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St. George native's documentary nominated for Academy Award

J. Christian Jensen was still sleeping at 5:30 a.m. last Thursday when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced the list of Oscar nominations. Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Young Provo barber offers classic American feel

There is something distinctly vintage about a clean cut and a shave with a straight razor, but what makes a cut truly American at The Man Barber is a 20-year-old, self-made man behind the chair. Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Snowboarding takes a slide in popularity; experts unfazed

Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade. Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special... Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Idaho has 22 breeding wolf pairs, an estimated 1,000 wolves

Idaho wildlife officials say the state has about 1,000 wolves and at least 22 breeding wolf pairs. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Grizzly bear-human conflicts rise in Wyoming in 2014

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it documented more problems with grizzly bears last year compared to the year before. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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John Legend performs surprise set at Sundance premiere

The opening-night documentary at the Sundance Film Festival closed with a superstar concert. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Romney says climate change presents a big challenge to US

Mitt Romney says one of the biggest challenges facing the country is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Abandoned 1882 rifle sparks archaeological quest in Nevada

There it was, abandoned for the ages, propped up against a juniper tree in far-eastern Nevada’s Snake Mountains, a Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle: the gun, as legend goes, that won the... Read more »

Published Jan. 20, 2015

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Researchers puzzled by discovery of 1882 Winchester rifle photos

Researchers are trying to crack the mystery surrounding the discovery of a weathered, rusted Winchester rifle in the mountains of remote eastern Nevada. Read more »

Published Jan. 17, 2015

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Researchers puzzled by discovery of 1882 Winchester rifle photos

Researchers are trying to crack the mystery surrounding the discovery of a weathered, rusted Winchester rifle in the mountains of remote eastern Nevada. Read more »

Published Jan. 17, 2015

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Discovery of 1882 Winchester rifle in NV baffles officials

Researchers are trying to crack the mystery surrounding the discovery of a weathered, rusted Winchester rifle in the mountains of remote eastern Nevada. Read more »

Published Jan. 17, 2015

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Bill would cut coveted Wyoming hunting tags for nonresidents

A bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would cut the percentage of hunting licenses set aside for nonresident hunters for such coveted species as bighorn sheep. Read more »

Published Jan. 15, 2015

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Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

Arizona on Thursday became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring high school students to pass a civics exam before graduation. Read more »

Published Jan. 15, 2015

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Canadian court bans polygamous group from using Mormon name

The Supreme Court in the Canadian province of British Columbia has banned a polygamous group from using the name of the mainstream Mormon church. Read more »

Published Jan. 15, 2015

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Police: Suspect in foiled kidnapping made odd comments

A police officer testified Wednesday that a man accused of trying to kidnap a young Utah girl from her bedroom rambled on after his arrest about drug cartels, the FBI and voices coming from a radio. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Thick fog creates driving hazard in southern Arizona

Arizona commuters from the southern part of the state all the way to a Phoenix suburb drove through an unusual amount of fog Wednesday morning. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Family of woman found in Utah river call death suspicious

The family of a Utah woman whose body was found in a river wants police to investigate whether her death involved foul play, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Gov. Matt Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

Gov. Matt Mead pledged to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal as a top priority as he delivered his state of the state address on Wednesday. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Utah woman accused in fake lawyer case banned from legal work

A Utah judge ordered a woman accused of posing as a lawyer and representing clients to stay out of the legal profession on Tuesday. Read more »

Published Jan. 13, 2015

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Utah prosecutors dropping controversial 'ag-gag' charges

Utah prosecutors are dropping charges against four animal activists filed under a controversial law known as "ag-gag." Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2015

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Police seek motive in Idaho shooting rampage that killed 3

A laptop computer seized from the vehicle of a man accused of killing three people in western Idaho could unveil clues into a motive for the shooting rampage, authorities say. Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2015

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Wolves gain greater area to roam in Arizona, New Mexico

Federal officials will allow Mexican gray wolves to roam a greatly expanded area in the Southwest. Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2015

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Utah lawmaker looks to expand right to carry weapons

A Utah lawmaker is considering expanding the right to carry a weapon on a bus or train without permission, arguing it should be no different than carrying a gun or knife on the street. Read more »

Published Jan. 11, 2015

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10 states say EPA tribal boundary ruling needs full review

Ten other states are urging a federal court to review from scratch the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision that Riverton and surrounding lands in Wyoming remain legally Indian... Read more »

Published Jan. 7, 2015

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