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The Utah Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Wildlife Resources renewed their Hunter Access Agreement with the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. The contract keeps 3.4 million acres of Utah trust lands open to hunters and anglers as well as those interested in viewing wildlife.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Logan City Council announced their decision to give the Utah Festival Opera the $150,000 the opera has requested. However, the donation comes with strings attached. 

USU Animal Science Club Plans Annual Club Calf Sale

Oct 23, 2017

  

  

Utah State University’s Animal Science Club is preparing for their annual Club Calf Sale. Every year they train, groom and halter break cattle for the sale. 4-H and FFA members will purchase the cattle to show at their county fairs.

National Chicken Council Releases Industry Standards

Oct 23, 2017
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The chicken industry is working to be more transparent to how chickens are produced. The National Chicken Council came up with “chicken guarantees” to help consumers feel more comfortable about their food and hold the industry to a standard.

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

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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. 

On Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign released LGBTQ equality scores for 506 U.S. cities, including eight in Utah. The average score for Utah cities was 40 out of 100.

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Only 2% of America’s population work in the agricultural industry according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers and ranchers are picking up the pace to strengthen relationships with the other 98% of the population.

Utah Help For Puerto Rico

Carlos Nuñez was born and raised in Puerto Rico. In the days after Hurricane Maria, he received calls and messages telling him about the devastation of his home island.

On Sept. 27, officials from the United States and Mexico finalized Minute No. 323, an addition to the treaty that outlines how the two nations share water from the Colorado River.

SUU Declared The Most Outdoorsy School In The Nation

Oct 17, 2017
Keith Howells

The 2017 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge ended Sunday leaving Southern Utah University with the title of the most outdoorsy school in the nation.

USU Hosted Bi-Annual 'Sheep Day' This Year In Wyoming

Oct 16, 2017

On September 30, USU held its bi-annual Sheep Day in Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Sheep Day is put on every semester by Dr. Lyle McNeal, a Utah State University Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science Professor. During Sheep Day, USU students evaluate rams and conduct breeding soundness exams. 

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The Wellsville City Council recently formed a committee to make changes regarding the battle re-enactment, which originally involved white citizens dressing up as Native Americans and re-enacting a version of the Bear River Massacre that Native Americans say is historically inaccurate.

Maps: A Tool For Understanding Wildlife

Oct 13, 2017
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Somewhere in Zakouma National Park in Africa, a large female elephant and her calf are on the move. Annie, named by the research team that collared her, moves with determination and purpose through the savannah. Traveling long distances, Annie and her calf target areas with the best food, crossing roads at night to avoid poachers. 

Bronson Teichert

The evidence of a tough year for farms in Cache Valley often makes itself known during the fall. Apples, pumpkins and other crops many people enjoy this time of year, are hard to find locally. Farmers are doing their best to recover.

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A California company has been awarded an $85 million contract to assess uranium contamination on and near the Navajo Nation.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the contract Wednesday to Tetra Tech Inc., headquartered in Pasadena.

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House Republicans are moving to revamp a century-old law used by presidents to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important.

Utah Corn Mazes Lacking In Security Regulation

Oct 11, 2017

On Monday, a three-year-old boy was left at a corn maze in Ogden, Utah. The child’s mother didn’t realize he was gone until the following morning, however incidents like this are not entirely uncommon at corn mazes, according to Nancy Jensen who owned Green Canyon Farms Corn Maze until 2013.

On Tuesday, the the Salt Lake City Council unanimously decided to observe Indigenous Peoples Day in Salt Lake City on the second Monday of October. 

Tax Payer Dollars To Bring Out-Of-State Tourists To Utah

Oct 9, 2017

Tax payer dollars going to Garfield County tourism is expected to bring out-of-state tourists and their money to Utah’s outdoor recreation industry. A grant from the Utah Office of Tourism is funding the marketing to outdoor enthusiasts.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released its first set of guidelines for teenagers hoping to get a tattoo or piercing but some Utah artists in the business think those guidelines are too lenient.

 

Bronson Teichert

On the walls of James Fain’s Logan home are framed photographs, shots of rodeo cowboys roping a steer, broncos bucking in mid-air, red-nosed clowns being chased by a bull. Fifty years of memories that represent a career for James, known by his friends as Jim.

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A national movement to help educate the public about the benefits of early childhood educators is focusing on an increase pay rates and decrease in work hours. 

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An analysis of wildfire data by the Center for Western Priorities compared the risk of wildfires on federally managed public lands and state-owned lands. 

On Friday, Salt Lake City will hold its first Project Homeless Connect. Standing in the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced what the city plans to make an annual event.

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