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Utah’s ample and amazing opportunities of possible outdoor adventure can be intimidating. Where do you start? The Salt Lake Tribune, in partnership with KUED-Channel 7, set about to create a multimedia cheat sheet to help motivate people to make their …

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  • West Jordan names new city manager
    Mark R. Palesh managed such cities as Riverton, Centerville and Lindon, Utah; Juneau, Alaska; and Niagara Falls and Auburn, N.Y. Now he has been hired...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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Katherine Lynn Estep Utah ranch staffer accused of sex acts with teen clients waives hearing
    A woman charged with engaging in sexual acts with boys housed at a Juab County area program for teens with behavioral problems has waived her right to...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ogden mother charged with having sex with teen boy
    Prosecutors have charged an Ogden woman with multiple felonies for alleged sex acts with a teen boy whom police say was a friend of her son. The 37-ye...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 11:18 am   |     |   Share
    Top 5 reasons to become a Girl Scout volunteer
    #1 Make a Difference in Girls’ Lives: Girl Scout volunteers play a huge role in providing girls with fun opportunities for adventure, friendship, and ...

    Updated Sep 01 2015 11:35 am   |     |   Share

    News roundup: Jeb Bush decides to take the fight to Donald Trump, will it work?
    What did the EPA know? Bush takes it to Trump. Some Mitt donors still hold out hope. Happy Wednesday. Jeb Bush has had enoug. He released an attack ...

    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:32 am   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A roadside memorial has been put up for Stevan Chambers near 2900 S, and 9100 W in Magna, Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Chambers was killed Monday, and another body was found Wednesday at nearby Copper Park. Police confirm that Magna woman, too, was shot to death
    Unified Police detectives confirmed Wednesday that a 26-year-old Magna woman, whose body was found two days after a man was shot to death just blocks ...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 12:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police handcuff a protester in Baltimore on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, near the city's Inner Harbor. Dozens of protesters marched in the street after rallying at a nearby courthouse, where motion hearings for officers charged in Freddie Gray's death were scheduled. (AP Photo/Brian Witte) Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man
    Baltimore • A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused in the death in April of a black man who was...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 10:06 am   |     |   Share
  • In this June 24, 2015, photo provided by Compass Data/USGS, Blaine Horner of CompassData probes the snow pack at the highest point in North America along with setting up Global Position System equipment for precise summit elevation data on top of Denali in Denali National Park, Ak. The U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, that the new official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology. (Blaine Horner/Compass Data/USGS via AP) North America’s tallest mountain gets new name — and height
    Anchorage, Alaska • North America’s tallest mountain doesn’t just have a new name. It also has a new elevation. Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly k...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 09:42 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: The LDS Church and immigration reform
    Although the LDS Church has long advocated a compassionate approach to immigration reform, some members are giving the church a nudge on social media ...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 12:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • Officials investigate mass baptism of players, coach on school football field
    Villa Rica, Ga. • A school district says it’s investigating a mass baptism on a public high school football field after video footage of the Aug. 17 i...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 11:07 am   |     |   Share
  • University of Utah launches new public policy institute
    The University of Utah will launch a new institute Wednesday designed to help inform public policy solutions for elected officials and business and co...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 09:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of KUTV News
A field fire in Cottonwood Heights forced some evacuations of homes on Tuesday. Crews in mop-up stage at scene of Cottonwood Heights field fire
    Firefighters, having doused the final, stubborn flames of a Cottonwood Heights field fire that forced evacuation of dozens of homes, on Wednesday care...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
    Atlanta ward offers a new Mormon Sabbath experience: a class for single parents
    Last spring, as her LDS congregation was gearing up to launch yet another “special” Sunday school class on “marriage and the family,” then-Atlanta War...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 10:05 am   |     |   Share

  • Pocatello shelter forced to kill cats to stop viral outbreak
    Pocatello, Idaho • The city of Pocatello says the entire population of cats at its animal shelter will be euthanized to stop the spread of an upper re...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah lawmaker: Military pensions should be tax-exempt
    Ogden, Utah • A state lawmaker says retired service members in Utah should be allowed to collect their military pensions without the state taking out ...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Pittsburgh man jailed in toddler stepson’s fatal shooting
    Pittsburgh • Pittsburgh police say a man jailed in the fatal shooting of his toddler stepson gave differing accounts of the shooting. Online court rec...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:57 am   |     |   Share
    Utah Lit: ‘Our Souls at Night’ by Kent Haruf
    Some couples share a song, some have a special place. In Kent Haruf’s novel “Our Souls at Night,” Addie Moore and Louis Waters cherish quiet evenings ...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • Las Vegas’ new ad campaign pushes ‘sexy’ watering habits
    Las Vegas • Another part of the drought-ridden West is attempting to make water conservation sexy, this time with funny ads in Las Vegas. The Southern...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Plastic surgeon Anthony Echo marks areas to prepare for surgery to separate Frank Reyes' hand from his abdomen at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reyes, whose hand was badly burned, spent three weeks with his left hand surgically tucked under a pocket of tissue in his belly to give it time to heal and form a new blood supply. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) A bold move to save a man’s hand: Tucking it into his tummy
    Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the “sci-fi” surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather’s badly burned hand. “They’...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • File- This March 17, 2015 file photo shows Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. speaking during the 110th annual dinner of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Lackawanna County at Genetti Manor in Dickson City, Pa.   Biden is headed to Florida, where he’s sure to get a glimpse of his presidential prospects as he considers a late entry into the 2016 Democratic primaries. (Christopher Dolan/The Times & Tribune via AP) Biden to test political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016
    Washington • Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Florida, where he’s sure to get a glimpse of his presidential prospects as he considers a late entr...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Obama hikes with Bear Grylls in Alaska, won’t eat bugs
    More Clinton emails released. Obama to play nature survivalist. Utah County finds an elections compromise. Happy Tuesday. President Barack Obama is ...

    Updated Sep 01 2015 06:57 am   |     |   Share

  • Police search from a helicopter for suspects in the shooting of a police officer, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015  in Fox Lake, Ill. Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men. Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles are conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois for the individuals  believed to be involved in the death of the three-decade member of the department and a father of four sons. (AP Photo/Michael Schmidt) Hunt for 3 suspects in Illinois officer’s death continues
    Fox Lake, Ill. • Law enforcement officials broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a popular veteran police officer i...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • This undated public document from Massachusetts probate records provided by ancestry.com, shows a portion of Daniel Webster's will. A three-year digitization project by the genealogical research firm will make available online, starting Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, wills and probate records of about 100 million Americans from the Colonial era to the beginning of the 21st century. (Massachusetts Probate Records/ancestry.com via AP) Wills of millions of Americans now available online
    Boston • Paul Revere left all his household furniture to an unmarried daughter. Harriet Beecher Stowe bequeathed her stock in several railroads and a ...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Migrants shout slogans in front of the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, as hundreds demanded to be let on trains to Germany. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) Hungary blocks migrants from trains; 11 drown off Turkey
    Budapest, Hungary • Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest’s main international train station Wednesday as Hungarian police blo...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. is seen in Wilmington, Del. Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory in spite of furious opposition. Democrats Coons and Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania became the 32nd and 33rd senators to announce support for the deal, just one shy of the 34 votes needed to uphold an Obama veto of GOP legislation aimed at blocking it.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal
    Washington • President Barack Obama is just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal and cement a foreign policy ...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah forecast: A stubborn, gradual, hot, breezy summer exit ahead
    It’s a breezy, warm midweek forecast for Utah, the kind of dying burst of summer weather that actor, author and musician Henry Rollins knows well. Sep...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 10:34 am   |     |   Share
  • People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Utah’s Bishop, Chaffetz say EPA knew mine spill was likely but didn’t act
    Two congressmen from Utah say that if the EPA knew Colorado’s defunct Gold King Mine was likely to release contaminated water, it should have taken ac...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 11:06 pm   |     |   Share
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Jo ann Roble works at Hill Air Force Base, post WWII. WWII put Utah women to work, changed face of the state
    During World War II, the United States and its Allies defeated enemies on two sides of the globe, but the impact on Utah cut across many fronts. In fa...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 11:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Group prods fellow Mormons to get behind family-friendly immigration reform
    Mormons teach, preach and sing about families being together forever in heaven, but some members of the Utah-based faith want to exclude one group fro...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:30 am   |     |   Share
    The Utah Effect: McKinley lost a mountain, but he isn’t one of Utah’s snubbed presidents
    President William McKinley no longer has a mountain named after him but he’s still connected to dozens of creeks, parks, post offices and government b...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah man pleads to lesser charge in brochure-chucking case
    A Utah man once accused of commercial terrorism has resolved the criminal case against him, pleading no contest last week to lesser charges. Scott Eck...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 06:56 pm   |     |   Share
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