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OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah Valley University's first female president will start on Sept. 16, with an annual salary of just under $300,000. The institution has released details to the Daily Herald about the position soon to be filled by Astrid Tuminez. She is leaving a job with Microsoft as regional director for corporate and legal affairs Southeast Asia to take the position in Orem.

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Officials at Hill Air Force Base say they're planning a number of "large detonation operations" at the Utah Test and Training Range through next month. Two to three times a week, the Air Force will destroy rocket motors and solid fuel for ballistic missiles. Base officials say the detonations are part of an effort to reduce the number of ballistic missiles. More than 300 rocket motors have been destroyed at the west desert military site since 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona man has died in Utah after authorities say he climbed on top of a transformer box and touched high-voltage wires. Authorities say the 18-year-old Colorado City man had a severe form of autism and no fear of heights or danger. His name is being withheld until his family can be notified.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A new art exhibit in Provo has turned gallery space into a giant coloring book by allowing visitors to fill in the elaborate drawings of comic book style heroes and villains. The Daily Herald reports Utah Valley University's Woodbury Art Museum is hosting the "Heroes and Villains: How Mythology Made Comics" exhibition, which runs through mid-September. Visitors equipped with markers can add color to the 44 large canvasses featuring mythological characters.

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