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Providence, Cache County
4:37 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

SWAT Teams Evacuate Neighborhood During Stand-off With Armed Man

Law enforcement evacuated a neighborhood in Cache County Thursday, after receiving a report of an armed man barricaded inside his home.
Mackinzie Hamilton

Residents in the Northern Utah community of Providence, who were evacuated during a police stand-off Thursday have been allowed to return to their homes.

"[Police] responded, and when they responded to the residence they were notified by the neighbors that the neighbors had heard gunshots inside the residence."

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Salt Lake City
3:35 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

More Bars Could Mean More Vitality in SLC Neighborhoods

This week, the Salt Lake City Council met to discuss changing some of the city’s zoning laws which could allow businesses that serve alcohol more opportunities. City officials say the changes are important for the vitality of Salt Lake City.

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Utah News
9:32 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Unusual Hantavirus Deaths Worrying to Department of Health

Two adult Utahns have died in the last month from Hantavirus infection, which leads to a deadly lung disease. That comes as a surprise to the Utah Department of Health.

Epidemiologist Jody Baker says Utah typically only sees about one Hantavirus case a year and the fatality rate is about 32%.

"To have 2 fatalities so early in the season is definitely unusual. That's why we wanted to get the message out to the public to be aware of what to look for when it comes to exposure, rodent droppings, how to clean appropriately, and what symptoms to look for."

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Utah News
4:23 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Cross-State Bike Ride to Promote Road Sharing Safety

https://www.facebook.com/RoadRespectUtah

To encourage safe cycling and to promote road respect throughout the state, bicyclists in Utah are taking to the roads this week.

The 2012 Road Respect Tour commenced in Beaver on Monday morning and the tour made it through Cedar City and St. George by the day's end. The tour is moving through Panguitch and Richfield and will continue through Saturday with the final stop in Logan, where a Road Rally at the historic Logan Court House will allow the public to celebrate the riders.

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Salt Lake City
4:50 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Governor Decrees No More Vehicle Idling on State Dime

Governor Gary Herbert has issued a new executive order for state employees to turn off the ignition when they’re not driving.

The order requires more than 7,300 state vehicles to be turned off when drivers expect to be idling more than 30 seconds. Sam Lee, Director of the Utah Division of Fleet Operations, says the move will curb vehicle emissions, thus helping clear the valley’s notorious smog. And it’s good for the bottom line.

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Salt Lake City
4:42 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Hundreds of Mormons Skip Church to March in SLC Pride Parade

Mormons Building Bridges members marched in the 2012 Pride parade in Salt Lake City over the weekend.
affirmation.org

Bianca Morrison Dillard and her husband are devout Latter-Day Saints: “My husband and I teach primary in our local ward and I grew up LDS and it’s always been something that’s been very important to me.”

But Sunday, Morrison Dillard and her husband had to excuse themselves from church to participate in what she calls an important act of discipleship: walking in the 2012 Pride Parade.

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Logan
4:42 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Hatching More of Utah's State Fish without a Hatchery

A new experiment could expand the population of Utah’s state fish, the Bonneville cutthroat trout.

Paul Thompson, Division of Wildlife Resources aquatics manager for the Northern Region, says they’re collecting eggs and sperm from the trout out of Logan River’s Temple Fork, spawning them on site and transporting them to experimental streamside incubation boxes on the river’s Right-Hand Fork, where water will be pumped into them.

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Preston, Idaho
3:24 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Learning to Read the Clouds

In the basement of the Franklin County Courthouse, where we would be safe from any form of severe weather, people from northern Utah and southeast Idaho are training to become weather spotters. Weather-wise it's a calm night in Preston and a little stuffy in the basement meeting room where John Keyes, from the National Weather Service office in Pocatello, is explaining what kinds of weather conditions should be reported by the volunteer spotters:

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Salt Lake City
3:06 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Preparing for a Bigger and Better Pride Festival

UtahPrideFestival.org

Thursday afternoon Washington Square was being transformed. Dozens of workers spent the day putting up tents and setting up food carts for what Michael Westley, Spokesman for the Utah Pride Center, says will be the largest Pride celebration ever.

“This will be absolutely a record breaker. We estimated about 28,000 attended last year, we had about 25,000 paid ticket sales and we are expecting that number to go well above 30,000.”

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Salt Lake City
5:59 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

EPA Pitches in to Revitalize Contaminated Areas of Utah

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded local governments along the Wasatch Front more than a million dollars to help clean up and revitalize blighted property. Here's how Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County and Ogden plan to use the EPA Brownfields grants given to 245 communities nationwide.

With major development underway along North Temple in Salt Lake City, including construction of the Airport TRAX line, Mayor Ralph Becker says this money is a huge leg up for the process.

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