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2009-04-28 15:35:00

'These teachers are our stars,' says Arch Coal President and COO WELLINGTON, Utah, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Five outstanding classroom teachers today received the prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. The announcement was made at Wellington Elementary by Arch Coal President and Chief Operating Officer John Eaves. Eaves was joined at the presentation ceremony by state school board member Dixie Allen and Utah Education Association Executive Director Mark Mickelsen....

2008-07-31 09:00:47

Utah Rivers Council river defense coordinator Amy Defreese wants to exercise the conservation option before spending $59.4 million on construction of the Narrows Project on Gooseberry Creek. Defreese issued a statement Wednesday in response to the Central Utah Water Conservancy's new-construction cost update, which jumped from $24 million in 2004. The project includes building a dam for a 17,000-acre-foot reservoir to supply water to residents and farmers in Sanpete County. "We no longer...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

SCOFIELD, Carbon County -- Fire authorities will conduct a prescribed burn over the next few days to get rid of cheatgrass taking over mountain ridges here. Manti-La Sal National Forest officials said the burn will begin Wednesday and will be focused along the Fish Creek drainage in ridges west of Scofield Reservoir. After the burn, forest service crews will attempt to replace the cheatgrass with native grasses. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information...

2008-07-24 06:00:33

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 24--A short-term solution may be at hand to diminish damage to ancient rock art in Nine Mile Canyon, where big rigs serving gas drilling on the West Tavaputs Plateau are kicking up dust laden with corrosive salt. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is working with Denver-based Bill Barrett Corp. and county officials to test a relatively benign dust suppressant that may replace the magnesium chloride the company now uses to wet the steep unpaved...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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