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3:04 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Utah Man Wearing Out His Sneakers for Cancer Research

Credit miles2give.org

In 2012 more than 1.6 million people  in the United States were diagnosed with cancer. This year, one Utahn is wearing out his tennis shoes to make that number go down.

Utah Runner Landon Cooper is running over 3,000 miles to raise awareness and funds for sarcoma cancer research. Cooper said part of what keeps him going is devoting every run to what he calls, a warrior.

Listen to Cooper talk about his run with Reporter Brianna Bodily.

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Utah News
2:53 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Kennecott Mining to Continue after Slide in Bingham Mine

Credit bogley.com

Officials with Kennecott Utah Copper say a landslide that they’ve been anticipating for months has happened in Brigham Canyon Mine.  UPR’s Brianna Bodily has more on the condition of employees, and precautions Kennecott took to avoid injury.

Kennecott spokesman Kyle Bennett said no one was injured when the slide took place, at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the North East part of the mine.

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Utah News
2:18 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Gulls Invade Utah State University Campus

Gulls have made the rooftops of USU residence halls their new homes.
Credit Eric Jungblut

It’s springtime in Northern Utah, and that means mammals coming out of hibernation and birds returning from warm climates.

 

Gulls have invaded the eastern edge of the Utah State University campus near the Living Learning Community residence halls and Old Main Hill. And they’re causing problems for LLC residents like Anne Toller, Kimberly Lamping and Caitlyn Chamberlain.

They're annoying and they're everywhere and they're so loud in the morning.

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Utah News
1:55 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Vandals Hit Water Conservancy Facility Again

We’ve seen it here in southern Utah. We’ve seen cases along the Wasatch front as recently as last week, and over the weekend another incident in Washington County. What is it? Copper theft.

Over the weekend, someone broke into the hydroelectric facility at Quail Creek and caused over one-thousand dollars in damage. Nothing was missing, but it was obvious what the individuals were after.

Cory Cram is the Assistant Director of the Washington County Water Conservancy.

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Utah News
2:19 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

New Cache Valley Center for the Arts Executive Director Named

The Board of Directors of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts (CVCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of James D. Kreutzberg as its Executive Director beginning July 1, 2013. The selection was made from among more than twenty applicants who responded to a nationwide search.  His appointment is made necessary by the retirement of Wally Bloss, who has successfully led CVCA for more than eight years.

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Utah Education
5:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

USU Students Attempt A World Record

Stacking Boxes

With duct tape, spray paint, and a lot of folding; USU students, like Kayla Arrington, are trying to break a world record.

"Other people, other groups, attempt to break Guinness world records.  So, in the spirit of that, we are doing this with a cardboard fort."

And in the spirit of Utah State University, they've chosen Old Main as their sculpture subject. 

Kelby Peterson, a team member, has possibly the most prominent job.

"I have been helping build boxes, especially the big tower to represent the 'A' on Old Main"

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Environment
2:33 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

New Acreage Available for Lease to Oil and Tar Companies

The Department of the interior has opened up new land for oil and gas companies to lease.

Late last month, the US Interior Department finalized a new set of rules pertaining to Oil Shale and Tar Sands development on federal lands.

A new ruling by the Department of the Interior means that 680,000 acres of BLM land in the west will be available for leasing for research and development of oil shale, and nearly 130,000 acres will be opened up for testing tar sands production in Utah.

Those numbers are much lower than first planned, when rules on oil shale and tar sands leases were crafted in the waning days of the Bush Administration.

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Education
2:18 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

"Business Boot Camp" Gives Students an Edge

Students gather at BYU to learn about business in "boot camp."
Credit STEPHEN TANNER

With the job market becoming more competitive for college grads, students are looking for extra help. One business boot camp at Brigham Young University is giving students an edge in their job search.  

It’s a Saturday at BYU and room W202 in the Tanner Building is anything but empty and quiet.

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Utah News
12:45 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Massive Open Online Course Provides Free Education and Problem-Based Learning

Credit studyusa.com

A massive open online course, or a MOOC for short, has come to the USU campus: or rather, to the entire world.

The MOOC USU is offering is ITLS 5245/6245, Interactive Multimedia Production. The graduate-level class is being taken by hundreds of students and non-students in the U.S. and other countries across the globe.

The MOOC is not for credit and is completely free, but this could pose problems for the course in the future.  Andrew Walker of the instructional technology and learning science department at USU is the instructor for the MOOC.

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Utah News
4:37 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Elderly Hyrum Man Burned in Fire

Update: The University of Utah Burn Unit Spokeswoman, Melinda Rogers confirmed that Ray Jessop succumbed to his injuries Thursday morning at 2:20 A.M.

Ray Jessop, 81, was still on fire when his neighbor, Braxton Wood, found him at about 11 A.M. Wednesday.

Suffering third degree burns on 90 percent of his body, Jessop was taken to Logan Regional Hospital and then airlifted to the University of Utah burn Center in Salt Lake City.

His neighbor, Toni Wood, said this incident only adds to the list of health complications he has been struggling with.

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