Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson

Staffing shortage at Utah State Hospital reaches 'critical state'

Staffing shortage at Utah State Hospital reaches 'critical state'

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Dec. 2 - 9:53 p.m.

There's a staffing crisis at the Utah State Hospital. Administrators say they are losing employees and doing everything they can to stop it.
Researchers believe omicron COVID variant will reach Utah, sooner or later

Researchers believe omicron COVID variant will reach Utah, sooner or later

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 7:10 a.m.

Health officials in Utah say they're keeping a close eye on the new COVID variant coming out of South Africa, but how worried should we be in the Beehive State?
Health officials see a high number of young kids getting COVID-19 vaccine

Health officials see a high number of young kids getting COVID-19 vaccine

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 10:04 a.m.

The Utah Department of Health says a lot of parents are bringing in their younger kids to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Grand County seeking digital evidence connected to double killing

Grand County seeking digital evidence connected to double killing

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 7:38 a.m.

Investigators are seeking more digital evidence in the killing of two women near Moab earlier this year.
Demolition begins at abandoned Raging Waters/Seven Peaks water park

Demolition begins at abandoned Raging Waters/Seven Peaks water park

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 9:49 a.m.

Crews have started the demolition of the old Raging Waters/Seven Peaks water park, and city officials still want community input on what should take its place.
The little girl who persuaded a president

The little girl who persuaded a president

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 7:20 a.m.

A promise made to a little girl. That's one reason why President Biden says he restored the Bears Ears National Monument to its original status. So, who was the little girl who persuaded the president to make this decision?
A record year for search and rescue in Zion National Park

A record year for search and rescue in Zion National Park

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 10:55 a.m.

Recent reports show Zion National Park rescue crews have been especially busy over the past 12 months. But the problem seems to be unique to Zion.
North Summit High is naming football field in honor of Chief Washakie

North Summit High is naming football field in honor of Chief Washakie

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 10:01 a.m.

North Summit High School is naming its football field in honor of a well-known leader of the Eastern Shoshone tribe – Chief Washakie.
Search for missing woman seen traveling through Utah intensifies

Search for missing woman seen traveling through Utah intensifies

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 7:42 a.m.

The search for a missing YouTuber seen traveling through Utah and Wyoming is intensifying in the area around Grand Teton National Park.
What Salt Lake County parents need to know about updated school quarantine policies

What Salt Lake County parents need to know about updated school quarantine policies

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Aug. 10 - 8:05 p.m.

Back to school in Salt Lake County comes with a new "normal" for quarantine guidelines — if your students meets one of the four criteria to stay in class.
Utah doctors report rise in reported breathing problems likely due to smoky skies

Utah doctors report rise in reported breathing problems likely due to smoky skies

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Aug. 10 - 9:44 a.m.

Some doctors are reporting an uptick in the number of people coming in with respiratory problems likely due to the smoky skies in Utah. They believe the number of people with respiratory issues will likely increase over the next couple of weeks.
Tracking wildfire smoke, U. researchers discover way to predict impact on humans

Tracking wildfire smoke, U. researchers discover way to predict impact on humans

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 7:45 a.m.

The skies over the Salt Lake Valley are grey and filled with wildfire smoke coming from the west coast. But, how much of that are we actually breathing?
Arts industry officials create website to protect consumers from fake concert and event tickets

Arts industry officials create website to protect consumers from fake concert and event tickets

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted July 16 - 10:09 a.m.

This weekend's Garth Brooks concert has arts industry insiders warning about scammers trying to sell fake tickets.
Federal investigators say reports of hate crimes continue to climb across the US

Federal investigators say reports of hate crimes continue to climb across the US

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted July 16 - 6:57 a.m.

In the past months, several reports of hate crimes have been investigated in Utah, but, federal investigators say there is a lot of confusion about hate crimes, in general.
Summit County town asking for water shipments; Echo Reservoir dropping

Summit County town asking for water shipments; Echo Reservoir dropping

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted July 10 - 1:42 p.m.

Severe drought conditions continue across Utah, but people in parts of Summit County say they're being hit especially hard.
FAA fines Utah airline passenger over $10,000, launches new PSA to stop 'unruly behavior'

FAA fines Utah airline passenger over $10,000, launches new PSA to stop 'unruly behavior'

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted July 7 - 7:42 p.m.

The FAA released a new public service announcement warning people about the administration's zero tolerance policy for not following the rules, and they're using a case out of Utah as an example of what not to do.
Fire chiefs call on everyone to skip personal fireworks this year — or 'be held personally responsible' for fire costs

Fire chiefs call on everyone to skip personal fireworks this year — or 'be held personally responsible' for fire costs

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 28 - 10:03 p.m.

Even if fireworks are legal where you live, fire chiefs in Salt Lake Valley are asking you to skip fireworks because of extreme fire risk.
USU studying impact of wildfires on reservoirs

USU studying impact of wildfires on reservoirs

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 18 - 8:21 a.m.

Are wildfires from the past partly to blame for Utah's terrible drought now? Researchers at Utah State University are launching a new study to see how badly wildfires are impacting Utah's reservoirs.
Salt Lake County seeing a shortage of lifeguards at public pools

Salt Lake County seeing a shortage of lifeguards at public pools

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 16 - 8:47 a.m.

Pool managers across Salt Lake County reported they're having a hard time finding enough lifeguards to keep watch over everyone.
Fire officials say blaze that destroyed a Sugarhouse office complex may be difficult to investigate

Fire officials say blaze that destroyed a Sugarhouse office complex may be difficult to investigate

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 14 - 10:11 p.m.

Fire investigators say it might be tricky getting to the bottom of a blaze that flattened a Sugarhouse office complex. They say the damage was so severe, a lot of the evidence may have been destroyed, along with everything else.
Beware of Memorial Day scams targeting veterans, military families

Beware of Memorial Day scams targeting veterans, military families

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted May 30 - 8:15 a.m.

The Better Business Bureau is warning people to be vigilant of scams targeting veterans and military families during this time.
Rocky Mountain Power warns it may shut off electricity this weekend in southern Utah due to high winds, fire danger

Rocky Mountain Power warns it may shut off electricity this weekend in southern Utah due to high winds, fire danger

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted May 20 - 8:59 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Power may have to shut off the electricity in certain parts of southern Utah this weekend. The company is warning customers about possible shutoffs because strong winds are making the already extreme fire conditions even worse.
Alpine School District moves board meeting online over safety concerns

Alpine School District moves board meeting online over safety concerns

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted May 10 - 9:36 p.m.

Educators in the Alpine School District say they're moving this week's board meeting online because of anti-mask protest groups. They say protesters have harassed their workers, disrupted meetings and pose a safety risk.
Utah COVID-19 cases will keep decreasing according to health officials

Utah COVID-19 cases will keep decreasing according to health officials

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted May 7 - 8:33 a.m.

Health officials say Utah has "passed the plateau" when it comes to new COVID-19 cases.
Provo woman accused of leaving a toddler in American Fork hotel

Provo woman accused of leaving a toddler in American Fork hotel

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted April 27 - 8:46 a.m.

A Provo woman was booked into jail for investigation of child abuse and drug possession after police say her toddler was found wandering alone outside an American Fork hotel.