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BLM accepting comment on possible energy leasing near Zion

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A federal agency is accepting public comment on possible leasing of public lands for oil and gas drilling that could take place as close as two miles from Zion National Park in southern Utah. The Spectrum newspaper (https://goo.gl/EuYjdJ ) reports that the Bureau of Land […]

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Police chase near Richfield ends in rollover; 4 transported to hospital, 1 to jail

A police chase on Interstate 70 near Richfield Friday morning reached speeds of more than 110 mph before ending in a rollover and foot chase before the speeding driver was apprehended. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a UHP trooper was heading west on I-70 between Salina and Richfield at 8:45 a.m.,when a […]

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National park visits hits record high for 3rd straight year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded roads and trails and increasing visitor misbehavior. At many parks, […]

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BLM trying to settle legal challenge to land use in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is trying to settle a longstanding legal challenge to land use and travel management plans on approximately 10 million BLM-administered acres in Utah. The federal agency filed the settlement agreement Friday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City along […]

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3 Utah reservoirs under mercury fish consumption advisory

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Environmental officials have issued fish consumption advisories for three Utah reservoirs after elevated levels of mercury were found in some fish. The Deseret News reports that the affected reservoirs include Pineview in Weber County, Millsite in Emery County and the Big Sand Wash in Duchesne […]

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Widow of slain Oregon standoff leader carries on his mission

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon were driving to a public meeting a year ago when they were intercepted by police. One of the leaders was shot dead at a roadblock. Now, LaVoy Finicum’s widow and their children are […]

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Police In Hurricane City Warn Of New Scam 

(Hurricane City, UT)  –  Police in Hurricane City are warning people about a new scam.  Officials on Facebook said a lady received a call from someone claiming to be a Rocky Mountain Power employee.  That person told the victim her power would be shut off if she didn’t pay an unknown […]

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Utah Rep Says Potential Trump Conflicts Of Interest Are ‘Speculative’ 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz says conflict of interest violations from President-elect Donald Trump are only speculative.  Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Chaffetz said he believes Trump has complied with the law.  There has been concern about Trump’s business interests potentially conflicting with his duties as President […]

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Program Seeks To Pair Service Dogs With Veterans 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  A four-year-old program that helps pair service dogs with veterans is expanding to Salt Lake County.  “4 Paws 4 Patriots” takes local shelter dogs and trains them to be of help to veterans suffering from PTSD and other issues.  The program also provides service dogs to […]

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Hundreds Rally To Save Obamacare In SLC 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  Hundreds of demonstrators in Salt Lake City are opposing the repeal of Obamacare.  Opponents held a rally at the State Capitol building yesterday in hopes of stopping Congress from ending coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  Similar rallies were held across the U.S. yesterday.  Members of […]

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