Jazz Winning Streak To Four After Win Over Suns

(Phoenix, AZ)  —  The Utah Jazz are continuing their winning ways on their current road trip.  The Jazz stretched their winning streak to four games with a 106-101 win over the Phoenix Suns last night.  Joe Johnson hit the go-ahead three-pointer and Rudy Gobert blocked a shot with seconds left to help seal the win.  Utah will be on the road at Dallas this Friday, then fly home for a Saturday night game against the Indiana Pacers.

Women’s March To Be Held During Sundance

(Park City, UT)  —  At least three-thousand people are expected to participate in a women’s march during the Sundance Film Festival.  The Women’s March on Main will take place this Saturday in Park City as the Women’s March on Washington happens in Washington, DC.  Event organizers think having the march during the film festival could create some national attention.  Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler will lead the march when it starts at 9 a.m. this Saturday.

Snowboarders Trigger Summit County Avalanche, 2 Injured

A group of eleven were snowboarding near Smith-Morehouse Reservoir this week when one of the men made a jump which triggered the massive slide.  One man ended up pinned to a tree and had both of his legs broken.  Another snowboarder was buried for almost ten minutes before being pulled out by his companions.  Updates on Utah’s avalanche conditions are viewable at UtahAvalancheCenter.Org.

UDOT Press Release

UDOT to Install Signal at Arches National Park

Pedestrian signal detection to receive upgrades on Moab Main Street.

Moab, Utah (January 10, 2017) – Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is installing a new signal system on U.S. Highway 191 at the entrance to Arches National Park. The new installation will provide traffic detection and protective turning movements to reduce the potential for serious crashes.

Workers will also construct a raised median at this location to prohibit unsafe movements between the Northbound and Southbound travel lanes, in addition to striping for proper turning and merging for vehicles entering and leaving the highway at this location.

In addition to the intersection improvements near the entrance to Arches National Park a UDOT contractor will also be installing pedestrian signal activation poles and buttons at the following intersections on Moab Main Street.

SR-128
100 North
Center Street
100 South
300 South

Construction at all intersections is anticipated to be complete by President’s Day. Actual operation of the systems may take longer dependent upon scheduling availability for power connection work.

Woman Says U. Hospital Left Sponge In Her Body

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The University of Utah Medical Center faces a lawsuit from a Wyoming woman who says gauze and a sponge were left in her body after surgery.  Marti Lundahl is seeking more than 1 1/2 million dollars in damages.  She claims it happened during surgery to treat her cervical cancer in 2014.  Lundahl says surgery to remove the gauze and surgical sponge cost $11,000 and wasn’t covered by Medicaid or the U.  

Hunter In Hospital After Getting Stuck in Blizzard

(Box Elder County, UT)  —  A hunter is in the hospital after getting stuck in a blizzard in Box Elder County.  The sheriff’s office says 38-year-old Trevor Valentine texted his wife Wednesday evening to tell her he needed a ride.  Search and rescue crews began searching for Valentine sometime after eleven p.m. when hours passed without any contact.  Valentine was eventually found around ten a.m. yesterday morning after he had tried to dig himself into the snow to protect himself from the conditions.  The sheriff’s office says it was well below zero in the area with the wind chill.  Valentine was flown to the hospital in very serious condition.

Grand County High School Sports Update

Due to heavy snow in the Utah mountains with chains required and avalanche dangers present as well, the district and transportation has cancelled the swim team’s trip to S. Summit today.  Swimmers will be in school today and tomorrow morning as the overnight portion is also cancelled.

Friday travel for wrestling and girls basketball should remain the same.  The swim team travel will be adjusted for the meet on Friday:
The swim team will be excused Friday from class at 11:30am to board a bus leaving at 11:45 for Emery and the swim meet there as scheduled.

Poll: Utahns Favor Senator Lee On Supreme Court

Most Utahns are in favor of Senator Mike Lee being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President-elect Donald Trump.  A new poll from UtahPolicy.com shows 59% either strongly or somewhat support Senator Lee making the move.  The poll also shows 31% are against the potential move, while 11% don’t know.

Canyonlands Friends of NRA Organizational Meeting

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What: Canyonlands Friends of NRA organizational meeting

When: January 19, 2017

Contact: NRA Field Representative

Jim Reardon 801-436-4175

The Canyonlands Friends of NRA operates as a 501c3 charitable organization. Their mission is to raise funds that will be distributed through a grant program to further the shooting sports. Funding is provided for worthy not for profit programs such as Scouting, 4-H, High School Shooting Teams, Junior ROTC, Law Enforcement, Shooting Clubs and Ranges and Hunter Safety Education and many others.

The purpose of the meeting is to attempt to organize a volunteer committee in Moab. For details on the meeting please contact Utah NRA Field Representative Jim Reardon at 801-436-4175.

BLM Approves Bears Ears ATV Route

(San Juan County, UT)  —  Federal land regulators are making one concession to opponents of the Bears Ears monument designation.  The BLM has approved a 6 1/2 mile ATV route near the Canyonlands National Park’s Needles District entrance to bridge other riding trails.  Environmental groups say they’re considering filing an appeal to the decision approved last month.