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 sports: Desert Hills teams bring the Thunder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58276022-190/track-desert-hills-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58276022-190/track-desert-hills-state.html.csp">Prep sports: Desert Hills teams bring the Thunder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:59.15-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. George • Since Desert Hills opened its doors in 2008 in the suburbs of this booming community, the Thunder have won 16 state championships, including five last season (six, if you count cheerleading). Few schools in Utah, much less a relatively new one, can match that kind of athletic success. It helps that the school features state-of-the-art facilities and is located in a relatively affluent area where the year-round weather is mostly sunny. Desert Hills is also among the larger schools i...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58276022@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:59 MDT Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58364446-223/festival-burning-crowd-peak.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58364446-223/festival-burning-crowd-peak.html.csp">Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000</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="2014-09-03T10:53:49.169-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Friday’s official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of 68,000 the federal Bureau of Land Management imposed on the quirky art and music festival 110 miles north of Reno, said Gene Seidlitz, manager of the agency’s Winnemucca District. The number was down from last year’s record peak crowd of 69,613, which resulted in o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583644462014-09-03T10:53:49.169-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T10:53:49.169-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364446@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:53:49 MDT Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361155-68/fish-climate-pupfish-temperature.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361155-68/fish-climate-pupfish-temperature.html.csp">Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:16:02.432-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada’s desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters — and its lack of mobility — are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers. Scientists studying climate change anticipate that as Earth continues to warm, fish and wildlife will migrate away from the equator or seek higher ground for a cooler habitat. “The catch phrase is ‘Migrate, Adapt or Die,’” said Mark Hausner, a...</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> 58361155@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:16:02 MDT Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338660-68/mart-wal-burning-desert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338660-68/mart-wal-burning-desert.html.csp">Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:41:26.945-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It’s a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics. Except when it rains. That’s when the “Burners” end up in the parking lot of the Reno Wal-Mart. Turned back at the gate to the Black Rock Desert after rare showers on Monday turned the ancient lake bottom to a muddy qua...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583386602014-08-26T11:41:26.945-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T11:41:26.945-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338660@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:41:26 MDT Rain and mud temporarily douse Burning Man festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335648-68/reno-burning-event-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335648-68/reno-burning-event-http.html.csp">Rain and mud temporarily douse Burning Man festival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T16:34:20.631-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Black Rock Deseert, Nev. • Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno. Bureau of Land Management dispatcher Mike Wilke told the Reno Gazette-Journal (http://tinyurl.com/lkajkks) standing water turned the playa into a muddy mess Monday morning. Numerous vehicles were stuck and northbound traffic on State Highway 447 was being turned...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583356482014-08-25T16:34:20.631-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T16:34:20.631-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335648@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:34:20 MDT Letter: Don’t sit by while kids die in desert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314511-82/kids-die-desert-knoll.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314511-82/kids-die-desert-knoll.html.csp">Letter: Don’t sit by while kids die in desert</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:33:02.241-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the early 1980s, Utah mobilized to sand-bag the Salt Lake City streets in anticipation of spring flooding. It was a commendable community achievement. We’re all justifiably proud of it. If a leaderless troop of kids from Malad, Idaho, was trapped on the top of Mt. St. Helens, we’d all be there to help in a heartbeat. We’ve got other kids staggering through hot desert nights seeking Salvation Knoll. Instead of fiddling around a campfire in long dresses and bonnets, let’s build bridges. Let’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> 58314511@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:02 MDT Park City musician Robyn Cage releases video, ‘Burning Now’ [video] http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58317810-66/cage-robyn-video-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58317810-66/cage-robyn-video-com.html.csp">Park City musician Robyn Cage releases video, ‘Burning Now’ [video]</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T13:09:24.041-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One advantage to being a sensitive singer-songwriter in Utah: When you make a music video, you can throw a bed in the middle of the Utah desert and — BAM! — instant visual metaphor. That’s what Park City-based singer-songwriter Robyn Cage has done with her new single, “Burning Now,” released today. Cage is a Salt Lake City native and actress who was living in New York when started songwriting in 2009, recording an EP, “Raining Sideways” (under her other stage name, Robyn Kemp). Cage recorded the...</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> 58317810@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:09:24 MDT