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Press Release: Manti La Sal South Zone Fire restrictions lifted!

July 26, 2017
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The Moab and Monticello ranger districts, and fire officials have decided it is safe to lift restrictions on fires in the South Zone (Moab/Monticello Ranger Districts) of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Crews are in the process of removing restriction signs and replacing them with fire safety messages. Please remember to always be careful...

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Boat Ramp Closure

July 26, 2017
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Access to the Moab Boat Ramp across the river from Lions Park will be closed on Friday 7/28/17 all day, and there will be no access as the Road Department is working to repair the bike pathway. All users need to know this; there will be no access permitted as the work must be...

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Cruise Ship Death Investigated

July 26, 2017
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(Juneau, AK) The FBI is investigating the death of a Utah woman on a cruise ship off the coast of Alaska. A report from KTVA-TV says the woman on board a Princess Cruises ship was 39 years old and died as the result of a domestic dispute. FBI agents and local police are on...

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Sally Jewell Calls Monument Designation Reversals “Illegal”

July 26, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) President Trump’s ongoing monument review involving Bears Ears in southern Utah is being criticized by former U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Jewell made her first public speech since leaving her Cabinet position this morning at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. She called any attempt to reverse existing monument designations illegal....

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Hatch Disagrees With Trump On Transgenders In Military

July 26, 2017
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(Washington, DC) Senator Orrin Hatch doesn’t agree with President Trump’s order today on transgenders serving in the military. Trump issued a directive barring transgender people from military service. Hatch issued a statement saying he doesn’t think we shouldn’t be discriminating against anyone. He says he wants more information and clarity from military leaders about...

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4 Dead In Utah Plane Crash

July 26, 2017
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(Riverdale, UT) Authorities say four people are dead after a small plane crashed on Interstate 15 in Riverdale, Utah today. Utah Public Safety has closed the northbound lanes of I-15 and limited southbound traffic to one lane. There was no word on the cause of the crash. Riverdale is near Ogden, about 30 miles...

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Flash Flood Watch Continues Through Tonight

July 25, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) A flash flood watch remains in effect for much of central and southern Utah through tonight. Forecasters say scattered thunderstorms will continue, creating conditions which could cause flash flooding in slot canyons and low water crossings. Rock and mudslides could also impact travel.

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2016 UT Liquor Sales Total $427 Million

July 25, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) The business of booze is booming in Utah. State liquor officials report 427 million dollars in liquor sales last year, a 21 million dollar increase from the year before. Utah is one of 17 states where liquor is exclusive to state run stores. Money from sales goes toward a school...

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Herbert Endorses Provo Mayor John Curtis

July 25, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) Governor Herbert is endorsing Provo Mayor John Curtis in next month’s primary election in the 3rd District congressional race. Curtis is challenged by former state legislator Chris Herrod and Alpine lawyer Tanner Ainge in the August 15th GOP primary. Herbert says Curtis “gets things done and is a proven conservative...

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Two Killed In Head-On Crash

July 25, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) Utah Highway Patrol is identifying 2 people killed in a head-on crash near the Eastern Utah town of Ioka Sunday afternoon. UHP says 18year old Devin Kirk drifted over the center line and collided with a Hyundai on State Route 87. Kirk and a woman in the second car, identified...

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