July 7, 2014
July 4: Please do your part to conserve water. According to a recent Associated Press article, federal officials have designated all counties in Utah, along with portions of 10 other drought-ridden Western and Central states, as primary natural-disaster areas. The designation comes after several years of drought that plagued the region. The western United States is facing a serious drought this year, and Utah farmers are already seeing the impacts of less water from a below-average snowpack. Federal and state officials are also fearing a more dangerous wildfire season.