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  1. New temple presidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Deseret News

    The First Presidency has called the following eight new temple presidents and matrons. They will begin their service later this year.


  2. Drones used for first time in major search at Grand CanyonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Deseret News

    The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission. The Grand Canyon is the only national park with its own fleet of unmanned aircraft for reaching people who have gotten lost, stranded, injured or killed.


  3. Utahns join search for pair of hikers swept away in Grand Canyon creekRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Deseret News

    Four days after a seasoned backpacker from Vernal and her stepgrandson were swept into a rushing creek in Grand Canyon backcountry, crews were combing crags and banks of the Colorado River for signs of the missing pair Tuesday. The rescue team included neighbors and former colleagues of Lou-Ann Merrell, 62, a 10-year volunteer emergency medical technician and the wife of Merrell Boot Co.


  4. Judge grants new trial venue for 3 men charged in gang rape of 9-year-old Vernal girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | Deseret News

    A judge has agreed to have the case of three men accused of raping a 9-year-old girl together be heard in a different county to ensure an impartial jury can be found. In a ruling last month, 8th District Judge Clark McClellan granted a motion from defense attorneys asking that the trial be moved in light of extensive and impassioned public outcry against the three men in the case, as well as the small population in Uintah County.


  5. Governor signs hardened polygamy law over objectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | Deseret News

    Gov. Gary R. Herbert speaks at Joel P. Jensen Middle School in West Jordan on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Herbert has signed into law a measure that hardens Utah's polygamy law by adding harsher penalties for polygamists convicted of other crimes such as domestic abuse.


  6. Rocky Mountain Power funding 3 solar projects in UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Deseret News

    Rocky Mountain Power has awarded Blue Sky funding for three renewable projects, including a contribution to a large solar array and battery storage system at North Sanpete Middle School in Moroni. Blue Sky funds will also go to the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce and the DaVinci Academy of Science and Arts in Ogden.


  7. DWR worker accidentally tranquilized while working with bearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | Deseret News

    Fourteen bears are released in the Book Cliffs area of Utah, June 2, 2005. A Division of Wildlife Resources employee was hospitalized Tuesday after accidentally being injected with a tranquilizer drug conducting a bear tracking project in central Utah.


  8. Legislature passes bill for automatic gas tax increasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Deseret News

    A gas pump shows of the rising prices per a gallon of gas at a Tesoro station in Salt Lake City Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Utah lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday to launch automatic increases in the state's gasoline tax.


  9. Senate passes amended gas taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | Deseret News

    The new gas tax, proposed in SB276 , would impose a rate 16.5 percent on the statewide average price per gallon and would set a base price of $1.78 per gallon to maintain Utah roads. "The purpose of this renewal is to maintain what we currently have and not have inflation wearing us down," said Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R-Vernal, the bill's sponsor.


  10. Gas tax formula change expected to increase prices at the pump advancesRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2017 | Deseret News

    A bill that would adjust the complex formula used to calculate gas taxes easily passed a Senate committee Thursday even though it's not clear how much the price at the pump would increase. The sponsor of SB276, Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R-Vernal, said consumers likely would not see an increase until 2018 or even 2019, depending on the fuel market.


  11. Committee: Utah should acquire Bears Ears National MonumentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Deseret News

    A committee of lawmakers voted Tuesday to pursue the acquisition of Bears Ears National Monument in the event President Donald Trump does not rescind the fledgling designation. The 9-2 vote by the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee advances HCR24 to the full House for further debate.


  12. Twila Van Leer: Finally, I've met my cousin LeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Deseret News

    Lorel "Lee" Gagon Roberts holds a photo taken in July 2016 when he and his wife, Pauline, bottom right, were honored for service in the U.S. Navy. When you have as many cousins as I have, it isn't likely you'll ever meet them all.


  13. Judge reinstates Ute Indian Tribe's lawsuit against U.S. for fatal police incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Deseret News

    A lawsuit filed by the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah-Ouray Reservation against the United States has new life after a federal judge recently reinstated the case for review by a lower court. The ruling says there needs to be further examination of federal officers' role in the aftermath of a tribe member's fatal encounter with police nearly 10 years ago.


  14. Company aims to bring jobs, hope to struggling Uinta Basin economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | Deseret News

    The continuing glut in oil and natural gas has not only plunged prices at the gas pump, it's plunging hope for jobs in Utah's Uinta Basin. While Utah as a whole enjoys one of the lowest jobless rates in the nation, it's a different story in the basin , where November unemployment stood at 7.5 percent in Duchesne County and 8.5 percent in Uintah County.


  15. San Juan County locals rip Bears Ears monumentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 | Deseret News

    There's a new saying in San Juan County that is being echoed loudly around the state by critics of a move that President Barack Obama made on Wednesday: Trump the Monument. Opponents of the new Bears Ears National Monument covering 1.35 million acres in southeast Utah are pinning their hopes on President-elect Donald J. Trump to undo Obama's designation he made under a 113-year-old law.


  16. 100 mph chase, shot fired land 3 in custody in Uintah CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2016 | Deseret News

    A wild, prolonged chase and a shot fired early Sunday ended in no injuries, but landed one man in custody as well as two teenagers. A federal Bureau of Indian Affairs officer tried to stop a car from speeding at 2:45 a.m. on 6500 East, but the vehicle sped off through the town and headed toward Vernal.


  17. Utah gas prices are lower than national average ... for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Deseret News

    Utah drivers are currently paying less at the pump than the national average , according to the new AAA Fuel Gauge Report, which looks at gasoline prices and service throughout the country. Utah currently pays an average of $2.18 for gas - the 27th lowest in the country.


  18. Oil company says BLM's inaction cost company $47 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Deseret News

    A Texas oil and gas company said it did everything the Bureau of Land Management asked it to do to begin drilling 10 wells on two existing well pads later this month in eastern Utah, but now approval has been rescinded and no one can tell the company why. The decision, which EnerVest says has BLM field offices finger-pointing to Washington, D.C., and vice versa, has cost the company $47 million and has ended its planned industry activity in the state.


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