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Press Release: Grand County is currently experiencing a significant outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough

November 21, 2016
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Grand County is currently experiencing a significant outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The Southeast Utah Health Department (SEUHD), Utah Department of Health (UDOH), along with Moab Regional Hospital are encouraging all community members to pay close attention to the signs and symptoms of the highly contagious respiratory infection. Pertussis usually starts...

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Salt Lake City Gas Prices Falling

November 21, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Gas prices in Salt Lake City are slightly cheaper this week.  SaltLakeGasPrices.com reports that the average price for a gallon of regular gas is $2.26.  That’s about five cents lower compared to last week.  A Costco in the area is offering the cheapest gas at $1.85 a gallon.

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Trooper Still In Critical Condition

November 21, 2016
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(Box Elder County, UT)  —  A UHP trooper is still in very critical condition after getting hit by a car while helping a motorist roadside Friday night.  Trooper Eric Ellsworth on State Road 13 in Garland when he was hit by a car driven by a teenage girl.  The incident remains under investigation. 

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Service Honors Fallen WVC Officer

November 14, 2016
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(West Valley City, UT)  —  Law enforcement officers from around the country are paying final respects to the death of 25-year-old West Valley police officer, Cody Brotherson.  A funeral held today was attended by officers from several agencies at the Maverik Center.  Brotherson was killed earlier this month while trying to stop a vehicle...

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Family Says Body Identified As Missing Daughter Of “Piano Guys” Member

November 14, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The family of a Utah woman missing in Oregon since last month says her body has been recovered in an area where she had apparently been hiking.  The family of Annie Schmidt said her body was positively identified by a medical examiner over the weekend.  Schmidt had only recently...

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Plane Crashes In Hurricane

November 11, 2016
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(Hurricane, UT)  —  A pilot is okay after crashing his airplane in Hurricane.  Police say the pilot was taking off from the airport yesterday when the plane began to veer left.  The pilot then went to put the plane down and crashed.  Police say the crash caused only minor damage to the pilot’s 2006...

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Reward Offered In Stolen Firearms Case

November 11, 2016
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(West Jordan, UT)  —  Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever stole nine firearms from a West Jordan store.  West Jordan police say two men broke into Flawless Firearms on November 5th.  The suspects grabbed the weapons, including two machine guns that were in a safe, and took off in a...

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Voting Problems In Washington County

November 8, 2016
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(Washington County, UT)  —  Washington County voters say they’re having problems at the polls.  Officials confirm there was an issue with memory cards in the voting machines.  Polling locations had to use paper ballots until they fixed the problem.

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Press Release: The National Parks Conservation Association awarded its Stephen T. Mather Award to Kate Cannon

November 8, 2016
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Press Release: The National Parks Conservation Association awarded its Stephen T. Mather Award to Kate Cannon

WASHINGTON — The National Parks Conservation Association awarded its Stephen T. Mather Award to Kate Cannon, superintendent of the National Park Service’s Southeast Utah Group, for her decades of work on behalf of national parks. Cannon was honored for her leadership and collaboration in support of, among other things, the Moab Master Leasing Plan,...

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Tuacahn Opens Art Center

November 7, 2016
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(Ivins, UT)  —  Tuacahn Center for the Arts is celebrating the opening of its new facility.  Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Tuacahn Arts Center on Friday.  The 19-thousand square foot building comes with a gift gallery, and extra classroom space for Tuacahn High School.  

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