Utah News
6:20 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Snowpack Numbers Re-Spark Debate Over Pipeline

The Virgin River Basin is estimated to be at just 45 percent of normal snowpack for the year.
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Continued drought in southern Utah has once again sparked a debate over the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline.

Current numbers show the statewide snowpack to be 105 percent of normal in the northern portion of the state and 80 percent in the south, with the Virgin River Basin totaling just 45 percent of normal.

The proposed pipeline would carry water from Lake Powell to the more populated southwestern corner of the state via a 140 mile pipeline. The cost of the pipeline is estimated at over $1 billion. It would essentially double the water available to the region.

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Access Utah
10:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

"Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal" on Monday's Access Utah

In “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,” Mary Roach explores the much-maligned but vital tube from mouth to rear that turns food into the nutrients that keep us alive. She introduces us to scientists who tackle questions no one else thinks to ask. 


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Utah Money
6:31 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Crowdsourcing: The Future Of Small Businesses?

Preston Parker stands on the future deck of Morty's Cafe.
Credit Elaine Taylor

Crowdfunding for music and artistic projects has become common practice in recent years, but using an online crowdsourcing platform to fund small businesses has only recently started to gain traction.

Utah State University Professor and Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship Mike Glauser said using crowdsourcing platforms like Kickstarter lets business owners bypass traditional industry mechanisms.

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Arts and Culture
6:28 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

The Caine College Of The Arts Presents New Director And The Opera "The Merry Wives Of Windsor"

The opera department at Utah State University presents "The Merry Wives of Windsor" by Otto Niccolai. New Director of Opera Studies, Dallas Heaton, directs the production.
Credit Caine College of the Arts

Once described as a "soap opera with excellent music," the opera department at Utah State University will present two performances this weekend of the delightful and hilarious 'The Merry Wives of Windsor" by Otto Niccolai. The new Director of Opera Studies, Dallas Heaton, has injected his own fresh, new perspective into the production. 

A native of Kaysville, Utah, Dallas Heaton assumed the position of Director of Opera Studies at Utah State University this January. He completed a Master’s in Collaborative Piano at Arizona State University, and an artist’s diploma in Opera Coaching at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Since then, Dallas has worked professionally as a collaborative artist for several years. 


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Arts and Culture
5:46 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Music Of WWI: A Centennial Commemoration

Graduate music students at Utah State University present "Music of WWI: A Centennial Commemoration."

Music played a major role in World War I both in uniting soldiers in a rhythm and a march, and also in uniting a nation behind a cause. Graduate music students at Utah State University will be presenting a program this Saturday which will combine both music and research from this era. This event will commemorate the centennial anniversary of the beginning of World War I.

Irving Berlin once declared “the history of America can be traced through its music.” Graduate students from the Music History Seminar course at USU will be tracing the events that occurred in World War I through music and lecture. Their goal is to present how music reflects the complex sentiments that come with fighting a war and, in turn, how music itself influenced individuals during that time.


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Utah News
3:42 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Vehicle Collision Leaves Cache Valley Man in Critical Condition

A three-vehicle collision in Millville on Thursday evening sent one person to the hospital and prompted an investigation into whether one of the drivers was under the influence of alcohol.

Cache County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Peterson issued a news statement Friday, saying the driver of a pickup truck traveling eastbound on 200 South in Millville was driving erratically when he crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a passenger vehicle near 140 W. 200 South around 7:30 p.m.

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Access Utah
11:11 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Folksongs of Northern Utah & Eastern Idaho on Friday's AU

Noted musicians/musicologists Hal Cannon and Gary Eller are searching eastern Idaho and northern Utah for songs written before the radio era (before 1923) about the early people, places and events of the region. Such songs provide unique glimpses of the early culture of the region.


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StoryCorps
6:29 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Daughter Of A Legend: The Legacy Of Roy Rogers

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Daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Cheryl Rogers Barnett talks with her husband Larry about her famous parent's legacy of not only fame but fighting against social norms and loving their family's differences.

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Utah News
5:15 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

2009 Explosion Caused By Uninspected Pipe

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a report, Thursday indicated a 2009 explosion at the Silver Eagle Refinery was the result of a corroded pipe.
Credit csb.gov

On Thursday, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released findings concerning a massive explosion that occurred at Silver Eagle Refinery in Woods Cross on Nov. 4, 2009.

The new report reveals that a ten-inch reactor pipe at the paraffin wax facility tore and ignited after it began spouting hydrogen, launching a fireball toward a nearby neighborhood.

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Access Utah
10:24 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Utah's Higher Education on Thursday's Access Utah

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On Thursday’s AU we’ll explore issues in higher education with Utah State University President Stan Albrecht. We’ll also be talking to Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt. 


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