MOUNTAIN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MOUNTAIN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Why charge fee for using less power? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58237205-82/fee-electric-reduced-generation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58237205-82/fee-electric-reduced-generation.html.csp">Letter: Why charge fee for using less power?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T15:52:02.211-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The debate about a special fee for self-generation customers strikes me as very curious. Suppose that I purchased a typical home and then replaced light fixtures and appliances to reduce my electric usage. Would Rocky Mountain Power propose that I pay a special fee to compensate them for my reduced usage? Seems very unlikely. Why then would they expect me to pay this new fee if I install solar panels or any other self-generation technology to reduce my electric use? I fail to see any fundamenta...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58237205@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:02 MDT Will Park City Mountain Resort have a ski season? — Maybe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233221-78/park-ski-talisker-pcmr.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233221-78/park-ski-talisker-pcmr.html.csp">Will Park City Mountain Resort have a ski season? — Maybe</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="2014-07-29T14:43:12.796-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 02:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s less than a sure thing, but there is a glimmer of hope for a 2014-15 ski season at Park City Mountain Resort. Talisker Corp., which owns the ski terrain at PCMR and the neighboring Canyons Resort, stated in papers filed in 3rd District Court it would not oppose PCMR’s motion to stay an eviction from the land on one condition: PCMR posts a bond that will most likely be in the millions of dollars. The move, according to Talisker, is aimed at relieving anxiety among Park City denizens and busi...</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> 58233221@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:43:12 MDT Letter: I don’t get the reason for solar fee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224318-82/power-solar-connection-fee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224318-82/power-solar-connection-fee.html.csp">Letter: I don’t get the reason for solar fee</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:03.197-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I don’t get the reason why Rocky Mountain Power should charge customers with a solar panel installation for the connection they already have. We are paying for that connection through the use of power and existing fees. As a homeowner considering the option of having a large solar panel array on my home, I feel it would be an injustice to have to pay an additional fee to the power monopoly for the connection I already have. Rocky Mountain Power should instead be providing incentives to customers...</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> 58224318@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:03 MDT Crash kills 2 people in Utah County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58221012-78/amp-eagle-mountain-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58221012-78/amp-eagle-mountain-utah.html.csp">Crash kills 2 people in Utah County</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="2014-07-24T21:12:07.739-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 09:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A car crash in Eagle Mountain killed two people Thursday. Catherine Hancock, 15, died on impact, according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. Jennifer Ashley Taft Bailey, 28, died Thursday evening. Both were from Eagle Mountain. The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. on State Road 73 near mile marker 31, according to Cannon. Hancock was a passenger in a Chevrolet Cruze driving west. Bailey was the only person in a Ford Fusion driving east. A press release from the sheriff’s office said a witne...</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> 58221012@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:12:07 MDT USU notes: MWC commissioner worries schools will struggle because of legislation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58212596-77/schools-state-conferences-mwc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58212596-77/schools-state-conferences-mwc.html.csp">USU notes: MWC commissioner worries schools will struggle because of legislation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:58:53.338-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson started off his media session pointing out all the great things about college football and noting the sport, in his opinion, is “healthier than it has ever been.” But then he got real. Thompson used much of his session here at MWC Media Days to warn of impending complications as conferences try to sort out and predict how new legislation will affect them. His biggest concern is how schools in the smaller conferences such as the Mountain West ...</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> 58212596@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:58:53 MDT Utah State football: Chuckie’s back, and Mountain West notices http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58210665-77/keeton-state-quarterback-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58210665-77/keeton-state-quarterback-utah.html.csp">Utah State football: Chuckie’s back, and Mountain West notices</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T22:30:33.4-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • He was tabbed the Mountain West conference preseason offensive player of the year, his image and “Chuckie4 Heisman” is emblazoned on Utah State’s new notebooks and his spot at the MWC Media Day here in Las Vegas was one of the most crowded of all the coaches’ and players’. Through it all, Chuckie Keeton, Utah State’s highlight-making quarterback, smiled and basked in the attention and even maintained his sense of humor. “I’m going to pass out all those notebooks at camp and tell ever...</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> 58210665@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:30:33 MDT Utah State football: Summer is over, work begins soon for Aggies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207446-77/wells-aggies-camp-keeton.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207446-77/wells-aggies-camp-keeton.html.csp">Utah State football: Summer is over, work begins soon for Aggies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.966-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • Utah State coach Matt Wells summed up his summer in one brief statement. “It was good, and now it’s over,” he said. So it begins. The Mountain West Conference’s annual media days, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Las Vegas, are the signal that preparations for the 2014 season are just a few days from beginning. The Aggies open preseason camp on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 2-4 p.m. All practices during fall camp are open to the public. Before then, Wells predicts he’ll be answering a lot of qu...</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> 58207446@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT Rollover crash on Mountain View Corridor critically hurts 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206157-78/crash-jetta-west-corridor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206157-78/crash-jetta-west-corridor.html.csp">Rollover crash on Mountain View Corridor critically hurts 1</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:55:45.456-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A rollover crash on the Mountain View Corridor in West Jordan left a man in critical condition Monday morning. West Jordan police Sgt. Dan Roberts said the injured man was driving a black Volkswagen Jetta westbound on 7800 South at 7:17 a.m. when it ran a red light at the intersection with 6000 West. A southbound Jeep hit the Jetta, causing it to roll. Roberts said the Jetta’s driver, who was not immediately identified, was flown to a hospital by helicopter. The woman driving the Jeep was unhurt...</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> 58206157@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:55:45 MDT Mountain West alters men’s basketball tournament format http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198764-77/tournament-seed-format-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198764-77/tournament-seed-format-mountain.html.csp">Mountain West alters men’s basketball tournament format</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:57:17.02-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colorado Springs • The Mountain West Conference has announced a format change for its 2015 men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas. Because San Jose State has been ruled ineligible for the postseason due to poor APR scores, only 10 teams will participate in the tournament, scheduled March 11-14 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Under the updated format, the Nos. 1-6 seed will receive automatic bids into the quarterfinals. The opening round games will match the No. 7 seed against the No. 10 seed and ...</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> 58198764@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:57:17 MDT Kirby: Seeking but not finding peace in the Tetons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58184309-78/jackson-idea-tetons-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58184309-78/jackson-idea-tetons-lake.html.csp">Kirby: Seeking but not finding peace in the Tetons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T17:03:54.499-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My wife and I needed some alone time, so we went to beautiful Jackson Hole for the weekend. Big mistake. Huge. The idea was to decompress from grandkids, deadlines and yard work. We’d spend three days walking through the woods, seeing the natural wonders of the Tetons, eating great food and shopping. Jackson Hole seemed like the perfect place for that sort of thing. It had been years since our last visit. It was time for another. Unfortunately, the entire world had the same idea. It was Jackso...</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> 58184309@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:03:54 MDT Letter: Leave letters on mountains alone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182978-82/mountains-mountain-alone-graffiti.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182978-82/mountains-mountain-alone-graffiti.html.csp">Letter: Leave letters on mountains alone</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:05:02.73-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My comment on (“Time to remove ‘U’ and ‘Y’ from mountains,” July 10): Jerry Conder does not like the large initials on a mountain. He wants them to be erased. What is going on here? First, people did not like the names of the football teams, Utes and Redskins. They want them to change their names, which they have had for ages. Then they did not like the some of the words in the fight song, which they want to change from “man” to “fan,” among other things. Now this. He thinks the large initiials...</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> 58182978@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:05:02 MDT For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58179489-68/park-lightning-cardwell-afternoon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58179489-68/park-lightning-cardwell-afternoon.html.csp">For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T15:11:44.051-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 03:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo. • For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park. Officials were notified late Saturday afternoon of four people being struck by lightning near Trail Ridge Road, park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said. The four were rushed to a hospital, but Gregory Cardwell, 52, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, died of his injures. “We didn’t see the bolt. It was just a white flash. It just felt like something hit you i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581794892014-07-13T15:11:44.051-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T15:11:44.051-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58179489@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:11:44 MDT Taylor Mountain Road Fire contained a week after it ignited http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58177443-78/amp-fire-contained-friday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58177443-78/amp-fire-contained-friday.html.csp">Taylor Mountain Road Fire contained a week after it ignited</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T17:56:40.599-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After burning for nearly a week, the Taylor Mountain Road Fire in eastern Utah has been contained. Crews had reached 90 percent containment by Thursday night and hit 100 percent on Friday night, according to a tweet by UtahFireInfo. The fire, 10 miles north of Vernal, began July 5 and grew to 3,126 acres. High humidity, rain and cooler temperatures on Thursday and Friday helped about 50 firefighters get the blaze out. The cause has not been determined.</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> 58177443@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:56:40 MDT Letter: Time to remove ‘U’ and ‘Y’ from mountains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58165645-82/initials-mountain-graffiti-mountains.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58165645-82/initials-mountain-graffiti-mountains.html.csp">Letter: Time to remove ‘U’ and ‘Y’ from mountains</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T17:04:01.808-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What on Earth was up when someone decided it was a good idea to put large hideous initials on a mountain? This is graffiti of the worst type. The “U” on the mountain above the University of Utah and the “Y” on “Y Mountain,” as it is ridiculously called, should be removed, as should all other mountainside initials cluttering pristine views of our Utah mountains. Students and administrators at any school, particularly the U. and Y., or the citizens of any town who suffer the defacement of a pristi...</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> 58165645@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:04:01 MDT Editorial: Quantify rooftop solar’s benefits before setting fee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58169917-82/power-solar-mountain-net.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58169917-82/power-solar-mountain-net.html.csp">Editorial: Quantify rooftop solar’s benefits before setting fee</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T17:04:01.548-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Any accountant will tell you that cost allocation is a black art. Subtle shifts in fixed and variable costs can make the difference between a product or customer appearing profitable or unprofitable. That should be kept in mind in the fight over Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed fee on those who produce some of their own power with solar panels. On one side are the 2,000 or so solar-equipped homeowners and alternative-energy advocates who say they’re providing a benefit to the community at large...</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> 58169917@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:04:01 MDT Restaurant review: Honeycomb Grill satisfies heights of hunger http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58139232-223/honeycomb-menu-grill-solitude.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58139232-223/honeycomb-menu-grill-solitude.html.csp">Restaurant review: Honeycomb Grill satisfies heights of hunger</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Anne Wilson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to the Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T10:08:22.653-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 10:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Solitude • No matter what season, Utah’s Cottonwood Canyons are crowded with people testing their mettle against the mountains. And that can lead to big appetites, which must be one of the reasons for the sizable portions at Honeycomb Grill at Solitude Mountain Resort. If you’ve just scaled a peak by foot or bike, some of these hearty dishes would hit the spot. If not, then you’ve got something for lunch the next day. Honeycomb — formerly Kimi’s Mountainside Bistro — is mountain rustic, from its...</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> 58139232@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:08:22 MDT Utah crews hemming in stubborn Taylor Mountain Road Wildfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58164854-78/fire-crews-blaze-acre.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58164854-78/fire-crews-blaze-acre.html.csp">Utah crews hemming in stubborn Taylor Mountain Road Wildfire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T09:52:51.544-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 09:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eastern Utah’s Taylor Mountain Road Fire was 75 percent contained as Wednesday dawned, and crews hoped by Thursday night to complete digging lines around the blaze that had scorched 3,126 acres. About 250 firefighters, backed up by helicopter and air tanker support, battled the fire of still-undetermined origin. “It’s looking really good out there today. We’re probably looking at another day or so” before crews can begin to be released from the fire. The flames erupted last Saturday in grass, b...</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> 58164854@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:52:51 MDT Eastern Utah wildfire burns home, slows advance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58153923-78/fire-park-sunday-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58153923-78/fire-park-sunday-mountain.html.csp">Eastern Utah wildfire burns home, slows advance</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="2014-07-06T21:41:50.443-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reinforcements arrived Sunday to rein in the large wildfire burning north of Vernal, which has reportedly destroyed a family’s home. The 3,569-acre blaze, dubbed the Taylor Mountain Road Fire, spread northeast around Taylor Mountain Saturday afternoon but seems to have made slow progress Sunday, said Kelsey Birchell, Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman. Overnight, though, a Vernal family reportedly lost their home to the flames, said Rich Woodruff, spokesman for the Utah Red Cross. No one was...</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> 58153923@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:41:50 MDT Wildfire burning in eastern Utah mountains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58152024-78/fire-mountain-taylor-wildfire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58152024-78/fire-mountain-taylor-wildfire.html.csp">Wildfire burning in eastern Utah mountains</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="2014-07-05T21:55:51.238-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fire crews are trying to contain a wildfire burning north of Vernal that prompted evacuations Saturday. The 3,569-acreblaze, dubbed the Taylor Mountain Road Fire, was spreading northeast around Taylor Mountain, said Kelsey Birchell, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Land Management. It’s not known what sparked the wildfire Saturday afternoon. Six hand crews and 12 fire engines will arrive Sunday to help the 20 fire engines, a helicopter, three airplane tankers and two speed planes already attacki...</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> 58152024@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:55:51 MDT Mormon missionaries remove flagpole concrete from Mount Olympus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58133720-78/concrete-missionaries-flagpole-wilderness.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58133720-78/concrete-missionaries-flagpole-wilderness.html.csp">Mormon missionaries remove flagpole concrete from Mount Olympus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T07:29:32.4-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 07:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Mormon missionaries who planted a flagpole in a concrete plug on Mount Olympus last week returned to the 9,026-foot summit Saturday to remove what was left of their unauthorized project. They chiseled some 80 pounds of concrete from the rock and hauled it off the mountain, said District Ranger Cathy Kahlow of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Although installing such fixtures in wilderness areas violates federal law, no citations will be issued. “They cleaned up what they were suppos...</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> 58133720@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:29:32 MDT