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Utah News
3:33 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Oil Rig Fire Forces Evacuations Near Roosevelt

Oil Rig Flames
Credit KSL 5 News

A drilling rig near Roosevelt caught fire late Monday night and forced the evacuation of a work crew and three homes.  UPR’s Brianna Bodily reports.

Brianna’s passion for journalism comes from a love of learning and a desire to know everything.  She studies Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and hopes one day to travel the world reporting hard news. She also works as the Aggie Radio news director and a reporter for USU TV.

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Utah News
2:59 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Support for Federal Gun Laws Hard to Find in Utah

At a press conference on Jan. 16, President Barack Obama laid out his controversial gun control plan. He called for more stringent background checks and pushed Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. But the President acknowledge for new laws to be passed, he’ll need support from a majority of states, and that may be tough to find in Utah.

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Utah News
2:23 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Boulder Crashes into House, Wakes Woman in St. George

A St. George woman received a rude awakening when a huge boulder tumbled down a ridge into her bedroom, sending her to the hospital with a broken jaw and sternum.
Wanda Denhalter, 63, was sleeping when she narrowly missed being crushed under the boulder early Saturday morning.
Her husband, who wasn't home at the time, said she apparently heard a rumbling noise just before the 12-by-9-foot boulder crashed through the back wall of the house.

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Utah News
2:22 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

GAF Chooses Cedar City as the Location of its Newest Manufacturing Facility

The Governors Office of Economic Development has announced that a multinational roofing products manufacturer has chosen Cedar City as the location of its newest manufacturing facility.

Roofing products manufacturer GAF will add at least 50 positions in Iron County over the 15-year agreement entered into with Governors Office of Economic Development.

Employees will be paid an amount at least equal to the prevailing average annual compensation of the Iron County workforce.

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Southern Utah
2:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Dixie State College Board of Trustees Decides on New Name

After months of information gathering, the Dixie State College board of trustees selected “Dixie State University” as the new name for the institution, should the school be granted university status.
It’s expected that the state legislature will grant university status in the upcoming legislative session.  

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Utah News
1:46 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Two Southern Utah Residents Killed in Plane Crash

Two residents from Escalante, in Southern Utah, were killed Saturday when the single-engine plane they were in flew into power transmission lines.  

The crash happened between Escalante and Boulder, near state route 12, milepost 78.  

The two men were flying the plane for recreational purposes when they hit the power lines, sending the single engine aircraft to the ground.

The pilot, 56-year-old Paul Clark Bowmar, and the passenger, 59-year-old Nicholas Wilfrom Reznick, both of Escalante, were killed upon impact.

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Utah News
1:26 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

The Utah Shakespeare Festival Brings Shakespeare to Utah Schools

From January through April the Utah Shakespeare festival hits the road with Shakespeare in the schools, visiting schools large and small in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona with a special production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

The production will visit over 120 schools in three states.  Josh Stavros is associate director of USF’s educational outreach.

Shakespeare in the schools will tour Utah, Nevada, and Arizona with a special production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in over 120 schools.

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Logan
3:57 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

UDOT Reminds Motorists to Obey Construction Zone Regulations

  The Utah Department Of Transportation is reminding Logan motorists to stay within the designated travel lanes while driving within the Tenth West reconstruction (State Road 252) Zone.

In recent weeks, crews on the Tenth West project have encountered motorists driving off of the designated roadway.

Both motorists and pedestrians are attempting to take unauthorized shortcuts between businesses on Tenth West (State Road 252), by driving between crews working and their stock piles of materials.

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Utah News
3:16 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

City of Enoch Shows Support for Federal Land Return Bill

HB 148 demands the transfer of federally controlled land to the state of Utah by 2014.  The American Lands Council organized by bill sponsor Ken Ivory has asked that all municipalities in Utah voice support for the measure.  Wednesday, the city council for the Southern Utah town of Enoch did just that.
City Manager Rob Dotson insisted that in the public lands compact from the 1800s the federal government promised to turn over public lands to the states after statehood is achieved.

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Southern Utah
3:10 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Meeting Will Determine Dixie State College's New Name

In a meeting scheduled for Friday, the Dixie State College board of trustees will meet, and  on the agenda is  a vote for the institution's new name, should the school achieve university status.

The trustees will consider three alternatives forwarded to the college by Sorenson Advertising after many months of information gathering.
If the board places more weight on the local perspective, the ad firm recommends Dixie State University.  If however, a national or global perspective is the priority, St. George University should be the new name.

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