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Uranium mine avoids fine for spilling radioactive waste on highway in Southern Utah

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided against fining a Wyoming uranium mine that spilled radioactive waste on U.S. Highway 191 south of Blanding, Utah, last year. In a June 29 letter to...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Blanding, Ute Mountain Ute tribe debate merits, dangers of uranium mill

A lively public hearing about a license renewal for the controversial White Mesa uranium mill drew supporters and detractors June 15 on the University of Utah campus. Thirty-three speakers from a...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Rose Chilcoat faces new felony charges for ‘endangering livestock’ in Utah

Local environmentalist Rose Chilcoat and her husband Mark Franklin pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges stemming from an April incident in which a San Juan County, Utah rancher alleged the...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday recommended that the new Bears Ears National Monument in Utah be reduced in size and said Congress should step in to designate how selected...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Historic homestead restored in Recapture Wash

Last month, archaeologists and volunteers helped to stabilize and restore a historic frontier cabin near Blanding, Utah. The Shumway Cabin site, located on the banks of Recapture Wash, is part of...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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NRC urges uranium miner to review all operations

Nuclear regulators are concerned that a Wyoming uranium mining company, which twice spilled nuclear waste in southeast Utah, may have a larger safety culture problem after it was issued nine...

DATE: May 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Earthquake rattles Utah south of Bluff

A minor earthquake measuring 3.8 magnitude occurred Friday night south of Bluff, Utah, on the Navajo Reservation, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 10:01 p.m. A...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Rose Chilcoat charged with trespassing on Utah trust land

Criminal charges have been filed against former Great Old Broads for Wilderness associate director Rose Chilcoat and her husband, Mark Franklin, for allegedly trespassing in Utah and endangering...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Paleontology rich area left out of Bears Ears for uranium mining

BLUFF – What was left out of the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah relieved uranium miners, but is upsetting paleontologists. Paleontologist Rob Gay, of Museums of Western...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Overturning Bears Ears an uphill challenge, lawyers say

BLUFF – Utah legislators and the San Juan County, Utah, commission are urging President Donald Trump to undo the controversial Bears Ears National Monument. But at a legal forum last week put on by...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Utah’s anesthesia abortion law unenforced

SALT LAKE CITY – Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Coloradans take Utah’s lesson on public lands to heart

DENVER – Members of the outdoor recreation community sent a message this week to state governments about endangering the public lands that the industry relies on. That message: Shape up or we will...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News