Lexi PeeryReporter, KUER
Lexi Peery joined KUER in June 2020 as the Southwest Bureau reporter. She is also part of Report for America, a public service program that partners with local newsrooms to bring reporters to under-covered areas across the country. Prior to KUER, she reported on the environment, politics and development for The Spectrum & Daily News, which is the USA Today paper in St. George. She’s a Salt Lake area native but studied journalism at Boston University, and spent time at WBUR and The Boston Globe. She loves exploring the beauty and quirks the southwest corner of the state has to offer.
They signed onto a letter that calls on the National Park Service to extend reservation windows up to a year out.
People in Utah are remembering Hatch, who was the longest serving GOP senator in history. He represented Utah for more than four decades.
“Anything that has to do with water, we’ve been totally blocked out,” said Christopher Tabbee of the Ute Indian Tribe. “We’ve never been consulted on any decisions.”
A showdown is looming on the Colorado River. The river’s existing management guidelines are set to expire in 2026. The states that draw water from it are about to undertake a new round of negotiations over the river’s future, while it’s facing worsening dry conditions due in part to rising temperatures.