Latest Great Basin Stories

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. The report -- which looked at a variety of federal and state projections about Utah's future -- is part of the foundation's ongoing Utah Priorities Project, which began with a survey asking voters to rate the most important issues facing...

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. Economies go in cycles, but many indicators point toward continued growth in Utah during the decades to come, and Utah's leaders need to be prepared now to handle the impacts of that growth. That means making smart decisions today about transportation, water, education and prisons, among other things. As part of an ongoing series of...

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. The Governor's Office of Economic Development committed $250,000 in Industrial Assistance Fund money, which will be part of a pool of $2 million in cash and marketing help from GOED, the Salt Lake City Department of...

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. There has been debate as to what sort of economic system we are tending toward, but one thing is certain: Hamilton must be dancing in his grave. Lew E. Jeppson North Salt Lake (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by...

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. Terry Schow, director of the Utah Division of Veterans Affairs, says $20 million for the home went untouched during the recent special session that slashed most state agencies' budgets by about 3 percent. Schow says that a groundbreaking will occur at the Ogden site in October. He says the division hopes to finish the building by November, 2009. Utah...

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. Robert Douglas Preece, 44, was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to three violations of the federal Hobbs Act, which deals with business robberies, a pair of bank robberies, a carjacking and two firearms charges. Preece also will serve 60 months of supervised release and pay more than $12,000 restitution, the U.S. Attorney's...

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. Having outgrown its old space in the Salt Lake Hardware Building, the top-ranking Salt Lake agency with a client base from San Francisco to New York to Dubai, has moved to 8,900 square feet of space at 48 West Market Street, Suite 300. The new office space houses approximately 50...

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. The lawsuit says town residents will be denied their right to have a council elected by the people if the county commission appoints the town council. The plaintiffs want the judge to order commissioners not to appoint a six-member town council and instead to schedule an election for a...

2008-10-06 03:00:11

By Rattle, Barbara The Wasatch Front Regional Multiple Listing Service is in the process of developing a new and improved MLS, which provides services to approximately 15,000 real estate professionals across Utah. Dubbed Metis - the first spouse of the ancient Greek god Zeus and a personification of wisdom and advice - the new MLS is slated to debut next year. A committee of 13 industry professionals overseeing the MLS redesign has met two times and will continue to meet every other...

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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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'