Dani Hayes

lds.org

93-year-old, former heart surgeon Russell M. Nelson has been officially announced as the next president of the LDS Church. The new leadership change comes after the death of former president Thomas S. Monson on Jan. 2nd.

Garfield County Sheriff

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 90-year-old female whose body was found on Wednesday buried under a large amount of coal in her home’s coal bin in Panguitch.

When President Donald Trump came to Utah in December, he reorganized the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah. The areas of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante now contain five smaller national monuments.

Utah's Dark Skies on Wild About Utah

Jan 5, 2018
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The night sky...throughout history humans have looked up after the sun set in the evening and marveled at the astral bodies spread above them in a sea of black. This sight has inspired people from every age of history and from every culture around the world.

kawasakimotorcycle.org

Authorities say a second teenager has died from a New Years' Eve crash where two dirt bikes collided in rural northern Utah.

The fatal crash, involving three teenage boys and two Kawasaki model KX250 dirt bikes, occurred in Corrine on Sunday night. 

Audubon.org

On December 19th, I will have joined several others for an exciting day of counting bird species and numbers in our lovely, snowy valley. Our numbers will be entered on a database that will be shared with the world. 

ruralandproud.org

It’s a cold, November morning and I’m outside a free detox center in South Salt Lake. It stands out because it’s a modern-looking building in an industrial part of town. Two tired-looking men are pacing under a heater just outside the center’s doors waiting for a woman to call their names so they can begin detoxing from either alcohol or drugs.

drug-addiction-help.org

"Had my son. C-section. I was given a prescription for pain pills. They did the trick. They helped with the physical pain, as well as the emotional pain because everything is better when you take opioids. Or so it seems."

Dani Hayes

 

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said President Donald Trump called on Friday to say he will approve a recommendation from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

Chris Holmes

A man is in critical but stable condition after being accidentally shot while elk hunting near Brian Head in Iron County.

Utah Works: Connecting People Through The Telephone Wires

Jul 26, 2017

Right after high school, Kathy Shafer began work as a telephone operator, a job that no longer exists today. Shafer worked in Moab, UT, before the telephone company replaced operators with machines. 

Every year Utahns celebrate Pioneer Day with rodeos, parades and barbeques. This year, there’s an extra celebration in downtown St. George where the city is celebrating the reopening of a historic pioneer building, which used to be the Washington County’s Courthouse.

Utah is on its way to becoming the second state in the nation to be granted no-kill status in regards to how shelters handle their cat and dog population. The Best Friends Animal Society has organized a coalition, made up of more than 50 shelters in the state, to reach this goal by 2019.

House Hearing Committee

Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. 

Police have identified a Utah man found dead after authorities say he killed a woman and her son in a shooting that injured two other children.

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In May, Cache Humane Society signed a one-year agreement with the Logan City Police Department to establish a trap-neuter-release pilot program that will change the way feral cats are handled in Logan.

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Deserae Turner who survived being shot in the head by two teens in a crime that shocked her small town of Smithfield is leaving the hospital after more than two months.