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A photo of Lake Powell
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

ST. GEORGE — Warming temperatures are causing diminishing flows for the Colorado River, according to a new study published Thursday. 

A sandy two-track road cuts through stands of pinyon pine and juniper trees.
David Fuchs / KUER

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ST. GEORGE — Lawyers representing the state of Utah and Kane County made their closing arguments in the so-called “bellwether roads” case on Wednesday.

A field of sagebrush glows in the morning light. A mesa rises in the background.
David Fuchs / KUER

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KANAB — As the debate over public lands management intensifies under the Trump administration, Grand Staircase Escalante and Bears Ears have become household names. 

A yellow caution sign warns of an autonomous shuttle, which is in the background.
David Fuchs / KUER

ST. GEORGE — Washington County residents got a glimpse of the future on Tuesday, when Utah transportation officials kicked off three days of free test rides on an autonomous shuttle now touring the state.

Photo of wild horses in foothills covered in light n
iStock.com / equigini

Tuesday morning, Feb. 11, 2020

The city of St. George is shown from above. The white temple stands above the tree-lined streets.
Kelsie Moore / RadioWest Films

ST. GEORGE — The new, tongue-in-cheek aesthetic for this fast-growing city in 2020 is “pioneer chic.”

A city of white buildings is shown in the distance, sitting between red rock canyons and desert.
Kelsie Moore / KUER

The St. George Metropolitan Area has ranked among the fastest-growing areas in the country for decades. But now, there are signs of a slowdown.

A Bureau of Land Management official addresses a crowd in front of his office building.
David Fuchs / KUER

ST. GEORGE — It’s not every day that a crowd of nearly 50 people gathers in front of the Bureau of Land Management office here.

A dirt road cuts through the grassy, desert lands in Washington County.
David Fuchs / KUER

ST. GEORGE — The idea of the “Northern Corridor” — a roughly 2-mile stretch of road that would cross a national conservation area home to the threatened Mojave desert tortoise — has generated controversy for decades in Washington County.

A one-story, ranch style building sits in front of a backdrop of red cliffs at dusk.
Courtesy of Creek Valley Health Clinic

When the Creek Valley Health Clinic celebrates its grand opening on Dec. 18, it will have been over a year in the making.

A semitrailer lays on its side as traffic piles up behind it.
Courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol

ST. GEORGE — The recent flurry of winter storms that caused accidents and traffic problems across the state did not leave Southern Utah untouched.

Piles of debris burn in a snow-covered forest.
Courtesy of the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

Utah’s fire season is officially over following last month’s winter storms.

A photo of hoodoos and banded, multi-color canyon walls in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Courtesy of Bryce Canyon National Park.

Verizon Wireless has proposed a new cell phone tower for Bryce Canyon National Park, and officials want to know what the public thinks.