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Utah State Senator Asks AG to Probe If Gold Mine Spill On Purpose

August 19, 2015
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Utah State Senator Asks AG to Probe If Gold Mine Spill On Purpose

(Salt Lake City)- A Utah Senator wants the attorney general to investigate rumors that the Environmental Protection Agency may have caused the Animus River gold mine spill on purpose. In a meeting Tuesday at the Capitol, State Sen. Margaret Dayton asked Attorney General Sean Reyes if he looked into internet reports that the EPA...

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Newspaper Reports KZMU faces Uncertain Future

August 19, 2015
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Newspaper Reports KZMU faces Uncertain Future

(Moab Utah)-High Country News-In an opinion piece printed this week, High Country News says KZMU Community Radio faces an uncertain future. KZMU community radio began broadcasting in 1992. In 2008, KZMU erected a solar array to power its electrical needs. But KZMU is threatened. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting — the agency that’s supposed...

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Verizon Cellular Service Disrupted in SE Utah, Tuesday

August 19, 2015
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Verizon Cellular Service Disrupted in SE Utah, Tuesday

(Moab Utah) Verizon Cellular Service was out for most of Tuesday in pasts of Salt Lake and Utah Counties as well as Emery, Carbon and Grand Counties for several hours yesterday. The cause, according to Verizon was a cut fiber cable in the Salt Lake Area operated by Western Fiber Network, which carries area...

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Congressman Tours Lake Powell re: Spill

August 18, 2015
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Congressman Tours Lake Powell re: Spill

(SALT LAKE CITY — Contaminated water from a Colorado mine has made its way to Lake Powell, leaving Utah officials wondering about possible long-term effects. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, spent Monday on the lake with federal and state officials and said he was encouraged by what he saw and heard about any immediate danger....

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Girl Saves Cousin From Drowning In West Valley City

August 18, 2015
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Girl Saves Cousin From Drowning In West Valley City

(West Valley City, UT)  —  An 11-year-old boy is still alive thanks to the sharp eyes of his cousin, who spotted him at the bottom of a West Valley City pool.  Evelin Sarna was keeping an eye on her cousin Fransisco, who remained at the bottom of the pool for several minutes before she...

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Mormons Want Church Out Of Boy Scouts

August 18, 2015
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Mormons Want Church Out Of Boy Scouts

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A majority of Mormons are saying their Church should exit the Boy Scouts of America.  A new poll from UtahPolicy.com shows 63-percent of those who identify themselves as very active in the Church feel officials should leave the organization.  Though the poll was taken after the Boy Scouts National...

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Spanish Fork Canyon Crash Kills Two

August 17, 2015
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Spanish Fork Canyon Crash Kills Two

(SPANISH FORK) — Cleveland, community in Emery County is mourning the loss of a young boy and his mother, who died in a two-vehicle collision on US-6 in Spanish Fork Canyon Saturday. Troopers say the impact killed 38-year-old Heather Jacobson and 7-year-old Broc Jacobson of Cleveland, Utah. The driver, Landon Jacobson, and his son, 16-year-old, Bowdie...

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Toddler Dies After Being Run Over In Driveway

August 17, 2015
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Toddler Dies After Being Run Over In Driveway

(Fort Duchesne, UT)  —  Officials in Fort Duchesne are expected to release more details today about what caused an accident that killed a young girl in her own driveway.  A spokesman for the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office said the girl was run over by a family member Sunday morning.  Authorities did not release the...

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Colorado EPA Spill Reaches Lake Powell

August 17, 2015
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Colorado EPA Spill Reaches Lake Powell

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  State environmental officials are confident Lake Powell is safe for agriculture and recreation.  The reassurance comes after residue from an accidental waste release into Colorado’s Animas River started to make its way into the lake.  Readings taken last week show amounts of metals linked to the EPA spill into...

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Governor Declares State of Emergency

August 12, 2015
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For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov mobile: (801) 755-3085   Gov. Herbert declares state of emergency for Gold King Mine release   SALT LAKE CITY (August 12, 2015) – Governor Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order today declaring a State of Emergency in Utah in response to the Gold King Mine release....

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