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Report: Utah’s outdoor recreation economy generates $12B

Report: Utah’s outdoor recreation economy generates $12B

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A trade organization’s report shows Utah’s outdoor recreation economy generates more than $12 billion in consumer spending each year and supports 110,000 jobs. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Outdoor Industry Association on Tuesday released a report that examined outdoor recreation spending in each congressional district in […]

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Utah lawmakers to meet in veto override session Wednesday

Utah lawmakers to meet in veto override session Wednesday

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers will hold a veto override session Wednesday afternoon to try to undo Gov. Gary Herbert’s rejection of two bills expanding their powers. The Republican governor in March vetoed a bill that would force the attorney general to release legal opinions requested by lawmakers […]

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3-year-old girl killed, 8-month-old boy injured in crash

3-year-old girl killed, 8-month-old boy injured in crash

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 3-year-old girl was killed in a crash in Provo involving four vehicles. Provo Police Detective Nick Dupaix says an 8-month-old boy who was in a red Ford SUV with the 3-year-old was flown Sunday to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dupaix says the […]

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Two 12-year-olds injured in ATV near Salina

Two 12-year-olds injured in ATV near Salina

Two 12-year-olds are in the hospital after an ATV accident at the monkey trail riding area east of Salina on Saturday. According to the Salina City Police Department, neither were wearing protective gear or helmets. The Large ATV reportedly rolled on top of both kids. One child was flown to […]

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Trump administration loosens Utah prairie dog protections

Trump administration loosens Utah prairie dog protections

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal wildlife managers under the Trump administration are loosening contentious endangered-species protections for Utah prairie dogs, which worries animal advocates but relieves people in southern Utah who say their town was overrun by the burrowing creatures. The new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rules finalized […]

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Audit: Utah public schools collected $71M in fees last year

Audit: Utah public schools collected $71M in fees last year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state audit has found that Utah public schools collected $71 million in fees from students last year, increasing by 29 percent over the last five years. The Deseret News reports the State Board of Education audit released Thursday found that academic fees ranged from a few […]

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Utah fixes records glitches to gun background check system

Utah fixes records glitches to gun background check system

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Utah officials say they have repaired computer glitches that could have potentially allowed residents restricted from gun ownership to buy firearms. They say it’s not possible to know how many restricted people purchased guns. The Standard-Examiner reports the first glitch occurred in February 2017 and prevented court records […]

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Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70

Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks. A plan announced Thursday would […]

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Sanpete traffic stop leads to arrest in teens murders

Sanpete traffic stop leads to arrest in teens murders

A traffic stop in Manti proved to be the break police needed to solve the missing persons case of two teens whose bodies were discovered in an abandoned mine in Utah County.  Jerrod Baum, 41, has been arrested and charged with the grisly murder of Riley Powell, 18, and Breezy […]

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Cedar City police search for 63-year-old missing for 2 weeks

Cedar City police search for 63-year-old missing for 2 weeks

ST. GEROGE, Utah (AP) — Cedar City police are looking for a 63-year-old man who has been missing for nearly two weeks. The Spectrum reports that Johnny Dale Rollins was last seen March 27. Family members say Rollins has a history of stroke and signs of dementia. Police Chief Darin Adams says […]

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