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Utah Farm Bureau Hosts Midyear Conference in Cedar City, July 16-17

The Utah Farm Bureau Federation will be holding its annual Midyear Conference July 16-17 at Southern Utah University in Cedar City. The conference theme is Farm Bureau Proud. Conference topics will focus on pertinent production agriculture and rural issues. “Midyear…

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Rare Utah aurora borealis caught on camera

SNOW BASIN — Photographers watching the Utah sky late Monday night were treated to a rare display of the northern lights. Jeff McGrath, a local photographer and programmer, planned a trip to Trappers Loop near Snow Basin with friends after…

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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…

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rio Tinto's general manager of construction Michael Piercey points out the East Waste Rock Project that will stabilize and revegetate the bottom slope of a huge tailings pile at Kennecott.

Utah mine plans to beautify, make waste piles safer

South Jordan • Kennecott provided a peek Monday at company plans to handle new waste rock coming out of the Bingham Canyon mine in a more becoming and environmentally sensitive fashion. Over time, said Kennecott spokesman Kyle Bennett, the work…

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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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82 percent of Utah water goes to farmers — here’s why

HUNTSVILLE, Weber County — Utahns are frequently bombarded with water conservation messages encouraging them to “Slow the Flow” of water to their lawns. But many residents might be surprised to learn where most of Utah’s water actually goes. Only 6…

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Nation’s professionals offer advice for downtown Spanish Fork

SPANISH FORK — Efforts to revitalize Spanish Fork’s downtown were in full swing last week. Six professional planners flew in from around the nation to offer their time and insights for the community, free of charge. Dave Anderson, the city’s director…

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Water Source Facts: Pariette Wetlands

Described as an oasis in the Uinta Basin desert, eastern Utah’s Pariette Wetlands provide a welcome respite for a wide range of wildlife. Nearly 100 avian species — including mallards, Canada geese, bald eagles, sandhill cranes and peregrine falcons —…

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“Your Utah, Your Future” Survey

How do you envision the future of Utah?  By 2050, our population will nearly double, and Utah will add an estimated 2.5 million residents. Will we have enough water to drink? Will our air be clean? How will we educate…