SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wildlife advocates are criticizing Utah officials for not suspending a coyote bounty program after they were told about a wolf sighting — one month before a rare gray wolf was killed by a hunter who mistook it for a coyote. State officials defended their actions by saying the hunter who killed the gray wolf was not registered in the bounty program.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City is unprepared for a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that is due to hit the West Valley fault line sometime in the next 100 years. Researchers released the finding in a report that also serves as a plan of action in the event of a disaster. It specifies steps that can be taken to mitigate damage ahead of time, like implementing more stringent building codes.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is flying to Hong Kong on Sunday for a trade mission with Salt Lake City-based Zions Bank. Herbert will join Zions Bank president and CEO Scott Anderson and World Trade Center Utah president and CEO Derek Miller on the Hong Kong leg of a trip through that city and Guangzhou, China. The trip will focus on tech companies, transportation and manufacturing.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal scientists are conducting a drought study in six western states in an attempt to gain insights that could help resource managers better allocate scarce water supplies during future droughts. U.S. Geological Survey workers are measuring flows and temperatures through September in nearly 500 streams mostly in upper tributaries in Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Federal officials say the findings will be published in 2016.