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Lands Hearing in St George

January 25, 2016
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Lands Hearing in St George

ST. GEORGE, Utah The Subcommittee on Federal Lands convened in St. George, Utah for a special meeting to talk about the Bureau of Land Management’s actions regarding Resource Management Plans (RMP’s) for future development in Washington County. A panel of local leaders, including the Mayor of St. George and a representative from the BLM...

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Tribune Poll Shows Support For Lands Transfer to State

January 25, 2016
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Tribune Poll Shows Support For Lands Transfer to State

(Salt Lake City)- Utahns are divided over whether the state should sue the federal government to gain title to 31 million acres of federal land. They also are split over the appropriateness of San Juan County Commission Chairman Phil Lyman’s 10-day jail sentence for leading the Recapture Canyon ATV protest, according to new polling...

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Governor Herbert Accused Of Racism Over Pot Remarks

January 22, 2016
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Governor Herbert Accused Of Racism Over Pot Remarks

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Governor Herbert is being accused of racism by some Latinos after he made a Spanish reference during remarks yesterday.  Talking about legalizing medical marijuana, Herbert said he was not interested, quote, “in having Dr. Feelgood out there say ya, ya, que pasa, here’s your doobie for the day, and...

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San Juan County Dispatcher Won’t Be Fired

January 22, 2016
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San Juan County Dispatcher Won’t Be Fired

>>San Juan County Dispatcher Won’t Be Fired (Monticello Utah)- The Petroglyph News Blog reports The San Juan County dispatcher who was criticized for her handling of a 911 call will not be fired after all. Sheriff Rick Eldredge told KUTV CH 2News Thursday Sue Redd will instead be demoted from dispatch supervisor to dispatcher...

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Summit County Wants To Ground Uber Helicopter

January 22, 2016
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Summit County Wants To Ground Uber Helicopter

(Coalville, UT)  —  Summit County officials are trying to stop Uber from flying people to the Sundance Film Festival from Salt Lake City.  The company most known for its ride-sharing service is getting a lot of business flying people from Salt Lake International to Park City for the festival for a minimum charge of...

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Environmentalists Dislike Bishop Land Bill

January 21, 2016
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Environmentalists Dislike Bishop Land Bill

(Salt Lake City)- The biggest land compromise proposal in Utah’s history. One million acres for development and 4 million acres for preservation.  Congressmen  Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz presented a talking draft of the bill Yesterday.  Environmentalists say it is a bad bill.  One million acres for development, 4 million for [preservation, part of...

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DOE Moab Project Reaches Halfway Mark in Mill Tailings Removal

January 21, 2016
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DOE Moab Project Reaches Halfway Mark in Mill Tailings Removal

(Moab Utah)- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reached 8 million tons of uranium mill tailings removed from the Moab site in Utah under the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project. That is half of the estimated total 16 million tons to be shipped to an engineered disposal cell near Crescent Junction, Utah....

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Hundreds Attend Vigil For Slain UPD Officer

January 21, 2016
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Hundreds Attend Vigil For Slain UPD Officer

(Holladay, UT)  —  The widow of a Unified Police officer killed last weekend says she felt nothing but love and support since the loss of her husband.  Erika Barney and her children attended a candlelight vigil for her husband Doug last night in Holladay.  Hundreds of people gathered at city hall to show their...

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Man Crashes Into DMV, Shoots Self

January 21, 2016
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Man Crashes Into DMV, Shoots Self

(Taylorsville, UT)  —  A man remains hospitalized after crashing his car into a DMV building and then shooting himself.  Police say the man drove his RV into the building at 4501 South Constitution Boulevard yesterday afternoon and then shot himself.  He was rushed to a local hospital with extreme injuries.  Investigators say the man...

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Huntsman: Candidates Need To End Divisiveness

January 21, 2016
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Huntsman:  Candidates Need To End Divisiveness

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah’s former governor says an era of political divisiveness is threatening America’s global future.  Jon Huntsman returned to Utah yesterday to speak at the tenth anniversary ceremony for the World Trade Center Utah.  Huntsman said most of what he hears from presidential candidates on television is “nonsensical” and doesn’t...

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