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Utah launching 1st comprehensive planning effort for Green, Colorado rivers

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:39pm

The sovereign, state-owned land sections of the Colorado and Green rivers as they flow through Utah are part of a first-ever comprehensive planning process designed to protect navigation, fish and wildlife habitat, water quality and recreation.

6-year-old St. George girl back home after near drowning

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:51pm

A 6-year-old St. George girl who nearly drowned returned home Friday.

Polygamous town contractor must pay $200K child-labor case

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 3:32pm

A Utah contractor with ties to a polygamous group must pay $200,000 in back wages to children who were forced to pick pecans for long hours in the cold without pay, after a U.S. appeals court upheld a ruling on this week.

Protest, lawsuit challenge ‘ignominious’ cellphone tower location

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 12:17pm

Protesting a planned cellphone tower, concerned homeowners braved the rain Thursday to hold picket signs and proclaim "No Verizon on our horizon."

Construction begins on $2M inmate housing facility at Purgatory

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 11:31am

Purgatory Correctional Facility will be getting a new addition as construction begins on a low-security, work-crew building replacing dilapidated modular structures that are 16 years out of date.

Feral cats make Western Governor's list of invasive species

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:34am

Western U.S. governors have compiled their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species for their states.

1 dead in crash near Hurricane

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 6:01pm

A driver has died in a car accident on state Route 59.

Girl hospitalized after having nose bitten off by dog, police say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 2:26pm

A 7-year-old girl is recovering at a Salt Lake City hospital after the end of her nose was bitten off by a dog while she was playing at a friend’s home, police said.

Trapped passenger goes into labor during Cedar City crash

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 11:11am

A woman who reportedly went into labor during a traffic accident and was briefly trapped inside the car was freed by first responders and taken to the hospital Tuesday

Police: Bystanders save child from drowning at St. George clubhouse pool

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 12:31pm

A six-year-old girl had a close call with drowning Tuesday while swimming at a pool at an apartment complex in St. George.

An on-the-scene look at Utah students participating in nationwide walkout

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 11:52am

Students and teachers are staging protests across the state and country Wednesday on the one-month anniversary of the fatal Parkland, Florida school shooting.

BLM sets meetings on new monument management plans

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 7:44am

The Bureau of Land Management scheduled four meetings in late March to give the public a chance to weigh in on a new monument management plans for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments that were downsized in December.

Zion shuttle: Why it was remarkable for national parks

Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 10:15am

At the grand opening of the Zion National Park transportation system on May 26, 2000, the program noted that the park was going “back to the future,” not because park managers wanted to emulate Marty McFly or because they were even fans of the popular 1980s movie trilogy.

Hurricane man charged for forging signatures on Medicaid ballot initiative petition

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 11th - 8:39pm

A Hurricane man was charged Wednesday with felonies for allegedly forging signatures on a ballot initiative petition.

Police: St. George mother breastfeeds while on heroin, 3-day-old baby stops breathing

Kimberly Scott, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 11th - 3:34pm

The mother of a 3-day-old baby has been arrested after allegedly breast feeding her baby while on heroin.

Judge rejects polygamy law challenge in Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 11th - 10:53am

A judge has rejected a challenge of Canada's polygamy laws that was launched after two men were found guilty in British Columbia.

Some Utah national parks get fewer visitors when it gets too hot, USU study says

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 7:33pm

A recently published study from Utah State University's Department of Environment and Society highlights some challenges southern Utah's national parks may face as summer temperatures continue to increase.

Most municipal workers quit in Utah polygamous sect town

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 3:34pm

The new mayor of a mostly polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border is finishing off a complete overhaul of municipal staff and boards after mass resignations when she took office in January to become the first woman and first non-member of the polygamous sect to hold the seat.

Utah farmers seek legal status to defend Grand Staircase monument reductions

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 10:47am

The Utah Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed against the Trump administration over the boundary reduction at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in December. They say grazing is vital to Utah.

Developer says lakes will save water in 3,400-acre master-planned community

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 10:28am

A new community development project in the southern end of St. George that is anticipated to eventually accommodate more than 30,000 residents has some asking, ‘What about the water?’