Utah Tech President To Step Down: KSUB News Summary
Utah Tech University President Richard "Biff" Williams is stepping down. Williams announced on Thursday that he'll leave the St. George school he's led for ten years effective January 5th. Williams said he's pursuing other professional opportunities. He's currently interviewing for administrative positions at other colleges and universities. Williams came to Utah Tech in 2014, the year after it was designated a university. He also oversaw last year's name change from Dixie State University to Utah Tech University. Associate vice president of executive affairs and chief of staff Courtney White will be named interim president.
Zion National Park Shuttle Service In Operation For Holiday Period
Happy holidays! If you’re planning to spend part of this festive season in Zion National Park, here’s what you need to know before your visit. The first shuttle of the day leaves the Visitors Center at 8AM while the last shuttle of the day leaves the Visitors Center at 3PM. Last Shuttle leaving the Temple of Sinawava is at 5:45PM. During these 10 days, visitors cannot drive personal vehicles on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. In December, if there are more people in line than there is space available on the shuttle that departs at 3 p.m. (i.e. if everyone in line will not fit on the last bus), those who do not board can return another day to ride up-canyon or visit areas other than Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. After shuttle service ends on December 31st, visitors will be able to drive personal vehicles on the scenic drive.
Utah Man Drowns Off The Big Island In Hawaii
More details have been released about a drowning that claimed the life of a visitor off the Big Island. Authorities say the person who died off the Kailua Pier on November 22nd was 66-year-old man visiting from South Sandy, Utah. He fell unresponsive during a guided diving tour and later died at a hospital.
Pilot, Passenger Safe After Plane Catches Fire Over Utah Lake
A pilot and a passenger are safe after their small plane caught fire ten-thousand feet over Utah Lake Thursday afternoon. The pilot reported hearing a loud "bang," then the cockpit filled with smoke. The pilot made a mayday call and a series of S-turns to clear the smoke from the cockpit, then landed safely at Spanish Fork Airport a few minutes before 5 p.m. The pilot and passenger climbed out and got clear of the plane before flames engulfed and destroyed the 300-thousand dollar aircraft. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
Cox Not A Fan Of A Lottery In Utah
Governor Spencer Cox does not want lotteries to be legal in Utah. The Legislature will consider legalizing lotteries like Powerball and Mega Millions when the next session begins in January. Cox said on Wednesday that he's not a fan of that idea. He said lotteries take advantage of people who might not realize the long odds against buying a winning lottery ticket. Cox said he thinks lotteries are "taxes on people who are bad at math." He said lotteries do more harm than good.