Trump signs proclamation to scale back Utah national monuments

President Donald Trump speaks at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday to scale back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, pledging to “reverse federal overreach and restore the rights of this land to your citizens.”

Challenges and rewards

Hunting geese in the Southwest Region. Courtesy Roger Phillips / Idaho Fish and Game

December is when a hunter’s will gets tested. It’s easy to look at short, cold days, gray skies and often dubious road conditions and think “maybe I will just call it a season.”

Some fun outdoor events coming to Idaho Falls

Aosta, Italy - February 28th, 1985: Three climbers and a dog on a ski slope simulate a rescue after an avalanche for a promotional photograph of tourism in the Valle d 'Aosta

Lani Landon, the force of nature behind the upcoming avalanche instructional, tells me she has gathered some awesome door prizes for Monday’s program starting at 7 p.m. at Taylorview Middle School.

Wyoming man still recovering after recent bear attack

In this photo taken Nov. 16, 2017, Genevieve, left, Asher, 1, center, and Jonathan Sheets, right, sit for a portrait beneath an Alaskan brown bear pelt Genevieve bagged in 2011 in their home in Powell, Wyo. (Rebecca Noble/The Cody Enterprise via AP)

CODY, Wyo. — At the already too-late warning shout of “Bear!” Jon Sheets tilted his head lamp at the darkness and was startled by a charging grizzly a foot away.

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