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April Ashland

Reporter / Web Manager

April worked first as an intern for UPR, before graduating from Utah State University with a B.S. in Journalism. Now she manages all things web and social, while reporting on current events from time to time.

April also trains new reporting interns in story production- from the idea to the final product on air and online.


Cache Valley
2:18 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

School Bus Runs off Road in Cache Valley

Cache County Sheriff's Office

No students or staff were significantly harmed when a Cache County School Bus slid off the road on 400 East in Trenton, Utah Wednesday evening.

There were two aides and three children, one of whom was in a wheelchair, aboard the vehicle as well as the bus driver according to a press release from the Cache County Sheriff's Office. The child in the wheelchair was unable to leave the bus, but was carried off when Sheriff's deputies and other responders arrived at the scene.

Mug Design Competition
3:16 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

UPR 60th Anniversary Mug Artwork Submission Information and Guidelines

Submit Your Design for the UPR 60th Anniversary Mug!

Utah Public Radio is seeking submissions of artwork from our creative listeners for the station's first mug design contest. You make UPR possible and we want you to leave a lasting impression on UPR and our contributors with your winning design on a limited edition UPR coffee mug.

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2:12 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Initiative Aims to Give Utahns More Access to Politicians

Credit Utah Political Capitol

The Utah Political Capitol (UPC) group is launching a new initiative to encourage Utahns to interact with their representatives, and make state politics more accessible to the average state resident. Eric Ethington is the Managing Editor of the UPC and said it's vital the community is involved.

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Special Programs
5:36 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Governor Herbert's Inauguration Live on UPR Monday

Governor Gary Herbert and Lt. Governor Greg Bell will be sworn in as part of inauguration ceremonies Monday, January 7 at 11 a.m. Utah Public Radio will broadcast the event which will take place in the Rotunda of the Utah State Capitol.

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3:17 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

A Graduation Acceptance Speech

April Ashland meditates on the Block A on Old Main.
Credit April Ashland

Students at Utah State University are packing up and heading out of Cache Valley this week. The fall semester has ended and students will leave for the holiday break. Some will return as students, and others, like UPR's April Ashland, will return as a graduate, moving forward in their lives. 

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UPR Feature Story
5:09 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Mental Illness Awareness, Part 3: Coming Out

Earlier this month the National Association of Mental Illness held awareness events to help dispel myths and promote understanding. This week Utah Public Radio introduced you to three of our contributors -- April Ashland, Ryan Cunningham, and Storee Powell. Today, we continue their brave conversation in the hopes that listeners can feel better prepared and open to understanding mental illness.

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UPR Feature Story
10:18 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Mental Illness Awareness, Part 2: "You Don't Look Mentally Ill"

Inspired by Mental Illness Awareness Week this month, a group of Utah Public Radio interns and reporters began sharing their personal experiences with mental illness. These were not stories about their observations of others who deal with mental illness; these were their stories.

During Part 2 of our series on Mental Illness Awareness series, we begin listening to a conversation between Storee Powell, Ryan Cunningham, and April Ashland as they work through some of the myths associated with mental illness.

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UPR Station News
4:33 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

UPR is Walking in Downtown Logan

Join us between 6 and 9 p.m. this Friday, April 13, as Utah Public Radio will be a part of the annual Gallery Walk, hosted by Cache Valley Center for the Arts. Stroll through our downtown studio at 43 S. Main Street, looking at artist Trent Gudmundsen's exhibit Women and Children, while listening to guitarist Robert Linton. Refreshments will be provided by Auntie Em's Cakes for All Occasions and Culligan Water. To learn more about the artists we will be showcasing at our stop on the Gallery Tour, you can visit their websites.

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