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Ivins residents prepare for extensive fight against planned 113-acre resort

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:16am

Ivins residents like Chris Haddad and Regina Roper moved to the small Southern Utah city to enjoy the peaceful vistas and starry skies, but as of late, they’re fighting a proposed resort with over 100 total buildings, including two hotels and many rental homes that they say would threaten their quiet way of life.

Senators call for audit of DSU as ‘concerned faculty’ seek investigation into violation of academic freedom

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:00am

Faculty at DSU and a group of Utah state senators are seeking an investigation into the school’s administration for the termination of tenured professors.

Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:00am

The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month.

State: Lake Powell Pipeline decision provides 'clarity'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:09pm

Critics of the planned Lake Powell Pipeline say a federal regulatory decision issued Thursday is a major setback for proponents of the project. The state Division of Water Resources says the decision simply provides clarity on the path going forward.

Interior Secretary Zinke to visit Zion National Park Monday

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:54pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will tour Utah’s iconic Zion National Park on Monday and get a close-up look at some of the $65 million worth of backlogged maintenance needs.

25th National Public Lands Day invites volunteers to clean up public lands, offers free admission to national parks

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:43am

This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort, and events are being held across Southern Utah for the community to help clean up public lands.

Family of woman killed in Las Vegas shooting starts college fund for other victims' families

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:13pm

After their daughter died in the Las Vegas shooting, Chris and Debbie Davis, along with their other daughter Mynda Smith, wanted to help other youths who were affected by the massacre get to college.

Washington County backing Gov. Herbert’s petition over control of ‘roadless areas’ of national forests

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:26pm

The Washington County Commission on Tuesday weighed in on Gov. Gary Herbert’s petition to allow the state to control some areas of federal forestland.

Mesquite detective accused of sexually abusing Utah teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:30pm

A veteran Mesquite police detective has a been arrested on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen he met on a social networking app geared toward gay and bisexual men.

Woman accused of trying to kill man with hammer pleads not guilty

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:12am

Sasha Michelle Davis, a 21-year-old who is accused of attempting to kill a man with a hammer earlier this year, pleaded not guilty to her charges Tuesday.

Utah groups want to tank Nevada's groundwater pumping plan

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:23pm

Close to 60 organizations, government entities, tribes and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want a judge to review a plan associated with Nevada's desire to pump groundwater next to Utah.

Zion biologist advises livestock owners how to keep deadly pneumonia from spreading

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:50pm

Livestock owners and other concerned citizens gathered at Sunny Lee’s barn in Springdale to discuss the recent outbreak of a deadly strain of pneumonia in the Zion bighorn sheep population, and how to prevent it in the future.

Fire updates: US Highway 6 closes due to Pole Creek Fire, new blaze closes Great Salt Lake marina

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 15th - 1:47pm

Two wildfires burning in central Utah prompted the closure of U.S. Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon and turned air unhealthy in some areas on Saturday.

Moab will become second Utah city to ban plastic bags next year

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 14th - 4:44pm

After a unanimous town council vote Monday, Moab will become the second Utah city to ban single-use plastic bags.

Man charged with igniting explosive at new high school

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 14th - 1:41pm

A man who was helping to build a new high school in Washington City has been charged for igniting a homemade bomb on the football field under construction.

Newly found artifacts tell story of historic Utah figure John Wesley Powell

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 14th - 8:00am

Scientists recovered historic Utah artifacts left in a closet for decades at a college over a thousand miles away. This month, the Natural History Museum of Utah will debut the first exhibit of artifacts related to renown explorer John Wesley Powell.

Moab man sent to prison for attempting to abuse 2 kids at birthday party

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 13th - 2:03pm

A Moab man has been sentenced to prison for trying to abuse two children at a birthday party.

Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 11:34am

One of Utah's most-populous counties is joining a growing trend toward voting by mail.

Small earthquake hits southwestern Utah desert overnight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 5:40pm

A small earthquake hit the southwestern Utah desert overnight.

Riggs Fire grows as it burns in Bryce Canyon National Park

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 12th - 10:29am

A fire burning in parts of Bryce Canyon National Park and the Dixie National Forest has grown in size and reached an area where firefighters can now access it.