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First Published May 05 2014 08:04AM      Last Updated May 05 2014 08:26 am

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah State tight end D.J. Tialavea works out April 30, 2014, at the Utah State strengthening and conditioning facility. Tialavea is on the brink of accomplishing an NFL dream that has required great sacrifices by both he and his family.

It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the weekend.

Tensions rising over public land use in Utah, the West » In rural corners around the West, local officials and ranchers are threatening to flout federal authority, often with moral support and legal cover from state leaders. Iron and Beaver county commissions have threatened to round up federally protected wild horses to protect Utah’s drought-stricken range. Angst over a possible national monument that could be designated by a lame-duck president with the stroke of a pen is rippling through central and southern Utah.



Search warrants reveal grisly details on Huntsman’s dead babies » Documents released four days after prosecutors charged Megan Huntsman, 39, with six counts of murder, outline a grim scene that hints at the gruesome steps this mother took to conceal seven births from relatives and neighbors who saw her as a shy but warm woman, who they trusted to baby-sit their own children.

Grass-roots fundraising at heart of same-sex marriage fight » In a radical restructuring of Restore Our Humanity’s fundraising efforts, Mark Lawrence decided to appeal to individuals by asking for small, manageable donations rather than focusing on soliciting big checks from even bigger businesses, corporations and national gay-rights powerhouses.

Utah State’s D.J. Tialavea close to reaching family’s NFL dreams » AWest Jordan native and former Utah State tight end is expected either to be selected in the late rounds of the NFL Draft or signed as a free agent. Although a foot fracture ended his senior season prematurely, he should figure into the pro ranks based on his blocking ability and his 6-foot-4, 260-pound stature.

Police used guise to gain info from Utah vets in sweat lodge feud » Police at the Salt Lake City veterans hospital posed as a potential protester over the phone to gain information about a demonstration planned by veterans upset about changes to the hospital’s acclaimed sweat lodge, an email shows.

Other news:

Counties deploy new Utah law in fight over wild horses

Teen critical after West Valley City stabbing

Gayle Ruzicka does stand-up

Utah educators, volunteer honored with Huntsman awards

Salt Lake City man killed in I-80 crash near Wendover

Small plane crash reported in Bluffdale

The recession and a booming population gave Utah Valley University its largest graduating class

Utah man dies after car falls on him

Gallery: The homes of polygamous towns

Entertainment:

LEGOs aren’t just for kids: Utahns describe what makes them so popular

DVD review: ‘Veronica Mars’ movie not just for the fans

Concert preview: Instant karma gets Karmin onto the charts

Mozart comedy a bright closer to Utah Opera season

Scott D. Pierce: KSL sensationalized bomb prank by going live

Sean P. Means: The surprise gems of 2014’s movies so far

Sports:

RSL notes: Grabavoy, Schuler, Lagerway at home in Chicago

Luhm: Breeding horses like California Chrome an inexact science

Flier pokes fun at ‘missing’ D-Will

Swing For Life softball tournament raises money for cancer research

Opinion and commentary:

Editorial: Dirty air means Utah’s bragging is misplaced

Editorial: Utah’s gender gap is anti-family

Waiting to the last minute for advice

Kirby: Don’t treat turkeys — or other animals — like human beings

 

 

 

 

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