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Cox, mayors throw cold water on personal fireworks for 4th

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has a request for Utah residents heading into the 4th of July weekend: Put your fireworks away.The governor made his request during a press conference on Wednesday, where he stood alongside more than 30 Utah city mayors, council members and other local leaders.At the ...

Drought woes in dry US West raise July 4 fireworks fears

SALT LAKE CITY — Many Americans aching for normalcy as pandemic restrictions end are looking forward to traditional Fourth of July fireworks. But with a historic drought in the U.S. West and fears of another devastating wildfire season, officials are canceling displays, passing bans on ...

Zion rangers warn of heat, toxic bacteria, rescue need

SPRINGDALE (AP) — With the ongoing drought and summer temperatures spiking to record highs, Zion National Park is asking visitors to be diligent about heat-related illnesses as search and rescue operations spike.During a Tuesday press event, Zion’s Chief Ranger Daniel Fagergren said there ...

Ogden officials keep busy responding to reports of water waste

OGDEN — Matt Haack isn’t exactly a water cop.But when someone reports suspected water waste or a violation of the city’s water-use guidelines, he, as Ogden’s water conservation coordinator, usually is called on to respond. Lately, he’s been busy.Reports of water misdeeds, he said, are ...

High court expands eligibility for Clean Air Act exemption

WASHINGTON — The <a href="https://apnews.com/hub/us-supreme-court">Supreme Court</a> on Friday said an expanded number of small refineries can seek an exemption from certain renewable fuel requirements.The high court <a ...

Utah ag officials target Japanese beetle in Weber, Davis counties and elsewhere

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.Now they’ll be watching, crossing their fingers that they’ve got the Japanese beetle population under control or at ...

John Curtis leads Republicans in launch of Conservative Climate Caucus

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.Standing outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning with a half dozen of his GOP colleagues, Curtis ...

Private recyclers prodding Ogden businesses to recycle glass, food scraps

OGDEN — Recycling isn’t just about setting aside the empty aluminum cans and cardboard generated in your home.Restaurants can do their part, and a pair of private recyclers are reaching out, hoping to get Ogden-area entrepreneurs to keep the empty bottles and food scraps they generate out ...