From restructuring the century-old leasing system for oil production on public lands, to dumping more money into National Forest management, here’s how the sweeping bill will impact the West.
Thousands trapped in Death Valley National Park, dozens rescued from flooding highway in Denver, one dies in New Mexico and Utah shatters daily rainfall record.
The proposal would mark a fundamental change to recreation in the Wasatch Mountains.
Utah’s steep decline mirrors data from the Intermountain West and Pacific regions that experienced the largest declines, according to a new report.
The West Nile virus has now been found in three counties in Utah this summer.
The case stems from a December 2016 incident in which Heather Ashton Miller, 28, fell from her top bunk at the jail and ruptured her spleen, nearly splitting it in two, according to the state medical examiner.
Multiple people have been sent to the hospital and a person is in custody after police said an armed individual lit a house on fire.
Utah’s reservoir system is collectively at 57% of its capacity, but why is it that some of Utah’s reservoirs are bordering on empty while others are flourishing? It all depends on snowpack, the reservoir’s size and consumption.
Almost all of Utah’s fire starts between Friday and Sunday were caused by human activity, according to Utah Gov. Spencer Cox.
About 1,000 cheerleaders stretched over a half-mile in Layton on Saturday waiting to pay tribute to Macie Hill during her funeral procession. Donny Osmond sang at her funeral.
The daily limit that of fish an angler can catch is being increased at five different lakes or reservoirs across Utah because of low water levels.
A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute poll found three-fourths of Utahns say three times a week or less is enough.
How Utah’s lone school district police department is prepared to handle a school shooting
The Census Bureau released new demographic data from its 2021 population estimate, finding that Utah is still the “youngest” state in the nation and slowly becoming more diverse.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday he’s grateful the state hasn’t seen a mass school shooting, but believes the Legislature should “keep an open mind” on gun laws to help prevent potential shootings.
Juneteenth — the anniversary of the last slaves to be freed — was first celebrated 156 years ago, but this year’s celebrations have a different meaning in Utah.
A Davis County man was federally indicted last week on charges accusing him of filming himself torturing guinea pigs and posting the videos online.
From how to register if you’re an unaffiliated voter to our coverage of the debates, here are five things to know ahead of the June 2022 GOP primaries.
BYU professor figures out what sets a Utah name apart from the rest of U.S.
The Davis County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind drivers to use the right lanes to let others pass, while also reminding drivers not to call 911 to report slow drivers in passing lanes.
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A Davis School District psychologist is accused of allegedly sharing a student’s personal information with her husband, who police say used the information to contact the 11-year-old girl and then raped her.
It appears Free Fare February was a success in bringing riders back to public transit. Early numbers show at least a 17% increase in ridership from January and both would mark the agency’s most successful month in two years.
HB368 would put a temporary pause on new personal license plates for at least one year — with the potential of the Legislature to extend the moratorium every year.
Teenager reports he was assaulted by Preston Anthony Kilpatrick, 18, after the teen had stolen marijuana from him. In addition, police believe Kilpatrick coordinated with teens to sell cartridges of THC, the psychoactive substance found in marijuana.
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HB234, sponsored Rep. Jordan Teuscher, R-South Jordan, would have required all Utah public school teachers to post all learning materials and syllabi for each day of instruction for parents to review. The decision to scrap the bill comes after the bill prompted outcry in the education community.
Lake Mead, Lake Powell and the Great Salt Lake all hit record lows over the summer and into the fall — but unlike the two reservoirs, there is little framework for how Utah should respond to its shrinking saltwater lake.
Residents open up on social media about renovation nightmares
Monday’s alert was the first time that the Wasatch Front had ever received such a warning because it is “a relatively new type of warning for the western United States,” the National Weather Service tweeted early Tuesday morning.
Ogden city and the Ogden Downtown Alliance are offering rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrests in a significant increase in graffiti and vandalism cases.
A winter storm warning remains in effect for much of Central Utah, with eastern parts of the state in a hazardous weather outlook.
Jared Jensen, now a sergeant with the Kaysville Police Department, believes that his attacker is being released after eight years because he was not physically injured that night when the attacker opened fire. But he said his fortunate outcome was not from a lack of trying on the attacker’s part.
Fertility is falling, but Utah’s net migration is way up. New estimates by the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute released Wednesday indicate that the state added approximately 71,936 people since the 2020 census, reaching an estimated total of 3,343,552 Utahns.
The independent review at Foxboro Elementary School is to include interviews of Izzy Tichenor’s family, school personnel, and students in fifth and sixth grades.
After a Department of Justice investigation found “serious and widespread racial harassment” in Davis County schools, the new district superintendent, Jacqueline Thompson says she will be looking to students for answers on fighting racism in schools.
Jared Brooks Cardon, 49, of Syracuse, was charged Thursday after possibly overdosing on painkillers while driving his patrol car and crashing it into a freeway barrier.
Sun Cha Warhola, who is charged with two counts of aggravated murder and accused of strangling her two children, James, 8, and Jean Marie, 7 in their home in Layton, has already been held in the Utah State Hospital for about eight years. In 2019, a judge determined that she was competent to stand trial. The trial was scheduled for September 2021, but her attorney said her health was deteriorating in the weeks before the trial while her defense team was seeking to reach a plea deal, leading the court to order a mental health evaluation.
Jacqueline Thompson is returning to Davis School District to help oversee the district’s response to a DOJ investigation that found ‘serious and widespread racial harassment’ of Black and Asian American students.
Emotional roller coasters aren’t new for veterinarians, but the pandemic has placed even more pressure on an overwhelmed system. Experts largely agree that the veterinarian industry has been facing a mental health crisis for a long time before COVID-19 emerged, to the point of having the highest suicide rate of any other profession.
A once private island in the Great Salt Lake was under consideration for homes. Now this 3,000-acre stretch of land known as Fremont Island will be permanently protected. The Nature Conservancy of Utah played a pivotal role. Read more about this global organization that turns 70 this year.
As county clerks continue to update election results, we have a sense of what Utah municipalities will have a new leader at the helm.
It’s Election Day in Utah. Here’s where to see the results for municipal races across the Wasatch Front in Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, Weber, Tooele and Summit counties.
Mayors in Park City, Bountiful, Syracuse, and Heber City are all trailing their challengers, while others in several cities are caught in real nail biters and could falter if races flip as more results are posted.