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Oil and Gas Development Is Allowed to Target Archaeologically Sensitive Areas of Southern Utah
Oil and Gas Development Is Allowed to Target Archaeologically Sensitive Areas of Southern Utah The Bureau of Land Management plans to move forward on nearly 52,000 acres of proposed oil and gas leases in archaeologically sensitive parts of southeastern Utah. Among the 43 parcels to be auctioned i...
The Economic Impacts of National Parks
Casa Grande National Monument Announces Significant Economic Impact A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 63,698 visitors to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in 2014 spent $3.6 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 55 jobs in the local area and had a cumulat...
National Park Service Bans "Drones"
National Park Service Bans "Drones" The National Park Service announced today that they are banning the use of drones and model aircraft in all National Parks, subject to a few limited exceptions. According to a policy memorandum released by Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the Park Service, the directi...
Bipartisan Effort to Expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Gathers Momentum in Congress
Bill to Expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Reintroduced The boundaries of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument could expand under a House bill. U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick a Democrat, has introduced the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act of 2013, and if approve...
Places Too Wild to Drill
Places Too Wild to Drill Two of Utah's scenic landmarks — Arches National Park and Desolation Canyon — made a list released Tuesday by the Wilderness Society as areas "too wild to drill." The group said areas adjacent to Arches National Park and Desolation Canyon are under threat to oil and gas...
Bipartisan Effort to Expand Casa Grande National Monument
Toward a Grander Casa Grande The boundaries of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument could be expanded if Congress adopts legislation introduced Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz.The Casa Grande Ruins is one of the finest examples of 13th century Hohokam culture in the American Southwest, K...
Paris Auction House Sells Contested Objects Sacred to Hopi Tribe
Paris Auction House Sells Contested Objects Sacred to Hopi Tribe A contested auction of sacred Hopi Indian artifacts went forward on Friday in Paris and generated more than $1 million in sales, despite the presence of protesters inside and outside the auction house who urged patrons not to take part...
"Save America's Treasures" Program to Close at the End of This Month
"Save America's Treasures" to Close at the End of This Month For the past twelve years, Save America’s Treasures has been one of the country’s most important and effective historic preservation efforts, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars for restoration to nationally significant historic s...
Politics Push Back Casa Grande Expansion
The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument expansion bill (HR 5110) received a substantial majority of votes on Thursday (Sept. 23), with 244 votes "yea", and 174 votes "nay." However, the bill was considered under “suspension of the rules,” which requires a two-thirds vote. The bill did not reach ...
Laurenzi to Speak in Verde Valley September 23
EVENT: Presentation to the Verde Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society on the Expansion of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument PRESENTED BY: Andy Laurenzi, Southwest Field Representative, Center for Desert Archaeology DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. ...
Message from Rep. Kirkpatrick
August 2, 2010 Dear Friend, Knowing of your interest in H.R. 5110, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act, I write to provide you with a legislative update. Earlier this year, I introduced H.R. 5110 to protect a historically and economically valuable attraction in Pinal Co...