Ute Tribe on Public Lands Initiative in Congress

The 114th Congress adjourned last week and will rest until January when a new year of Congress will begin. In a press release dated December 16th, the Ute Tribe states that Congressman Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative is now dead. If Congressman Bishop wants to continue to push his Utah Public Lands Initiative, explains the release, he will have to reintroduce the bill in the next Congress. The Ute Tribe and the Tribe’s political action committee went to great lengths to oppose the bill, claiming that the public lands initiative would steal reservation land. The 115th Congress will open on January 3rd and the Public Lands Initiative will need to be reintroduced to continue its pursuit.


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.