“Church Organizes New Area in Utah,” Ensign, Jan. 1989, 77
The First Presidency has announced the organization of a new Area in Utah.
Three new Areas now cover the state of Utah and parts of surrounding states. The new Utah Central Area covers a band through the middle of Utah that includes both the state’s most populous section—Salt Lake County—and its least populated part—the Great Salt Lake desert bordering Nevada. The Utah South Area covers most of Utah south of Salt Lake County, as well as small parts of Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. The Utah North Area covers most of Utah north of Salt Lake County, as well as the southeastern corner of Idaho and the southwestern corner of Wyoming.
As in other Areas of the Church, presidencies have been called from among members of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Elder J. Thomas Fyans is serving as President of the new Utah Central Area, with Elder Albert Choules, Jr., and Elder Monte J. Brough as his counselors. President Fyans had previously served as President of the Utah North Area.
The new President of the Utah North Area is Elder William R. Bradford. His counselors are Elder Victor L. Brown and Elder Gerald E. Melchin.
Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone remains as President of the Utah South Area, with Elder Paul H. Dunn and Elder Russell C. Taylor as his counselors.
The Utah Central Area consists of 139 stakes divided into 24 regions. The Utah North Area contains 120 stakes divided into 27 regions. The Utah South Area includes 138 stakes in 24 regions.