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US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:15am

As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.

Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:41pm

The U.S. government on Wednesday issued proposals for managing two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year, saying its preference for one of the sites would be the "least restrictive to energy and mining development."

Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:15pm

A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won't go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze.

Missing hiker found dead in Zion National Park

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:04pm

The body of hiker Maurice "Moe" Harris, 47, missing since Monday was recovered Wednesday afternoon, officials report.

Potential new coal plant operator offers few new details

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:47am

A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the generating station at less than half its existing capacity to ensure it’s economical, a company official said Tuesday.

Former school counselor gets jail time in sexual misconduct case

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:00am

A former school counselor was sentenced last week to jail time for engaging in sexual activity with a student.

Police: Man leads officers on chase through 3 southern Utah cities

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Aug 13th - 11:59pm

A man is in custody after a police chase that spanned three cities in southern Utah Monday, according to the Washington City Police Department.

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 1:32pm

Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.

Wildfire updates: US Highway 6 closed due to Coal Hollow Fire; evacuations ordered in Diamond Fork Canyon

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 12th - 10:51pm

There were at least seven active wildfires burning throughout the state Sunday, according to Utah Fire Info. Stay up to date with the latest on each.

Navajo robotics team heads to international competition

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 5:16pm

A team of Navajo high school students from a remote town in southern Utah is building a robot to represent North America in an international robotics competition.

Wildfire updates: Fire in Sanpete County fully contained; Southern Utah sees hail, flash flooding

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 11th - 11:04pm

There were at least nine active wildfires burning throughout Utah as of Saturday, according to Utah Wildfire Info.

Officials identify pilot in fatal plane crash at St. George airport

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 11th - 5:44pm

One person died when an experimental plane crashed at the St. George Airport Saturday morning, officials confirmed.

S. Utah survey: Fighting opioid addiction more important than affordable housing, health care

Markee Heckenliable, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 10th - 4:12pm

To better understand southern Utah’s population and its concerns, Southern Utah University commissioned a public policy poll.

Dixie State University responds after professor rejects reinstatement offer

Devon Dewey, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 10th - 10:55am

A Dixie State University professor who was fired in March has rejected a reinstatement offer from the school.

Utah survivalist whose bunker caused problems during Brian Head Fire charged

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 10th - 10:33am

An 82-year-old man whose bunker full of explosives caused problems for crews fighting the massive Brian Head Fire last year has been charged.

Gov. Herbert calls for Utah-specific ‘roadless rule’ to give state more control over forests

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 9th - 1:41pm

With Utah and other western states experiencing yet another devastating wildfire season, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said he believes the state can do a better job of managing its own forests and that he plans to petition the federal government to allow that to happen.

3 arrested in connection with missing southern Utah teen found in Enterprise

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 9th - 12:56pm

Two men and a woman were arrested in connection with a missing teen who was found safe hiding in a church in Enterprise Thursday morning, police said.

Cult leader says 'heavenly laws' directed him to take child bride

Annie Knox, KSL and Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 8th - 8:26pm

A doomsday cult leader told a judge Wednesday he was following "heavenly laws" when he took a child as his bride last year.

Washington County shifting to vote-by-mail system for elections

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 8th - 4:12pm

Starting with the November election, voters in Washington County will need to drop their ballots in their mailbox.

5 local vacation ideas before school starts

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:52pm

With school starting soon in Utah, the chance for a last-minute summer vacation is dwindling. Luckily, these five spots are accessible, fun and will offer a nice, end-of-summer getaway.