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Park Service restricts fire use in southeastern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 7:23pm

Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah.

St. George police tase dog after it charges them during call

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   May 18th - 10:25pm

Police tased a man’s dog earlier this month after they responded to a call and the dog charged at two officers, officials said.

Plain City man dies after falling 45 feet while hiking near Determination Towers

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 18th - 3:07pm

A Plain City man died after he fell about 45 feet while hiking near Determination Towers Thursday night, authorities said.

Quagga mussels spreading at Lake Powell, DWR advises boaters to be prepared Staff  |  Posted   May 18th - 3:02pm

Quagga mussels, which can clog water infrastructure, damage boats, ruin fisheries and cost millions of dollars to control, are spreading in Lake Powell, state wildlife officials said Thursday.

Mapping Utah’s growth through historic roadside motels

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 17th - 7:02pm

A new paper from two Utah historians (and a future book) highlights the importance highway motels truly made in Utah's post-World War II growth.

Man drowns in Lake Powell, officials say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 17th - 1:44pm

The body of a man who drowned was located in a northern part of Lake Powell Thursday, park officials said.

Have some jewelry stolen? Cedar City Police may have found it

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   May 17th - 12:51pm

Do you live in Cedar City and believe you may have had some jewelry stolen? The Cedar City Police Department would like to hear from you.

California judge overturns Oakland City anti-coal ordinance

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 15th - 8:05pm

A federal judge Tuesday said Oakland, California, failed to demonstrate a deep water port's handling of coal constitutes a substantial danger to the public. Utah and Wyoming are states that would ship coal to the port for export to other countries.

Prairie dog feces cause E. coli contamination of Bryce Canyon drinking water, officials say

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   May 15th - 12:15pm

The park’s drinking water tested positive for E. coli fecal contamination multiple times, and officials believe the burrowing prairie dogs may be to blame.

Vandalism at Angels Landing sparks social media backlash

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   May 15th - 9:33am

Park officials are investigating an act of vandalism at Angels Landing after photos sparked a barrage of social media backlash.

Symposium highlights climate vulnerability for Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 14th - 6:28pm

A daylong symposium Monday at the Utah Valley Convention Center examined the nexus between water supply and a changing climate, with predictions that Utah will get less snow and more extreme rain events in decades to come. Utah's drought persists.

Hickman Bridge Trail offers beautiful vistas, incredible natural land bridge

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   May 14th - 1:01pm

Looking for a nice hike in a national park? Like looking at natural bridges and other cool rock formations? If so, the Hickman Bridge Trail in Capitol Reef National Park has you covered.

'Hoax' school threat in Salina results in arrest

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 14th - 12:46pm

A man who police say posted a threat on social media against an undisclosed school was arrested Sunday in Sevier County.

St. George man charged with vandalizing LDS temple

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 14th - 12:29pm

A man accused of breaking into the LDS temple in St. George over the weekend has been charged.

Man arrested, accused of breaking into St. George LDS Temple

Jordan Ormond,  |  Posted   May 12th - 4:30pm

A man was arrested after police say he broke into and vandalized the LDS Church's St. George Temple early Saturday morning.

Colorado River flow peaking early, at historically low level

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 12th - 2:47pm

The Colorado River's peak flows are arriving early this spring and at one of the lowest levels recorded.

San Juan County clerk: Navajo political candidate not a Utah resident

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   May 12th - 2:02pm

Willie Grayeyes, a Navajo who was running for an open seat on the San Juan County Commission, was deemed ineligible for elected office because he is not a resident of Utah. The clerk's office conducted an investigation after a complaint was raised.

What is a public lands bill and what does it do?

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   May 12th - 12:15pm

A new public lands bill introduced by two Utah politicians could create a new national monument, a national conservation area and hundreds of thousands of wilderness acres in central Utah. So what is a public lands bill, and what does it do?

Expert: St. George teen's smoking backpack would not have exploded

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   May 11th - 10:13pm

A homemade device that started smoking from inside a student's backpack at a St. George high school could have started a large fire but would not have exploded, a bomb expert testified Friday.

Man dies after driving car into deep ravine in southern Utah

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   May 11th - 12:47pm

A man is dead after the car he was driving plunged straight off a cliff and into a ravine in Veyo Thursday.