Chris Holmes http://upr.org en Iron County And BLM Reach Agreement About Wild Horses http://upr.org/post/iron-county-and-blm-reach-agreement-about-wild-horses <p>Iron County and Utah BLM officials have created an agreement to round up wild horses on private land in the southern Utah county.<br /><br />The BLM claimed that a lack of funding is the reason that exploding wild horse populations in Southern Utah have not been pared back to appropriate management levels.<br /><br />When the agency started spending millions to round up the cattle of Nevada rancher Cliven Budy, Iron County cried hypocrisy.<br /><br />The two have come to agreement on the round up of horses in certain areas. BLM specialist Chad Hunter expresses confidence in the Utah's cattlemen. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:30:15 +0000 Chris Holmes 39737 at http://upr.org Governor Appoints Cedar City Attorney To State Court http://upr.org/post/governor-appoints-cedar-city-attorney-state-court <p></p><p>Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Cedar City attorney Keith C. Barnes to fill a judgeship in Utah's fifth district court. Barnes fills the vacancy created by Judge Michael Westfall who is moving to St. George to fill another seat, formerly occupied by Judge James Shumate.</p><p>Evan Vickers is the state Senator for Beaver, Washington and Iron counties in Utah, and is therefore the representative from the same area as Barnes.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:41:46 +0000 Chris Holmes 37281 at http://upr.org Governor Appoints Cedar City Attorney To State Court Nevada Earthquake Felt In Utah http://upr.org/post/nevada-earthquake-felt-utah <p>A small earthquake shook a remote area near the Utah-Nevada border west of Cedar City.</p><p>Seismologists at the University of Utah measured the quake at 4.1 on the Richter scale. A quake of this size is considerable, but it occurred in such a remote area that there are few people who actually felt it. There are no reports of property damage.</p><p>The quake was centered about 22 miles west of Veyo, Utah and about four miles into the state of Nevada near Beaver Dam State Park.</p><p>There have been 14 aftershocks, the largest measuring 2.5 in intensity.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:49:10 +0000 Chris Holmes 36286 at http://upr.org Highway Damaged In Landslide Still Under Repair http://upr.org/post/highway-damaged-landslide-still-under-repair <p>The Arizona Department of Transportation has issued an update on the repairs to U.S. Hwy. 89 that was closed in February of last year after a massive <a href="http://www.azdot.gov/projects/north-central/us-89-landslide">landslide</a> south of Page. Chris Holmes reports.</p><p>In a press release, ADOT maintains that the reconstruction of US-89 is on “the fast track,” but “fast" seems a relative term. &nbsp;<br /><br />The design and planning phase is about 60 percent complete. Environmental and archeological clearances, without which ADOT cannot receive federal funding, still lie ahead.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:12:58 +0000 Chris Holmes 36107 at http://upr.org Highway Damaged In Landslide Still Under Repair Cedar City Animal Control Seeks Public Help In Abandoned Puppy Case http://upr.org/post/cedar-city-animal-control-seeks-public-help-abandoned-puppy-case <p>A day after St. George police arrested a man who abandoned 13 dogs, Cedar City Animal Control is investigating a case of nine puppies left in two cardboard boxes on a residential Cedar City street.<br /><br />Animal control has <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=230137207166438&amp;set=a.162967530550073.1073741842.118149455031881&amp;type=1&amp;theater" target="_blank">solicited the help of local Facebook users</a> to gather information that might lead to the arrest of the person responsible for leaving nine puppies in two cardboard boxes on a residential street.<br /><br />It's believed the puppies are the same as those offered on a Facebook post in the last few weeks. Cedar City Animal Control is asking for the public's help in locating the individual who posted the offer. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:13:08 +0000 Chris Holmes 35733 at http://upr.org Cedar City Animal Control Seeks Public Help In Abandoned Puppy Case Lee Confident Supreme Court Will Reject Obama's 2012 Appointments http://upr.org/post/lee-confident-supreme-court-will-reject-obamas-2012-appointments <p>Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said he expects the U.S. Supreme Court will rule that President Obama's controversial recess appointments from January 2012 were unconstitutional.<br /><br />The constitution allows, with some limitations, for the president to make appointments if the senate is not in session. Sen. Lee insists that the recess appointments were unconstitutional because the Senate was not in recess at the time of the appointments two years ago.<br /><br />"According to the Senate's own rules, according to the Senate's own journal of its proceedings, the Senate had just reconvened. It was not in recess. Therefore, the president did not have authority to name three people to the National Labor Relations Board, and a fourth person to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau," Lee said. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:49:17 +0000 Chris Holmes 35719 at http://upr.org Lee Confident Supreme Court Will Reject Obama's 2012 Appointments Skydivers' Chutes Tangle, Two Crash To Ground http://upr.org/post/skydivers-chutes-tangle-two-crash-ground <p>Two Nevada skydivers are alive but seriously injured after their parachutes entangled and they struck the ground, just a few feet from a medical helicopter stationed at the Mesquite Airport.<br /><br />The jumpers were attempting to land at the Mesquite airport when their parachutes tangled, causing the two to free-fall the final 20 to 30 feet to the ground. The two landed just feet from a medical helicopter whose flight crew immediately rendered aid. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:38:07 +0000 Chris Holmes 35685 at http://upr.org Skydivers' Chutes Tangle, Two Crash To Ground Three Flu-related Deaths In Southwest Utah, Health Department Urges Vaccination http://upr.org/post/three-flu-related-deaths-southwest-utah-health-department-urges-vaccination <p></p><p>The southwest Utah Public Health Department has confirmed that three flu-related deaths occurred in southwest Utah during the past two weeks. All were under the age of 65.<br /><br />The three deaths are the first flu deaths reported in the area for the 2013-14 flu season. By comparison, one death was reported last season for the five county area. Dave Heaton works for the Department, and said people should be vaccinated.<br /><br />"The southwest Utah public health department is urging people to get vaccinated if they haven't already. This year's vaccine includes protection against H1N1 flu and is still available at your local healthcare provider or your nearest health department office," he said.<br /> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:26:14 +0000 Chris Holmes 35684 at http://upr.org Three Flu-related Deaths In Southwest Utah, Health Department Urges Vaccination Nevada Organizations Sue BLM For Mismanagement Of Wild Horses http://upr.org/post/nevada-organizations-sue-blm-mismanagement-wild-horses <p>Two Nevada organizations have sued the federal government, accusing mismanagement of wild horses has led to excessive damage to rangelands and to the animals themselves.<br /><br />The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation and the Nevada Association of Counties named Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Bureau of Land Management as defendants in the lawsuit filed Dec. 30 in U.S. District court.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:49:12 +0000 Chris Holmes 35682 at http://upr.org High Speed Chase Reaches 100 MPH In Beaver And Iron Counties Wednesday http://upr.org/post/high-speed-chase-reaches-100-mph-beaver-and-iron-counties-wednesday <p>Authorities in Beaver and Iron Counties are trying to sort through a motive and details for a high-speed chase Wednesday night.<br /><br />The chase began when 40-year-old William Smith Roseberry of Plumas, Calif. left the Chevron station in Beaver without paying. A Beaver County deputy began the pursuit, and Utah Highway Patrol also became involved.<br /><br />The suspect, driving a car with Connecticut license plates reached speeds higher than 100 mph before troopers ended the chase by deploying spikes north of Cedar City. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:58:20 +0000 Chris Holmes 35536 at http://upr.org