St. George Utah More Than 16K Comment On Highway Planned Across Desert Tortoise Habitat By Associated Press • Jan 10, 2020 (Brain Passey/The Spectrum via AP, File) Federal officials say more than 16,000 public comments have been submitted for a proposal to build a highway through a protected Mojave Desert tortoise habitat in southern Utah. Feds Weigh Utah Highway Plan Through Tortoise Habitat By Associated Press • Dec 23, 2019 Arizona Game and Fish Department Federal officials are considering whether to allow a highway through habitat for a protected tortoise in southern Utah. Visitation At Zion National Park Sets Summer Record By Associated Press • Oct 8, 2019 pewtrusts.org Zion National Park visitation set records this summer, averaging more than a half-million visitors per month. Utah Schools Struggle to Support Number of Homeless Students By Associated Press/KNAU Staff • Sep 3, 2019 (David Fuchs/Courtesy of KUER via AP) As the new school year begins, officials say Utah’s Washington County on the Arizona border, is struggling to support its growing population of homeless students. Southwest Utah Health Officials Respond to Reports of Rabid Bats By Associated Press • Aug 29, 2019 npr.org Health officials say they have received several reports of people interacting with rabies-carrying bats in southwest Utah.