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In this June 28, 2013 file photo, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell poses for photographers during the Western Governor's Association meeting, in Park City, Utah. A deadline Utah set for the federal government to hand over 31 million acres of public land quietly passed this week with no such transfer, something predicted by both critics and supporters of the state's push for control. (Associated Press)

Utah's federal land take-over plan stalls 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Do you get the feeling this federal land-grab frenzy is all about local politicians courting voters -- while taxpayers pick up the tab? Utah's deadline for federal handover of lands comes and goes Last Wednesday was the deadline Utah set for the...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

Rocky Mountain College aviation student Joe Mutchler flies a consumer drone at the RMC Aviation Annex in Billings on Monday. (Associated Press)

Utah parks officially ban use of drones

PUBLIC LANDS -- National Parks in Utah are uniting to take action on the June proclamation to ban unmanned aircraft in national parks across the United States. Drones banned in national parks, monuments in Utah The use of unmanned aircraft in Arches and Canyonlands parks...

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This photo released by the National History Museum of Utah, shows the cliff in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument beneath which the fossilized skeleton of a newly-discovered dinosaur, Lythronax argestes, was found in southern Utah. Scientists say the bone-crushing carnivore is the equivalent of the great uncle of the T. rex. (Mark Loewen / Natural History Museum Of Utah)

Are state efforts to grab federal lands sincere? 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Cutting through the facade of state's rights land grab efforts... Utah's quest for federal public lands a simple fundraising ploy Given the mild response from the members of the Utah Federalism Commission to an assistant attorney general's announcement that the state does...

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A gray wolf is seen on the run near Blacktail Pond in Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyo. The Obama administration on Friday June 7, 2013, proposed lifting federal protections for gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of recovery efforts.  (Yellowstone National Park)

Utah anti-wolf funding to be audited 

PREDATORS -- When you take sides on wolves, be wary of the slime that accumulates at both ends of a polarized issue. Even conservative Utah lawmakers are finally taking a look at the questionable decision they made authorizing taxpayer money to be spent by a...

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The Outdoor Retailer show has for years convened at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The Outdoor Industry Association has been a supporter of conservation. in 2013, members threatened to move the biannual expo of outdoor gear manufacturers out of Utah unless Gov. Gary Herbert changed course on environmental issues. (Associated Press)

Outdoor retailers give Utah ultimatum on wilderness 

PUBLIC LANDS —The outdoor recreation industry is flexing its economic muscle—some $640 billion spent annually by Americans on gear, travel and services—to push for wilderness protection in Utah, threatening to pull a lucrative biannual trade show if the state doesn't change course on environmental issues....

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360 degree 3D panorama images are providing a breataking look at Utah's landscape at the website: (Martin van Hemert)

High-tech panorama photos blow your mind

OUTDOOR IMAGES -- If you haven't seen this panorama photo technology, check it out. Click on the photo of an Utah's Double Arch and drag the cursor for seamless panning in any direction. Click here for other 360 Degree Spherical Panoramas In and around Utah.

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