Nick Herrmann

BUSINESS.UTAH.GOV

Thumbtack, a professional project provider website, released a survey discussing small business friendliness. 

The state of Utah ranked second in the nation as a great place to start a business. The report considered how easy it is for owners to start a small business and follow business regulations.

Logan City to Spray For Mosquitoes

Jun 7, 2016
http://www.cdc.gov

Logan City has begun mosquito control season. 

On Monday, Logan City began spraying pesticides at city parks and golf courses to help battle mosquito problems including worries about being bitten by the insect.

Salt Lake City Ranks Best City To Find a Career

Jun 1, 2016
http://www.reipa.org

With college graduation season underway, a finance organization released a report listing the best and worst cities to start a career. 

Utah Considering Death Penalty by Firing Squad

May 26, 2016
http://www.npr.org

With the drugs most commonly used for lethal injections no longer available, Utah may revert to carrying out death sentences with a firing squad. 

Nick Herrmann

For thirty years, volunteers from businesses, schools and church groups have been taking children with disabilities fishing. UPR’s Nick Herrmann spent the day at Salem Pond watching and recording as state wildlife workers taught more than a thousand youth with special needs the art of baiting and catching fish.

blog.governor.utah.gov

Utah’s Republican-controlled Legislature has approved a resolution declaring opposition to a possible national monument in the Bears Ears area of southeastern Utah. 

NEWWORLDENCYCLOPEDIA.ORG

  Residents in southwestern Utah are standing watch over some of the area’s most ancient rock art sites. The “Petroglyph Patrol” volunteers will be at various archeological sites on days with heavy visitor traffic to prevent vandalism or looting of these areas. 

"Adopt a Canyon" Clean-up Begins at Lake Powell

May 16, 2016
https://www.nps.gov

A government-funded project to help remove debris from campsites, beaches and tourist areas is underway. Areas of Lake Powell, including Halls Crossing and The Escalante River Tributaries, will be part of the “Adopt a Canyon” clean-up project this year.

Proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Under Scrutiny

May 12, 2016
https://www.nps.gov

The State of Utah has filed for a permit to build a controversial 140-mile pipeline to send water from the Colorado River to southwestern Utah, but a coalition of conservation groups says its members will fight the project. 

https://www.nps.gov

In 2015, Visitors to Yellowstone exceeded four million for the first time. With so many people visiting the park, dangerous encounters with animals has been an issue. The latest addition of National Geographic Magazine provides information about the human/wildlife conflict in the park.

Wildfire Season Off to Delayed Start

May 3, 2016
http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov

The National Interagency Fire Center has released the annual wildfire outlook for the spring and summer. The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands refers to the Center to assess the wildfire potential in Utah.

http://www.pullman-wa.gov

Rapidly rising rents and relatively flat incomes are putting the squeeze on many Utah renters. These raising prices are effecting people, especially those with moderate or low incomes. 

Utah Ranks as the Least Gambling-Addicted State

Apr 27, 2016
http://www.ship1610.org

A personal finance website has released a report on states and gambling addiction. 

The report released by personal finance website WalletHub ranked residents in all 50 states to determine how addicted they are to gambling.  Researcher Jill Gonzalez says Utah ranks as the least gambling addicted state in the nation.

Bryce Canyon National Park Recieves Top Rating Award

Apr 26, 2016
http://www.cleanair.pima.gov

For a record-breaking 18th year in a row, The Michelin Guide has awarded Bryce Canyon a 3-star ranking. 

The Michelin Guide, a European Guidebook which gives awards to locations around the globe, awarded Bryce Canyon National Park 3 stars, making it one of five locations in Utah to receive the honor. Zion National Park and Monument Valley, in comparison, were only given a two-star rating.

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More than 5 million children across the nation, including 44,000 in Utah, experience separation from a parent due to incarceration.  A new report, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines hardships for children, and discusses new policies to help children who have a parent in jail.

UDOT to Host Ogden Canyon Study Open House

Apr 21, 2016
http://blog.udot.utah.gov

The Utah Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting to discuss the future of Ogden Canyon. 

UDOT is studying the transportation needs for Ogden Canyon through a series of information and project idea meetings. The ideas gathered during the past two years are being used to help create new concepts for the heavily traveled area.

http://energy.utah.gov

The American Lung Association of Utah released their annual Air Quality report results, Wednesday. 

The results of the 17th annual “State of the Air” report, a national air quality grading system, showed that Utah’s air quality received poor ratings.

Wildlife groups say they will continue to pressure the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the American Wolverine. A federal court ruled the agency buckled under political pressure from states in its decision not to seek protections under the Endangered Species Act. 


business.utah.gov

The Providence City Council held a meeting discussing a local section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The section under discussion would cut through a local subdivision. 


WILDLIFE.UTAH.GOV

  The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources added Kokanee Salmon to Jordanelle Reservoir Monday. 

For the first time in Utah history, Kokanee Salmon will be part of the fish species at Jordanelle Reservoir.

utahstatecapitol.utah.gov

  Legislators held a panel discussion last Friday to review the 2016 Utah legislative session, and the impact it had on women. 


The National Football League is admitting a connection between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. And now the question of protecting young athletes from concussions is once again a main topic of discussion. 


Do Debtor's Prisons Exist in Modern-day America?

Mar 29, 2016
action.org

  The question of debtors imprisonment was a topic of discussion after a man died in jail. 

On January 23, a Box Elder County man was arrested for not paying an ambulance bill in December 2013. The fine was for $2,376. The man died that afternoon while in a holding cell. The cause of death is still under investigation.

American Ninja Warrior To Speak at Utah High Schools

Mar 28, 2016
HOANDO.COM

Millard High School students will be the first of many Utah students who will meet an American Ninja Warrior this week. 


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The Cache County Sheriff’s Department is warning of a police call scam effecting local citizens. 


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