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  • MIDVALE, Utah _ Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $8.2 million. For the current quarter ending in November, Sportsman's Warehouse said it expects revenue in the range of $198 million to $203 million. Sportsman's Warehouse shares have risen 62 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine, according to government documents released Thursday. During that time, a trickle of water started by excavation work at the site grew to a torrent and 3 million...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A legal battle over a hotly contested Utah law banning minimum prices for contact lenses is set to come before a federal appeals court on Thursday. Alcon Laboratories, Johnson& Johnson and Bausch& Lomb call the law a brazen overreach written specifically to help Utah- based discount seller 1-800 Contacts. The manufacturers are appealing a ruling...

  • Arizona severs ties with prison operator over July riots Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    Doug Ducey announced the action against Centerville, Utah- based Management and Training Corp. after the state released a scathing report about numerous issues at the Kingman prison, including a "culture of casual indifference toward staff and training" that contributed to the riots. "What happened at Kingman was frightening, disturbing and completely...

  • The American Red Cross, a leading trainer of lifeguards, has taken note and added training for extreme shallow water rescues. "We pretty much have an ambulance call every weekend," said Brian Machemer, superintendent of the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti Township. While no figures are available for overall waterpark injuries, the Red Cross cited U.S....

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Tens of thousands of low-income New Mexicans will have more time to meet work and job-training requirements if they want to remain eligible for food stamps, state officials announced Tuesday. New Mexico Human Services Secretary Brent Earnest told The Associated Press that his department decided to delay implementation of the...

  • 8 recipients awarded Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 9:54 AM ET

    —Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist. —Jon M. Huntsman Sr., Utah philanthropist and founder of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. —Irwin and Joan Jacobs, San Diego philanthropists.

  • Navajo farmers reject use of water after mine spill Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:47 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year following a spill of toxic sludge at a Colorado gold mine. The unanimous vote by more than 100 farmers in Shiprock, New Mexico, was heart-wrenching and guarantees the loss of many crops, Shiprock Chapter President...

  • The Hive Winery in Layton has rolled out its first distilling products this year, and owner Jay Yahne told Utah's liquor commissioners Tuesday that by allowing his distillery to sell smaller bottles of brandy, customers may be more likely to spend $70 to $130 to purchase a full bottle. Under Utah liquor laws, sales of mini-bottles of alcohol are generally...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Wall Street's selloff on Monday, sparked by a near-9 percent dive in Chinese shares, was a long-overdue correction that analysts said is unlikely to undermine support for U.S. stocks going forward. "We are unlikely to be going into a bear market," said Jason Ware, chief investment officer at Albion Financial Group, which manages about $1 billion for...

  • Documents released by U.S. officials have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency knew of the potential for a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine more than a year before a government cleanup team accidentally triggered such a release earlier this month. About 3 million gallons of water from the mine flowed into Colorado's Animas...

  • LAS VEGAS— President Barack Obama brought presidential star power to tout the benefits of solar electricity in Western states during an annual green power conference Monday in Las Vegas hosted by U.S. Obama headlined an event that Reid has nurtured as Democratic leader of the Senate to seek support for new executive actions and other efforts aimed at making...

  • In a matter of five sessions, sentiment shifted dramatically on Wall Street and seemed to climax early on a volatile Monday, when the S&P fell as much as 12.5 percent from its record intraday high set last May, and the Dow Jones industrial average, fell 1,089 points shortly after the opening bell. In mid-afternoon trading, major Wall Street indexes were still down...

  • LAS VEGAS— President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources in order to protect the status quo. "That's not the American way," Obama said in a speech at a green energy conference in Las Vegas. He singled out billionaire...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— The world's largest outdoor retail show considered moving to other cities with more lodging and convention space but chose to stay in Utah after attendees revealed an overwhelming desire to keep the expo at the foot of the mountains in Salt Lake City, officials said Monday. The Outdoor Retailer Show— which is staged twice a year and brings the...

  • EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 12:42 AM ET

    The EPA released the documents late Friday following weeks of prodding from The Associated Press and other media organizations. The plan was produced by Environmental Restoration LLC, a private contractor working for the EPA. EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison said Saturday she could not immediately answer questions about the matter.

  • President Barack Obama signed a federal declaration of emergency for Washington state on Friday, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate relief efforts in 11 counties and several Indian reservations hard hit by wildfires. The Okanogan Complex includes the so-called Twisp River fire,...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week increased by one to 885.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota and Oklahoma each gained three rigs and Alaska, California, Kansas and Wyoming each gained one. Texas lost six rigs, Pennsylvania declined by two and...

  • BOOK CLIFFS, Utah— On a remote Utah ridge covered in sagebrush, pines and wild grasses, a Canadian company is about to embark on something never before done commercially in the United States: digging sticky, black, tar-soaked sand from the ground and extracting the petroleum. Across the rolling green hills of the Book Cliffs of eastern Utah, about 165 miles from Salt...

  • The Nebraska Labor Department said the preliminary July rate was six-tenths of a point under the July 2014 rate of 3.3 percent. U.S. Labor Department figures said Nebraska was trailed by North Dakota at 3 percent and Utah and Vermont at 3.6 percent. The Omaha rate remained unchanged at 3.2 percent but was down seven-tenths of a point from July 2014.