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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Education
4:13 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Dixie State College Creates New Scholarship for Minorities

Dixie State College announced Friday the creation of a new minority student scholarship endowment during the Utah State Board of Regents meeting held on the college’s campus.
Even as board of regents member Rev. France Davis placed one of two dissenting votes against university status and retention of the name “Dixie,” the college’s board of trustees announced the formation of a new scholarship for minority students.

A $20,000 anonymous donation was received to establish the new scholarship endowment, which will be named in honor of the Rev. Davis.

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Utah News
4:42 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Two Utah Men Taken into Custody on Felony Possession Charge

Interstate 15 passes only through a 29-mile stretch of the extreme northwest corner of Arizona.  But for two Salt Lake County men that proved to be a couple of miles too many.

21-year-old Andrew Rockman of Salt Lake City, and 20-year-old Cole Troy Mannos from Murray were travelling northbound on I-15 just one mile short of the Utah-Arizona border when pulled over by Mohave County sheriff’s deputies.

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Utah News
4:32 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Southern Utah University's ESL Department Reviewed for Plagiarism

An independent review raises concerns about Southern Utah University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program, but has concluded that there is not a wide-spread problem with, or an institutional tolerance of plagiarism.

For the review, two professors from Utah State University interviewed four students, eight instructors, the curriculum coordinator, and the Dean of the College of Continuing & Professional Studies at SUU.

Their findings revealed no wide-spread problem with plagiarism, but were critical of other elements of SUU’s ESL program.

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Utah News
2:23 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Boulder Crashes into House, Wakes Woman in St. George

A St. George woman received a rude awakening when a huge boulder tumbled down a ridge into her bedroom, sending her to the hospital with a broken jaw and sternum.
Wanda Denhalter, 63, was sleeping when she narrowly missed being crushed under the boulder early Saturday morning.
Her husband, who wasn't home at the time, said she apparently heard a rumbling noise just before the 12-by-9-foot boulder crashed through the back wall of the house.

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Utah News
2:22 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

GAF Chooses Cedar City as the Location of its Newest Manufacturing Facility

The Governors Office of Economic Development has announced that a multinational roofing products manufacturer has chosen Cedar City as the location of its newest manufacturing facility.

Roofing products manufacturer GAF will add at least 50 positions in Iron County over the 15-year agreement entered into with Governors Office of Economic Development.

Employees will be paid an amount at least equal to the prevailing average annual compensation of the Iron County workforce.

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Southern Utah
2:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Dixie State College Board of Trustees Decides on New Name

After months of information gathering, the Dixie State College board of trustees selected “Dixie State University” as the new name for the institution, should the school be granted university status.
It’s expected that the state legislature will grant university status in the upcoming legislative session.  

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Utah News
1:46 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Two Southern Utah Residents Killed in Plane Crash

Two residents from Escalante, in Southern Utah, were killed Saturday when the single-engine plane they were in flew into power transmission lines.  

The crash happened between Escalante and Boulder, near state route 12, milepost 78.  

The two men were flying the plane for recreational purposes when they hit the power lines, sending the single engine aircraft to the ground.

The pilot, 56-year-old Paul Clark Bowmar, and the passenger, 59-year-old Nicholas Wilfrom Reznick, both of Escalante, were killed upon impact.

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Utah News
1:26 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

The Utah Shakespeare Festival Brings Shakespeare to Utah Schools

From January through April the Utah Shakespeare festival hits the road with Shakespeare in the schools, visiting schools large and small in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona with a special production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

The production will visit over 120 schools in three states.  Josh Stavros is associate director of USF’s educational outreach.

Shakespeare in the schools will tour Utah, Nevada, and Arizona with a special production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in over 120 schools.

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Utah News
3:16 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

City of Enoch Shows Support for Federal Land Return Bill

HB 148 demands the transfer of federally controlled land to the state of Utah by 2014.  The American Lands Council organized by bill sponsor Ken Ivory has asked that all municipalities in Utah voice support for the measure.  Wednesday, the city council for the Southern Utah town of Enoch did just that.
City Manager Rob Dotson insisted that in the public lands compact from the 1800s the federal government promised to turn over public lands to the states after statehood is achieved.

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Southern Utah
3:10 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Meeting Will Determine Dixie State College's New Name

In a meeting scheduled for Friday, the Dixie State College board of trustees will meet, and  on the agenda is  a vote for the institution's new name, should the school achieve university status.

The trustees will consider three alternatives forwarded to the college by Sorenson Advertising after many months of information gathering.
If the board places more weight on the local perspective, the ad firm recommends Dixie State University.  If however, a national or global perspective is the priority, St. George University should be the new name.

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