Cache County’s own water war continues to cause heated debate in the valley over two years after the original complaint was filed by a group of Utah citizens.
The most recent dispute that has gained attention was sparked by the filing of a countersuit by Cache County itself, against citizen plaintiffs including members of the Utah Foundation for Land and Open Water, also known as Utah FLOW.
After six months of intensive work, the Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation now has top-to-bottom access within the Bingham Canyon Mine after the largest landslide in mining history.
A newly-completed road marks a significant milestone for the corporation and provides access to deep within the mine.
The road was only feasible after extensive cleanup efforts of the 165-million-ton slide that happened in April. More than 14 million tons of fallen material has been moved since the slide and refuse is still being cleared to stabilize the area.
Dr. Randall Irmis speaks at a press conference at the Natural History Museum of Utah on November 6, 2013. Irmis and his team announced the discovery of a previously unknown dinosaur species. A skeletal model of the dinosaur stands behind Irmis.
Premature births are one of the leading causes of infant death in the U.S. Utah is working to combat that statistic by educating women about the risk factors associated with pre-term births.
Utah met and surpassed the goal set by the Healthy Babies President’s Challenge to reduce its pre-term birth rate by 8 percent. Julie Drake, Utah’s March of Dimes Program Director, said Utah received high marks for its work in educating the public about premature birth.
Cache County voted Tuesday on a $129 million bond to open two new high schools within the school district. These new high schools would eliminate severe overcrowding within schools in the county. Residents voted in favor of the bond by a slight margin of 184 votes.
Many residents said they are worried the bond will affect property tax significantly.
Craig Petersen was elected Logan City Mayor on Tuesday, beating incumbent Randy Watts 2,504 to 2,100 votes. In his new position, Petersen said he plans to begin reviewing city policies and procedures.
"I went from conducting a campaign to being mayor-elect overnight," said Peterson. "It's kind of an abrupt transition to realize it really happened."
Petersen’s campaign platform focused on plans to improve the quality of life of those living in Logan. Reducing traffic congestion, revising city policies to make them more business friendly, and addressing sidewalk and rental issues are matters Petersen said he will address now that he has been elected.
Even as thousands of Utah deer hunters have braved the outback only to come home empty-handed, a women recently driving through Garfield County bagged her buck without even knowing it. Chris Holmes explains.
A woman called the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and reported that she had hit something while traveling on U.S. Hwy. 89. When conservation officer Micah Evans arrived on the scene he observed a large hole through the front of the travel trailer she was pulling.