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President promises, no surprise on Greater Canyonlands

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert came back from a trip to Washington D.C. with more than a t-shirt… he came home with a promise. 289 more words

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Explosions near Deer Creek cause alarm

UTAH COUNTY — Some people thought it was a plane crash; others thought maybe an explosion – but they knew for sure a series of loud booms and smoke could be witnessed coming from Cascade Springs Sunday afternoon. 424 more words

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Winds Fan Wildfire That Damages Three Washington Homes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — High winds and warm temperatures are challenging Northwest firefighters, especially in the typically windy Columbia River Gorge where a windblown wildfire on the Washington side damaged three homes and smoke from a fire on the Oregon side temporarily restricted traffic on Interstate 84. 169 more words

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Is nothing sacred? Forest Service says drop chocolate, add fruit to your s'mores

Is nothing sacred? Forest Service says drop chocolate, add fruit to your s’mores

You really can’t make this stuff up. I think America is frankly sick and tired of former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Michelle Obama, and the rest of the liberal food Nazi busybodies out there telling us what we can and can’t eat. 12 more words

50 Years of the Wilderness Act

Fifty years ago on September 3, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. This established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and designated 9.1 million acres of wildlands for preservation. 1,046 more words

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California Environmentalists Decry Feds' Rim Fire Tree Plan

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists have called it a travesty and are threatening to sue. 552 more words

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Obama Weighs National Monument Status for San Gabriel Mountains; Plan Would Address Crowding, Pollution

President Obama is considering a plan to designate the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, an action intended to address crowding and pollution, and enhance recreational opportunities for a range that lies within an hour’s drive for 10 million people. 156 more words

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