Kerry Bringhurst

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Walk along main street in the historic mining town of Park City and you will see badges being worn and signs posted reminding festival goers to conduct themselves in ways that are respectful.

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Utah Republican Representative Ed Redd of Logan serves on the social services committee that approves job training  funding for individuals with disabilities. The lawmaker is meeting with clients and their families Tuesday to gather comments about federally driven changes to the state's employment training policy.

Jackson Olsen

While volunteering with Teach For America Jackson went from planning to be an attorney to writing a book about his experiences.

Utah Avalanche Center

Utah avalanche experts have released a video demonstrating the high risk dangers of recreating in the state's back countries.

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Authorities in northwestern Utah are preparing for a dive into the Great Salt Lake this weekend. They say they've found an object in the lake that could be a small plane that's been missing since late last month.

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The Utah Avalanche Center is expecting dangerous avalanche conditions in the mountains of northern and central Utah Tuesday and Wednesday.

"We are just kind of waiting for the storm to develop. It does look like it is going to be pretty productive,” said Toby Weed, employee for the Utah Avalanche Center. “We have issued an avalanche watch and we are going to up that to an avalanche warning tomorrow, we think.”

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Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the LDS Church, has died after nine years in office. He was 90.

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City.

Box Elder Search For Missing Plane Scales Back

Jan 2, 2018

A search in Box Elder County in northwestern Utah for a missing light plane carrying two men has been scaled back. 

The county Sheriff's Office says the search for the missing red and white Cessna 172 began Friday night after 71-year-old Denny Mansell and 74-year-old Peter Ellis were reported missing. 

Cache Valley Lawmaker Curt Webb Not To Run In 2018

Dec 18, 2017
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As the opportunity for filing to run for political office in Utah nears, another Cache Valley lawmaker has announced he will not seek re-election.  Republican representative Curt Webb of Providence announced Monday morning he will not be running in 2018.

Last week, Logan Republican Representative Ed Redd announced problems with health would prevent him from running.

January’s Utah legislative session will be the last for one northern Utah lawmaker. Republican Representative Ed Redd of Logan has announced he will not be seeking a fourth term.

Redd began serving in the Utah House of Representatives in 2013 and represents the fourth district. He is a member of the Health Reform Task Force and of the House Health and Human Services Committee. His assignments as a lawmaker also include serving on the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee.

Representatives from 11 Utah counties calling for state control of federal lands are not sure what to expect when President Donald Trump visits Utah on Monday. County commissioners who are members of FIRM, the Foundation for Integrated Resource Management, say at the very least Trump’s planned visit to the state demonstrates his support of residents living in rural Utah.

The cause of an early morning fire at a Logan home decorating store is being investigated. 

The federal government announced Monday that opioid treatment centers in Utah will receive additional Medicaid reimbursement money. The money will be used to house more clients seeking drug treatment help.

Kerry Bringhurst

Exploring the impacts of opioid use on individuals, families, friends and communities in Utah led Utah Public Radio to the Uintah Basin. In Vernal, the boom and bust of demands for oil has left many residents without work. We wondered if unemployment, job injuries, and a depressed economy had led to an increase in opioid abuse.

President Donald Trump’s directive to declare the opioid crisis in the United States a nationwide public health emergency could give state and local lawmakers more funding options. After Thursday’s announcement, representatives from a group that works with national, state and rural policy makers on addiction legislation has ideas of how the money could be spent.

After more than a year of investigating, the Box Elder County Sheriff has released findings surrounding the death of Brigham City resident Nicole Barlow.

Wyoming News Service

The Trump administration has announced plans to adjust requirements in the energy sector. Some mineral-rights owners are looking to state governments to help save royalty earnings from natural-gas reserves. 

Utah Business

Owners of outdoor recreation products and community leaders in Utah are discussing recreation and lifestyle programs. Industry and policy makers are sharing ideas about how to work together.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert is traveling the state to outline his Education Roadmap, a new 10 year education plan for Utah. He and his staff were in northern Utah this week.

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Candidates running for public office in Logan City will participate in a debate from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Logan Library in advance of the Aug. 15 primary election, where voters will narrow down the field of candidates for a new mayor and two new municipal council members.

The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio will host Thursday’s debate. UPR News Director and Morning Edition Host will moderate the debate. All four mayoral candidates and nine of the 10 city council candidates are expected to attend.

Idaho Map Details Public Trust Lands

Jul 14, 2017

A new map from the Idaho Department of Lands shows nearly all of that state's trust lands are open for recreation.

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Firefighters are bracing for more high winds Wednesday as they try to slow a southern Utah wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.

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Cache County Sheriff Lt. Mike Peterson said an investigation into the case involving a child drowning has concluded the death was an accident.

Tuesday the office released a written statement naming the victim, Titan Chavez. Peterson said the 2-year-old from Brigham City walked away from his family while camping in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. The boy was found Sunday afternoon less than a half-mile from the campsite in the Left Hand Fork Tributary.

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UPDATE:  The investigation of the case involving the child who fell into a river in Logan Canyon is complete.

"After the careful examination of evidence, it has been determined the death of Titan Chavez from Brigham City, Utah, was accidental," said Lt. Mike Peterson from the Cache County Sheriff's Office in a press release on Tuesday.

National Weather Service

Cache County administrators are warning residents to prepare for possible flooding. County Executive Director Craig Buttars says spring runoff is contributing to an increase flow of water in rivers and streams. 

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