Jul 16, 2019 1:39 pm MDTBLM headquarters to relocate to Colorado, not Utah Utah's northern city of Ogden was on the short list as a candidate for a possible relocation of the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters to the West. The Washington Post reported Monday it is instead being relocated to Grand Junction.
Amy Joi O'Donoghue
Amy Joi O'Donoghue is the environmental reporter the Deseret News, specializing in coverage of issues that affect land, air, water and energy development. She has worked here since 1998 and has been an assistant city editor and reported on the governor’s office, health and human services and criminal justice issues. In Ogden, she worked at the Standard-Examiner for 15 years as a reporter and editor. A native of Ogden, Amy Joi started writing while still in grade school and went on to attend Weber State University as an honors student in political science and communications. She has won multiple awards over her career and would like to go onto graduate school.
Jul 16, 2019 12:52 pm MDTUtah Gov. Gary Herbert kicks off Days of '47 with cattle drive on Capitol Hill Eight massive longhorn steer ambled in a round pen and were ceremoniously driven from one corral to another to mark the upcoming Days of '47 celebration. And yes, they were on the lawn of the state Capitol, much to the delight of clicking cameras.
Jul 16, 2019 12:12 pm MDTStewardship agreement will funnel $20 million to improve Utah's forests Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Tuesday that $20 million will be spent over four years to improve the health of Utah's forests under a stewardship agreement forged between the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Jul 10, 2019 2:51 pm MDTUtah forming new rapid response team for natural disasters, foodborne illness outbreaks A federal grant is helping Utah form a rapid response team to increase coordination on foodborne illness outbreaks and natural disasters. Utah is the 25th state in the nation to get funding for the effort.
Jul 9, 2019 4:34 pm MDTWetland basins near Great Salt Lake will clean stormwater, help wildlife The Nature Conservancy owns 5,000 acres along the shores of the Great Salt Lake that serve as a wildly important preserve for birds and other wildlife. Three new basins will help cleanse Kaysville stormwater before it reaches the Great Salt Lake.
Jul 8, 2019 5:44 pm MDTAvoid the 'Reaper' on Utah waters - wear a life jacket, officials note Wearing a life jacket on a boat should be the same as buckling up a seat belt in a vehicle, but it is not. In Utah, 80 percent of boating fatalities involve people not wearing a personal flotation device and park officials want that to change.
Jul 8, 2019 3:23 pm MDTUtah's pilot teleworking program for state workers saving time, money, emissions and stress A methodical rollout of a Utah state government telework pilot project is showing success, with worker productivity up 23 percent, commuter stress down and emissions shaved by 273 pounds since its inception last September. The program is expanding.
Jul 6, 2019 6:47 pm MDTWater savings comes pouring into Utah with millions of federal dollars Ten water savings projects in Utah were identified for federal dollars, with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarding $5.4 million in WaterSmart grants to accelerate secondary water metering in communities and line canals.
Jul 2, 2019 3:45 pm MDTDid U.S. money pay for torture, killings and rape? Utah Rep. Rob Bishop wants to know U.S. money meant to stop poaching may instead have been funneled to groups engaged in torture, rape and extrajudicial killings of indigenous people overseas. Utah Rep. Rob Bishop signed off on a congressional letter asking for a wider probe.
Jul 1, 2019 6:45 pm MDTHas visitation in Utah's Wasatch canyons reached a tipping point? As Utah's summer recreation season takes off with the July Fourth holiday looming, people are headed to the mountains for camping, hiking and escaping the heat. How does the Forest Service manage the crowding, particularly along the Wasatch Front?