Former uranium-mill workers and their survivors are now eligible for government compensation due to radiation exposure. A U.S. Energy Department ruling has increased a list from 3 to 20 mill tailings plants where workers may have suffered illness from the job.
Newly entitled workers from four uranium mill tailings plants in the Four Corners area can now apply for compensation and medical benefits. According to a news release, the U.S. Department of Labor is notifying newly eligible workers at seventeen plants nationwide about potential benefits.
A federal judge in Salt Lake City has ruled that wrongful death lawsuit against Hurricane City, and two members of its police department may proceed to trial.
In 2009, Brian Cardall and family were traveling through Washington County returning to their home in Flagstaff, when Cardall experienced a manic episode related to bipolar disorder. He left his vehicle and began removing his clothing. His wife Anna dialed 911. Within minutes Chief Lynn Excell and Officer Kenneth Thompson of the Hurricane Police Department arrived.
Funeral services today for Jared Francom tops the news from the Ogden Standard Examiner. Dave Greiling reports on the city's memorial plans and also talks about why FEMA representatives are visiting city officials in Davis County this week.
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are meeting with city officials throughout Davis County to Assess damage from a December windstorm. Reaching 102 mph, the windstorm damaged public buildings, toppeling a church steeple and breaking school bus windows.
Prime Excavating of St. George replaced a critical water line in a forbidding area of the Arizona strip. The 60-year-old pipeline serves forest service and BLM grazing sites, as well as wildlife in the Houserock Valley area.
Forest managers praised the contractor for its work on very steep terrain and thanked local ranchers who secured the funding for the project.
The U.S. Department of Interior has moved forward with a plan to ban new mining claims on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon. Congressional Republicans tried to block efforts to limit mining operations in an area known for high-grade uranium ore. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar finalized the 20-year ban on new mining claims on public land surrounding the Grand Canyon on Monday.
At least one constituent is demanding that the mayor of Helper resign as he faces a drunken driving charge.
The demand was made Thursday during a crowded Helper City Council meeting. Mayor Dean Armstrong was told his conduct is putting town residents in peril and that resigning would give him the chance to get his personal matters in order. Armstrong says he will not resign.