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Fatal Accident At Mineral Mine In San Juan County

Two Moab area residents are dead after an industrial accident at the Intrepid Potash mine in San Juan County on Saturday. Russell Helquist and Matthew Johnston were electrocuted when the industrial equipment they were operating touched a power line, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. A third man, Arthur Secrest, was found unconscious but breathing and transferred to the University of Utah Burn Center. Secrest was last reported in critical condition.

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Fresh Folk - January 7

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On the show this week, I feature the modern roots music of Putnam Smith and the amazing harmonies of the new trio Brother Sun. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Claudia Nygaard, Joel Mabus, and Antoine Dufour, among other talented artists. Join me, and listen in, this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

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