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Feds Tell Herbert No Canyonlands Monument Planned

(KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he has assurance from the Secretary of the Interior that no new federal monument will be created in Utah. The governor, recently back from a trip to Washington, DC, spoke with various officials from the Obama Administration last week on issues ranging from healthcare to public lands. He […]

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Salt Lake City Stakes Claim as “Ski City USA”

(KCPW News) Utah is already well-known for its outdoor adventure industry. Between a tourism campaign promising “Life Elevated” to its claim of the “Greatest Snow on Earth,” Utah places a high priority on bringing outside dollars into the local economy. On Tuesday, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and other officials added their own rebranding […]

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The Rundown: From Nuisance to Resource – Reconsidering Stormwater

Today on the show, water managers in Utah are considering new practices for reducing the pollution from stormwater, while looking at stormwater runoff as a resource that could help replenish parched lands. That, your top local headlines and a preview of tomorrow’s interim committee meetings at the Utah State Legislature. Podcast: Play in new window […]

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The Rundown: Mountain Accord Program Manager Laynee Jones on Planning

Today on the show we’re joined by Laynee Jones, Program Manager for a multi-party, collaborative effort to try to plan the future of the Central Wasatch Mountains called the Mountain Accord. Plus your top local headlines and more. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (41.5MB)

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Autopsy, Witnesses Raise Questions about Police Shooting in Saratoga Springs

(KCPW News) Last Wednesday, Saratoga Springs police officers responded to reports that a man, later identified as 22-year-old Darrien Hunt, was wielding a samurai-style sword in public. After an encounter with police, Hunt was shot and killed when he allegedly “lunged” towards the officers with his sword. But an independent autopsy performed at the behest of Hunt’s family […]

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