This Friday, two Utah State University English professors will be hosting a birthday party for writer Willa Cather. Ms. Cather will be unable to attend her 139th birthday party here in Logan, but her spirit will certainly be present.
UPR’s Ryan Cunningham talked to professors Evelyn Funda and Steve Shively about the birthday party and their affinity for Cather’s prose.
Celebrate Willa Cather's 139th birthday on Friday, December 7th, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Logan (85 E 100 N). Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.
Hill Air Force Base held a ceremony on Tuesday morning to dedicate the newly-named Solesbee Street on the installation’s south side. The street, which was originally 12th Street, was renamed in honor of Tech Sgt. Kristoffer M. Solesbee, who died in 2011 in Afghanistan.
Andrea Mason of the public affairs office at the base says Tech Sgt. Solesbee had one of the most dangerous jobs in the Air Force, detonating explosives such as roadside bombs.
The Utah Attorney General’s office, along with the Salt Lake City Police Department, the Unified Police Department, and federal agents, performed a search on Thursday of Salt Lake-area massage parlors. The result: three men arrested, and ten women—several of whom were minors—detained, in what looks to be part of an international human trafficking and prostitution ring.
Deputy Attorney General Kirk Torgensen says the businesses that were raided may have looked legitimate to outsiders.
With winter and snowy weather approaching, avalanches are once again a concern for outdoor sports enthusiasts. UPR’s Ryan Cunningham sat down with Paige and Toby Weed of the Utah Avalanche Center to talk about avalanche preparedness, as well as some upcoming events.
For more information on avalanches and avalanche danger in Utah, visit the Utah Avalanche Center website or call their advisory hotline at (888) 999-4019.
A landmark agreement between the United States and Mexico sets up clear guidelines for how the Colorado River will be managed and protected through 2017.
The agreement was just signed and goes into effect immediately. The Bureau of Reclamation says the agreement is designed to make sure that the seven states the river flows through in the U.S., as well as Mexico, will have adequate access to river water.
Researchers at Utah State University have recently earned the praise of scientists around the world.
USU chemistry and biochemistry professor Lance Seefeldt, along with USU graduate student Zhiyong Yang and collaborator Dennis Dean from Virginia Tech, were recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The three published their findings on how it may be possible to turn pollution into fuel.
UPR’s Ryan Cunningham sat down with Dr. Seefeldt to discuss his big breakthrough.
For the first time in four years, the Department of the Interior has initiated a high-flow experimental release at Glen Canyon Dam.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar opened the river outlet tubes at noon Monday. The peak flow was supposed to last into Tuesday, and the river will run high for five days. The goal is to wash millions of tons of sediment downstream to create beaches and improve habitat for plants and animals.
For the local recreation industry, the experimental high flows are seen as a boon.
Where is the most affordable place in America to buy a home? According to CNN Money, it’s Ogden.
On Friday, the business website named the Weber County city as the most affordable metro area to buy a home in the U.S. Mayor Mike Caldwell says because most of Ogden was built out by the 1950s, prices have remained affordable.
Utah State University spinoff company WAVE Technologies showcased a first-of-its-kind technology in North Logan on Thursday. A fully-electric bus was shown backing into a very special parking spot, and once parked, the bus's battery was recharged wirelessly from a charging pad embedded in the ground below.
WAVE CEO Wesley Smith says this innovation will allow buses to become more feasible.
For National Guard and Reserve service members, combining military service with civilian responsibilities can be an overlooked challenge. It’s about more than volunteering their time to our nation’s military. It’s also about sacrificing family, friends, relationships, and careers.
While not all of that sacrifice can be mitigated, an organization like Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, can help support service members and their employers with employment stability.