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2014-06-13 16:23:51

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Earthwise Group, LLC, a national network of locally-owned, independent manufacturers of windows and doors, welcomes Advanced Window Products to their growing organization. Advanced Window Products, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is the 17(th) manufacturing facility in this unique group of collaborative manufacturers. Instead of a "one size fits all" approach, Earthwise windows and doors are custom made for optimum performance...

2014-06-13 16:21:40

- Salt Lake Comic Con to sponsor third annual Millie's Princess Foundation 5K Princess Run/Walk on June 21, 2014 - SALT LAKE CITY, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Because cancer is a royal pain! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140513/87193 Today, Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) announced they are joining the fight against childhood cancer by sponsoring the 2014 Millie's Princess Foundation's third annual Millie's Princess 5K run and walk on June 21, 2014 at...

2014-06-12 16:20:47

Providing Specialized Expertise for Reliable and Affordable Support KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a contract from the U.S. Air Force with an initial value of $109 million for sustainment of the reentry subsystem for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Lockheed Martin's work will include repair, modification and testing of hardware and software components in the reentry system-reentry vehicle (RS-RV)...

2014-06-10 08:25:10

SALT LAKE CITY, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concept Marketing is the premier Media Buying Firm in Park City, Utah. For 16 years, Concept Marketing has been helping clients buy better media positions with strategic media buys. When Salt Lake City and Park City businesses are searching for a media buyer, Utah's own Concept Marketing is the leading media agency. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140606/95806 Media Buying is an important step in the marketing process....

violence shaped the male face
2014-06-09 11:14:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Throughout history, men have had a well-earned reputation for violence and a new study in the journal Biological Reviews has concluded that masculine facial features evolved as a result of that violence. The new study focused on the faces of our australopith ancestors and how those faces evolved to protect us against punches. "The australopiths were characterized by a suite of traits that may have improved fighting ability,...

2014-06-06 10:00:13

University of Utah University of Utah researchers find that multiple silent mutations greatly impact protein translation So-called silent DNA mutations earned their title because, according to the fundamental rules of biology, they should be inconsequential. Reported on June 5 in PLOS Genetics online, University of Utah researchers experimentally proved there are frequent exceptions to the rule. The work was conducted in the bacteria, Salmonella enterica, used to study basic biological...

2014-06-05 23:02:12

Utah tea company celebrates first store opening and National Iced Tea Month with family friendly festivities. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Emperor’s Tea® recently opened its first physical location and the timing is perfect for a Grand Opening Celebration with June being National Iced Tea Month. The event will take place at TEAramisu by The Emperor’s Tea® on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 929 E. 4500 S. in Millcreek Utah. Activities will begin with a ribbon...

2014-06-04 08:39:28

Allen's innovation in instructional design, technology, and strategic thinking earns them recognition as the Best of State. SALT LAKE CITY, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, Allen Communication Learning Services has been recognized with Utah's Best of State award for Management and Employee Training. The awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses in Utah. Allen stood out for their innovation and thought leadership in training...

2014-06-03 23:08:55

Last year more than 2,100 rescued cats joined families across the country during "9 Lives for $9" - http://bestfriends.org/promo. Kanab, Utah (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 A wildly successful national cat adoption promotion returns this month when 130+ animal rescue groups and shelters nationwide will join with Best Friends Animal Society in “9 Lives for $9”. Last year more than 2,100 rescued cats joined families across the country during this promotion. In addition to Best Friends...

2014-06-03 12:46:35

Noted American economist, best-selling author to speak to graduates SALT LAKE CITY, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About 80 high school seniors who learned online will turn the tassel on June 5 at an in-person graduation ceremony in Salt Lake City for Utah Virtual Academy, a public online school serving students in grades K-12. Paul Zane Pilzer, a noted American economist, best-selling author, and social entrepreneur, will be speaking to this year's graduating class. Mr. Pilzer has...


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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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'