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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — County officials in central Utah are endorsing a proposal from two congressmen to convert a dinosaur fossil quarry rich in Jurassic period bones into a national monument. Emery County's public lands adviser says the county public lands council voted unanimously to endorse the plan. The full county commission has yet to vote, but is also expected to support the plan. A possible name would be "Jurassic National Monument." The quarry is about 150 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two men are dead after a pickup truck they were riding in collided with a school bus in Payson. The Daily Herald newspaper in Provo reports that no students were on board the bus during the head-on crash yesterday afternoon. Police are investigating what caused the crash about 60 miles south of Salt Lake City.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Highland man accused of sexually assaulting two of his high school classmates has been sentenced to a year in jail. The Deseret News reports that 19-year-old Bowman Daley was originally charged with two counts of rape, but pleaded guilty to reduced charges of unlawful sexual conduct. Under the terms of the plea deal, prosecutors agreed not to file charges in connection with a third allegation.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A popular Lake Powell spot has been temporarily closed after a tankful of fuel from a boat spilled into the water. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area officials say in a statement that a visitor reported the spill Monday afternoon. Officials then discovered a bright neon sheen on the lake's surface and closed the Wahweap Beach.
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