Evidence that U.S. oil demand in the first half of 2008 dropped by its greatest amount in 26 years

Democracy going into action with strong turnout for this year’s District Attorney primary, where voters overwhelming chose Todd Risberg

Community collaboration and countless volunteer hours leading to the Aug. 15 opening of the Mountain Utes Lands Park in Vallecito

Wildfire funding shortfalls forcing a nearly $800,000 cut in existing San Juan National Forest programs

The Bush Administration moving to weaken portions of the Endangered Species Act and further open the backcountry to extraction

The BLM giving away more than 2 million acres near Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park to energy development and motorized recreation