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Primary Election Results

August 12, 2015
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Primary Election Results

Moab CITY COUNCIL (6 qualify) Three progressive-leaning candidates for Moab City Council dominated today’s primary election, with top finisher Rani Derasary winning more than half of all votes cast, and well over twice as many votes as seventh-place candidate M. Bryon Walston, who was eliminated. According to pre-canvass votes from the City of Moab,...

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Economic Impact of Mine Spill

August 12, 2015
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Economic Impact of Mine Spill

(Undated San Juan County Utah)- The economic impact of the toxic spill is having an effect in Utah.  Troy Wilde reports:

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More Questions Than answers in River Pollution

August 12, 2015
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More Questions Than answers in River Pollution

(Durango Colo/Montezuma Creek Utah- Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes will meet with his Colorado and New Mexico counterparts Wednesday to talk about the legal, health and environmental implications of the Colorado mine spill. The three attorneys general will hold a news conference after the meeting in Durango, Colorado. Reyes had an “urgent” conference call...

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>>Police Arrest Environmental Activists Protesting U.S. Oil Sands

August 12, 2015
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>>Police Arrest Environmental Activists Protesting U.S. Oil Sands

Vernal Utah-Police say they’ve arrested four environmental activists for trespassing on land leased to U.S. Oil Sands.  Police arrested the protesters Monday during a demonstration involving 40 persons on the property in the remote Book Cliffs area in Uintah County.  The demonstrators were protesting on behalf of the environmental advocacy group Peaceful Uprising.  The...

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UPDATED SAN JUAN WATER SITUATION

August 10, 2015
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UPDATED SAN JUAN WATER SITUATION

San Juan County Emergency Management 15 mins · Public Information Release: San Juan River Gold King Mine Contamination: As of 2:00 p.m 8/10/2015. San Juan County Emergency Management will hand over water distribution to Navajo Nation Emergency Management and Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. Water for Aneth, Montezuma Creek and Halchita will be hauled from...

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WATER ALERT ALONG SAN JUAN RIVER

August 10, 2015
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Public Information Release: San Juan River Gold King Mine Contamination: As of 2:00 p.m 8/9/2015 It is anticipated that the contamination plume will arrive in our area in the early morning hours of 8/10/2015. The plume is thought to be 60 miles long and slow moving. With and estimated arrival at Lake Powell on...

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Grand County Gets Lectured Over Mineral Lease Money

August 7, 2015
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Grand County Gets Lectured Over Mineral Lease Money

(Salt Lake City)- A member of the community Impact Board, Thursday, lectured Grand County representatives about their application for a grand and matching no interest loan to help with the 5 million dollars remodel plan for the Grand County Jail. They were refused….and the reasons given the Grand County Delegation are interesting.  County Councilman...

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Interior Secy Claifies National Monument Possibilities

August 7, 2015
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Interior Secy Claifies National Monument Possibilities

SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she cannot rule out the possibility of the Obama administration creating a new national monument in Utah. “Monuments are up to the president,” Jewell said Thursday. “I will tell you that there has been interest in monument designations in Utah.”Jewell spoke to reporters at an event...

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State to Sue Feds on Recapture Canyon

August 7, 2015
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State to Sue Feds on Recapture Canyon

The state of Utah plans to sue the federal government for access to Recapture Canyon, near Blanding. The state’s Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office (PLPCO) made the announcement Thursday. “PLPCO has filed a notice of intent to sue for access to approximately 12,000 RS2477 roads throughout the state,” said the office’s director, Kathleen Clarke,...

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Interior Secretary Talks About Utah Monument Fears

August 6, 2015
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Interior Secretary Talks About Utah Monument Fears

SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said flatly she doesn’t control President Barack Obama’s pen when it comes to any new monument designation in Utah, but she insists there’s no plan to sneak around Utah and create one under the “cloak of darkness.”  Jewell, in Salt Lake City for a Thursday announcement...

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