DESERT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DESERT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prep football preview: Desert Hills Thunder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58223658-190/thunder-desert-hills-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58223658-190/thunder-desert-hills-team.html.csp">Prep football preview: Desert Hills Thunder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alex Markham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T09:20:37.278-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Desert Hills Thunder Ever since Desert Hills opened its doors in 2008, the Thunder have been a fixture in the state playoffs. The Thunder have accomplished this with hard work and discipline. They are fast and physical on offense and defense. They don’t always put up big numbers, but they usually find a w...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58223658@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:20:37 MDT Letter: Sagebrush rebels will hasten Western drought http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206790-82/colorado-drought-utah-causing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206790-82/colorado-drought-utah-causing.html.csp">Letter: Sagebrush rebels will hasten Western drought</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:46.539-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Those who support Utah’s latest “Sagebrush Rebellion” might want to examine their thinking more closely. Recent studies indicate human activity in Utah’s Colorado Plateau is causing the snowpack in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to melt more rapidly, further depriving the watershed of its most precious resource. ORV and ATV use, grazing, mining, and drilling coupled with prolonged drought is denuding the desert of vegetation and cryptobiotic soils, which bind the soil sands together. Intense s...</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> 58206790@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:46 MDT Feds launch media campaign on immigration dangers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144097-68/campaign-message-television-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144097-68/campaign-message-television-border.html.csp">Feds launch media campaign on immigration dangers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T22:00:06.965-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mission, Texas • Overwhelmed by a surge in illegal immigration, especially by unaccompanied children, the U.S. government has launched a $1 million international media campaign warning families in Central America that it’s best to stay at home. Standing beside the Rio Grande on Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said the message aimed primarily at Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is two-part: The trip to the United States is extremely dangerous, and im...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581440972014-07-02T22:00:06.965-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T22:00:06.965-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144097@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:00:06 MDT Boys’ basketball: Lone Peak players ride camels, Jeeps in the desert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58103464-190/camel-camp-desert-sand.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58103464-190/camel-camp-desert-sand.html.csp">Boys’ basketball: Lone Peak players ride camels, Jeeps in the desert</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nick Curtis</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T16:37:26.989-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE: Lone Peak basketball player Nick Curtis and his teammates have been participating in an international tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Curtis has been writing a journal to share with Tribune readers on his experiences. Day 7 Today, we had our desert safari day. It began with us getting into a modern-day Jeep and driving out to the outskirts of the land. After about an hour of driving, our driver sharply turned off the road into the sand desert. Confused and excited ...</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> 58103464@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:37:26 MDT Cartel lookouts give go-ahead from desert hilltops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58075870-68/county-border-lookouts-desert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58075870-68/county-border-lookouts-desert.html.csp">Cartel lookouts give go-ahead from desert hilltops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ASTRID GALVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T22:03:07.773-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tucson, Ariz. • Men paid to be lookouts for Mexican drug cartels used sophisticated technology to spot law enforcement and alert smugglers in the Arizona desert, a trafficking tactic under investigation by local and federal authorities for months. The arrests of the group of men mark what Pinal County authorities say is an ongoing problem in the county 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Sheriff’s officials say the county is ripe with cartel activity that travels north from two Arizona co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580758702014-06-16T22:03:07.773-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T22:03:07.773-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58075870@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:03:07 MDT Burning Man spreads from Nevada to Israel desert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58045823-68/desert-israel-burning-festival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58045823-68/desert-israel-burning-festival.html.csp">Burning Man spreads from Nevada to Israel desert</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ODED BALILTY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T09:45:10.035-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 09:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Negev Desert, Israel • For the Bedouin Arab shepherds tending their flocks in Israel’s Negev desert last week, it was almost as if aliens had landed from outer space. Some 3,000 people set up a colorful encampment in the dusty moonscape, swinging from hoops by day and burning giant wooden sculptures by night. It was Midburn, Israel’s first Burning Man festival, modeled after the popular carnival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Midburn is a mix of “midbar,” Hebrew for desert, an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580458232014-06-09T09:45:10.035-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T09:45:10.035-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58045823@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:45:10 MDT Utah resident is former French soldier who fought Germans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58008780-78/nevot-french-france-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58008780-78/nevot-french-france-war.html.csp">Utah resident is former French soldier who fought Germans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T09:21:00.07-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Daniel Nevot was supposed to land on Utah Beach for the massive D-Day invasion. His division was held back, but deployed two months later to fight German forces that had returned to the Normandy coast. Formerly of France and now a U.S. citizen livingin southern Utah, Nevot is believed to be one of the last living members of the Free French forces, exiled men who fought alongside the Allies to take their country back from Adolf Hitler. The 94-year-old Santa Clara man — who spent five years fighti...</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> 58008780@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:21:00 MDT Nevada desert bighorn sheep symbol of rugged life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58004954-68/bighorn-nevada-desert-sheep.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58004954-68/bighorn-nevada-desert-sheep.html.csp">Nevada desert bighorn sheep symbol of rugged life</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER ROBISON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-29T21:43:07.558-06:00">Updated May 29, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • If there’s a more perfect state animal for Nevada than the desert bighorn, we’d like to see it. The sheep populate the Silver State’s countryside, making a hardscrabble living in one of the nation’s most inhospitable climates. “The bighorn is representative of everything about Nevada,” said Doug Nielsen, a spokesman for the Nevada Division of Wildlife. “It’s rugged. It lives in a rugged landscape. It makes its life in a harsh environment. It has had its ups and downs like the human...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580049542014-05-29T21:43:07.558-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-29T21:43:07.558-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58004954@www.sltrib.com Thu, 29 May 2014 21:43:07 MDT