Utah News

5:27 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

UPR Newsline with Dave Greiling

Kerry Bringhurst talks to Dave Greiling about today's headlines, including the fate of Powder Mountain resort, Rep. Brad Dee's legislation about overruling felony convictions based on factual innocence, and Ogden's plan for revitalization.

Read these full stories and more at the Standard-Examiner's website.

Utah News
6:21 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Tax Hike to Pay for Buried Power Lines

Cities across the country and Utah are opting to bury their power lines instead of stringing them overhead, and one Democratic state lawmaker wants to help them pay for it. House Bill 291, sponsored by Representative Joel Briscoe, allows city councils to approve a tenth of a cent sales tax hike to be used solely for burying utility lines. He says there are many good reasons to halt the construction of new above-ground lines, aside from saving trees.

Utah News
6:16 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

The Rock that Swallows the Sun

Photo courtesy of the Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau.

It's called the Overseer, a large rock outcropping with a mouth that appears in the fall to swallow the sun and in the spring to spit it back out, an event that the public is invited to celebrate this year on March 3 at 7:30 a.m. Chris Holmes describes the event.

More information on the Overseer and the rocks at Parowan Gap.


Utah News
4:53 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Latest from the Utah Avalanche Center

Utah Avalanche Center photo. A rider and his snowmobile were covered in an avalanche Feb. 22nd near Tony Grove in Logan Canyon. The rider's companions were able to rescue the man.
Utah Avalanche Center

The Utah Avalanche Center has issued watches from Central to Northern Utah today. The Center's Toby Weed talks about what can be learned from this year's avalanche season.

Updates are posted throughout the day at utahavalanchecenter.org.


Utah News
4:42 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

$1,000 Reward for Information in Cattle Shooting

On or shortly before February 20, two animals were shot with a small caliber weapon near Modena, Utah. The cattle owner reported the crime to Iron County law enforcement, who are offering $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Please contact the Iron County Sheriff if you can help.

Utah News
4:36 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

"Mom and Pop" Landlords Disappointed by Bill

So-called “mom and pop” landlords, or those who operate small-scale apartment complexes, are fuming over changes that were made yesterday to a bill that was intended to exclude them from having to get a business license under new regulations. As KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, the bill passed out of committee looking very little like the legislation they initially supported.

Utah News
4:30 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Introducing the Logan Film Festival

The USU Fringe Festival and Logan's Reel 2 Reel film festival will come together in a new annual event: the Logan Film Festival. The newly formed organization hopes to bring independent films from around the world to Logan. Film entries are due by April 7. UPR's Storee Powell spoke with Gary Saxton of the Logan Downtown Alliance, the organization spearheading this project.

More information at www.loganfilmfestival.com


Utah News
8:30 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Commission Dismisses Permit for Water Diversion

Thursday morning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) dismissed a permit that would have diverted 81 billion gallons of water per year from the Green River and Flaming Gorge Reservoir. 

Ranae Bangerter reports from Vernal.

Utah News
8:27 am
Tue February 28, 2012

League of Women Voters Opposes Pipeline

H.B. 174 would earmark 15 percent of future sales and use taxes be used to help fund water resource projects, including the Lake Powell to St. George pipeline. 

The League of Women Voters wrote a letter to legislators, urging them to reject the bill. Chris Holmes has the story.

Utah News
5:57 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Rules Rules Rules: Why Are Some Bills Tied Up in the Rules Committee?

With less than nine days left in the legislative session, time is running out for lawmakers to get their bills heard in committee for a chance to be voted on. But some legislators say time isn’t the only thing working against them, claiming the Rules Committee is holding certain bills with no intention of letting them be heard at all this session. KCPW’s Jessica Gail reports on what’s behind the conflict.