Utah News - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/News Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Two hikers rescued from Mount Timpanogos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361211-78/release-according-medical-mountain.html.csp Crews rescued two hikers Monday from Mount Timpanogos. About 4 a.m., Utah County deputies responded to the report of a 26-year-old woman who was experiencing a medical issue while hiking the mountain, according to a Utah County Sheriff’s Office news release. She had begun her hike at 1 a.m. from the Aspen Grove trailhead when she started experiencing problems from a pre-existing medical condition about 2.8 miles in, the release adds. A search-and-rescue team and the North Fork Fire Department ar... Crews rescued two hikers Monday from Mount Timpanogos. About 4 a.m., Utah County deputies responded to the report of a 26-year-old woman who was experiencing a medical issue while hiking the mountain, according to a Utah County Sheriff’s Office news release. She had begun her hike at 1 a.m. from the Aspen Grove trailhead when she started experiencing problems from a pre-existing medical condition about 2.8 miles in, the release adds. A search-and-rescue team and the North Fork Fire Department ar... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58361211@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:05:06 MDT Prosecutor: Idaho worried about money before releasing FLDS boys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351926-78/service-parents-health-welfare.html.csp The agency responsible for child protection in Idaho wanted to send eight boys from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints home with their parents to save the state money, a prosecutor said last week. Ian Service, a deputy Bannock County prosecutor, said he wanted the boys to remain in foster care. The disagreement was so great, Service said, that the Idaho Attorney General’s Office petitioned to join the juvenile court case and represent the Idaho Department of Health... The agency responsible for child protection in Idaho wanted to send eight boys from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints home with their parents to save the state money, a prosecutor said last week. Ian Service, a deputy Bannock County prosecutor, said he wanted the boys to remain in foster care. The disagreement was so great, Service said, that the Idaho Attorney General’s Office petitioned to join the juvenile court case and represent the Idaho Department of Health... 58351926@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:03:46 MDT Paul Rolly: Opposing UTA can be politically risky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58351892-90/sltrib-uta-com-http.html.csp What do Forrest Cuch, Kevin Jones, Ronald Rood, Derinna Kopp and Doug Clark have in common? They were fired from their state jobs after they expressed concerns about the Utah Transit Authority’s proposed FrontRunner station in Draper. Cuch, the longtime director of the Division of Indian Affairs, was fired in 2011 by Gov. Gary Herbert for alleged insubordination. But Cuch claimed it was over his objection to the proposed station site because it encroached on ancient American Indian ruins. Herbe... What do Forrest Cuch, Kevin Jones, Ronald Rood, Derinna Kopp and Doug Clark have in common? They were fired from their state jobs after they expressed concerns about the Utah Transit Authority’s proposed FrontRunner station in Draper. Cuch, the longtime director of the Division of Indian Affairs, was fired in 2011 by Gov. Gary Herbert for alleged insubordination. But Cuch claimed it was over his objection to the proposed station site because it encroached on ancient American Indian ruins. Herbe... 58351892@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:03:46 MDT Reptiles and exotic animals highlight show and sale in Davis County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58348301-78/reptiday-county-davis-exotic.html.csp If it had scales and slithered, it was likely at ReptiDay Saturday in Farmington. The one-day event at the Davis County Fairgrounds featured reptiles and exotic animals for show and sale. The Utah stop was part of a 12-state tour for ReptiDay. For more information, go online to www.reptiday.com. If it had scales and slithered, it was likely at ReptiDay Saturday in Farmington. The one-day event at the Davis County Fairgrounds featured reptiles and exotic animals for show and sale. The Utah stop was part of a 12-state tour for ReptiDay. For more information, go online to www.reptiday.com. 58348301@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:57:38 MDT The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334365-78/downtown-lake-salt-utah.html.csp They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes being built to cater to the living needs of these so-called millennials. Utah’s younger demographics, its sturdy job market and a blossoming tech sector have combined with a light-rail system and premier outdoor and cultural attractions to lure a... They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes being built to cater to the living needs of these so-called millennials. Utah’s younger demographics, its sturdy job market and a blossoming tech sector have combined with a light-rail system and premier outdoor and cultural attractions to lure a... 58334365@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:57:22 MDT Photos: Celebrating 50 years of Utah wilderness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58322161-78/wilderness-utah-places-feel.html.csp Bill Rau likes to visit a spot in Utah’s Book Cliffs. He doesn’t want you to know where it is, but he sure wants you to know how beautiful and wild it is. The place north of Interstate 70 is the subject of his black and white photograph “Storm’s Light,” which is among 50 images selected for a juried exhibit to open Wednesday at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The show, Utah Wilderness 50, commemorates the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Wilderness Act into law. ... Bill Rau likes to visit a spot in Utah’s Book Cliffs. He doesn’t want you to know where it is, but he sure wants you to know how beautiful and wild it is. The place north of Interstate 70 is the subject of his black and white photograph “Storm’s Light,” which is among 50 images selected for a juried exhibit to open Wednesday at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The show, Utah Wilderness 50, commemorates the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Wilderness Act into law. ... 58322161@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:55:53 MDT Salt Lake City Council poised to seek more streetcar funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352295-90/2100-construction-drive-funding.html.csp Salt Lake City hopes a $3 million investment will get it almost $14 million to stretch the Sugar House Streetcar line to the intersection at Highland Drive and 2100 South. Tuesday, at its afternoon work session, the City Council will consider funding the $3 million match needed for a federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $10.6 million. The council is scheduled to vote on the matter a few hours later at its 7 p.m. formal meeting. The so-called S Line now... Salt Lake City hopes a $3 million investment will get it almost $14 million to stretch the Sugar House Streetcar line to the intersection at Highland Drive and 2100 South. Tuesday, at its afternoon work session, the City Council will consider funding the $3 million match needed for a federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $10.6 million. The council is scheduled to vote on the matter a few hours later at its 7 p.m. formal meeting. The so-called S Line now... 58352295@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:54:35 MDT Burning Man 2014 lighting up the Nevada desert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358516-78/2014-burning-desert-nevada.html.csp A soggy start failed to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands attending Burning Man 2014 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The week-long festival has dried out quite nicely after being rained out its first couple of days and is living up to its reputation as a venue for radical self-expression. A soggy start failed to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands attending Burning Man 2014 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The week-long festival has dried out quite nicely after being rained out its first couple of days and is living up to its reputation as a venue for radical self-expression. 58358516@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:10:32 MDT Report: Utah’s August was extra cool and almost doubly rainy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358698-78/weather-service-august-inches.html.csp It was one wet, cool August in northern Utah. The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City measured rainfall 11 days this past month, which is almost twice as many as the normal six. Even last year, there were only seven days with measurable rainfall. “We kind of got into our normal monsoon season … [which was] more persistent than we normally see,” said weather service meteorologist Monica Traphagan. All of that precipitation brought about 1.77 inches of rain to at least Salt Lake City, whic... It was one wet, cool August in northern Utah. The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City measured rainfall 11 days this past month, which is almost twice as many as the normal six. Even last year, there were only seven days with measurable rainfall. “We kind of got into our normal monsoon season … [which was] more persistent than we normally see,” said weather service meteorologist Monica Traphagan. All of that precipitation brought about 1.77 inches of rain to at least Salt Lake City, whic... 58358698@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Orem police track down stolen ring to a gut-wrenching place http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58359205-78/police-ring-orem-woman.html.csp Orem police are waiting to recover a reportedly stolen ring — from a woman’s stomach. On Friday evening, a Zales jewelry store employee at the University Mall tried to chase down a man who had been looking at a valuable ring, according to an Orem police news release. The piece of jewelry was worth several thousand dollars. But the suspect escaped, getting into an awaiting Pontiac G6 with a female driver, and they took off, police say. About a half hour later, a Utah Valley University officer st... Orem police are waiting to recover a reportedly stolen ring — from a woman’s stomach. On Friday evening, a Zales jewelry store employee at the University Mall tried to chase down a man who had been looking at a valuable ring, according to an Orem police news release. The piece of jewelry was worth several thousand dollars. But the suspect escaped, getting into an awaiting Pontiac G6 with a female driver, and they took off, police say. About a half hour later, a Utah Valley University officer st... 58359205@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Midvale shooting leaves man seriously wounded http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361002-78/police-hoyal-shooting-unified.html.csp Unified Police are asking for the public’s help with a shooting that left a man in serious condition. About 1:25 a.m. Monday, police received several calls about gunshots near an apartment complex at 350 E. 7200 South in Midvale. When officers arrived, they found a white Cadillac in a parking lot with its windows broken out, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. They also found blood in the lot and followed it back to one of the apartments, where they found an 18-year-old man with wounds to his ... Unified Police are asking for the public’s help with a shooting that left a man in serious condition. About 1:25 a.m. Monday, police received several calls about gunshots near an apartment complex at 350 E. 7200 South in Midvale. When officers arrived, they found a white Cadillac in a parking lot with its windows broken out, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. They also found blood in the lot and followed it back to one of the apartments, where they found an 18-year-old man with wounds to his ... 58361002@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Police plan for Taylorsville DUI checkpoint http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361008-78/checkpoint-police-sept-drivers.html.csp Unified Police will be looking out for drunken drivers in Taylorsville later this month. The police plan to conduct a checkpoint to look for motorists driving under the influence the night of Sept. 19 at 4965 S. Redwood Road (1700 West), said Lt. Justin Hoyal. The checkpoint will last from 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to 2:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Hoyal said. “We are committed to making our roads safer” he added, and hope to do so by taking drunken drivers off the road. mmcfall@sltrib.com Twitter: @mikeypanda Unified Police will be looking out for drunken drivers in Taylorsville later this month. The police plan to conduct a checkpoint to look for motorists driving under the influence the night of Sept. 19 at 4965 S. Redwood Road (1700 West), said Lt. Justin Hoyal. The checkpoint will last from 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to 2:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Hoyal said. “We are committed to making our roads safer” he added, and hope to do so by taking drunken drivers off the road. mmcfall@sltrib.com Twitter: @mikeypanda 58361008@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Utah forecast: Warming continues, so does the smoke http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58360966-78/utah-weather-lake-salt.html.csp It’s a warm and sunny — if a little smoky — Labor Day. Smoke from Northern California and Oregon wildfires continues to blow into northern Utah, keeping the air quality no better than “moderate” in Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber and Cache counties, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality. Among them, only Cache County improves to “healthy” Tuesday. “If smoke becomes thick, persons with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce physical exertion and outdoor activity,” the ... It’s a warm and sunny — if a little smoky — Labor Day. Smoke from Northern California and Oregon wildfires continues to blow into northern Utah, keeping the air quality no better than “moderate” in Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber and Cache counties, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality. Among them, only Cache County improves to “healthy” Tuesday. “If smoke becomes thick, persons with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce physical exertion and outdoor activity,” the ... 58360966@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Salt Lake City in no rush to scrap its gun laws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348435-90/gun-lake-salt-becker.html.csp Mayor Ralph Becker is no Michael Bloomberg when it comes to gun control. Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and soon to be president of the National League of Cities, has no intention of leading a crusade against what he sees as too-lax firearms laws. The Democrat supports what he considers common-sense gun control and, in the days after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., he signed onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors letter advocating a ban on assault weapons and h... Mayor Ralph Becker is no Michael Bloomberg when it comes to gun control. Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and soon to be president of the National League of Cities, has no intention of leading a crusade against what he sees as too-lax firearms laws. The Democrat supports what he considers common-sense gun control and, in the days after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., he signed onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors letter advocating a ban on assault weapons and h... 58348435@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:24:56 MDT New Greek Orthodox Mission Parish holds inaugural service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353369-78/parish-greek-orthodox-mission.html.csp The Greek Orthodox Mission Parish of Utah met in its inaugural worship service Sunday. The parish was voted into existence on Aug. 23 by more than 100 then-members of the Greater Salt Lake Parish — comprised of Prophet Elias church and Holy Trinity Cathedral — who were dissatisfied with the way a four-year dispute between the two congregations was settled. The mission parish met Sunday at The Woods on Ninth, a reception center at 6775 S. 900 East in Midvale. Father Jimi Foreso from St. Catherine... The Greek Orthodox Mission Parish of Utah met in its inaugural worship service Sunday. The parish was voted into existence on Aug. 23 by more than 100 then-members of the Greater Salt Lake Parish — comprised of Prophet Elias church and Holy Trinity Cathedral — who were dissatisfied with the way a four-year dispute between the two congregations was settled. The mission parish met Sunday at The Woods on Ninth, a reception center at 6775 S. 900 East in Midvale. Father Jimi Foreso from St. Catherine... 58353369@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:14:43 MDT Is Ordain Women an apostate group? Mormon leaders won’t say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353062-78/women-church-ordain-lds.html.csp Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly is an “apostate,” the LDS Church’s top spokesman declared in a recent radio interview. So does that make the organization she founded to push for women’s inclusion in the all-male Mormon priesthood an apostate group? It is no idle question. The Utah-based faith asks members seeking entrance to any Mormon temple to assert that they do not “support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those acc... Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly is an “apostate,” the LDS Church’s top spokesman declared in a recent radio interview. So does that make the organization she founded to push for women’s inclusion in the all-male Mormon priesthood an apostate group? It is no idle question. The Utah-based faith asks members seeking entrance to any Mormon temple to assert that they do not “support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those acc... 58353062@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:14:43 MDT Salt Lake Comic Con delivers fans, but does it deliver dollars? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313984-78/comic-con-salt-lake.html.csp How much impact does Salt Lake Comic Con have on downtown’s economy? That’s what co-founder Dan Farr would like to find out. During the second annual Comic Con, scheduled for Sept. 4-6, the convention will conduct a survey with Visit Salt Lake to measure how much money con-goers spend outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Before now, no one was tracking it. Technically, the Salt Lake Chamber doesn’t consider Comic Con a convention trade show. In its eyes, it’s a consumer show, and the i... How much impact does Salt Lake Comic Con have on downtown’s economy? That’s what co-founder Dan Farr would like to find out. During the second annual Comic Con, scheduled for Sept. 4-6, the convention will conduct a survey with Visit Salt Lake to measure how much money con-goers spend outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Before now, no one was tracking it. Technically, the Salt Lake Chamber doesn’t consider Comic Con a convention trade show. In its eyes, it’s a consumer show, and the i... 58313984@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:03:45 MDT New downtown Salt Lake City bicycle track worries small businesses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348049-90/300-bike-broadway-business.html.csp There are funny-looking parking spots painted up and down 300 South downtown. Bike lanes are this way and that. Workers are paving and jack hammering — and, simply put, between 600 East and 300 West, things are a mess. But don’t worry, say Salt Lake City officials, when the dust clears — about mid-October — the city will have its first permanent protected bike lanes on both sides of what some still call Broadway. The price tag: $900,000. It’s a work in progress, said City Hall spokesman Art Raym... There are funny-looking parking spots painted up and down 300 South downtown. Bike lanes are this way and that. Workers are paving and jack hammering — and, simply put, between 600 East and 300 West, things are a mess. But don’t worry, say Salt Lake City officials, when the dust clears — about mid-October — the city will have its first permanent protected bike lanes on both sides of what some still call Broadway. The price tag: $900,000. It’s a work in progress, said City Hall spokesman Art Raym... 58348049@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:47:34 MDT Kirby: Winterize now — or pay later http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353277-78/winter-snow-kirby-winterize.html.csp Robert Kirby is on vacation. This is a reprint of an earlier column. You can feel it, can’t you? The air is cooler and leaves have started to turn. Summer is leaving. Winter is an inch away on the thermometer. Autumn will officially begin soon. It’s not so bad. There’s football, burning leaves, carving jack-o-lanterns and the new TV lineup. As they go, fall is one of the more tolerable seasons. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stay autumn for long. Fall eventually becomes winter, and winter around ... Robert Kirby is on vacation. This is a reprint of an earlier column. You can feel it, can’t you? The air is cooler and leaves have started to turn. Summer is leaving. Winter is an inch away on the thermometer. Autumn will officially begin soon. It’s not so bad. There’s football, burning leaves, carving jack-o-lanterns and the new TV lineup. As they go, fall is one of the more tolerable seasons. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stay autumn for long. Fall eventually becomes winter, and winter around ... 58353277@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:46:52 MDT ‘Up-and-coming’ Salt Lake becoming a ‘pretty cool place’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334641-78/lake-salt-says-coming.html.csp A few years ago, Mike Elliott and his friends might have sought out a private house party for their weekend fun. Now, the 24-year-old Web developer says there’s plenty to do in downtown Salt Lake City. Elliot and his girlfriend rent an apartment on the southern edge of the urban core, and he commutes to suburban Sandy for work. “I like the idea of an up-and-coming city,” he says. “There’re just more options.” Elliot says he can feel the city’s night life gaining momentum. The University of Utah... A few years ago, Mike Elliott and his friends might have sought out a private house party for their weekend fun. Now, the 24-year-old Web developer says there’s plenty to do in downtown Salt Lake City. Elliot and his girlfriend rent an apartment on the southern edge of the urban core, and he commutes to suburban Sandy for work. “I like the idea of an up-and-coming city,” he says. “There’re just more options.” Elliot says he can feel the city’s night life gaining momentum. The University of Utah... 58334641@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:19:54 MDT