The Navajo Times

The president of the Navajo Nation says a proposal to rename a Utah highway after Donald Trump is insulting.

Earth Notes: American Pikas

Feb 28, 2018
Dyer Lytle

Hikers in the high mountains of the West have long been charmed by the sight of American pikas peeking out of rocks in talus fields above treeline. 


Federal regulators have given the go-ahead for environmental studies and public comment about a proposal to build a 140-mile (225-kilometer) pipeline to draw water from the Colorado River to serve southwestern Utah communities.


Utah has long stood out for going far beyond other western states in trying to get back control of its federally protected lands.

Earth Notes: Botanist Charles Parry

Nov 22, 2017
Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives

Botanist Charles Parry arrived at the Virgin River in southern Utah in the spring of 1874, eager to discover a trove of unusual plants. His timing was good—he was enthralled by the blossoming of the Virgin Valley that year.