Chris Holmes http://upr.org en USU Student Dies In Plane Crash In Southern Utah http://upr.org/post/usu-student-dies-plane-crash-southern-utah <p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Chris Holmes 44379 at http://upr.org USU Student Dies In Plane Crash In Southern Utah Cedar City Recycling Facility Catches Fire... Again http://upr.org/post/cedar-city-recycling-facility-catches-fire-again <p>Cedar City fire fighters have again responded to the Stone Castle Recycling facility, where fire erupted overnight amid piles of recyclable debris.<br /><br />Early Tuesday morning, Cedar City dispatch received a call about smoke billowing from the <a href="http://www.stonecastlerecycling.com/" target="_blank">Stone Castle Recycling Center</a> at 1342 West Industrial Road in Cedar City. Fire fighters arrived to find piles and piles of plastic and other recyclable materials smoldering on the floor of the large concrete and metal building.<br /><br />Cedar City Fire Chief Paul Irons said it was a difficult, time-consuming process to completely extinguish the fire. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:32:16 +0000 Chris Holmes 43711 at http://upr.org Bundy Criticized By Clark County Sheriff For Armed Militia Defense http://upr.org/post/bundy-criticized-clark-county-sheriff-armed-militia-defense <p>Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie is criticizing Cliven Bundy for allowing armed militia members to defend his property and intimidate federal agents into standing down in their efforts to remove the rancher’s cattle from BLM administered lands earlier this year.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ironically, the authority of the Clark County sheriff was among the causes Bundy wished to defend when he used the media to rally supporters in April.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:54:04 +0000 Chris Holmes 43617 at http://upr.org Three-Fire Complex Rages In Southern Utah http://upr.org/post/three-fire-complex-rages-southern-utah <p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:48:18 +0000 Chris Holmes 43618 at http://upr.org Three-Fire Complex Rages In Southern Utah July Fourth Weekend Ends With Eight Deaths On Utah Roads http://upr.org/post/july-fourth-weekend-ends-eight-deaths-utah-roads <p>Traditionally, the July 4th holiday is the deadliest on Utah roads. The weekend lived up to its billing this year, leaving at least eight people dead.<br /><br />The night of July 4th, on Interstate 80, about 30 miles east of Wendover an alleged drunken driver steered his Dodge pickup eastbound in the westbound lanes of traffic and collided head on with a chevy suburban. This killed three members of a family, and seriously injured another.<br /><br />Sunday afternoon, two vehicles collided on State Route 191 north of Monticello, killing five and putting two others in critical condition.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:55:42 +0000 Chris Holmes 43615 at http://upr.org Traffic Restrictions Will Lift In Preparation For Holiday Travelers http://upr.org/post/traffic-restrictions-will-lift-preparation-holiday-travelers <p>The Arizona Department of Transportation will lift some of the traffic restrictions on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge prior to the Independence Day holiday weekend, but is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic through the weekend.</p><p>Considerable progress has been made to date on ADOT’s multiple bridge projects along Arizona’s I-15 corridor. The highway is currently narrowed to one lane in each direction through the gorge until the project is completed in 2016.</p><p>ADOT spokesman Dustin Krugal:</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:59:42 +0000 Chris Holmes 43358 at http://upr.org Traffic Restrictions Will Lift In Preparation For Holiday Travelers U.S. Senate Recess Appointments Ruled Unconstitutional http://upr.org/post/us-senate-recess-appointments-ruled-unconstitutional <p>The U.S. Supreme Court dealt with what some media outlets are calling an historic blow to executive powers, when it invalidated four 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, in a decision Thursday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At issue was whether the Senate was in session, or in recess, at the time of the appointments.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Senator Mike Lee:</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:27:08 +0000 Chris Holmes 43190 at http://upr.org Summer Solstice Observation Saturday Night http://upr.org/post/summer-solstice-observation-saturday-night <p>It represents one of the most concentrated repositories of ancient petroglyphs and astronomic observational features anywhere—an American Stonehenge.&nbsp; The summer solstice will be observed at the Parowan Gap on Saturday.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:34:45 +0000 Chris Holmes 42844 at http://upr.org Summer Solstice Observation Saturday Night Town Marshal Office Disbanded In FLDS Towns http://upr.org/post/town-marshal-office-disbanded-flds-towns <p>The Arizona attorney general is asking a federal judge to disband the town marshal’s office in the FLDS towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a federal court filing this week, Arizona prosecutors say a former town marshal has provided information that proves the office is influenced by sect leaders and systematically discriminates against nonmembers.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Former Marshal Helaman Barlow went to authorities after he was put on leave from his position. He has received immunity from prosecutors.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Chris Holmes 42710 at http://upr.org New Fire Restrictions Implemented in Southern Utah http://upr.org/post/new-fire-restrictions-implemented-southern-utah <div><div>Wednesday, the BLM and other federal agencies, along with the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands are set to institute fire restrictions across southwest Utah in light of drought and worsening hot, dry conditions.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The restrictions differ slightly depending upon the jurisdiction involved, but for the most part forbid open fires, welding, smoking outdoors in most cases, the discharge of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices and the use of exploding ammunition or targets.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:21:16 +0000 Chris Holmes 42681 at http://upr.org New Fire Restrictions Implemented in Southern Utah