Keith Bowman came to St. George to support a friend competing in the IronMan competition. While in town he looked up his buddy from a much earlier chapter in his life. The StoryCorps recording booth was located just a few hundred yards from the finish line of the IronMan competition. Both men are public radio listeners and were familiar with StoryCorps but when they walked up to the recording Booth that day, neither were planning to participate in an interview. One thing led to another and within minutes they impulsively jumped into the booth and had an unexpected conversation.
A collection of insects 80 years in the making is heading to Utah, and bringing over a million specimens with it. The American Entomological Institute is relocating from its long-time home of Florida to Utah State University.
Biology Professor James Pitts said the collection, which was started in 1934, will increase USU’s insect holdings by 50 percent.
A massive expansion of Goblin Valley State Park is in the works. The BLM, Utah State Park Service and Emery County are working together write a proposal to push the boundaries 40-fold.
After Gov. Gary Herbert proposed to expand a state park, officials from the state and park system chose Goblin Valley. With a recent surge in tourism, officials say the land needs more attention in order to maintain the natural beauty.
A plane that went missing Wednesday has been located in San Juan County.
The debris of a 1958 single engine Cessna was found in the La Sal Mountains around 1 p.m. Thursday after nearby radar outposts lost signal with the craft Wednesday morning. The airplane had crashed into the mountainside killing the pilot on impact.
Two members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were recently notified that they potentially faced disciplinary councils which could result in excommunication from the church for apostasy. Kate Kelly is a human rights lawyer who founded Ordain Women, a group seeking access to the LDS church’s all-male priesthood.
What do you get when you cross a delirious poet who hallucinates writing, reading, and publishing a novel with globe willows and biennial vegetables? On today's Zesty Garden we talk with Dan Drost about gardening, Mike Kuhns about trees, and Nancy Williams reads from former U-S Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser.
Audio for the full program is, regrettably, not available this week. But you can listen to the separate modules below.
A perplexing situation in Centerville has led police on a continued search for an individual who robbed a bank Tuesday donning a fake mustache.
Police received the distress call around 2:45 p.m. from a Zions Bank at 440 West Parrish. Dispatchers initially described the suspect as a tall, skinny man, but Assistant Chief Paul Child says investigators later determined that wasn’t the case.