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Algae bloom forces closure of Panguitch Lake

Algae bloom forces closure of Panguitch Lake

Panguitch Lake is closed until further notice because of a toxic algae bloom in the water. The Southwestern Utah Health Department closed the lake Monday with extremely high toxin levels detected in the water. Health officials advise humans and their pets to stay out of the lake because any contact with elevated […]

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Cedar City Football Field Vandalized With Diesel Fuel 

Cedar City Football Field Vandalized With Diesel Fuel 

Cedar City police are looking for whoever dumped diesel fuel onto a high school football field. Investigators say the vandalism on the field at Canyon View High School resembled male private parts. Police have not said what charges any suspects in the case could face–a felony count of vandalism may […]

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Case moved to Provo for man accused in massive 2017 wildfire

Case moved to Provo for man accused in massive 2017 wildfire

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A judge has picked a new venue for the trial of a Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire in southern Utah last year. Court records show 62-year-old Robert Lyman will be tried in Provo after a judge decided he couldn’t get a […]

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Ephraim City well break causes water restriction

Ephraim City well break causes water restriction

Ephraim City is experiencing a water emergency.  The shaft on the City well has snapped, and the well is no longer functioning.  The entire City water supply, including drinking water, is now completely dependent on the springs, which are extremely low.  As a result, effective immediately, all outside watering in […]

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Car thief, car theft

Arrest made in connection to car break-ins in Richfield

Richfield City Police now have a man in custody who they believe has been stealing out of cars in Richfield over the past few months. According to Police Chief Trent Lloyd, authorities have been watching Christopher Bergin closely after he sold several items to pawn shops similar to items which […]

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Sevier and Carbon Counties Get Federal Grants To Fight Opioid Epidemic 

Sevier and Carbon Counties Get Federal Grants To Fight Opioid Epidemic 

Carbon and Sevier counties will get some help from the feds to help combat the opioid epidemic.  The Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development is providing the counties with nearly 400-thousand dollars. County leaders say the money will be used to provide ambulances that are equipped to treat overdose […]

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Update on Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires

Update on Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires

A meeting was held in Mt. Pleasant Monday evening to provide the public with information about the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires.  Two Type 1 teams are now in place and managing the fires.  Containment lines have been created from Santaquin to Spanish Fork Canyon, and officials said back […]

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As crews fight Utah wildfire, evacuations may last weeks

As crews fight Utah wildfire, evacuations may last weeks

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Local officials say two Utah wildfires could keep evacuees out of their homes for weeks. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office and the mayor of Elk Ridge warned Monday that 6,000 residents could be ordered to stay away for at least two weeks. Firefighters say the […]

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Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge people to vote against an insurgent ballot measure that would legalize it. The Deseret News reported Sunday that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]

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Wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of Utah homes

Wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of Utah homes

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire roaring through dry terrain in Utah has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. People were told to leave three communities near the city of Spanish Fork on Thursday after the lightning-sparked blaze exploded in size to 31 square miles (80 square […]

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