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A sunset panorama of Bears Ears, which President Barack Obama designated as a National Monument Dec. 28, 2016 citing its cultural importance to Native people. Photo/Tim Peterson

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Zinke says tribes are ‘happy’ to have Bears Ears modifications; tribes disagree

Formal public comment period for Bears Ears review extended through July 10

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is misrepresenting tribal positions about his plan to reduce a yet unspecified portion of the Bears Ears National Monument while increasing tribal co-management of the site, according to tribal officials and their lawyers.