Fliers In San Juan County, Utah Advertise Made-Up Information About Bears Ears

Mar 7, 2017

Phony fliers claiming that there is a $100 fee for entrance onto the new Bears Ears National Monument are being circulated in San Juan County, Utah.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the bogus notices have been posted in places around Monticello and Blanding. The simple signs also say that wood-cutting, hunting and ATVs are banned on the 1.35-million-acre monument, although that is also false. Sheriff Rick Eldridge is reportedly offering a $500 reward for information about who is posting the fliers. Last year, before the monument was designated, signs were put up around the county with misinformation claiming the federal government was going to take over the Navajo Nation and also announcing a party for environmentalists celebrating the monument.