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Zion National Park is now 100 years old — it’s feeling its age

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:11pm

Utah’s most popular national park is tackling record-breaking visitation.

Storms to bring rain, snow throughout Utah; St. George dry spell expected to end

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:33pm

A slow-moving storm that’s forecast to bring rain and snow throughout the state this week could bring St. George's record dry spell to an end.

Zion National Park: Angels Landing trail temporarily closed after rockfall

Ryann Richardson, St. George News  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:08am

Zion National Park officials have closed one of their most widely known trails after a rockfall late Saturday afternoon.

Prospective pilots get training in simulation program

Kaitlyn Bancroft, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:03pm

It's a Wednesday afternoon in St. George, and some area high school students are gathering to practice their piloting skills.

Work on the redesign of Zion’s south entrance begins

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:59am

Construction on the redesign of Zion National Park’s southern entrance began this week with the expectation it will help visitors get into the park faster.

Fires burning in central Utah used to clear out fuels, promote forest health

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Nov 11th - 10:41am

Two fires in central Utah, one ignited by lightning and the other started by fire managers, are being used to clear out fire fuels and underbrush while also promoting the health of the national forest in the area.

DWR investigates after bighorn ram found illegally killed on popular southern Utah trail

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 8th - 12:16pm

State wildlife officials are asking for the public’s help for information related to a bighorn sheep ram that was illegally killed on a popular ATV trail in southern Utah last month.

No defects found in bus that crashed and killed 4 near Bryce Canyon, preliminary report shows

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 7th - 5:25pm

After examining the bus, UHP officials and NTSB officials “uncovered no defects that could account for the driver’s loss of control,” the preliminary report read.

Proposal to study government change is latest drama in southern Utah county's elections feud

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 7th - 3:12pm

A proposition that would start the process of changing the structure of San Juan County's government looks to be headed for failure, but it’s still a close race.

Fire chief: Current fire conditions comparable to typical June or July; closed fire season extended

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Nov 7th - 8:10am

Typically, the state’s closed fire season – which dictates when and where open burning is allowed – ends Oct. 31 as cooler temperatures and a measure of precipitation roll in, but such is not the case this year.

Church announces location of new Washington County temple

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 6th - 1:02pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced where a second temple will be built in St. George, Utah.

Colorado-based ski resort ownership company purchases Brian Head Resort

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 5th - 1:32pm

A Colorado-based mountain resort group announced Tuesday it has acquired Brian Head Resort in southern Utah, adding to its portfolio of outdoor recreation resorts in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.

🌲Want to chop your own Christmas tree? Here's where you can get a permit for that in Utah🌲

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 5th - 12:31pm

Sure, Thanksgiving comes first, but it’s also time to think about your Christmas tree. Monday marked the beginning of the BLM and U.S. Forest Service’s annual pinyon pine, juniper and fir tree permit sale for the holiday.

Printing miscommunication leads residents in Panguitch, Escalante to receive late mail-in ballots

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 4th - 4:51pm

An apparent miscommunication between Garfield County elections officials and a vendor that prints vote-by-mail ballots led to residents in two southern Utah communities not receiving their ballots in a timely matter, county officials said.

St. George Temple now closed for renovations, set to reopen in 2022

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 4th - 12:10pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ temple in St. George closed Monday as the building undergoes renovations that are expected to keep the building closed until 2022.

BLM begins selling Christmas tree permits for non-commercial use in Utah

Ryann Richardson, St. George News  |  Posted Nov 4th - 10:46am

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter, and the chill in the air has a lot of Utah residents thinking about Christmas.

Wildfires burned significantly less acreage in Utah this year, but we caused most of them

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 1st - 1:44pm

Utah’s normal wildfire season ended Thursday with a drastic drop in the total amount of acres burned throughout the state, as compared to 2018. However, the number of fires caused by humans rose.

Driver who allegedly ran over elderly couple appears for sentencing

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Nov 1st - 9:29am

A St. George man who was facing two charges of automobile homicide after an elderly husband and wife died from injuries allegedly sustained when they were struck by his car was sentenced Thursday.

Virgin River Gorge construction zone tallies over 40 crashes

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 31st - 10:00am

Over 40 crashes in the Virgin River Gorge have been attributed to drivers not paying attention to slowing or stopped traffic caused by the latest round of roadwork.