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Top Story Ephraim man remembered fondly by all who knew him

Published on October 22, 2014 at 04:14PM

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A tragic bicycle-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning claimed the life of 30-year old Ephraim resident Dan “K” Olsen, and family and friends are now remembering him as a determined man…

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National Park Pollution

Published on October 22, 2014 at 05:54PM

A federal court ruled against conservation groups, and allowed the EPA to proceed with a plan that exempts eight of the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in Wyoming, Utah…

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Congressional Election & Obamacare

Published on October 22, 2014 at 05:52PM

In Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, voters have a choice on President Obama’s health care program. Republican Rep. Chris Stewart will vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act while Democratic challenger…

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Farmers Yield Exclusion

Published on October 22, 2014 at 05:50PM

The USDA announcing yesterday the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought. The Yield Exclusion will allow farmers…

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Sevier School Schedule

Published on October 22, 2014 at 05:34PM

The way students in high school and middle school schedule classes will change in Sevier School District next year. This year students at South Sevier High School have been attending…

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Good Weather Extends Irrigation Season

Published on October 22, 2014 at 01:14PM

Warm weather has prompted Monroe City to keep it’s pressurized irrigation water turned on longer than normal. Councilman Johnny Parsons said the water could be on as long as the…

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I-70 Construction Project Hindered by Tire Marks

Published on October 22, 2014 at 01:08PM

A vehicle that crossed over orange construction barriers drove through freshly poured concrete, costing the Utah Highway Patrol at least $10,000 in materials costs. Kevin Kitchen, spokesperson for UDOT, said…

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Piute County Searches For EMTs

Published on October 22, 2014 at 01:05PM

Piute County EMS is in search of additional EMTs. Kristi Fautin, county EMS directory said that the EMS is hurting for help. Fautin said any individuals interested in becoming a…

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Police investigating homicide in Cedar City

Published on October 22, 2014 at 12:06PM

Police are investigating after a man was found dead at a Cedar City home. Police say in a news release that officers found the man dead from an apparent gunshot…

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Body of missing oilfield worker found near Vernal

Published on October 22, 2014 at 12:05PM

Authorities say they found the body of an oilfield worker near Vernal two days after he was last seen alive. Uintah County Undersheriff John Laursen says that 32-year-old Jeffrey Vaughn…

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State Dept. asked to help with missing BYU student

Published on October 22, 2014 at 12:04PM

A decade after a Brigham Young University student vanished in China, Utah’s congressional delegation is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to try to find out what happened. In…

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Sanpete Bicycle Accident Results in Fatality

Published on October 21, 2014 at 11:29AM

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The Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an accident involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle that happened around 6:45 Tuesday morning. The vehicle was traveling southbound, and the…

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Wilderness Protection

Published on October 21, 2014 at 10:29AM

The National Wilderness Preservation System has designed an agreement that will guide interagency collaboration in the preservation of nearly 110 million acres of the most primitive of public lands. The…

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Schofield Fisherman Exceed Limits

Published on October 21, 2014 at 10:27AM

Wildlife officers discovered that the fishing at Scofield Reservoir was a little too good for three men. The three Salt Lake County men collectively caught 23 trout. Scofield Reservoir’s current…

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Same-Sex Approval Up

Published on October 21, 2014 at 10:26AM

Utahns are not as strongly opposed to same-sex marriage as they were before the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower-court ruling allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed. The…

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3rd Price Overdose Arrest

Published on October 21, 2014 at 10:25AM

A third person has been arrested in connection with the December 2013 overdose death of a Price man. Jared Jaimez and Shelbi Mower are already charged in 7th District Court…

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Huntsman Evidence Hearing

Published on October 21, 2014 at 10:23AM

A 4th District Court judge will get his first chance December 11th to hear the evidence against a woman accused of killing six newborns and storing all of their bodies…

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Little Sahara Water Shutoff

Published on October 21, 2014 at 10:20AM

Thursday the BLM will shut off portions of the water system for the Little Sahara Recreation Area to prevent pipe breakage and other damage during the winter months. The BLM

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Early Voting Begins For Utahns Today

Published on October 21, 2014 at 07:42AM

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The state will open up dozens of polling locations in the two weeks leading up to the Nov. 4 election to allow people to vote early. State figures show nearly…

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Moab man gets probation in dinosaur footprint

Published on October 21, 2014 at 07:27AM

A 35-year-old Moab man charged with stealing a fossilized dinosaur footprint will serve a year of probation and pay about $15,000 in restitution, a federal judge decided Monday. Prosecutors say…

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Trial scheduled for woman in Draper police killing

Published on October 21, 2014 at 07:22AM

The ex-girlfriend of a man who fatally shot a Utah police officer will stand trial in February for charges that she lied to police about the shooting. The Salt Lake…

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Bail reduced for mother of baby found in trash

Published on October 21, 2014 at 07:22AM

Prosecutors are agreeing to a significant bail reduction for a 23-year-old woman accused of leaving her newborn baby in a trash can to die. The state says Alicia Marie Englert…

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Utah mom accused of killing 6 babies in court

Published on October 21, 2014 at 07:19AM

A woman accused of killing six of her newborns and storing their bodies in her garage will have a preliminary hearing in December. The 39-year-old Megan Huntsman made a brief…

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Rural Hospitals

Published on October 20, 2014 at 11:11AM

Valley View Administrator Jason Wilson has been chosen as Chair of the Utah Rural Hospital Association Council. He will oversee the council, which helps to manage the needs of rural…

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Deer Hunt is On

Published on October 20, 2014 at 11:10AM

Hunters packed up their RVs and put on their orange to head out for the first weekend of the rifle deer hunt. About 95,000 deer permits went out this year…

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State Fair Profitable

Published on October 20, 2014 at 11:09AM

Organizers of the Utah State Fair are calling this year’s event a financial success. This year’s fair brought in about 800-thousand dollars in profit. Organizers credit the success to balmy…

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Governor's Healthy Utah

Published on October 20, 2014 at 10:54AM

About 100 people gathered Saturday night on the steps of the state Capitol urging the Republican-controlled Utah Legislature to pass Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan. Holding lights and candles,...

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Arrests in a Duchesne Church Break In

Published on October 20, 2014 at 10:23AM

Two men and a teenager were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Mormon church last week. The Duchesne County Sheriff says in the overnight hours Wednesday, someone broke into a Church…

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Swallow and Shurtleff in Court

Published on October 20, 2014 at 10:14AM

John Swallow now wants his criminal case separated from the case against his predecessor Mark Shurtleff. The two are scheduled to make their second appearances today in 3rd District Court…

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Domestic Partner Death

Published on October 20, 2014 at 10:12AM

A 21-year-old woman was stabbed to death Saturday night and her domestic partner is in jail accused of the crime. Tawnee and Vickie Mendoza met about five years ago in…

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Mormon Peak BLM

Published on October 20, 2014 at 10:09AM

The Richfield BLM Field Office and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are treating approximately 2,506 acres, in the Mormon Peak area starting today. The project is designed to expand…

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US to recognize same-sex marriages in 7 new states

Published on October 17, 2014 at 11:45AM

The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states, including Utah. The Justice Department says it will ensure that same-sex couples in those states are given federal benefits…

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Utah jobless rate down to 3.5 percent in Sept.

Published on October 17, 2014 at 11:44AM

State officials say Utah unemployment figures ticked down to 3.5 percent in September. Numbers released Friday by the Department of Workforce Services are down from August, when the state reported…

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Men charged in federal ATV protest due in court

Published on October 17, 2014 at 11:43AM

Five Utah men slapped with federal charges for taking part in an ATV protest ride are scheduled to make their first court appearance Friday. The protesters say the ride was…

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Councilman To Propose Daylight Savings Change

Published on October 17, 2014 at 08:00AM

At least one Salt Lake councilman is hoping to end daylight savings time. Senator Aaron Osmond is proposing the bill during the upcoming legislative session. Recently nearly 30-thousand Utahns took…

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Lawmakers eye raw milk industry after outbreak

Published on October 17, 2014 at 07:48AM

Utah lawmakers say they don’t want a bacterial outbreak to shut down the fledgling raw milk industry. State health officials report a foodborne illness traced to raw milk from a…

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Mia Love brings in big money in push for Congress

Published on October 17, 2014 at 07:47AM

Republican Mia Love fundraised and outspent her Democratic opponent by a five-to-one margin over the last three months in a sign that she’s not easing up despite being the consensus…

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Richfield City Secures Funding for Street Improvement

Published on October 16, 2014 at 02:42PM

Richfield City has secured funding to continue improvements on 100 East. City Manager Matt Creamer said approval has been given for federal funding that will pave the way for improvements…

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LDS Meetinghouse Vandalized

Published on October 16, 2014 at 10:32AM

Duchesne County Detectives are looking for at least two people who vandalized a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Duchesne Tuesday night. Inside the church…

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Federal Wildfire Concerns

Published on October 16, 2014 at 10:29AM

Dozens of Utah communities and thousands of state residents who are a “spark away” from the danger of catastrophic wildfires are restrained from taking steps to protect themselves by federal…

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Garfield Cycle Death

Published on October 16, 2014 at 10:24AM

The Garfield County Attorney’s Office confirms that it is reviewing possible charges in the death of a motorcyclist who died after a tree felled by Boy Scouts tumbled into his…

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BYU Sibling Revelry

Published on October 16, 2014 at 10:23AM

Researchers at Brigham Young University are saying children who grow up with siblings are less likely to have behavioral issues. The BYU group found boys rely on affection from their…

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USU Open Carry

Published on October 16, 2014 at 10:19AM

A day after embattled feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian cancelled a university lecture when she learned handguns would be allowed in the room despite death threats, Rep. Curt Oda says…

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Governor Amendment 3

Published on October 16, 2014 at 10:17AM

A group supporting traditional marriage has drafted a resolution urging Gov. Gary Herbert to enforce Utah’s Amendment 3, which a federal appeals court struck down as unconstitutional. The Rev. Bill…

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Pickup truck strikes, kills Utah toddler

Published on October 16, 2014 at 08:36AM

A 3-year-old southern Utah girl has died after a pickup truck driven by a relative struck the child while she rode a tricycle in front of her home. The Santa…

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St. George police search for man who tried to steal ATM

Published on October 16, 2014 at 08:35AM

Police are looking for a man who tried to use a forklift to steal an ATM from a St. George convention center. St. George police say an employee spotted the…

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Feminist speaker questions Utah campus gun laws

Published on October 16, 2014 at 08:34AM

Utah’s campus gun laws are in the spotlight after a feminist speaker canceled a speech at Utah State University once she learned the school would allow concealed firearms despite an…

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Report finds DUI deaths up in Utah

Published on October 16, 2014 at 08:33AM

A new report finds deaths related to drunken driving increased in Utah last year and advocates say that’s partly because police budgets are not keeping up with the state’s growing…

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Utah to weigh rejecting daylight saving time

Published on October 16, 2014 at 08:32AM

Utah lawmakers say they plan to consider legislation next year that would make the state one of three nationwide where clocks aren’t adjusted twice a year for daylight saving time….

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Utah Squares Off With Oregon State

Published on October 16, 2014 at 06:29AM

The 23rd-ranked Utah Utes are in Pac-12 action tonight when they take on Oregon State from Reser Stadium. Both teams are coming off a bye 4-and-1 with 1-and-1 conference mark….

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