DRAPER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DRAPER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Police: Utah man killed self in explosive house fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58237485-78/fire-police-friday-broadhurst.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58237485-78/fire-police-friday-broadhurst.html.csp">Police: Utah man killed self in explosive house fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By stephen hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T20:38:48.821-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 08:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Draper man started an explosive house fire on Friday after sending a note to friends and family saying he was ready to kill himself, police said Tuesday. Paul Broadhurst, 40 — who died Friday night — was the only one home when the house at 15082 S. Junction Circle (235 East) ignited. Draper police Deputy Chief John Eining said authorities believe Broadhurst started the fire to end his life. Eining did not release specific language from the suicide note. Police and fire crews responded to 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58237485@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:38:48 MDT Fatal Draper house fire was intentionally set, investigators say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58232666-78/fire-broadhurst-accelerant-investigators.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58232666-78/fire-broadhurst-accelerant-investigators.html.csp">Fatal Draper house fire was intentionally set, investigators say</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T19:10:18.957-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 07:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A fatal explosion Friday at a Draper home appears to have been sparked deliberately, investigators have determined. Accelerant was found in multiple locations inside the home of 40-year-old Paul Broadhurst, who died from injuries he suffered in the early-morning fire at 15082 S. Junction Circle (235 East), said Unified Fire Authority battalion chief Brian Anderton. No one else appears to have been in the home at the time. While Anderton stopped short of saying definitively that Broadhurst set th...</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> 58232666@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:10:18 MDT Gas explosion levels home in Draper http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58223529-78/amp-explosion-fire-draper.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58223529-78/amp-explosion-fire-draper.html.csp">Gas explosion levels home in Draper</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Pamela Manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:04:07.039-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Draper • Two hours after he heard the boom and his neighbor’s house exploded, James Banford was able to see the south side of his own Draper home for the first time. The police tape that had cordoned his cul-de-sac was taken down for just a few moments, so he treaded lightly over black ash and broken glass that had collected in his yard, and looked up. All of the siding on his house had melted. The window in their bedroom was blown out. The fence that separated his home from his neighbors was g...</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> 58223529@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:04:07 MDT Park School — Will historic piece of Draper’s past have a future? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191765-78/draper-park-historic-building.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191765-78/draper-park-historic-building.html.csp">Park School — Will historic piece of Draper’s past have a future?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T14:31:47.726-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 02:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Draper • The mayor says he’s optimistic that city leaders will give more time for efforts to prevent Draper’s historic Park School from being torn down. The city, which owns the building, has sent a formal demolition request to Draper’s Historic Preservation Commission, starting a review that could lead to the razing of the aging brick structure as early as September. The Draper Park School, listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its spot in pioneer history and its Classical Revi...</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> 58191765@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:31:47 MDT Letter: Shurtleff, Swallow really any different? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194360-82/investigation-shurtleff-swallow-bruce.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194360-82/investigation-shurtleff-swallow-bruce.html.csp">Letter: Shurtleff, Swallow really any different?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:44.76-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As I have been watching the drama around the Shurtleff and Swallow investigation, I have wondered how many politicians could survive two years of intense digging by the press and at least $4 million of investigation by motivated government officials without finding something that could be considered a crime. R. Bruce Draper Sandy</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> 58194360@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:44 MDT Venture capitalist snaps up bitcoins worth $19M http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58143363-79/bitcoins-draper-venture-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58143363-79/bitcoins-draper-venture-money.html.csp">Venture capitalist snaps up bitcoins worth $19M</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T16:56:47.502-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper is betting that bitcoins will bring more financial stability to countries with shaky economies, even though the digital currency faces an uncertain future itself. The financier revealed Wednesday that he snapped up nearly 30,000 bitcoins in a recent U.S. government auction and plans to trade them in on a platform catering to markets looking for alternatives to their own volatile currencies. Unlike most forms of money, bitcoins aren’t b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581433632014-07-02T16:56:47.502-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T16:56:47.502-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58143363@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:56:47 MDT New location for Utah prison still up in the air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58089316-78/prison-commission-utah-consultants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58089316-78/prison-commission-utah-consultants.html.csp">New location for Utah prison still up in the air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica MIller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T22:00:19.831-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If all goes according to plan, the Utah Prison Relocation Commission will have a proposed plot of land for a new prison to present to legislators at the next session in January. In a presentation Thursday to the commission, consultants provided a time line in the search for new property to move the Utah State Prison from its current 700-acre property in Draper. Consultants could start seeking out sites by next week, with recommendations ready for the relocation commission by fall. The commissio...</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> 58089316@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:19 MDT Mayor who helped change Draper dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58074814-78/redd-draper-council-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58074814-78/redd-draper-council-mayor.html.csp">Mayor who helped change Draper dies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T21:57:46.855-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Elaine Redd changed the face of Draper. The mayor of the southeast Salt Lake County municipality from 1994 to ’97 died last week at age 86. During her term, Draper was fraught with growing pains and the difficult transition from sleepy farm town to mushrooming suburb. But before her political career, Redd was a business owner, as well as the mother of six children. A native of San Juan County, she came to Salt Lake City after graduating from high school. She learned her work ethic on the famil...</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> 58074814@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:57:46 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - June 12, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58063393-227/photo-staff-trentnelson-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58063393-227/photo-staff-trentnelson-fire.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - June 12, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T23:08:01.685-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Firefighters extinguish a brush fire near 12600 S. Highland Drive in Draper, Thursday June 12, 2014. Read more</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> 58063393@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:08:01 MDT Brush fire reported near Draper homes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58061506-78/fire-draper-homes-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58061506-78/fire-draper-homes-lake.html.csp">Brush fire reported near Draper homes</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="2014-06-12T22:55:25.431-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators said Thursday they believe a brush fire that threatened several Draper homes was human caused. The Unified Fire Authority is asking anyone with information on the fire to call the UFA Arson Hotline at 877-572-7766. The fire ignited about 2 p.m. near 12600 S. Highland Drive. The flames threatened about a dozen buildings, but the fire never reached them thanks to a quick and heavy response from several fire departments and the changing wind blowing the fire back on itself, said Unif...</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> 58061506@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:55:25 MDT Utah boy killed by falling statue in San Francisco http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58046727-78/francisco-san-shyy-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58046727-78/francisco-san-shyy-killed.html.csp">Utah boy killed by falling statue in San Francisco</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T21:37:49.605-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 09:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • A 2-year-old boy visiting from Utah was killed after a 6-foot-tall dolphin statue fell on him in the popular San Francisco tourist spot Fisherman’s Wharf. The toddler was apparently playing when he climbed up and apparently wrapped his arms and legs around the heavy structure outside Friday Majestic Collection Art Gallery when it came down, San Francisco police spokesman officer Gordon Shyy said Monday. When emergency crews arrived on the scene, the boy was initially treated for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580467272014-06-09T21:37:49.605-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T21:37:49.605-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58046727@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:37:49 MDT