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1 year 4 weeks ago

About 500 wild horses now at Montana ranch

ENNIS, Mont. (AP) - About 500 wild horses have arrived so far at the Spanish Q Ranch in western Montana as Bureau of Land Management officials work to reassure neighboring landowners about the long-term holding facility. The Montana Standard reports the horses, all geldings, began arriving Feb. 27. Officials say...

1 year 2 months ago

Sickening fog settles over Salt Lake City area

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A group of Utah doctors is declaring a health emergency over the Salt Lake City area's lingering air pollution problem. Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment planned to deliver a petition Wednesday demanding immediate action by elected officials. The group wants Gov. Gary Herbert and...

1 year 5 months ago

King Soopers, City Market recalling ice cream

DENVER (AP) - King Soopers and City Market are recalling ice cream because of concerns over pecan allergies. The recall involves Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla ice cream sold in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The federal Food and Drug Administration says people...

1 year 8 months ago

Sister-Wives just their want privacy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Kody Brown and his four wives want what any family wants: To live in the privacy of their own home free from government intrusion. The polygamous stars of the TLC show "Sister Wives" have sued Utah and the county they fled from, hoping to persuade...

1 year 8 months ago

Utah "Goat Man" identified

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - State wildlife officials have identified the man who has been spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah. Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Monday the mystery man is a 57-year-old hunter...

1 year 9 months ago

Feds expanding state access to immigration data

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials are expanding access to an immigration database so that several states can use it to cleanse voter rolls. The Homeland Security Department first notified Florida officials last week that they could check to see if registered voters are actually noncitizens who should not be...

2 years 1 month ago

Colorado women defeat Utah 55-41 in Pac-12

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brittany Wilson scored 21 points and Chucky Jeffery had 20 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday night to power Colorado past Utah 55-41 in the first round of the Pac-12 women's tournament. The 10th-seeded Buffaloes (18-12), who had lost eight of nine before winning the final game...

2 years 5 months ago

Banks closed in Neb, Utah

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have closed small banks in Nebraska and Utah, bringing to 87 the number of bank failures in the U.S. this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Friday seized Mid City Bank, based in Omaha, Neb., with $106.1 million in assets and $105.5 million in deposits,...

2 years 7 months ago

Western farmers meet with Interior secretary

DENVER (AP) - The director of renewable energy for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union says transmission lines could be an economic development tool for farmers and ranchers. Bill Midcap likens transmission lines to railroads or interstate highways. He and others met on Wednesday with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar,...

2 years 7 months ago

Ozone rule status quo for Rockies gas drilling

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming congressional leaders say they're glad the Obama administration has backed away from lowering the federal limit for ozone pollution, but environmentalists say it is stepping away from fixing the state's ozone problem. Last winter, ozone levels near gas drilling areas in the Upper Green...

2 years 8 months ago

Polygamist groups denounce Jeffs' alleged abuse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A coalition of Utah polygamous groups is denouncing the alleged acts of sexual assault that have surfaced during the Texas trial of sect leader Warren Jeffs. The Principle Rights Coalition represents five polygamous churches, along with others who practice polygamy but are unaffiliated with...

2 years 10 months ago

Horse virus cases continue to spread

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Cases of a deadly strain of a horse virus have more than doubled in the past week and suspected cases have forced the quarantine of 15 more facilities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Friday there are 75 confirmed cases in 9 states and...

2 years 10 months ago

Horse herpes apparently spread from event in Utah

The Colorado Department of Agriculture confirms six cases of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) in the state as of this afternoon. Five of the those horses had recently attended the National Cutting Horse Association's Western National Championships in Ogden, Utah. One horse apparently received the infection from a horse that had...

3 years 1 week ago

Control of trust handed back to church

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge in Utah has handed control of a communal land trust back to the leaders of Warren Jeffs' polygamous church. In a temporary order signed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said church leaders, not the state of Utah, should manage the...

3 years 1 week ago

Mormon church's spring conference continues

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Faithful Mormons will gather to hear words of inspiration from their leaders Sunday, the second day of their church's semiannual general conference. The two-day conference draws more than 100,000 to the four-block downtown Salt Lake City campus of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

3 years 4 months ago

Powerful snowstorm heads for Colorado

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Rockies are being pounded by a powerful snowstorm on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The heavy snow and high winds are bringing white-out conditions to parts of the region, and closing roads. The storm earlier buried Seattle in snow...

3 years 5 months ago

No. 9 Utah routs Colorado State 59-6

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Jordan Wynn threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns in drizzly weather and No. 9 Utah thrashed Colorado State 59-6 on Saturday to stay unbeaten. The sophomore quarterback went 23 of 29 and reached the 300-yard mark for the third time in his career. With...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado man killed in Utah crash

The Utah Highway Patrol says a Colorado man was killed and his sister was seriously hurt when a tire blew out and their pickup truck crashed on Interstate 70 near the Colorado state line. Troopers say Dustin Donald Thompson, 36, of Windsor, died after he was thrown from the...

3 years 6 months ago

Rain, hail, lightning interrupt Utah firefight

Rain, hail and lightning have suspended the fight against a Utah wildfire ignited by Army National Guard members during weekend machine-gun training. Fire spokesman Marshall Thompson said Wednesday's storm isn't expected to extinguish the 6-square-mile blaze that burned three homes and damaged a fourth in Herriman. But it will...

3 years 6 months ago

Utah wildfire has now claimed 4 homes

A wildfire sparked at a Utah firing range has destroyed four homes. More than 1,600 homes have been evacuated after the fire broke out during a National Guard training session and blazed across thousands of acres. But the fire that was threatening the small community of Herriman has now...

3 years 6 months ago

Utah company to seek permit to ship soil to Colo.

The Utah-based company EnergySolutions says it will apply for a special-use permit from Conejos County in Colorado to ship contaminated soil there and operate a waste transfer station south of Antonito. The decision came after six weeks of negotiations to address disputes over rail shipments of dirt contaminated with...

3 years 7 months ago

Four Corners gets new visitor plaza

The monument that marks the spot where Colorado, Arizona, News Mexico and Utah meet has been spruced-up. It has a new plaza and interpretive panels for visitors. A dedication of the new plaza is scheduled for Friday. Randy Bloom of the National Society of Professional Surveyors will speak about...

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado GOP in Arizona to talk about immigration

Colorado Republicans were in Phoenix Wednesday to learn about Arizona's new immigration enforcement measure and talk about crafting one of their own. Colorado Rep. Kent Lambert, who is running for Senate this year, says he plans to introduce legislation that matches Arizona's law "as identically as possible." Lambert...

3 years 9 months ago

Mountain West will stand pat with 9 teams

The Mountain West Conference added one school, lost another. Now, it's done with expansion. After gaining Boise State and losing Utah to the Pac-10, the Mountain West has decided to stand pat as a nine-team league for the foreseeable future. Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said Thursday that despite inquiries...

3 years 9 months ago

Utah officially joins Pac-10

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The University of Utah has accepted an invitation to become the 12th member of the newly expanded Pac-10 conference. University president Michael Young says in a release that the Utes are pleased to accept the invitation and join Colorado as the Pac-10's newest members. With...

3 years 10 months ago

Utah not yet contacted by Pac 10

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson says he was told Monday by Utah's athletic director that the university had not been contacted by the Pac-10. Thompson was attending a meeting of conference commissioners in northern California on Tuesday. Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott was not...

3 years 10 months ago

Sisters find $18,000, return it to owner

Two sisters found nearly $18,000 in an abandoned duffel bag outside a store and notified police. Michelle Pientka, 21, and her 16-year-old sister Jessica say they found the bag at a store parking lot Tuesday night. They took it home but didn't look inside until the next morning, when...

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