National and international representatives from the airline industry are gathering in St. George Friday and Saturday for a racing event that will mix fun and fundraising.
UPR’s Kerry Bringhurst is in Southern Utah. She spoke with St. George City Administrator Marc Mortensen about the Mini-Indy 2013 go-kart race being held to help “Turbo Boost” fund raising efforts to benefit United Way Dixie and the SkyWest Scholarship fund.
Hundreds of high school students participated in a regional sporting event at the Maverick Center in West Valley City last weekend. But in this competition, the players were robots. Kim Schuske from Explore Utah Science has the story.
“Lets’ go, alright drivers take control…”
And with that, the robots were off, trying to fling Frisbees into four goals at each end of the field.
Forty-four teams from 10 states built robots that competed in the challenge, 19 of those teams were from Utah. The hard work of designing, building, and testing the robots took more than six weeks of intensive collaboration between team members, says Sheyne Anderson of the DaVinci Dragons of Ogden.
Ogden School district officials want to unload two old pools that are costing them a quarter of a million dollars in classroom money every year. UPR’s Brianna Bodily has more.
The pools at Ogden and Ben Lomond high schools were built in the 1970’s. Donna Corby, who handles the district’s community relations, says they both need about a half million dollars in renovation and updates.
Transportation officials in Arizona are scrambling to find alternatives after US 89 was closed due to a landslide in February.
The Arizona State Transportation Board is considering whether to temporarily designate a 45 mile long Navajo tribal road as a state highway and improve it so it can be used as an alternate to a closed stretch of US 89 south of Page.
The design phase of the project would cost $1 million.
US 89 has been closed north of Bitter Springs and south of Page since February 20 because of a landslide that buckled part of the highway on a hillside.
Receiving a landmark international grant of nearly $200,000 , USU Assistant Professor Of Music, Christopher Scheer, will be working with faculty from six other universities to research theosophy's influence on the arts in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
UPR's Brianna Bodily spoke with him about what his research will entail and why theosophy has been overlooked for so long.