BUREAU - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BUREAU News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220549-68/cave-meachen-scientists-bones.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220549-68/cave-meachen-scientists-bones.html.csp">Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T12:42:02.56-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 12:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cheyenne, Wyo. • For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming is 85 feet deep and almost impossible to see until you’re standing right next to it. Over tens of thousands of years, many, many animals — including now-extinct mammoths, short-faced bears, Americ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58220549@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:42:02 MDT Rep. Horsford: Nevada burned by the rants of hotheads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58205769-82/bundy-media-ranch-bureau.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58205769-82/bundy-media-ranch-bureau.html.csp">Rep. Horsford: Nevada burned by the rants of hotheads</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steven Horsford</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:12:15.543-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It has been more than three months since my constituents in Bunkerville, Nev., had their lives turned upside down by the standoff at the Bundy ranch. Although Bunkerville (population 1,300) is no longer in the media spotlight, life there has not returned to normal. The militia presence may have dwindled, but a sense of chaos and uncertainty lingers in my state and the broader American West. When news of a rebellious rancher facing off with federal agents broke in April, conservative media and po...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58205769@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:12:15 MDT Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198733-79/oil-energy-offshore-cannons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198733-79/oil-energy-offshore-cannons.html.csp">Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON DEAREN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 02:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Augustine Beach, Fla. • The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact as well as the long-term implications of oil development. The cannons fill waters shared by whales and turtles with soun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581987332014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198733@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:18:02 MDT Feds looking to air consumer finance complaints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191997-79/consumer-consumers-complaints-bureau.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191997-79/consumer-consumers-complaints-bureau.html.csp">Feds looking to air consumer finance complaints</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEFF HORWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T18:11:01.719-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has heard from hundreds of thousands of consumers who feel wronged by banks and finance companies. Now the agency wants the public to hear from those consumers too. On Wednesday, the bureau proposed allowing consumers to publish online the details of their complaints against lenders and financial service providers. Those narratives would augment the bureau’s consumer complaint database, which lists complaints about checking accounts, credit c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581919972014-07-16T18:11:01.719-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T18:11:01.719-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191997@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:11:01 MDT BLM to remove fewer mustangs across Utah, the West http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58179957-78/bureau-horses-mustangs-wild.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58179957-78/bureau-horses-mustangs-wild.html.csp">BLM to remove fewer mustangs across Utah, the West</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN GRIFFITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T21:58:08.138-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from the range in Utah and across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens. Under its roundup schedule announced this week, the bureau plans to gather 2,400 of the animals through the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. All but 215 of them will be horses. Plans call for removal of 1,535 horses in Wyoming, 285 in Nevada, 200 in Utah, 75 in Oregon, 50 in California and 3...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581799572014-07-13T21:58:08.138-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T21:58:08.138-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58179957@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:58:08 MDT Lake Mead water level drops to new low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58162660-68/level-lake-1082-bureau.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58162660-68/level-lake-1082-bureau.html.csp">Lake Mead water level drops to new low</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T19:47:21.5-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 07:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • Drought in the southwestern U.S is depleting Lake Mead on the Colorado River to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir was filled in the 1930s. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials in Nevada said Tuesday the water level at the reservoir serving Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles will drop this week and should be about 1,080 feet above sea level by November. That will be below the nearly 1,082 feet recorded in November 2010 and also below the 1,083 feet in Ap...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58162660@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:47:21 MDT Sheriff, feds: Rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58154102-68/bundy-bureau-sheriff-gillespie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58154102-68/bundy-bureau-sheriff-gillespie.html.csp">Sheriff, feds: Rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN GRIFFITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T21:07:34.366-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 09:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff’s position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency. Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Bundy crossed the line when he allowed states’ rights supporters, including self-proclaimed militia members, onto his property to aim guns at police. “If you step over that line, there are consequences to those actions,” Gill...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581541022014-07-06T21:07:34.366-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T21:07:34.366-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154102@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:07:34 MDT BLM: Rancher must be held accountable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152952-68/bundy-blm-gillespie-bureau.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152952-68/bundy-blm-gillespie-bureau.html.csp">BLM: Rancher must be held accountable</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T21:49:02.377-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 09:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff’s position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency. Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Bundy crossed the line when he allowed states’ rights supporters, including self-proclaimed militia members, onto his property to aim guns at police. “If you step over that line, there are consequences to those actions,” Gil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581529522014-07-05T21:49:02.377-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-05T21:49:02.377-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58152952@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:49:02 MDT Rampell: ‘Starving the beast’ doesn’t fix the IRS http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58141562-82/irs-tax-budget-agency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58141562-82/irs-tax-budget-agency.html.csp">Rampell: ‘Starving the beast’ doesn’t fix the IRS</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T11:15:09.565-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 11:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretty much everyone hates the Internal Revenue Service. And I realize this is an especially strange time to stick up for the agency, given the suspicious disappearance of a few thousand key emails that Congress wants to see. But right now, the IRS desperately needs a champion. Our country’s fiscal future — not to mention taxpayers’ collective mental health — depends on it. For several years, the IRS has been laboring under more expensive mandates but with fewer resources. Since 2010, when Congr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58141562@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:15:09 MDT Editorial: U.S. must do a better job of inspecting oil wells http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58085182-82/oil-wells-agencies-blm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58085182-82/oil-wells-agencies-blm.html.csp">Editorial: U.S. must do a better job of inspecting oil wells</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T11:21:30.17-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It makes no difference whether petroleum is destined to fire our industry, power our cars and heat our homes for the next 500 years, or become the next generation’s what-were-they-thinking relic. Oil wells are still dirty and need to be aggressively inspected by the relevant government agencies. Which is why it was particularly bad news to learn recently that most of the oil wells and drilling sites operating on federal land in Utah have not been inspected. Worse, two-thirds of the wells design...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58085182@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:21:30 MDT Cepeda: How should we speak English? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58073201-82/english-speak-language-speaking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58073201-82/english-speak-language-speaking.html.csp">Cepeda: How should we speak English?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T13:37:50.667-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 01:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • How well should residents of the United States speak English? That’s a tough question, one to which few social scientists have paid much attention. Probably because it’s widely understood that speaking fluently enough to communicate basic ideas — and understand spoken and written communications — is usually good enough in nearly all facets of life. But that’s as close as we’ll get to a general agreement on what it means to speak “acceptable” English in this country. The variations were...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073201@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:37:50 MDT New, wind-whipped wildfire burning near Dugway Proving Ground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58056156-78/fire-dugway-wednesday-blaze.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58056156-78/fire-dugway-wednesday-blaze.html.csp">New, wind-whipped wildfire burning near Dugway Proving Ground</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T20:21:56.858-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 08:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A fresh, wind-whipped wildfire erupted near the southern border of Dugway Proving Ground late Wednesday morning, consuming 1,500 acres by evening. “The wind really kicked up out there and it took off,” Tooele County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Miller said Wednesday morning. The blaze, dubbed the Pony Fire, was 40 percent contained by about 6 p.m.. The fire, on tinder-dry expanses of cheatgrass and juniper, was generally near the foot of Simpson Mountain and on Bureau of Land Management holdings along...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58056156@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:21:56 MDT