WASATCH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WASATCH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Heber named among Top 10 small U.S. towns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211097-78/towns-com-heber-livability.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211097-78/towns-com-heber-livability.html.csp">Heber named among Top 10 small U.S. towns</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="2014-07-23T21:25:08.389-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Heber City was named Tuesday as one of the nation’s Top 10 small towns in which to live. The Wasatch County city popped up at No. 8 on Livability.com’s list, behind Los Alamos, N.M.; Northfield, Minn.; Lebanon, N.H.; Hood River, Ore.; Port Angeles, Wash.; Glenwood Springs, Colo.; and Spearfish, S.D. Heber (population 13,000) finished just ahead of Traverse City, Mich., and Hailey, Idaho. Heber’s “low crime rate, good schools and excellent health-care system attract families to the area and help...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58211097@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:25:08 MDT Inflation rising faster in Utah than around country http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210909-79/percent-prices-average-front.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210909-79/percent-prices-average-front.html.csp">Inflation rising faster in Utah than around country</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:06:20.787-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Consumer prices along the Wasatch Front rose more rapidly in June than they did elsewhere in the country. But over the past year, the rate of inflation in Utah’s population center (1.8 percent) remains below the national average (2.1 percent), according to the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) report released Tuesday. Zions spokeswoman Heidi Prokop said Wasatch Front prices rose 0.6 percent between May and June, three times the national increase (0.2 percent). Transportation co...</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> 58210909@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:06:20 MDT Gale Dick, co-founder of Save Our Canyons, dies at 88 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58201363-78/dick-canyons-save-tim.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58201363-78/dick-canyons-save-tim.html.csp">Gale Dick, co-founder of Save Our Canyons, dies at 88</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T23:01:35.29-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After traveling the world, Gale Dick, a retired University of Utah physics professor, decided the best place he had ever visited was in his own backyard. “The most amazing place I’ve ever been, the most stunning place in the world is the Lone Peak Cirque, without a doubt. It is truly a magnificent and wonderful place,” Dick said a few years ago, according to Carl Fisher, executive director of Save Our Canyons. That love of the Wasatch Mountains, as well as of the community, prompted Dick to co...</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> 58201363@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:01:35 MDT College hockey: BYU, Utah, USU, Weber to face off in Wasatch Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58161035-77/team-tournament-utah-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58161035-77/team-tournament-utah-cup.html.csp">College hockey: BYU, Utah, USU, Weber to face off in Wasatch Cup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tierra Smith </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T17:36:28.041-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">College hockey bragging rights in the Beehive State can now be claimed, thanks to the formation of the Wasatch Cup, a tournament that will feature BYU, Utah, Utah State and Weber State. The debut of the annual tournament is scheduled for Jan. 30-31, 2015 at the Salt lake City Sports Complex. The tournament site will rotate between the four school every year. The tournament matchups will be decided by the third ACHA West Ranking, to be released on Dec. 15. The highest-ranked team will play 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> 58161035@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:28 MDT Rainbow Family arrests filling up Wasatch County jail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58144630-78/rigby-county-jail-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58144630-78/rigby-county-jail-family.html.csp">Rainbow Family arrests filling up Wasatch County jail</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="2014-07-02T22:25:15.953-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 10:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Wasatch County jail has neared its capacity this week with arrests at the Rainbow Family Gathering near Heber. Officers have arrested about 50 of the 6,000 visitors at the communal campout, estimated Wasatch County sheriff’s spokesman Jared Rigby. Twenty of those remain in the county jail of just under 100 beds, pushing the inmate population to capacity on Tuesday and near-capacity on Monday and Wednesday. “We’re trying to get them into court on a daily basis,” Rigby said. But, while the inf...</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> 58144630@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:25:15 MDT Horse racing: Auto Rotate takes Wasatch Handicap at Wyoming Downs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58127736-77/auto-rotate-downs-wyoming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58127736-77/auto-rotate-downs-wyoming.html.csp">Horse racing: Auto Rotate takes Wasatch Handicap at Wyoming Downs</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T23:29:18.398-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Evanston, Wyo. • Long shot Auto Rotate prevailed in a blanket finish Saturday afternoon to win the $9,900 Wasatch Handicap at Wyoming Downs. Owned and trained by Owen Udy, Auto Rotate was sent off at odds of 13-to-1 but defeated Steffiesclassic Dash by a nose in the 300-yard event. Whata Corona Runner, the 5-to-2 favorite in the wagering, finished sixth despite being beaten by only one-half length. Ridden by Todd Thomas, Auto Rotate was timed in 15.856 seconds under jockey Todd Thomas. Winning 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> 58127736@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:29:18 MDT Horse racing: Whata Corona Runner, Joe Legacy collide at Wyoming Downs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58123280-77/runner-corona-whata-joe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58123280-77/runner-corona-whata-joe.html.csp">Horse racing: Whata Corona Runner, Joe Legacy collide at Wyoming Downs</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T23:33:31.13-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Evanston, Wyo. • The $9,900 Wasatch Handicap highlights the weekend of racing at Wyoming Downs. Ten horses have been entered in Saturday’s 300-yard dash for three-year-olds and up, including Whata Corona Runner. The 5-year-old son of 2001 All-American Futurity winner AB What a Runner, Whata Corona Runner is owned by Dennie and Kris Hill, trained by Brent Williams and will be ridden by Tyson Lusk. Whata Corona Runner will break from the No. 9 post in the Wasatch Handicap. He has won five of 24 ra...</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> 58123280@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:33:31 MDT Utah forecast: Warm along the Wasatch Front, a scorcher in St. George http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58124824-78/weather-sunday-upper-forecast.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58124824-78/weather-sunday-upper-forecast.html.csp">Utah forecast: Warm along the Wasatch Front, a scorcher in St. George</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T12:03:55.978-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 12:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Get ready for a pleasant weekend along the Wasatch Front and a scorcher in St. George. The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures in Salt Lake City will reach the mid 80s on Saturday under sunny skies and will drop to about 60 overnight. Sunday is expected to be a little warmer, with the thermometer reaching the upper 80s. The low once again will dip to about 60 degrees. Temperatures in Provo should reach the mid 80s on Saturday and the low 90s on Sunday, with lows both nights ...</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> 58124824@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:03:55 MDT Rainbow Gathering’s Hitler attacked someone with tire iron, too, prosecutor says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58114057-78/rainbow-garcia-gathering-novak.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58114057-78/rainbow-garcia-gathering-novak.html.csp">Rainbow Gathering’s Hitler attacked someone with tire iron, too, prosecutor says</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="2014-06-26T08:33:25.508-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 08:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Prosecutors may file additional charges against the 32-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed a man in the head and shoulder at the Rainbow Family Gathering outside of Heber City. Wednesday morning, Leilani Novak-Garcia, who people at the gathering called “Hitler,” arrived for her initial appearance in the 4th District Court. Novak-Garcia is charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a 45-year-old man who was trying to get her to stop honking her car horn. In addition to the attempted m...</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> 58114057@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:33:25 MDT 20,000 members of counterculture group expected in Utah, officials remain alert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58080048-78/gathering-rainbow-heber-wasatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58080048-78/gathering-rainbow-heber-wasatch.html.csp">20,000 members of counterculture group expected in Utah, officials remain alert</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="2014-06-18T09:44:01.775-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 09:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Heber City is bracing for a flood of up to 20,000 peace-minded campers who are expected to stream into the national forest some 15 miles east of the town for the 43rd annual Rainbow Gathering. The campers, according to a letter distributed by Wasatch County, began to arrive over the weekend and are expected to linger until August in the area of the west fork of the Duchesne River in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Home to just over 12,000 souls, Heber City could see its population do...</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> 58080048@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:44:01 MDT More skin in the game. Bare shoulders in Utah continue to draw attention ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58046947-82/yearbook-sltrib-com-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58046947-82/yearbook-sltrib-com-http.html.csp">More skin in the game. Bare shoulders in Utah continue to draw attention ...</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="2014-06-09T16:35:00.027-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 04:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One new case. And a lot more commentary on that older one. — Reporter booted from court for bare shoulders — Andrew Howell | Ogden Standard-Examiner “Apparently, a security guard at Ogden’s 2nd District Court is either a Wasatch High graduate, or a former administrator at the school. ... “ ... On Tuesday, new justice reporter Morgan Briesmaster went to court to cover a case along with fellow reporter Ben Lockhart. As they proceeded through security, Morgan was told that she wouldn’t be allowed i...</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> 58046947@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:35:00 MDT Op-ed: ‘One Wasatch’ plan is for marketers, not for skiers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028792-82/wasatch-utah-ski-backcountry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028792-82/wasatch-utah-ski-backcountry.html.csp">Op-ed: ‘One Wasatch’ plan is for marketers, not for skiers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erme Catino</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T16:52:02.397-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This summer, members of Ski Utah, a marketing firm owned and operated by the 14 statewide ski resorts, will travel the United States touting the state’s greatest snow on earth and their preliminary plans for One Wasatch. Their goal, in its most simplistic form, is to increase skier visits to their resorts and challenge competing states such as Colorado, Vermont, Washington, etc. Their holy grail, aside from the legendary Utah powder, has been an interconnect among the central Wasatch resorts, 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> 58028792@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:52:02 MDT Op-ed: Wasatch educators will learn from their shaming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58032548-82/girls-heber-bad-wasatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58032548-82/girls-heber-bad-wasatch.html.csp">Op-ed: Wasatch educators will learn from their shaming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Karen Schwartz-Clover</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T16:52:02.618-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Don’t go shopping showing any cleavage!” I read in an email from my dad. He continued, “The Heber City seniors’ doctored yearbook photos are worldwide news.” My dad lives in Tasmania, an island state of Australia that is literally on the other side of the world. What I had experienced for the three years I worked in Heber City at the Wasatch School District had gone global! My journey to Heber involved marrying a man I met at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City where I was promoting my...</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> 58032548@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:52:02 MDT Letter: You’re in proud company, Wasatch students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58027244-82/wasatch-600-age-ago.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58027244-82/wasatch-600-age-ago.html.csp">Letter: You’re in proud company, Wasatch students</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T15:35:01.935-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 03:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At merely 17 years — the same age as many of today’s high schoolers — Joan of Arc became the supreme general of what was left of the beleaguered French army. She then led the spectacular military campaign that broke England’s back in the One Hundred Years War, and which ultimately allowed France to reclaim its independence. Upon her capture a few months later, she was turned over to an ecclesiastical court. There she was charged with dozens of crimes against her God and church, including idolatr...</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> 58027244@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:35:01 MDT Letter: The greatest cover-up at Wasatch High http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58008504-82/cover-greatest-photos-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58008504-82/cover-greatest-photos-sltrib.html.csp">Letter: The greatest cover-up at Wasatch High</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T07:34:02.792-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 07:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">School officials at Wasatch High School have pulled off perhaps the greatest cover-up since Watergate by using Photoshop to cover up some plunging necklines among some of its female students in the school yearbook. This was wrong for several reasons. The school not only discriminated against females, but it also altered their photos without their permission. It made their photos look odd, as they were definitely not of the current style. And the school’s actions were uneven, as some girls’ pho...</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> 58008504@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:34:02 MDT Utah forecast: Warm along Wasatch Front, hot, dry in south http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58016984-78/utah-weather-forecast-dry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58016984-78/utah-weather-forecast-dry.html.csp">Utah forecast: Warm along Wasatch Front, hot, dry in south</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="2014-06-02T13:38:53.398-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Northern Utahns looked for warm and pleasant weather as the work week got under way, but in the state’s southern reaches it will be just plain hot — and dangerously dry. While the Wasatch Front expected high temperatures Tuesday in the low-80s, a few degrees cooler than Monday’s forecast, the mercury will climb into the mid- to upper-90s in parched and windy Utah’s Dixie. Humidity will dip to a bone-dry 5 percent or less in southwestern Utah. Combined with winds of 30-40 mph, that brought a “Red...</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> 58016984@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:38:53 MDT Students say altered yearbook photos meant to shame them http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58000870-78/baum-photos-montoya-yearbook.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58000870-78/baum-photos-montoya-yearbook.html.csp">Students say altered yearbook photos meant to shame them</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="2014-05-30T07:26:36.284-06:00">Updated May 30, 2014 07:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A group of female high school students in Wasatch County say their school took “modesty” standards too far when their yearbook photos were digitally altered to cover up skin. Several girls at Wasatch High School opened their yearbooks this week to find sleeves and higher necklines drawn onto their images — in some cases haphazardly, they said. “I was shocked,” said sophomore Kimberly Montoya, whose sleeveless blouse appeared in the yearbook with short sleeves added. Sophomore Shelby Baum found ...</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> 58000870@www.sltrib.com Fri, 30 May 2014 07:26:36 MDT