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Inversion conditions are expected to worsen over the next week as haze builds in the Salt Lake valley.

Inversion expected to worsen as high pressure builds

Inversion conditions are expected to worsen over the next week as haze builds in the Salt Lake valley. Read more »

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Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. Read more »

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Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Archaeologist to discuss cultural resources of Big Flat Area

Colin Ferriman, an archaeologist with Cultural Resources Analysts, will present findings from a study of the archaeology and cultural landscape of the Big Flat area at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, in... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Apply now for a big-game hunting permit

The Division of Wildlife Resources is reminding big-game hunters to submit an application no later than 11 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Standoff leader heads back to court in bid to leave jail

A federal judge will consider Tuesday whether the leader of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge should remain in jail, while four holdouts drag out the standoff that began a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Search continues for skier missing since Sunday

Search and rescue crews attempted to no avail Monday to find a skier missing since Sunday evening. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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DWR course required to gather shed antlers

Gathering antlers that drop off the heads of deer, elk and moose is an activity that's grown in popularity across the country, including in Utah. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy on the road

Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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British pilot killed by poachers in Tanzania; 3 arrested

Elephant poachers in Tanzania fired on a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission and killed the British pilot, and authorities said Sunday that they have arrested three suspects. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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'Leave us alone' - people in Oregon town tired of standoff

Activists are urging people who oppose a "militarized police presence" in Burns, Oregon, to converge on the small high desert town near a wildlife refuge that has been occupied by an armed group... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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4 remaining occupiers of wildlife refuge remain watchful

Four people occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge held their position Saturday and posted live videos that reveal their hyper-vigilance against federal officials who they fear may try to move them... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Law official: Man shot was reaching toward waistband

A spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge who died in a confrontation with officers earlier this week was shot when he reached for his waistband, a law enforcement official said... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Groups want mountain goats removed from La Sal Mountains

A Denver-based environmental group and the Utah Native Plant Society filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, demanding the removal of nonnative mountain goats from the La Sal Mountains.... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Rancher killed in standoff vowed to die before going to jail (+video)

A member of an armed anti-government group who was killed in a traffic stop in Oregon vowed a few weeks ago that he would die before spending his life behind bars. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Arrests of Oregon standoff leaders leave 1 person dead

Federal and state law officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge, during a traffic stop along a highway in Oregon's frozen high country that prompted... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Group slams measure to pay for water projects

A group critical of the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline is criticizing a measure by Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams, R-Layton, that proposes to transfer $35.8 million from the transportation fund... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Health minister: Brazil is 'losing battle' against mosquito

Brazil's health minister says the country will mobilize some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects, but he also was quoted Tuesday as... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Florida wildlife officers kill nearly 17-foot Burmese python

The Florida sunshine can be hard to resist, even for a giant Burmese python. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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House speaker ends daily media availability

House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, has ended the longstanding practice of holding daily availability with the news media, saying he prefers to meet with reporters individually. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Regional Sustainable Agriculture Program gets new director

Rhonda Miller has been named coordinator of Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, based at Utah State University. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Hilton launches new budget hotel chain aimed at young guests

Hilton is launching a new hotel brand, focusing on budget travelers looking to spend $75 to $90 a night. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths

Unusually cold weather in eastern Asia has been blamed for more than 65 deaths, disrupted transportation and brought the first snow to a subtropical city in southern China in almost 50 years. Here... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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121 car crashes along Wasatch Front in wake of Sunday's storm

Monday should be cloudy with a forecast high of 37 degrees and a slight chance of precipitation, according to the KSL Weather Center. Sunday's storm was a contributing factor to more than 120... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Egypt says King Tut mask was scratched, sends 8 to trial

King Tut hasn't been around for a few thousand years, but his power remains: after a botched repair job of the famed pharaoh's beard left scratches on his burial mask, Egyptian prosecutors... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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1 rancher renounces federal grazing contract at Bundy event

A rancher from New Mexico renounced his U.S. Forest Service grazing contract at an event held by an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon to protest federal land use policies. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Public lands 'listening' session brings howls of complaints against feds

A parade of elected county commissioners from rural Utah hammered away at federal land management agencies during a Friday "listening" session in St. George hosted by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah.... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Millions awake to more snow as blizzard barrels to the east

Millions of people awoke Saturday to heavy snow outside their doorsteps, strong winds that threatened to increase through the weekend, and largely empty roads as residents from the South to the... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Federal agency calls for research into Alaska seabird deaths

A federal laboratory that assesses disease in wildlife is calling for more research into the deaths of thousands of common murres and other seabirds off Alaska's coast. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Skier killed in avalanche had ‘passion for chasing snow,’ friend says

Avalanche forecasters returned Friday to the site of a deadly avalanche high above Big Cottonwood Canyon that claimed the life of a Sugar House man. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Sundance helicopter rides to continue despite legal challenge

Despite a police order barring helicopter rides to and from the Sundance Film Festival, Uber plans to continue its service, a company spokesman said Friday night. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Airlines cancel thousands of flights as big storm advances

Airlines canceled around 7,600 flights to, from or within the U.S. for Friday and Saturday, as a blizzard began covering much of the Eastern U.S. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Congressional committee rails on BLM over Washington County land plans

Members of a congressional subcommittee convened a rare hearing in St. George Friday to complain about a Bureau of Land Management proposed land use plan they assert ignored local wishes for a... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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BLM seeking comment on wild horse off-range pasture

The Bureau of Land Management’s Richfield field office is seeking comment on an environmental assessment analyzing a proposed wild horse off-range pasture on the Tate Farms property, located... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Oregon standoff leader attends meeting, hears chants of 'go'

The leader of an armed group who took over a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon weeks ago joined hundreds of area residents at a tense community meeting — listening quietly as... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Bishop public lands proposal unveiled, already sparking criticism

Amid much fanfare and early criticism, Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, are set to unveil the Public Lands Initiative discussion draft on Wednesday. One group that obtained an early... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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AP Interview: Davos chief says Europe, oil among worries at start of World Economic Forum

As leaders from the world of politics and business arrive Tuesday in droves for the start of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the event's founder is in somber mood. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Utah, national mining groups decry land withdrawals for sage grouse

The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service is proposing to withdraw 10 million acres from hard rock mining as part of the agencies' efforts to protect habitat for the imperiled sage... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Midway Ice Castles are back with new features, music show

Ice Castles is a Utah-based company, created in 2009 by ice artist Brent Christensen. Christensen creates acre-sized, all-ice castles at multiple venues across the United States and Canada. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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California wingsuit flier dies after jump from Arizona cliff

A California man has died while wingsuit flying among remote cliffs on the Arizona-Utah border, authorities said. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Deseret News' top 5 items at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Over a four-day period, the Outdoor Retailers Show welcomed an estimated 22,000 attendees and more than 1,000 brands debuting products to industry buyers, as well as media. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Don't feed the deer, DWR biologists warn

Winter is the toughest time of the year for Utah's mule deer as snow and cold temperatures have blanketed the places they live. And while many people may be inclined to feed the deer, that’s... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Visits to Dinosaur National Monument grew 16 percent in 2015

December 2015 visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument fell 18.6 percent when compared to the previous year, but the year ended in positive territory with an overall increase of 16.4... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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BLM OKs special recreation permit for the Hole-in-the-Rock Foundation

The Bureau of Land Management’s Monticello field office has approved a multiyear special recreation permit for the Hole-in-the-Rock Foundation. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Airbus tops Boeing in jet orders, but both face China risk

Airbus overcame technical toilet troubles and engine delays to win hundreds more plane orders in 2015 than rival Boeing, but a bigger problem may cloud this year for both companies: China's... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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10 dead, 15 wounded in Istanbul tourist district explosion

A Syrian suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 others, Turkish officials said. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Armed group says it has accessed government files at refuge

The leader of a small, armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon said Monday he and his followers are going through government documents stored inside refuge buildings. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Bison slaughters to continue for now, Yellowstone Park official says

Large numbers of migrating Yellowstone National Park bison are likely to face slaughter for at least the next couple of winters as officials weigh changes to a 15-year-old agreement that drives the... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Ringling circus elephants to retire in May

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Making the most of winter weather

A young sledder gets a free ride back up the hill at Sugar House Park on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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