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Bureau Of Land Management Publishes Moab Area Development Strategy

July 21, 2016
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Bureau Of Land Management Publishes Moab Area Development Strategy

(Moab, UT)  —  The federal Bureau of Land Management says its new plan for energy development in the Moab region is environmentally friendly.  In Yesterday’s publication, the BLM offices said the federal government has an environmentally balanced approach for nearly 800-thousand-acres in San Juan and Grand counties to be developed for oil, gas and...

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Press Release: Interior Releases Blueprint for Responsible Development in Moab

July 20, 2016
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MOAB, Utah— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Canyon Country District today released a proposed plan designed to guide mineral development in and around Moab, Utah while also protecting important cultural and recreational sites. The Moab Master Leasing Plan and Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendments/ Final Environmental Impact Statement (MLP/FEIS) are the culmination of...

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Fallen Officer’s Son Raises Money To Fit Patrol Cars With Bulletproof Windshields

July 20, 2016
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(Centerville, UT) — The son of a fallen Utah County officer has a project to retrofit law enforcement cruisers with bulletproof windshields. Shae Wride began a foundation to raise funds for the bulletproof windshields after his father, Sergeant Cory Wride died from a gunshot through his vehicle’s windshield two years ago. The glass installed...

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Humane Society Structure Burns To The Ground In Logan

July 20, 2016
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(Logan, UT) — A new 4-H pet training structure in Logan has gone up in smoke. The extension project associated with Utah State contained various devices used by young 4-H members to send their dogs through competitive steps in preparation for dog shows. Jill Romo with the Cache County 4-H Dog Program says they...

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Hikers Rescued From Canyon Near Zion Park

July 18, 2016
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(St. George, UT) — Three men lost during a hike near Zion National Park are found and rescued from a slot canyon. Yesterday, some boy scouts who had been hiking the same area as the three men over the weekend reported them lost when the men did not make it out of the canyon...

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Southwestern Utah To Have State’s Second Medical School

July 18, 2016
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(Ivins, UT) — Work on a new school of medicine, the state’s second, is underway in the southwestern corner of Utah. The for-profit Rocky Vista University will be ready to open its doors next summer in Ivins. The school will teach osteopathic medicine to form primary care physicians.

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Press Release: High Fire Danger Prompts Fire Restrictions in Southeast Utah

July 15, 2016
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Current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with extremely dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation throughout Southeast Utah have created hazardous fire conditions. As a result, as of, July l, 2016, all State, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National Park Service lands and all unincorporated private lands in the following areas are under...

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Southern Utah Conservation Public Meeting(RSVP Necessary)

July 15, 2016
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When: Saturday, July 16th – arrive by 11AM for free lunch and cultural activities. Meeting starts at 1 PM. Arriving early is very important! Where: Bluff Community Center, 3rd & Mullberry Streets, Bluff, UT  84512 RSVP on provided link. http://protectbearsears.org/meeting/

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The Manti-La Sal National Forest Plan Revision meetings POSTPONED

July 15, 2016
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The Manti-La Sal National Forest Plan Revision meetings that were scheduled in Moab, Monticello, and Blanding on 12, 13, and 14 July have been postponed until August (exact dates TBD). The meetings in Price, Castle Dale, and Manti—scheduled for 11, 19, and 21 July—will occur as scheduled. For more information about the Manti-La Sal...

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State Legislators Move To Discourage Drone Use At Wildfires

July 15, 2016
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State Legislators Move To Discourage Drone Use At Wildfires

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A new drone use measure now awaits Governor Herbert’s signature.  If approved, the law would let firefighters bring down drones flying over wildfires and would also prescribe fines and possible jail time to the drone operators.  Fire officials say their air operations in southern Utah have been suspended numerous...

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