SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers took a break from their usual business yesterday afternoon to honor an Olympic bobsled medalist. Park City native Steven Holcomb took home two bronze medals from this year's games in Sochi, Russia. Holcomb became the first U.S. bobsled driver in over 60 years to win two medals in the same games.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 25-year-old college student from Provo hoping to get his peers more active in politics says he's running for the Utah Legislature. Utah Valley University student Colby Johnson announced yesterday he's running as a Republican for Utah House seat currently held by Republican Dean Sanpei. Johnson tells KSL-TV that college students make up 84 percent of the district.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in visitor spending. Utah was among six states that received permission to reopen national parks within their borders using state money. The report said those states generated nearly $10 in visitor spending for every dollar spent.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks hit a blistering 57 percent from the field to beat the Utah Jazz 114-88 last night. The NBA's worst team improved to 12-47 at the expense of the Jazz, who were mired by a mistake-prone third quarter. Enes Kanter had 27 points to lead Utah.
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