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Fire crews begin clean-up work Monday along the Utah/Idaho border after declaring the Peterson Hollow Fire fully contained as of Sunday evening.

Fire official Sara Hellstrom of the Uintah/Wasatch/Cache National Forest said investigators have determined an abandoned campfire in Logan Canyon resulted in more than 12,000 acres of land near Beaver Mountain Ski Resort and Bear Lake's Garden City to burn.

Hellstrom reminds forest visitors that many wildfires, large and small, are human caused, very expensive to put out and are totally preventable.

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  Utah health officials are crediting a drop in the state's obesity rate to its youth programs promoting healthy eating and exercise.

A wildfire burning along the Utah-Idaho border that is visible along a stretch of Highway 89 is creating a traffic hazard as curious motorists stop to get a good look.

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  I’m riding around Nibley, UT with Ron Hellstern, a former city councilman and retired science teacher. Ron is taking me on a tour through a few of his neighbor’s backyards, examples of a collaboration to turn their properties into wildlife habitats. Our first stop is the home of Eric Alder whose backyard pond attracts a wide variety of birds.

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Nine students who began their college education in Asia will finish their degrees here in Utah this year. The University of Utah’s Asia campus works with the South Korean government to bring students to Utah. It also helps students from Utah learn outside the U.S.  

When the Equal Rights Amendment Came to Utah

Aug 25, 2016
Caroline Ballard

Women are only mentioned in the Constitution once: in the Nineteenth Amendment which grants women the right to vote. In 1923, suffragists proposed an amendment that would protect women’s rights across the board, but when the vote came to Utah, it was blocked by the Mormon Church.

Areas With More Women Are Less Socially Stable, Study Says

Aug 24, 2016
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Traditionally, anthropologists believed that areas with more men than women tended to have more crime, violence and broken homes because men tend to be more violent and willing to take risks than women.

Economic Development and government officials in a Salt Lake City Suburb have ended discussions with Facebook to build a data center in Utah.  Critics of the center argued the plan would have been a burden to Utah tax payers.

Youth physical education organizers in Southern Utah received money from a national organization to help promote a popular recreational sports program. 

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Arches National Park will close a popular campground for much of 2017 during a major road reconstruction project. After ten years of planning with the Federal Highways Administration, crews at Arches National Park will begin making improvement to 26 miles of roads and pullouts in the park beginning January 2017.

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Two Utah County teenagers were killed Wednesday morning after the driver of a pickup truck drifted into their lane and collided head on with their car.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning on State Road 73 in Eagle Mountain. Utah County Sheriff's officials say the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup was driving west when he drifted over the center line and collided head on with a car that was driving east.

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Pet fish are threatening other fish found naturally in a Southern Utah river. The illegal dumping of those unwanted fish is forcing the temporary closure of popular park in Saint George where the public can view and learn more about native fish.

On-Duty Police Deaths On The Rise

Aug 9, 2016
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A biannual report shows that 67 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty nationally during the first half of this year. That’s an eight percent increase from the same period last year. 

Idaho Man Finds Rare Mammoth Tusk

Aug 9, 2016


 In late July, Kasey Keller was digging in a gravel pit near his home in Preston when he came across something odd.

 

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  The Atlanta Falcons have cut rookie free agent linebacker Torrey Green as Utah law enforcement authorities investigate allegations of sexual assault made against him while he was a student at Utah State last year.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who have family serving in Russia are trying to adjust to a new law that limits their sons and daughters from sharing their religious beliefs.

Protecting Our Pollinators

Jul 26, 2016
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Highway signs across Utah feature a beehive, a symbol of the state’s official insect since 1983. But the honeybee is just one of more than 4,000 species of bees in the United States—and we know very little about most of them. That’s one reason why the Obama Administration created a task force to improve health outcomes for the nation’s pollinators.

New Scholarship In Honor of Fallen USU Student

Jul 22, 2016

A vigil was held Thursday night in honor of Frank de Leon Compres, a Utah State University Aviation Technology student who died in a plane crash in Hyrum.

Latino Conservation Week Wraps Up In Wyoming

Jul 22, 2016
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The third annual Latino Conservation Week hit Wyoming with full force, complete with Talks and Tamales at Grand Teton National Park and three days of paddling on Lake Jackson.


The City of Logan is deciding whether or not to increase property taxes by nearly $14 per house per year to build and maintain a brand new library.

Why 'Pokemon Go' Appeals To More Than Just Nerds

Jul 14, 2016

  A new phone application called Pokemon Go was released Friday, and now the app has more downloads than Tinder.

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This week Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is visiting multiple towns in Southeast Utah to hear local concerns about federal lands. 

Summer Blood Shortage Prompts Call For Donors

Jul 13, 2016

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion and the American Red Cross is pushing to meet the demand. The organization is running a national campaign to inform donors that the ARC is experiencing severe blood shortages.

Cache County Sheriff's Department

 A partnership between Utah’s Cache County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho’s Franklin County Sheriff’s Office means an increase in the number of out-of-state inmates being housed in the Northern Utah jail.

The contract provides a way for inmates to be transported 27 miles from Preston, Idaho and across state lines to Utah’s Cache County where Idaho inmates will be incarcerated.

Two Cache County Republican officials quit their positions this week as a protest of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Andy Rasmussen and Jonathan Choate, who served on the Cache County Republican Party's executive committee and chairmen of two districts, resigned this week.

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