Clean air advocates say Utahns should be able to use public transportation for free on days when the air quality is unhealthy, but transit officials worry about whether it will work and who would cover the cost. KCPW’s Jessica Gail reports.
A long-term controversy is getting rigorous law enforcement attention beginning tomorrow. Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says there’s a lot of confusion surrounding policies at Parley’s Historic Nature Park. Now, he hopes to clear some of that up over the next 90 days through the “care and share” program.
After venting his frustration over a new federal wilderness policy, Governor Gary Herbert will hold a public meeting with Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey this Friday. Herbert’s Deputy Chief of Staff Ally Isom says he wants to know more about the implications.
The first winter inversion of the new year has settled in along the Wasatch Front, bringing with it red air quality conditions in the Salt Lake Valley. And according to National Weather Service meteorologist Glen Merrill, relief won’t come until the weekend.
In a display of support for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, the city council decided last night not to override his veto of the Parley’s Historic Nature Park management plan in a two-to-five vote. Two of the four council members who originally supported the plan voted against the override, including Stan Penfold.