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Climate change taking toll on American pika's Western lands

Published on August 26, 2016 at 05:10PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new study shows populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate…

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Officials to test mucky American Fork creek for heavy metals

Published on August 26, 2016 at 05:09PM

ALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials are expected to test the mucky creek running down American Fork Canyon for heavy metals amid the ongoing investigation into the murky water. Work…

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St. George K-9 dies from post-surgery complications

Published on August 26, 2016 at 05:09PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A St. George police dog has died due to complications from surgery. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the K-9 died Wednesday after suffering from…

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West Jordan councilman pleads not guilty after July crash

Published on August 26, 2016 at 05:08PM

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A West Jordan City Council member has pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. South Jordan police cited 60-year-old Jeff Haaga for…

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New Mexico might pay Facebook water tab

Published on August 26, 2016 at 05:08PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico may use public funds to help Facebook pay for water rights at a major new data center proposed at Los Lunas. The social…

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2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court

Published on August 26, 2016 at 05:07PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman Cliven Bundy’s ranch….

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Human remains found in Arizona Strip area ID'd as Utah man

Published on August 25, 2016 at 10:32AM

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found recently in the Arizona Strip area have been identified as those of a Utah man reported missing in June. Mohave County…

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Can't vote for Trump or Clinton? Utah has 12 other options

Published on August 25, 2016 at 10:32AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters who dislike Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have a dozen other presidential candidates to choose from this year. They include a conservative former…

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Utah forest sees increase in abandoned campfires

Published on August 25, 2016 at 10:32AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say there’s been a surge in the number of unattended campfires this season in northern Utah’s Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest compared to previous years. The…

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Utah jumps back into race to attract Facebook data center

Published on August 25, 2016 at 10:32AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City suburb vying against a New Mexico town to attract a Facebook data center says they’re restarting negotiations a day after the…

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Researchers get $1 million to study Utah Lake algae blooms

Published on August 25, 2016 at 10:31AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state researchers are getting a $1 million grant to help study how nutrient levels contribute to algae bloom outbreaks at Utah Lake. The grant…

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Monroe baby died of dehydration

Published on August 23, 2016 at 02:06PM

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A Monroe baby’s death was caused by dehydration due to neglect while living in filthy conditions under the care of her father, according to court documents. Siri Anderson was one…

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2 Nevada defendants slated to plead guilty in Bundy standoff

Published on August 22, 2016 at 01:35PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two defendants are set to become the first to plead guilty in Nevada to federal charges stemming from an armed confrontation with U.S. land management agents…

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Annual summer camp hosts kids scarred by severe burns

Published on August 22, 2016 at 01:35PM

MILLCREEK CANYON, Utah (AP) — An annual summer camp in the Utah mountains gives children scarred by severe burns a place to meet other kids dealing with the same emotional…

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Utah woman dies in river rafting accident on Idaho river

Published on August 22, 2016 at 01:35PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman river rafting with a Mormon church group in Idaho has died. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed the death…

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Paraglider dies after crashing into roof of Utah church

Published on August 22, 2016 at 01:34PM

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A man who was paragliding has died after he plunged through the roof of a Utah church. Authorities say it happened around 9 a.m. Sunday at…

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Utah grass fires may be work of arsonist

Published on August 22, 2016 at 01:33PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Fire officials believe that series of grass fires across Salt Lake and Utah counties is an act of arson. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports…

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Texas judge temporarily blocks Obama's transgender directive

Published on August 22, 2016 at 01:32PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools. U.S. District Judge Reed…

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Largest group ever attends Snow freshman orientation

Published on August 22, 2016 at 11:23AM

Snow College begins regular classes on Wednesday, but Monday and Tuesday will be big days on campus with freshman orientation taking place on both the Ephraim and Richfield campuses. Monday,...

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Porcupine Fire Update

Published on August 22, 2016 at 09:43AM

The Porcupine Fire had minimal growth yesterday but smoke was still visible from burning interior fuels. The total acres burned remains at 1,900. No burn-out operation was conducted due to…

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