Work is underway in Logan to improve the Cache Valley Transit District’s central bus terminal. UPR reported earlier this month about the project. Last week CVTD unveiled an artist's rendering of what the new facility will look like.
Crews will work through the summer to construct additional bus loading stations and replace aging concrete around the Transit Center at 500 N. 200 East. CVTD general manager and CEO, Todd Beutler says the enhancements will improve rider safety and accommodate more traffic as ridership increases.
If you look up at the night sky this weekend you may notice "a rare celestial event," as some are calling it. The full moon on June 22 is no ordinary moon, it’s the closest our lunar neighbor will be to earth in its annual elliptical orbit.
That means Saturday’s moon is a "Supermoon," the largest and brightest full moon of 2013. NASA Ambassador to Utah, Patrick Wiggins says at face value that sounds pretty cool, but it turns out there really isn’t anything that super about the "Supermoon."
A Utah State State University professor who specializes in early childhood education is part of a statewide commission charged with finding answers to help eliminate poverty in Utah.
Ray Reutzel has nearly 40 years experience in childhood education and development. Today he’s the Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Literacy. His research highlights multiple factors that can contribute to poverty from one generation to the next, including single parenthood and low maternal education.
There’s more road construction in the forecast for Northern Utah. On June 23, the Utah Department of Transportation will begin major work on US Hwy 89/91 in what is popularly known as Sardine Canyon. Crews will be resurfacing the road from Sardine Summit to State Road 23 in Wellsville.
UDOT spokesman Vic Saunders says the project will last through the summer, with a completion date set for September.
Maggie Nawyn hasn’t even started high school but already the 15-year-old has started an orchestra, appeared in a music video alongside singer Alex Boyé, and heads an organization that aims to save a century-old building in Brigham City.
The Christensen Academy of Music and Dancing had sat unused for over two decades before Brigham City bought the building in the early 2000’s. They planned to restore it to its previous grandeur but the money for the project ran dry after the exterior work to the two-story building was complete. So when it was rumored the building would be torn down, Nawyn stepped in.
Halfway through the month of June and a full week before the official first day of summer, fire officials in Southern Utah are implementing fire restrictions. UPR’s Chris Holmes has the details.
In light of lower-than-normal precipitation this past winter, continued higher-than-normal temperatures and persistent winds, officials from the Color Country Interagency Fire Management Area are implementing fire restrictions within the jurisdiction.
Monday night a little before 11 pm, 32-year-old Jacob Bradley Sorenson, the driver of a blue 2006 Subaru Outback, drove off the road resulting in a rollover accident that took his life.
Sorenson was identified Tuesday morning.
The vehicle was traveling west on 1500 north just before the road merges into 1400 north and crosses 1200 east in Logan. After leaving the road at a curve that turns the road farther south, the vehicle rolled several times and the driver was ejected landing some distance away. Witnesses called 911 immediately after the crash and paramedics pronounced the driver dead at the scene.
The Sierra Club, one of the oldest, largest and most influential environmental organizations in the US, has entered Utah politics in a big way. They started a national campaign that supports a proposed Greater Canyonlands. UPR's Jon Kovash reports.