Ashley Tolman http://upr.org en UDOT Fixing Dangerous Curve in Logan Canyon http://upr.org/post/udot-fixing-dangerous-curve-logan-canyon <p>Transportation officials have finished installing a barrier along a Logan Canyon curve where several vehicles have slid off the road and plunged into the river below. It&#39;s the first step in the Utah Department of Transportation&#39;s plan to reduce the number of accidents on this particular curve. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:18:20 +0000 Ashley Tolman 9298 at http://upr.org UDOT Fixing Dangerous Curve in Logan Canyon Unusual Hantavirus Deaths Worrying to Department of Health http://upr.org/post/unusual-hantavirus-deaths-worrying-department-health <p>Two adult Utahns have died in the last month from Hantavirus infection, which leads to a deadly lung disease. That comes as a surprise to the Utah Department of Health.</p><p>Epidemiologist Jody Baker says Utah typically only sees about one Hantavirus case a year and the fatality rate is about 32%.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:32:51 +0000 Ashley Tolman 8330 at http://upr.org May is the Season for Celebrating Utah's Pre-History http://upr.org/post/may-season-celebrating-utahs-pre-history <p>May 5 - 12 is Archeology Week in Utah. Lori Hunsaker, Deputy State Preservation Officer, explains why archeology is something to celebrate here in Utah:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;In Utah we enjoy some of the best archeology in the world and it isn&#39;t all limited to Salt Lake. It&#39;s all over the state...We want people to embrace and appreciate the rich and diverse pre-history and history that we have in Utah.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Huntsaker says it&#39;s easy to find a personal connection to the ancient people of Utah.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 16:25:41 +0000 Ashley Tolman 6947 at http://upr.org May is the Season for Celebrating Utah's Pre-History Meet USU's 98-Year-Old Graduate http://upr.org/post/meet-usus-98-year-old-graduate <p>Saturday afternoon marked the 125th graduation ceremony and a milestone for nearly 4,500 students at Utah State University. Among students receiving bachelor&#39;s degrees is 98-year-old American Studies student, Twila Boston.</p><p>Twila grew up on a farm in Fremont and Loa, Utah, and left for nursing school in 1932 on her 19th birthday. She worked for many years as a nurse. When she returned to higher education recently, she joked it seemed the right thing to do:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;What else is there to do at my age except eat and read and sleep?&quot;</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 00:42:22 +0000 Ashley Tolman 6846 at http://upr.org Bill of Rights Celebration Honors Utahns Who Fight for Democracy http://upr.org/post/bill-rights-celebration-honors-utahns-who-fight-democracy <p>The Bill of Rights celebration is an annual fundraiser for the ACLU Utah.&nbsp; Anna Brower is the Development Director for the ACLU of Utah. She spoke with UPR&#39;s Ashley Tolman about the organization&#39;s Bill of Rights Celebration taking place this week in Salt Lake City.</p><p>Brower explains the choice of this year&#39;s theme, &quot;Power of the People&quot;:</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 16:21:52 +0000 Ashley Tolman 6577 at http://upr.org Bill of Rights Celebration Honors Utahns Who Fight for Democracy Man Crushed to Death at Work in Box Elder County http://upr.org/post/man-crushed-death-work-box-elder-county <p>Family members went to look for Mitchell Shaw of Riverdale when he failed to return from work. He was found dead at 2:00 Tuesday morning, crushed by a front-loader while working at Promontory Point.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:18:39 +0000 Ashley Tolman 6172 at http://upr.org The Great Salt Lake's Evaporating Shorelines http://upr.org/post/great-salt-lakes-evaporating-shorelines <p>Utah&#39;s Department of Natural Resources is updating the Great Salt Lake Comprehensive Management Plan and its mineral leasing plan and is taking public comment on the plan until April 26. In addition, Great Salt Lake Mineral applied for a permit for evaporation ponds on 91,000 acres of the lake. The Army Corp of Engineers is working on a draft environmental impact statement.</p><p>Shirley Erickson Gorospe is Director of Evaporating Shorelines, a nonprofit organization responsible for producing a documentary of the same name.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:08:48 +0000 Ashley Tolman 5945 at http://upr.org The Great Salt Lake's Evaporating Shorelines Utah News for Thursday, March 15 http://upr.org/post/utah-news-thursday-march-15 <ul><li>14-Year-Old Boy Arrested on Suspicion of Arson</li><li>Utah Republicans Flock to their Caucuses Tonight</li></ul><p><br />These stories and the rest of today&#39;s headlines, plus the forecast tease from the Utah Climate Center.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:11:46 +0000 Ashley Tolman 4155 at http://upr.org Utah News for Wednesday, March 14 http://upr.org/post/utah-news-wednesday-march-14 <ul><li>Utah Coal Mine that Collapsed, Killing 9 Miners, Guilty of Misdemeanors</li><li>Hill Air Force Base Charged Millions in Fines for Cleaning Mercury Spill with Vacuums</li></ul><p>These stories and the rest of the day&#39;s Utah news from today&#39;s broadcast. Plus, the forecast from the Utah Climate Center.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:50:18 +0000 Tom Williams & Ashley Tolman 4142 at http://upr.org The Animal Cruelty Bill http://upr.org/post/animal-cruelty-bill <p>Governor Gary Herbert is being urged to veto a bill prohibiting filming on farms, ranches, and dairies. Matt Rice of Mercy for Animals says the bill is a &quot;thinly veiled attempt&quot; to keep cruel and corrupt practices hidden from public view. Ashley Tolman reports on both supporters and opponents of the bill.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:25:55 +0000 Ashley Tolman 3938 at http://upr.org