Dixie - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/Dixie News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Car hits, kills St. George teacher http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228089-78/lusk-bergeson-district-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228089-78/lusk-bergeson-district-teacher.html.csp">Car hits, kills St. George teacher</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T21:46:57.086-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 09:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A St. George teacher would have had a brand new lab for her next batch of middle school students in a few weeks. But Terri Lusk died after she was hit by a vehicle while out on a jog Friday morning. Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson confirmed the Dixie Middle School science teacher’s death Saturday. Lusk was jogging on Red Hills Parkway with another person when she was hit, said Bergeson, who estimated the accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. Lusk later died at the ho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58228089@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:46:57 MDT Dixie State University chooses 18th president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195749-78/university-state-williams-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195749-78/university-state-williams-president.html.csp">Dixie State University chooses 18th president</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.38-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A northern Utah boy who attended college at Weber State and then left the state is returning home after being named Thursday as the 18th president of Dixie State University. Richard “Biff” Williams grew up in Brigham City and attended Weber State University before heading off to hold various positions at Indiana State University and the University of Northern Iowa. “I’m so excited to finally get the call and be appointed. I’m very emotional,” said Williams, 43. “This is such a great institution...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195749@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT Three finalists picked for Dixie State University presidency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173830-78/university-state-dixie-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173830-78/university-state-dixie-college.html.csp">Three finalists picked for Dixie State University presidency</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T13:47:10.825-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 01:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three men, including the leader of the LDS Church’s Church History Department, have been selected as finalists to become the president of Dixie State University. Previous president Stephen Nadauld, who oversaw the college’s transformation into a university amid controversy over whether to keep the name Dixie, a word associated with the Southern Confederacy, announced his retirement in October 2013. The finalists will meet privately with groups representing faculty, staff, students and administra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173830@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:47:10 MDT Utah crews hemming in stubborn Taylor Mountain Road Wildfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58164854-78/fire-crews-blaze-acre.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58164854-78/fire-crews-blaze-acre.html.csp">Utah crews hemming in stubborn Taylor Mountain Road Wildfire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T09:52:51.544-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 09:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eastern Utah’s Taylor Mountain Road Fire was 75 percent contained as Wednesday dawned, and crews hoped by Thursday night to complete digging lines around the blaze that had scorched 3,126 acres. About 250 firefighters, backed up by helicopter and air tanker support, battled the fire of still-undetermined origin. “It’s looking really good out there today. We’re probably looking at another day or so” before crews can begin to be released from the fire. The flames erupted last Saturday in grass, b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58164854@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:52:51 MDT Crews play fiery ‘whack-a-mole’ with S. Utah lightning fires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58160614-78/crews-fire-tuesday-acres.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58160614-78/crews-fire-tuesday-acres.html.csp">Crews play fiery ‘whack-a-mole’ with S. Utah lightning fires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T09:06:46.895-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Crews on Tuesday were slowly closing the lines around eastern Utah’s Taylor Mountain Road Fire, hoping to soon tame the blaze that has blackened 3,126 acres since it began last weekend. Kelsey Birchell, Bureau of Land Management fire information officer, said an army of about 250 firefighters — comprised of six hand crews, 25 engines, a helicopter and air tanker — had topped 50 percent containment as of Tuesday morning. By Tuesday night, the containment had reached 75 percent. The fire, which ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58160614@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:06:46 MDT Dixie State: Women’s basketball program mired in controversy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58100787-77/turner-team-players-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58100787-77/turner-team-players-coach.html.csp">Dixie State: Women’s basketball program mired in controversy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T10:33:08.618-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 10:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One player says she was berated and bullied because she is African-American, another claims she was interrogated by her coach about her sexuality and another says she was disciplined and eventually dismissed from the team for petty things, such as wearing the wrong shoes. The accusations run the gamut, from seemingly outlandish and implausible to serious, but they provide a sampling of the controversy surrounding Dixie State women’s basketball team. The little NCAA Division II school in St. Geor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58100787@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:33:08 MDT