Garfield County commissioners officially declared a state of emergency based on declining school enrollment, an issue they say reflects a larger problem that has been threatening their communities for decades, following designation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  The drop in students — nearly 300 in the last 18Continue Reading

  SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert issued a state of emergency Wednesday, while state officials contemplate legal action over the Colorado mine spill that sent contaminated river water to southeastern Utah. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes told reporters that Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, both individually and collectively,Continue Reading

  The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will conduct an emergency roundup of wild horses causing public safety concerns along State Route 21 (running from Milford to Garrison) in Utah’s western desert. About 100 horses will be removed from the range near the Sulphur Herd Management Area becauseContinue Reading