PNS Daily Newscast - July 3, 2020 

Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - UT: Water

PHOTO: A court action under way this week could halt the process to build a nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah. Image courtesy of the U.S. government.

PRICE, Utah - A court action under way could halt Blue Castle Holdings' effort to build a twin-reactor nuclear power plant known as the Blue Castle Project near Green River. The Healthy Environmental Alliance of Utah (HEAL) is among more than a dozen groups behind the legal challenge over state-app

PHOTO: Gregory Butte, as seen from Lake Powell. The lake is as popular as a summer boating destination as it is a water source for the Southwest. Photo credit: Bob Moffitt, National Park Service.

SALT LAKE CITY – It's another sign of trouble for water users in the West and Southwest, including Utah. The Bureau of Reclamation's new forecast comes out today and includes a warning that it will reduce the amount of water released from Lake Powell to the lower Basin states starting in Octo

IMAGE: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market attendees are being urged to try a stand-up paddleboard  and to

SALT LAKE CITY – At this week's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, the hottest new recreation trend has been stand-up paddleboarding – and it fits right in with a campaign also launched at the show. "Stand Up for the Colorado River" is the slogan, as conservation groups

PHOTO: The San Rafael Swell area, west of Moab, is a favorite destination for climbing and canyon exploration. Photo credit: Dennis Adams, National Scenic Byways Online.

MOAB, Utah - The Interior Department has decided how much public land will be available for oil shale and some tar-sands development in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. Whether more than 800,000 acres is "enough" depends on whether you're an energy developer. Bill Midcap, director of external affairs fo

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