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Utah lawmakers say no to full fireworks ban, despite drought

SALT LAKE CITY — Republican state leaders are not currently planning to seek an all-out fireworks ban.Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers <a href="https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/utah-legislative-leaders-wont-back-all-out-fireworks-ban" ...

Cox’s aim to ban fireworks fizzles in legislature

During Gov. 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.The governor reportedly ...

Biologists try to protect bats from deadly fungus in Utah

ST. GEORGE (AP) — When bats come to mind, people generally think of horror movies and vampires, but bats actually play an important role in the ecosystem. But they’re in danger.White nose syndrome, WNS, was discovered in New York in 2006 and has been affecting the U.S. and Canadian bat ...

Fireworks, campfires, target shooting restrictions expanded as wildfires rage

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.The state forester and the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands ...

Ogden City Council pushing idea to spend $1M on water conservation program

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.During a Tuesday work session, the council discussed allocating money to some type of beefed up water ...