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Wildfire updates: Washington County blaze grows to 10K acres, causes evacuations in Enterprise

Wildfire updates: Washington County blaze grows to 10K acres, causes evacuations in Enterprise

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated June 18 - 10:50 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
St. George asks residents to conserve power due to threat of rolling blackouts

St. George asks residents to conserve power due to threat of rolling blackouts

Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 18 - 4:44 p.m.

We've had a full week of hotter than normal temperatures, and power officials in St. George have been asking residents to take some big steps to conserve power, or there may be rolling blackouts.
325 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 7K vaccinations reported Friday in Utah

325 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 7K vaccinations reported Friday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 18 - 1:34 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 325 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths and 7,187 vaccinations on Friday.
Most new COVID-19 cases, deaths are among unvaccinated, Cox warns

Most new COVID-19 cases, deaths are among unvaccinated, Cox warns

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 17 - 2:43 p.m.

For nearly three months, about 95% of COVID-19 hospitalizations and 98% of COVID-19 deaths have been among unvaccinated people, Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday. "Short story: Vaccines work."
Redmen redux? School board member wants Cedar High's historic mascot reinstated

Redmen redux? School board member wants Cedar High's historic mascot reinstated

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted June 17 - 11:03 a.m.

Are Cedar High School and the surrounding community ready to revisit the Redmen mascot issue?
Wildfire updates: Left lane of northbound I-15 reopens after Washington County closure due to fire

Wildfire updates: Left lane of northbound I-15 reopens after Washington County closure due to fire

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated June 16 - 11:40 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
Woman suing Utah ranch for troubled teens hits legal roadblock in court

Woman suing Utah ranch for troubled teens hits legal roadblock in court

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 10:29 p.m.

A Utah judge has dismissed a Colorado woman's allegations of assault and retaliation against Escalante's Turn-About Ranch, but the ruling allows her to bring the suit again at a later date.
Utah dad told young daughter, friends to lie about how they were injured in crash, charges say

Utah dad told young daughter, friends to lie about how they were injured in crash, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 2:32 p.m.

A Beaver man has been charged with allowing his 12-year-old daughter to take his pickup truck for a drive with her friends, then telling the group not to call police or go to the hospital after they crashed.
413 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 10K vaccinations reported Wednesday in Utah

413 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 10K vaccinations reported Wednesday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 16 - 2:03 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 413 more COVID-19 cases, two deaths and 10,463 vaccinations Wednesday.
What you need to know this summer about Zion National Park's algal bloom situation

What you need to know this summer about Zion National Park's algal bloom situation

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 2:01 p.m.

The level of cyanobacteria for the north fork of the Virgin River has gone down, but officials from Zion National Park say visitors should still use caution when in the water this summer.
In a drought: Why are southern Utah golf courses, parks still getting watered during the day?

In a drought: Why are southern Utah golf courses, parks still getting watered during the day?

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted June 16 - 10:35 a.m.

While area residents have been urged to restrict their outdoor water use during the day, sprinklers can still be seen watering large properties in the middle of a severe drought.
Can Utah still hit 70% vaccination goal by July 4?

Can Utah still hit 70% vaccination goal by July 4?

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 15 - 2:55 p.m.

As Utah leaders seek to get 70% of all adults vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4, thousands of businesses were urged Tuesday to support their employees in getting vaccinated.
Peak demand hits Utah's power grid during heat wave

Peak demand hits Utah's power grid during heat wave

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted June 15 - 9:10 a.m.

Power companies across Utah said they were keeping a close eye on their systems this week as the extreme heat puts stress on the electrical grid.
Wildfire Updates: Pack Creek Fire in San Juan County now 16% contained

Wildfire Updates: Pack Creek Fire in San Juan County now 16% contained

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated June 14 - 9:38 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
SUU's president stepping down to lead online education for Utah's public colleges, universities

SUU's president stepping down to lead online education for Utah's public colleges, universities

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 14 - 9:03 p.m.

Southern Utah University President Scott L Wyatt is stepping down from the Cedar City university to lead online education for the Utah System of Higher Education.
Committee votes in favor of a new name for Dixie State University

Committee votes in favor of a new name for Dixie State University

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 14 - 3:44 p.m.

Dixie State University may soon have a new name: Utah Polytechnic State University.
169 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 4K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

169 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 4K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 14 - 1:53 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 169 more COVID-19 cases, 3,705 vaccinations and no deaths Monday.
Cataract Canyon without Lake Powell: A monumental legacy of dried mud

Cataract Canyon without Lake Powell: A monumental legacy of dried mud

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted June 14 - 10:31 a.m.

Lake Powell has drastically shriveled during 20 years of drought, allowing dozens of miles of the Colorado River to become a river again in world-famous Cataract Canyon. But why have many of its legendary rapids failed to return?
Wildfire Updates: Broad Canyon Fire burning west of Utah Lake

Wildfire Updates: Broad Canyon Fire burning west of Utah Lake

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated June 12 - 9:00 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
Incoming heat wave could put all-time Utah hot temperature records in jeopardy ☀️

Incoming heat wave could put all-time Utah hot temperature records in jeopardy ☀️

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 9:09 p.m.

Get your air conditioners ready because the triple-digital heat is returning to Utah with vigor by the end of the weekend.
Wildfire Updates: Pack Creek Fire in San Juan County grows to nearly 5K acres

Wildfire Updates: Pack Creek Fire in San Juan County grows to nearly 5K acres

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated June 11 - 6:36 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
Southern Utah police seize nearly $882K in heroin from Colorado pair

Southern Utah police seize nearly $882K in heroin from Colorado pair

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 4:42 p.m.

Police in Washington County say they seized over $880,000 worth of heroin after pulling over a vehicle from Colorado earlier this week.
COVID-19 cases spike in Uinta Basin, but Utah in 'really good spot'

COVID-19 cases spike in Uinta Basin, but Utah in 'really good spot'

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 11 - 2:50 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 266 more COVID-19 cases, zero deaths and 37,700 vaccinations on Friday.
Wildfire updates: East Canyon Fire in Morgan County 90% contained; evacuations ordered in Carbon County

Wildfire updates: East Canyon Fire in Morgan County 90% contained; evacuations ordered in Carbon County

Jacob Klopfenstein and Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated June 10 - 10:45 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
Utah at risk of regressing back to high pandemic levels, Henderson warns

Utah at risk of regressing back to high pandemic levels, Henderson warns

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 10 - 1:45 p.m.

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson warned Thursday that if people continue waiting to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the state is at risk of regressing back to last year's case levels.
Hoover Dam reservoir hits record low, in sign of extreme western US drought

Hoover Dam reservoir hits record low, in sign of extreme western US drought

Daniel Trotta and Andrea Januta, Reuters  |  Posted June 10 - 11:09 a.m.

The reservoir created by Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel that symbolized the American ascendance of the 20th Century, has sunk to its lowest level ever, underscoring the gravity of the extreme drought across the U.S. West.
SUU's wave of applicants overwhelms available student housing

SUU's wave of applicants overwhelms available student housing

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 6:21 a.m.

Southern Utah University leaders say they are short 500 to 1,000 beds for students as the university grows. Here is how the problem developed and some unique solutions.
Wildfire updates: Structures threatened, evacuations ordered in San Juan County as Pack Creek Fire spreads

Wildfire updates: Structures threatened, evacuations ordered in San Juan County as Pack Creek Fire spreads

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated June 9 - 10:37 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
360 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, nearly 10K vaccinations Wednesday in Utah

360 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, nearly 10K vaccinations Wednesday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 9 - 1:22 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 360 more COVID-19 cases, two deaths and 9,676 vaccinations Wednesday.
'I don't know what we'd do if we lost our home': Residents still displaced by 709-acre Mammoth Fire

'I don't know what we'd do if we lost our home': Residents still displaced by 709-acre Mammoth Fire

David Dudley, St. George News  |  Posted June 8 - 4:32 p.m.

Bob Donaldson owns a summer home near Mammoth Creek Village. He and his wife had only been there for two hours Saturday when they were asked to evacuate their home.
Woman's body recovered in Zion National Park identified

Woman's body recovered in Zion National Park identified

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Updated June 8 - 3:41 p.m.

The 26-year-old woman whose body was recovered Sunday in Zion National Park has been identified.
Bryce Canyon rangers: Don't pull out survey markers near sensitive vegetation

Bryce Canyon rangers: Don't pull out survey markers near sensitive vegetation

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 1:58 p.m.

Park rangers are asking visitors to refrain from removing survey markers placed near rare and sensitive vegetation for an upcoming fencing project after a recent incident.
252 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, over 7K vaccinations reported Tuesday in Utah

252 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, over 7K vaccinations reported Tuesday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 8 - 1:24 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 252 more COVID-19 cases, three deaths and 7,101 vaccinations Tuesday.
Dixie State renaming committee votes to drop 'Dixie,' favoring mission and location themes instead

Dixie State renaming committee votes to drop 'Dixie,' favoring mission and location themes instead

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 9:30 p.m.

A committee tasked with recommending a possible name change for Dixie State University voted on Monday to ditch the past and move forward with something different.
174 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 3K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

174 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 3K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 7 - 1:20 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 174 more COVID-19 cases, two deaths and 3,612 vaccinations Monday.
288 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, nearly 11K vaccinations reported Friday in Utah

288 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, nearly 11K vaccinations reported Friday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 4 - 1:39 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 288 more COVID-19 cases, three deaths and 10,830 vaccinations Friday.
Haaland sends recommendation on Utah monuments to president

Haaland sends recommendation on Utah monuments to president

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted June 4 - 1:29 p.m.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has made her recommendation about whether to reverse President Donald Trump's decision to downsize two sprawling national monuments in Utah, but details on her decision were not released.
Environmental groups sue feds over highway plan through southern Utah conservation area

Environmental groups sue feds over highway plan through southern Utah conservation area

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 12:25 p.m.

Two Utah environmental groups joined five other groups in a lawsuit over an approved plan to build a four-lane highway through the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area in southern Utah.
Cox calls for prayers for rain as more Utah communities issue emergency declarations, restrictions

Cox calls for prayers for rain as more Utah communities issue emergency declarations, restrictions

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 4 - 9:23 a.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday called on Utahns to pray for rain this weekend as Utah's drought conditions continue to worsen.
All of Utah's 'Mighty 5' are now international dark sky parks

All of Utah's 'Mighty 5' are now international dark sky parks

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 1:03 p.m.

Zion National Park on Thursday became the latest International Dark Sky Park, joining the four other national parks in Utah.
343 more COVID-19 cases, nearly 10K vaccinations reported as new Utah epidemiologist announced

343 more COVID-19 cases, nearly 10K vaccinations reported as new Utah epidemiologist announced

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 3 - 12:50 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health has named a new state epidemiologist, the agency announced Thursday.
Century-old San Juan County trading post named 1 of 11 'endangered' US historic sites in 2021

Century-old San Juan County trading post named 1 of 11 'endangered' US historic sites in 2021

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 9:03 a.m.

A "significant" Navajo Nation trading post in southeast Utah received major recognition Thursday as efforts begin to save it before it's possibly lost forever.
Warnings, advisories expanded as record heat forecast for Utah to close out the week

Warnings, advisories expanded as record heat forecast for Utah to close out the week

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 3 - 8:26 a.m.

Several high-temperature records for cities and towns across Utah are slated to fall Thursday and Friday and hot temperatures are expected throughout the state into next week.
Change Dixie State name, 65% of focus group participants say — but don't call it Deseret

Change Dixie State name, 65% of focus group participants say — but don't call it Deseret

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 2 - 8:51 p.m.

After 47 focus group discussions to consider a possible name change for Dixie State University, 65% of participants support a change that does not include the name Dixie.
200 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, over 6K vaccinations reported Wednesday in Utah

200 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, over 6K vaccinations reported Wednesday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 2 - 1:27 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 200 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths and 6,443 vaccinations Wednesday.
Infrastructure upgrades sought at Utah's Calf Creek Recreation Area as its popularity soars

Infrastructure upgrades sought at Utah's Calf Creek Recreation Area as its popularity soars

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 2 - 12:31 p.m.

Federal land managers want to improve infrastructure at a southern Utah recreation area that's turned into a victim of its own popularity over the past decade.
All charges dropped in case against teen suspected in Mathis Park shooting in St. George

All charges dropped in case against teen suspected in Mathis Park shooting in St. George

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted June 2 - 8:27 a.m.

The case against the 18-year-old charged in the shooting reported two weeks ago at Mathis Park has been dismissed after the investigation yielded new information – information that has yet to be released by authorities.
112 more Utah COVID-19 cases, no deaths, nearly 2K vaccinations reported Tuesday

112 more Utah COVID-19 cases, no deaths, nearly 2K vaccinations reported Tuesday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 1 - 1:22 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 112 more COVID-19 cases, no deaths and 1,756 vaccinations Tuesday.
COVID-19 mass vaccination sites winding down in Utah

COVID-19 mass vaccination sites winding down in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted June 1 - 7:02 a.m.

With many hoping the unofficial start of summer also means a return to a more normal life after COVID-19, the effort to vaccinate Utahns shifts away from mass vaccination sites.
California man dies after riding ATV near Sand Hollow State Park in southern Utah, officials say

California man dies after riding ATV near Sand Hollow State Park in southern Utah, officials say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31 - 2:24 p.m.

A California man died Sunday while he was riding an ATV in the Sand Mountain Recreation Area in southwest Utah.
143 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death, over 3K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

143 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death, over 3K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated May 31 - 12:49 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 143 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death and 3,441 vaccinations Monday.
Remember the invasion of grasshoppers in southern Utah? Now there's an explanation

Remember the invasion of grasshoppers in southern Utah? Now there's an explanation

Chris Reed, St. George News  |  Posted May 29 - 7:40 p.m.

In the summer before the current pandemic, southern Utah was dealing with another plague: Grasshoppers.
Judge closes hearing to discuss mental health of Utahn accused in Capitol siege

Judge closes hearing to discuss mental health of Utahn accused in Capitol siege

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Updated May 28 - 8:25 p.m.

A federal judge ordered a psychological review for Landon Kenneth Copeland after his repeated outbursts in court earlier this month. An attorney for Copeland has said he's in "crisis."
Zion National Park ends shuttle ticket system after new federal transit guidance

Zion National Park ends shuttle ticket system after new federal transit guidance

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28 - 4:08 p.m.

The ticket system officially went offline Friday much earlier than originally expected and just in time for the Memorial Day rush.
What you should know if you plan to drive in Utah this Memorial Day weekend

What you should know if you plan to drive in Utah this Memorial Day weekend

Ashley Imlay and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated May 28 - 8:16 a.m.

A lot of drivers are expected on the roads this weekend as people get out after more than a year of the pandemic. Here's what you should do to stay safe.
309 new cases, 2 deaths, 13K vaccinations reported; Gov. Cox says vaccine incentive still in discussions

309 new cases, 2 deaths, 13K vaccinations reported; Gov. Cox says vaccine incentive still in discussions

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated May 27 - 12:42 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 309 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths and more than 13,000 vaccinations were administered in an update Thursday.
Investigators seek public's help in determining origin of fire that damaged 5 homes in St. George

Investigators seek public's help in determining origin of fire that damaged 5 homes in St. George

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted May 27 - 8:37 a.m.

Fire officials are asking for the public's help to determine the origins of the recent blaze that burned five residential structures on Diagonal Street.
268 new Utah COVID-19 cases, 12,807 vaccinations reported Wednesday

268 new Utah COVID-19 cases, 12,807 vaccinations reported Wednesday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated May 26 - 1:46 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 268 more COVID-19 cases, no deaths and 12,807 vaccinations Wednesday.
Love, hope, worry, fear as Lake Powell drops

Love, hope, worry, fear as Lake Powell drops

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted May 26 - 9:02 a.m.

Normally at this time of year, Lake Powell's water level would have risen substantially due to spring runoff, but not this year.