Tag Archives: Utah

State Approves Incentive for Tarantino Film

tarantinoColorado has approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight.” The state Economic Development Commission approved the package Friday. Colorado’s incentives beat out those of Utah and Wyoming. The film could be filmed on a 900-acre ranch west of Telluride, depending on local permit approval. Budgeted at $44 million, the film would be the most significant production in Continue reading

Officials Remind Hunters to be Bear Aware

grizzly bearIn light of two recent bear attacks in Wyoming, one of them fatal, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging hunters who venture north into grizzly country to be “bear aware.” Sheriff Rich Haskell said that many county residents hunt in areas within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem identified by the Continue reading

EPA Asks for Extension in Bonanza Power Plant Decision

EPA-300A large number of comments and concerns has prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to ask for more time to consider their demands of the Bonanza Power Plant in northeastern Utah. The EPA is acting on a mistake it made more than a decade ago, in which it allowed the plant to install equipment that actually raised the amount Continue reading

Gay Marriage Hearing Today

civil-union-3001Today’s hearing in federal appeals court in California on whether states should be allowed to ban same-sex marriage follows a similar case federal judges in Denver considered this summer. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Continue reading

Poacher Pleads Guilty

POACHING1A Colorado man pleaded guilty Friday to illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats as part of a scheme to make hunting the cats easier for their clients. Christopher Loncarich, of Mack, was indicted earlier this year on charges including transportation and sale of unlawfully taken wildlife. Loncarich is Continue reading

Energy Group Launches Campaign against Sage Grouse Listing

WESTERN ENERGY ALLIANCEWestern Energy Alliance has launched an ad campaign to educate westerners on how a listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) would Continue reading

Denver Judge Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

civil-union-3001A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.  Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling yesterday Continue reading

Attorney General Appeals Issuance of Boulder County Gay Marriage Licenses

SUTHERSColorado Attorney General John Suthers is asking the state court of appeals to overturn a ruling that allowed the Boulder County clerk to continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses.  On July 10th, Boulder District Court Judge Andrew Continue reading

Clerks Ordered to Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

civil-union-3001More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah must wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state a stay on an order requiring it to recognize the marriages.  Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued the Continue reading

AFP Trying to Get Rally Feed to Craig

AFPResidents are being encouraged to show up for a rally in Denver, during the EPA’s hearings on proposed carbon emissions rules.  Americans For Prosperity, the Mining Associations of several states including Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana, Continue reading

Colorado Judge Rules Against Gay Marriage Ban

civil-union-3001A Colorado judge has struck down the state’s gay marriage ban, making him the 16th judge to invalidate a state’s prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year.  District Judge C. Scott Crabtree put his ruling on hold pending Continue reading

Vernal Fire Consumes Three Structures

WILDFIREAuthorities say a 5-square-mile wildfire north of Vernal has burned three structures but is now 25 percent contained.  Utah fire officials say they continued putting a perimeter around Continue reading