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Reno-Tahoe region drops effort to host 2030 Winter Olympics

Reno-Tahoe region drops effort to host 2030 Winter Olympics

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The Reno-Tahoe area will not be making a play to host the Winter Olympics. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported Monday that the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition announced it was declining a bid invitation from the U.S. Olympic Committee. According to the coalition’s board chairman, it would […]

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2 found dead in fire on Provo farm

2 found dead in fire on Provo farm

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Fire officials in Provo say two people have been found dead after a fire overnight at a farm. The Provo Fire Department says the blaze was reported at Finch Family Farms around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Firefighters came to the scene to find several buildings and vehicles […]

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Audit finds dozens of unreported teacher-misconduct claims

Audit finds dozens of unreported teacher-misconduct claims

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — School authorities in Utah have failed to report educator misconduct, possibly allowing teachers to offend again by moving to other schools, according to a new audit. The report examining a small sample of cases found dozens of allegations over the last 10 years that weren’t […]

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Sheriff’s office: 2 electrocuted, 1 injured at potash mine

Sheriff’s office: 2 electrocuted, 1 injured at potash mine

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Authorities say two workers were electrocuted and a third injured Saturday when industrial equipment at a potash mine in eastern Utah touched a power line. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says Russell Helquist and Matthew Johnston died at the Intrepid Potash facility near Moab and […]

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Utah ranchers frustrated as ‘glamping’ replaces grazing

Utah ranchers frustrated as ‘glamping’ replaces grazing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rural leaders in Utah who often chafe at how federal officials manage public lands are now also growing frustrated with state authorities who are increasing cancel grazing permits in favor of more-profitable land uses. In one case, Garfield County passed an ordinance that would temporarily […]

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Slain University of Utah track athlete is buried

Slain University of Utah track athlete is buried

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A University of Utah track athlete who was killed by a sex offender parolee she had briefly dated has been buried in her hometown of Pullman, Washington. Lauren McCluskey was remembered late Sunday as kind, sensitive, intelligent, dedicated and beautiful. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported that hundreds of […]

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Mormon church developers planning 28-story office tower

Mormon church developers planning 28-story office tower

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Developers with the Mormon church are planning to bring a new high-rise building to downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reports City Creek Reserve, the real estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has submitted preliminary plans to the […]

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Boil water order lifted in Joseph

Boil water order lifted in Joseph

Joseph Town officials now say the water supply is safe from E. coli. A boil order was issued in the town on Wednesday. Officials say samples have now come back clean and the order was lifted Saturday.  

High performing Utah school is off the beaten path

High performing Utah school is off the beaten path

BEAVER, Utah (AP) — Principal Brad Harris, half-apologizing, notes the sign on the wall that declares Belknap Elementary School as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. “The U.S. Department of Education hasn’t sent us our signs yet so we made our own,” Harris said. Give Harris […]

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Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes out

Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes out

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police say a Greyhound bus passenger got behind the wheel and steered the bus to safety after the driver passed out on the highway. The Utah Highway Patrol says the passenger took over Friday morning as the driver suffered a medical problem and began […]

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