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Hikers Rescued From Canyon Near Zion Park

July 18, 2016
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(St. George, UT) — Three men lost during a hike near Zion National Park are found and rescued from a slot canyon. Yesterday, some boy scouts who had been hiking the same area as the three men over the weekend reported them lost when the men did not make it out of the canyon...

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Southwestern Utah To Have State’s Second Medical School

July 18, 2016
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(Ivins, UT) — Work on a new school of medicine, the state’s second, is underway in the southwestern corner of Utah. The for-profit Rocky Vista University will be ready to open its doors next summer in Ivins. The school will teach osteopathic medicine to form primary care physicians.

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Press Release: High Fire Danger Prompts Fire Restrictions in Southeast Utah

July 15, 2016
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Current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with extremely dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation throughout Southeast Utah have created hazardous fire conditions. As a result, as of, July l, 2016, all State, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National Park Service lands and all unincorporated private lands in the following areas are under...

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Southern Utah Conservation Public Meeting(RSVP Necessary)

July 15, 2016
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When: Saturday, July 16th – arrive by 11AM for free lunch and cultural activities. Meeting starts at 1 PM. Arriving early is very important! Where: Bluff Community Center, 3rd & Mullberry Streets, Bluff, UT  84512 RSVP on provided link. http://protectbearsears.org/meeting/

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The Manti-La Sal National Forest Plan Revision meetings POSTPONED

July 15, 2016
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The Manti-La Sal National Forest Plan Revision meetings that were scheduled in Moab, Monticello, and Blanding on 12, 13, and 14 July have been postponed until August (exact dates TBD). The meetings in Price, Castle Dale, and Manti—scheduled for 11, 19, and 21 July—will occur as scheduled. For more information about the Manti-La Sal...

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State Legislators Move To Discourage Drone Use At Wildfires

July 15, 2016
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State Legislators Move To Discourage Drone Use At Wildfires

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A new drone use measure now awaits Governor Herbert’s signature.  If approved, the law would let firefighters bring down drones flying over wildfires and would also prescribe fines and possible jail time to the drone operators.  Fire officials say their air operations in southern Utah have been suspended numerous...

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Parcel Delivery Driver Wrecks Van, Faces DUI Charges

July 15, 2016
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Parcel Delivery Driver Wrecks Van, Faces DUI Charges

(Weber County, UT)  —  A FedEX van driver is being charged with DUI after driving his vehicle into a Weber County ditch.  Police say they found evidence at the accident scene that Curtis Puzey had been drinking and driving moments prior to the mishap.  No one was injured in the single vehicle mishap. Photo...

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Rescuers Revive Youngster From Near Drowning Death

July 11, 2016
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Rescuers Revive Youngster From Near Drowning Death

(South Salt Lake, UT) — A three-year-old girl in South Salt Lake survives a near drowning death thanks to the rapid response of rescuers. Yesterday, rescuers and police were on scene at an apartment complex swimming pool on the Meadowbrook Expressway. The unresponsive girl had been pulled from the water and first responders successfully...

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Price Hike Is Here For Provo’s Public Utilities

July 11, 2016
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Price Hike Is Here For Provo’s Public Utilities

(Provo, UT) — Folks in Provo are about to see their monthly utility bills go up. A utilities price hike approved by the city council as part of the 2017 budget is kicking in for most Provo public services customers during the course of this month. Some of the additional monies to be collected...

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Press Release Grand County Sheriff’s Office

July 6, 2016
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PRESS RELEASE: Body found in Colorado River on July 3, 2016, three miles down river from the Westwater Ranger Station, at 1100 hours by a commercial guided raft. Grand County Search and Rescue and a Grand County Sheriff’s Office Investigator recovered the body at 1430 hours. the decedent was transported to the Utah State...

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