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Popular Lake Powell ferry service returns after low waters kept it docked for 3 years

Popular Lake Powell ferry service returns after low waters kept it docked for 3 years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 2:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

A popular ferry that significantly reduces the travel time between two major Lake Powell destination areas is set to make its long-awaited return.
Fighter wing to fly over 17 Utah cities for Fourth of July celebrations

Fighter wing to fly over 17 Utah cities for Fourth of July celebrations

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 11:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

The 419th Fighter Wing will fly over 17 Utah cities Thursday morning for its annual Fourth of July Flyover.
Salt Lake City fireman killed in rafting accident, remembered for his life of adventure

Salt Lake City fireman killed in rafting accident, remembered for his life of adventure

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 1 - 8:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Friends of Capt. Michael Harp recounted the deadly rafting accident the veteran firefighter did not survive and celebrated his life on Sunday. 
Search for missing couple caught in Utah flash flood now 'recovery effort'

Search for missing couple caught in Utah flash flood now 'recovery effort'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 10:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The search for a missing Texas couple that are believed to have been swept up in flash flooding outside of Moab last week has switched over to a "recovery effort," Grand County authorities say.
20 hikers rescued from canyon after flash flooding hits Moab area

20 hikers rescued from canyon after flash flooding hits Moab area

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 3:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nearly two dozen hikers were rescued from a popular canyon outside of Moab after they had become "trapped" from flash flooding that impacted the area on Friday.
What to know as excessive heat, flash flood potential linger in Utah this week

What to know as excessive heat, flash flood potential linger in Utah this week

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 12:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Excessive heat remains a fixture in Utah's northern half, while flash flooding is possible across its southern half to start this week — but more showers are possible later in the week.
Woman kidnapped in Michigan found over a week later in Utah, police say

Woman kidnapped in Michigan found over a week later in Utah, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 11:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

A man has been arrested in Utah after police say he kidnapped a woman in Michigan who had a protective order against him.
Several displaced, homes flooded in Price after severe thunderstorms

Several displaced, homes flooded in Price after severe thunderstorms

Brianna Chavez, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 22 - 6:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

Several people in Price were left with flood damage after a severe thunderstorm moved in Friday afternoon.
Grand County official gave employee 'safe word' to use in uncomfortable conversations, complaint alleges

Grand County official gave employee 'safe word' to use in uncomfortable conversations, complaint alleges

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 21 - 3:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Grand County human resources director has resigned her position amid allegations that she retaliated against an employee who complained about harassment.
Utah communities prepare for possible flooding from tropical storm remnants

Utah communities prepare for possible flooding from tropical storm remnants

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 21 - 1:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Flood watches cover a large chunk of southeast and central Utah as the remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto arrive in the state.
More ramps open as Lake Powell continues to rise from spring runoff

More ramps open as Lake Powell continues to rise from spring runoff

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 7:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Boaters now have more places to launch out of Lake Powell as the reservoir continues to gain water from this year's snowpack runoff.
UDOT installing high-visibility lane striping along Wasatch Front highways

UDOT installing high-visibility lane striping along Wasatch Front highways

Josh Ellis, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 15 - 10:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Department of Transportation will be installing high-visibility lane striping across Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Box Elder counties as "part of the largest lane striping project in state history."
2 Moab men save family of 3 from Colorado River in 'miracle' rescue

2 Moab men save family of 3 from Colorado River in 'miracle' rescue

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Updated June 10 - 11:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Grand County authorities say two men were "in the right place at the right time" to help rescue a family that had fallen into the Colorado River last week.
Feds designate 4 new national trails, including 1 in Utah

Feds designate 4 new national trails, including 1 in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A popular trail for off-highway vehicle riding located northeast of Moab now has national recognition.
1 killed in crash on US 191 near Moab

1 killed in crash on US 191 near Moab

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Updated May 30 - 8:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

One person died Thursday in a crash on U.S. 191 near Moab.
After almost 100 years as Boy Scout camp, Camp Steiner to become high adventure base camp

After almost 100 years as Boy Scout camp, Camp Steiner to become high adventure base camp

Eliza Pace, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 22 - 10:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Historic Camp Steiner will be getting new life, thanks to a Utah family and the efforts of many others. Here's what to expect.
Utah Inland Port Authority mulling 10th inland port site in Carbon, Emery counties

Utah Inland Port Authority mulling 10th inland port site in Carbon, Emery counties

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Inland Port Authority officials are considering an inland port site spread over 2,185 acres in Carbon and Emery counties in a bid to spur the region's economy.
Man killed in Uintah County rollover

Man killed in Uintah County rollover

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 6:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man was killed early Tuesday after his car left the roadway and rolled near Naples, Uintah County.
3 arrested, charged in Vernal custody dispute kidnapping case

3 arrested, charged in Vernal custody dispute kidnapping case

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man and two women are facing felony charges accusing them of trying to take a girl at gunpoint from her father in order to take the child to her biological mother, who does not have custody.
Moab man charged with threatening woman, causing her to run, fall off cliff

Moab man charged with threatening woman, causing her to run, fall off cliff

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 12:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man is facing criminal charges after police say he threatened to harm his girlfriend while hiking outside of Moab, causing her to run and fall off a cliff.
Utah artist creates new wildlife mural for Moab

Utah artist creates new wildlife mural for Moab

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 6:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah artist is bringing colorful murals and environmental awareness to communities across the state as part of his "Utah Wildlife Walls" project.
The 'Barefoot Dutchman' and his remarkable trek for men's mental health

The 'Barefoot Dutchman' and his remarkable trek for men's mental health

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 11:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

A determined, upbeat man is on a journey, walking from LA to Times Square barefoot to raise awareness about men's health. It will also break the Guinness World Record for walking barefoot.
Rangers want help identifying pair suspected of archeological theft in Canyonlands

Rangers want help identifying pair suspected of archeological theft in Canyonlands

Larry D. Curtis, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 9:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

Rangers are asking for the public's help identifying two visitors to Cave Springs who are suspected of archeological theft.
Provo Power crew helping bring electricity to Navajo Nation homes

Provo Power crew helping bring electricity to Navajo Nation homes

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 7:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

A four-man Provo Power crew is in the Navajo Nation installing power lines to help bring electricity to those who don't have it, part of the Light Up Navajo initiative.
Duchesne High School basketball player is being investigated in alleged sexual assault

Duchesne High School basketball player is being investigated in alleged sexual assault

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 16 - 8:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A member of the Duchesne High School boys basketball team is being investigated in connection to an alleged sexual assault from earlier this year, police said.
Kane Creek development denied water system permits by Grand County Commission

Kane Creek development denied water system permits by Grand County Commission

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted May 11 - 8:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

On Tuesday, a controversial Kane Creek development suffered another setback to its plans during a Grand County commission meeting.
Vernal police officer injured in shooting returns home from hospital

Vernal police officer injured in shooting returns home from hospital

Alex Cabrero and Eliza Pace, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 10 - 7:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

A police officer who was shot in the line of duty on April 28 returned home from the hospital Thursday.
2 Utah men face federal charges for allegedly supplying fentanyl resulting in deaths

2 Utah men face federal charges for allegedly supplying fentanyl resulting in deaths

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 10:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

Two Utah men were recently indicted in federal court in separate cases for allegedly supplying fentanyl to two women, resulting in the deaths of each victim.
Man accused of shooting Vernal officer charged with attempted murder

Man accused of shooting Vernal officer charged with attempted murder

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated April 29 - 11:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man accused of shooting a police sergeant who was responding to reports of the man fighting with a neighbor over the weekend in Vernal has been charged with attempted murder.
Why camping fees may increase at Dinosaur National Monument

Why camping fees may increase at Dinosaur National Monument

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 29 - 12:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dinosaur National Monument camping fees may soon change, for the first time in almost a decade.
Vernal police officer shot, flown to hospital

Vernal police officer shot, flown to hospital

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated April 28 - 1:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Vernal police officer was shot multiple times late Saturday but was able to drive himself to a hospital before being airlifted to a Wasatch Front hospital.
Uintah County man arrested, accused of fleeing police at 152 mph

Uintah County man arrested, accused of fleeing police at 152 mph

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 26 - 1:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Uintah County man with a history of fleeing from police has been arrested and accused of driving away from a Utah Highway Patrol trooper at speeds over 150 mph.
Utah drivers urged to plan ahead as 209 road projects rev up for summer

Utah drivers urged to plan ahead as 209 road projects rev up for summer

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted April 26 - 8:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

Expect to see construction workers and orange cones dotting Utah's roads this summer as the Utah Department of Transportation revs up 209 improvement projects.
Duchesne County asking public to help identify woman whose remains were found 21 years ago

Duchesne County asking public to help identify woman whose remains were found 21 years ago

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted April 24 - 6:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the remains of a woman whose skull was found on a fence post 21 years ago.
Once deadlocked jury finds Daggett County liable for abuse of jail inmates

Once deadlocked jury finds Daggett County liable for abuse of jail inmates

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted April 23 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

After a nearly six-year court battle, three of four former inmates at the now-closed Daggett County Jail were awarded $352,000 Tuesday for abuses suffered at the jail.
Moab trailer park residents forced into eviction by city after insurance complications

Moab trailer park residents forced into eviction by city after insurance complications

Mary Culbertson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 23 - 4:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Moab trailer park is facing eviction after waiting six years for an affordable housing project to be complete.
Compliance supervisor at Uintah and Ouray Reservation sentenced to federal prison

Compliance supervisor at Uintah and Ouray Reservation sentenced to federal prison

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 22 - 1:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

The former compliance supervisor overseeing oil and gas businesses on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation has been sentenced to federal prison for extortion.
New Moab development aims to put dent in workforce housing crisis

New Moab development aims to put dent in workforce housing crisis

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 17 - 8:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

One of the most extreme examples of Utah's housing crisis is Moab. Housing there is scarce and expensive, especially for the workers who keep the tourist town running.
How a small Utah town is embracing its post-coal identity through proactive rural leadership

How a small Utah town is embracing its post-coal identity through proactive rural leadership

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 15 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Once a town on the brink of death after the downturn of the coal industry, Helper has weathered the storm on its way to becoming the best version of itself.
Former inmate testifies of abuse by Daggett County jailers in federal trial

Former inmate testifies of abuse by Daggett County jailers in federal trial

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted April 11 - 6:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Key witnesses testified Thursday in a federal trial about abuses suffered by inmates from former Daggett County Jail officials.
Not just online predators: Utah teens also dealing with cyberbullying, defamation

Not just online predators: Utah teens also dealing with cyberbullying, defamation

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 8 - 6:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

Several Utah police agencies have recently been involved in investigating incidents subjecting Utah teens to "despicable" harassment, defamation and online predators.
Utah mental health counselor sent to prison for financially abusing vulnerable mother

Utah mental health counselor sent to prison for financially abusing vulnerable mother

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 11:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah mental health counselor has been sentenced to prison for financially abusing his mother, including charging her $15,000 for his mental health services during a weeklong visit.
Will timed-entry system at Arches National Park become permanent?

Will timed-entry system at Arches National Park become permanent?

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 2 - 8:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

For the third year in a row, Arches National Park is testing a timed-entry system to spread out crowds throughout the day.
'Easter miracle': Abandoned dog found with gunshot wounds survives surgery

'Easter miracle': Abandoned dog found with gunshot wounds survives surgery

Mary Culbertson and Brianna Chavez, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 31 - 8:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

A heartfelt dog rescue quickly became the source of community attention after he was found with gunshot wounds and fought to make a miraculous recovery.
Investigation into electronic device at Utah high school raises larger concerns for police

Investigation into electronic device at Utah high school raises larger concerns for police

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 12:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

A recent investigation at a Moab high school has raised concerns for police about how an electronic device called a Flipper Zero could potentially be used by others.
What's planned for Bears Ears National Monument

What's planned for Bears Ears National Monument

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted March 14 - 4:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Federal agencies have released a draft management plan for the controversial Bears Ears National Monument comprising 1.36 million acres in southeast Utah.
22 of Utah's 29 counties grew in 2023. Here are the ones that topped the list

22 of Utah's 29 counties grew in 2023. Here are the ones that topped the list

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 14 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

About 60% of the U.S.'s counties experienced growth over the past year, including three-fourths of Utah's counties, per new federal data.
Naples woman arrested, accused of shooting brother, another woman

Naples woman arrested, accused of shooting brother, another woman

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted March 1 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police in Uintah County arrested a woman Wednesday after they say she shot her brother and another woman. All three live in a house in Naples.
2 hospitalized in Salt Lake City following Uintah County shooting

2 hospitalized in Salt Lake City following Uintah County shooting

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 6:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two people were flown to the University Hospital in Salt Lake City after they were shot in Uintah County.
After mom was uninvited to Utah wedding, family hired man to crash it, charges say

After mom was uninvited to Utah wedding, family hired man to crash it, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 26 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man arrested after claiming bombs had been planted near a Moab wedding had been hired by the estranged brother of the bride to crash the wedding, according to charges filed Monday.
Rare Utah butterfly lands on list of species at risk of extinction

Rare Utah butterfly lands on list of species at risk of extinction

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 25 - 4:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A rare butterfly found in Utah and neighboring states, a subspecies of the silverspot butterfly, will fly its way to the threatened species list next month.
Moab art teacher charged with inappropriately touching young student

Moab art teacher charged with inappropriately touching young student

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

An art teacher in the Grand County School District arrested last fall is now facing a formal charge accusing him of touching a young girl inappropriately.
Warning, advisories issued as another atmospheric river arrives in Utah

Warning, advisories issued as another atmospheric river arrives in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 20 - 5:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

This month is quickly rising up the charts as one of the wettest Februaries on record in parts of Utah, and there's more rain and snow on the way.
Officials identify pilots who died in Grand County plane crash

Officials identify pilots who died in Grand County plane crash

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 16 - 10:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Officials announced the identities of the two pilots who died in a plane crash in Grand County last week.
Troopers identify 2 killed in Moab head-on crash

Troopers identify 2 killed in Moab head-on crash

Cassidy Wixom and Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 8 - 9:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police identified the two people who were killed in a head-on collision south of Moab on Tuesday night that also critically injured a child passenger.
Utah says 'I don't think so' to federal land exchange at Bears Ears

Utah says 'I don't think so' to federal land exchange at Bears Ears

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah is withdrawing from negotiations over a possible land exchange of Utah school trust lands that were stranded within the newly constituted Bears Ears National Monument.
Utah's most visited park in 2023 wasn't one of the 'Mighty 5'

Utah's most visited park in 2023 wasn't one of the 'Mighty 5'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 9:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Visitation to Utah's "Mighty 5" appears to be stabilizing after the COVID-19 pandemic, but a nonnational park in the state soared to record highs.
1 dead in Helper camping trailer fire

1 dead in Helper camping trailer fire

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 10:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

One person died after a camping trailer burst into flames Monday morning ini Carbon County.
Theft of 650 pounds of copper results in arrests of 2 Moab men

Theft of 650 pounds of copper results in arrests of 2 Moab men

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 11:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

Two Moab men are facing numerous charges after deputies reported finding guns, drugs and drug paraphernalia on their property. The investigation was sparked by the theft of 650 pounds of copper wire.