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PROMONTORY, Utah (AP) — Crowds of people from all over the country are gathering at a remote spot in Utah to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. A line of cars waiting to enter stretched for miles at Golden Spike National Historical Park. Train enthusiast Bill Hanmer drove across the country with his wife from their Middletown, Virginia, home to check off a bucket list item. The completed railroad shortened cross-county travel from as long as six months to about 10 days.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City clinic will soon bring medical care to the streets. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Fourth Street Clinic has unveiled a new mobile clinic that will travel to homeless resource centers and nonprofit agencies each week providing care. The 45-foot bus features three exam rooms, a bathroom and refrigerators and freezers for vaccines. The clinic will aim to reduce the number of uninsured emergency room visits and reach more homeless patients.
HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Authorities say an armed Utah wildlife official who was called to put down an injured deer prompted a lockdown at a nearby high school. The Deseret News reports Wasatch High School in Heber City was placed on lockdown Thursday morning after a student spotted a man with a rifle near the campus. Heber City police and the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office investigated, learning the man was an employee of the state Division of Wildlife Resources.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson says Utah residents are at risk of being undercounted in the census next year unless efforts are made to reach out to groups that could be hard to count. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday that an inaccurate population count could cost the state millions of dollars in federal funding. Wilson is urging local governments, philanthropists and businesses to fund efforts showing residents the importance of census participation.
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