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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.