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Salt Lake City: The state flag could get a makeover under a proposal before the state legislature. The privately funded Organization for a New Utah Flag claims the majority of Utahns do not identify with the current flag. Jonathan Martin, a member of the group and flag designer, says the beehive on its proposed flag represents industry. The white portion represents snow-capped mountains in Northern Utah, while the red stands for Southern Utah’s red rocks. The blue on either side represents the Great Salt Lake and tradition. The year 1847, when the Mormon pioneers originally settled in Utah, is also represented on the flag.