HIGHWAY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HIGHWAY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Detoured I-15 traffic tearing up little Utah highway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58406969-90/davis-detoured-heavy-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58406969-90/davis-detoured-heavy-highway.html.csp">Detoured I-15 traffic tearing up little Utah highway</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T22:46:03.2-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Nevada floods closed down Interstate 15 traffic headed for Las Vegas all week, the detoured traffic has been tearing up State Road 56 between Cedar City and the Nevada border. “It wasn’t built to handle that kind of traffic. So it caused a lot of potholes and has been breaking up,” Jason Davis, operations director for the Utah Department of Transportation, told the Utah Transportation Commission on Friday. The highway became part of a 200-mile detour around flooded areas by connecting with U....</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58406969@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:46:03 MDT Recreation: Fall leaves draw Utahns outside http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58370776-223/canyon-utah-east-fall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58370776-223/canyon-utah-east-fall.html.csp">Recreation: Fall leaves draw Utahns outside</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="2014-09-12T08:35:37.82-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 08:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As fall approaches and nature paints mountains and canyons in hues of red, orange and gold, getting outdoors to enjoy the show is almost mandatory in Utah. Whether you plan to take a hike, enjoy a canyon drive, go picnicking or play golf at a canyon course such as Mountain Dell, Wasatch Mountain or Hobble Creek, autumn ranks among the best times of the year to be outdoors. Fall colors usually are best in Utah from mid-September through early October, with leaves in northern Utah changing first. ...</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> 58370776@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:35:37 MDT Hawaiian merchant: Lava is slow-motion disaster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402094-79/lava-town-county-flow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402094-79/lava-town-county-flow.html.csp">Hawaiian merchant: Lava is slow-motion disaster</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AUDREY McAVOY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T09:13:01.922-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pahoa, Hawaii • Businesses in a small Hawaii town are facing a slow-motion disaster as lava from Kilauea volcano oozes toward roads connecting them to the rest of the Big Island. Tiffany Edwards Hunt, who owns a surf shop with her husband, said the lava could hit buildings while smoke from fires sparked by the lava cold damage merchandise. If lava crosses the highway leading into town, it could cut the town off. “There is the threat of his very historic, very quaint, eclectic village becoming a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584020942014-09-11T09:13:01.922-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T09:13:01.922-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402094@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:13:01 MDT Two killed in Utah County crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58382235-78/amp-utah-santaquin-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58382235-78/amp-utah-santaquin-highway.html.csp">Two killed in Utah County crash</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="2014-09-06T23:02:28.495-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 11:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two women died Saturday when they were ejected in a rollover accident in Santaquin. The Utah Highway Patrol identified the women as Diana Manzo, 25, of Mapleton, and Sabrina Rasmussen, 21, of Springville. Witnesses told the highway patrol that the Pontiac Grand Am was speeding and weaving through traffic as it proceeded north on Interstate 15, said UHP Sgt. Mary Kaye Lucas. About 3:10 p.m., the driver took exit 244 then tried to return to the roadway, according to a UHP news release. The vehi...</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> 58382235@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:02:28 MDT Letter: At least UTOPIA offers a choice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58377697-82/utopia-information-choice-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58377697-82/utopia-information-choice-highway.html.csp">Letter: At least UTOPIA offers a choice</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:50:02.389-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Linda M. Sagendorf’s letter (“UTOPIA is information highway robbery,” August 27) mentions Shurtleff and Swallow with a completely unrelated UTOPIA issue to raise hackles, not to provide helpful information. Now an apples to apples comparison is UTOPIA to Comcast. Now the UTOPIA management isn’t perfect, and may even be criminal; however it pales in comparison to the abuses committed by literally every other telecom (residential line provider) available in Utah. The fact remains that the Internet...</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> 58377697@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:50:02 MDT Three die in Labor Day crashes in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364767-78/died-troopers-utah-crashed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364767-78/died-troopers-utah-crashed.html.csp">Three die in Labor Day crashes in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T21:17:55.488-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three people died on Utah’s roads during Labor Day weekend, with thousands of others stopped by state troopers. Utah Highway Patrol made 4,937 traffic stops over the three-day weekend, netting 52 drunken driving arrests and 219 seatbelt violations. Speeding was the reason for 2,839 stops, troopers reported. Three people died in two separate crashes. On Saturday, a head-on crash killed two people on U.S. Highway 89 near the Arizona border. Jay Russell, 53, was driving north about 12:55 p.m. when...</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> 58364767@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:17:55 MDT Dennis Nordfelt dies at 71; led UHP and West Valley City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355888-90/nordfelt-utah-uhp-dennis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355888-90/nordfelt-utah-uhp-dennis.html.csp">Dennis Nordfelt dies at 71; led UHP and West Valley City</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="2014-08-30T21:19:56.558-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 09:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dennis Nordfelt, the former superintendent of the Utah Highway Patrol and the former police chief and mayor in West Valley City, died Saturday. He was 71. Nordfelt died at his home in West Valley City, likely due to complications from pneumonia, said his son, Dennis Junior Nordfelt. Nordfelt was serving on the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission at the time of his death. He was the West Valley City police chief from 1987 to 1998, then its mayor from 2002 to 2010. Upon Nordf...</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> 58355888@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:19:56 MDT Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364272-68/marijuana-drivers-states-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364272-68/marijuana-drivers-states-crash.html.csp">Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends. Beer, who was 17 in October 2012 when the crash occurred, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and was sentenced last week to 5 years to 15 years in prison. As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advoc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583642722014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364272@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:49:05 MDT Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp">Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:19:32.222-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compens...</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> 58361164@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:19:32 MDT Two die in southern Utah crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58357408-78/highway-nutt-russell-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58357408-78/highway-nutt-russell-utah.html.csp">Two die in southern Utah crash</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="2014-08-30T22:40:59.812-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two drivers died Saturday in a southern Utah crash. Jay Russell, 53, was driving north on U.S. Highway 89 while Richard Nutt, 78, was driving south on the highway, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. At 12:55 p.m., Russell’s Acura drifted into the southbound lanes and crashed into Nutt’s Civic head-on near mile marker 8 near Big Water, according to UHP. Investigators are not sure why the Acura drifted into the other lanes. Russell, from Page, Ariz., was not wearing a seat belt, troopers repor...</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> 58357408@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:40:59 MDT Letter: Road fatality markers are stark reminder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352926-82/driving-markers-fatalities-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352926-82/driving-markers-fatalities-highway.html.csp">Letter: Road fatality markers are stark reminder</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T21:55:48.162-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The goal for reaching zero fatalities on our highways is falling short. Carlos Braceras, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, said highway fatalities are up 25 percent since Memorial Day weekend. One cause for this increase is motorists not wearing seat belts. Drowsy driving, distracted driving and speeding all contribute to highway fatalities. Driving on flat, fast highways leads to lethargy, boredom and inattention. These problems are addressed in other states by allowi...</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> 58352926@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:55:48 MDT Letter: UTOPIA is information highway robbery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343104-82/utopia-cities-council-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343104-82/utopia-cities-council-highway.html.csp">Letter: UTOPIA is information highway robbery</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:26:15.419-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Who are the bigger crooks? Shurtleff and Swallow, or the 11 cities and council members who invested millions of taxpayer money into a private company, UTOPIA! Maybe it’s time to investigate the misuse of public funds to profit in misguided adventure which has not shown a profit in over 10 years. Now six of the 11 cities want to continue to impose this outrageous burden on all their constituents for a mere $20 a month for 30 plus years. The city council members are having a hard time trying to j...</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> 58343104@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 MDT Sardine Canyon highway opened following rock slide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58327642-78/highway-canyon-boulders-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58327642-78/highway-canyon-boulders-com.html.csp">Sardine Canyon highway opened following rock slide</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="2014-08-23T22:38:54.888-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two boulders about the size of sedans came crashing down the Sardine Canyon mountainside, causing six crashes and shutting down the highway Friday night. But the Utah Highway Patrol says the canyon highway was opened after the mountainside was stablilized. As heavy rain came down Friday evening, the boulders rolled onto U.S. Highway 89/91 about 9:50 p.m., said Utah Highway Patrl Sgt. Mary Kaye Lucas. The boulders landed between mile markers 4 and 5, just west of Mantua on the Box Elder County 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> 58327642@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:38:54 MDT Washington Post: A budget gimmick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317682-82/pension-smoothing-bill-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317682-82/pension-smoothing-bill-tax.html.csp">Washington Post: A budget gimmick</a></h4>