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These are the 10 best high schools in Utah: report

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – School is right around the corner and it may have some parents wondering what high school their kids should attend. A new report from U.S. News & World Report has ranked 206 high schools in Utah based on six indicators of school quality, including such as college readiness, student performance on state assessments, and graduation rates.
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How can Utahns save water in drought? Governor wants to buy back your lawn

Gov. Spencer Cox speaks about water conservation as Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, South Jordan Mayor Dawn Ramsey and Central Utah Water Conservation District manager Rick Maloy participate in a press conference at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District in West Jordan on Thursday. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) — SALT LAKE CITY — Metering all secondary water systems, continuing work with farmers and ranchers to reduce water consumption and starting a statewide turf buyback program are all steps Utah needs to take to be more waterwise, Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday.
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Flash flood watch issued for portions of southern Utah

SOUTHERN UTAH, July 29, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A flash flood watch has been issued for portions of southern Utah on Thursday. “Slow moving storms capable of producing heavy rainfall are expected late this afternoon and overnight into the early morning hours Friday for portions of southern Utah,” said a tweet from the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. “Heavy rainfall may result in flash flooding, especially in dry washes, slot canyons, and small streams.”
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Masks Once Again Required at 4 Utah National Parks

Four of Utah’s national parks this week announced that they would once again require all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks while inside any park facilities, including park shuttles. The change comes in response to new guidance from the Center for Disease Control, which has recommended that people...
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1,113 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, over 8K vaccinations reported Thursday in Utah

Doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine await recipients at the Central Davis Senior Activity Center in Kaysville on Tuesday, July 6. Thursday, the Utah Department of Health reported 1,113 more COVID-19 cases. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported the following update on COVID-19 in the state for Thursday:

Moose on the loose: Officials warn Utahns of wildlife sightings

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – In Utah County on Thursday morning, a pair of moose were on the loose in a residential area. Responding to a call and working with law enforcement, officials from Springville, Mapleton, and the county, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources personnel were able to humanely and safely sedate a full-grown moose and a calf to transport them back to a “healthy moose habitat.”
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Man hides 10 treasure chests in Utah outdoors

A stream flows in Utah. Utah resident Wesley Weber is providing a little extra incentive for people to explore the state’s wide-open spaces with treasures placed across the state. (Ray Boone, KSL-TV) SALT LAKE CITY — Getting out in nature may be its own reward, but a Utah man is providing a little extra incentive for people to explore the state's wide-open spaces.
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More southern Utah flash flooding possible, burn scar debris flows

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service is warning of heavy rain in southern Utah Thursday afternoon and evening. Not only does this increase the likelihood of flash flooding, but it also could lead to debris flows along burn scars across the state. Meteorologist Monica Traphagan says flash flooding...