(South Salt Lake, UT) — South Salt Lake’s city council plans to hire its own attorney following an ongoing debate over the old Granite High School property. Council members say there’s a conflict of interest and the city attorney is biased toward the mayor and not representing the council’s interest. Members last night voted to form a committee to look for applicants to provide legal advice to the council.
(Kearns, UT) — Police are still investigating yesterday’s stabbing of a man at West Kearns Elementary School. The victim was reportedly trying to calm down an argument between another man and his girlfriend. That’s when the suspect stabbed the man in the back at the school in the block of 49-hundred South and 46-hundred West.
(Salt Lake City) Even though gas prices are currently on the rise, they’re still a lot cheaper across Salt Lake City than at the beginning of the last big driving season. Triple-A’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report shows the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Salt Lake is $2.41 this morning. That’s about 58-cents less than the day after Memorial Day last year. The national average on this holiday is sitting at $2.32 this morning.
A high volume of travelers is expected on Utah highways this Memorial Day weekend. The triple-A says low gas prices will be a contributing factor to what could become a record holiday travel weekend on the state’s roads and freeways. Law enforcement is reminding drivers to take all precautions, to remain alert, to practice defensive driving, to wear seat belts and not to forget that officers will be out on DUI patrols.
Ivins –Snow Canyon State Park will begin a campground repaving project on May 31, 2016 with an expected completion date of June 30, 2016. The project will consist of resurfacing the campground road system and expanding the electric power infrastructure. The entire campground and associated restroom facilities will be closed during this period. Campers are encouraged to explore Sand Hollow and Quail Creek State Parks as possible alternatives. Information on Utah State Park camping facilities is available at www.stateparks.utah.gov
Access to park headquarters will also be impacted on select dates during this project. For more information on the project please contact park staff at (435) 628-2255.
Kortney Backus, 17, daughter of Brian and Kelsie Backus of Moab, will compete for the title of Utah High School Rodeo Queen on May 30 and 31 in Heber City, Utah at the Wasatch County Events Center.
Backus, who is just finishing her junior year at Grand County High School, competes with Carbon High School’s rodeo team, since Grand doesn’t have one. She also takes classes through the online charter school Mountain Heights Academy. This is her third year of competing in high school rodeo.
After winning multiple queen competitions last fall, Backus is currently leading the state in overall points heading into the state finals competition. The winner is scheduled be crowned during the rodeo finals on Wednesday, June 1. The state winner will go on to compete for the national high school rodeo queen competition in Gillette, Wyoming in July.
In addition to rodeo queen competitions, Backus has also competed in barrel racing, goat tying and breakaway roping. She said she plans to add a few more events to the list during next year’s competitions.
(Tooele County, UT) — The Bureau of Land Management is engaging in two prescribed burn sessions in Tooele County this week. The burns starting today will go on for the next few days close to Stockton and Rush Valley to thin out juniper growth that could fuel wildfires. In the two areas, some 300 or so acres are set for the planned burns.
(Clinton, UT) — A father is attacked by another man for taking his children including his five-year-old daughter into a men’s restroom. Christopher Adams says last Sunday, another man in the Clinton Walmart restroom began criticizing him for being in the bathroom with his three kids including his young daughter. The argument escalated and the aggressor shoved and punched Adams, who then defended himself and his kids by pinning his attacker until security arrived.
Our very own radio legend Phil Mueller passed away yesterday afternoon with his beautiful wife and family by his side. Lou stated “He loved people so much, and I never met anyone who didn’t love him back.” Here at KCYN-KCPX we take comfort in knowing we have another angel looking over us.
Visitation: Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 9-11 a.m.
Services: Tuesday at Noon
Both visitation and services will be held at the Blanding Stake Center, 88 West 800 North in Blanding.
(Salt Lake City, UT) — A Washington City man faces up to five years in prison for lying in court about hiding his brother-in-law’s confiscated assets. Kevin Carl Fortney was convicted last week of making false statements in court and lying to a federal agent. His brother-in-law, Roger Stanley Bliss, was convicted for running a Ponzi scheme. Fortney lied to agents about hiding Bliss’s assets in a catamaran.