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DWR seeks info about cougar illegally killed in Beaver County

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:46am

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials are asking for the public’s help in getting information about a poacher who illegally killed a cougar.

Southern Utah brush fires called ‘suspicious’ by fire chief

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:35am

Firefighters responded to two brush fires on the St. George-Washington City border Thursday night that may have occurred under suspicious circumstances.

Bears Ears Monument designation draws thousands of comments

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:28am

Should the 1.35-million acre Bears Ears Monument designation remain intact or should it be rescinded or the boundaries altered as the result of a review by the U.S. Department of Interior? A public comment period ends Friday.

'I lost my mind,' says teen charged with murdering ranch counselor

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:47pm

A 17-year-old boy was ordered Thursday to stand trial for aggravated murder after police say he violently beat a staff member to death while attempting to escape from a rehabilitative youth ranch in southern Utah.

Utah launches Search and Rescue Assistance card to help fund search and rescue efforts

Keith McCord  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:09pm

The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation launched a new program Thursday to help raise extra funds for search and rescue efforts—the Utah Search and Rescue Assistance (USARA) card.

Small southern Utah town to honor 6 killed in 1943 military plane crash

Carter Williams and Marc Giauque  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:27pm

In the summer of 1943 during the middle of World War II, a plane carrying six military members headed to Colorado crashed in a forest just outside of Loa. 74 years later, their legacy is being remembered with a new memorial.

Conservationist buys Needles Outpost for $2.5M during controversial land auction

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:00pm

Conservationist, philanthropist and millionaire Jennifer Speers bought 640 acres of land in Bears Ears National Monument Wednesday after a bidding war with a venture capital company.

Outdoor Retailer takes show to Denver

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:05pm

Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging to create one mega winter expo. Emerald Expositions has acquired the SnowSports Industries America Snow Show held each winter in Denver. Emerald also produces the Outdoor Retailer show.

Officials urge water safety after 42 child drowning deaths in 5 years

Jed Boal  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:03pm

As families head for the water this weekend the Utah Department of Health is urging everyone who will be playing at pools and in open water to be cautious in light of 42 drowning-related deaths over the past five years.

Police: St. George children taken by father are in Mexico

Carter Williams  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:37am

Two boys who police believe were taken by their father Wednesday are now in Mexico, and federal officials are working to locate them, authorities said Thursday.

St. George police seek public’s help locating 2 missing juveniles

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:35pm

Police in St. George are asking for the public’s help in locating two boys who they believe could be with their father.

Cedar City man to serve 1 to 15 years in prison for 3 counts of arson

Tracie Sullivan, St. George News  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:14pm

A 5th District Judge ordered a 23-year-old man to prison Tuesday for setting fire to seven vehicles last January.

Cedar City man facing charges for allegedly impregnating 13-year-old

Tracie Sullivan, St. George News  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:46pm

An 18-year-old man is in jail on a $100,000 bail after allegedly impregnating a 13-year-old girl.

Judge rules in favor of additional charges in Toquerville child abuse case

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:36pm

Despite the defense’s objections, a judge ruled in favor of the prosecution Tuesday, allowing additional charges to be officially filed against child abuse suspect Brandy Jaynes.

Utah’s foster care shortage: Not enough homes for children

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:44am

More children are being placed in the state’s care than ever before, and a shortage of foster parents means there are more children than homes to place them in.

Higher than average temperatures to bring accelerated snowmelt, swelling waterways

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a hazardous weather outlook as the cool temperatures and moisture of last week are expected to make way for higher than average May temperatures, leading to an increase in snowmelt and swelling waterways.

Utah Navy sailor's remains to come home after 75 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:43pm

A Utah solider killed in the Pearl Harbor bombing will finally get a proper funeral.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway reopens after falling rock debris causes closure

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   May 20th - 4:24pm

The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway reopened to all traffic Saturday afternoon after a closure Friday, due to falling rock debris, officials announced.

Blanding residents have fun bowling at unusual, but convenient place

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   May 19th - 9:40pm

Lately, most of the news coming out of that area involves the Bears Ears National Monument or the sheriff and a couple of his associates being charged with crimes. However, there are a lot of positive things happening — if you know where to look.

S.L. mayor, Utah senators jockey for Trump's ear on monuments

Annie Knox  |  Posted   May 19th - 8:34pm

The leader of Utah's liberal capital city and a pair of Utah Republican congressmen were jockeying for the president's ear on public lands Friday.