Latest Wayne County, Utah Stories

2010-03-28 09:26:32

Before Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon, NASA wanted to learn more about Earth's closest celestial body. So, it sent probes and rovers to check out the conditions. The space agency has sent similar missions to the Red Planet, only now it is turning to future explorers to help learn how to live and work on Mars long before humans travel there. Space Florida recently announced the names of three winning school teams in Florida for the Mars Experiment Design Competition, which will bring...

2009-06-06 06:50:00

A collection of 60 to 70 new bones, one of which resembles a 20-foot-long neck bone, have been discovered this week at one of Utah's most prominent dinosaur quarries, the Associated Press reported.  The findings at the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry offer promise that other large and significant bone specimens could be uncovered in upcoming years.  Excavator at the site, Scott Williams, the collections and exhibits manager at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford,...

2008-08-23 15:00:22

Authorities say all eight persons aboard a twin-engine airplane were likely killed when it crashed near Utah's Canyonlands National Park. The Friday night crash came after a fire was reported to the Grand County Sheriff's Department about 6 p.m., Salt Lake City's KTVX-TV reported Saturday. A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter in the area at the time found the plane wreckage at the fire site. The owner of the plane and the victims had not yet identified. But authorities say all...

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