Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face

National Monuments Management

President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in...


Work hard, then work hard: Entrepreneur Latinos, immigrants

Latino Entrepreneurs-Ogden

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — You can’t say Miguel Hernandez doesn’t have aspirations. He launched a new eatery last June, Pepito’s Philly Cheese Steak, and dreams of franchises around the country. “That’s my goal. I want to see Pepito’s everywhere,” he said. Not bad for an immigrant from Guerrero, Mexico,...


Chemistry major accidentally starts concert poster empire

Concert Poster Business

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It started as a way to get into concerts for free. Travis Bone began sketching show posters for his friends’ bands to test the design skills he’d learned while working at an office supply store during college. “I’ve always really liked to draw and, for as long as I can...


West Virginia RB Crawford to skip bowl, focus on draft prep

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia running back Justin Crawford will skip the Mountaineers’ bowl game to focus on preparing for the 2018 NFL Draft. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen made the announcement Thursday night in a statement. Crawford was the third-leading rusher in the Big 12 this...


US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

Opioid Drug Ring Charges

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that’s exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader’s arrest a year ago. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah cites the digital currency’s...


Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. dies in Arizona at 96

Obit Code Talker Draper

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in Arizona. Navajo Nation officials say Teddy Draper Sr. died Thursday at age 96 in the small city of Prescott. Tribal officials say Draper lived in Chinle, Arizona. Draper...


17 state lawmakers asking Utah County commissioner to resign

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seventeen Utah County state lawmakers have signed a letter asking Commissioner Greg Graves to resign. The Deseret News reports the letter signed by 17 of the 22 legislators whose districts cover at least part of Utah County cites explosive and vulgar behavior by Graves....


US officials close probe of Utah's Dixie State University

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has closed an investigation into whether Utah’s Dixie State University mishandled a former student’s sexual harassment complaint. U.S. Department of Education press secretary Liz Hill confirmed in a statement Thursday that the Department’s...


Guatemalan woman braces for holiday deportation from Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan woman who is set to be deported on Dec. 26 is planning to spend the end of Christmas night at the Salt Lake City airport with her four kids to catch a flight back to her native country unless she gets a last-minute reprieve. Maria Santiago Garcia spoke Wednesday...


Mix of old and new faces chasing Olympic short track berths

US Short Track Trials Speedskating

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — J.R. Celski and Katherine Reutter-Adamek are favorites heading into the U.S. short track speedskating trials. They’re both trying to make one more Olympic team in careers that have been interrupted and, in Reutter-Adamek’s case, cut short by injuries. Celski is the only man at...


Ex-federal official indicted in bribery scheme at Hoover Dam

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A longtime former official for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Nevada has been indicted on federal fraud charges for his alleged role in a bribery scheme involving a government contract at the Hoover Dam. The grand jury indictment handed up Wednesday in federal court in Las...

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