Waterford Upstart provides literacy education to pre-K students at no cost; enrollment now open

CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Waterford Upstart helps 4-year-olds prepare for success in school at home – and at no cost to Utah families, “We focus on setting the foundation for literacy,” said Kim Fischer, national spokesperson and vice president of communication for Waterford.org. “We help students walk into kindergarten ready to learn on day one.” Specifically, […]
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Bus-sized asteroid passes Earth closer than some satellites; more on the way in time for Election Day

ST. GEORGE —An asteroid the size of a school bus made a very close flyby near Earth early Thursday morning. And while many internet memes have made jokes about the upcoming election, more objects are actually headed Earth’s way just in time for Election Day. Thursday’s asteroid, dubbed asteroid 2020 SW, passed within 16,700 of […]
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Benefiting Southern Utah or side-stepping the law? Comment sought on proposed geothermal lease sales

ST. GEORGE — The Bureau of Land Management is requesting public comment on 67,586.69 acres of land in southwestern Utah, with 28 parcels proposed for lease sale to be used for geothermal energy. The parcels are located in Iron, Millard and Beaver counties on public lands managed by the BLM’s Cedar City and Fillmore Field […]
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Wildfires continue to spread across the coast

Firefighters across three states continue to battle wildfires.
The uncontrolled blaze has destroyed more than 60,000 acres in the US West.
In Los Angeles County the fire has grown to 10,000 acres and is 0% contained as of Wednesday evening.
In neighboring Oregon, the fire has prompted evacuations in Wasco County.
Colorado has seen the fire destroy more than 3,200 acres and is 0% contained, according to the US Forest Service.
The fire crossed the Colorado River and Interstate 70 on Wednesday, prompting the interstate to shut down.

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