Christmas tree permits in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests go on sale Nov. 16

SALT LAKE CITY — Permits to cut Christmas trees in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests will go on sale Nov. 16 at ranger district offices and local vendors.

Permits are $10 with one permit per household, and allow up to a 20-foot tree. Any species of tree may be cut, but lodgepole pine is the main species in the area.

• Evanston Ranger District, 1565 Wyoming 150, Suite A, Evanston: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• Bear River Lodge, 30 miles south of Evanston on the Mirror Lake Highway, 435-642-6289: Call for operating hours.

Last Chance Sinclair fuel station, 49 Aspen Grove Drive E., Evanston, 307-789-6872: Call for operating hours.

• Mountain View Ranger District, 321 Wyoming 414, Mountain View, 307-782-6555: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• Benedict Thriftway Store, 950 N., Wyoming 414, Mountain View, 307-782-3581: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Access to the Mountain View Ranger District may require four-wheel drive or the use of snow machines, skis or snowshoes during this time of year.

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Business group seeking donations for Road Home’s Midvale shelter

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — The Cottonwood Heights Business Association is hosting a drive to provide items to help families at the Road Home shelter in Midvale.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwrapped items — new or gently used — to Cottonwood Heights City Hall, 2277 E. Bengal Blvd., through Nov. 30.

Items that are needed include new pillows; bath-size towels; twin, full and queen blankets; hats, gloves, coats and jackets in all sizes; socks, shoes and boots in all sizes; diapers; baby bottles and formula.

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What Utah can expect from medical marijuana, through the lens of Minnesota’s experience

John Hollenhorst explores medical marijuana in Minnesota to see how their experience offers clues to what Utah can expect at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. tonight on KSL-TV, Ch. 5.

MINNEAPOLIS — To some it’s a threat, to others a godsend.

Hundreds of marijuana plants are now growing legally in Minnesota inside a highly secure private facility on the fringes of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

“We’re on camera now, probably from every angle,” said Dr. Jay Westwater as he strolled through an indoor jungle of greenery watched over by banks of security cameras. Westwater is CEO of Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of only two companies in the state that are legally permitted to grow marijuana.

John Hollenhorst, Deseret News

Hundreds of marijuana plants are now growing legally in Minnesota inside a highly secure private facility on the fringes of the Twin Cities metropolitan area in late September 2018.

In Minnesota, the two companies that grow marijuana also process the greenery into ordinary-looking pills, rubs, oils and vapors. Each company runs “clinics” or dispensaries where the drugs are legally sold to certified users.

The plant has roiled Utah’s political waters this year, and now the Utah Legislature is expected to meet in a special session in December to grapple with it. Nearly two-thirds of the states have already legalized medical marijuana. Their experiences provide some clues about what Utah can expect now that voters have approved, according to unofficial election results, Proposition 2.

‘Meant the world’

When the first cannabis-derived medicines went on sale in 2015, Kim Kelsey was waiting in line at midnight, the first customer in Minnesota for legal medical marijuana.

“I won’t fail to stop smiling,” Kelsey said in a recent interview. “It has meant the world.”

She buys the medicine for her son, Alec. Encephalitis at age 5 left him with brain damage …read more

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Fishlake National Forest now selling Christmas tree permits

SALT LAKE CITY — Permits to cut Christmas trees in the Fishlake National Forest will go on sale Tuesday at ranger district offices and local vendors. Permits are $10.

• Richfield Ranger District, 115 E. 900 North, 435-896-9233: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Fremont River Ranger District, 138 S. Main, Loa, 435-836-2811: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Fish Lake Basin Recreation Area, including Johnson Valley, is closed to tree cutting from the forest boundary on the west to Zedds Meadow on the east. Cutting ponderosa pine is prohibited except on the Boulder Mountain of the Fremont River Ranger District.

• Fillmore Ranger District, 390 S. Main, 435-743-5721: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Nov. 21, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8. Limit is one permit per household. Suggested cutting areas are Whiskey Creek, John Williams Canyon, Chalk Creek, Meadow Canyon, Cove Fort, Willow Creek, and Wild Goose Canyon. Oak Creek Canyon is closed to live tree cutting.

• Beaver Ranger District, 575 S. Main, 435-438-2436: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Blue spruce trees may not be cut. Tree cutting is not allowed in the Merchant Valley Summer Home area or along the visible edge of state Route 153.

• Beaver Sports and Pawn, 91 N. Main, Beaver: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. , Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

• Fishlake Lumber, 1627 N. S.R. 357, Beaver: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

• Piute County Sheriff Office, 550 N. Main, Junction: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• Don’s Sinclair, 215 W. Main, Salina: Monday-Saturday.

• Larsen’s Ace Hardware, 1155 S. S.R. 118, Richfield: Monday-Saturday.

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