Latest Great Basin Stories

2008-10-12 12:00:11

By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency receives public comment on a North Salt Lake medical waste incinerator, the agency is going to get an earful.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Lee Davidson Deseret News Utah's expected booming population growth over the next half- century will create challenges with traffic congestion, crowded schools and stretched water supply, according to a report released Thursday by the Utah Foundation.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Deseret News editorial With the nation's economy contracting daily, you may think this isn't the time to talk about growth. Actually, it is a great time.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Brice Wallace Deseret News It worked with Paris. Maybe it will work with Tokyo. That was the thinking of a state board that committed money Thursday to help get Delta Air Lines to start direct flights between Salt Lake City International Airport and Tokyo in mid-2009.

2008-10-09 09:00:26

For what it may be worth, the proposal to have the Federal Reserve buy vast amounts of short-term business debt would get the Fed closer to direct lending to business and would get us much closer to the sort of super bank envisioned by Alexander Hamilton.

2008-10-08 09:00:24

I strongly support all the thousands of people out there who are looking to create "green" jobs. A clean-energy economy will create millions of jobs that we could use right now. Kaz Speirs Salt Lake City (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-07 09:00:28

OGDEN -- State officials say a new 120-bed veterans nursing home in Weber County is on schedule despite recent cuts to the state budget.

2008-10-07 09:00:27

A man mistakenly released from jail because of a paperwork error by the Salt Lake District Attorney's Office will spend the next 18 years in federal prison.

2008-10-06 12:00:22

Marketing communications agency Axis41 (www.axis41.com) today announced its move to the newly renovated New Yorker Building in the heart of downtown Salt Lake to match its revenue growth and expanding workforce.

2008-10-06 09:00:24

By Associated Press OGDEN -- Residents of Eden who feel they're being forced into the new Powder Mountain town have filed a lawsuit in asking a judge to allow an election for the town's council.

Latest Great Basin Reference Libraries

Great Basin National Park
2013-04-17 17:12:12

Great Basin National Park is located in Nevada in the United States. The park holds 77,180 acres of land in the arid mountainous area between the Wasatch Mountains and Sierra Nevada mountain range, known as the Great Basin. It is located in the east central portion of Nevada about 290 miles from Las Vegas. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding established the area around and within the Lehman Caves, a popular tourist attraction, as a national monument and in 1986, the area was merged with...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:18:39

Fallon Nevada is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain which has a huge impact in the type of weather in the region and is more of an arid type pattern. Temperatures for Fallon NV: December and January mark the coldest months in the area with average temps around 20-40F. February through March temps warm into the average of 30-50 increasing to 60 by March. April is a mild month with temps in the 40-60 range on average. May and June the average temps warm to 50-70...

2007-03-16 18:32:33

The Cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately 21 in (53 cm) and 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) while females reach approximately 25 in (64 cm) and 6 lb (2.7 kg). The life span of Cui-ui is typically about forty years, but the fish do not reach sexual maturity until at least age eight. The Cui-ui is not only a...

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