Most Popular - The Salt Lake Tribune http:/// Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Utah Jazz: Lakers beat Jazz as fringe players fight for roster spots <p>Los Angeles • When the Utah Jazz squandered their 22-point first-half lead Sunday night, it likely cost Jack Cooley a coveted chance to get into the game.</p> <p>The Jazz’s 98-91 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Lakers hardly matters to most. But for Cooley and the others who are simply trying to win a spot on the Jazz roster, every minute of playing time is precious.</p> <p>“Really I just want to come in here and give it my a... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:02:37 MDT Waterless subdivision in Saratoga Springs spurs criminal charges <p>In the frenetic market of the mid-2000s, new subdivisions in the Utah County town of Saratoga Springs were popping up like mushrooms after a rain. </p> <p>But now it’s the more sober days of 2014, and Kimberly Bowen, once a successful real estate agent, is facing criminal charges that largely boil down to one thing — a lack of water.</p> <p>Bowen is accused of fraud for neglecting to tell buyers of lots in a Saratoga Springs de... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:32:48 MDT Federal sage-grouse workshop’s access criticized <p>Grand Junction, Colo. • A meeting next week in Fort Collins about the greater sage-grouse has drawn fire from several Western representatives who want to know why public attendance is limited while regulators focus on possible land use issues.</p> <p> The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey are conducting a workshop Wednesday and Thursday to discuss scientific questions about bird populations. Interior Department officia... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:46:22 MDT BYU football: Plenty of blame to go around for Cougars’ collapse (with video) <p>Provo • In the space of about a month, the BYU football team has gone from the best of times to close to the worst of times in the Bronco Mendenhall coaching era.</p> <p>The collapse has been sudden, unexpected and spectacular in its scope.</p> <p>The Cougars have lost three straight games to non-power five opponents, including back-to-back home games for the first time in 10 years, games they were favored to win by 21 and 12 p... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:55:48 MDT With Hayward and Favors watching, Jazz blow big lead in L.A. &lt;freeform&gt;<br/><strong>Los Angeles • Gordon Hayward</strong> called it “a tale of two halves.” Quin Snyder referenced “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”<br/>Sunday night at Staples Center, the Utah Jazz nearly ran the Lakers out of the gym in the first half, building up a 22-point lead. But a third quarter in which the Jazz committed 11 turnovers and were outscored 31-19 flipped the script.<br/>In the end, Utah fell 98-91 and dropped to 4-2 in the exhibition season.<br/>The Jazz played the entire ... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:18:18 MDT Reported ‘Easy Rider’ chopper sells at auction <p>Calabasas, Calif. • A motorcycle reportedly featured in “Easy Rider” has been sold for what auctioneers say was $1.35 million.</p> <p>The Profiles in History auction house did not identify the buyer with Saturday night’s winning bid for the “Captain America” chopper.</p> <p>Spokeswoman Sabrina Propper says bidding was fierce for the Harley-Davidson that the house says was ridden in the 1969 movie.</p> <p>M... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:52:11 MDT Rolly: Wanted: a nifty, nimble ad writer who can juggle, dance and have fun <p class="TEXT_w_Drop_Cap_K">Fusion 360, a Utah advertising firm, recently posted an ad to fill a managing editor position.</p> <p class="TEXT w Indent"> It’s “an extremely fast-paced and far-reaching position,” said the ad. “This talented individual must be able to write, edit, post and proofread quickly and accurately. They will have a journalistic mind and will work together with our digital PR and social media team to monitor and strategically join online conversations.”</p> <p class="TEXT w... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:01:01 MDT Why Dem Robles seeks GOP allies — ‘it gets things done’ <p>When Democratic state Sen. Luz Robles is asked how she would end Washington gridlock if elected to Congress, she points to how she waged the biggest battle of her legislative career: leading opposition to a tough immigration-enforcement bill in 2011.</p> <p>A GOP-friendlier compromise package passed instead.</p> <p>That came after Robles reached across party lines to form alliances with key conservatives to craft alternatives. ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:01:01 MDT Jazz Notes: Lakers’ Nash a model for Jazz’s Burke <p>Los Angeles • Neither Steve Nash nor Trey Burke suited up Sunday night at Staples Center.</p> <p>For the 40-year-old Nash, injuries have kept him off the court with frequency the last two years. For the youngster Burke, it was simply a deserved rest in the preseason.</p> <p>The two point guards are at opposite ends of their careers. But Jazz coach Quin Snyder said this week, he’d like to see his young floor general look to Nash... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:18:06 MDT Homeless in Salt Lake City: ‘I like living outside’ <p>Eugene Schwarz would rather sleep outside. </p> <p> The 50-year-old veteran camps in the foothills south of Salt Lake City, where mice nibble on his Latin dictionary and Agatha Christie novels. </p> <p>A few other pests come by: Boys from the neighborhood over the ridge occasionally steal the paints for his model bomber airplane. And hikers pass through every now and then.</p> <p>But Schwarz, a New ... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:47:22 MDT