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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man found unconscious on a Park City Mountain Resort snowboarding trail has been identified. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that 60-year-old Richard Habib was declared dead not long after being airlifted to University Hospital in Salt Lake City. He lived in the Park City area. Habib was found Sunday along the trail by Ski Patrol. He was taken down the mountain where a medical helicopter picked him up. Resort officials initially attributed Habib's death to a snowboarding accident, though no details on his injuries or how they were sustained have been released.
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Police say a Utah couple was rescued after becoming stranded in the wilderness and spending the night in their car. The Spectrum of St. George reports that the Cedar City pair was stranded for a day when their vehicle became stuck in the snow near Lund last weekend. Iron County Sheriff's Office Lt. Del Schlosser says officers got a 911 call from the couple early Monday and were able to find them about 40 minutes alter.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State documents show that a Utah laboratory was decontaminated in June after receiving live anthrax samples from Dugway Proving Ground. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Department of Health released the documents yesterday in response to a records request from the Tribune and the Citizens Education Project. Dugway is a U.S. Army testing center in western Utah. There were no reports of the anthrax making anyone sick in Utah or elsewhere.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah biologists are cautioning residents from feeding deer as it could cause the animals major problems including starvation. The Division of Wildlife Resources says it's monitoring mule deer this winter and will feed them specially designed pellets should they require it. The agency says changing a deer's diet could cause it to consume food it can't easily digest, which is potentially fatal. State big game coordinator Justin Shannon says deer have sensitive stomachs so feeding them the wrong food could increase their chances of catching a disease and disrupt their migration patterns.
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