U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, announced on Thursday that he had launched a bipartisan caucus in order to “unify energy storage efforts and initiatives and advance energy storage through legislation and advocacy.”
A handful of Utah government and water officials, including Gov. Spencer Cox, spoke on Thursday about the state’s ongoing drought and ways that state agencies can conserve water throughout the rest of the summer.
ANTELOPE ISLAND — Wildlife biologists plan to fly in water for the fledgling herd of transplanted bighorn sheep on drought-stricken Antelope Island, just as the surrounding Great Salt Lake has shrunk to a record low.
PLEASANT VIEW — Pleasant View City has joined a chorus the includes many other governments across the state formally asking residents to reduce water usage and warning of increased punitive measures for those who don’t.
Editor’s note: The following story was supported by funding from The Water Desk and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with the Standard-Examiner, the Daily Herald, the Herald Journal, The Spectrum and Salt Lake City Weekly.
U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, talked about ways to combat climate change in East Asia and the Pacific during a subcommittee hearing this week.
NORTH OGDEN — Robert Bolar is willing to sacrifice his yard for a greater good.
NORTH OGDEN — North Ogden leaders have started putting a focus on safeguarding drinking water, not just secondary water, used to feed lawns.
The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several others explain why it got this bad.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox gave an update on the state’s drought and wildfire status on Thursday and encouraged Utahns to not use personal fireworks ahead of the Pioneer Day holiday.
OGDEN — A wildfire burning in Ogden Canyon on Thursday found a ready supply of dry timber, a dangerous symptom of the drought, a state official said.
During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the golf industry experienced a surge in business it had desperately needed for years.
OGDEN — Ogden City is moving forward with its involvement in Utah’s Community Renewable Energy program.
OGDEN — While the greater Ogden area might not be Utah County’s Silicon Slopes, recruiting tech companies and the typically high-paying jobs that follow has been a focus of several governments along the northern Wasatch Front, including Ogden City.
OGDEN — After an outcry from the public, the U.S. Forest Service has pulled a proposal to move a helibase for firefighters to a site near the Pineview Reservoir.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base officials say a recently completed clean energy project will help them reach conservation goals as large-scale expansion continues at the installation.
OGDEN — To the extent that it helped accomplish the ultimate goal — an absence of related fires — Ogden’s mayor said the city’s recent ban on fireworks proved to be successful.
SALT LAKE CITY — The silvery blue waters of the Great Salt Lake sprawl across the Utah desert, having covered an area nearly the size of Delaware for much of history. For years, though, the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River has been shrinking. And a drought gripping the Amer…
OGDEN — The City Council is approaching a turning point in its deciding role over whether or not Ogden is to join Utah’s Community Renewable Energy program.
The ongoing drought isn’t just threatening the green of Utah residents’ lawns.
OGDEN — More than a year-and-a-half ago, the Utah Legislature approved a measure that allowed for free fares on public transit during bad air days, under certain conditions.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has a request for Utah residents heading into the 4th of July weekend: Put your fireworks away.
OGDEN — A fierce fire in central Ogden destroyed an apartment building that was taking shape and three adjacent homes Monday and early Tuesday.
OGDEN — Matt Haack isn’t exactly a water cop.
The RaYnbow Collective at Brigham Young University is celebrating Pride Month with a virtual art show Friday through Sunday.
OGDEN — After much discussion and analysis, Ogden City has implemented an outright ban on fireworks and open flames anywhere inside city limits until nearly Thanksgiving.
Northern Utah is hotter than the hinges on the gates of Hades right now — not just the real estate market, which has been hovering in the triple digits for some time, but the actual outside temperature as well. While this is not unusual for Utah to see warm weather in the summer months, this…
LAYTON — State agriculture officials hired a Layton company to spray in Weber, Davis and Salt Lake counties last spring for an invasive pest they want to eradicate from Utah.
U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, announced on Wednesday the formation of the Conservative Climate Caucus, which will offer conservative solutions to climate change and other environmental issues.
OGDEN — Recycling isn’t just about setting aside the empty aluminum cans and cardboard generated in your home.
Utah lawmakers are at odds about whether to hold a special session in order to grant local control over fireworks as the July holidays approach and as the state continues to face extreme drought conditions.
LAYTON — Amid a historic drought year, Layton City is seemingly taking the lead in municipal water conservation.
U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is calling for the creation of a wildfire commission that would review federal wildfire policy and make recommendations to Congress.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s detonation season has started out at the Utah Test and Training Range, which means residents of Northern Utah might hear a sporadic sonic boom or two over the next four months.
FARR WEST — Richard Robinson could only take so much, watching the sprinkler run and run and run in his neighbor’s expansive yard.
U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, introduced a bill this week that would allow for the completion of Utah’s Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force has finished an environmental review of a multibillion-dollar program headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that will replace the entire land-based portion of the U.S. nuclear enterprise.
During Governor Spencer Cox's monthly press conference on Thursday, Cox touched on his want to ban fireworks statewide, his lack of authority to do so, the legislature not wanting to tighten restrictions, and how easy it is to spark a fire in the current drought conditions.
OGDEN — Ogden City is hoping for the best but gearing up for the worst when it comes to the ongoing drought.
Local authorities on Wednesday asked residents to help keep a watchful eye for fires along the area's river trails amid the summer's extreme heat and drought.
OGDEN — Visit Ogden, tasked with promoting travel in Weber County, is teaming with a coalition of mountain towns from across the country to promote responsible tourism.
OGDEN — Ogden City officials say the restrictions they’ve already put in place are the peak of what they can legally do to stop fireworks during the ongoing drought.
HARRISVILLE — As the state and Weber County contend with the ongoing drought, calls to the public in some locales to start watching water consumption are spreading.
With several significant wildfires blazing in Utah and no improvement in drought conditions expected, state officials have imposed new restrictions and cautions on fireworks, campfires, target shooting and agricultural burns.
OGDEN — Members of the Ogden City Council say it’s time to get serious about the ongoing drought — and the body wants to contribute some significant funding to help deal with it.
OGDEN — As extreme drought conditions show little chance of improving in the near term, Ogden City is implementing early and strict restrictions on fireworks and open flames and will begin to fine residents for wasteful water use.
OGDEN — Officials from Pineview Water Systems say if people don’t curb their secondary water usage now, this year’s irrigation season could be cut off as early as August.
Fire officials are deploying all the usual prevention tools to blunt what’s expected to be an especially dangerous 2021 wildfire season, but their appeal for public support is bigger than ever.
HUNTSVILLE — Last summer as the COVID-19 pandemic intensified and worries about contracting the virus put a halt to public activities, many turned to the outdoors.
OGDEN — The head of Northern Utah’s largest water supplier says the state’s ongoing drought is the worst of his multi-decade career, but the five-county region he oversees is not yet to the point of panic.
Did you know that a majority of the water supply we receive in northern Utah comes in the form of snow? This means that lackluster winters result in lackluster spring runoff. Reservoirs used to store water for drinking, irrigation and agriculture suffer as they are unable to fill and recover…