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Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Collision

Published on April 17, 2014 at 03:31PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP)-Per the official Twitter of St. George News, reports have emerged that a motorcyclist was hospitalized after colliding with a car Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington. Along the…

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Report: Texas Authorities Seizing Yearning For Zion Ranch

Published on April 17, 2014 at 12:50PM

Police in Texas are apparently taking possession of Warren Jeffs’ Yearning for Zion Ranch outside Eldorado. The “Eldorado Success” reports two police cars are parked guarding the front gate. Back…

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Teenage Girl Will Stand Trial In Utah County Cop's Murder

Published on April 17, 2014 at 12:49PM

A judge is ordering a 17-year-old girl to stand trial in connection with the shooting death of one Utah County police officer and the wounding of another. Meagan Grunwald is…

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Little Sahara to Host Ribbon Cutting

Published on April 17, 2014 at 11:19AM

The Little Sahara Recreation Area will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday celebrating the completion of two helicopter landing pads located near the visitor center. The helipads will allow for…

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Police: Utah Woman Gave Birth at Home

Published on April 17, 2014 at 11:14AM

Authorities say a Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home. Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts…

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Sevier County Seeks Public Input on Trail System

Published on April 17, 2014 at 11:10AM

The Sevier County Commission is seeking the public’s input and opinions concerning the ATV trail system in the area. The Commission is sponsoring a meeting to discuss the possibility of…

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Energy Leaders Tour Beaver County Energy Sources

Published on April 17, 2014 at 11:04AM

Owners of various businesses from Salt Lake City toured a handful of alternative energy plants in Beaver County Wednesday. The tour was sponsored by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce,...

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Atheists and Mormon Leaders Gather

Published on April 17, 2014 at 11:00AM

Mormon historians and atheist leaders came together Wednesday night in an effort to dispel misconceptions and seek understanding. Two professors of history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day…

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Little Sahara Prepares For Busy Easter Weekend

Published on April 17, 2014 at 10:54AM

The Little Sahara Recreation Area in Juab County is preparing for it’s biggest weekend of the year. Jay Cram, manager for Little Sahara, said 20-30 thousand visitors are expected to…

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Utahns Ready For The Great Shakeout

Published on April 17, 2014 at 06:21AM

Hundreds of thousands of school students and teachers around the state are signed up to take part in today’s Great Utah Shakeout. It’s a seismic safety awareness campaign that’s being…

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Homicide Investigation Ongoing After Police Find Body In Home

Published on April 17, 2014 at 06:20AM

A homicide investigation is under way in Taylorsville after police found a dead body inside a home. Police discovered the body of a 59-year-old woman Tuesday at a home near…

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Man Pleads Guilty To Shooting At Synagogue

Published on April 17, 2014 at 06:20AM

A Salt Lake man will be sentenced in July after pleading guilty to shooting a gun at a local synagogue. Twenty-one-year-old Macon Openshaw pleaded guilty yesterday to firing off three…

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Fire Destroys Home In Millcreek

Published on April 17, 2014 at 06:20AM

Firefighters are on the scene of a two-alarm house fire in Millcreek. The 45-foot blaze ignited yesterday evening on Evergreen Avenue southeast of Salt Lake City. Officials were able to…

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Duchesne Couple Arrested For Leaving Kid In Car To Drink

Published on April 17, 2014 at 06:20AM

A Duchesne County couple will appear in court next week for felony charges after allegedly leaving their three-year-old son inside their car to go drinking. Prosecutors say Sara Eitel and…

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Smart Speaks About Resilience At Rape Seminar

Published on April 17, 2014 at 06:19AM

Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapping is a story about forgiveness and resilience, not terror and trauma. That’s according to “Boston Magazine” after hearing Smart speak at a rape education seminar last week….

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University Cops: Masked Man On Campus

Published on April 17, 2014 at 06:19AM

Officials from the University of Utah are looking for the masked man who reportedly tried to assault a female student on campus. The student told university police that a masked…

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Survey: Utah Payday Loan Rates Among Highest

Published on April 17, 2014 at 06:18AM

A new study says payday loan rates in Utah are among the nation’s highest. The “Tribune” says Utah is one of seven states that have no limit on the amount…

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San Juan Co. Commissioner To Defy Order

Published on April 17, 2014 at 06:17AM

An effort is afoot to circumvent federal authorities and bring all-terrain vehicles back to Recapture Canyon. San Juan commissioner Phil Lyman says he’s tired of waiting for the Bureau of…

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Utah Symphony to play for free in national parks

Published on April 16, 2014 at 02:23PM

The Utah Symphony has announced it will play against southern Utah’s soaring red rocks and canyons this August. The 75-piece orchestra will tour five of the state’s national parks in…

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Utahns Ready For The Great Shakeout

Published on April 16, 2014 at 12:17PM

Hundreds of thousands of school students and teachers around the state are signed up to take part in tomorrow’s Great Utah Shakeout. It’s a seismic safety awareness campaign that’s being…

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Hearing Begins For Teen Charged In Cop's Death

Published on April 16, 2014 at 12:16PM

(Provo, UT)—A preliminary hearing for the teenage girl charged in the shooting death of a Utah County police officer is underway. This morning graphic dash-cam video of Sheriff’s…

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Dinosaurs In Utah National Monument Receives National Attention

Published on April 16, 2014 at 12:11PM

Dinosaur skeletons recently discovered in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is getting national attention with a story in Nation Geographic magazine. Scott Richardson, a paleontological technician for the U.S. Bureau…

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Gov. Herbert Closer to Medicaid Deal with Feds

Published on April 16, 2014 at 12:07PM

Credit Salt Lake Tribune: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57823606-90/herbert-medicaid-income-plan.html.csp Gov. Gary Herbert said the White House and outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are inching closer to approving his alternative plan for…

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Commissioner Apologizes For Remarks In Rancher Dispute

Published on April 16, 2014 at 10:31AM

(Las Vegas, NV)—Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins has apologized for remarks he made in the federal dispute with rancher Cliven Bundy. Piute County, Utah commissioner Darin Bushman claimed…

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Reid Won't Second Guess BLM In Rancher Dispute

Published on April 16, 2014 at 10:30AM

(Las Vegas, NV)—Senator Harry Reid says he won’t second-guess the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to stop rounding up rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle. Reid told reporters in Las…

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Dixie National Forest Announces Prescribed Burns

Published on April 16, 2014 at 08:29AM

DIXIE NATIONAL FOREST (AP)-Per the official Twitter account of St. George News, the Dixie National Forest has announced its prescribed burn schedule for the upcoming calendar year. Areas slated for…

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Liquor Officials Establish New Rules

Published on April 16, 2014 at 08:05AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Utah officials say they’re about to tighten rules over alcohol education. Under the new rules by the Utah liquor advisory board, future applicants for a…

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Utah Ranks High Among Richest States

Published on April 16, 2014 at 08:03AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Utah is one of the richest states in the nation. That’s according to the 2014 Rich States, Poor States report from the American Legislative Exchange…

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Obama Meets With Church Leaders Over Immigration

Published on April 16, 2014 at 08:03AM

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(Salt Lake City, UT)—Top leaders from the L-D-S Church are hailing their meeting yesterday with President Obama. Dieter Uchtdorf of the Church’s First Presidency joined other leaders in…

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Autopsy For Seven Dead Babies Could Take Months

Published on April 16, 2014 at 08:02AM

(Pleasant Grove, UT)—Medical examiners say it could be months before they release autopsy results for seven dead babies found inside the home of a Pleasant Grove woman. Chief…

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Cost Of Living Rises In Utah

Published on April 16, 2014 at 08:01AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Living in Utah is becoming slightly more expensive. That’s according to the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index that shows prices have increased for…

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Uthans Sticking To NYE Resolutions

Published on April 16, 2014 at 08:01AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A new study says most Utahns are sticking to their New Year’s resolution. Research by the University of Scranton found as far as health goes,...

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5 Browns Visit Children's Justice Center

Published on April 15, 2014 at 01:53PM

Pianist Deondra Brown toured the Sevier County Children’s Justice Center in Richfield Monday before performing in the 5 Browns Concert. Deondra is an advocate for child abuse awareness, and is…

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University Of Utah, Ute Tribe Reach Agreement Over Name

Published on April 15, 2014 at 12:41PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The University of Utah’s nickname and logo are staying. The “Tribune” reports the school has reached an agreement with the Ute tribe that will keep…

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Judge Limits Media Coverage Of Hearing For Teen Charged With Murder

Published on April 15, 2014 at 12:41PM

Media coverage of the preliminary hearing for a teenage girl charged in the murder of a Utah County police officer is being limited. A judge has issued an order prohibiting…

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Militia Members Supporting Rancher Not Leaving Yet

Published on April 15, 2014 at 09:57AM

(Bunkerville, NV)—Supporters who have been protecting rancher Cliven Bundy aren’t going home just yet. Ryan Payne with Operation Mutual Aid, a national coalition of militia members, tells the…

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Rancher Speaks Out On BLM Feud

Published on April 15, 2014 at 09:55AM

(Bunkerville, NV)—Rancher Cliven Bundy is speaking out on his feud with the Bureau of Land Management. On Glenn Beck’s national radio show yesterday, the 67-year-old Bundy defended his…

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Father Talks About Being Stranded With Sons in Canyon

Published on April 15, 2014 at 09:29AM

The Utah man who spent 3 days trapped in a Garfield County Canyon with his two young sons talked about the ordeal on “Good Morning America” Monday. 35-year-old Jason Knight…

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Hurricane Man Charged After Racial Death Threats

Published on April 15, 2014 at 09:23AM

A Hurricane man has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal interference with a right to fair housing after threatening to kill an interracial family. According to the Deseret…

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Utah Mom Happy To Cough Up "Kiss" Bet

Published on April 15, 2014 at 06:41AM

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A Utah mom who lost a 20-thousand-dollar bet says she’s happy to pay-up. The “Tribune” says the anonymous mother offered her son and daughter ten-thousand-dollars each if they held off…

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Inmate Found Dead Week After Suicide Attempt

Published on April 15, 2014 at 06:40AM

A Washington County inmate is dead one week after he reportedly attempted suicide. Authorities say 35-year-old David Finch died Sunday. He was jailed at Purgatory Correctional Facility for sexual abuse…

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Remarks Lead To Decorum Discussion

Published on April 15, 2014 at 06:39AM

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(Las Vegas, NV)—Clark County commissioners in Nevada will discuss decorum at today’s meeting. This, following controversial remarks made by Commissioner Tom Collins over rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight with…

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Lawmakers Won't Override Governor's Veto Of Bills

Published on April 15, 2014 at 06:37AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—State lawmakers don’t plan on attempting to override any of the three bills vetoed by Governor Herbert for the last legislative session. The state House…

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"The Biggest Loser" Casting In SLC

Published on April 15, 2014 at 06:36AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Casting for a NBC reality show is coming to Salt Lake City. A crew is holding open auditions for “The Biggest Loser” this Saturday. “Deseret…

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BYU Program Ranks High For Entrepreneurs

Published on April 15, 2014 at 06:35AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A BYU program is recognized as being one of the best in the nation. That’s according to a Mashable.com list which ranks BYU’s Rollins Center…

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Utah father, 2 sons rescued after being stranded

Published on April 14, 2014 at 12:24PM

A Payson man and his two sons have been rescued after being stranded three days in a Wayne County Canyon. Wayne County sheriff’s deputies say 35-year-old Jason Knight and his…

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Research Examines Link Between Stress, Infertility

Published on April 14, 2014 at 12:17PM

More than six percent of married women struggle with infertility, according to the CDC. And for the first time, researchers have data that links stress to a woman’s inability to…

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Man Suspected Of BYU Gropings Charged

Published on April 14, 2014 at 12:07PM

(Provo, UT)—A former BYU student accused of groping women at Brigham Young University is facing criminal charges. Nathan Fletcher’s accused of two counts of sexual battery. Police say…

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Graffiti Closes Part Of Arches National Park

Published on April 14, 2014 at 12:07PM

(Moab, UT)—A heavily-vandalized area of Arches National Park isn’t reopening any time soon. Volunteers found a heavily-etched rock behind Sand Dune Arch last week. Superintendent Kate Cannon shut…

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Bail Set For Mom Accused Of Killing Babies

Published on April 14, 2014 at 12:06PM

(Provo, UT)—Bail is six-million dollars for a Provo woman accused of killing seven babies. Megan Huntsman appeared in court this morning. Police arrested her over the weekend after…

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Sevier County High School Graduations Set

Published on April 14, 2014 at 10:20AM

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Graduations for Sevier County schools are scheduled for Friday, May 23rd. Cedar Ridge High commencement is at 10 a.m. in the Sevier Valley Center Theater. All other graduations will be…

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Rancher Hails BLM Decision

Published on April 14, 2014 at 10:04AM

(Bunkerville, NV)—Cliven Bundy is hailing the BLM’s decision to end the week-old roundup of his cattle. After the agency announced an end to the seizures, the rancher told…

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BLM Ends Cattle Roundup

Published on April 14, 2014 at 10:03AM

(Bunkerville, NV)—The Bureau of Land Management has ended its cattle roundup outside Las Vegas. Director Neil Kornze says the BLM “made progress” in enforcing two recent court orders…

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L-D-S Church Releases Video For Holy Week

Published on April 14, 2014 at 10:02AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The L-D-S Church is releasing a video as part of an Easter holiday initiative. Titled “Because of Him,” the online video is part of a…

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Utahns Say They'll Return To Boston Marathon

Published on April 14, 2014 at 10:01AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A number of Utahans say they’re returning to Boston despite their experience in last year’s event marred by a deadly bombing. The “Deseret News” talked…

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Spat Between Utah And Nevada Rancher Discussed

Published on April 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Utah’s Bureau of Land Management is in talks with a Nevada rancher in hopes of ending a dispute. The rancher in southern Nevada has reportedly…

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Utah Woman Arrested After Seven Infants Found Dead In Home

Published on April 14, 2014 at 09:57AM

(Pleasant Grove, UT)—Police have a Utah woman in custody after they allegedly found seven dead infants in her former home. Megan Huntsman of Pleasant Grove has been booked…

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Dixie National Forest Preparing To Open For Business

Published on April 14, 2014 at 09:24AM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP)-With temperatures throughout southern Utah expected to increase after a cold snap this past weekend, the Dixie National Forest is incrementally opening the next few weeks, per…

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Sevier County Selects Nominees for Vacant Judge Postion

Published on April 14, 2014 at 06:25AM

Courtesy Richfield Reaper: http://www.richfieldreaper.com/news/local/article_962e049e-bf62-11e3-a484-001a4bcf887a.html The Sevier County Nominating Commission announced the selection of three nominees for a pending vacancy at the Sevier County Justice Court Thursday. The position will replace…

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Report Shows Job Losses in Sevier and Sanpete

Published on April 11, 2014 at 01:07PM

A recent report from the Utah Department of Workforce Services shows a loss of job growth in the Sevier and Sanpete Counties, despite an increase in some neighboring counties and…

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RHS Selling Breakfast for Haiti Fundraiser

Published on April 11, 2014 at 01:00PM

Richfield High School will be selling breakfast Tuesday to raise money for student in Haiti. Corey Morrison, who is organizing the event, told the Richfield Reaper that the cost of…

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Utah State Courts Warn of Jury-Duty Scam

Published on April 11, 2014 at 12:56PM

Officials with the Utah State Courts are cautioning the public about a scam that relates to jury duty. Nancy Volmer with the courts says the scam involves the victim being…

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Fire Burns 200 Acres in Garfield County

Published on April 11, 2014 at 12:52PM

Approximately 200 cares near the Hercules subdivision in Garfield County were torched by a fire Wednesday afternoon. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said the fire threatened homes and businesses in…

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BLM Prepares For Easter Weekend at Little Sahara

Published on April 11, 2014 at 12:48PM

Bureau of Land Management staff and partner agencies are preparing for thousands of visitor at Little Sahara Recreation Area for the first big recreation weekend of the year. LSRA offers…

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Iron County Working With Feds in Horse Round-up

Published on April 11, 2014 at 12:35PM

Iron County along with the Bureau of Land Management began a horse round-up Thursday after weeks of tension over how to handle the overpopulation of horses. Iron County Commissioner David…

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Another Oil Spill Found in Southern Utah

Published on April 11, 2014 at 12:23PM

Another oil spill has been found near the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The spill is near another spill found in March. The Salt Lake Tribune says the new find suggest…

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Seized Nevada Cattle Will Not be Auctioned in Sevier County

Published on April 11, 2014 at 12:05PM

After repeated requests from Utah authorities the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has decided not to bring a Nevada rancher’s cattle to auction in Sevier County. KUTV news has reported…

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Delta ATV Trails to Connect With County Trails

Published on April 11, 2014 at 11:06AM

Delta City recently approved a series of ATV trails within city limits. The idea is to expand tourism and allow more riders access to area trails. The Delta trail will…

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Oak Creek Canyon Opening Soon

Published on April 11, 2014 at 10:55AM

First it was the Clay Springs Fire in 2012, that was followed by flooding and since then the popular Oak Creek canyon in Millard County has been closed to the…

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Supporters Back Rancher In BLM Dispute

Published on April 11, 2014 at 10:28AM

(Bunkerville, NV)—Rancher Cliven Bundy is getting support in his fight with the Bureau of Land Management over grazing fees on public land. Backers are coming to Bundy’s ranch…

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Appeals Court Judges Appear Divided

Published on April 11, 2014 at 07:50AM

(Denver, CO)—It appears that the judges hearing the challenge of Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage are sharply divided. Three judges presiding over the case in a federal appeals…

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Optimism Arises From Downtown S-L-C Rally

Published on April 11, 2014 at 07:50AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A rally in downtown Salt Lake City is attended by many supporters of same-sex marriage in Utah. The group called Marriage Equality U-S-A organized yesterday’s…

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Comic Con To Welcome Top Pop Culture Celebs

Published on April 11, 2014 at 07:49AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Celebrities are said to be gearing up for next weekend’s Salt Lake Comic Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Some of the biggest names…

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Former Governor Leavitt Awarded Giant In Our City Award

Published on April 11, 2014 at 07:48AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Former Governor Mike Leavitt is being honored for his service to the state. Leavitt was awarded with the 2014 Giant in Our City Award last…

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GOP Senator: Sebelius To Be Remembered For Obamacare Rollout

Published on April 11, 2014 at 07:42AM

(Washington, DC)—Republican Senator Mike Lee is speaking out about the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Lee says the resignation is not about Sebelius but…

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Utah Same-Sex Marriage Appeals Ruling Could Take Six Weeks

Published on April 11, 2014 at 07:41AM

(Denver, CO)—Officials say it could take more than a month and a half before a ruling is issued in Utah’s same-sex marriage debate. State attorneys and three same-sex…

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Spring Highway Construction Planned

Published on April 11, 2014 at 07:40AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Utah drivers are gearing up for highway construction. A DOT spokeswoman says this year they have nearly 200 projects planned which will cost 800-million-dollars. Changes…

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More Utah Children Getting Health Insurance

Published on April 11, 2014 at 07:39AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Children with health insurance is on the rise in Utah. That’s according to an analysis of census data which says from 2008 to 2012, kids…

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