Schools to stay closed; kids will finish year at home

Following a Tuesday afternoon directive from Gov. Gary Herbert last week, all Utah students will finish this academic school year at home. Herbert credited the continued closure of school buildings to help further flatten the curve of coronavirus spread in Utah, calling it “crucial to slow the rate of infection in Utah,” and stating the initial May 1 start was […]

Is water war with SNWA over?

According to press reports, SNWA announced it is not planning to appeal Nevada Judge Robert Estes’ decision to prevent the Nevada state engineer from granting certain underground water rights to SNWA. SNWA has sought since 1989 a pathway to piping thousands of acre feet of groundwater from eastern Nevada and other rural water basins to Las Vegas, to satisfy that […]

Council OKs new conflict policy

The new policy primarily forces elected officials and city employees to recuse themselves from any decisions involving city contracting and purchasing if they, or their family members, have a personal stake in the outcome of such a decision. A new, related ethics policy was also discussed. However, a majority of the council felt there were questions requiring more insight before […]

1 new virus case reported in Millard

Not much is known about the new Millard County case, but cases in the six-county Central Utah health district stood at 17 Monday afternoon, with five in Millard, five in Sevier, four in Juab and three in Sanpete County. The only hospitalization being reported by the Central Utah Public Health District is a Millard County patient. The first cases in […]