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Collecting antlers that fall off the heads of deer, elk and moose each winter is a popular pastime in Utah.


August 20, 1926 ~ January 26, 2018

Rose Marie Bolin Magowan, age 91, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at her home in Enoch, Utah.


A total eclipse of the moon will darken our natural satellite Wednesday morning (Jan. 31), and the Salt Lake Astronomical Society has tips for those wishing to view the event. It will be the only such eclipse visible in North America this year.

During a lunar eclipse, the moon moves through Earth’s shadow in space. Darkness falls across the Moon’s plains, valleys, rills, craters and mountains. At 3:51 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, the first part of the Earth’s outer shadow, the fainter penumbra, will start to encroach. At 4:48 a.m. the darker inner shadow, the umbra, begins its march across the Moon’s face, completely covering it by 5:51 a.m.

The deepest portion of the eclipse will be about 6:31 a.m., according to NASA. A ruddy, coppery or dark hue is likely to paint the moon, as it is colored by light reflected from Earth’s sometimes-smoky atmosphere. The moon then begins to emerge from the shadow, with totality ending at 7:07 a.m. The entire show is over at 9:08 a.m.

Not only is this the second full moon of January, a phenomenon irrationally nicknamed a “blue moon,” it is also a super moon, the name given when it is near its closest approach to Earth. A super moon is usually noticeably larger than the moon is at other times.

The U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., computes that Salt Lake City’s sunrise on Jan. 31 will occur at 7:38 a.m. and that the moon will set at 7:53 a.m. This means the total phase will be ending during the sky’s brightening at dawn. The later views won’t be as dramatic because of the brightness.

Dave Bernson, president of the astronomy club, recommends that anyone interested in watching the spectacle should go to a site with a low western horizon. Celestial bodies are usually best seem from areas not badly light-polluted.

For more information, call Joe Bauman, vice president of the Salt Lake Astronomical Society, 801-913-3588, email josephmbauman@yahoo. com, or check out the club’s web site, SLAS.us.

Sept. 26, 1949 ~ Jan. 25. 2018

Keith O. Neilson, 68, passed away Jan. 25, 2018, at Lynndyl, Utah. He was born September 26, 1949 in Salina, Utah to Don E. and Emily Jean (Olsen) Neilson.


The following is a press release courtesy of the Utah Department of Health.

Special Screening of “The Confession” The film Big Tobacco never wanted you to see (Salt Lake City, UT) – In 2006, major U.S. tobacco companies was court-ordered to run T.V. and newspaper ads (corrective statements*) admitting they knew their products had deadly consequences. These ads were released in November 2017 and deliberately designed to be the biggest flop of the year. With more than 900 kids under the age of 18 becoming new daily smokers in Utah every year, Way to Quit, the Utah Department of Health’s (UDOH) tobacco cessation program, remade the ad with a classic cast of tobacco victims because Utahns deserve the truth.

While Utah has the lowest smoking rate in the country, tobacco is still a problem, claiming the lives of 1,300 Utahns a year. Karlee Adams, program manager for the UDOH Tobacco Prevention and Control program said, “It’s important for Utahns to know the health effects and understand the addictiveness of these products. Big Tobacco continues to seek new tobacco users to replace those they lose, spending an estimated $39.3 million on advertising in Utah alone; most of this advertising targets youth.”

Way to Quit invites the public to learn more about Big Tobacco’s deceptions with the screening of “The Confession” on Thursday, January 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in front of Squatters Pub (147 West Broadway, Salt Lake City). This 30 second film will run on loop projected on the side of the building. Representatives from Way to Quit will be on hand to answer question, discuss the corrective statements, and provide cessation information. For more information visit theconfession.org or waytoquit.org.

*A federal court in 2006 ordered the major U.S. tobacco companies to make “corrective statements” after finding them guilty of breaking civil racketeering laws and lying to the public about the dangers of smoking and how they marketed to children. After 11 years of appeals by the tobacco companies aimed at weakening and delaying the statements the ads began running in November 2017. They even fought (successfully) to remove the phrase “here is the truth” from the corrective statements, which would have highlighted the fact that the industry deliberately deceived the public.

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The mission of the Utah Department of Health and Utah’s local health departments is to protect the public’s health through preventing avoidable illness, injury, disability and premature death, assuring access to affordable, quality health care, and promoting healthy lifestyles.

The following is courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Arizona man pays more than $30,000 for illegally taking a trophy bighorn ram

KANAB — A well known hunting guide won't be hunting in Utah — or 46 other states — anytime soon. In addition to losing his hunting privileges for the next 10 years, the guide and outfitter has paid more than $30,000 in fines and restitution.


The following is courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

February is the best time of the year to see one of the country's most iconic birds.


Mar. 13, 1922 ~ Jan. 21, 2018

Evelyn Trimble Ramsey, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018, just two months shy of her 96th birthday.


Written by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Baker Reservoir: Catchable-sized rainbow trout have been stocked. Anglers report mixed results. Bait and fly anglers have done fair to good, but trolling has not been productive. Some large brown trout are present and can be more readily caught during the colder months. (01-25-18)


3/20/1952 ~ 1/20/2018

Our wonderful Father passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20 2018, surrounded with loved ones after a hard fought battle with cancer.