Salt Lake Tribune

When Tom Mathews died last Saturday at the age of 96, he was remembered publicly as a Salt Lake Tribune writer and a political player during the Kennedy era. But Park City locals remember him as a resident here for decades, and as a man who held a number of connections to the early days of modern Park City, according to long-time local businessman Bill Coleman. Rick Brough has more.

Gale Dick, Co-Founder Of Save Our Canyons, Dies

Jul 20, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gale Dick, a former University of Utah physics professor and co-founder of the Utah environmental group Save Our Canyons, has died at the age of 88.

Tim Dick told The Sale Lake Tribune that his father died Friday at a Salt Lake City hospital of natural causes.

The Rhodes scholar's love of the Wasatch Mountains prompted him to co-found Save Our Canyons in 1972 and to work to protect wilderness.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says he considered Dick to be an important adviser on environmental issues affecting Wasatch canyons.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Owners of Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News.

Attorneys for Kearns-Tribune and the Deseret News Publishing Company argued in court documents Monday that the group of former Tribune reporters and current readers has no standing to challenge the agreement.

The owners also say there's no merit to allegations that agreement violates federal antitrust laws and threatens the Tribune's independence.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah attorney general's office says its investigation into changes to the joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News doesn't mean any wrongdoing has occured.

The office said in a statement Saturday that the inquiry can shed light on improprieties or validate proper conduct. It says the state has an "independent interest" in investigating and enforcing antitrust laws outside a review by the U.S. Justice Department.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A group of former employees of The Salt Lake Tribune have filed a lawsuit to suspend the newspaper's joint operating agreement with the Deseret News, arguing that the terms violate federal antitrust laws and undermine the Tribune's independent voice.

The 30-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Monday says the agreement that was revised in October gives too much control to the Deseret News, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Salt Lake Tribune

If there's one word to sum up the future of the Salt Lake Tribune and the newspaper industry, it would be "unknown", according to Terry Orme, editor and publisher of the paper.

But speaking at Tuesday's Park City Rotary Club luncheon, Orme said it's likely that the future Tribune will be primarily an online news source. Rick Brough has more.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An organization of wildlife officials for Western states is asking the federal government to delay a decision on a possible listing for wolverines as a threatened species. Rick Brough has more.