User: flenvcenter Topic: Policy and Governance-Regional
Category: Government :: Utah
Last updated: Feb 03 2018 11:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The Mormon Church supplied tainted water to its members for years 2.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Utah regulators turned a blind eye to faulty water systems at a girls’ summer camp, trusting the LDS Church would eventually fix the problem.
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Colorado man catches record fish the size of a 7-year-old child 14.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
That's one big fish.
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Colorado man catches record fish the size of a 7-year-old child 14.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
That's one big fish.
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Dead goose knocks out hunter on Maryland’s Eastern Shore 3.2.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A dead goose fell from the sky and knocked a 51-year-old hunter unconscious on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
In Utah, public access to state lands comes at a cost 27.11.2017 Current Issue
Public access to trust lands varies widely from state to state.
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Mountain lion shot, killed after it charges police in downtown Salt Lake City 1.8.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A police officer shot and killed a mountain lion in downtown Salt Lake City early Tuesday morning when the animal charged him, despite having been shot with a tranquilizer dart by a state wildlife officer. Salt Lake City police Sgt. Brandon Shearer said the predator, believed a male 1-2 years old, was first spotted by a Gold Cross ambulance driver about 3 a.m. in the area of 600 East and South Temple. Police officers located the animal and cornered it between South Temple and 100 South on 500 Ea... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Return of the native Colorado River cutthroat trout 30.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
When all is said and done, the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek, north of Durango, will have the largest continuous stretch of native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the state.
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Mike Fowlks to head Utah wildlife agency 28.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A 24-year veteran of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has been named to take over the agency, filling the empty shoes left by the departure of Greg Sheehan, now serving as acting head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To succeed Sheehan, Department of Natural Resources director Mike Styler selected DWR deputy director Mike Fowlks, who had previously served as the agency’s legislative liaison and law enforcement chief. Fowlks has been interim director since Sheehan left last month. “S... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: EPA wrong to reverse ban on pesticide 26.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The recent decision by Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, to reverse a ban on chlorpyrifos should alarm every family in our state. The state of Utah has the third highest rate of children with autism in the country with estimates of 1 in 54 births resulting in a child with an autism diagnosis. This toxic pesticide has been shown to have detrimental effects on the neurological development of infants and young children. Studies have shown that children exposed during pregnancy are five times more lik...
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Contest aims to lure anglers to Panguitch Lake after recent wildfire closure 26.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Panguitch Lake, one of southern Utah’s best trout fisheries, was closed for a few days due to the recent Brian Head wildfire but it is up and running. To encourage anglers to return to the popular lake, Garfield County, the U.S. Forest Service, the Division of Wildlife Resources and Panguitch Lake businesses have started a fishing contest that will run through Labor Day. They have tagged 100 rainbow trout near their dorsal fin with a red spaghetti tag. Catch one of those fish or any fish more th...
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Cougar hunt permits in Utah expected to see a slight increase 18.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
One of the more contentious fights over hunting in Utah comes when cougar permit numbers are set. That could be the case again this year. Division of Wildlife Resources biologists say the big cats are doing well in the state so they are recommending a slight increase in the number of permits for the upcoming season. They are recommending an increase of 531 to 565 permits for the upcoming season. Biologists say that since not every permit holder takes a cougar, the number taken will likely be low...
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See ospreys in action at Flaming Gorge event 13.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
While fishing in the Duck Creek area last week, I had a chance to watch ospreys fishing for their dinner. There were more than a few times when the birds were much better fishers than we were. Those wanting a similar experience can join Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at an area next to the parking lot at the Flaming Gorge Dam visitor center. Wildlife enthusiasts can see the birds fishing or perching on their huge nests during the free event. There will be spo...
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How did an alligator end up in Utah Lake? 13.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A man angling for catfish on Utah Lake last weekend with his 8-year-old daughter instead caught a four-foot alligator, a tropical predator that has no business in Utah, at least outside a zoo. Neal, who asked that only his first name be used, kept the reptile in a cooler and took it to the home of his in-laws, Max and Whitney Powers of Provo. Dubbed “Alli” by the man’s daughter, the gator on Wednesday was basking in a pond in the Powers’ fenced yard, while the Utah Division of Wildlife Resource...
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Black bear euthanized after biting man in eastern Utah 12.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Wildlife officials euthanized a black bear after it bit a camper in eastern Utah on July 4. The man had been camping without a tent in Desolation Canyon and woke up with his head in the bear’s mouth, according to Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) spokeswoman Robin Cahoon. He was on a rafting trip with seven others, and the campers drove away the bear, Cahoon said. He suffered minor injuries and drove himself out of the canyon to get medical attention. No one else was hurt. The man is from Ca... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah wildlife officials bust myths and fears about bats 11.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bats are among nature’s most interesting creatures. And also one of the more misunderstood. The Division of Wildlife Resources is doing its best to educate Utahns on the value of state’s 18 species of the flying mammal. There is apparently plenty of interest. Members of the public quickly gobbled up all 15 spots available for a July 18 event called Meet the Bats Night in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, one in an ongoing series of wildlife educational events offered by the DWR. The agency will ne...
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Utah Lake still open for boating, but people and pets should beware toxic algae in certain areas 8.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Health warnings related to a toxic algal bloom on Utah Lake remain in effect this weekend — though residents are getting mixed messages from government officials as to what that means. Aislynn Tolman-Hill, a public information officer with the Utah County Health Department, said the bloom does not appear to have changed significantly from last week. The department is waiting for more data, she said, before modifying its stances on health warnings. The agency is “having trouble” getting water sam...
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State, health department send mixed messages on the safety of Utah Lake’s algal bloom 8.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Health warnings related to a toxic algal bloom on Utah Lake remain in effect this weekend — though residents are getting mixed messages from government officials as to what that means. Aislynn Tolman-Hill, a public information officer with the Utah County Health Department, said the bloom does not appear to have changed significantly from last week. The department is waiting for more data, she said, before modifying its stances on health warnings. The agency is “having trouble” getting water sam... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Permit deadline nearing for Utah hunts on tundra swan, three other species 7.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
While hunting most upland game species in Utah requires only a combination or small-game license, four of the state’s species require a permit. And the deadline to apply for one of those permits is quickly approaching. Permits are required to hunt tundra swan, sharp-tailed grouse, greater sage grouse and sandhill cranes. Applications for those four species must be in no later than 11 p.m. on July 20. To apply, visit www.wildlife.utah.gov. For questions, call 800-221-0659 or contact a DWR office....
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Algal bloom spreads on Utah Lake; holiday boaters warned to steer clear of scummy water 2.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
While boaters are still welcome to enter Utah Lake heading into the busy Fourth of July weekend, weather conditions and the presence of harmful bacteria in the water have teed up the possibility of an explosion in algae that could force closures. The Department of Environmental Quality is awaiting test results that will show whether the bloom contains harmful cyanotoxins. The presence of a bloom in the lake’s southern end at Provo Bay prompted the Utah County Health Department to issue warnings ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Victim in fatal Sevier County crash identified as Utah fish hatchery specialist 29.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources confirmed Wednesday that one of its employees had died when his state truck rolled and crashed in the central Utah town of Sigurd. The victim was identified as Jared Baker, a fish hatchery specialist. Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis said Baker was the only occupant of the truck when it went off the east side of State Road 24 near 1200 North, apparently overcorrected and flipped, landing on the vehicle’s cab about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. DWR spokeswoman Robi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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