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DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks.

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Utah’s heritage of pioneering is both noble and unique. Yet when it comes to our collective landscaping choices, many choose to landscape as if they live in New York, Japan or England. The plants chosen to decorate those types of landscapes are usually not well-suited to Utah summers and mak…

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DENVER (AP) — U.S. officials must consider climate change effects from leasing about 250 square miles of public lands in Colorado and Utah for oil and gas drilling, under a federal court ruling issued Wednesday.

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The last sliver of southeastern Utah shown in “moderate drought” status has all but disappeared, according to the most recent map released May 23 by the U.S. Drought Monitor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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UTAH LAKE, Utah (AP) — On a recent visit to Utah Lake’s west shore, Alison Green scrutinized sandstone outcrops, measuring lines chiseled into the stone by ancient hands, then doing her best to replicate them on gridded sheets.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Wednesday he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments that were recommended by his predecessor, but that it’s ultimately up to President Donald Trump.

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The amount of water contained in Utah’s snowpack is 43% higher than normal for this time of year, according to the National Resources Conservation Service’s Utah Water Supply Outlook for April, its final report of the season.

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The Bureau of Land Management led a public auto tour along a National Backcountry Byway that follows the original Promontory Branch north of the Great Salt Lake, on Saturday, May 4, 2019, on the Transcontinental Railroad route. The tour happened just days before the 150th anniversary of the …

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From one side of the Peplin Cut — a canyon-like pass that railroad workers carved through a raised area west of the northern tip of the Great Salt Lake — you can see the valley below, made up of a former lake bed that reaches out to meet the lake’s current edge.

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Hundreds of students and alumni filled Brigham Young University’s Cougar Quad with chants of “hey hey! Ho ho! Bring honor to the H-C-O!” “God forgives me, why can’t you?” and “students made it, we can change it,” Friday afternoon for a sit-in demonstration urging for a reform of the university’s honor code and how it is enforced.

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Utah saw 46% more precipitation than normal in March, contributing to a significantly higher snowpack. Twice as much snowpack had accumulated by April 1 as the same time last year.