Ute Tribe Continues Campaign Against PLI

While Congressman Rob Bishop’ Public Lands Initiative has large support in the state of Utah, the Ute Tribe is among those in active opposition. As part of their effort, the Ute Tribe has gathered over 300,000 signatures on a petition that is being delivered to House Speaker Paul Ryan today in Washington, D.C. The Tribe has planned an event for Wednesday afternoon at the Capitol Building at 3:30with the intent of making their voices heard. The petition itself, addressed to Speaker Ryan, states that the Public Lands Initiative is a “21st century indian land grab.” In addition to the petition, the Ute Tribe campaign has been running TV ads against Rob Bishop and the progress being made on the Public Lands Initiative.


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.