National Park Service proposes fee increase at Golden Spike Historic Site

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The National Park Service wants to hear from you about proposed entrance fee hikes at Golden Spike National Historic Site.


Out Standing in a Field podcast: Dino discoveries around Utah

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Utah is currently in a dinosaur discovery boom. Find out why and learn about some of the discoveries being made on the Standard-Examiner’s podcast.


Trump signs proclamation to scale back 2 national monuments


Trump signs proclamations to scale back Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments in Utah.


Monuments being reduced hold cliff dwellings, scenic cliffs

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Two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump significantly reduced include ancient cliff dwellings and scenic canyons as well as areas that could be used for energy development.


Despite record warm November, inversion pollution builds in Northern Utah

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November 2017’s average daily temperature was 47.8 degrees, compared to the month’s 30-year average of 40.0 degrees.


3 Riverdale homes under mandatory evacuation as land continues to crumble below

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Three homes are currently under mandatory evacuations, and more could come in the near future.


State, federal engineers work to upgrade safety of Utah's aging dams

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Thousands of dams support life and agriculture in Utah, including some you might not see. 


Open meetings laws broken by board considering ATVs on Antelope Island

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The Utah Board of Parks and Recreation hasn’t been following Utah government transparency laws for at least three years. The violations were noticed after opposition to the possibility of allowing off-road vehicles on Antelope Island.


In wake of Supreme Court's Weber River decision, stream access advocates urge patience

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The recent ruling could have ripple effects on the entire river and beyond.


Utah Supreme Court rules in favor of stream access on Weber River

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The decision may settle a nearly 20-year dispute between private landowners and recreation advocates.

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