User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: River Systems :: Green River
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Plan puts new attention on Old Spanish Trail 16.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
For two decades before Mormon pioneers arrived in lands that would become Utah, European traders and migrants traveled across what was then Mexican territory on trails connecting the Spanish settlements of Santa Fe and Los Angeles. These travelers followed rivers, Indian routes and trails blazed by Spanish explorers. Long pack trains of mules bore woven goods and information between these two far-flung outposts, separated by rugged desert and canyon country occupied by Navajo, Ute, Paiute and ot...
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Goblin Valley gets dark sky designation 7.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Goblin Valley seems like a natural place to be designated as an International Dark Sky Park. The Emery County state park is miles from the nearest city, which is tiny Hanksville. It is the second Utah State Park to earn the designation from the International Dark Sky Association after Dead Horse Point. That association is a Tucson-based non-profit dedicated to the protection of night skies for future generations. Goblin Valley was established at a state park in 1964 and located off State Highway... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Wildfire burns in Dinosaur National Monument; Green River campground closed 2.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A wildfire in the Dinosaur National Monument burned at least 40 acres Thursday and crews are working to contain the fire.
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Crews work to extinguish blaze on Utah side of Dinosaur National Monument 2.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Crews battled a large brush fire on the Utah side of Dinosaur National Monument on Thursday evening. The 40-acre blaze, which started about 4:30 p.m., burned in the grass and sagebrush of the monument, which straddles the Utah-Colorado border, near the Green River. The cause is under investigation, according to a news release from monument officials. Responders evacuated the Green River Campground, which will remain closed until Friday morning. The route through the monument, Blue Mountain Roa... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Friends of the Yampa: Colorado’s Water Plan will keep the Yampa mighty 26.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa River is one of Northwest Colorado’s most prized natural features. It serves as a recreational, agricultural and economic resource for thousands of people each year, and a boon to numerous local businesses that line the Yampa River from its headwaters in the Flat Top Mountains to its confluence with the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. But this river holds value to so many outside our community as well, because of its unique primitivity. It is considered the last major wild river in the seven-state Colorado River basin due to its natural hydrograph, and one of the few remaining in all of the West. For more than 30 years, Friends of the Yampa and others have worked fiercely to defend this jewel of the Western Slope but with Colorado’s mushrooming population, the Yampa is on red alert. However, the Colorado Water Conservation Board established a plan late last year that outlines how the state can conserve our water supply and sustainably manage our rivers. With this road map in place, ...
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Utah forecast: Thunder without rain, winds and dry conditions mean wildfire danger 18.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The poet T.S. Eliot once lamented, “There is not even silence in the mountains, but dry sterile thunder without rain.” Welcome to Utah’s week-ending weather, a forecast of thunderstorms, gusty winds and nary a drop of rain to slake the thirst of the state’s parched high deserts, valleys and forests. Those conditions, along with continuing hot temperatures, prompted the National Weather Service to place the central core of the state under a Red Flag Warning for elevated wildfire danger. From Neph... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Editorial: Green River nuclear plant is looking like a tough sell 13.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Environmentalists this week dropped their legal battle to kill a nuclear power plant in southeastern Utah. They didn’t change their minds about the plant. They just think it will die without their help, and it’s hard to disagree. It was always a long shot when Blue Castle Holdings announced with some fanfare years ago that it had a plan for a fission plant near the Green River in Emery County. The plant would need a lot of water from the river for cooling, so Blue Castle negotiated to buy wate... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Environmental groups drop legal fight over water transfers for Utah nuclear project 11.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
After a string of legal setbacks, environmental groups opposed to a proposed Utah nuclear power project announced Wednesday they are abandoning their legal challenge to the massive transfer of water rights necessary to operate the two-unit generating station envisioned for Green River. But while they are conceding the water question, HEAL Utah and its allies they are not throwing in the towel in the fight against Blue Castle Holdings’ plans, which they say are stalled and short on funds. “Blue C...
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Kirby: If I can be a Mormon deacon, so can a girl 7.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Catholic Church may one day have female deacons. Pope Francis — whom I do not know personally — has instructed a commission to investigate the possibility of ordaining Catholic women to that role. No decision has been made yet. That’s really a job for a newspaper columnist. We make important decisions all the time, most of which are routinely ignored. It doesn’t seem to stop us from making them, though. My personal position on ordaining Catholic women as deacons is the same as it is for ord...
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Utah forecast: Excessive heat spell ends, but flash flood danger rises 3.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As Utahns sweltered through a prolonged spell of triple-digit heat, likely there were prayers of sweaty exasperation, demanding heaven’s rain. Well, be careful what you pray for, brothers and sisters. While temperatures along the Wasatch Front will slip into the upper-80s and low-90s as work week winds down due to increasing cloud cover and isolated rain showers, southern Utahns face the potential for flooding. The southern third of the state was under a Flash Flood Watch from noon Wednesday thr... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Colorado man dies in I-70 crash east of Green River 28.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A Colorado man died from injuries sustained in a collision Wednesday night on Interstate 70, about 35 miles east of Green River. The Utah Highway Patrol said that Edward Lyman, 19, of Clifton, Colo., was eastbound about 6:30 p.m., traveling at slow speed in the outside, right lane when he attempted to make turn into a freeway turnaround. His 1991 Chevrolet Beretta was hit broadside by a Hyundai Sonata in the eastbound, inside left lane. Two women, also from Colorado, were in the Hyundai and esca... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah court ruling kills environmentalists' appeal, OKs Green River nuclear plant 23.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A court ruling, unless appealed, has removed the final state hurdle for a Utah company planning to build a nuclear power plant near Green River, putting the fate of the $20 billion project in the hands of federal regulators. The Utah Court of Appeals affirmed Thursday an earlier court ruling allowing Blue Castle Holdings’ plan for a nuclear site in Emery County to continue. The unanimous opinion affirms the 7th District Court’s 2013 ruling that the company’s bid would not overly tax the river by...
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Utah Court of Appeals to allow nuclear power plant on Green River 22.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Green River may soon be the home of a nuclear power plant following a court ruling upholding a Utah energy company’s proposal. The Utah Court of Appeals affirmed Thursday an earlier court ruling allowing Blue Castle Holdings’ plan for a nuclear site in Emery County to continue. The unanimous opinion affirms the 7th District Court’s 2013 ruling that the company’s bid would not overly tax the river by diverting water to cool a pair of nuclear reactors. The decision nullifies an appeal from th... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Woman dies in cliff fall during rafting trip in Dinosaur National Monument 21.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A 73-year-old woman died this week when she fell off a cliff while on a private rafting trip on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado, the National Park Service reported. The body of the woman, whose name was being withheld until family members have been notified, was recovered Tuesday. Monument staff were notified at about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday that a member of the rafting party had fallen from a 120-foot-tall cliff sometime during the night, according to a news release. The g...
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Woman falls to her death in Dinosaur National Monument 20.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Earlier this week, a 73-year-old female died after falling off a 120-foot cliff at the Wade Curtis River Campsite on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument, according to a news release. National Park Service rangers and an investigator from the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body on Tuesday. At approximately 11:41 a.m. on Tuesday, monument staff received notification that a member of a private rafting trip had fallen sometime during the night, according to the news release. According to the reporting party, the group launched on Monday at the Green River from Gates of Lodore and rafted roughly 2.5 miles before setting up camp for the night at the river campsite. Sometime during the night or early morning, the victim is believed to have climbed a slope to the west of the campsite and then fell off the cliff. The victim was found Tuesday morning, the news release states. A member of the trip rowed the 2.5 miles upriver to report the fatality. Cell phone reception is not available in ...
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73-year-old woman dies after 120-foot fall off cliff at Dinosaur National Monument 20.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Authorities say they have recovered the body of a 73-year-old woman who apparently fell late Monday or early Tuesday from a 120-foot cliff in Dinosaur National Monument.
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Utah forecast: Hot, dry weather persists; wildfire danger rises in Uintah Basin 6.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A hot, dry spell will continue to reign over Utah through the remainder of the work week, and especially parched conditions brought extreme wildfire danger to the state’s northeastern high deserts. A Red Flag Warning was in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday for the western Uintah Basin and Tavaputs Plateau, an area ranging from Vernal and Duchesne to just north of Green River. The National Weather Service noted that relative humidity in the region was around 10 percent, and forecasters worried that... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah woman dies in Emery County crash 3.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A 23-year-old woman is dead after a crash in Emery County on Friday night. Cali Trunnell, from Paradise, Utah, was traveling east on State Road 6 behind an SUV about four miles west of the Green River, according to a news release from Utah Highway Patrol. The left rear tire fell off the SUV and rolled into the westbound lanes about 8:45 p.m. A pick-up truck driving west swerved to miss the wheel and veered into eastbound traffic near mile marker 298. The 45-year-old driver of the truck struck ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah forecast: Little rain, or heat relief expected as thunderstorms roll in 29.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Unfazed by dry thunderstorms moving into the region, much of Utah was under a Red Flag Warning as lingering hot weather, gusty winds and desiccated rangelands and forests combined for extreme wildfire danger. The warning — encompassing the western third of the state, and an east-central core stretching from Duchesne, Price and Green River south to Zion National Park and the Arizona border — was to expire 10 p.m. Wednesday, though chances were good that wildfire dangers will remain high the rest ...
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Body of rafter in Dinosaur National Monument recovered 28.6.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The body of the 62-year-old rafter who went missing on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument on Friday was recovered Sunday night, according to national park officials. Sandra Wolder, of Aurora, was trapped underwater “in the roots of a large downed tree in the river,” stated a news release from the National Park Service. Her body was finally recovered at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. “Because of high water levels and the large number of obstacles in the river, retrieval required extensive safety precautions for the rescuers,” stated the release. On Monday morning, the rescue team transported the victim by raft to Echo Park for transfer to the Moffat County Coroner. Dinosaur National Monument spans across two states in the northwest corner of Colorado and near Vernal, Utah. On Friday, search and rescue staff from the National Park Service, Moffat County Sheriff's Office and a commercial outfitter responded to a report of a missing rafter at Disaster Falls on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. A ...
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