BLM Prescribed Burn For This Weekend

February 17, 2017
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(San Juan County, UT) Conducting prescribed burns reduces the wildfire risk for adjacent communities, restores ecosystem health and enhances wildlife habitat. When:  The prescribed burn will take place February 17th-19th depending on weather. Where: Devil Canyon (between Monticello and Blanding at Canyon Terrace, adjacent to Highway 191) – pile burning for approximately 600 acres...

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Mumps Cases Confirmed

February 16, 2017
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(Salt Lake County, UT)  —  Two cases of mumps are confirmed in Salt Lake County.  Health officials say the two people attend the same school and the cases are unrelated to a previous reported outbreak.  They urge people to contact their health provider or the local health department for vaccination against measles, mumps or...

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Johnson Held In Contempt Of Court

February 16, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A key witness in the corruption trial of former state Attorney General John Swallow is in custody for being found in contempt of court.  A judge yesterday ordered former Saint George businessman Jeremy Johnson to be held in the Salt Lake County jail after he refused to testify.  Johnson’s...

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Moab Plans Move To 100 Percent Renewable Power

February 15, 2017
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(Moab,UT)  —  Moab is committing to moving to 100 percent renewable electrical power by 2032.  The announcement was scheduled today as city officials were planning to unveil a new solar installation on top of city hall.  Officials say they effort is being helped with a grant from Rocky Mountain Power.

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Concealed Carry Bill Shot Down

February 15, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Another proposal to allow carrying concealed guns without a permit in Utah is dead in the state legislature.  The bill had added provisions banning those with protective orders against them or with domestic violence convictions from buying or owning guns.  Governor Herbert has vetoed similar legislation in the past,...

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Retailers Pen Letter To Herbert For Public Land Protection

February 14, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —    Big name companies including REI and The North Face are the latest boycotts to Salt Lake City’s Outdoor Retailer Show.  The companies join Patagonia, Black Diamond, Timberland and others who’ve signed a letter calling on Governor Herbert to protect Utah’s public lands.  They’re asking Herbert to reverse his...

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