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National Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area

New information added on January 7, 2004

In-Depth Information

  • Letter to Sen. Robert F. Bennett in opposition to the National Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area Act - by J. Boyd Mickel, a Spring City Council Member. (September 4, 2003)
  • "Rural Utahns Demand Public Hearings on Proposed Heritage Area" - Press release by Brad Van Dyke, Rural Utahns for Local Solutions, May 10, 2003
    The U.S. Congress is considering designation of 300 miles of Highway 89 and the Boulder Loop as a National Area, without taking into account the impact on the traditional rural way of life and economy, points out a new organization, RUFLS.
  • Rural Utahns for Local Solutions letter to U.S. Senator Robert F. Bennett in Opposition to the National Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area - By Brad Van Dyke, June 10, 2003
    The proposed National Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area has no local support in spite of claims to the contrary, threatens private property rights with central control over land use, favors low-paying tourism jobs while threatening to drive up the price of property so that local people can not afford to live where they work, and threatens the independent local heritage of the Mormon culture. Property owners in the area of the Capital Reefs National Park, to be included in the National Heritage Area, are fed up with the Park Service, which has closed down family logging businesses to preserve the viewshed.
  • "Rural Utahns for Local Solutions makes a stand during Spring City Heritage Days" - Press release
    by Brad Van Dyke, RUFLS, May 27, 2003
    Members of RUFLS raised a banner emblazoned with "The Federal Takeover of Highway 89" on the Memorial Day weekend, to publicize their concerns about the National Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate, and answered questions about the proposal at the holiday event.

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  • "Rural Utahns Demand Public Hearings on Proposed Heritage Area" - Press release by Brad Van Dyke, Rural Utahns for Local Solutions, May 10, 2003
    The U.S. Congress is considering designation of 300 miles of Highway 89 and the Boulder Loop as a National Area, without taking into account the impact on the traditional rural way of life and economy, points out a new organization, RUFLS.

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