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SALT LAKE CITY  | Drought forces emergency measures for US West’s wild horses

SALT LAKE CITY  — Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them. For what they say is the first time, volunteer groups in Arizona and Colorado are hauling thousands of gallons of water and truckloads of food to remote grazing … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY  | Drought forces emergency measures for US West’s wild horses

SALT LAKE CITY | Honduran woman vows to fight for asylum from Utah church

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A playground surrounded by a large shade tree stands right outside the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where Vicky Chavez and her two young daughters have been taking sanctuary for the past six months. But Chavez never allows Yaretzi, 6, or Issabella, 11 months, to play there. They … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Honduran woman vows to fight for asylum from Utah church

LOS ANGELES  | Wildfires rage through California amid heat rage

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes. In heat-stricken Southern California, powerful winds that sent an overnight inferno hopscotching through the Santa Barbara County community … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Wildfires rage through California amid heat rage

DENVER  | Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

DENVER  — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee, authorities said Thursday. Elsewhere in Colorado, a rare high-elevation tornado touched down at the site of another wildfire Thursday but apparently caused little damage and had no effect on the … Continue reading DENVER  | Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

DENVER | Colorado wildfire destroys 3 homes as flames menace US West

DENVER — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee in the middle of the night, authorities said Thursday. Elsewhere in Colorado, a rare high-elevation tornado touched down at the site of another wildfire Thursday but apparently caused little damage … Continue reading DENVER | Colorado wildfire destroys 3 homes as flames menace US West

SALT LAKE CITY | Elizabeth Smart kidnapper denied early prison release

SALT LAKE CITY  — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap then-Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 has been denied early parole. The decision announced Monday night by the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole was expected after Wanda Barzee, 72, refused to attend her hearing … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Elizabeth Smart kidnapper denied early prison release

SALT LAKE CITY | Self-styled Utah prophet gets additional 15-year prison term

SALT LAKE CITY — A self-styled prophet who led a doomsday cult and secretly married young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and has already been sentenced to 26 years in prison has been given a 15-year term following another guilty plea. Samuel Shaffer, 35, was sentenced Wednesday in Manti, Utah, after pleading guilty … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Self-styled Utah prophet gets additional 15-year prison term

SALT LAKE CITY | Romney looks to November after landslide Utah primary win

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney looks like a shoo-in for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah after and winning a landslide primary victory and toning down his criticism of Donald Trump, but first he’ll face a Democratic opponent with a distinctly different political outlook. Jenny Wilson holds an elected office in the state’s … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Romney looks to November after landslide Utah primary win