Bear Cub Caught In Spanish Fork

(Spanish Fork, UT)  —  Officials in Spanish Fork say a roaming bear cub has been captured.  The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources helped capture the bear Saturday near the golf course on Powerhouse Road.  The cub had been spotted multiple times in the area since the beginning of the month.

Magna Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A Magna man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in Salt Lake City.  Police tell “Gephardt Daily” that 23-year-old Joshua Buckway was getting on Interstate 215 when he lost control and hit the median.  He was thrown from the bike and hit by a passing car.  “Gephardt Daily” reports that Buckway was wearing a helmet when he crashed.

Two Men In Good Condition After Lightning Strike

(Bingham County, UT)  —  Unified police say a lightning strike sent two Kennecott Utah Copper employees to the hospital.  The two men were in the process of stopping work because of weather when lightning struck a power pole near them yesterday.  Police say the 50-year-old and the 35-year-old were taken to the hospital in good condition. 

Tanker Rollover Causes Hours-Long Closure On I-15

(Salt Lake County, UT)  —  Interstate 15 is open again after being closed for hours in Salt Lake County.  The Utah Highway Patrol says a semi-truck tanker rolled on its side yesterday after a trailer got loose from a pickup truck and hit it.  The tanker was carrying ammonium nitrate, but it didn’t leak.  The City of South Jordan tweeted that paramedics delivered a baby during the closure.

Family Burned In Trailer Fire

(Sevier County, UT)  —  A family is being treated for burns after their trailer caught fire.  It happened yesterday morning in Sevier County.  A family member says the trailer caught fire after he hit the igniter on a propane heater.  The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office says the family of five suffered burns to their faces and extremities.  Three people in the family had to be flown to the University of Utah Burn Center.

UTA Extending Rail Service This Weekend

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The UTA is offering extra light rail services this weekend for the BYU game and the LDS church’s 186th Semiannual General Conference.  Longer trains and more frequent stops are scheduled for both the Blue and Green lines.  They’re also offering special group passes for 15 dollars to cover four riders round-trip.

Herbert Plans Adding $400 M For Schools

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Governor Herbert is planning to add as much as 400-million dollars in additional funding for education in his next proposed budget.  “The Salt Lake Tribune” reports it would help close the state’s education spending gap after adding one-point-eight billion dollars of new money over the past five years.  The “Tribune” says the state ranks last in the nation in per-student spending in K through 12 schools.

Press Release: Grand County Sheriff’s Office

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Lt, Veronica Bullock was selected as the 2016 Jail Commander of the year by the Utah Sheriff’s Association. The award was presented to Lt. Bullock at the annual Utah Sheriff’s Conference in St George
Veronica was selected by her fellow Jail Commanders; to receive this award .She has been recognized by her peers for professionalism, commitment to corrections, as well as collaboration with allied agencies.
Sheriff White along with the staff of the Grand County Sheriff Office would like to congratulate Lt. Bullock on this much deserved award. and thank her for her dedicated service to the citizens of Grand County.

Lt. Bullock Award

Press Release: BLM Southeast Utah Fire Restrictions Rescinded

Southeast Utah Fire Restrictions Rescinded

Moab, Utah—Effective 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, fire restrictions will be

lifted for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service on lands in

Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties. State of Utah lands within these counties

will lift fire restrictions effective Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Monsoon moisture

has moderated wildfire behavior, growth and indices; green up of vegetation is occurring

in many areas.

Fire Managers are very pleased with the positive response by the public in adhering to this

year’s fire restrictions. Human-caused fires and wildfire acres burned in this part of the

State were fewer than previous years.

The public is reminded that we are still in fire season and vegetation will once again dry

out as fall approaches. Please carry a shovel, water, a bucket or a fire extinguisher when

recreating outdoors. Campfires and vehicles are two of the prominent causes of

preventable fires in our area. Always drown and stir fires to ensure they are dead out

before leaving camp and keep vehicles in good working order.

Other areas in the State of Utah are still in fire restrictions for campfires, fireworks and

using steel core/jacketed ammunition. Fire Prevention Order UT910-14-001 is

permanently in effect for all BLM lands in the State of Utah and prohibits the

use/discharge of any kind of fireworks, explosives, incendiary, chemical devices,

pyrotechnics and exploding targets. For information on current fire restrictions in the

state, please visit: www.utahfireinfo.gov.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land,

known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.

The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The

BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future

generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated

$4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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