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Utah

  • New Mexico’s primary Election was on Tuesday. Utah’s primary election is coming up as well, on June 28th. And a new study that looks at nearly two thousand years of climate conditions in the Colorado River has identified the worst drought in the recorded history of our region.
  • A partnership between governmental agencies and university researchers has modern-day trappers searching Utah for beavers. But they aren’t after pelts. Instead they’re using the large rodent to lessen the effects of drought.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill to spend one hundred million dollars on programs to reduce homelessness. And avian flu is spreading throughout Utah.
  • Thousands of Coloradans are getting ready to flock to the mountains for the long Memorial Day Weekend, and meteorologists say travelers should be vigilant about increased fire danger. And leaders from the Navajo Nation, the federal government and the state of Utah signed a water rights agreement on Friday.
  • Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill to mail Colorado taxpayers a refund check in August. And the birth rate in Utah is quickly falling, according to a new report from the Utah Foundation focusing on the state's investment in the next generation.
  • Two recent moves aim to benefit water access for tribal communities in the Colorado River basin. And the League of Women Voters of Utah is standing by its lawsuit challenging the state’s new congressional maps.
  • The dissolution of Roe v. Wade would have major implications in Utah. National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness day was marked by a march in Kayenta on Thursday. And there will be a new farmers market in Mancos starting next month.
  • Backcountry flying is becoming more popular, especially in Southeast Utah. A small but growing number of pilots are helping maintain the remote, historic airstrips that dot the countryside.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis has been busy this past week signing several bills into law. Utah's snowpack is in dire shape and the state should expect a very dry summer.
  • Utah Governor Spencer Cox vetoed a bill last week that bans transgender girls from competing in girls sports, but state lawmakers voted to override that veto on Friday.