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Surviving the shutdown: How Zion and its park rangers are making do

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:45pm

With the government shutdown on its 26th day and 800,000 federal employees still furloughed or working without pay, national parks have been experiencing the effects.

Utah ER doctor finds ways to manage traumatic stress after losing his own daughter

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:29pm

Stress is often unavoidable, but in extreme cases traumatic stress can be devastating for your health. One emergency room doctor shares his personal story of loss and how he’s learned to deal with trauma on a daily basis.

A tale of 2 Utahs: Group hopes lawmakers take steps to tackle urban, rural divide

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:26am

The economy is booming along the Wasatch Front, but a different story is unfolding in Piute County, where the poverty rate is the second highest in the state. A new report highlights the challenges of rural Utah, but also notes some of its benefits.

Alert pharmacist tips off St. George police to prescription fraud ring

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:57am

Four Southern California men were arrested and face multiple felony charges after an alert pharmacist in St. George called police Tuesday to report suspected prescription fraud.

Weather forecast looks bleak for northern Utahns to see ‘Super Blood Moon’ this Sunday

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:00pm

The moon will briefly turn a reddish, copper color Sunday night as Earth overshadows the moon; however, Utahns may have to scramble to see it.

Minor earthquake hits near Enterprise in southwest Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:35pm

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake that hit in southwestern Utah on Wednesday afternoon is the strongest of a handful of quakes that have rocked the area in the past week, officials said.

Committee votes to recommend changing Cedar High's 'Redmen' mascot

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:45am

The Cedar High School Mascot Committee has voted to recommend changing the school’s “Redmen” mascot.

‘My career is now complete, I just delivered a baby’; Infant born in ambulance on I-15

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 14th - 9:03am

Less than 35 minutes after LaVerkin Police Sgt. Amber Crouse responded to a childbirth call, Montee Remington Hare was delivered into the sergeant’s hands in an ambulance on I-15.

Crews use drone in rescue of hiker stuck on Utah cliff side

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 11th - 11:46am

Crews have used a drone to help rescue a hiker trapped on a ledge at night in southern Utah.

‘Old West’-style development in Hurricane proposes 600 new homes; residents skeptical

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 11th - 10:43am

The Cove is planned as an Old-West style town featuring about 600 homes, restaurants, gardens, and shops.

Arches, Canyonlands visitor centers to reopen amid government shutdown

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 10th - 4:13pm

Thanks to a private donation, visitor centers at Arches and Canyonlands national parks will reopen Friday, park officials said on Twitter on Thursday.

Driver escapes unharmed after semitruck catches fire on I-15

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 9th - 9:00am

Southbound lanes of I-15 were temporarily closed Wednesday morning three miles north of Cove Fort, Millard County.

Hurricane City to take public comment on proposed $3 billion ‘Disneyland experience’ development

Markee Heckenliable, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 8th - 11:10am

During Hurricane City’s planning commission meeting this week, residents will have the opportunity to provide input on a proposed $3 billion development.

Utah congressmen request emergency action to open national parks

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com and Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 5th - 12:30pm

Representatives contacted Acting Secretary Bernhardt with a letter requesting the Department of the Interior allow operations to resume at Utah’s National Parks.

St. George pledges money to keep Zion open during persistent shutdown

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 4th - 8:44am

As a partial shutdown of the federal government continues well into its second week, local officials are working to keep Zion National Park open for at least another week.

Woman, dozens of pigs dead after livestock semitruck crashes in Beaver County

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 4th - 8:06am

A woman and dozens of pigs died Thursday night after a livestock semitruck crossed the I-15 median and struck a vehicle, pushing it into a 100-foot ravine, officials said.

New book sheds light on Harvard’s forgotten 1931 archaeology trek in eastern Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 3rd - 11:31am

A new book by two Utahns explores the final leg of a major Harvard study in southeastern Utah. The researchers never filed a report about the six-week expedition.

Utah's Brian Head resort cancels fireworks due to snow; other areas see cold temperatures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 1st - 12:04pm

Southern Utah's Brian Head Resort canceled its New Year's Eve fireworks show because of snowy weather.

Quick-moving snow storm hits Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 30th - 1:51pm

People should be prepared for heavy snow, poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions as a storm system moves from north to south across the state

Police: St. George man shoots at car, then tries to take officer's gun

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 30th - 12:18pm

A man accused of shooting at another car in St. George was arrested early Sunday.