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'The curve is not flat'; Southern Utah hospital director sounds alarm as coronavirus hospitalizations increase

Chris Reed, St. George News  |  Posted May 29th - 9:21am

The number of those hospitalized in Southern Utah for the coronavirus went up 75% in one day on Thursday, and the medical director of Dixie Regional Medical Center said the hospital is now dealing with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Weather Service issues multiple alerts for hot, windy weekend

Paul Dail, St. George News  |  Posted May 29th - 8:42am

The National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office has issued both a red flag warning and wind advisory for various parts of Southern Utah over the weekend.

Coronavirus pandemic puts plastic bag bans to the test in Utah

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28th - 5:14pm

A planned plastic bag ban has been delayed in one Utah city, and two other cities with bans already in place have strained under the burden of coronavirus-caused limits to reusable bag use.

Utah sees 2 new COVID-19 deaths and 215 new cases; largest single-day case increase since pandemic began

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28th - 10:56am

Gov. Herbert and state health officials discuss outbreaks among the Navajo Nation, at a Salt Lake veterans home, and how to help minority populations disproportionately impacted.

Utah sees 86 new cases of COVID-19, 4 more deaths

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27th - 12:46pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 86 from Tuesday with four new reported deaths, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Utah officials urge caution for those heading outside after flood of holiday weekend rescues

Carter Williams  |  Posted May 26th - 2:04pm

There were at least 15 search and rescue responses in Utah during the three-day weekend. With an uptick in rescue calls, officials are reminding people to use caution when outside.

‘Just go, go, go all day’; Rescuers respond to 5 calls in 1 day, including cyclist who lost his life

Hollie Reina, St. George News  |  Posted May 24th - 8:32pm

Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel responded to five separate incidents before sundown Sunday, including one mountain biker who did not survive.

National parks hope visitors comply with virus measures

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:15am

A man pets a wild bison on the head. Rescuers pull a treasure seeker from a snowy canyon. A woman taking photos stumbles into scalding water.

Utah sees 183 new cases of COVID-19, 1 more death

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:05pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 183 from Thursday, with one new reported death, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Herbert orders 2 southeast Utah towns to stay at orange COVID-19 risk level

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:47am

As most Utah communities clamor to “get back to normal,” the small tourist town of Bluff is hoping to take it a bit slower than the rest.

2 dead after Saturday crash near Little Sahara in Juab County, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 2:20pm

Two family members of former Salt Lake County Mayor Nancy Workman died after they crashed Saturday while driving to Juab County to spread Nancy’s ashes, authorities report.

Northbound I-15 reopened near Beaver after semitruck crash

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 10:07am

Northbound I-15 has reopened in Beaver County after a crash involving an overturned semitruck, authorities report.

786-acre wildfire burning near Toquerville 100% contained

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 9:34am

A wildfire that destroyed three outbuildings and damaged another in southwest Utah is now 50% contained, officials say.

UHP seizes more than $200K in heroin during traffic stop near Parowan

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted May 18th - 8:24am

Two California women are in jail in Iron County after a Utah Highway Patrol trooper and his K-9 partner said they found more than 2 pounds of heroin in the center console of the vehicle during a traffic stop Thursday on Interstate 15.

2 passengers die after van rolls on I-15 in Iron County

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 9:25am

Interstate 15 in Iron County reopened after a fatal crash temporarily closed both directions north of Parowan Sunday morning.

Farmers Feeding Utah campaign to deliver lamb to Utah Navajo this month

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 16th - 8:39pm

Campaign still needs to reach $100,000 goal.

Navajo Nation residents to be under strictest lockdown yet

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 11:56am

Residents of the Navajo Nation will be under the strictest weekend lockdown yet, with grocery stores and gas stations closed, and even essential workers ordered to stay home.

Man hospitalized after falling off kayak at Quail Creek State Park, officials say

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16th - 10:23am

A Nevada man was rushed to the hospital Friday night after falling out of a kayak at Quail Creek State Park.

President, other SUU leaders to forgo salaries in effort to save university jobs

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15th - 7:11pm

Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt informed the university’s faculty last week that he will forgo his salary for the next year in an effort to thwart potential layoffs.