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Tuesday is primary election day across the Navajo Nation. The Farmington Daily-Times reports voters will be choosing among candidates for chapter officials, school-board members, and other positions. 

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The president of the Navajo Nation has vetoed a bill that would have put a question on the November ballot asking whether the tribe’s 110 chapters should be consolidated into 24 regional governments over a four-year period.

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Rico Town Manager Mike England has been terminated, effective immediately.

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Fifty-five percent of Utah voters favor making the Bears Ears area in San Juan County a national monument.

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Two Utah senators want to open the gate to mountain-biking in wilderness areas. The Associated Press reports that Republican senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch have introduced legislation that would let local officials with federal public-lands agencies decide whether bikes should be allowed in individual wilderness areas.

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The fact that Montezuma County ran out of time to put a broadband sales-tax question to voters on the November ballet may be for the best. That was the view of commission chairman Larry Don Suckla, who said Monday that the delay may produce a better product.

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Two ordinances regulating livestock and other non-domestic animals in the town of Mancos are headed for a public hearing before the municipal Planning and Zoning Commission in September. Town Administrator Andrea Phillips says the town board on Wednesday approved sending the latest version of the much-discussed ordinances to P&Z.

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell's visit to Bluff brought over 1,000 people from all over the county, state, and country. My editor and I got to the Bluff Community Center early, registered as members of the media, and found a seat near the front of the room.

Six months remain of the Obama administration, and as the clock ticks down, anticipation and apprehension are growing around the possibility that the President will use his executive authority to name one or more new national monuments.

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The Democratic challenger for Colorado’s Third Congressional District seat, Gail Schwartz, met with about 30 supporters Wednesday in Cortez. Schwartz, a former state senator from Crested Butte, said a key way she differs from incumbent Scott Tipton of Cortez is regarding public-lands management. She said federal public lands should remain with the United States government rather than being transferred to the states. Schwartz said sportspersons are supporting her because she doesn’t want to “sell off” the lands.