Chris Holmes

News Correspondent - Southern Utah

Chris Holmes will soon graduate with a Masters of Professional Communication from Southern Utah University. While at SUU his work received numerous awards including the 2009 King Foundation Best of Festival Award in the National Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. Chris is also the host of the daily public affairs program, Southern Utah Forum on radio station KSUB (Cedar City, Utah). He lives in Cedar City, with wife, Marie and five children.

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Utah News
3:13 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Native American Tribes to Receive Housing Funding

US Department of Housing and URban development announced more than $4 million will go to creating housing for four Native American tribes in Utah.  About $1.7 million will go to the Paiutes in Cedar City. 

Chris Holmes has the story. 

Utah News
11:52 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Group to Inform Public Policy on Resource Management

The Kane and Two Mile Research partnership has been created to bolster the science-guided resource management of public lands in Northern Arizona, specifically along the 

north rim of the Grand Canyon. The group was created to help inform public policy, and is composed of private ranchers, scientists, and government officials. Chris Holmes has the story. 

Utah News
11:45 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Tax Payer Association Appeals Kane County Coal Plant

A California company wants to build an experimental coal-gasification plant in Kanab, UT

Utah News
7:10 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

I-15 Reopens After Hostage Situation

I-15 is open again after being closed for most of yesterday, while police dealt with a delicate stand-off situation. 

Laverken police tried to make a traffic stop at about 11 a.m. Monday, and the man driving  sped off onto I-15. Inside his car he had a gun and two children. For over eight hours I-15 was closed as authorities tried to negotiate with the man.  Chris Holmes has the story.  

Utah News
10:51 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Donation to Help Make Museum Possible

A $1 million donation was received at Southern Utah University from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. This money will go toward building an accredited state-of-the-art fine arts museum on the SUU campus.

Chris Holmes has the story. 

Utah News
7:25 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

SUU Sustainability Coordinator in Police Custody

Cedar City police responded to a home on a domestic disturbance there. Outside on the steps they found 30-year-old Denise Tomer with a bloodied face and a handgun. 

Chris Holmes reports on what happened next.  

Utah News
3:45 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Sonic Booms to Subside in Southern Utah

Sonic booms have been common place for the past few weeks -- especially at night, but after Friday things should quiet down a bit for residents of southern Nevada and southwestern Utah. Chris Holmes explains the military training exercises that have been causing the rattling sound-barrier breaking ruckus.

Utah News
5:38 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Teacher pleads guilty to sex charges

A former teacher at St. George area high school has pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse in 5th district court. 

John Robert Cody was a teacher at pine view high school until his arrest for several groping incidents, involving young girls which took place at St. George area swimming pools.

None of the alleged abuse took place at the high school.

Cody moved to Oregon after his dismissal. Another victim there, who is also a family member has since come forth accusing Cody of molestation.

Utah News
5:08 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Atomic Downwinders in Southern Utah Honored Friday

Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office
Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office

There is scarcely a family native to Southern Utah that has not been affected by fallout from atomic weapons testing in Nevada. This Friday, January 27, marks the 61st anniversary since those tests began in the Nevada desert and has been declared a "National Day of Remembrance" for Americans who have suffered from the effects of radioactive fallout resulting from government testing.

Chris Holmes brings us the story of the Downwinders.

Utah News
5:33 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Generous Gift for Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University is to recieve the largest gift ever bestowed on the Cedar City institution. UPR's Chris Holmes describes the multi-million-dollar gift from Walter Gibson that will go to fund a new science center.

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