Support for Public Lands Survey Released

Jan 11, 2016

Colorado College released its annual Conservation in the West poll that revealed strong public support for efforts to protect and maintain national public lands.


Utah Governor Gary Herbert Addressed the National Press Club in Washington, DC Thursday. Herbert presented his state of the state address as chairman of the National Governors Association. 


Utah consumers are being warned to watch out for scams in 2016.  The Utah Department of Commerce is focusing on six common attempts at fraud as a way of helping to educate the public.

USU Student Dies in Sardine Canyon Crash

Dec 30, 2015
Brian Champagne

A USU student was killed in a vehicle accident in Northern Utah’s Sardine Canyon Wednesday.

A light snow at the mouth of Sardine Canyon near Brigham City, combined with icy conditions on an overpass, may have been the cause of a three car accident Wednesday around 8:30 a.m.. Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry said the driver of a white SUV traveling toward Logan on State Road 91 lost control and was struck by a large semi-truck.

Intermountain Health Care

In an effort to reduce the spread of the respiratory flu, healthcare facilities are implementing visitor restrictions.

At least one of the twenty-two Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in Utah will limit who can visit patients in any obstetric, pediatric, or newborn unit.

Utah Bighorn Sheep Airlift Planned

Dec 28, 2015

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be capturing and transferring Antelope Island Bighorn Sheep to Central Utah in January. / NASA

Lots of us have dreamt of being an astronaut as a kid. But that group of people is very small and very exclusive, given there are only 46 active USA NASA astronauts, which is only .0000001 percent of the population. 

S. Ogden Police Capture Escaped Felon After Standoff

Dec 9, 2015

South Ogden Police joined with SWAT team members to end a standoff Wednesday morning. Joseph Chavez escaped from a police vehicle Monday after being arrested. Police located Chavez in a home on Pingree Avenue and 29th Street in Ogden. After clearing the area as a precaution law enforcement used a chain saw to removed Chavez from a crawl space.

  Representatives from the National Education Association, including current NEA president and past Utah Education Teacher of the Year Lily Eskelsen Garcia, gathered at the White House Thursday to watch as President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA. 

NEA's Director of Government Relations, Mary Kusler, has been working with lawmakers in Washington, DC to lobby for the ESSA that she said will give states more control over how public education is monitored and improved. 

Plastic Sidewalks Save Real Trees In Logan

Dec 7, 2015
Utah State Extention / Utah State University

Two-thousand square feet of experimental, sidewalk have been laid throughout Logan as part of a collaboration between Utah State’s Quinney College of Natural Resources and the city. The project is expected to save trees, money and resources.


Logan's winter season will prove whether or not the city and the state will more widely adopt Terrewalk's plastic sidewalk.

I was sitting in my psychology class at Utah State University on Wednesday, scrolling through Facebook, when I saw an odd status from a friend.

“Stay safe out there friends, and avoid Waterman.”

I know every square inch of that street. I grew up not far from there.

I took to Google, assuming it was a stolen car, a police pursuit, or maybe a robbery — unfortunately standard stuff for San Bernardino.

I wish that is all it had been.

Utah Youth Media Program Recognized

Nov 30, 2015

In November First Lady Michelle Obama recognized several after school arts and humanities programs with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Award, including one from Utah.

Speaking at the award ceremony in Washington D.C.  Mrs. Obama told program organizers to keep shining a light on youth, saying these kids are the next generation of fabulous.


An increasing number of residents and public interest groups say Utah has essentially hijacked funds meant to alleviate the local impacts of oil and gas drilling.

Mature Americans Take To Tech

Nov 10, 2015

The Association of Mature American Citizens AMAC has released information to organization members showing older Americans are embracing all things digital faster than we think. The group is referring to a recent report from a content delivery network service provider Limelight that indicates among those spending time online 51 percent are between the ages of 51 to 69 years old.

The fifty-three million dollar loan was authorized by the Utah Permanent Community Impact Board or CIB. Aaron Paul is the staff attorney for the Grand Canyon Trust and he said that the CIB is acting outside of its jurisdiction by approving the loan. Paul said the board, under law, is supposed to use the funding for community improvement.

Senators Urge FTC Investigation of Saline Shortage

Nov 3, 2015

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, recently wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging them to investigate a potential breach of antitrust law over the production of saline, which has been identified by the Food and Drug Administration on the nation’s drug shortage list since 2013.

Utah Schools Fight Chronic Absenteeism

Nov 2, 2015

Ron Tolman, Superintendent at Box Elder County is one of four Utah Superintendents to sign a “Call to Action” Pledge. Tolman believes being present in class is a top priority.

“There’s a direct correlation between student attendance and their performance and success in school. Those who are chronically absent, are those that we struggle helping succeed. Those that are here on a regular basis seem to do much better.”

Salt Lake Tribune

A non-profit organization has completed a study to help design how Utah should prepare for the future.  Envision Utah surveyed 53,000 residents about education, transportation, air quality, and urban development.

The survey asked residents to share opinions on 11 topics that should be addressed by the year 2050 to help create public policy as the state prepares for an estimated population increase.  Right now there are 3 million resident living here.  Within 35 years the number of people living here could nearly double.

Meet the Creative Minds Behind the "STD of the Sea"

Oct 27, 2015

UPR’s Jennifer Pemberton has been focused on invasive species for this month’s episode of The Source. Today, she brings us this story about the creative minds behind this summer’s most memorable public service announcement.

UDOT Continues Message Monday Campaign

Oct 26, 2015

  If you’re driving on the freeway on a Monday, you might catch a glimpse of a few distinct variable message signs (VMS) that have been comically altered to capture the attention of drivers.

Utah lawmakers are hoping to find a way to adjust federal law to allow for Utah’s institutions of higher education to research the health and economic aspects of cannabis or hemp products. 

Republican representative Gage Froerer told members of the health and human services committee this week that he is working with Utah’s Congressional delegation to encourage a change in Federal Drug Administration policy  that would allow researchers to move forward in determining the possible agricultural, medical, and economic uses of hemp and cannabis products.

If you drive down Hollow Road in Nibley, Utah, you will be hard-pressed to find a yard without a sign that reads “certified wildlife habitat.” That is because Nibley City is in the process of becoming Utah’s first certified wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation.


The announcement Friday by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner that he will retire in October could mean a delay in a possible shut down of the federal government. Predictions are that Congress will pass a CR [continuing resolution] as a stop-gap solution to keep funding the government into October.

Utahns Donate Milk During Hunger Action Month

Sep 23, 2015

It is estimated 1 in 6 children rely on food banks every year and at those food banks, milk is one of the most requested and least donated items, according to The Great American Milk Drive.

Bishop: F-35 Aircraft Good For Utah And Nation

Sep 18, 2015

 A Pentagon report released this week finds the latest F-35B aircraft may not be ready to replace outdated Marine Corps Aircraft.  Findings that the aircraft testing fell short comes just as air force officials in Utah are preparing for additional aircraft to arrive.