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Fire restrictions loosen slightly in Fishlake National Forest

Fire restrictions loosen slightly in Fishlake National Forest

The US Forest Service is lifting some fire restrictions in Fishlake National Forest. The restrictions now include prohibiting using a fire outside a designated area. Smoking is also prohibited except inside a vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site. The Forest Service is crediting recent precipitation for helping lower […]

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Monroe City moving forward to increase taxes after public hearing

Monroe City moving forward to increase taxes after public hearing

The Monroe City Council is moving forward with a plan to increase city property taxes by 100 percent. The money will be used to update and improve the streets. The property tax increase will only affect the city’s portion of property taxes according to City Councilman, Michael Mathie. Mathie says […]

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Wildfires continue in Sanpete and Utah Counties

Wildfires continue in Sanpete and Utah Counties

The Coal Hollow and Hilltop fires are both continuing to burn in Utah and Sanpete Counties. The same Type two incident management team is working on both fires and sharing resources. According to the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office, the two structures burned in the Hilltop Fire were not homes. One […]

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I-70 traffic stops leads to chase and drug bust

I-70 traffic stops leads to chase and drug bust

A traffic stop in Sevier County on Monday lead to a police chase and drug bust. According to Utah Highway Patrol, 36-year-old Quincy Brown was pulled over Monday for an equipment violation while traveling East on I-70. The officer called for a K-9 to sniff the vehicle and when the […]

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New wildfire burning in Sanpete County forces evacuations

New wildfire burning in Sanpete County forces evacuations

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 12 P.M.: The Hilltop fire is continuing to grow in Sanpete County. The fire grew Tuesday to more than 1,400 acres with 0 percent containment. Residents in the Milburn area will be allowed back with a pre-evacuation notice Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. — TUESDAY 1:30 A.M.: Officials […]

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Lawsuit 20 years became powerful win for LGBT rights in Utah

Lawsuit 20 years became powerful win for LGBT rights in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two women who faced intense backlash when they sued to form the state’s first gay-straight alliance club 20 years ago are looking back at the landmark decision. The Salt Lake Tribune reported last week that the Salt Lake City School District went as far as banning all […]

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SR-12 briefly closed in Garfield County is back open

SR-12 briefly closed in Garfield County is back open

Traffic is flowing again on State Route 12 in Red Canyon after flash flooding Thursday afternoon. A mudslide blocked the road in Garfield County and closed a section west of Bryce Canyon City. Officials say a nearby weather station received over an inch of rain in less than an hour […]

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Two kids sent to hospital after OHV vs. truck crash in Sevier County

Two kids are recovering from being hit by a truck while driving an OHV near Central Valley on Thursday. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl were crossing SR 118 into Central Valley when they were hit by a pick-up traveling North. Authorities are investigating […]

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Aurora man dies in one-car crash

An Aurora man is dead after a one-car crash in Sevier County on Wednesday afternoon. 86-year-old Con Anderson may have suffered from a medical issue leading to the crash, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Anderson was driving northbound or SR-24 when he moved to the right shoulder, over-corrected and […]

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Cove Creek Fire continues extreme burn

Cove Creek Fire continues extreme burn

UPDATE: According to the Forest Service, crews now have 43 percent containment on the blaze. The total acres is still at 2,586 Wednesday morning. — Crews are continuing to battle the Cove Fort Fire in Millard, Beaver and Sevier Counties. The fire has burned 2,586 acres by Tuesday morning with […]

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