Newly published research from the University of Utah shows there is a genetic connection to the emotional response to music. For the study, music by Elvis Presley and others was played to gage emotional hormone levels in people with Williams syndrome, a well-documented genetic disorder.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Spokesperson Denise Shultz said a New Mexico family was enjoying the scenery and looking at Peekaboo Arch on Friday, when 2 personal watercrafts collided, killing 2 riders. In addition, a juvenile female was taken to the hospital and later released.
Weber County is paying intensive care unit bills at the rate of $1,000 a day for the past two weeks to care for shooting suspect, Matthew Stewart. Two security guards 24/7 will add $15,000 of county employee overtime.
Each summer Pioneer park is filled with dozens of farmers, bakers and artists selling their goods at the downtown farmers market. This summer, one group of growers is new to the trade; that’s because they’re inmates, participating in the Salt Lake County Jail’s garden program.
Utah Lake has a reputation for being a murky, polluted mud-hole. The Utah Lake Commission exists to manage the lake, enhance its value as a resource, and change the lake's murky reputation. It collaborates with multiple state agencies to sustainably develop Utah Lake to its full potential, both as a recreational area and as a natural resource.
On June 21 a man entered the Bloomington Branch of Wells Fargo Bank in St. George and demanded money. No weapons were displayed, nor was anyone inured, but the suspect did leave on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Wells Fargo and the Utah Bankers Association are offering up to $10,000 as a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
After several days of multiplying acreage, the Shingle Fire in Kane County has remained an 8,200-acre blaze for 2 days. But generally cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, and even some rain fall has helped the 350 or so firefighters stabilize fire lines.
Even though the fire hasn't gained new acreage for 2 days, it is still only 10% contained. The aggressive aerial bombardment of water and fire retardant also continues.
A town meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening in Duck Creek Village to inform residents on the present fire situation.
Weekend work by Congress moved a federal transportation bill to the President's desk, just in time to avert the shutdown of funding. The bill contains provisions that, for the first time, will allow Utah and federal agencies to retrofit roads to help prevent wildlife-traffic collisions.
Rob Ament of the Western Transportation Institute says there are several solutions to pursue including wildlife underpasses, animal detection systems, and pipes or tubes under roadways to protect small mammals or reptiles.