State Senator Henderson Runs For Chaffetz Seat

May 19, 2017
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(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. 

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No Explanation For Cancelled Classes

May 19, 2017
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(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.

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Herbert Not Calling For Special Session On Chaffetz

May 18, 2017
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(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...

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Chaffetz Says Farewell

May 18, 2017
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(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...

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Mineral Fork ATV Trail Closed

May 18, 2017
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(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.

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State Lawmakers Continue To Review New DUI Law

May 18, 2017
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(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...

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