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Proposed land swap at American Fork Canyon troubles residents

PROVO — Scores of residents packed the Utah County Commission chambers Tuesday to voice their anxiety and disapproval of a proposal that would trade just over 400 acres of coveted land in American Fork Canyon for about 1,400 acres of…

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Study shows vast potential for cutting water use on farms

SALT LAKE CITY — Already 1 million acre-feet of water once used on farms, ranches and orchards throughout the seven states in the Colorado River basin is being “saved,” mainly through water system improvements and reductions in consumption. A probe…

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Should You Resist the Condemnation of Your Property?

If you received a condemnation notice from the government, you must make the decision whether to accept it or to fight. You may wish to resist the condemnation of your property if you think that the government does not really need…

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A Conditional Use Permit for a Specific Use of Land

A conditional use permit is a zoning exception which allows the property owner use of his land in a way not otherwise permitted within the particular zoning district. Though the exact process differs with the specific ordinance requirements, typically the owner presents his argument orally and…

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Congress Pondering 1031 Exchange

Over the past year, a variety of proposals have emerged from Congress designed to gut the tax code and create a simpler, more fair taxation framework. While many deride the U.S. tax code as “broken,” many sections, including Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, function…

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The Subway- Zion National Park

The Subway is a beautiful semi-technical slot canyon in Zion National Park. To complete the hike you wade/swim/scramble/climb down the Left Fork of North Creek, in the Kolob Terrace section of the park. The stream is the trail for most…

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The Subdivision Process in Property Development

A subdivision is a parcel of land divided from a larger area. Its purpose is to split a large tract of land into smaller ones that are easier to develop and can be developed independently of one another to increase growth and maximize…

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Introduction to Property Rights: A Historical Perspective

Everyone seems to have an opinion about property rights, whether about one’s own rights, those of someone else, or the rights of a community. Property rights discussions can reveal diverse and controversial opinions and are often related to larger issues…

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Utah joins lawsuit over federal fracking rule

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert said Utah will join three other states in a legal challenge to a new federal rule that governs hydraulic fracturing, arguing the fledgling regulation duplicates what states are already doing and will be…