Brianna Bodily http://upr.org en Utah Ghost Town for Sale http://upr.org/post/utah-ghost-town-sale <p>Real estate housing prices have dropped but what is the market price for a whole town?</p><p>The listing reads like a wild west exhibit: old gold mine, a geyser, and a supposed hideout of famed outlaws. And it&#39;s all for sale in a middle-of-nowhere ghost town of Woodside 3 hours southeast of Salt Lake City.</p><p>Listing Price? $3.9 million. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:28:19 +0000 Brianna Bodily 11441 at http://upr.org Utah Ghost Town for Sale Utahns Suing the EPA Over Los Angeles-Style Pollution Levels http://upr.org/post/utahns-suing-epa-over-los-angeles-style-pollution-levels <p>Concerned with increasing levels of air pollution in the Uintah Basin, a coalition of public health and conservation groups is suing the Environmental Protection Agency.</p><p>Dr. Brian Munch, of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Climate and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, told UPR&#39;s Brianna Bodily that the complaint made asserts that for several years now dangerously high levels of ozone have been recorded in the Uintah Basin: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:59:59 +0000 Brianna Bodily 11125 at http://upr.org Utahns Suing the EPA Over Los Angeles-Style Pollution Levels You Can!: Miss Wheelchair Utah's Chance to Become Miss Wheelchair America http://upr.org/post/you-can-miss-wheelchair-utahs-chance-become-miss-wheelchair-america <p>Next week is the Miss Wheelchair America Pageant. One of the contestants is the current Miss Wheelchair Utah, Brittany Cox of Logan. Brianna Bodily talked to Cox about her year serving Utah and her anticipation of the week-long national pageant</p><p>As Miss Wheelchair Utah Brittany Cox has had the opportunity to give talks on disability awareness. Her platform is &quot;You Can&quot;:</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:45:13 +0000 Brianna Bodily 10952 at http://upr.org You Can!: Miss Wheelchair Utah's Chance to Become Miss Wheelchair America The American Disabilities Act Turns 22 Today: Big Strides, Long Way to Go http://upr.org/post/american-disabilities-act-turns-22-today-big-strides-long-way-go <p>Thursday marks the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Gordon Richins, the Consumer Liaison at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University, tells UPR&#39;s Brianna Bodily about what the Act has accomplished so far and what still needs to change.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 23:51:30 +0000 Brianna Bodily 10894 at http://upr.org The American Disabilities Act Turns 22 Today: Big Strides, Long Way to Go Pioneer Day Fire Restrictions http://upr.org/post/pioneer-day-fire-restrictions <p>Governor Herbert has issued a warning reminding citizens to use caution and follow fire restrictions closely while celebrating Pioneer Day this year.</p><p>Although each city is responsible for its own fireworks restrictions and safety, all areas outside of incorporated areas are still under a full ban on fireworks. The only exceptions include 1 or 2 areas inside Salt Lake County.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:37:48 +0000 Brianna Bodily 10714 at http://upr.org Pioneer of Mental Health Courts Shares Ideas at Utah Conference http://upr.org/post/pioneer-mental-health-courts-shares-ideas-utah-conference <p>Judge Stephanie Rhoades of the Anchorage District Court is a pioneer of mental health courts. She was the featured speaker at the second annual Intermountain Health Court Conference at Utah State University in Logan this week.</p><p>UPR&#39;s Brianna Bodily talked to Judge Rhoades about the role of mental health courts, starting with an explanation of what a mental health court is and does:</p> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 00:02:23 +0000 Brianna Bodily 10607 at http://upr.org Innovation and Collaboration Key to Conserving Water in Utah http://upr.org/post/innovation-and-collaboration-key-conserving-water-utah <p>This summer&#39;s unusually hot and dry weather means that fire is a disaster Utahns are becoming well acquainted with. Todd Crowl, a professor in Utah State University&#39;s Department of Watershed Sciences, says the changing climate combined with Utah&#39;s rapid increase in water consumption points to the immediate need for new water practices.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;All of that says we&#39;re going to have real serious issues and challenges in Utah as well as most of the West and event the Midwest in terms of future water, water availability, and water sustainability.&quot;</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:00:12 +0000 Brianna Bodily 10512 at http://upr.org Innovation and Collaboration Key to Conserving Water in Utah How to be an Amazing Grandparent: Learn Some Magic http://upr.org/post/how-be-amazing-grandparent-learn-some-magic <p>Richard Hatch teaches magic classes during the&nbsp; Cache Valley Summer Citizens program. UPR&#39;s Brianna Bodily sat in on one of Hatch&#39;s classes called &quot;Magic 201: How to be an Amazing Audience.&quot;</p><p>At the beginning of the class, the students raise their right hands and pledge: &quot;I promise not to expose the secrets of magic.&quot;</p><p>In addition to teaching magic tricks in his classes, Hatch also talks about the science of deception:</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:12:09 +0000 Brianna Bodily 9447 at http://upr.org How to be an Amazing Grandparent: Learn Some Magic Quilting, Painting, Photography Morphed in Artwork Featured at Summerfest http://upr.org/post/quilting-painting-photography-morphed-artwork-featured-summerfest <p>Logan&#39;s annual Summerfest begins at noon Thursday at the downtown historic tabernacle. UPR&#39;s Brianna Bodily brings us a preview of what we will see from one Cache Valley artist whose works incorporate quilting, painting, and photography.</p><p>Lucy Peterson Watkins is this year&#39;s featured artist, who describes her unique work to UPR this way:</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 23:18:50 +0000 Brianna Bodily 8769 at http://upr.org Quilting, Painting, Photography Morphed in Artwork Featured at Summerfest Kanab Non-Profit Selected for Toyota's 100 Cars for Good http://upr.org/post/kanab-non-profit-selected-toyotas-100-cars-good <p>Kanab-based <a href="http://healingheartsanctuary.org/" target="_blank">Healing Heart Sanctuary</a> is one of only 2 Utah non-profit organizations that has been selected this year as a finalist in Toyota&#39;s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 non-profit charities over the course of 100 days. Healing Heart Sanctuary was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:56:06 +0000 Brianna Bodily 8678 at http://upr.org Kanab Non-Profit Selected for Toyota's 100 Cars for Good