Utahns criticize the same government that helps them



The distant sound of sandhill cranes greeted those who came to see the refurbished quarry building open at Dinosaur National Monument recently. The bleachers set up for Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s speech looked down on the Green River, creating an idyllic photo opportunity.

Irony, much of it unspoken, played a big role in a ceremony held in one of the most conservative places in Utah.