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.
Drivers to and from Cache Valley who access Sardine Canyon through Brigham City have until Monday to make the trip without construction delay. The Utah Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a major reconstruction project on Nov. 11.
At the 20th Annual Utah Water Summit in Provo last month, Governor Herbert introduced his “gang of six” water experts, who spent the summer gathering ideas from the public at a series of Town Hall meetings about water.
One of those gang of six experts, Warren Peterson, spoke about the future of agriculture in Utah. He quoted Tom Bingham, who was the Farm Bureau Lobbyist for 25 years:
“He said, ‘I used to just go and count boots under the table, and I knew how the vote was going to come out,’ and now there aren’t any boots under the table.