The U.S. Forest Service is backing up Alta Ski Resort in its assertion that the snowboard ban is, in fact, constitutional, and has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the ban. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
While Summit County's GOP plan to meet later last week, Coalville Republican Mel Brown, who represents House District 53, has two challengers within the party. One of those is Morgan City resident Blaine Hone, who says that Brown has done a good job, but leans too much toward the mainstream, as with education. Rick Brough has more.
State Senator Kevin Van Tassell said he generally likes the alignment proposed for a Tesoro oil pipeline, from the Uintah Basin to Salt Lake - though he said there likely are some local issues here he isn't familiar with. Rick Brough has more.