User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: River Systems :: Green River
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Oil leases in Utah's scenic Nine Mile Canyon will be up for bid in BLM's first online auction 1.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Bureau of Land Management’s latest offerings for oil and gas leases include parcels in Nine Mile Canyon, spurring protests from several groups that say inviting yet more development there conflicts with proper stewardship of the ancient rock art that abounds along the canyon walls. The federal agency was also lambasted from the opposite direction by state officials who say the BLM is not offering enough parcels for lease in defiance of its multiple-use mission and its own area management p...
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Nuke proponents seeking new deal with two Utah water districts 21.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
One selling point for the proposed Green River nuclear power plant has been the project’s promise to inject a hearty revenue stream into two cash-strapped southern Utah water districts and help defray costs associated with another grand proposal, the Lake Powell Pipeline. Yet two months after “pre-operational” payments were due to the San Juan and Kane county water conservancy districts, Blue Castle Holdings has yet to hand over the money and now is renegotiating its financial obligations, which...
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Utah forecast: Valley rain, mountain snow usher in the new work week 21.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Mountain snow and valley rains gave northern Utahns a cold, drizzly welcome to the new work week. The National Weather Service put the state’s Wasatch, central and southern mountain spine under a Winter Weather Advisory Monday morning and extending through 10 a.m. Tuesday. Snow accumulations of up to 10 inches were expected. A full-fledged Winter Storm Warning was issued for pockets of eastern Utah, primarily northeast of Green River and a swath of the region stretching from Moab through Montice... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah counties seeking to give money to restore busted Colorado swinging bridge 15.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Two years ago, a wayward ranch hand drove a tractor onto the historic suspension bridge crossing the Green River at Browns Park. His journey to the other side was cut short when the overweight vehicle punched through the wooden decking. No one has driven across the 62-year-old structure since, disrupting mobility in this remote northwest corner of Colorado and cutting it off from the Uinta Basin in Utah. Colorado officials have developed a $1.5 million fix for the Browns Park Swinging Bridge, an... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Want to cut a Christmas tree? Here is where and how 8.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As Thanksgiving and Christmas approaches, hundreds of Utah outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the tradition of cutting their own Christmas tree on public lands. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management having been busy releasing information on how and when to obtain permits throughout the state. The forest service reminds those participating that trees must always be cut close to the ground, leaving the stump no higher than six inches. A shovel to dig through snow to reach the base of the t...
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'Family farm' has spent millions buying acres of state land for unknown purpose 6.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
What does a company calling itself a “family farm” want with 391 unwatered acres of sandstone on Comb Ridge and many other Utah state trust parcels that have gone on the block in twice-yearly auctions? That’s a question swirling around recent sales of state trust lands in scenic spots to a business entity launched by Utah air-ambulance entrepreneur Joe Hunt. Half the holdings the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) has auctioned since 2014 have gone to the same buyer... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Fishing in Northwest Colorado is great fall fun 3.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Big game hunting usually grabs the headlines in Northwest Colorado this time of year, however fall fishing is also fantastic. “Fishing in the fall tends to be overlooked, but it can be one of the best times to enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado,” wrote Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Northwest Region Senior Aquatic Biologist Lori Martin in an email. “There are 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs to choose from (throughout Colorado),” reports the CPW website. Wet a line in these waters for some fall fishing fun: • The Yampa and Green Rivers hold a large number of species including four endangered fish species — the Razorback Sucker, Humpback Chub, Colorado Pikeminnow, and Bonytail — that must be released alive if caught. • Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Wyman Living History Museum ponds offer fishing for children, adults with disabilities and seniors. • Freeman Reservoir is a great place to take kids fishing for trout. • Elkhead Reservoir offers fishing for Northern Pike, ...
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Expect liberalized big game hunts in 2017 3.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As Utah’s fall big game hunts wind down, biologists are already planning for the 2017 hunts. The Division of Wildlife Resources is recommending additional management buck deer hunts on the famed Henry Mountains hunting unit, a first-ever mountain goat hunt on Mount Dutton and more chances to hunt deer with muzzleloaders after the general rifle hunt is over. Biologists are recommending discontinuing the late-season limited entry muzzleloader deer hunt on the Plateau, Boulder/Karporowitz unit beca... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah Hike of the Week: Black Dragon Canyon on the San Rafael Swell 27.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Directions • From the town of Green River, take Interstate 70 west for 13.2 miles. On the north side of the interstate, just a few feet beyond mile marker 147, look for a turnoff in front of a livestock gate. (You can set your GPS for 38.925223, -110.416902.) Open the livestock gate and then close it behind you. Continue driving on the main sandy road north a few tenths of a mile and turn west at the sign for Black Dragon Canyon, also known as Black Dragon Wash. Follow the road into the canyon ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah forecast: Frosty dawns, warm afternoons -- Wasatch autumn 20.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Near freezing dawns, springlike afternoons, and all with a leafy carpet of gold, orange and crimson; there’s your mid-autumn, week-ending Wasatch Front forecast. Thursday’s thermometers dipped into mid-30s in northern Utah’s valleys just before sunrise, and readings were even lower in the mountains — Alta recorded 23 degrees overnight, while Wanship and Randolph came in with shivering marks of 25 and 26. Indeed, several pockets of the state — Utah County, the western Uintas, Green River, Moab an...
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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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