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Judge orders US to revive public role in energy lease sales

Judge orders US to revive public role in energy lease sales

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the reinstatement of public participation opportunities in oil and gas lease sales in Western states that were largely eliminated by the Trump administration to speed up sales. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush in a Friday ruling sided with environmentalists who sued […]

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Freeze Warning In Effect For the Heber Valley This Evening

Freeze Warning In Effect For the Heber Valley This Evening

HEBER CITY, Utah-Per official information from NWS Salt Lake City, a hard freeze warning is in effect for the Heber Valley from midnight Tuesday morning through 9:00 a.m. MDT. Temperatures will get as low as 27 degrees overnight in the Heber Valley and the coldest temperatures are expected to be […]

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Lawsuits challenging downsizing of monuments to stay in DC

Lawsuits challenging downsizing of monuments to stay in DC

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge is denying the U.S. government’s request to move lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s downsizing of two Utah national monuments to Salt Lake City. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said Monday the lawsuits will stay in a federal court in Washington, D.C. She […]

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14-year-old Weber County boy fatally hit by target shooter

14-year-old Weber County boy fatally hit by target shooter

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed while riding in his family’s car in northern Utah near a group of target shooters. The Herald Journal in Logan reports the incident happened Sunday afternoon as the family of four was driving near Monte Cristo Peak. Rich […]

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Zion visit to draw attention to $12B national park backlog

Zion visit to draw attention to $12B national park backlog

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — The Latest on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Utah (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke dismissed the notion that he’s giving away public lands to oil and gas during a visit to at Zion National Park where he drew attention […]

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Utah hydroelectric plant reborn in Orem with new equipment

Utah hydroelectric plant reborn in Orem with new equipment

OREM, Utah (AP) — A Utah hydroelectric plant is ready to come back online after a $42 million makeover that was done over three years. The Daily Herald reports the Olmsted hydroelectric power plant is sporting a new look, new turbines and will provide water and power to residents throughout several communities, […]

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Zion National Park reopens flood-damaged Angels Landing

Zion National Park reopens flood-damaged Angels Landing

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park has reopened the trail to one its most popular hiking destinations for the first time since flood waters ravaged the southwestern Utah canyon in July. The (St. George) Spectrum reports the West Rim Trail to Angels Landing reopened on Saturday. Motorists were stranded for […]

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Utah regents seek college advisors for all high schools

Utah regents seek college advisors for all high schools

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Regents wants to place college access advisors in every public high school in the state by 2022. The Deseret News reports the regents plan to ask the Legislature for $6 million to begin the effort they expect to cost about $7 million. […]

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Monarch butterfly murals land in Utah

Monarch butterfly murals land in Utah

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A series of murals depicting the life cycle of a monarch butterfly is taking shape in Ogden. The nationwide Migrating Mural project is the brainchild of artist Jane Kim and her business partner, Thayer Walker, the Standard-Examiner reported . The two co-founded Ink Dwell Art Studio in Half […]

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This picture provided by the Washington State Patrol shows an Army Stryker vehicle after a collision with a pickup truck on a public road near Spanaway, Wash., near Fort Lewis, Wash. The pickup truck driver was killed. (AP Photo/Washington State Patrol)

Military vehicle goes over cliff in Washington state, 4 hurt

KITTITAS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say four people were hospitalized after an armored vehicle went over a 25-foot cliff during a military exercise in central Washington state. The green and tan 2018 Military Stryker crashed about 4:30 a.m. Saturday on an unnamed dirt road near Kittitas. The driver, 22-year-old Chance […]

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