NATIONAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NATIONAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) How much are Yellowstone’s grizzlies worth? Here are the numbers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58161769-223/bear-park-gunther-yellowstone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58161769-223/bear-park-gunther-yellowstone.html.csp">How much are Yellowstone’s grizzlies worth? Here are the numbers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Angus M. Thuermer Jr.</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Wyofile.com</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T01:01:03.103-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Casper, Wyo. • Yellowstone National Park visitors would pay an additional $41 to ensure seeing roadside grizzlies, a study shows, and the attraction creates 155 jobs and more than $10 million a year for the regional economy. The $41 visitors would pay is on top of the $25-per-vehicle entrance fee. If Yellowstone no longer allowed grizzly bears to use roadside habitat — and instead chased, moved or killed them — the regional economy would lose more than $10 million a year and 155 jobs, according...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58161769@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 01:01:03 MDT New mama: First Utah condor chick at Zion National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186821-78/chick-condors-park-condor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186821-78/chick-condors-park-condor.html.csp">New mama: First Utah condor chick at Zion National Park</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T19:37:17.883-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 07:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The birth announcement is official — biologists from federal and state agencies, as well as a nonprofit group, have finally confirmed that a pair of California condors nesting in Zion National Park have produced a chick. “This is the first documented occurrence of California condors raising a chick in Utah,” Eddie Feltes, condor project manager with The Peregrine Fund, said in a release. “This is great news. This pair of condors — and their newly-hatched chick — could be a major step toward Cali...</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> 58186821@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:37:17 MDT Utah Hike of the week: LaVerkin Creek — Zion National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58186885-117/trail-creek-laverkin-kolob.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58186885-117/trail-creek-laverkin-kolob.html.csp">Utah Hike of the week: LaVerkin Creek — Zion National Park</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:13.996-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Directions • From the Kolob Canyons entrance of Zion National Park, pay the fee at the gate and then drive 3.8 miles up Kolob Canyon Road. Stop at the Lee Pass trail head on the east side of the road. The trail head is there. The wilderness of Zion National Park begins when you step foot on the LaVerkin Creek Trail. From the trail head, follow the trail south down hill. You will crisscross Timber Creek. It may be dry depending on the time of year. The trail takes you through a juniper forest ...</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> 58186885@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:13 MDT Pierce: Can ESPN2 game help RSL sell season tickets? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234114-77/rsl-espn-national-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234114-77/rsl-espn-national-season.html.csp">Pierce: Can ESPN2 game help RSL sell season tickets?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T23:18:55.764-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Real Salt Lake will be on ESPN2 on Wednesday (7 p.m. MDT) — the only time this regular season the team will appear on an ESPN channel. On the other hand, RSL’s opponents, the New York Red Bulls, play in six of the 18 regular-season MLS games on ESPN this season. Because of simple math: There are 7.46 million homes in the New York TV market; there are 921,000 in the Salt Lake TV market. “This is the way the world runs,” said RSL general manager Garth Lagerwey. “The number of eyeballs in our mark...</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> 58234114@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:18:55 MDT Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232728-79/shale-fracking-gas-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232728-79/shale-fracking-gas-energy.html.csp">Britain reopens way for shale-gas fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW KNIGHT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected. “Done right, speeding up shale will mean more jobs and opportunities for people and help ensure long-term econom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327282014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:51:01.936-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232728@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:51:01 MDT Girl injured on Lake Powell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58226341-78/girl-injured-lake-release.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58226341-78/girl-injured-lake-release.html.csp">Girl injured on Lake Powell</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T23:08:02.56-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 12-year-old girl was injured this week when she was struck by a boat propeller on Lake Powell. The girl, from Israel, was injured after she was ejected from the back of a moving powerboat while holding an inflatable inner tube on Wednesday, according to a news release from the National Park Service. The boat’s propeller slashed her lower leg, the release states. National Park Service medical crews, Coconino County (Ariz.) sheriff’s deputies and personnel from Classic Aviation 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> 58226341@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:08:02 MDT Three wildfires smoldering in Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225693-78/fire-friday-johnson-monument.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225693-78/fire-friday-johnson-monument.html.csp">Three wildfires smoldering in Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T20:39:02.51-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 08:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three wildfires were burning in remote areas of Dinosaur National Monument, which remained open to visitors as of Friday evening. The largest is the Hog Fire, which by Friday night had spread to 40 acres on the Yampa Plateau. Three engines, two hand crews, two heavy tankers and an air tanker began tackling the flames at 5 p.m., though the fire was zero percent contained Friday evening, said National Park Service spokesman Dan Johnson. The 15-acre Island Park Fire, located in the monument’s Rainb...</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> 58225693@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:39:02 MDT Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58225332-79/workers-wage-fast-mcdonald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58225332-79/workers-wage-fast-mcdonald.html.csp">Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T18:08:02.194-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 06:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years. About 1,300 workers are scheduled to attend sessions Friday and Saturday at an expo center in Villa Park, Illinois, where they’ll be asked to do “whatever it takes” to win $15-an-hour wages and a u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582253322014-07-25T18:08:02.194-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T18:08:02.194-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58225332@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:08:02 MDT Op-ed: Don’t oppose U.S. women’s museum, Sen. Lee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215787-82/women-history-utah-museum.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215787-82/women-history-utah-museum.html.csp">Op-ed: Don’t oppose U.S. women’s museum, Sen. Lee</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joyce Kinkead</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:02:01.975-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Several years ago, when I was working on a project to compile 19th century Utah schoolteachers’ narratives in a book, I found this quote from noted scholar Carolyn Heilbrun: “Women in the past have a dreadful tendency to disappear in a cloud of anonymity and silence.” Heilbrun felt that it was important to recover their voices and stories. I was also inspired by other scholars already at work recovering the voices and stories of Utah women: Claudia Bushman, Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, Lavina F...</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> 58215787@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:01 MDT Major League Soccer: DaMarcus Beasley agrees to deal with Houston Dynamo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217968-77/beasley-soccer-center-plans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217968-77/beasley-soccer-center-plans.html.csp">Major League Soccer: DaMarcus Beasley agrees to deal with Houston Dynamo</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T17:41:25.177-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. national team veteran DaMarcus Beasley has agreed to join the Houston Dynamo as a designated player. Beasley played every minute for the U.S. during the World Cup and played for Puebla in Mexico the past three seasons. The 32-year-old also played for PSV, Rangers and Hannover. He played four seasons with the Chicago Fire from 2000 to 2004. “Really excited to say that Im officially apart of the @HoustonDynamo family! Can’t wait to get started n meet everyone! #foreverorange,” Beasley wrote o...</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> 58217968@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:25 MDT L.A. Daily News: Gov. Perry’s border stunt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215100-82/border-guard-national-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215100-82/border-guard-national-gov.html.csp">L.A. Daily News: Gov. Perry’s border stunt</a></h4>