Utah ski resorts giddy over Olympic bid, worried by DUI law

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Utah ski officials kick off the new season energized by the growing possibility of another Winter...


Man convicted in 2007 murder of prison guard loses appeal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has denied a request by a man convicted of killing a prison guard in 2007 to withdraw his guilty plea. In a ruling Wednesday, the court rebuffed the argument by the 38-year-old Curtis Allgier that he received inefficient help from his attorneys when he...


Man arrested after posing nude on Utah bridge, police say

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A man is under arrest after police say he was caught posing nude for a woman photographing him on a Utah bridge. The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reports the couple apparently decided to take advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures and stage a photo shoot on a railroad bridge...


Deer hunting limited in Western US states after tough winter

Hard Winter Hunting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming’s western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their size and impressive antlers. But unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the...


Woman wants charge of killing twin in cliff crash dismissed

Maui Cliff Crash Twins

HONOLULU (AP) — A murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister should be dismissed because prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her, a defense attorney said. Authorities described the 2016 crash as a hair-...


EPA's work on Navajo Nation uranium sites under review

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A federal watchdog says it will review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to clean up abandoned uranium sites on the Navajo Nation. The EPA received funding in 2015 from a $1 billion settlement to address 50 sites in northeastern Arizona. The sites were run...


Orem students make princess wigs for girls battling cancer

PROVO, Utah (AP) — It’s hard to feel like a princess when you have no hair. Students at the Lumen Scholar Institute in Orem want little girls struggling with cancer to feel like princesses. After two months of preparation, they gathered last week at the school to assemble 91 unique yarn wigs to...


Man's guilty plea upheld in 2009 murder of BYU professor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a man convicted of killing a retired Brigham Young University professor in 2009 to withdraw his guilty plea. The justices said in a ruling issued Wednesday that 30-year-old Benjamin Rettig’s guilty plea will stand despite his...


Northwest tree shortage leads to Christmas conundrum in Utah

Christmas Tree Shortage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah families looking for a fresh-cut Christmas tree might come up short because fewer conifers are available in the Pacific Northwest this year. The shortage involves the Great Recession, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday. Joe Shadle, owner of J&T Trees in Utah, said it...


Training run canceled at Lake Louise ahead of men's downhill

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Training for the men’s World Cup skiing stop at Lake Louise was canceled for a second straight day. The runs were called off Thursday because of rain and temperatures above freezing. Training was canceled Wednesday after warm temperatures after a heavy snowfall made the...


Utah lawmakers worried about logjam of proposals

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Utah state legislative leaders are considering creating rules to reduce the logjam of legislative proposals submitted by lawmakers before the session even starts.

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