Jul 18, 2019 4:21 pm MDTA new freight train route for Utah? Uinta Basin hopes so Is an 80-mile railway to get oil and other goods out of the Uinta Basin destined in the future? The Seven County Infrastructure Coalition hopes so. An informational meeting will be Friday in Salt Lake City at the downtown Radisson.
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 18, 2019 12:48 pm MDTUtah Rep. Rob Bishop now says he may run again In 2012, Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, said he would not seek reelection after his ability to serve in a committee leadership position had been exhausted, which is 2020. But, many people are urging him to stay in. He says he's considering it.
Jul 17, 2019 11:49 am MDTOh my! Bear rummaging incidents in Utah double that of last July People spending time outdoors or living in bear-prone areas are failing to properly secure food, helping to drive a doubling of bear rummaging incidents in Utah over this time last year. State wildlife officials are warning people to be careful.
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.
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.