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Asteroid Named For University Of Utah Makes Public Debut

Asteroid Named For University Of Utah Makes Public Debut

Lee J. Siegel, University of Utah What’s rocky, about a mile wide, orbits between Mars and Jupiter and poses no threat to Earth? An asteroid named “Univofutah” after the University of Utah. Discovered on Sept. 8, 2008, by longtime...

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2014-09-30 23:25:27

Utah-Based Equipment Leasing Firm Continues Its Commitment to Providing Financing to the Aviation Industry with Aircraft Lease for Air Charter Firm Based in Minnesota. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Tetra Financial Group announced today that it has closed an aircraft lease for a large Minnesota-based aviation firm that provides aircraft chartering, maintenance, management and sales for the aircraft industry. With Tetra Financial Group’s lease financing, the customer was...

2014-09-30 23:05:48

As one of the most decorated female riders in the event’s history, Merritt bounces back from injury to take home the crown in Linyi, China, September 20–21, 2014. South Jordan, Utah (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 mynt™ team rider Raimi Merritt claimed her 10th Wakeboard World Cup victory in Linyi, China, last weekend. The 21-year-old native Floridian has dominated the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF) Wakeboard World Cup series for over six years, winning...

2014-09-30 12:26:47

Appealing to family and Millennial audiences, BYUtv's original sketch comedy show surpasses network expectations with more than 60 million YouTube views PROVO, Utah, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the exponential audience growth of its original irreverent-yet-family-appropriate sketch comedy hit Studio C, BYUtv announces the premier of Season Five, airing on Monday, Oct. 6 at 8pm MT/10pm ET. Since its initial October 2012 launch, the show has established a continually...

2014-09-26 23:08:04

External Awnings and Window Shades Minimize Electrical Costs and Consumption SLC, Utah (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Sugar House Awning announces efforts to raise consumer awareness about the benefits of awnings and energy conservation. The leading distributor of custom awnings and specialty canvas covers offers quality products that effectively lower usage and overall energy costs. Excessive use of heating and cooling systems can lead to hefty utility bills. This waste impacts both the...

2014-09-25 23:10:05

Utah Equipment Leasing Firm Provides Financing for Agriculture Equipment Needed for Idaho Farm’s Expansion of Operations. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Tetra Financial Group announced today that it has committed $1 million in financing for potato growing, harvesting, manufacturing and transportation equipment for a farm based in Idaho. The farm’s operations have been primarily in Idaho, but the customer is now expanding its operations in Texas to better serve the...

2014-09-25 23:07:54

After high demand following a "test" offering of complimentary web design and Wordpress development classes for Utah business owners, Utah Sites expands classes and aims to offer them on a recurring basis. Layton, Utah (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Utah Sites recently announced classes at no-cost for Utah business owners. The complimentary classes helped small business owners learn how to launch and maintain their own website using Wordpress. The first class was offered to gauge...

2014-09-24 23:14:37

Xyngular Named Among Top Emerging Elite Utah Businesses for Future Growth & Success Lehi, UT (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 MountainWest Capital Network has named Xyngular as one of its top 15 businesses in the 2014 Utah 100, Emerging Elite. MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) announced the 20th Anniversary list of the Utah 100, an awards program which recognizes the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Utah, as well as select Emerging Elite companies. Xyngular was named in the 2014 Emerging...

2014-09-24 23:14:18

Millie’s Princess Foundation and Persnickety Clothing Co. are pleased to release the new 2014 Millie’s Princess Dress now available in select U.S. retail location and online at http://www.PersnicketyClothing.com. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Millie’s Princess Foundation and Persnickety Clothing Co. are pleased to release the new 2014 Millie’s Princess Dress now available in select U.S. retail location and online at http://www.PersnicketyClothing.com. This year...

2014-09-24 12:29:48

Wasatch Residents Will Enjoy Faster, More Seamless Access to Healthcare with ZocDoc SALT LAKE CITY, Sept 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZocDoc, a free online service used by more than six million patients each month, arrives in Utah today, helping residents effortlessly secure faster access to quality healthcare. Wasatch patients can use ZocDoc.com or the free ZocDoc app to find in-network neighborhood doctors, read verified reviews and instantly book appointments online....

2014-09-23 08:23:38

- First initiative of its kind in U.S. LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Four companies today jointly proposed a first-in-the-U.S., $8-billion green energy initiative that would bring large amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023. The project would require construction of one of America's largest wind farms in Wyoming, one of the world's biggest energy storage facilities in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting the two sites. "This project...


Latest Utah Reference Libraries

Dixie National Forest
2013-12-24 12:00:06

Dixie National Forest is a United States National Forest located in Utah with headquarters located in Cedar City. It takes up 2 million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. As it is the largest national forest in Utah, it straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River. It is located in parts of Garfield, Iron, Kane, Wayne, Washington, and Piute counties. The majority of the forest lies in Garfield County. There are local ranger district offices...

Caribou-Targhee National Forest
2013-11-21 15:52:49

Caribou-Targhee National Forest can be found in the states of Idaho and Wyoming, with a small section located in Utah in the United States. The forest is broken into several separate sections and stretches over 2.63 million acres. Towards the east, the forest borders Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Bridger-Teton National Forest. The majority of the forest is a part of the 20 million acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Caribou and Targhee National Forests were...

Ashley National Forest
2013-11-21 09:50:52

Ashley National Forest is a National Forest found in northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. Within the boundaries of this forest are 1,382,346 acres in Utah and 96,223 acres in Wyoming of vast forests, lakes, and mountains with elevations ranging from 6,000 to 13,500 feet. It covers portions of Daggett, Summit, Uintah, Duchesne, and Utah counties in Utah and Sweetwater County in Wyoming. Some of the most popular landmarks in this forest include the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area...

Bear Lake Monster
2013-10-28 10:22:57

The Bear Lake monster is a cryptid said to inhabit Bear Lake that sits on the border between Utah and Idaho. The creature is part of local folklore that first appeared from articles that were written by Joseph C. Rich in 1868. The article said that the local Indians called the creature a “water devil”, and that the creature has reappeared. According to the article, many white settlers have seen the creature. Rich 26 years later admitted that he fabricated the original sightings as a...

Bryce Canyon National Park
2013-04-17 23:38:39

Bryce Canyon National Park is located in the southwestern portion of Utah in the United States. The park holds 35,835 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Basketmaker Anasazi and the Paiute Indians. The first explorers of European and American ancestry visited the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many explorers searched the area for viable farming and ranching grounds. A scientific expedition traveled into the area in 1872, led by John Wesley Powell....

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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