A.M. notes: Health care vote delayed, Curtis leads GOP opponents in funding, 25 homes evacuated from Alpine fire

Here’s a look at the news for July 17.

In 3rd Congressional District race, Curtis has the edge

Former Provo Mayor John Curtis might have a leg up on his 3rd Congressional District opponents.

As the Deseret News reported, Curtis touted his fundraising numbers over the weekend, saying that they’re higher than his GOP primary opponents, Chris Herrod and Tanner Ainge.

Indeed, Curtis raised $132,468 between April and June. He also took out a $100,000 loan, bringing his total to $232,000.

Meanwhile, Ainge sits with $130,833 funds and a $40,398 loan, while Herrod has a $79,446 campaign fundraising effort.

“I am honored to have the support of so many from across Utah,” Curtis said in a prepared statement Sunday. “I am confident our campaign will have the resources to get our conservative message out across the 3rd Congressional District.”

Read more at the Deseret News.

25 home evacuated in Alpine mountainside fire

Crews continue to battle a fire on the Alpine mountainside as 25 homes were evacuated on Sunday morning, the Deseret News reported.

Fire officials later ended those evacuations, giving close to 120 people a chance to return to their homes.

Crews said the fire spread to about 50 acres on …read more

Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News

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