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Study looks at economic benefit of longer North Rim season

Study looks at economic benefit of longer North Rim season

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A new study says extending the tourist season at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim by a month would boost the regional economy by $14 million. The canyon’s less popular North Rim is fully open less than half of the year, largely because of weather. Tourism promoters […]

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UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts Seattle U. Saturday

UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts Seattle U. Saturday

OREM, Utah-Saturday, Utah Valley men’s basketball ensues in its WAC season by hosting the Seattle U. Redhawks to commence a three-game home-stand. The 11-6 Wolverines are seeking their first win in conference play, having dropped games to Grand Canyon and Cal State Bakersfield. Utah Valley, however, has won 10 of […]

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Jackson’s 19 pts lead GCU past Utah Valley in WAC opener

Jackson’s 19 pts lead GCU past Utah Valley in WAC opener

PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Jackson scored 19 points and Alessandro Lever scored 14 and Grand Canyon beat Utah Valley 71-60 in a Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams Thursday night. Grand Canyon (8-6) closed out the first half with a 12-4 run in the last 5½ minutes to lead […]

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Proposed Arizona monument would honor Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints settlers

Proposed Arizona monument would honor Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints settlers

PHOENIX (AP) — A proposed monument at the Arizona Capitol would recall the migration story of thousands of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints settlers who made difficult treks from Utah to Arizona in the 19th century. Legislation authorizing the monument died last spring but is expected to be […]

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FILE PHOTO:    The Colorado River runs through the west rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, U.S. February 28, 2018.  Picture taken February 28, 2018.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

Some big parks in US Southwest remain open despite shutdown

PHOENIX (AP) — Several national parks that are big tourist draws in the US Southwest remained open Saturday during the federal government shutdown while other parks and monuments locked their gates and doors. Arizona and Utah officials implemented funding plans to keep open Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon and […]

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Nevada’s Caroline MWC player of week for 2nd week in row

Nevada’s Caroline MWC player of week for 2nd week in row

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Jordan Caroline has been named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row after averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds per game in a pair of victories over No. 20 Arizona State and Grand Canyon. The senior forward […]

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Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Tulsa Saturday

Utah Men’s Basketball Hosts Tulsa Saturday

SALT LAKE CITY-Saturday, Utah men’s basketball returns to the Huntsman Center to host Tulsa of the American Athletic Conference. The Utes are coming off a 1-2 performance at the Wooden Legacy as they defeated Grand Canyon and lost to Hawaii and Northwestern. The 3-3 Utes will be hosting a 5-2 […]

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Northwestern notches big win over Utah

Northwestern notches big win over Utah

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Vic Law scored 19 points and Dererk Pardon added 15 — without missing a shot from the field — as Northwestern beat Utah 79-57 Sunday in the Wooden Legacy’s fifth-place game. Four players scored in double figures for Northwestern (5-1), which added a victory against a Pac-12 […]

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Utah beats Grand Canyon 75-66 at Wooden Legacy

Utah beats Grand Canyon 75-66 at Wooden Legacy

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Sedrick Barefield had 26 points, including four 3-pointers, and Donnie Tillman scored 14 to help Utah to a 75-66 victory over Grand Canyon on Friday night in the consolation bracket of the Wooden Legacy. Barefield hit three 3s and scored 18 of his 26 points in the […]

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Stepteau, Hawaii top Utah 90-79 at Wooden Legacy

Stepteau, Hawaii top Utah 90-79 at Wooden Legacy

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP)—Brocke Stepteau scored a career-high 24 points to lead Hawaii to a 90-79 win over Utah on Thursday night in the first round of the Wooden Legacy. Eddie Stansberry scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half for the Rainbow Warriors (4-1). Four players made at […]

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