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Park Service restricts fire use in southeastern Utah

Park Service restricts fire use in southeastern Utah

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah. The restrictions imposed Friday also apply to Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments. Officials say fires will be permitted only […]

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Clocks running fast in Mt. Pleasant? This might be why

Clocks running fast in Mt. Pleasant? This might be why

Rocky Mountain Power is working on a power line between Mt. Pleasant and Spring City in Sanpete County.  A diesel generator is being used to supply energy to the area according to the utility provider. According to a tip from Dave Robinson of Mt. Pleasant, the generator is supplying more […]

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Senator from Monroe recovering following heart and kidney transplant surgery

Senator from Monroe recovering following heart and kidney transplant surgery

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund is in good health after receiving a heart and kidney transplant last week. State lawmakers say they visited Okerlund earlier this week, and saw him up and walking around. Okerlund missed much of the 2018 legislative session due to his […]

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Utah community starts charging $8 to hike popular canyon

Utah community starts charging $8 to hike popular canyon

KANARRAVILLE, Utah (AP) — A community in southwest Utah has begun charging visitors to hike a popular slot canyon. Hikers at Kanarraville Falls began paying $8 for an individual permit this month. The Salt Lake Tribune reports about 40,000 people travel to the town of Kanarraville every year to hike the scenic […]

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Oldest active Broadcaster in America to be inducted into Utah Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame

Oldest active Broadcaster in America to be inducted into Utah Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame

Joseph Gentry, who is the oldest continuing on-air broadcaster in America, will be inducted into the Utah Broadcasters Hall of Fame Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Richfield, UT. Known in Richfield and surrounding areas as “Uncle Joe,” Gentry will be 101 years old , July 21. He was born in […]

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Park vandal turns himself in after social media backlash

Park vandal turns himself in after social media backlash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a vandal turned himself in after receiving backlash on social media for defacing a rock at a popular hiking spot in Zion National Park. Authorities say the visitor wrote his Instagram username on a rock at Angels Landing in the southwestern Utah park. […]

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Jena Bailey chosen new Miss Ephraim

Jena Bailey chosen new Miss Ephraim

Jena Bailey was chosen Saturday evening from a field of seven young ladies to represent Ephraim City for the next year at the Miss Ephraim scholarship pageant.  Jena is the daughter of Tom and Michelle Bailey.  Joining Jena will be 1st attendant Alyssa Ogden, daughter of Craig and Jana Ogden; […]

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Salina man in custody on terrorism charge after social media threat

Salina man in custody on terrorism charge after social media threat

The Salina City Police have a 20-year old in custody after an apparent threat was posted on the man’s social media account. The threat was on a Snapchat story with a picture of someone holding a large military style bullet. The caption of the picture read, “don’t go to school […]

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Utah saw uptick of violent crimes in 2016

Utah saw uptick of violent crimes in 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new report shows violent crime in Utah rose by nearly 18 percent in 2016 over the year before. A Utah Department of Public Safety report issued by the department Thursday said that homicides rose by 43 percent from 54 incidents in 2015 to 77 […]

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New Miss Ephraim to be chosen on Saturday

New Miss Ephraim to be chosen on Saturday

A new Miss Ephraim will be chosen on Saturday night as seven young ladies compete to represent the city. “Dream, wish, believe” is the theme of this year’s scholarship pageant being held at the Eccles Center on the Snow College Ephraim campus at 7 p.m.  Contestants include Alyssa Ogden, daughter […]

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