DESERT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DESERT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Woman dead after being hit by bus at Burning Man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347449-68/woman-burning-bus-dead.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347449-68/woman-burning-bus-dead.html.csp">Woman dead after being hit by bus at Burning Man</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:40:06.756-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Black Rock Desert, Nev. • Officials say a woman was struck and killed by a bus that was carrying passengers around the Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Event spokesman Jim Graham says the incident happened just after midnight on Thursday. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene. Graham says no other injuries were reported. Details about the circumstances of the crash and the woman’s identity weren’t immediately available. The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office is investigatin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583474492014-08-28T10:40:06.756-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:40:06.756-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347449@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:40:06 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 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