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Firefighter killed in California wildfire was with Draper FD

Firefighter killed in California wildfire was with Draper FD

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A Salt Lake City suburb’s mayor says a Utah firefighter who died battling a California wildfire was from his city’s fire department. Draper Mayor Troy Walker said Tuesday in a statement posted on the city’s Facebook page that the firefighter’s death was “tragic news” and that […]

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Body found after Cedar City house fire

Body found after Cedar City house fire

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Cedar City are investigating after a man’s body was found in the ashes of a house fire. The Spectrum newspaper reports the house caught fire Sunday afternoon, and when crews arrived it was fully engulfed in flame. Some neighbors were told to leave their homes […]

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State agency thanks locals for efforts on Hill Top fire

State agency thanks locals for efforts on Hill Top fire

The Hill Top fire in Sanpete County is 100% contained, and a State Forestry, Fire and Lands representative had nothing but praise for local firefighters and law enforcement with regard to their help during the fire.  Leann Fox, Communications and Prevention Coordinator, thanked local firefighters, the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office, […]

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Police: Utah man flies plane into home after assaulting wife

Police: Utah man flies plane into home after assaulting wife

PAYSON, Utah (AP) — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife […]

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Utah man is accused of having $100K in drugs mailed to him

Utah man is accused of having $100K in drugs mailed to him

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in Orem after allegedly having $100,000 in illegal drugs mailed to him. The Daily Herald reports 29-year-old Manteo Soto of Price was arrested Friday on suspicion of distributing, offering or arranging the distribution of a controlled substance. Utah County […]

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5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 mine waste spill

5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 mine waste spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a mine waste spill the agency inadvertently triggered in 2015, polluting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 3 in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by 295 […]

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Group calls for investigation into horse roundup in Utah

Group calls for investigation into horse roundup in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wild-horse advocacy group is calling for an investigation after photos showed a horse hitting a barbed-wire fence during a roundup in Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune reports photographer Steve Paige, an observer affiliated with the American Wild Horse Campaign, says photos he shot Monday depict one […]

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Park Service nixes rafting proposal after backlash over fees

Park Service nixes rafting proposal after backlash over fees

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service has canceled a contract proposal to run commercial rafting trips in the Grand Canyon after backlash over higher franchise fees. About 19,000 people annually go on the multiday commercial whitewater trips on the Colorado River. Permits for self-guided river trips are handled […]

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Retiring Hatch touts Supreme Court nominee in Utah speech

Retiring Hatch touts Supreme Court nominee in Utah speech

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch went before a hometown crowd Thursday to tout his party’s second Supreme Court nominee in as many years and take shots at Democrats who oppose him. Hatch said those on the other side of the aisle have “completely lost their […]

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Utah code enforcement officer killed, house, car set on fire

Utah code enforcement officer killed, house, car set on fire

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah code enforcement officer is dead after being shot by a 64-year-old man who police say also set blaze to a neighbor’s house and the officer’s car. West Valley City Police Roxeanne Vainuku said the unarmed, female code enforcement officer was fatally shot […]

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