Matilyn Mortensen

Holiday Vending Machines In Salt Lake City Encourage Giving

19 hours ago
Thomas Family

During December visitors to Temple Square can purchase items from vending machines that will then be donated to various state, national and global charities. Items range from food, to glasses, to goats.

Keeping Bears Ears May Help Local Economies

Dec 4, 2017
BLM

Prior to President Donald Trump’s visit to Utah on Monday, southern Utah leaders discuss the importance of Bears Ears and the possible economic value to keeping the monument.

Cat Cafe Opens In Salt Lake City

Dec 1, 2017
Tinker's Cat Cafe

Earlier this month, Tinker’s Cat Cafe opened in Salt Lake City. The cafe offers a full espresso bar, local baked goods and a cat room.

Utah State University Names New Chief Fundraiser

Nov 27, 2017
Utah State magazine, Public Relations & Marketing

On Monday, Utah State University announced that Matthew T. White will fill the role of chief fundraiser for the university.

Keller Family

For the second year in a row, Jay and Kathy Keller are asking people to send Christmas cards to their disabled son Joshua as part of their effort to give back to the community.

Barnes Family

Eleven-year-old Noah Barnes and his family are traveling across the country in the name of diabetes. But while his mom is driving the family car, Noah and his dad are walking ever mile from southern Florida to Washington State on foot. 

Creation Justice

This weekend a group of about two dozen people, including religious leaders from surrounding areas and tribal spiritual leaders, will meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico and make a pilgrimage to Bears Ears National Monument.

Utah Film Center

A film festival for children in Salt Lake City provides families an opportunity to experience media from around the world. Patrick Hubley is the director of programing for the Utah Film Center and organizes the center’s Tumbleweeds Film Festival.

childrenswishingwell.org

Although results from the second Race for Results study show improvement since 2014 when the original study was conducted, there is still a discrepancy between the living situations of white and minority children in Utah. 

Aggie Heroes Event Held At USU Promotes Student Unity

Nov 6, 2017
Utah State Student Association

Eight Utah State students took to the stage  to share stories of challenges they have faced and how they have overcome those challenges for an “Aggie Heroes” event.

Jennifer Pemberton

Although women are less likely than men to fill political offices in the United States, it isn’t because they are less likely to be elected, but less likely to run.  

USU Library Hosts Monthly Concert Series

Oct 30, 2017
Matilyn Mortensen / 1996

As flute and harp music begins to play in the Utah State University library, a small group of onlookers gather.

Proposed Land Swap For Logan Library Cancelled

Oct 25, 2017

On Tuesday, Logan Mayor Craig Petersen announced the cancellation of the land swap proposed in last week’s city council meeting.

Utah's Birthrate Among Highest In Nation

Oct 24, 2017
childrenswishingwell.org

A new report released this month focuses on how the drop of birth rates and the increase of retiring seniors is affecting the United States. Although the national birth rate is on a decline, Utah is maintaining a significantly higher birth rate than most other states.

Civilian Reader

Speculative fiction author Sarah Gailey traveled throughout Utah last week presenting a series of talks and readings aimed to empower female writers and activists. 

heritage.utah.gov

The annual Utah History Conference held Wednesday in Salt Lake City was themed Local Matters: Interweaving Historical Threads of Community. The conference focused on the historical events and trends that have shaped the local communities in the state.

www.ed.gov

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby, along with the Interfaith Council in Park City, are hosting two climate change educational presentations this month. The first was held last weekend and addressed the science behind climate change and moral reasons why people should care about it. The second is a solutions seminar and will be held this coming Sunday, October 15.

Matilyn Mortensen

The wooden pews in the sanctuary of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Logan fill with people on Sunday for the evening prayer service.

Utah State University Extension's Food $ense program

Logan Named A Top Foodie Destination

Sep 18, 2017
rewardexpert.com

In September, Logan was listed among the top destinations to visit when it comes to finding not only unique, but quality food options by rewardexpert.com.