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3:50 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Utah Speeds Ahead of Other States as Great Place for Entrepreneurs

Utah ranks just about in the middle compared to other states for entrepreneurial activity. That's according to a new analysis by the University of Nebraska's Bureau of Business Research. The Beehive State stands out on the list -- not for its ranking but for being the state with the biggest jump in the past year. Utah had been 44th; and now it's 23rd. The researchers compared data like business growth and number of patents.

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Frisco, Colorado
7:20 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Iconic Regional Magazine, The Mountain Gazette, Celebrates 40 Years

John Fayhee, resurrector of the Mountain Gazette

This summer the Mountain Gazette, the region’s only mass circulation literary magazine, celebrated its 40th birthday. I have to disclose that I am a senior contributor to Mountain Gazette, and over the years have received hundreds of dollars in compensation. But last month I was compelled to travel to Summit County, Colorado, where contributors over four decades held a first-ever gathering. Around a snapping campfire, John Fayhee welcomed the assembled writers:

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UPR Feature Story
7:06 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

The World of Competetive Tractor Restoration at a Utah High School

Next time you're at a Box Elder Bees football game, walk past the purple bleachers and open a large garage style door. Behind the doors you'll find all sorts of different colored large tanks, metal platforms, and trailers. It's a place where members of an unlikely school team gather.

It's taken 3 years for the Box Elder High School FFA tractor team to restore a 1948 Allis Chalmers tractor, which in the 1950s was used to remove snow from the roadways in Preston, Idaho.

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3:08 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Sportsmen's Priorities: Public Lands Access, Preservation

Conservation is just as important as gun rights, according to a new poll of sportsmen by the National Wildlife Federation. Nearly half said those two priorities have equal weight in their minds. And given a choice between prioritizing oil and gas production or protecting public lands, 35 percent chose the fuel and 49 percent chose the public lands. John Gale with the NWF says he thinks Utah is the perfect place for a balanced approach between recreation and tourism and energy development.

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2:28 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Supreme Court Won't Hear "Roadless Rule" Appeal

After a decade of legal challenges, the "roadless rule" landed on the U.S. Supreme Court's doorstep—and on Monday, the court opted to leave it in place rather than hear the latest appeal. The rule doesn't allow new roadbuilding on millions of acres of national forestland in three dozen states, including Utah. The decision not to hear their appeal is a victory in the conservation community, says Mike Anderson with the Wilderness Society.

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Utah Education
11:20 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Governor Herbert Welcomes New USU Distance Ed. Building

Utah Governor Gary Herbert attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Utah State University Distance Education building on Wednesday. As Utah State celebrated the completion of its new facility, the Governor touted the Distance Education program and its new high-tech headquarters.

Herbert says the new facility is an important step towards making higher education more accessible.

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Utah State University
2:57 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Utah State University Celebrates Tradition and a More Secure Future

Utah State University President Stan Albrecht will recognize more than 53,000 alumni and other donors who contributed to the university's comprehensive campaign, Honoring Tradition, Securing the Future, Celebrating Success.

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Southern Utah
2:23 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Roundabout Fire Added to the Tally of Utah's Wildfires

It was a tumultuous and even deadly fire season throughout the state and it appears that Utah can add one more wildfire to the tally.

According to officials from the Color Country Interagency Fire management team, the Roundabout Fire has burned over 2,400 acres between Cedar City and Minersville.

The fire continues to grow in an area characterized by pinion, juniper, and grasses. As of Tuesday evening the fire was only 20% contained.

1:27 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Pride Festival in Moab Ushered in by "Visibility March"

On Saturday Moab Mayor Dave Sakrison issued a proclamation welcoming the Moab Pride Festival:

"I think it’s a good event, I really do, and I think the community thinks it’s a good event. These are our neighbors, these are our friends, these are the people who live here, so, you know, we’re all in this thing together. And why not celebrate that?"

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Salt Lake City
3:24 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Land Conservation Leaders Rally in Salt Lake City

With the world’s population now exceeding 7 billion people, undeveloped land is quickly diminishing. This week, hundreds of people from across the country are in Salt Lake City hoping to reverse that trend by taking part in the Land Trust Alliance Rally at the Salt Palace. 

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