The teenaged snowmobiler who died in an avalanche Saturday, Jan. 18, has been identified as Chase Adams, 18.
A week after the Utah Department of Health apologized for “offensive packaging” of condoms that were made as part of the “H is for Human” HIV prevention campaign, state officials reinstated the program that targets people at high risk – but will destroy the condoms.
Former San Juan County Administrator Kelly Pehrson is the new interim manager of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. Gov. Gary Herbert made the appointment Jan. 14.
The seventh grade student of the month is Maizee Packard.
The fires in Australia have been devastating, with some reports saying over 20.76 million acres of land has been destroyed. Additionally, over 2,000 homes have been destroyed, with at least 28 people reported dead and thousands displaced. An estimated half a billion animal lives have been lost. Many people want to know how they can help provide assistance for displaced families and wildlife, or how to help the volunteer firefighters working to put out the flames, said Britta Clark, director of Communications for the Better Business Bureau in Salt Lake City.
A man who allegedly forced his girlfriend from the home they share was jailed on a host of domestic and drug charges Saturday, Jan. 18.
A Grand County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a suspected car thief out of Las Vegas during a traffic stop in Interstate 70 Jan. 16.
A Moab man was charged with felony assault after he allegedly choked a woman and repeatedly punched in the face a man who intervened.
Utah gas prices increased 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.67 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah are 12.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and 11.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Top Utah lawmakers and Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday morning, Jan. 23, that they would repeal a tax reform package they passed last month after opposition leaders announced that they had gathered 30% more signatures than required by state law to send law to a voter referendum.
Organizers behind a statewide effort to put tax reform passed by Utah lawmakers in December to a voter referendum claim “victory” to be “within reach” as the 5 p.m. deadline on Jan. 21 approached.
Community Rebuilds has a problem. The nonprofit’s office is located down a long driveway at 150 S 200 E, behind three houses, leading potential homeowners, representatives with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others unfamiliar with the exact location of the office to go knocking on nearby homeowners’ doors, looking for the hidden office.