After years of work from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to secure the future of the grizzly bear population in the greater Yellowstone area, the species is under consideration for removal from the endangered species list. However, some experts believe the change of status may be premature because of a great threat to the bears’ environment.
The 22 million acres are experiencing a resurgence of the mountain pine beetle as a threat to one of the grizzly’s main food sources, the whitebark pine.
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced Feb. 19 that Google was looking into the installation of its Google Fiber internet service in the city. Google will work with the city for the next six to nine months to determine if Salt Lake's infrastructure is ready for the service.
Provo joined an exclusive list in 2013 when it agreed to install Google’s high-speed internet service across the city. Now, Google Fiber is eyeing several other U.S. cities, and Salt Lake is one of them.
"Today, Google Fiber will announce its interest in expanding into nine metro areas across the United States, and I am thrilled to announce that Salt Lake City is on that list," said Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker at a press conference on Feb. 19.
Today on the program author Teresa Small from the Shoshone-Bannock tribe in Southeastern Idaho joins us to talk about her book "How To Love An Addict." It is a detailed personal account of her experience coping with a meth addicted son. Rather than write another tragic story, she says she chose to instead write her story as a "how to manual" for anyone wanting to change the situation they are in with an addict.
The question of land ownership becomes complicated when you look at who inhabits and uses the land...especially when you're an indigo bunting. Nancy Williams has Petals and Prose, Mike Kuhns discusses not planting Norway Maples, and we have a soil discussion with USDA Resource Soil Scientist Douglas J. Merkler.
Hal Cannon, former state folklorist and founder of The Western Folklife Center, visited the StoryCorps booth with his wife Teresa Jordan. He recalls his experience working with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers to preserve the material culture of Utah's pioneer past. Cannon talks about an unexpected visit from Kate Carter, former director of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Though beautiful to watch, figure skating has a high rate of injury for competitors including stress fractures and joint replacements, which bring early ends to skating careers.
Because of the high-risk nature of the sport, experts are hoping to design new skates that may ease impact on joints. A group of researchers from BYU including Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Sarah Ridge and Steven Charles, an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering are making strides to achieve this goal, beginning with measuring the forces on the skates.
Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Cedar City attorney Keith C. Barnes to fill a judgeship in Utah's fifth district court. Barnes fills the vacancy created by Judge Michael Westfall who is moving to St. George to fill another seat, formerly occupied by Judge James Shumate.
Evan Vickers is the state Senator for Beaver, Washington and Iron counties in Utah, and is therefore the representative from the same area as Barnes.
After two years of marriage, a gnawing feeling leads Belinda "Pecan" Morrow to suspect that getting married before the conclusion of her senior year in high school and after her father's sudden death--was a huge mistake. She packs up her few belongings and her baby girl and attempts to leave her husband, Ricky Morrow, an up-and-coming boxing sensation from Mississippi.