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New DNR Regional Facility Opens Doors in Richfield

The Utah Department of Natural Resources celebrated with locals as they opened their fourth regional office in Richfield, Utah on April 26. The $2 million facility houses offices for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Other offices are being leased by […]

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Utah National Guard Soldiers Scheduled to Train in Central Utah

The Utah National Guard is training in Juab and Sanpete counties, and they are inviting the public to come and see the equipment they use on May 8. The 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion of the Utah National Guard is conducting their yearly annual training that is a requirement for […]

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Salina Creek Prescribed Fire Planned

In an effort to capitalize on the recent good weather, the Fishlake National Forest – Richfield Ranger District plans to continue prescribed burning on the Salina Creek Project.  Crews will focus on finishing Unit One on the east side of Beaver Creek. As the weather allows, the crews will work their way into Unit […]

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Utah House speaker says he will not run for Chaffetz’s seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s House Speaker Greg Hughes says he will not run for Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s congressional seat. Hughes said on Friday that it’s important for the vacancy to be filled as quickly as possible. He says he wants to take himself out of the equation so […]

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Utah officials launch opioid abuse task force

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials have announced the launch of a new task force aimed at addressing opioid abuse in a state that has one of the highest rates of opioid-related deaths in the country. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said Friday that the task force is meant […]

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Mormons stick to political neutrality despite Trump’s order

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church says it won’t change its longstanding practice of practicing political neutrality despite President Donald Trump’s executive order Thursday aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations. Eric Hawkins, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christs of Latter-day Saints, […]

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Speed, not seatbelts account for more road deaths than DUI

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers this year lowered the state’s DUI threshold to the strictest in the nation in an attempt to make roadways safer, but a new state reports shows drunk driving only contributed to about 13 percent of the state’s traffic deaths last year. Speeding and […]

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People with preexisting conditions fret over health overhaul

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — Utah’s all-Republican House delegation voted Thursday in favor of a health care overhaul that could impact people with preexisting conditions, triggering serious worries from people who fit that category. Salt Lake City resident Emilee Sharp says she’s considering rushing a major spinal surgery in case she […]

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Three Utah Law Enforcement Officers Added To State Memorial Wall 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  Three more names have been added to the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial wall at the state Capitol.  Governor Herbert joined a crowd of about 200 people to pay tribute to officers who died in the line of duty.  State Trooper Erik Ellsworth and West Valley City […]

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Mother Slated For Deportation Given Temporary Stay 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  A Utah woman picked up by immigration agents and facing deportation is being given a temporary stay.  Immigrations and Customs Enforcement released Silvia Avelar-Flores from custody yesterday.  The immigration agency says Flores has 90 days to leave the United States under a deportation order handed down […]

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