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The Latest: Utah governor: Weed torch set fire near ski town

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says a weed torch ignited a wildfire that has forced more than 700 people to evacuate. Herbert is touring the fire-damaged area around the ski town of Brian Head in the Dixie National Forest on Tuesday. He tweeted that experts told him the blaze was started […]

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Second week of pageant on the horizon

Following a successful first week, the Mormon Miracle Pageant is set to begin its second week of performances tonight at 9:30. Crowds have been good so far with perfect weather each evening, as well as a break in the construction on Main Street. About 1,000 people attended the final dress […]

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2 Firefighters Hurt Battling Southwest Utah Blaze

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Two firefighters are recovering from injuries at a wildfire in southwest Utah that has forced the evacuation of more than 700 people and shut down part of a state highway. Gov. Gary Herbert plans to tour the fire-damaged area around the town of Brian Head […]

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Utah facility will turn food waste into power, fertilizer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials have kicked off construction of a new facility in the city of North Salt Lake that will convert food waste into natural gas to power communities and create fertilizer. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the $43 million facility called an anaerobic digester will grind […]

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Forecasters warn of dangerously high heat in southern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning those hiking or spending time outside in southern Utah this week that temperatures could reach dangerously high levels. Forecasters issued an excessive heat warning for southern Utah’s Zion National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell through […]

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Chaffetz:  Trump Administration Worse Than Obama For Transparency 

(Washington, DC)  –  The outgoing head of the House Oversight Committee says the Trump administration is less transparent in some ways than the Obama administration.  Congressman Jason Chaffetz told the syndicated TV show “Full Measure” on Sunday that he expected more cooperation once President Trump took office.  But Chaffetz says […]

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Lawmakers To Hear Concerns About .05 DUI LawÂ

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  Lawmakers are ready to hear the concerns that Utah business and tourism officials have about the state’s new DUI threshold.  Members of the legislature will hold a hearing on law tomorrow at the state Capitol.  The law’s sponsor says he is open to some tweaks of […]

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“Hamilton” Actor To Join Mormon Tabernacle Choir On Pioneer Day 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  An actor known for his role as George Washington in the Broadway show “Hamilton” will be coming to Salt Lake City to perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Officials announced yesterday that Christopher Jackson will be this year’s guest artist at the Pioneer Day concerts at […]

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Missing Teen Found Alive Near Scipio Summit 

(Scipio, UT)  –  A teen reported missing near Scipio was found alive in the desert.  Saint George News reports Rylan Ihde’s father found him yesterday morning near the spot where his car was found abandoned on Friday.  He reportedly had run out of gas and tried hitchhiking to the nearest gas […]

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Excessive Heat Warning Continues 

(St. George, UT)  –  Even hotter weather is expected today through Thursday as an excessive heat warning remains in place.  Saint George topped out at 108 degrees yesterday, a reading taken at the municipal airport.  The National Weather Service forecasts highs of at least 112 degrees today, tomorrow and Thursday before […]

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