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  • FILE - This undated handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan, shows The Four Corners area, in red, left, is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009 (dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. Satellite data spotted a surprising hot spot of the potent heat-trapping gas methane over part of the American southwest. Those measurements hint that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considerably underestimates leaks of natural gas, also called methane. In a new look at methane from space, the four corners area of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah jump out in glowing red with about 1.3 million pounds of methane a year. That’s about 80 percent more than the EPA figured and traps more heat than all the carbon dioxide produced yearly in Sweden. (AP Photo/NASA, JPL-Caltech, University of Michigan) Next steps outlined as scientists study methane hot spot over Four Corners
    Farmington, N.M. • Researchers have a plan for trying to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the Four Corners region. They out...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (With the flags of France and Utah behind him, Sam Boyack smiles moments after receiving the French Legion of Honor on April 18, 2015, in a ceremony at the state Capitol. Boyack, 91, of Sandy, was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and participated in the liberation of France. Photo by Nate Carlisle/The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah World War II veteran receives honor from France
    A representative of France on Saturday presented the French Legion of Honor to a World War II veteran from Sandy. Sam Boyack, 91, received the medal ...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Family members at the funeral of former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter, in South Jordan on Saturday. Former Utah Gov. Bangerter remembered fondly as hardworking, caring
    Most Utahns knew Norm Bangerter only as the state’s 13th governor. But mourners focused on his private life Saturday, praising him as a hardworking ...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 08:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    In Salt Lake City, we are lucky to have many avenues to experience art, and dollar for dollar, it’s easy to feel the value when experienced with frien...
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  • POLYGAMY
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
UEP fiduciary Bruce Wisan takes his seat prior to a meeting held at Mohave Community College in Colorado City to discuss the UEP distribution, Saturday, August 9, 2014. The annual report on Utah’s polygamous trust — more money, problem towns, problem people
    Bruce Wisan, the fiduciary in charge of the United Effort Plan, has submitted his annual report on the trust. On the whole, it describes an environmen...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 04:13 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah security guard accidentally shoots another guard
    A security guard accidentally shot and wounded a fellow guard in South Jordan. After a firearms training session Saturday morning, a group of security...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Court: Navajo presidential election cannot be held Tuesday
    Flagstaff, Ariz. • A Navajo Nation judge has ruled that election officials cannot move forward with Tuesday’s belated presidential contest, but the de...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 07:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah forecast: The weekend is warming up
    The Salt Lake City Marathon runners have a sunny day to celebrate their accomplishments. The capital city is expected to see mostly clear skies and gr...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 10:36 am   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: Clinton flies commercial, carries own bag in ‘everywoman’ push
    Clinton flies commercial, carries own bag in ‘everywoman’ push. Kirk Jowers to leave U. for corporate gig. Herbert optimistic Utah GOP infighting will...

    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:06 am   |     |   Share

  • Utahns eyeing possible update of No Child Left Behind
    New movement in Washington on No Child Left Behind has Utah education policymakers optimistic that change is coming to the widely criticized federal l...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A view of the Carbon Power Plant, a 60-year-old coal-fired electical-generating station, near Helper, Utah Friday, September 27, 2013.The plant was retired Wednesday in the face of EPA's new emission standards for mercury and other toxic pollutants. Rather than upgrade the plant, Rocky Mountain Power retired the plant five years early. Utah’s oldest coal plant retired in face of new EPA standards
    The turbines of Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plant have stopped spinning. Rocky Mountain Power took its 60-year-old Carbon Power Plant offline Wedne...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police find hundreds of pieces of allegedly stolen Utah mail in woman’s van
    South Jordan police found hundreds of pieces of allegedly stolen mail in a woman’s van. On Thursday night, residents called police about a Chevrolet v...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • TRIBTALK
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Former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter (right) describes some of the Commision's findings as current Utah Governor Gary Herbert listens at left. The Commission to Optimize State Government members presented Utah Gov. Gary Herbert with its report ñ the result of a nearly yearlong effort to identify areas for increased efficiency within State government  in Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 19, 2010. Behind the Headlines: Dabakis out, Bangerter remembered, uranium plan on hold
    Political allies and opponents fondly remember former Gov. Norm Bangerter, who died Tuesday. State officials hit the pause button for public comment o...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 12:23 pm   |     |   Share

  • Draper home extensively damaged after blaze breaks out in garage
    A blaze extensively damaged a Draper home Friday evening. The fire started in the garage about 8 p.m., on the 1700 East block of Crimson Oak Drive (13...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Rancher Chris Odekerken poses for a portrait along K2825 on his property on Glendale Bench Wednesday May 8, 2013. Utah Supreme Court request could have big implications for state's bid to claim roads on federal land
    Three federal judges are asking the Utah Supreme Court to clarify the meaning of a short section of Utah law that has big implications for counties’ c...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center volunteersDebra Hampton, paints a room in the old Guadalupe school building, which will be the new site for The INN Between, Utah’s first non-profit house for homeless people in Salt Lake City. April 17, 2015. Volunteers opening hospice to care for dying homeless Utahns
    Everyone needs a comfortable place to die. And the street isn’t it. But each year, dozens of homeless Utahns die as they lived — without a home. A ne...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 10:05 am   |     |   Share
  • TRIBTALK
    Trib Geek: A&E best bets for your weekend
    On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means, food writer Kathy Stephenson and TV critic Scott Pierce talk about mini-bottles, seafood ...
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  • Uintah County man charged with murdering his brother
    A Ballard man has been charged with shooting and killing his brother. Craig A. Antonio, 27, was charged Friday in 8th District Court with murder, a fi...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man who shot his friend at a birthday party sentenced to prison
    The last time Rita Miera saw her son alive, he was with Donald Orlando Valdez. “I asked him to keep an eye on my son,” Miera told a Salt Lake City jud...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  
Traffic moves south along the Bangerter Highway in 2003. Funding plans may make Bangerter Highway, U.S. 89 more like true freeways
    Bangerter Highway and Davis County’s U.S. 89 will soon become more like true freeways under plans released Friday by the state Transportation Commissi...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 02:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • TRIBTALK
    Trib Talk: The impact of looming water shortages on Utahns
    Despite this week’s spring snowfall, state and local officials are bracing for drought and encouraging conservation. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Salt L...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 12:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • Keldon S. Cook

Courtesy  |  Davis County Jail
Former counselor for Mormon overnight youth program arrested for allegedly sexually abusing boy
    Police have arrested a man for allegedly sexually abusing a boy he met while serving as a camp counselor. Keldon S. Cook, 29, was being held at the Da...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hey, Utahns, love your job? You have more time to tell us about it
    If you love your job, you have more time to tell us about it. The Salt Lake Tribune is extending until May 23 its deadline for nominating the Wasatch ...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • USU frat lifts suspension 3 weeks after sex abuse arrest
    Logan, Utah • A Utah State University fraternity voluntarily suspended after a former chapter president was accused of sexually abusing a female party...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Legislature won’t override any of Herbert’s five vetoes
    Utah lawmakers won’t convene a special session to override any of the five bills that Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed after the last legislative session, inc...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Bureau of Land Management

This 25-year-old stallion captured by the Bureau of Land Management this past winter in Utah is getting a lot of attention from wild horse lovers. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign collected 24,000 signatures in an effort to get the horse, Grulla stallion 3907, released back into Utah's west desert where he was captured. BLM officials say that is not likely to happen. Group calls for release of handsome Utah wild horse that became online sensation
    People with online dating profiles must be jealous. A photo of a 25-year-old wild horse from Utah known as Grulla Stallion 3907 has gone viral. The ph...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 10:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Is more study warranted on Uinta Basin stillbirths? Officials say no, doctors won't wait
    A recent review of stillbirths in the Uinta Basin seemed to confirm a midwife’s concerns about premature infant deaths and birth defects in 2013. Both...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 01:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol
Two women died in a rollover last fall on Interstate 15, in Santaquin, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Utah road deaths are up, but officials say higher speed limits not the cause
    Taylorsville • While Utah highway deaths have skyrocketed by 37 percent so far this year, officials say that new 70-mph speed limits on urban freeways...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Elder Ryan Mourelatos, left,  and elder Ryan Wood work to bring the message of the LDS Church to the West Valley city area.  Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as LDS or Mormons, send missionaries throughout the world including Utah where the Church is based.  While there are older couples that also help in this missionary work, the most common face is the young men and women that proselytize door to door.   They encounter many adventures from their day to day work as they work on bringing the LDS religion to the masses.  photo by Danny Chan La 3-28-3006Alta's Hailee DeYoung was a two-sport athlete. She was the starting goalie for the Hawks and helped them to a No. 2 ranking in the nation. She was also on the track team and was selected to represent Utah in the 400-relay in the prestigious Southwest Classic regional track meet.Alta's Hailee DeYoung was a two-sport athlete. She was the starting goalie for the Hawks and helped them to a No. 2 ranking in the nation. She was also on the track team and was selected to represent Utah in the 400-relay in the prestigious Southwest Classic regional track meet. Mormon conversion rate lags behind missionary increase
    A record number of young Mormons signed up for missions after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of pr...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Call to purported Utah murder scene proves to be ‘swatting’ prank
    A 911 call claiming a domestic murder, rape and kidnapping initially sent Weber County sheriff’s deputies rushing to a home in West Haven. However, be...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Stick to the basics
    I’m a huge believer in church. More specifically, I’m a huge believer that when I’m in church it’s imperative that I keep my meager wits about me. Fa...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:51 pm   |     |   Share