A congressman who wants to put a little pork on his constituents' plates. It's always a little odd to me that Utahns like to talk the talk of smaller government and less federal interference or influence, but when it comes to big federal projects (Hill AFB, NSA data center, and now the BLM offices), we're all in.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 12:38 p.m.

    Ogden would be the perfect location