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Utah Ranked Seventh For Best Return On Taxpayer Dollars 

(Undated)  –  Utah taxpayers are apparently getting a better return on their tax dollars than in most other states.  Personal finance website WalletHub ranks Utah seventh-best on its new list of states where taxpayers get the most and least for their money.  The website measured services like education, economy, health […]

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Consumer Confidence Hits Record High 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  Consumers have never been more confident in Utah’s economic outlook.  A new Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index is up nearly nine points to 123-and-a-half in March.  The “Desert News” reports the high number in the survey is largely due to increased expectations for the state’s […]

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Power Outage in Central Utah Left Thousands Without Electricity

A huge power outage had left thousands without electricity Wednesday morning in Central Utah. According to Rocky Mountain Power officials, 13,466 customers had the lights go out at 9:32 a.m. from San Pete County all the way down to Kanab. Rocky Mountain Power says equipment failure is to blame. The […]

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Power Outage Extending From Manti to Panguitch

RICHFIELD, Utah- According to the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of the Sevier County Sheriff’s office, there is a power outage raging throughout the heart of the Mid-Utah Radio coverage area Wednesday. The incident occurred in the 9:00 am MDT hour Wednesday morning and is affecting Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne, Piute […]

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Rare Historical Photos of San Juan County Digitized for Public Use

The Utah Division of State History has made publicly available a new collection of rare photographs of southern Utah from 1890 to 1912. Largely taken by Charles Goodman, a photographer in Bluff, these images document mining ventures, landscapes, city streets, and residences. Donated to State History in 1997 by Afton […]

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Utah lake State Park marina dredging project being postponed

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A $1.3 million dredging project that was to have begun in April at the marina at Utah Lake State Park is being delayed, probably until after Labor Day. Park manager Jason Allen tells the Standard-Examiner the postponement comes with water levels rising and spawning season about […]

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Utah distillery to sell breath analyzers ahead of DUI limit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Park City distillery is helping would-be whiskey tasters have peace of mind by offering keychain breath analyzers for purchase in the wake of the state’s lower drunken-driving limit. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Alpine Distilling is offering breath analyzer key chains for $30 […]

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Police probing death of man, 34, found dead in Utah river

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say the death of a 34-year-old West Valley City man whose body was found during the weekend in the Jordan River is being investigated as suspicious. West Valley City police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku told the Salt Lake Tribune that officers discovered the partially submerged […]

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LDS Names Temple President 

(Cedar City, UT)  –  The new Cedar City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple won’t open until December but we already know who its president will be.  Church leadership has named Daniel Jones president and his wife, JoAnn, as temple matron.  The Spectrum reports both Daniel and JoAnn are […]

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Family visiting South Florida hit by truck while walking

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in South Florida say a pickup truck hit a family of tourists as they were walking back to their hotel after dinner. The Sun Sentinel reports the family was visiting from Eagle Mountain, Utah, and preparing to take a cruise out of Port Everglades […]

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