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Working group to address possible American Fork Canyon land swap

A working group to review the possible American Fork Canyon exchange will be created.

First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn

Some lucky Girl Scouts got the ultimate camping experience Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn. Read more »

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Working group to address possible American Fork Canyon land swap

A group designed to preserve the Wasatch Mountains will create a working group that will examine and review the possible exchange involving Snowbird ski resort and the U.S. Forest Service. Read more »

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Several brush fires doused in Tooele County

About 10 small brush fires broke out along state Route 36 Monday, including one that briefly threatened a fire station, officials said. Read more »

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In our opinion: Don't let 50-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund program dry up

The Land and Water Conservation Fund — a 50-year-old public, state and national water and parks program — will expire at the end of September, unless reauthorized by Congress. Read more »

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Floating store opens at marina in Glen Canyon

A new floating convenience store and snack bar has arrived at the Halls Crossing Marina. Read more »

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U.S. Supreme Court overturns EPA's mercury rule for power plants

The energy industry and close to two dozen GOP-led states are celebrating what they say is a significant victory with a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on power plant pollution. The high court... Read more »

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Tourists on holiday coping with Greece's financial crisis

Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: Bring extra euros. Read more »

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Little Sahara visitors center to close due to heat

The visitors center of Little Sahara Recreation Area will be closed through Aug. 8. Read more »

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Top 10 best road trip spots (and photo slideshows to tempt you to visit)

Wondering what to do with your summer vacation? This top 10 list might help. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Landscaping goats delivering vegetation makeover

What costs $2,000, solves a big headache for the Salt Lake City School District and comes with 400 legs? One hundred hungry goats are clearing a hillside the environmentally friendly way —... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Salt Lake County officials to warn public of trail dangers, due to increasing amount of rescues

Salt Lake County and Sandy officials held a news conference Friday in an attempt to educate people about hiking safety, as well as hazards specific to the popular Bells Canyon Trail. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Provo man may have been camping when he went missing in Wasatch County

A 73-year-old man may have been camping when he went missing earlier this month in Wasatch County, police said. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Federal regulators hear Utah testimony on depleted uranium

As Utah works through its lengthy process to establish the parameters for the possible disposal of large quantities of depleted uranium, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a briefing on... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Salt Lake County considering more off-leash dog parks

Dog owners are excited about Salt Lake County's proposal to expand off-leash dog areas, but some residents are pushing back, concerned about safety and potential environmental impacts. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Parched Caribbean faces widespread drought, water shortages

The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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My view: Recreation is one of Utah’s few renewable resources

Now is the time to collaborate, protect, plan for and grow the recreation economy like never before. Recreation is a renewable resource that yields more than financial benefits. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Residents decry proposed American Fork Canyon land swap

Scores of residents packed the Utah County Commission chambers Tuesday to voice their disapproval of a proposal that would trade just over 400 acres of coveted land in American Fork Canyon for... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Photos: HAWK signal seeks to boost safety near Hogle Zoo

A new High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk Beacon pedestrian signal was unveiled Tuesday, June 23, 2015, near Utah's Hogle Zoo at Sunnyside Avenue. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Target shooters taking aim at trees, signs and historic art near Utah Lake

Conflicts over target shooting are flaring up again along the western shores of Utah Lake. Some residents are upset about the destruction of the environment and rock art, as well as all the garbage... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Coyote Gulch adds new waste disposal requirements

Due to larger crowds and the lack of toilets at Coyote Gulch, hikers in that area of the Escalante backcountry will now be required to pack out their own solid waste. Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Firefighters work to contain Memorial Fire in Daggett County

A team of 80 firefighters in Daggett County worked Monday to contain the Memorial Fire, one day after smoke and flames forced the temporary closure of U.S. 191 and sparked evacuations at three... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Kennecott copper mine getting a $100 million facelift

Rio Tinto Kennecott has launched a $100 million, five-year project aimed at rehabilitating and enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the mountainside altered by decades of mining activity in one of... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Smithsonian to open 1st wing on innovation, business history

A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin and Thomas Edison's light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple's iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Maintenance work to be done on ponds

The Ashley National Forest, in partnership with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, will enhance and complete needed maintenance on four ponds in the Lower Stillwater Pond Complex beginning... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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