NATIONAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NATIONAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Public lands grab is fringe politics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347916-82/utah-lands-fringe-dakota.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347916-82/utah-lands-fringe-dakota.html.csp">Letter: Public lands grab is fringe politics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.566-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wake up, Utah. As the Republican Party moves ever farther to the right, it is becoming less representative of the true political feelings of the vast majority of Utahns. Most residents of Utah are much more centrist-leaning than the dogma of the fringe right. Why do we keep electing such radical representatives? Certainly one reason is because of the low voter turnout and the feeling that one vote really doesn’t matter. An example of one extreme view of our elected officials is this nonsense of...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58347916@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 MDT Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348712-68/bugs-bacteria-gilbert-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348712-68/bugs-bacteria-gilbert-health.html.csp">Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURAN NEERGAARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:49:30.133-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you’ll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too. In fact, researchers who studied seven families in Illinois, Washington and California could easily match up who lived where using their microscopic roommates, almost like CSI for germs. Thursday’s study is p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583487122014-08-28T16:49:30.133-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:49:30.133-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348712@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:49:30 MDT RSL’s Nick Rimando called in for USMNT friendly in Czech Republic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/58347883-49/rimando-sept-team-brazil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/58347883-49/rimando-sept-team-brazil.html.csp">RSL’s Nick Rimando called in for USMNT friendly in Czech Republic</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:12.977-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nick Rimando’s 2014 tour with the United States men’s national team did not end in Brazil. Real Salt Lake’s 35-year-old goalkeeper was the lone Major League Soccer representative called into coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s 22-man roster for the upcoming USMNT friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan and Southhampton’s Cody Cropper were Klinsmann’s other two goalkeepers called in for the friendly next Wednesday. Rimando is yet to lose a match wit...</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> 58347883@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:12 MDT Prep notes: UHSAA to vote on realignment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58318484-190/football-proposal-uhsaa-thursday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58318484-190/football-proposal-uhsaa-thursday.html.csp">Prep notes: UHSAA to vote on realignment</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="2014-08-23T23:04:37.581-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Those who like or dislike the proposal to base part of high school football realignment criteria on past success will have one last chance to voice their opinion before the Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees votes on the proposal. A realignment public hearing is scheduled Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the UHSAA offices at 199 E. 7200 South in Midvale. The Board of Trustees will then vote on the proposal at its meeting Thursday that begins at 9 a.m. UHSAA assistant director Bar...</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> 58318484@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:37 MDT Letter: Recreation fees are double taxation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343133-82/fees-bishop-double-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343133-82/fees-bishop-double-federal.html.csp">Letter: Recreation fees are double taxation</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:26:15.446-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the National Parks Service celebrates its 98th birthday, Rob Bishop, U. S. House of Representatives District 1, has introduced the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014 (HR 5204) to charge access fees for our national forests and other federal public lands. Yes, fees in addition to the taxes already paid. Imagine a fee to hike, ride your horse, snowmobile, ride an ATV or picnic. A fee to use the now free shuttle buses at Zion and Bryce national parks, or stop at a vi...</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> 58343133@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 MDT Utah Bucket List: Violinist in tune with Zion National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247716-78/zion-park-national-panitch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247716-78/zion-park-national-panitch.html.csp">Utah Bucket List: Violinist in tune with 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="2014-08-14T11:16:23.119-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Zion National Park • As a violinist, Rachel Panitch never expected her name to be linked to those of Ansel Adams, William Henry Jackson, George Catlin, Henry Thoreau and Thomas Moran. But, thanks to a National Park Service program that lets artists live temporarily in parks across the country, the Boston resident can be grouped with the painters, photographers and writers who helped preserve and promote the nation’s most scenic locations. Panitch, who also composes music, spent the month of Apri...</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> 58247716@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:16:23 MDT Orem to host national hoops tournament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58342918-52/teams-tournament-lone-peak.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58342918-52/teams-tournament-lone-peak.html.csp">Orem to host national hoops tournament</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:03.246-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It seems weird writing about basketball when football season has just begun. But Orem High hoops coach Golden Holt has already recruited some of the nation’s top teams to compete in the fourth annual FreeTaxUSA.com Shootout December 11 through December 13 on the Golden Tigers’ home floor. Utah participants include four-time defending 5A champion Lone Peak, Orem, Timpview, Jordan, Wasatch Academy and Timanogos. Two top Colorado teams, Overland and Denver East,; Richland, Wash.; Kahuka, Hawaii, an...</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> 58342918@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:03 MDT Missing Russian student found dead in Grand Teton National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326855-68/amp-body-park-sagiev.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326855-68/amp-body-park-sagiev.html.csp">Missing Russian student found dead in Grand Teton National Park</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T21:48:36.953-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moose, Wyo. • A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead. The body of 20-year-old Aleksandr “Sasha” Sagiev was found in the park Friday. The student from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, was reported missing Monday after going for a hike. After a three-day search, Sagiev’s body was discovered below a steep traverse, known as Cache Couloir, in Glacier Gulch. His body was found at an elevation of about 9,400 feet, and was removed via helicopter long-line. The Natio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583268552014-08-22T21:48:36.953-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T21:48:36.953-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326855@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:48:36 MDT Op-ed: Protect Jordan River Parkway, Utah’s dancing place http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310605-82/jordan-river-utah-parkway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310605-82/jordan-river-utah-parkway.html.csp">Op-ed: Protect Jordan River Parkway, Utah’s dancing place</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Janalee Tobias</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:29:08.451-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Take earth for your own large room and the floor of earth carpeted with sunlight and hung round with silver wind for your dancing place” Is there any question where acclaimed Utah poet May Swenson received her inspiration and imagery for her award-winning visionary poems about the universe’s basic beauty and balance of our fragile and miraculous world? If you had to think about the answer, you need to get out and explore our pretty, great state. Utah is blessed with 21 national parks and mon...</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> 58310605@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:29:08 MDT Jim Dabakis: By compromise or executive order, Greater Canyonlands needs protection http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309632-82/canyonlands-greater-utah-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309632-82/canyonlands-greater-utah-national.html.csp">Jim Dabakis: By compromise or executive order, Greater Canyonlands needs protection</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">BY JIM DABAKIS</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:32:38.809-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Edward Abbey called Utah’s Canyonlands area “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth — there is nothing else like it anywhere.” He was right. Two hundred and ninety million years in the making, this pristine land is the soul of America. Its solace and tranquility refresh those who come to its well. At 1.4 million acres, Greater Canyonlands (including Canyonlands National Park’s 337,598 acres) is the largest roadless property in America outside of Alaska. It is a unique ecosystem unlik...</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> 58309632@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:32:38 MDT Sen. Bramble becomes president-elect of national group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326038-90/acaprimer-award-becomes-bramble.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326038-90/acaprimer-award-becomes-bramble.html.csp">Sen. Bramble becomes president-elect of national group</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T21:48:37.388-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, was elevated Friday to president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures, setting him up to become the president next year. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that acts as a policy clearinghouse and research center, sharing information with 7,383 state lawmakers nationwide and their 20,000 staff members. Bramble served as vice president of the organization during the past year. He now succeeds Debbie Smith, a Democrat from Nevada, who becomes the gr...</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> 58326038@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:48:37 MDT Salt Lake City’s Beerhive Pub a finalist in national competition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58321798-223/beer-beerhive-pub-bars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58321798-223/beer-beerhive-pub-bars.html.csp">Salt Lake City’s Beerhive Pub a finalist in national competition</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:44:31.627-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Beerhive Pub in Salt Lake City is a finalist in the 2014 Great American Beer Bars competition. To win the national honor, fans need to vote for the pub at the national Craft Beer website. Deadline is Friday, Sept. 5 at noon. The Beerhive, located at 128 S. Main, is one of 10 bars nominated in the Mountain West Region. It is competing against bars from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho and Nevada. Once the voting has ended, the top three craft beer establishments from each of the five regions will be ...</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> 58321798@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:44:31 MDT Keeper Tim Howard taking break from US team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58322726-77/howard-break-cup-taking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58322726-77/howard-break-cup-taking.html.csp">Keeper Tim Howard taking break from US team</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T23:43:17.208-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from U.S. national team duties. The three-time World Cup veteran has asked U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann not to consider him for selection to the roster until September 2015. Howard is not retiring from international play, however; the decision is driven mainly by his desire to spend more time with his family. Howard, 35, will continue playing for Everton in the English Premier League. Klinsmann and Howard had extensive conversations ...</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> 58322726@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:17 MDT Drones banned in Arches, Canyonlands and southeast Utah monuments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310354-78/drones-national-park-parks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310354-78/drones-national-park-parks.html.csp">Drones banned in Arches, Canyonlands and southeast Utah monuments</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="2014-08-18T22:19:12.436-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Photographers and videographers are always looking for new ways to capture the wonders of America’s national parks. The use of drones — remote-controlled miniature aircraft that can be mounted with cameras — is the newest craze. But continued issues with the high-tech toys has led to bans in parks across the country, including the formal prohibition issued Monday for Arches and Canyonlands parks as well as Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. Kate Cannon, the superintendent of thos...</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> 58310354@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:19:12 MDT Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310408-78/parks-national-drones-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310408-78/parks-national-drones-utah.html.csp">Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:23:28.708-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City • Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility. They have seen an increase in use of drones in the last two years. In June, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis directed all parks to take steps to prohibit the use of the increasingly popular aircraft that are often used...</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> 58310408@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:23:28 MDT Child falls to death in Yellowstone canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58309810-68/yellowstone-canyon-park-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58309810-68/yellowstone-canyon-park-child.html.csp">Child falls to death in Yellowstone canyon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THe Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:39:09.712-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. • A young girl has died after falling about 550 feet while hiking in Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service says the accident occurred Sunday morning in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The victim’s name, age and hometown have not been released. According to the Park Service, the girl and members of her family were hiking down a trail on the north side of the canyon to the Brink of the Lower Falls overlook. The agency says the child apparently st...</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> 58309810@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:39:09 MDT Washington Post: Don’t pass ‘coup clause’ with a national security waiver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309173-82/administration-congress-national-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309173-82/administration-congress-national-security.html.csp">Washington Post: Don’t pass ‘coup clause’ with a national security waiver</a></h4>