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Utah Health
6:32 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Lyme disease in Utah

Ixodes pacificus, the Western black-legged tick.

Spring is the season for hiking, biking, camping, and for ticks. Lyme disease is the most common tick-born disease in the U.S., but is it in Utah? Kim Schuske from Explore Utah Science has the story.

Krystal Snyder has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, a bacterial infection introduced by the bite of a tick.

The first sign of Lyme disease for some is a characteristic bulls-eye rash that develops within about a week after they are bitten. If caught early, the disease is relatively easy to cure with antibiotics.

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Utah Transportation
3:06 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Bike to School and Work Week is May 13-18

Michaux' son on velocipede 1868

National Bike to School and Work Week is May 13-18, and will be celebrated around Cache Valley.
An information table will be at the Logan Transit Center from 7:30-9:30 a.m daily, providing bike-related prizes for those riding a bike, free refreshments, riding and safety information, bike registration, and free five minute bike tune-ups by Aggie Blue Bikes.

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Utah News
1:46 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Irrigation Service Restored in Logan Canal Project

Shareholders of the Logan and Northern Canal now have water restored to their access points, according to project spokesperson Andy Neff.

In July 2009 a breach in the canal caused a landslide that killed 3 residents of Cache Valley. Due to the closure of that section of the canal, shareholders have not been able to access irrigation water from the canal.

Road work on the sections where the road was cut to lay pipe for the canal is expected to begin the week of May 20th and continue through the end of the month.

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Utah News
11:16 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Community members speak out against highway proposal in Davis County

A coalition of environmental and community organizations are asking the Utah Department of Transportation to reevaluate their proposal for the West Davis Corridor, a 24-mile highway that would skirt the Great Salt Lake to the north of the Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area.

Tim Wagner is from the Utah Sierra Club and said that a draft plan by the Utah Department of Transportation to build a 4-lane highway along the banks of the Great Salt Lake is misguided.

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Utah news
3:18 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

One dead, another injured in oil tank blast

Oil well equipment in the Uintah Basin.
Credit Media relations - Newfield Exploration

Authorities in the Uintah Basin are working with federal investigators to determine what caused an explosion of an oil tank Tuesday evening which killed one man and injured another. The blast occurred just after 8:30 Tuesday night next to a crude oil well near Myton – about  20 miles south of Roosevelt. 

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Utah health and safety
1:35 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Rope swing deaths could mean new rules

In a five-week period two men have died near Moab who were engaging in a new extreme sport, back country rope swinging. As a result, the Bureau of Land Management is studying whether stricter rules should be in place. UPR's Jon Kovash reports.

The first death was on March 24, when a West Jordan man perished while rope swinging under Corona Arch, down river from Moab. On Sunday, Adam Jason Weber, also from the Salt Lake City area, died while rope swinging in nearby Day Canyon. Grand County Sheriff’s deputy Brent Pace was on the search and rescue team that responded  Sunday.

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St. George
12:05 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Flooding in St. George leaves mud and debris


St. George street crews are mopping up a day after a 15-minute downpour caused mud and other debris to clock storm drains and flood city streets with nearly three feet of water in some areas.

St. George street crews had to wait for the rain to stop and water to drain away before they could work to remove mud and debris from clogged drainage grates.

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StoryCorps
10:01 am
Wed May 8, 2013

StoryCorps Booth Now Live in St. George Town Square: Reserve Your Spot

UPR and Dixie Regional Medical Center are sponsoring the StoryCorps recording booth in St. George happening now to June 1 in the St. George town square.

You do not need to be a resident of St. George, or even Utah. Come to the booth and share your story. You can reserve your spot to interview someone by calling 1-800-850-4406 or going to the StoryCorps reservation website.

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St. George
12:38 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Ironman triathlon in St. George coincides with release of anticipated Iron Man 3

The ironclad superhero flies through the sky, builds his own weapons and saves the world. He's known around the US as Iron Man.

But St. George recognizes the word differently than a three-part movie series. The Southern Utah city holds a competition every year called Ironman 70.3.

On May 4 the triathlon and the release of Iron Man 3 coincided perfectly. While participants stood in the registration line, a burgundy banner posted in the background advertised the release of the new movie.

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Environment
3:06 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Court-ordered review of Ruby Pipeline underway

A gas line marker in Sardine Canyon north of Mantua, Utah.
Matt Jensen Utah Public Radio

A new environmental review is underway to assess the long-term impacts of the Ruby Pipeline. Last year, a federal appeals court ruled the government’s original environmental appraisal of the project was inadequate. UPR’s Matt Jensen has the story.

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