News Clips for Feb. 6, 2019

Are the ailing Bonneville Salt Flats destined to be mud flats?

The iconic Bonneville Salt Flats — shimmering among 30,000 acres in western Utah — are turning into the Bonneville Mud Flats. A new effort wants to save them for speed racing, for filming and simply for visiting.

Winter storm hits fast, hard in Utah along the Wasatch Front

The University of Utah Weather Center posted a time-lapse video on Twitter showing the cold front moving into the valley for the past two hours. High temperature was already observed this morning after midnight at 39 degrees. Temperature is expected to drop near 25 degrees behind the front with snow likely, the Ute Weather Center said.

U. researchers find increased rates of suicide among those with autism

University of Utah researchers recently published a study which revealed that individuals diagnosed with autism in Utah are more likely to die by suicide than peers who don't have an autism spectrum disorder.

A state lawmaker says a San Juan County split should be on the table, after a court-ordered redistricting that ‘disenfranchised’ his voters

After a landmark power shift that gave San Juan County its first majority Navajo Democrat commission, a state lawmaker from mostly white, Republican Blanding is broaching the subject of secession.

Utah snowfall slows traffic, closes schools

Heavy snowfall across much of Utah created hazardous driving conditions that slowed the Wednesday morning commute as school districts canceled classes and others delayed openings. The University of Utah in Salt Lake City closed its campus Wednesday but said its health care system and hospitals remained open.

Man who says he was molested by Sundance co-founder questions LDS Church response

Allegations of sexual abuse were made public on Monday against the co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, who is also a professor at the University of Utah.