A gun show might not be the first place you would expect to talk about suicide prevention — especially in a place like rural northeast Utah, where firearms are deeply embedded in the local culture.

But one Friday at the Vernal Gun & Knife Show, four women stood behind a folding table for the Northeastern Counseling Center with exactly that in mind.

Amid a maze of tables displaying brightly varnished rifle stocks, shotguns and the occasional AR-15 assault-style rifle, they waited, ready to talk with show attendees.

The drive behind a massive water development project in southwestern Utah, the Lake Powell Pipeline, shows no signs of slowing even after the Colorado River Basin states signed a new agreement this spring that could potentially force more conservation or cutbacks.

In Cisco, a History of Creative Repurposing Lives On

Mar 4, 2019
Molly Marcello/KZMU

Winter weather is lingering in Utah’s red rock country. But one definite sign of spring is popping up in tourist-oriented Moab: the deep greens of Colorado license plates.


Coloradans are typically the bellwether of the busy season, signaling oncoming droves of tourists from around the world. As Moab braces for these spring visitors, so does another community just 60 miles northeast.


KZMU’s Molly Marcello reports from Cisco.

Austin Cope

In March of 2017, shortly after President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument, KSJD spoke with two people who lived near the monument's new boundaries. Slightly over a year later, after drastic cuts to the monument and the beginning of a legal fight over the Antiquities Act, KSJD's Austin Cope reached back out to the people with whom he had spoken.

Ken Lund

San Juan County, Utah may have some reprieve from its rising legal costs.