Mackinzie Hamilton http://upr.org en Tooele pilot lets girls fly to encourage love of flying, science http://upr.org/post/tooele-pilot-lets-girls-fly-encourage-love-flying-science <p>Patrick Wiggins, 64, may be circling around Tooele in his 4-seat Cessna 172 on any given day, but sometimes he's not the one flying the plane- a girl is. The retired military airplane mechanic and pilot volunteers with two non-profit organizations that aim to get girls up in the air: <a href="http://girlswithwings.com/" target="_blank">Girls with Wings</a>, and <a href="http://www.iwoaw.org/" target="_blank">Women of Aviation Worldwide.</a></p><p></p><p><br>"Well, girls deserve flight plans, not fairy tales," he said. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:50:20 +0000 Mackinzie Hamilton 26774 at http://upr.org Tooele pilot lets girls fly to encourage love of flying, science This weekend's 'Supermoon' not so super http://upr.org/post/weekends-supermoon-not-so-super <p>If you look up at the night sky this weekend you may notice "a rare celestial event," as some are calling it. The full moon on June 22 i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">s no ordinary moon, it’s the closest our lunar neighbor will be to earth in its annual elliptical orbit.</span></p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:22:39 +0000 Mackinzie Hamilton 26459 at http://upr.org This weekend's 'Supermoon' not so super "New Hope For A Century Old Dream" http://upr.org/post/new-hope-century-old-dream <p>Maggie Nawyn hasn’t even started high school but already the 15-year-old has started an orchestra, appeared in a music video alongside singer Alex Boyé, and heads an organization that aims to save a century-old building in Brigham City.</p><p>The Christensen Academy of Music and Dancing had sat unused for over two decades before Brigham City bought the building in the early 2000’s. They planned to restore it to its previous grandeur but the money for the project ran dry after the exterior work to the two-story building was complete. So when it was rumored the building would be torn down, Nawyn stepped in.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 01:41:27 +0000 Mackinzie Hamilton 26352 at http://upr.org "New Hope For A Century Old Dream" Millville's wildlife research center adopts two black bear cubs to rehabilitate http://upr.org/post/millvilles-wildlife-research-center-adopts-two-black-bear-cubs-rehabilitate <div>Animal Colony specialist Stacy Brummer made the trip from Springville last week with two unlikely passengers -- a pair of black bears. &nbsp;The four-month old cubs, Koda and Whiskey, will spend the next few months at the USDA National Wildlife Research Center Predator Research Center in Millville before being released into the wild.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:03:06 +0000 Mackinzie Hamilton 25717 at http://upr.org Millville's wildlife research center adopts two black bear cubs to rehabilitate Man Arrested for Robbing Logan Kohl's Twice http://upr.org/post/man-arrested-robbing-logan-kohls-twice <p></p><p>A man accused of robbing a department store in Logan not once, but twice has been arrested.</p><p>24-year-old Logan resident Richard Jensen was apprehended around 2 P.M. on April 16 as he tried to walk out of Kohl’s with merchandise he hadn't paid for.</p><p>According to North Park Police Corporal Shawn Bennett, Jensen was trying to steal two pairs of underwear and some socks. In March, Jensen was caught on security tape stealing similar items and Kohl’s employees believe he may have struck a third time but lacked the evidence to prove it.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:15:03 +0000 Mackinzie Hamilton 23162 at http://upr.org Utah Natives Cross Boston Finish Line Unhurt, Respond to Bombings http://upr.org/post/utah-natives-cross-boston-finish-line-unhurt-respond-bombings <p><em>This story originally aired as three separate stories. They have been weaved together for a more complete picture of what happened in Boston.&nbsp; </em></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:36:12 +0000 Matt Jensen, April Ashland & Mackinzie Hamilton & BRIANNA BODILY 23090 at http://upr.org Utah Natives Cross Boston Finish Line Unhurt, Respond to Bombings Fire in Hyrum Destroys Home http://upr.org/post/fire-hyrum-destroys-home <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial;">Alex Carillo was on his way to feed cattle when he saw the smoke. A house near 7400 South on State Road 65 Hyrum was in flames. Carillo used his cell phone to snap some of the first images of the burning home.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 04:39:03 +0000 Mackinzie Hamilton 22383 at http://upr.org Fire in Hyrum Destroys Home Body Found In Logan River http://upr.org/post/body-found-logan-river <p>Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play in the death of a 64-year-old man found face down in the under a bridge in Logan River Friday, March 29.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">66-year-old Eric Larsen likes to take his dog, Buddy, outdoors three or four times a day and the bridge near his apartment on Riverwalk Parkway is his favorite spot because he likes to watch the fish in the river.</span></p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 04:25:53 +0000 Mackinzie Hamilton 22382 at http://upr.org Blackhawk Helicopters Touchdown at USU http://upr.org/post/blackhawk-helicopters-touchdown-usu <p></p><p>Two military helicopters drew quite a crowd to the Utah State University HPER field on Thursday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For an hour, The Utah National Guard and the Utah State Army ROTC program gave the public a chance to get inside the cockpit of the UH-60s or black hawk helicopters.</span></p><p>But the helicopters weren’t just for show. At one pm this afternoon the ROTC cadets went through training with the Utah National Guard to familiarize themselves with the aircraft.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:52:52 +0000 Mackinzie Hamilton 22326 at http://upr.org Blackhawk Helicopters Touchdown at USU Rescuers Find More Beavers Injured By Chevron Fuel Leak http://upr.org/post/rescuers-find-more-beavers-injured-chevron-fuel-leak <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three beavers remain in critical condition after they were rescued on March 26 from an area that is contaminated with diesel. &nbsp;The beavers have severe burns to their eyes and skin and have been taken to Ogden’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah. Test results will reveal if the animals have suffered any internal damage.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:45:17 +0000 Mackinzie Hamilton 22325 at http://upr.org