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

Carter Williams,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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.

St. George man dies from complications of West Nile virus

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 31st - 9:01am

A St. George man has died just nine weeks after contracting a rare form of West Nile virus from a mosquito.

Bryce Canyon park officials want your input on proposed cell tower on park grounds

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Oct 30th - 8:07am

National Park Service officials are asking for public comment as they consider a proposed cell tower and other utilities in the Bryce Amphitheater area of Bryce Canyon National Park.

Couple faces multiple charges following 100 mph police chase in southern Utah

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 29th - 7:35pm

A Brigham City man who already had a no-bail warrant out for his arrest in northern Utah when he allegedly led police in southern Utah on a high-speed chase in a stolen car while driving on the wrong side of the road now faces new charges.

Bureau of Reclamation takes up review of Lake Powell Pipeline

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 29th - 3:34pm

The elimination of the major hydropower components of the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline means a new federal agency will review the project and determine if it is environmentally sound to move forward.

10-year-old in critical condition after weekend rollover on I-15

Ryann Richardson, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 28th - 12:05pm

Three people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 Sunday morning.

Search to continue Monday in Iron County for missing woman with dementia

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Oct 28th - 7:58am

The search for a missing Iron County woman is expected to resume Monday morning, authorities say.