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CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) — A second former leader of an isolated polygamous commune in Canada has been convicted of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight. James Oler was found guilty Monday by a judge for having five wives in the tiny community of Bountiful. Winston Blackmore was found guilty earlier in the day for having 25 wives. Blackmore is expected to challenge the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws. They are members of a polygamous group based on the Utah-Arizona border in the United States.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The owners of a northern Utah restaurant chain say they're honored to be the first Hispanic grand marshals of the Ogden Pioneer Days Grand Parade. The Standard-Examiner newspaper reported Monday that Javier and Amada Chavez say they've been interested in the city's Pioneer Day festivities since they arrived in Utah from Mexico four decades ago.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of the Ute tribe pulled out of the annual Native American Summit in Utah, saying they want state government to treat the tribe as a sovereign nation. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that tribal leaders outlined their concerns in a letter delivered during the summit last week. Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said the Utes have been absent from prior summits, and he was surprised by their withdrawal because he thought a meeting with the tribe chair has been productive.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah flag with a historical error that for more than a dozen years hung at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., has been replaced. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the inaccurate flag noted the date of the Mormon pioneer's arrival in Utah as 1647. That's off by two centuries. A Kennedy Center employee on Monday used a giant cherry picker to replace the flag with one that shows the correct year: 1847. A Holladay native discovered the error.
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