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StoryCorps
11:08 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Rekindling A Friendship: An Unexpected Conversation

River guides, Keith Boman and Peter Mills, at Gypsum Rapid on the Colorado River in Cataract Canyon in 1971. This area was flooded one year later by Lake Powell.

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. 

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Utah News
7:34 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Future Olympians Discuss Values With Former Military Personnel

The majority of the USA’s winter Olympic team is meeting this weekend for a rookie training camp in Park City to learn about resilience from a former member of the military.

Jen Housholder said she is not really a skier or a snowboarder, but she is helping to mentor these athletes-in-training about core values through the Military Mentorship Program.

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Utah Science
7:19 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Buzz About Town: USU’s Bug Collection Grows By 1.2 Million

The expanded collection includes parasitic wasps that lay their eggs in arthropods.
Credit Waichert and Pitts

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.

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Utah Environment
7:19 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Goblin Valley State Park Ready For Expansion

Credit geology.utah.gov

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. 

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Utah Environment
7:14 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Grizzlies May Return To Utah

A petition seeking expansion for grizzly bear territory, including the Uintas, was released Thursday morning by the Center for Biological Diversity.

Noah Greenwald, the center’s endangered species director, discussed the basics of the petition.

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Utah News
5:19 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Plane Debris Located In La Sal Mountain Range

A plane that crashed in the La Sal Mountain Range Wednesday was located Thursday afternoon near La Sal Mountain Pass Road.
Credit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/

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.

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Access Utah
10:21 am
Thu June 19, 2014

On Thursday's Access Utah: Mormons Facing Excommunication

Credit Jefferey Dale

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. 


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The Zesty Garden
11:37 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

The Zesty Garden - June 19

Carrots

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.

Ted Kooser Books

1. Delights and Shadows

2. Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps

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Utah News
5:54 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Fresh Start For Animal Shelter Dogged By Abuse Allegations

The St. George Animal Shelter is holding a grand re-opening a year after allegations of mismanagement, animal abuse and neglect.
Credit St. George Animal Shelter

A year after allegations of mismanagement, animal abuse and neglect, the St. George Animal Shelter is holding a re-opening celebration to showcase the changes that have been made to the facility.

The shelter is re-opening with a new director, Sgt. Ivor Fuller, and new facilities including kennels that give animals access to the outdoors and dog runs.

Fuller said one of the biggest changes is the no-kill policy.

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Utah News
5:40 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Centerville Police Search For Mustache Bandit

Mustachioed suspect who robbed a Zions Bank Tuesday continues to be sought after by law enforcement.
Credit Centerville Police Department

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. 

 

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