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Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West

The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird receives... Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2015

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Actor Emile Hirsch pleads guilty to assault on studio exec

Actor Emile Hirsch began serving 15 days in a Utah jail Monday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault for putting a female studio executive in a chokehold at a nightclub during the Sundance... Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2015

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Colorado mine spill 3 times larger than believed, feds say; leading edge of plume heading to Utah

The yellow plume of contaminated wastewater that spilled from an abandoned Colorado mine and flowed downstream toward two other states is three times larger than originally estimated, federal... Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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EPA: No health risks to wildlife after Colorado mine spill

An Environmental Protection Agency official said Sunday she doesn't believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the large volume of wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2015

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Thousands of mines with toxic water lie under the West

Beneath the western United States lie thousands of old mining tunnels filled with the same toxic stew that spilled into a Colorado river last week, turning it into a nauseating yellow concoction... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2015

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Plume from EPA mine spill likely headed for Lake Powell; visitors to be warned starting Monday

Mustard-colored wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado at a rate of about 550 gallons per minute, according to the... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2015

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Wastewater from Colorado mine reaches New Mexico, inches toward Utah

Mustard-colored wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado at a rate of about 550 gallons per minute, according to the... Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2015

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Illinois the top party school in the US; BYU still the top stone-cold sober school

The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and light-emitting diodes, or LED. Read more »

Published Aug. 3, 2015

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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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