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House Passes Rocky Mountain Power Plan

March 11, 2016
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House Passes Rocky Mountain Power Plan

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A bill to restructure electrical rates and provide funding for a Rocky Mountain Power sustainable energy plan is resurrected in the state House.  The bill allows the utility to pass the costs it pays to buy power that surpass it’s original projections to ratepayers.  Company representatives say they need...

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Wasatch Mountains Quickly Losing Snowpack

March 11, 2016
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Wasatch Mountains Quickly Losing Snowpack

(Kamas, UT)  —  Hopes of strong early-winter storms providing relief to Utah’s drought are ending in a dud.  Hydrologists say warm temperatures have melted about 20 to 30 percent of the snowpack of the Wasatch Mountains.  They say the trend over the past four years has been high pressure systems that set over the...

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Funeral Arrangements for Kayden Cresswell Thursday.

February 26, 2016
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(Moab Utah)_ Jeff Richards-Moab Times Independent Those wishing to help out the Cresswell family with funeral expenses, an account has been set up in memory of Kayden Cresswell at Mountain America Credit Union, and donations may be made at any branch. Funeral services will be Thursday 11am at the LDS Stake Center on Locust...

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GHS Student Killed In Highway Crash

February 26, 2016
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GHS Student Killed In Highway Crash

(Moab Utah)- An 17 year old Grand County High School Football Star in his junior year was killed last night in a two vehicle head-on collision at mile marker 122 south of Moab on Highway 191.  Utah High way patrol public information spokesman  trooper Lawrence Hopper  identifies the victim as Kayden Cresswell. Trooper Hopper says...

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6 Hour SWAT standoff in Murray ended in suspect suicide

February 22, 2016
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6 Hour SWAT standoff in Murray ended in suspect suicide

(Murray, UT) Man shot himself after 6-hour standoff with a SWAT team in Murray.  The situation started at about 8:15 p.m  Sunday at 584 W. Winchester St. (6400 South) when a man entered his ex-girlfriends home.  The ex-girlfriend and a friend escaped and called 911 after hearing glass from a window break.  When officers arrived, the suspect fired...

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Dixie State University students jump to escape fire

February 16, 2016
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(St. George, UT)- A fire near Dixie State University broke out around 1:15 PM on Monday February 15th.  The fire displaced 10 students from 2 apartments.  The three story apartment complex is located at 100 East 400 South.   Students were seen jumping from the second story balconies to escape the smoke that blocked their...

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Bundy Asks Occupiers to Stand Down

February 5, 2016
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Bundy Asks Occupiers to Stand Down

(Oregon)- Ammon Bundy and 15 others believed to have been involved in the armed take over and standoff in eastern Oregon are now facing federal conspiracy charges. Bundy, who was banned from his court hearing on Wednesday released a statement today that was recorded from behind bars. He told the remaining ocupiers to please...

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Finicum Funeral To Draw Large Crowd-FBI Told To Stay Away

February 5, 2016
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Finicum Funeral To Draw Large Crowd-FBI Told To Stay Away

(Kanab, Utah)- The funeral for the man killed by law enforcement during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge is expected to draw supporters from around the West to Kanab today. Robert “Lavoy” Finicum, 54, was shot during a Jan. 26 traffic stop after authorities say he reached for a gun in his...

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State Files Sage Grouse Lawsuit

February 5, 2016
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State Files Sage Grouse Lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY — The state of Utah has filed a lawsuit Thursday in which the state claims the United States Departments of Interior and Agriculture have “overthrown” Utah’s sage-grouse conservation plan by adopting an amended use plan in 2015. According to a press release from the Utah Attorney General’s Office, the state filed...

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Medical Pot Bills Advance Out Of Committee

February 5, 2016
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Medical Pot Bills Advance Out Of Committee

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Two bills concerning medical marijuana in Utah could hit the Senate floor by next week.  S-B 89 would allow for use of an extract with some T-H-C in it, while S-B 73 would allow for whole plants.  Each bill has a number of regulations that would be put in...

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