Lawmaker blames lack of logging for major wildfire

CORRECTS DATE TO JUNE 26 -This Monday, June 26, 2017, photo provided by the Utah Governor's Office, shows fire activity near Parowan, during a tour by Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, in southern Utah. The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. (Justin Harding/Utah Governor's Office via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by “tree hugger” environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.

FBI agent indicted in OR refuge standoff shooting

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, center, a rancher from Arizona, talks to reporters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at Finicum in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. Sources familiar with the case say the agent will face allegations of making a false statement with intent to obstruct justice, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at a rancher in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon.

Judge to decide who gets comic con naming rights

FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, Jessica Nowan, left and Caitlin Grandstaff, right, stand in line for the Salt Lake Comic Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center, in Salt Lake City. Settlement talks have broken down between the organizers of two pop-culture conventions in California and Utah known for guests' elaborate costumes, Salt Lake Comic Con officials said Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Both sides are asking a judge to decide the contest over naming rights, said Bryan Brandenburg, co-founder of Salt Lake Comic Con. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Settlement talks have broken down between the organizers of two pop-culture conventions in California and Utah known for guests’ elaborate costumes, Salt Lake Comic Con officials said Tuesday.

Zinke calls for fewer barriers to development

This billboard design using an undated photo provided by Montana Wilderness Association of fly fishing television host Hilary Hutcheson, shows one of five billboards that are being installed Friday, June 23, 2017 and Monday, June 26, that will greet U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke when he returns to his hometown in Whitefish, Mont. Zinc will speak next at the Western Governors Association annual conference. (Eric Ian/Montana Wilderness Association via AP)

Removing bureaucratic obstacles to development on federal land can create jobs and offer hope to nearby communities, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday in hinting at long-term changes in store for federal agencies including the Interior Department.

Protesters block street over health care bill

Protesters block a street during a protest against the Republican bill in the U.S. Senate to replace President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Demonstrators with Utah's Disabled Rights Action Committee chanted and carried signs while blocking State Street Tuesday afternoon. Utah protesters criticized Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch for supporting the bill and say it will cut life-saving Medicaid services and other health protections. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — About 100 people protesting the Republican bill in the U.S. Senate to replace President Barack Obama’s health care law have blocked traffic on a busy downtown Salt Lake City street.

Lawsuits to test Trump’s power to shrink monuments

FILE - In this May 6, 2017 file photo, hundreds of people gather during the Monumental Rally for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Monuments at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument will face a tougher challenge than anticipated. (Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah’s new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated.

‘A place of wellness, healing and encouragement’

Physical therapist ZhohnAnn Thayn performs passive range of motion therapy on “AJ” Swenson, who has limited muscle and joint mobility, at River of No Return Physical Therapy in Salmon.

SALMON — River of No Return Physical Therapy this summer marks 20 years in a downtown building and more than 40 years of experience helping clients whose ailments range from broken bones to lower back pain, the No. 1 reason people see a physician.

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