>>New Packaging Manufacturing Plant Opens In Cedar City

(Cedar City, UT) -- A brand-new American Packaging Corporation manufacturing plant is now open in Cedar City. The company opened the 275-thousand square foot facility with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday. The plant APC has hired 35 new workers to staff the 100-million dollar plant and expects to build the workforce to 75 by the end of this year. The company said it anticipates adding more than 135 jobs in manufacturing, production, engineering, and administration.

>>Monsoon Storm Dumps Heavy Rain Over All Of Utah

(St. George, UT) -- A monsoon storm dumped heavy rain on Southern Utah and months' worth of rain on the Wasatch Front Wednesday. Hurricane caught more than nine-tenths of an inch of rain and more than four-tenths fell on St. George. But that was a drop in the bucket compared to rainfall totals along the Wasatch Front. Magna measured two and three-quarter inches and West Valley City got two and two-thirds inches. Kaysville saw nearly an inch and-a-half while Vineyard, Eagle Mountain, and Genola all got more than an inch. The areas around Salt Lake City and Kaysville are under a flood watch until 3 p.m. today with more heavy rain in the forecast.

>>Motorcyclist Airlifted To Hospital After Sand Mountain Rec Area Collision

(Hurricane, UT) -- A motorcyclist was airlifted to the hospital with possible spinal injuries after he collided with an off-road vehicle at Sand Mountain Recreation Area Wednesday morning. The Washington County Search and Rescue said the crash happened around 9 a.m. in a wash with high sides and it's likely neither the rider nor the driver saw each other. Rescuers kept the ride immobilized until an Intermountain Life Flight helicopter airlifted the rider from the recreation area near Hurricane to St. George Regional Hospital.


>>Springdale Officially Designated International Dark Sky Community

(Springdale, UT) -- Springdale is now officially a great place to gaze at the stars. The small town on Zion National Park's doorstep has been designated an International Dark Sky Community. The designation by DarkSky International comes after years of efforts by the people, businesses, and elected officials of the community to preserve views of the night sky. Those efforts include the Town Council changing land-use regulations to require night-sky friendly lighting. Springdale is Utah's third International Dark Sky Community, along with Torrey, near Capitol Reef National Park, and the Eastern Utah town of Helper, near Price.

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