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Glen Canyon Dam, key water source, marks 50 years

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other officials will mark the 50th anniversary of the Glen Canyon Dam, a structure that helped usher in a new era in the Southwest. Read more »

Published Sept. 27, 2014

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Salt Lake convention hotel attracts developers

Local firms and major real estate companies are among half a dozen developers interested in building a large convention hotel in the heart of Salt Lake City, a project that comes with $75 million... Read more »

Published Sept. 27, 2014

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Explosion tears apart truck near FLDS enclave in northern Arizona

Authorities are investigating an explosion of a pickup truck that was parked on farmland near a remote enclave on the Arizona-Utah state line where polygamy has been practiced openly. Read more »

Published Sept. 26, 2014

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Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. Read more »

Published Sept. 26, 2014

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Eradicating potato pest is tough going in Idaho

A team of scientists at the University of Idaho is trying to find a way to stop a microscopic parasite that damages potato crops and has now infested 2,400 acres in southeastern Idaho. Read more »

Published Sept. 26, 2014

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#MeetMyGrandma: Mormons aim to capture the best stories from grandmas

The Mormon church's family history research center is launching a social media campaign encouraging youngsters around the world to share their best stories about their grandmothers. Read more »

Published Sept. 21, 2014

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Decision on Yellowstone bison quarantine expected mid-2015

A decision is expected in mid-2015 on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison from Yellowstone National Park so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds, Yellowstone's... Read more »

Published Sept. 21, 2014

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Conservation groups in Idaho eye lawsuit against predator control agency

Four conservation groups that contend that federal officials in Idaho are violating environmental laws by killing predators and other wildlife to protect livestock and crops have taken the first... Read more »

Published Sept. 14, 2014

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Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert eyes more appearances on Fox News

Gov. Gary Herbert met with Fox News Channel executives in New York City on Thursday as he looks to join the ranks of Republican colleagues like Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of... Read more »

Published Sept. 14, 2014

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West Valley City police department among country's least racially, ethnically balanced

An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country... Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

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Attention turns to racial balance between police forces, communities they serve

The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the... Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

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Park City man dies in rollover accident near West Yellowstone, Montana

A Park City, Utah, man is dead following a one-vehicle, rollover accident near West Yellowstone, Montana. Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

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Fossil damaged at Dinosaur National Monument

Rangers are searching for leads after someone damaged a fossil at Dinosaur National Monument along the Utah-Colorado line. Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

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Rural Nevada county to send anti-federal message with 2,800-mile horseback ride

A rural Nevada county will send a message the old-fashioned way to Washington about what it calls federal overreach on public lands: by horseback. Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

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5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election

Utah's statewide and national races haven't the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah's 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson... Read more »

Published Sept. 1, 2014

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World-renowned rock art in Utah is younger than believed, USU scientists find

Utah State University scientists have determined that world-renowned rock art of life-sized figures sketched into red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park were drawn 1,000 years more recently... Read more »

Published Sept. 1, 2014

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Wrongful-death lawsuit in Powell case moves ahead

A judge is refusing to dismiss a wrongful-death lawsuit brought against Washington state by the maternal grandparents of Josh Powell's children. Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2014

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Elizabeth Smart-Gilmour addresses human trafficking forum in South Dakota

A woman who was held captive for nine months has underscored the importance of work performed by health care professionals, law enforcement and social workers to rescue and support kidnap victims. Read more »

Published Aug. 14, 2014

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Wyoming consumer spending growth in 2012 is lowest

Wyoming recorded the lowest growth in consumer spending in the nation between 2011 and 2012, but residents don't appear to be cutting back on buying gasoline for their vehicles. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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Russian ban on ag imports to affect Idaho farmers

Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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Idahoans spend big chunk of income on essentials

Idaho residents have among the lowest personal incomes in the nation but spend a higher percentage of their money on basic essentials compared to most others, according to data from the U.S. Bureau... Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2014

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Sage Grouse measures defer drilling in much of Wyoming

U.S. Bureau of Land Management figures show the total area of federal oil and gas leases currently deferred in Wyoming to protect the greater sage grouse exceeds the size of Yellowstone and Grand... Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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BYU again tops Princeton Review's list of sober schools; see more rankings

The Princeton Review's 2015 "The Best 379 Colleges," released Monday, contains a list of the Top 20 party schools and the Top 20 sober schools. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Grand Canyon investigating video of man kicking squirrel off cliff

Authorities are looking into a viral Internet video that shows a man kicking a squirrel off what appears to be the edge of the Grand Canyon. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Wild horse groups challenge Wyoming roundup

Wild horse preservation groups are challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in southern Wyoming. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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