(Cedar City, UT) -- In light of lower than normal precipitation this past winter, continued higher than normal temperatures and persistent winds officials from the Color County Interagency Fire management area are implementing fire restrictions within the jurisdiction. Involved are Utah Division of Forestry and other state lands in a five-county area of southwest Utah. Also, BLM land, national parks, monuments and recreation areas, national forest lands and land administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in southwest Utah and along the Arizona strip. The restrictions generally outlaw the setting, building, maintaining, attending or use of open fires. Campfires and use of charcoal is allowed in some developed camping areas. The restrictions do not apply to incorporated towns and cities.
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- A new study shows most Utahns want the state's attorney general out. "The Salt Lake Tribune" says according to the BYU poll, 78-percent of Utahns say John Swallow should resign. Utah's top cop is under investigation for allegedly taking favors and arranging bribes. The state House will consider impeachment proceedings tomorrow or Thursday.
(St. George, UT) -- The trial of a local car dealer is stalled for now. Richard Downward's preliminary hearing yesterday was postponed because it's not clear if he has a lawyer. Downward and two other men are accused of running fake rent-to-own transactions for luxury cars.
(Undated) -- Officials say they're making progress on several southwestern Utah wildfires. Two fires in the Manti-La Sal National Forest are 50-percent contained. The Lackey Fan fire is near 60-percent containment. However, there's still a high fire danger for the Uintah Basin until Thursday.