Graduating Student Killed In Crash

(Mapleton, UT)  —  A Maple Mountain High School student who was set to graduate this week is dead from a two car crash.  Mapleton police say Kathrynn Shaw was ejected from an SUV that rolled after hitting another vehicle last night at the intersection of 1600 North and Main.  They say it happened when a 17 year old boy driving a Mazda 3 ran a stop sign and rammed the SUV she was riding in.  Two other girls she was in the vehicle with her and the three boys in the Mazda were said to suffer minor injuries.

Toddler Drowns After Wandering Away From Campsite

(Cache County, UT)  —  Cache County investigators are not publicly identifying a toddler who drowned after wandering away from his family’s campsite.  Investigators say the 2 year old was found in a small river in Blacksmith Fork Canyon yesterday afternoon.  They think he fell into the water and was swept down river before drowning.  The boy’s parents reportedly told investigators they only left him unattended for a very short time.  The sheriff’s office is still looking into the death.  

**Kids Event signups for Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo**

The Rodeo this year will be on June 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Kids Events Are: Stick Pony Races and Mutton Bustin

All signups for these events will take place at the following times and dates. No sign ups at the rodeo event.

 

FIRST SIGN UP TIME

Date: Saturday May 20th

Place: Crump,  Reese  Ford/Chevy Auto Dealership

Time: 11:00 am – 02:00 pm

SECOND SIGN UP TIME

Date: Saturday May 27th

Place: Moab Arts Festival /at the Canyonlands Rodeo Pony Rides

Time: 10:00 am – 02:00 pm

State Senator Henderson Runs For Chaffetz Seat

(Spanish Fork, UT)  —  Senator Deidre Henderson is jumping into the race to replace Jason Chaffetz in the House of Representatives.  The Spanish Fork state senator made the announcement in a Facebook video.  She previously served as a Chaffetz campaign manager and political director. 

No Explanation For Cancelled Classes

(San Juan County, UT)  —  Classes are cancelled today at two Montezuma Creek schools for no specific reason.  The San Juan County School District says normal schedules will resume Monday.  KUTV News says classes are cancelled because of an ongoing hunt started last night for a shooting suspect in the area.

Herbert Not Calling For Special Session On Chaffetz

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Governor Herbert says there will be no special legislative session to handle the vacancy left by Representative Jason Chaffetz.  The Utah Republican has announced he’s retiring on June 30th.  Herbert said today special sessions are only called when there appears to be a broad consensus on an issue.  He says it’s possible to have a primary and general election within a 180 day window. 

Chaffetz Says Farewell

(Washington, DC)  —  Representative Chaffetz says his decision to end his term early was a very personal choice.  He issued a statement today saying his life has seen big changes over the past 18 months, and he’s realized how hard it’s been being away from his family.  He says he and his family agree his time has been well spent, but it seems now is a good time for him to turn the page. 

Mineral Fork ATV Trail Closed

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Mineral Fork ATV trail is closed in Big Cottonwood Canyon because of a mudslide.  Forestry officials say it could remain closed until November while crews work to repair the damage.  Visitors are urged to use extreme caution where water is flowing across roads and around fast-moving streams.

State Lawmakers Continue To Review New DUI Law

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  State lawmakers are trying to find out the unintended consequences of a new DUI law that lowers the blood-alcohol threshold to .05.  Members of the legislature’s Interim Committee on Transportation held a meeting yesterday to quiz lawyers and other experts about how the new law could affect Utahns.  Attorneys say the new law will lead to more arrests, which could clog the court system and create more work for other state agencies.  Officials with the highway patrol say they don’t expect more DUI arrests, but say the law is already having a positive impact.  They say ride-sharing companies are seeing an increase in business from those who think the law is already in effect.

One Dead From Rollover Crash

(Green River, UT)  —  One person is dead and another hospitalized after a rollover crash near Green River on Monday afternoon .  Utah Highway Patrol says the Nissan Xterra drifted left on I-70 yesterday, swerved right, and then over corrected left causing it to roll several times.  Both victims are identified as 26 yrs old.