By Nate Carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune
The remade San Juan County Commission began reversing its earlier positions on Bears Ears National Monument this week.
The divided panel dissolved old resolutions opposing a large monument and took a step toward asking Congress to make an even bigger one than President Barack Obama created in 2016.
Audio of Tuesday’s meeting in Monticello, posted on a state website Wednesday, showed how Bears Ears remains contentious in San Juan County and entwined with larger politics there. A pair of resolutions supporting a large national monument passed the commission 2-1. The two new Navajo members of the commission voted yes.