Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 7:05 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Dozens of protesters ride in off-limits UT canyon

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 10, 2014 at 5:11 p.m.

Dozens of people rode their ATVs and motorcycles on an off-limits trail in southern Utah on Saturday in a protest against what the group calls the federal government's overreaching control of public lands.

San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldredge says from 40 to 50 people drove about a mile down Recapture Canyon near Blanding and then turned around.

BLM Utah State Director Juan Palma, in a statement, says the riders may have damaged artifacts and dwellings that are up to 2,000 years old, and the agency will pursue "all available redress through the legal system" to hold them accountable.

Commissioner Phil Lyman, the protest's organizer, says it was designed to show that the federal agency isn't the "supreme authority" and local residents have a right to have their opinions heard.


Comments on: Dozens of protesters ride in off-limits UT canyon

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.



Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online