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Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery
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Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery

ALTA, Utah — Alta Ski Area is installing new avalanche towers to better protect skiers and to phase out old military artillery. This summer, the resort is installing five Wyssen avalanche towers from the Switzerland-based company around Mt. Baldy, according to Mike Maughan, Alta’s general manager. Alta installed three last summer in the Supreme area of the mountain, and several more will be installed next year. Several howitzers — military weapons that launch a projectile — are currently in use in Little Cottonwood Canyon to trigger controlled avalanches.  “Mov(ing) away from anything that’s shooting a projectile in the air is a safer, better way to do avalanche mitigation work,” Maughan said. This winter will be the last time that Alta uses their howitzer, Mau...
What impact does race have on mental health? New U. hire to explore, address disparities
Health

What impact does race have on mental health? New U. hire to explore, address disparities

The Hunstman Mental Health Institute and the University of Utah education department have announced a new hire to explore racial disparities in mental health services as a part of a larger collaboration. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — The Hunstman Mental Health Institute and University of Utah education department have announced a new hire to explore racial disparities in mental health services as a part of a larger collaboration.Racial disparities in health services were illuminated during the COVID-19 pandemic — with minorities experiencing the highest rates of coronavirus deaths and case counts nationw...
Fatal motorcycle collision in St. Thomas, Ont. Thursday – London
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Fatal motorcycle collision in St. Thomas, Ont. Thursday – London

One person is dead following a motorcycle collision in St. Thomas, Ont., Thursday night. At 8:30 p.m., Elgin County OPP responded to a report of a collision at the intersection of Elm Street and Coulter Avenue. Read more: West Region OPP stress importance of motorcycle safety amid jump in fatal collisions According to police, the motorcyclist was travelling westbound on Elm Street when it collided with an SUV turning left onto Coulter Avenue.The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Trending Stories Condom use can be a condition of consent in sexual assault cases, Supreme Court rules Exclusive: Ukrainian comm...
West Davenport businesses start petition opposing two-way traffic conversion | Business & Economy
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West Davenport businesses start petition opposing two-way traffic conversion | Business & Economy

Business owners on the two east-west one-ways in Davenport don’t all agree a downtown Davenport business organization's assertion that switching to two-way traffic could boost business.At Sweet Delite, 1901 W 4th St., “save our one-ways” stickers, buttons, and a petition opposing the conversion sits out for patrons to pick up or sign.The seasonal ice cream parlor owners don’t want 3rd and 4th streets to change. They would welcome a resurfacing, as the city plans to do no matter what, but not two-way traffic. Part-owner Alan Goacher said they're most concerned about the conversion's effects on pedestrian safety, confusion with a new system, updating signage, and making it inconvenient for customers to stop by."If they do it, and it is an inconvenience, people might take ...
‘Large’ sinkhole disrupts traffic in West End Winnipeg – Winnipeg
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‘Large’ sinkhole disrupts traffic in West End Winnipeg – Winnipeg

Another sinkhole is disrupting traffic in Winnipeg. Less than a week after a “massive” sinkhole closed a roadway in north Winnipeg, police are warning about new void that’s opened up in the West End.In a tweet Tuesday morning police said barricades were up on the inside lanes of St. Matthews Avenue at Spruce Street due to a “large” sinkhole. 0:36 ‘Massive sinkhole’ forms at intersection disrupting traffic ‘Massive sinkhole’ forms at intersection disrupting traffic Police said curb lanes are still accessible, but advised drivers to avoid the area if possible. Trending Stories ...