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
12:25 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Skywest Airlines Honored by Defense Dept.

St. George based Skywest Airlines is among 33 Utah employers commended by the Department of Defense for their support of National Guard Personnel and military reservists under their employ. These companies are in a nationwide running for the "Freedom Award," given to 15 employers later this summer.

The DOD explains:

Utah News
4:51 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Ridership Up for Utah-based Airline

More passengers are flying Utah-based Skywest Inc. The company reports an increase in ridership for both its St. George-based Skywest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines based in Atlanta. Chris Holmes has the numbers.

Utah News
4:31 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Red Rock Country Hiker Rescued

Personnel from the Washington County Search and Rescue Team responded to a call from a hiker with a broken leg stranded in the rugged red rock terrain near St. George. UPR's Southern Utah correspondent Chris Holmes reports on a difficult rescue.

Utah News
7:30 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Coach to Go From Red Rocks to the Gem State

Idaho State would neither confirm nor deny whether former Southern Utah University Coach Bill Evans will become the new Idaho State Coach. Evans had 209 career victories in his 15 seasons at SUU, but in 2007 his contract was not renewed. Chris Holmes has the story.  

Utah News
11:38 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Utah Supreme Court Hears Environmental Groups' Arguments in Lawsuit

Environmental groups told the Utah Supreme Court state regulators granted approval to Alton Coal Development

to operate a coal mine near Bryce Canyon without thinking of the environmental impact the operation would have. Alton Coal spokespeople say they have complied with the law. Chris Holmes has the story. 

Utah News
7:06 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Southern Utah Man Waits in Jail for Mental Assessment

It sounds almost as if a St. George defense attorney is actually working to keep his client in jail as the court waits for a required mental assessment. Chris Holmes reports from Southern Utah.

Utah News
6:16 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

The Rock that Swallows the Sun

Photo courtesy of the Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau.

It's called the Overseer, a large rock outcropping with a mouth that appears in the fall to swallow the sun and in the spring to spit it back out, an event that the public is invited to celebrate this year on March 3 at 7:30 a.m. Chris Holmes describes the event.

More information on the Overseer and the rocks at Parowan Gap.

 

Utah News
4:42 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

$1,000 Reward for Information in Cattle Shooting

On or shortly before February 20, two animals were shot with a small caliber weapon near Modena, Utah. The cattle owner reported the crime to Iron County law enforcement, who are offering $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Please contact the Iron County Sheriff if you can help.

Utah News
8:27 am
Tue February 28, 2012

League of Women Voters Opposes Pipeline

H.B. 174 would earmark 15 percent of future sales and use taxes be used to help fund water resource projects, including the Lake Powell to St. George pipeline. 

The League of Women Voters wrote a letter to legislators, urging them to reject the bill. Chris Holmes has the story.

Utah News
6:26 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Father Granted Visitation Rights to Children Reassigned by Warren Jeffs

A judge in St. George has granted a father the right to visit his children, from whom he has been estranged since FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs reassigned them to other families. Chris Holmes reports from Southern Utah.

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