State & Regional

Gov. Gary Herbert
6:01 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Governor Orders Flags Lowered For Officer Memorial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Thursday to honor Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Herbert's office announced the lowering in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

State and U.S.'s flags will be flown at half-staff on state buildings from sunrise to sunset. 

They'll return to full staff on Friday.

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Healthy Lifestyle
4:13 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

The Mountain Life - May 14, 2014

Travis McGhee and Mike Lynch from CrossFitMiners Town and the push up fundraiser event - how many push ups can you do in 90 seconds?  All money raised goes towards the veterans organization Boot Campaign. Then Christopher Nowinski, author the Head Games:  Football's Concussion Crisis.  Nowinski can be credited with bringing awareness and exposing concussion as a public health crisis. Finally Charlie Sturgis of Mountain Trails Foundation who talks about creating a membership base and this months membership drive.

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3:43 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

This Green Earth - May 13, 2014

Chris and Nell first speak with Paul Burnett, Project Coordinator for Trout Unlimited.  Afterwards,they talk to Lynn Suksdorf, Executive Director at Temple Har Shalom about their new roof-top solar systems at the Temple.  Finally, Dave Kanter of Grid Point comes on to talk about energy efficiency software systems for commercial and industrial structures.


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12:54 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

'Count My Vote' Readies For Possible Legal Challenge

The 'Count My Vote' group is preparing for possible legal challenges. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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1:01 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Mountain Money - May 12, 2014

The line up of guests starts with author and Emmy award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan. Bill talks about his new book "Pitch Perfect", where he explains how to get the right message across. Next in the studio is Mark J. Fischer who discusses plans to revamp High Star Ranch. Finally, The Regional Administrator for the Small Business Association, Matt Varilek. The SBA is gearing up for the National Business Week, May 12 - 16.

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5:00 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

The Sierra Club Talks About The U.S.'s Climate Changes And Possibilities

A new report called The National Climate Assessment shows that the impacts of climate change are happening now, not off in the future, according to a representative of the Sierra Club. Rick Brough has more.

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11:49 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Fun Friday - May 9, 2014

Happy Mothers Day celebrations today. Our guest Sally Tauber explains geochaching (treasure hunting with a map and gps units!). Thanks to the Natural History Museum for providing passes to the museum. Our "special Mom winner of the day" is taking her mom to a Big Stars Bright Nights show, thanks to Teri Orr at the Park City Institute. All that and weekend events to attend.

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Gary Herbert
4:45 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Land Deal Kicks Off 1st Outdoor Recreation Summit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert will open his first annual Outdoor Recration Summit on Thursday by signing a long awaited swap of state and federal lands in Grant, San Juan and Uintah Counties. 

The deal gives the federal government about 25,000 acres of conversation and recreation lands in exchange for about 35,000 acres of energy-rich land for the state.

Congress authorized the deal in 2009 but it has taken years of negotiations to be finalized.

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3:31 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Cool Science Radio - May 8, 2014

John and Lynn spend the first half  of the show with Richard Giraud, landslide specialist for Utah Geological Survey. Common types of Utah landslides are debris flows, slides and rock falls. In the second half, Richard Primack, author of "Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods". Richard uses notes on the natural history of Concord Massachusetts from Henry David Thoreau, to track the effects of a warming climate.

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State & Regional
7:11 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Judge OKs Tear-Down Of Pigeon Admirer's Loft

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A South Jordan pigeon keeper fighting to maintain his backyard shelter for hundreds of the birds could soon lose the structure under a new judge's order.

Justice Court Judge Clinton Balmforth gave the city permission Wednesday to remove Boris Majnaric's pigeons and tear down a loft and gazebo.

City officials declined to comment on how fast they would act.

The Deseret News reports that Majnaric faces related misdemeanor charges in a pending case.

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