UINTAH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/UINTAH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah man found guilty of killing acquaintance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58325332-78/saenz-olsen-uintah-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58325332-78/saenz-olsen-uintah-according.html.csp">Utah man found guilty of killing acquaintance</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T21:48:37.481-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Following a week-long trial, a Uintah County man was convicted by a jury Friday of murdering an acquaintance last year. Jesse Anthony Saenz, 24, was charged in 8th District Court with murder, a first-degree felony, for the April 2013 shooting death of 22-year-old Elvis Zachary Olsen. Saenz also was charged with theft and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, both second-degree felonies. An 8th District Court jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding Saenz gui...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58325332@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:48:37 MDT Trial begins for man accused in 2013 Uintah County murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58301375-78/saenz-olsen-uintah-degree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58301375-78/saenz-olsen-uintah-degree.html.csp">Trial begins for man accused in 2013 Uintah County murder</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="2014-08-19T09:06:00.436-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Opening statements are expected Tuesday morning in a trial for a Utah man accused of murdering an acquaintance last year. Jesse Anthony Saenz, 24, is charged in 8th District Court with murder, a first-degree felony, as well as theft and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, both second-degree felonies. A jury was seated Monday for what is expected to be a week-long trial. On April 11, 2013, Elvis Zachary Olsen, 22, was found shot to death near Fort Duchesne on the Uintah and 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> 58301375@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:06:00 MDT Woman who shot boyfriend to death has not been arrested http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247697-78/woman-office-police-release.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247697-78/woman-office-police-release.html.csp">Woman who shot boyfriend to death has not been arrested</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="2014-07-31T22:58:08.895-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A woman who shot her boyfriend to death during a domestic dispute has not been arrested but is keeping police apprised of her whereabouts, the Uintah County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday in a news release. Just before midnight Tuesday, gunfire was reported at an address just north of Vernal, near 2600 North 500 East, according to Undersheriff John E. Laursen. Deputies arrived at a house where they found Curtis Dale Hardinger, 34, of Vernal, with a gunshot wound in his chest. He was rushed...</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> 58247697@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:58:08 MDT Uintah County shooting leaves one man dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241278-78/condition-county-dead-laursen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241278-78/condition-county-dead-laursen.html.csp">Uintah County shooting leaves one man dead</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="2014-07-30T21:03:35.065-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday it is investigating as a homicide a shooting incident that left a man dead and a woman hospitalized. Undersheriff John E. Laursen said that just before midnight Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to an address just north of Vernal, near 2600 North 500 East, on a report of gunfire. They found Curtis Dale Hardinger, 34, of Vernal, with a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported in very critical condition to Ashley Regional Medical...</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> 58241278@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:03:35 MDT Police identify man who died with teen in Uintah County rollover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58232485-78/county-crash-died-rollover.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58232485-78/county-crash-died-rollover.html.csp">Police identify man who died with teen in Uintah County rollover</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T19:10:18.944-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 07:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vernal • Authorities say a 21-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were killed in a rollover crash over the weekend in Dry Fork Canyon. The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year-old Vernal resident Trevor Cuch died after being ejected from the vehicle Saturday night. Authorities say the teen was taken to the Ashley Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Sheriff’s Cpl. Dustin Cheshire says people living nearby heard the crash and reported it about 8 p.m. Saturday. Cheshire says there w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582324852014-07-29T19:10:18.944-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T19:10:18.944-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232485@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:10:18 MDT Uintah deputies arrest anti-tar sands activists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206716-78/sands-tar-utah-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206716-78/sands-tar-utah-oil.html.csp">Uintah deputies arrest anti-tar sands activists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By David Self Newlin</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T22:08:56.176-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Twenty-one activists were arrested Monday during a “blockade” of a tar sands company’s construction equipment in eastern Utah, according to anti-tar sands groups who accused Uintah County sheriff’s deputies of “brutality.” The Sheriff’s Office declined to confirm the arrests Monday afternoon, except to say that all of its available deputies were at the site about 50 miles south of Vernal. By Monday night, the Sheriff’s Office still had not commented on the arrests. Beginning at 6 a.m., 80 prot...</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> 58206716@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:08:56 MDT Letter: State’s heavy hand in Uintah County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182855-82/county-state-utah-phosphate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182855-82/county-state-utah-phosphate.html.csp">Letter: State’s heavy hand in Uintah County</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:05:02.252-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I read with much interest your story (“Phosphate mine could harm Vernal’s water source,” July 7) and editorial on the phosphate mine that threatens Vernal and Uintah County’s water supply. The news piece ends talking about the county’s water protection ordinance. What you failed to mention is the ordinance passed by Uintah County is unenforceable because of language added to Utah State Code, Title 40 (chapter 8 sect. 5 sub part 2 c & d) . This part of Title 40 makes any such ordinance unenforcea...</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> 58182855@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:05:02 MDT Vernal preserves its precious bodily fluids ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58161809-82/http-www-com-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58161809-82/http-www-com-county.html.csp">Vernal preserves its precious bodily fluids ...</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="2014-07-08T14:18:02.937-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 02:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s probably been about seven years since I used the familiar Mark Twain quote in an editorial about how important water is, especially in the arid West. So I thought I could use it again. It still fits. But then I went to see “Dr. Strangelove” last night, the first in this summer’s series of free movies at the Gallivan Center. Now I wonder if I should have used the “precious bodily fluids” bit. Next time, maybe. — Uintah County draws the line at threat to water supply — Salt Lake Tribune Edito...</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> 58161809@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:18:02 MDT Editorial: Uintah County draws the line at threat to water supply http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58157525-82/county-uintah-utah-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58157525-82/county-uintah-utah-http.html.csp">Editorial: Uintah County draws the line at threat to water supply</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T17:13:34.091-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” — Mark Twain There probably is not a lot of whiskey in Utah’s Uintah County. But there’s not a whole lot of water, either. Which is why the good news from that neck of the woods is that local folks are not fighting, but coming together to protect their public water supply from what is, so far, only a possible threat. It sometimes seems that state and local officials are willing to befoul wildlife habitat, wild rivers, historic and prehi...</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> 58157525@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:13:34 MDT Eastern Utah motorcyclist dies from injuries in June crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58153896-78/manning-center-injuries-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58153896-78/manning-center-injuries-medical.html.csp">Eastern Utah motorcyclist dies from injuries in June crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T21:11:17.616-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 09:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Fort Duchesne man critically injured in a June 26 motorcycle accident has succumbed to his injuries. Uintah County sheriff’s Corporal Brian Fletcher said 45-year-old Albert Lance Manning lost control and crashed into a bar pit about 3 miles south of the eastern Utah town of Ballard. He was not wearing a helmet. Unconscious and unresponsive, Manning was found by a passerby who called 911. He was rushed to Uintah Basin Medical Center and then flown by helicopter to Intermountain Medical Center ...</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> 58153896@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:11:17 MDT Update: Recount affirms Uintah commissioner McKee’s three-vote win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58137968-90/mckee-county-haslem-uintah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58137968-90/mckee-county-haslem-uintah.html.csp">Update: Recount affirms Uintah commissioner McKee’s three-vote win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T11:01:15.144-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Facing a primary candidate arguing for fiscal restraint, Uintah County’s long-serving Commissioner Mike McKee won re-election by the slimmest of margins Tuesday following a count of provisional ballots. The three-term incumbent beat Vernal businessman Bart Haslem by three votes in the Republican primary, securing McKee the commission seat which has no other declared candidates. McKee is among Utah’s most prominent and influential county officials and a leading advocate for greater local contro...</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> 58137968@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:01:15 MDT Fort Duchesne motorcyclist remains critical after crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58122722-78/manning-crash-critical-duchesne.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58122722-78/manning-crash-critical-duchesne.html.csp">Fort Duchesne motorcyclist remains critical after crash</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="2014-06-27T18:26:19.833-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 06:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Fort Duchesne motorcyclist remained in critical condition Friday, the day after he lost control and crashed into a bar pit in eastern Utah. Uintah County sheriff’s Corporal Brian Fletcher identified the man as 45-year-old Albert Lance Manning. The accident occurred about 3 miles south of Ballard. Manning was not wearing a helmet, and Fletcher said that it appeared that alcohol was a factor in the 6:30 a.m. Thursday crash. Unconscious and unresponsive, Manning was found by a passer-by who call...</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> 58122722@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:26:19 MDT Motorcyclist critically hurt in Uintah County crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58120046-78/crash-motorcycle-release-uintah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58120046-78/crash-motorcycle-release-uintah.html.csp">Motorcyclist critically hurt in Uintah 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="2014-06-27T09:16:48.443-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Fort Duchesne man was critically hurt in a motorcycle crash. The 45-year-old lost control of the motorcycle before crashing into a bar pit near 4500 E. 3400 South in Independence, a few miles south of Ballard, according to a Uintah County Sheriff’s news release. He was not wearing a helmet and investigators suspect that alcohol factored into the crash, the release adds. A passer-by found the man and the wrecked motorcycle near the side of the road about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The man was unrespon...</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> 58120046@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:16:48 MDT