Due to this year's elections being handled almost entirely by mail, many valid ballots mailed the day before the election were not received and counted by Tuesday. Most counties have now updated those tallies with late-mailed ballots. Here are the revised totals:
Totals updated with ballots received through June 28.
Box Elder County Commission Seat A
Jeff Hadfield 5,164 66.73%
Charley Young 2,574 33.27%
Hadfield advances to November election, running unopposed
Box Elder County Commission Seat B
Jeff Scott 4,604 57.72%
Jon Adams 3,023 42.28%
Scott advances to November election
Utah Senate 17
(Republican - Multi County)
Scott Sandall 6,825 52.90%
Clark Davis 6,077 47.10%
Sandall advances to November election
U.S. House 1
(Democrat - Multi County)
Lee Castillo 6,764 56.85%
Kurt Weiland 5,133 43.15%
Castillo advances to November election
(Republican - Statewide)
Mitt Romney 229,627 71.54%
Mike Kennedy 91,367 28.46%
Romney advances to November election
Photo courtesy of Utah Fire Info
UPDATE June 30, 2018 • Nelson Phillips • Staff Writer
The Rough Canyon Fire is holding at approximately 5,421 acres, and is being called 80 percent contained as of Friday night.
"Today firefighters contained the perimeter of the fire," wrote Leann Fox, public information officer for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, in a press release. "Crews mopped up and strengthened the fire line. They will continue to do so tomorrow."
Fox stated that the fire was now "creeping and smoldering," and that no further growth was expected.
On Saturday, one helicopter and three ground crews are expected to be released from the firefighting effort.
UPDATE June 29, 2018 • Nelson Phillips • Staff Writer
The Rough Canyon Fire, burning in northern Box Elder County since Wednesday, has grown to 5,421 acres, and is 15 percent contained as of Friday morning.
According to Leann Fox, public information officer for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, crews were able to establish a perimeter around the fire on Thursday, but the fire jumped over a fire-break and threatened two homes.
"The fire jumped the Portage Canyon Road on the north side and threatened two occupied structures. Air and ground resources saved the two structures," wrote Fox in a press release.
Fox reported that two single engine air tankers and two helicopters are currently deployed, along with four water tenders, 10 fire engines, five hand-crews, and approximately 200 fire personnel.
Planned actions for Friday will be to attack the west side of the fire, along with Portage, Broad and Rough canyons.
June 28, 2018 • Nelson Phillips • Staff Writer
A wildfire burning near the town of Portage that began Wednesday afternoon has grown to more than 3,144 acres.
The Rough Canyon fire is now located approximately two and a half miles south/southwest of Portage. Multiple agencies have responded, including crews from Fielding, Garland, Plymouth, Portage, Tremonton, Box Elder County, the U.S. Forest Service and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. Assets being used against the fire include four single-engine air tankers, two helicopters, 10 engines, four water tenders, three bulldozers and a road grader.
Currently there are an estimated 100 firefighters fighting the blaze, as well as dozens of support personnel, all staging at the town park in Portage.
According to a press release Thursday morning from the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, crews were able to establish bulldozer lines across the eastern edge of the fire yesterday, and today are concentrating on establishing those lines to the west, north and south, with the intent of keeping the fire north of Broad Canyon and south of Portage Canyon.
Plans to protect structures in the town of Portage, along with three cabins in the outlying area, have been implemented.
Fire officials released yesterday that they believe the fire was human-caused, but have not yet released the actual cause.
Donations of pre-packaged food and sealed beverages for the firefighters are welcome, and can be taken to the Portage town park.
A pilot who will perform in the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air Show at Hill Air Force Base this weekend practices an arial acrobatics routine northeast of Brigham City’s airport on Wednesday, June 20.
BC gets sneak peak at air show acrobatics
Residents of Brigham City had a little preview of the Warriors Over the Wasatch air show, taking place at Hill Air Force Base this weekend.
For a couple of hours on the morning of Wednesday, June 20, a pilot and his plane put on an arial acrobatics showcase northeast of the Brigham City Airport.
Brigham City’s public works director and airport manager, Tyler Pugsley, said the city was approached about a year ago by several acrobatic pilots looking to use the airport as a practice facility prior to the airshow. Such activities require the airport to designate a specific area, called an acrobatics box, for the safety of the acrobat and other pilots who might be flying in to the area.
Pugsley said a possible area northeast of the airport was identified. Although approval from property owners isn’t required when establishing an acrobatics box, Pugsley said “good faith” efforts were made to contact those with property in and around the area.
Pugsley said that Brigham City’s airport was attractive because there is less traffic than other airports, like Ogden.
“Our airport is more user-friendly,” Pugsley said.
A temporary acrobatics box was approved for the small group of pilots for 10 days in April and June 13-21.
In other potential airport developments, a skydiving group has recently expressed interest in using Brigham City’s airport, and perhaps even relocating all of their activities here.
Pugsley said the airport committee is updating its standard and requirements in preparation for that eventuality.
“We’re trying to be proactive with this,” Pugsley said.
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