October 12, 1992 |
CALL OF THE WILD: The environment may be taking a back seat in the presidential election, but in Utah it's largely steering the battle to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jake Garn. . . . Democratic candidate Wayne Owens, a four-term congressman from Salt Lake City, is proudly running on his environmental record, which includes proposing a 5.
November 8, 1990 |
A slate of Navajo Indian candidates running against Anglo-dominated government in a rural Utah county was soundly defeated Tuesday. Only one of the six Navajos was elected. Mark Maryboy, a Navajo Indian, was reelected to the three-member San Juan County commission. The Navajo candidates for county clerk, treasurer, assessor, recorder and sheriff were all defeated by wide margins.
August 27, 1990 |
Until the day this spring when six American Indians walked into the San Juan County Courthouse, the Navajos of southern Utah had offered little resistance to the steady encroachment of white settlers into the starkly beautiful canyons along the San Juan River. Soon after the first Mormon wagons arrived in 1880, the Navajos were confined to the barren lands of a reservation. They languished in poverty while the Mormon settlers built prosperous towns and established farms of wheat and alfalfa.
December 5, 1989 |
Rep. Howard C. Nielson (R-Utah) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 1990 to a fifth term in Congress. Nielson, 65, represents Utah's 3rd Congressional District.
November 9, 1989 |
A clear majority of Utah voters are willing to spend $56 million to build sports facilities in anticipation of the Winter Olympics coming to Salt Lake City by the year 2002. In a statewide referendum Tuesday, a proposal to divert 1/32 of revenues from the state sales tax over the next 10 years to construct bobsled and luge runs, a speed-skating oval and a ski jump passed with 57% of the vote. With 99% of the precincts reporting, the count was 211,385 for the measure and 161,736 opposed.