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AP-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

August 4, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — Professional photographers are upset over being charged $125 special permit fee and $50 per shoot by Forest Service officials to be able to take pictures in a picturesque area full of colorful flowers that is overcrowded. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.


SAN FRANCISCO — Yosemite National Park’s breathtaking vistas and natural majesty are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality in some spots currently rivals Beijing. The unhealthy haze led officials to shut hundreds of campsites, hotels and some of Yosemite’s most scenic spots at the height of the summer season, dealing a financial blow to the park and causing summer holiday upheaval for thousands of visitors as it remains closed for one of the longest stretches in decades. By Joceln Gecker. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.


— UTAH WILDFIRE: A 32-mile stretch of Interstate 84 in northern Utah reopened Saturday after being closed Friday night by a wind-driven wildfire that burned 23.4 square miles of grassland.

— MISSING SCOUT FOUND SAFE: A 15-year-old Boy Scout who had been reported missing since going mountain biking with his troop near Moab in eastern Utah has been found safe and in good condition.

— GRAND CANYON-WILDFIRE: Grand Canyon National Park is closing a scenic road to a North Rim vista and two trails because of a lightning-caused wildfire that has grown to 3.5 square miles.



CANTON, Ohio — Eight new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be inducted Saturday night. Seven of them will actually be on hand. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos. Inductions begin at 7 p.m. EDT.


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