Local Utah Headlines – Tuesday Night, September 28, 2021


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Tuesday evening 28 Sep 2021

State

Utah wildlife officials crack down on poaching

Utah wildlife officials are trying to crack down on poaching as hunting seasons continue in the state. The general deer hunt begins next month and officials said there is usually a peak in illegal killings in the fall. Between August 1 and September 23, 92 animals were illegally killed. This includes deer, elk, bighorn sheep and turkeys. The Utah Wildlife Division said the agency has only 35 officers patrolling the state, so they need help from citizens. If you see an illegally killed animal, officers will ask for the license plate number, but do not confront the person. Poaching reports can be made through the DWR app, online or via SMS. – Ross Terrell

Northern Utah

University of Utah students gather to remember Aaron Lowe

University of Utah students and faculty gathered at the Marriott Library on Monday night to remember student athlete Aaron Lowe and begin the journey to recovery – once again. Aaron Lowe, who played football for the Utes, was shot and killed at a party this weekend. Members of the black community spoke about gun violence and remembered Lowe as a talented young man. They also asked campus leaders what efforts were being made to support them as a group. University president Taylor Randall shared his condolences with the group and said he had a “sincere desire to listen” so they could begin the healing process. Lowe is the fifth U student to be killed in the past five years. Salt Lake City Police are still investigating the case. Read the full story.Ivana martinez

Southern Utah

Moab police chief takes leave

The Moab Police Chief has taken a leave of absence. A spokesperson confirmed today Tuesday that Chief Bret Edge has requested leave which began on Monday. In August, officers arrested Gabby Petito and her boyfriend there on a possible domestic violence case after a physical altercation. Petito’s remains were discovered in northwestern Wyoming several weeks later. The Teton County corner initially ruled his death as a homicide. Last week, the city of Moab announced it would conduct a formal investigation into the police department’s handling of the conflict. It’s unclear whether Edge’s request relates to the criticisms the department has faced over the past week. – Associated press

Region / Nation

Ski resorts are starting to prepare for the pandemic again

Ski resorts are starting to prepare for another pandemic winter. One of the best resorts in the region will require masks and vaccines for some indoor activities. Vail Resorts has major ski trails in Colorado and California, as well as Park City Mountain Resort in Utah. He recently announced that he would require masks and proof of vaccination for those 12 and older who wish to eat indoors in restaurants. Vaccinations will not be required for customers elsewhere at the stations, although they must wear masks indoors. Skiers and snowboarders will not be required to wear a mask outside on the hill. Vail Resorts and Aspen Snowmass in Colorado also require all employees to be vaccinated. Other major resorts in the region are expected to announce their COVID-19 plans in the coming weeks. – Nate Hegyi, Mountain West Information Office

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