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.
USU Eastern is buzzing about a disappointing dinosaur hunt that turned into a major fossil find. UPR's Brianna Bodily spoke with the scientist who made the find, about his discovery and where the public can see it.
Brianna’s passion for journalism comes from a love of learning and a desire to know everything. She studies Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and hopes one day to travel the world reporting hard news. She also works as the Aggie Radio news director and a reporter for USU TV.
Update: Friday March 22, the FAA announced Provo and Ogden airports are among the nationwide air traffic control towers to close. Read the story here.
In response to the across-the-board federal budget cuts due to sequestration, the Federal Aviation Administration has said it will cut $600 million by closing air traffic control towers at some of the nation’s smaller airports, including two in Utah. UPR’s Matt Jensen speaks with Utah airport officials and the US Contract Tower Association to see how the closures could affect the national airspace and air safety
Air traffic control towers at two Utah airports are among the more than 200 nation wide that could close on April 7 due to sequestration.
On Monday, Utah Valley University announced plans of an expansion to its campus in Orem. UPR’s Stephen Tanner tells us why the new expansion is much needed for a crowded UVU campus.
The Utah State Legislature recently approved 54 million dollars for UVU to build a 240 thousand square foot building. The classroom building was approved by the House and Senate at the close of the Legislature’s 2013 session. Now all it needs is Governor Gary Herbert’s signature.