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Utah lawmakers seek valuation of federal lands in state

Utah lawmakers seek valuation of federal lands in state

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers want to get a valuation of federal lands in the state so they can deliver a bill to the U.S government to show how much revenue the lands could generate if they were privately owned. The Legislative Management Committee is meeting Tuesday to […]

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Dixie State Football Hosts Western State For Family Day

Dixie State Football Hosts Western State For Family Day

ST. GEORGE, Utah-Saturday, Dixie State football hosts Western State for Family Day as the Trailblazers return to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play after a 35-14 loss to nationally ranked Grand Valley State in non-league play. As part of Family Day, the Trailblazers will extend free admission to all Washington County […]

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State to poison unwanted fish in southwestern Utah reservoir

State to poison unwanted fish in southwestern Utah reservoir

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A state agency is preparing to put poison in in Washington County reservoir in southwestern Utah to kill off unwanted fish that were dumped illegally. The Spectrum reports that state Division of Wildlife Resources biologists over the summer found yellow perch, bluegill sunfish and green sunfish in […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans 2nd temple in Utah’s Washington County

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans 2nd temple in Utah’s Washington County

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans to establish a second temple in Washington County in southwestern Utah, the 20th temple either currently open or planned in the faith’s home state. Establishment of a second temple in Washington County was among 12 new […]

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Easement allows permit resumption for Zion Narrows trail use

Easement allows permit resumption for Zion Narrows trail use

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A temporary easement has allowed Zion National Park to temporarily resume issuing permits for use of a popular trail through the Virgin River Narrows that were discontinued Tuesday after private landowners posted “no trespassing” signs in the popular canyon. Park officials on Friday announced that […]

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Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — One of Utah’s most-populous counties is joining a growing trend toward voting by mail. Washington County will conduct its first election with all mail-in ballots on Nov. 6, The Spectrum newspaper reported . Its 75,000 registered voters in Southern Utah will see ballots appearing in their mailboxes […]

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St. George Tabernacle reopens after restoration

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A historic Mormon church building in southern Utah re-opened its doors after a two-year project to restore the tabernacle built by early settlers even as the new town struggled to survive through floods and heat. The Tabernacle in St. George, which the Church of Jesus […]

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Auditor finds oversight lacking in Utah’s Washington county

Auditor finds oversight lacking in Utah’s Washington county

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state audit of a southwestern Utah county’s sheriff’s office has uncovered poor oversight and occasional misuse of government equipment. The auditor’s report released on Tuesday said that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office kept poor records about $124,000 in donated funds and didn’t have proper […]

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Hurricane woman sentenced to prison for role in 2016 death

Hurricane woman sentenced to prison for role in 2016 death

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Hurricane woman has been sentenced to prison for her part in the kidnapping and killing of a southern Utah man. The Spectrum reports prosecutors say Tammy Freeman was a co-conspirator in a plot to “get rid” of David Heisler of Santa Clara after he gained custody […]

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Utah officials propose reserve land swap to build highway

Utah officials propose reserve land swap to build highway

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Southern Utah officials are proposing a land swap deal with the federal government in order to build a highway through the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The Spectrum reports Washington County officials are drafting federal legislation with members of Utah’s congressional delegation to swap land needed for the […]

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