A chance encounter with Utah State University’s Intermountain Herbarium allowed Utah State University alum Sara Lamb ’12 to indulge her fascination with rare and endangered plants, while creating an enriching opportunity for fledgling lab technicians to contribute to university research. In a unique partnership forged with the herbarium in fall 2012, Lamb is leading a group of inmates at eastern Utah’s Daggett County Jail in preparing and cataloging a collection of more than 4,000 plant and seed specimens for the herbarium’s collections.
All three Cache Valley High School basketball teams are advancing to the state championship semi-finals. Logan, Mountain Crest, and Skyview won their respective games Thursday.
Skyview began the series of northern Utah wins by defeating Olympus 62-57. Then, the Logan Grizzlies defeated East High in a 66-62 upset. The Mustangs of Mountain Crest defeated Herriman 52-47 Thursday.
Logan and Mountain Crest face off tonight (Friday) at 5:45 in Pgden. Mountain Crest won both regular season games against Logan and captured the Region 5 title.
A bill that would push back the start date of Utah’s guest worker program for undocumented immigrants was debated in committee at the Capitol on Wednesday morning. Lawmakers are backpedaling from legislation they passed two years ago.
With the federal government considering comprehensive immigration reform, Utah lawmakers are trying to postpone the state-level immigration laws they created in 2011.
An afternoon bank robbery in Cedar City not only put police on alert for the suspect, but also led to the lockdown of a nearby middle school.
At approximately 1:30 pm, an older white male entered the Mountain American Credit Union and handed the teller a note demanding money. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and left the building.
A funding request at the legislature would make UTA busses and trains free in January and July. The measure is meant to address northern Utah’s air pollution problems.
Democratic Representative, Joel Briscoe of Salt Lake, asked the Infrastructure and General Appropriations Committee for $9 million on Friday to fund what he called an experiment. Briscoe is drafting legislation aimed at trying to cut the number of drivers on northern Utah’s roads during the worst inversion months, and cut back on emissions as a result.
To create a culture of reading in his community, one man turns to Slurpees. This is how a Provo store owner is encouraging children to read.
A 7-Eleven sits on 300 South and Freedom Boulevard in Provo. Customers come and go to buy gas, food and of course slurpees. But this 7-Eleven has something you wouldn’t expect from a convenience store, it’s running a mini-library for children.
Wednesday people gathered for a flash mob round dance in the Utah capitol rotunda to support the idle no more movement and protest development of tar sands in Utah.
The round dance was in special honor of Canadian First Nations leader and former chief, Elder Francois Paulette, who has been defending his people’s land in Canada against tar sands for decades, and is a main leader of the Idle No More movement.
Kate Finneran, with Before it Starts, a Moab based organization, tells us a little bit about the round dance taking place.
One of the six gun-related bills heard yesterday at the Utah Legislature, was a bill to let gun owners turn their weapons over to law enforcement officials, no-questions-asked, for safe keeping and later retrieval. Here is what the “Safe Harbor” bill requires.