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Toddler Obesity Significantly Drops In Utah

Nov 30, 2016
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Nearly one in four toddlers are overweight or have obesity, but lately those numbers have dropped. A recent study shows 2-to-4-year-old kids have significantly lower obesity rates than in 2010. In Utah, obesity rates among toddlers dropped from 12.5 percent to 8.2 percent.

 

Utah Ranked The Most Giving State In 2016

Nov 29, 2016
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Americans are among the most generous people in the world, according to a recent international study. The United States ranked second out of 140 countries surveyed annually by the Charities Aid Foundation 2016 World Giving Index.

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Evan McMullin, Independent candidate for president, is possibly on the cusp of doing something no “third-party” candidate has done in decades: win a state. We’re talking about Utah, where McMullin is neck-in-neck with Donald Trump in the latest polls, even leading in one or two.

Utah Clown Panic Spreads on Social Media

Oct 6, 2016
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What started as two people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods of South Carolina has turned into a national phenomenon. Nationwide, people are choosing to imitate these clowns and taunt children and adults alike.

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  I’m riding around Nibley, UT with Ron Hellstern, a former city councilman and retired science teacher. Ron is taking me on a tour through a few of his neighbor’s backyards, examples of a collaboration to turn their properties into wildlife habitats. Our first stop is the home of Eric Alder whose backyard pond attracts a wide variety of birds.

New Monticello Science Center Raises Overcrowding Concerns

Aug 18, 2016


A new science discovery center will open this weekend just outside of the southeastern Utah city of Monticello. Founders hope the $8 million center will bring tourists to Monticello without causing overcrowding.

Idaho Man Finds Rare Mammoth Tusk

Aug 9, 2016


 In late July, Kasey Keller was digging in a gravel pit near his home in Preston when he came across something odd.

 

Utah Students Have Lowest Average Student Debt, Study Says

Aug 8, 2016


  When Utah students go back to college in the coming weeks, fewer will be concerned about student debt compared to students in other states.

How is Aggie Ice Cream Made?

Aug 5, 2016


 What makes one kind of ice cream better than another?

To answer that question, I visited the Utah State University Nutrition, Dairy and Food Sciences building, and met David Irish. He’s been the manager of Aggie Ice Cream for eight years. He gets a pleasant half smile on his face when I remind him that Aggie Ice Cream was voted best local ice cream shop in Utah this summer.

In July, the Salt Lake Tribune released an article about four Utah State University women who said they were raped by the same man, but Logan police and the university dropped the cases and the suspect was never prosecuted.

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 It looked a little like something out of a Syfy movie, or maybe a children’s story.

“Well, we could quote Chicken Little, if you remember that. 'The sky is falling!' Uh, not really," said Patrick Wiggins, Utah's NASA Ambassador.

 

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For the second year in a row, three Utah cities made it onto a list of the top 25 best cities for career opportunities. Two of them are in the top 10.

 

Many Utahns are planning on taking their boats out to Utah’s lakes this Pioneer Day weekend. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials hope boaters stop to get their boats checked for invasive mussels, which are often called the “STD of the Sea.”


  On Monday afternoon, a Utah State University aviation student, Frank De Leon Compres, was killed after he crashed a plane near Hyrum, Utah.

Why 'Pokemon Go' Appeals To More Than Just Nerds

Jul 14, 2016

  A new phone application called Pokemon Go was released Friday, and now the app has more downloads than Tinder.

'Pokemon Go' Lets Adults Live Their Childhood Dreams

Jul 12, 2016


A new phone application called “Pokemon Go” was released Friday, and now almost as many people use the app daily as Twitter.

The game uses GPS to track where players are located and scatters Pokemon, which means “pocket monsters” in Japanese, around the country. The game encourages players to "catch em’ all" by traveling around their cities searching for the Pokemon with their smart phones.

Utah's 2nd Medical School Expected To Open In 2017

Jun 22, 2016
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Nearly 80 percent of Utah's counties are facing a medical-professional shortage, making the state the third worst in the country for the doctor-to-patient ratio. The state’s second medical school will open in August 2017 in Ivins, Utah, with the hope to address the statistic.

The Dalai Lama Comes To Utah For The First Time in 15 Years

Jun 22, 2016
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The Dalai Lama shared a message of peace and compassion at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.

 

Drone Danger Halts Three Utah Wildfire Extinguishing Operations

Jun 20, 2016

 

Aerial firefighting operations were grounded for several hours on Sunday at three of Utah’s wildfire locations due to a drone sighting. Drones have become such a problem in Utah that the Utah Legislature has passed a bill prohibiting unmanned aerial vehicles in active wildfire areas.

Tour of Utah Meets in Zion National Park

Jun 15, 2016
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The 2016 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah announced earlier this week the routes and stages of the 704-mile race that will take place August 1-7. This year is the centennial of the National Park Service and to celebrate, Zion National Park is teaming up with the Tour of Utah to show off the state’s iconic scenery.

Ground Squirrels in Boise Test Positive For Plague

Jun 10, 2016

For the second year in a row, Idaho health officials say tests on dead ground squirrels south of Boise have come back positive for plague.

 

 

There is a circular area where ground squirrels are infected. It's 45 miles south of Boise and the boundary extends over Interstate 48.

18-Year-Old Millville Man Drowns in Cutler Dam Canal

Jun 8, 2016


 A Millville man drowned in Cutler Dam canal northwest of Logan Tuesday evening. Box Elder County Officials have identified him as 18-year-old Francisco Isreal Hilera. 

 

Salt Lake City Ranks Fourth Best City For Staycations

Jun 7, 2016

Although many Utahns leave the state for vacations during the summer, many choose to stay home for financial reasons, work obligation or simply not wanting the hassle of planning a trip. But staying home doesn’t necessarily mean summer will be boring, especially in Salt Lake City.

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The answer is probably no, unless you are one of the 40 Utahns who have officially weighed in on the expansion proposal, even though Utah’s Medicaid expansion comment period ends on Wednesday.

The City of Logan has 29 registered parks and according to the Logan Parks and Recreation Department only two are accessible to dogs.

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