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San Juan schools closed Friday due to severe weather, officials say

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:25am

Schools in San Juan County were closed Thursday and will remain closed Friday. Washington County schools delayed classes by two hours Thursday.

Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:00pm

A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah's Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he would lose his leg and might die because the quicksand's water was so cold.

Pics of the Week: Photographic proof your prayers for snow are still being answered

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:04pm

Not even southern Utah can escape the snow that continues to pile up throughout the state.

Judge denies motion to dismiss charges in Pine View bomb case

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:42am

A judge has denied a motion to dismiss the charges against a teen accused of bringing a homemade explosive device to school last year.

Utah rescuer describes efforts to help man trapped in quicksand at Zion National Park

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:44pm

A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter was able to navigate around a winter storm and into a slot canyon to hoist a man trapped in quicksand to safety.

Man in critical condition after being caught in trench collapse in St. George

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:01pm

A man is in critical condition after he fell into a trench at a construction site and it collapsed on him on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Trump administration approves 2 coal mining projects in Utah

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:51am

The Trump administration on Thursday announced the approval of two coal mining projects in southern Utah, including one nestled between two national parks in the state's red rock region.

Sting performance with Utah Symphony in August will benefit Zion National Park

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 14th - 6:45pm

British rock musician Sting will perform with the Utah Symphony in August, and the show will benefit Zion National Park.

Man with gun 'trashed' Moab school cafeteria, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 14th - 11:36am

A Denver man who allegedly brought a gun into a Moab school and "trashed" one of the rooms was arrested Wednesday.

St. George woman allegedly steals nearly $350K from employer

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Feb 11th - 10:00am

A woman is in jail after allegedly stealing nearly $350,000 from her employer by falsifying records and conducting unauthorized transactions on company accounts.

Are 2 church fires in St. George connected?

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 8th - 12:14pm

Local, state and federal officials announced Friday that they are looking into whether two recent church fires in St. George are connected.

Body of snowmobiler caught in southern Utah avalanche found

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 8th - 10:37am

Search crews on Friday found the body of a St. George man who was caught in an avalanche while riding a snowmobile Thursday evening, sheriff's officials said.

Man charged with stealing cars from Las Vegas employer, selling them in St. George

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Feb 8th - 10:33am

A Washington City man was booked into jail for investigation of a dozen felony charges after he allegedly transported his employer's vehicles from Las Vegas and sold them to car dealerships in St. George.

Paul Peterson's first signing class at Dixie State heavy on Snow College influence

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 6th - 9:01pm

The Trailblazers signed 21 players Wednesday as part of the first day of the national signing period, including 17 high school players.

Feds offer $5K reward in St. George church fire case

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 6th - 7:00pm

Federal officials are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for starting a fire that destroyed a Latter-day Saint stake center last month.

Iron County School Board votes to change Cedar High's 'Redmen' mascot

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 5th - 6:34pm

The Iron County School Board has voted to change the Cedar High School Redmen mascot.

Record-breaking fire season singes Utah's budget

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 5th - 1:44pm

Utah lawmakers will need to cough up nearly $20 million in extra money to cover costs for what the Utah State forester described as the worst wildfire season ever in 2018. More than 1,000 wildfires charred a half-million acres across the state.

Southbound I-15 reopens in Box Elder County; Traffic snarled in other areas due to storm

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 5th - 6:33am

Severe winter weather caused power outages and traffic jams throughout Utah Tuesday.

Time to retire Cedar High's Redmen mascot? Board to vote Tuesday

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 4th - 6:27pm

Is Cedar City High School's Redmen mascot divisive or a unifying force? After months of study, the Iron County Board of Education will vote on whether to keep or retire the mascot during a special meeting Tuesday.

A planetarium in St. George? Idea gains momentum

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Feb 4th - 9:31am

A fascination with space has been around since the Egyptians crafted celestial objects in hieroglyphics and the constellations were depicted in globes created by the Greeks, setting the stage for the modern-day planetarium.