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BLM offers public tours of next big mustang roundup in Utah

LAKE POINT, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is offering public tours of its next big wild horse roundup in western Utah. The BLM says it intends to start gathering between 600 and 700 mustangs this weekend in the Cedar Mountains about 40 miles southwest of Salt […]

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Teen arrested as suspect in Salt Lake City stabbing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police have arrested a 16-year-old boy as a suspect in a stabbing at a downtown apartment that left a man in critical condition. Police say the boy was booked into juvenile detention for suspicion of attempted homicide in the robbery and stabbing […]

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Senate OKs resolution aimed at shrinking national monument

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Senate has approved a resolution asking its congressional delegation to support shrinking southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument despite concerns from critics that they could see a backlash. Utah’s Republican-controlled Legislature says the southern Utah monument declared 20 years ago is too large and […]

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2 men charged with murder in death of teen egging cars

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two men have been charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy who authorities say hit one of the suspects with an egg while out late after the Fourth of July. Online court documents show 23-year-old Fortunato Villagrana and 22-year-old […]

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Energy agency says coal mining will make small gain by 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal mining in the Western United States is expected to get a small bump over the next two years after falling last year to its lowest level since 1978. The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday projected the increase will come in response to rising prices […]

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Influence-peddling case begins against former Utah Official

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow was enmeshed in a power-and-greed scheme that brought in thousands of dollars and luxury trips from businessmen facing criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday during opening statements in his influence-peddling case. Swallow is charged with 13 counts, including bribery and […]

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Utah lawmaker pushes for automatic voter registration

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah House lawmakers voted on Wednesday to hold off on moving forward with a proposal that would automatically register someone to vote when they sign up for a driver’s license. Lawmakers decided during a committee meeting that they need to work out some logistical concerns […]

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Weather service issues flash-flood warning after dam fails

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An earthen dam failed in a rural area of northeastern Nevada and caused flash flooding that threatened homes, sent waters over low-lying roads and farms and forced the rerouting of trains, officials said Wednesday night. The National Weather Service said the flash floods posed possibly life-threatening […]

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Las Vegas Trial Starting for 6 in Bundy Ranch Standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial opens Thursday in Las Vegas for six defendants accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal round-up of cattleman and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s cows nearly three years ago. Prosecutors are expected to tell the U.S. District Court jury the six men deserve […]

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Bryce Canyon City Prepares For 32 Annual Winter FestivalÂ

(Bryce Canyon City, UT)  –  The date is fast approaching for the 32nd Annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival.  The Ruby Inn Hotel and Resort is sponsoring the event this coming Presidents’ Day Weekend February 18-20.   Activities abound including a hot air balloon glow party, kid’s arts and crafts, ski clinics and […]

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