Ski Season Will Be Here Soon
The start of ski season is just about two months away. Brian Head Resort, a half-hour east of Cedar City, announced on Thursday that it will open for the season on November 10th. Brian Head has the highest base elevation of any Utah ski area and is hoping for a repeat of last season, when it was the first in the state to open. The 2022-23 season was Brian Head's longest in 60 years and the resort hopes for a repeat, with the forecast of an El Nino weather pattern that could bring colder, snowier conditions to Southern Utah.
You Tube Mom To Make Court Appearance
The Utah YouTube mom will be making her first court appearance after being arrested for alleged child abuse. Ruby Franke is currently facing six counts of felony second-degree child abuse after one of her children showed up at a neighbor's house asking for food with open sores and duct tape on their ankles. Franke is known for her "8 Passengers" YouTube channel which features her kids. She is scheduled to appear in Utah's 5th District Court this afternoon.
Slow Down, Turbo!
Utah transportation officials are urging drivers to slow down in work zones. The Department of Transportation says more cars are traveling at "excessive speeds" through work zones every night. The Utah Highway Patrol Major said drivers are putting construction crews at risk because they're working close to major roadways. This message comes as I-15 is schedule to close again this weekend.
Charter School Investigated
Parents want a Utah charter school for autistic children to do better after it violated students' civil rights. The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights investigated Spectrum Academy to ensure the school's restraint and seclusion policies weren't infringing on the rights of students with disabilities. Investigators say the school subjected students to a high number of restraints and seclusions. Officials say one student was restrained 99 times which resulted in at least 13 hours of missed instruction. Spectrum Academy has agreed to resolve the violations by making significant changes to its procedures.