Utah Leaders Urge Public to Resist Monument Designation

Rumors are growing that President Obama will designate a monument in Utah before the end of the year and Utah leaders are urging citizens of the state to share their opposition with the President. Senator Mike Lee took to social media on Wednesday urging Utahns to send letters, emails or make phone calls to Washington, D.C. to let their feelings be known on the damage that would result from a monument designation. Bear Ears in San Juan County is the likeliest target and one that cannot afford to take such a hit, according to Senator Lee. “Please don’t make this mistake,” shared Lee to President Obama. “Please don’t take this step...there is widespread opposition... [and] keep in mind this is the poorest County in Utah.” Lee is among other Utah leaders who have promised that if a designation does happen under Obama’s administration, he will work tirelessly to see it undone as well as work to repeal the Antiquities Act.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.