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Salmon habitat protected in E. Idaho conservation easement

A conservation easement has been attained on an east-central Idaho ranch that's been a top priority for state and federal authorities for years because it contains important spawning streams for... Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Wyoming, Montana governors unsatisfied with federal sage grouse plan

The governors of Wyoming and Montana say a federal plan to protect the greater sage grouse is far more restrictive than Western states' own programs to help the struggling species. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border; weigh in on The Wave lottery changes

A richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Vail set to announce that 2 Utah ski resorts are combining

Vail Resorts is set to make official Wednesday that it is combining Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort under one name and logo in a move that will allow the ski industry titan to market... Read more »

Published July 29, 2015

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Idaho festival celebrates Basque culture, history

With more than 300 pounds of chorizo sitting in her freezer and 5,000 portions of Basque-style paella prepared in advance, Tara McElhose-Eiguren says she's finally running out of space in her... Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner

The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee is calling for the removal of the IRS commissioner, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative... Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Canceled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats

A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of... Read more »

Published July 27, 2015

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Montana regulator to sue CenturyLink for slow response times

Montana's Public Service Commission plans to sue CenturyLink for failing to promptly restore out-of-service landlines. Read more »

Published July 21, 2015

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Idaho eyes closing some state forest lands amid fire danger

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says closing public access to some state forest lands amid wildfire concerns by private timberland owners is an option that has to be considered due to extreme fire... Read more »

Published July 21, 2015

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Speed Week canceled at Salt Flats for 2nd straight year

The Speed Week races that draw hundreds of racing teams from around the world to Utah's famous salt flats were canceled for the second consecutive year because of wet conditions. Read more »

Published July 21, 2015

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Navy eyes new facility for nuclear warship fuel in E. Idaho

The U.S. Navy wants to build a new facility at a federal nuclear site in eastern Idaho to handle spent fuel from the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships. Read more »

Published July 17, 2015

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Utah hunter who killed gray wolf won't be charged

A Utah hunter who killed the first gray wolf seen near the Grand Canyon in seven decades won't face criminal charges because he thought he was shooting a coyote, U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced... Read more »

Published July 9, 2015

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Mead adviser: Delegation grouse work not counterproductive

Wyoming's congressional delegation and governor's office have different approaches to protecting the state's energy and ranching industries by keeping sage grouse off the endangered list —... Read more »

Published July 9, 2015

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3 sisters missing in Wyoming wilderness are found safe

Searchers on Thursday found three Midwestern sisters who were missing for days in a northwest Wyoming wilderness area. Read more »

Published July 9, 2015

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Crash in Craters of the Moon kills 21-year-old Idaho pilot

Toxicology tests are planned on the body of a 21-year-old commercial pilot who died after his backcountry aircraft crashed within Craters of the Moon National Monument in south-central Idaho. Read more »

Published July 7, 2015

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Idaho's gay marriage ban remains in state constitution

Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. Read more »

Published July 5, 2015

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Mormon voters: A key bloc up for grabs in Nevada caucus race

Before Heidi Wixom arrived at her neighborhood high school to cast a caucus vote in each of the last two presidential elections, she already had a steadfast favorite to support. Read more »

Published July 5, 2015

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Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. Read more »

Published July 3, 2015

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Fired special education teacher files lawsuit

A former special education teacher wants $1.7 million in damages from the school district that she says fired her over complaints she made about another instructor. Read more »

Published July 2, 2015

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13-year-old from Utah joining Broadway's 'On the Town' for special Make-A-Wish performance

If theatergoers at Wednesday's matinee of "On the Town" take special attention, they'll get to see the Broadway debut of three special teenagers. Read more »

Published July 1, 2015

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Archaeologists call on feds to protect Chaco Canyon area

Archaeologists from universities and organizations around the nation are calling on the U.S. Interior Department to protect the area around Chaco Culture National Historical Park from oil and gas... Read more »

Published June 30, 2015

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Utah metro drivers spend about 22 minutes commuting

Driving around the Salt Lake City metro area isn't always fast and easy, but average commute times for motorists in Utah's capital city are less than the national average and shorter than many... Read more »

Published June 28, 2015

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Feds defend Utah prairie dogs rules in closely watched case

Government attorneys are defending federal protections for Utah prairie dogs after 10 states stepped into the case in favor of a ruling that animal activists say could undermine the Endangered... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Martin MacNeill, convicted in wife's 2007 death, appeals

A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession is appealing. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Pleasant Grove husband denied knowing of dead babies in garage

Investigators had a hard time believing a Pleasant Grove man didn't know his wife killed six of their babies and stored them in their garage but concluded he may have been so high on drugs he... Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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