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
12:21 pm
Sat January 21, 2012

USDA sends money for disaster repair

From Cache County in the north to Washington County in southern Utah, $44 million in federal money is headed to the beehive state to help with watershed protection.

The grant money comes from the USDA’s natural resource conservation service.  Much of the work is to repair damage to roads, water systems and other infrastructure caused by flooding over the past two years.

The emergency watershed protection program was set up by congress to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters.

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Utah News
8:38 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Nine children center of FLDS custody suit

A court-appointed attorney will represent the interests of nine children who are at the heart of a custody battle between an exiled former polygamist, and his three former wives.

Lorin Holm was kicked out of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by church leader Warren Jeffs.  His three wives were then assigned to other men.  

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Utah News
6:37 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

FAA postpones SkyWest jet service to Cedar City

The Federal Aviation Committee has thrown up a roadblock to the plan announced last fall to introduce a 50-seat regional jet to replace the twice daily turbo-prop service in and out of the city.

Utah News
4:57 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Body Found in Grand Canyon National Park

The body of a yet unidentified man has been recovered in Grand Canyon National Park. According to park spokesperson Shannan Marcak the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a deceased person near the South Kaibab Trail.

Upon arriving at the scene, rangers found the body of an unidentified male about one-third mile from the trailhead, near Yaki Point. Rangers made their initial investigations, then carried the body to the rim. The body was first taken to the park's emergency operations center and then on to the Coconino County medical examiner.

Utah News
3:18 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Wrongful Death Suit Going to Trial in Hurricane City

A federal judge in Salt Lake City has ruled that wrongful death lawsuit against Hurricane City, and two members of its police department may proceed to trial.

In 2009, Brian Cardall and family were traveling through Washington County returning to their home in Flagstaff, when Cardall experienced a manic episode related to bipolar disorder. He left his vehicle and began removing his clothing. His wife Anna dialed 911. Within minutes Chief Lynn Excell and Officer Kenneth Thompson of the Hurricane Police Department arrived.

Utah News
7:00 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

St. George Excavation Company Gets Federal Pat on the Back

Prime Excavating of St. George replaced a critical water line in a forbidding area of the Arizona strip. The 60-year-old pipeline serves forest service and BLM grazing sites, as well as wildlife in the Houserock Valley area.

Forest managers praised the contractor for its work on very steep terrain and thanked local ranchers who secured the funding for the project.

Utah News
3:30 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Dan Liljenquist Announces Intention to Run for U.S. Senate Seat

Dan Liljenquist, former Utah State Senator representing the Davis County area, made an important announcement on Wednesday. Mr. Liljenquist, who was named public official of the year by the national government watchdog magazine, Governing, talked to UPR's Chris Holmes about his decision to run for a seat in the United States Senate.

Utah News
5:11 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Former VP at Southern Utah University Gets Second Chance after Prostitution Scandal

Today marks the return of a former Vice President at Southern Utah University who resigned last year after being caught in an undercover prostitution sting.

Wes Curtis was one of six Iron County men arrested in an internet prostitution sting in December 2010. Curtis resigned as University Vice President for Government Relations and Regional Services.

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Utah News
5:04 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Man Electrocuted in Southern Utah

56-year-old James Bradley Meinert, a resident of Virgin, Utah, was trimming trees from a hoist bucket about 25 feet above the ground when the equipment became entangled in high-power lines.

The accident occurred in Brookside, about 20 miles north of St. George.

Emergency personnel were slowed in their response both by the remoteness of the area and the fear that the tangled power lines were still alive with as much as 39,000 volts of electricity.

Access Utah
3:42 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Dramatic River Rescue in Logan & A Dangerous Game

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