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County In Utah Threatens Takeover Of National Park Areas


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, government shutdown, affordable care act, obama, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, congress )

Cal
- 433 days ago - npr.org
The commissioners had decided to take down the barricades at Natural Bridges National Monument as early as Thursday morning but put off that move to give Utah Governor Gary Herbert time to discuss the issue with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.



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lee e. (114)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:43 am
Get a republican idiot in government and they're willing to pick and choose which laws should be adhered to! This guy should be impeached for not upholding the laws of the Constitution that he promised he would act on! End of story!
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:56 am
I admire their spirit, don't you?
 

Betsy Bee (1042)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:20 am
We should be strengthening the national park system.
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:48 am
Do not disturb others' home
 

Brian M. (202)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:28 am
The high-pitched squealing of Republican grandstanding ignores the practical reality that we are on the other side of Labor Day...the big tourist season is over. Any business that hasn't made the bulk of its income by now is unlikely to survive the winter. If the Governor wants the nat'l parks in his state to open, then he always has the option of urging his party to quit holding the nation hostage with this absurd gov't shutdown.
 

Winn Adams (203)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:35 am
OMG
 

Birgit W. (152)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:00 pm
Leave all parks alone.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 3:53 pm
They seem to have benign intentions, but I would have to agree with Brian M, particularly his last sencence.
 

Katie D. (111)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 4:25 pm
See how those Repubs and teaers think? Just what they want done!!
Thank you
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 5:54 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Billie C. (2)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:56 pm
the people can run the parks without the fed. they are our parks and if local government wants to run them then go for it.
 

Marie W. (67)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:12 am
Agree with Brian M.
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:33 am
agree
 

Jim Phillips (3201)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:30 am
" "we as a county are trying to do what is in the best interests of the public.""

If the state wants to reopen the national parks, Then they should be allowed to do so
as not to disappoint the many visitors to their beautiful parks.

The measure of reopening the parks with unemployed federal workers and/or state employees would be temporary until the federal shutdown has been resolved.

Ty, Cal.
.
 

Thomas M. (7)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:57 am
While I can understand the frustration of the Commissioners, there threatened actions would not be appropriate. They did contact the Governor to resolve the situation which is a good idea. The Utah delegation to Congress needs to be the focus of the wrath of Utah citizens, not the Park Service, etc. Why do you elect these wingnuts? Elect someone with common sense and a willingness to play in the same sandbox.
 

Pat A. (116)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:26 am
Thanks Cal - the actions of the Far Right continue to amaze and repulse me!
 

Kathleen R. (203)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:14 pm
Hey Brian M, excellent comment. It seems that our rightwing extremists legislatures have no idea what the government does. Yet they constantly complain about the government. Who ever voted for these idiots is to blame. Shut the republicans down, not the government. Thank you
 

Robert K. (31)
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:08 pm
If the state wants the park open, since it's federal property, they would have to get permission, and that permission should only come if only federal employees are the only ones allowed to work there and they must be paid by the state.
 

Jessica L. (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:07 am
This is important to note. Some communities depend heavily on tourism. Shutting down national parks has a ripple effect on the public. Congress needs to settle this debate and move forward with governing the nation.
 
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