Garrett’s Blog: Rain Totals, Burn Bans, What If It Was Snow?
Rainfall totals were hefty across the area on Tuesday with many location over 1" of rain. This was the wettest Valentine's Day in over 20 years. The weather data record is more complete for Fort Smith and the wettest Valentine's Day on record was in 1938 at 2.12". Today nearly broke the daily record for rainfall.
Fire burns 100 acres in Tooele County, 25-percent contained
(KUTV) -- A fire is burning 100 acres in Tooele County. A fire started Saturday afternoon in Tooele County, threatening storage buildings and a smelting plant at Kennecott. Rio Tinto Kennecott's Principal Advisor Kyle Bennett told 2News the fire is near an area called Black Rock. The smelting plant was shut down and flushed out SO2 emissions and turned off the furnaces. Plant employees were also evacuated.
Wildfire burns through 20 acres, 7 structures near Fruitland in Duchesne County
(UPDATE 8:25 p.m. Wednesday) The Fruitland Shed Fire has burned through 20 acres and seven structures, officials report. At least one of the structures is a home that is reportedly a total loss. At least two people have been treated for smoke inhalation.
New NAFTA Faces Long Road Before Implementation
The updated North American Free Trade Agreement has many procedural hurdles to pass before farmers and ranchers can see any benefits. President Trump called the agreement a “promise kept” regarding his trade agenda, as NAFTA will become the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement, or USMCA. The late-night announcement Sunday allows the Trump administration to beat a [...]
What the burn ban means for Spokane County
Spokane County is now officially under a burn ban and it affects everyone in the unincorporated parts of the county, not in the city.
Burn ban issued for Spokane County: Here's what you need to know
County leaders have issued a burn ban for all of Spokane County beginning Wednesday, July 24.
Utah To Start Implementing Nation’s Strictest DUI Law A Day Before New Year’s Eve
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New Year's Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side of the nation's newest and lowest DUI threshold The 0.05 percent limit goes into effect Sunday, despite protests that it will punish responsible drinkers and hurt the state's tourism industry by adding to the reputation that the predominantly Mormon state is unfriendly to those who drink alcohol. The…
A day before New Year's Eve, one state will implement strictest DUI law in the country
People in one state might think twice about having that extra drink before driving home from their New Year's Eve parties.
One day before New Year’s Eve, Utah will implement the strictest DUI law in the country
People in Utah may think twice about having that extra drink before driving home from their New Year's Eve parties.
Wildfire burns 15,000 acres, 20 percent contained
(KUTV) -- A 15,000-acre wildfire closed Interstate 84 in both directions in Box Elder County Friday night.The Goring Fire closed I-84 from milepost 24 to milepost 39, between Snowville and Tremonton. The fire started around 3 p.m. from a lightning strike.
One day before New Year's Eve, Utah will implement the strictest DUI law in the country
People in Utah may think twice about having that extra drink before driving home from their New Year's Eve parties. On December 30, the state will lower its blood alcohol content limit to 0.05.
Tupelo residents must observe burn ban
TUPELO • The Lee County burn ban means there will be no campfire at the city’s annual fall campout.
Why These People Burned The Confederate Flag
An artist in Detroit is setting fire to one of America's most contentious symbols.
Residents pack Boulder County forum in search of tips to implement fracking ban
Speakers cited the 6-month-old Senate Bill 181 as a tool for instituting a ban on fracking and they urged the more than 100 people who packed a room at Unity of Boulder Church to help them on that …
Why burn bans are popping up in Indiana
Many places are now in a rain deficit for the year, in spite of the summer deluge.
Woman Awarded $100,000 For Starbucks Coffee Burn
Joanne Mogavero suffered first- and second-degree burns after coffee spilled on her lap, her lawyers say.
CAL FIRE Lifts Local Burn Ban
DEC provides advice on burning brush as burn ban ends
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is advising property owners that although the ban on burning has ended, they should use caution when burning brush.
IT implementations in government: Tips from Franklin County
Implementing a state-of-the-art IT solution in government is a lot harder than most people anticipate. When Franklin County decided to implement an enterprise-wide IT standards to promote consistency and cross-departmental collaboration, they wanted a technology that’s agile enough to meet the needs of many different departments and flexible enough to adapt to changing conditions.
Burn Bans & Fireworks: What is legal where you live?
We've called your county to be able to bring you current burn bans and firework ordinances. We will update this list with new information as we get it.