A new geology museum will open up at Utah State University on Nov. 9. During the grand opening, the museum will host a “Rock and Fossil Day” which will also include other exhibits.
The museum will feature meteorites, rocks, minerals and fossils which include invertebrates and vertebrates. Some of the highlights in the museum include a 50-million-year-old fish, ore samples from Utah mines, a six-foot clam from the dinosaur age, 500-year-old trilobites and fossilized lightening strikes.
Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act started on Oct. 1. HealthCare.gov, the website that allows users to sign up for insurance plans, has been dealing with some technical issues. Kevin Reeve, an IT representative for Utah State University, says one problem the site experienced was it received too many visitors at once.
The lawsuit surrounding changes made to canals in Cache County following a 2009 mudslide that killed three people continues to wind its way through court.
A group of citizens, who sued the county over what they claim to be illegal action to bury canals, recently filed a motion to dismiss the county’s counterclaim.
The county filed a 76 million dollar counterclaim suing the citizens for defamation and libel, a charge Tony Wegener of the group Utah Foundation for Land and Open Water—known as Utah FLOW—said is illegal.
We live in an ambitious desert society here in Utah. Food crops only grow here because we irrigate them with water we divert from rivers and reservoirs.
There's no chance that agriculture could flourish in Utah on rainfall alone. But one way to create more water in our system is to be more efficient with what we have; so researchers are working on making irrigation more predictable - think forecasting. Since the future of Utah's agricultural industry might depend on the success of this research, we decided to learn more. Matt Jensen has the story.
Mercury and Air Toxics Standards proposed in 2011 by the Environmental Protection Agency are slated to take effect soon—prompting the early closure of a Utah Power Plant. The Carbon Power Plant near Helper, Utah will close five years ahead of schedule in April of 2015.
Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Dave Eskelsen said the company determined that changes to make the 60-year-old plant compliant with the new standards would not be possible.
One person died and two more are in critical condition after Interstate-15 south of Cedar City was closed for two hours Sunday night as emergency personnel responed to a fatal rollover.
Just after 9 p.m., a pickup truck pulling two trailers in tandem left the northbound 1-15 lanes and overturned. The first trailer was a travel trailer, and the second was made from an old truck bed and was loaded with two 4-wheeled off-road vehicles.
All three occupants were pinned and had to be extricated from the vehicle. One passenger, 50-year-old Sara Oliver was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver, 53-year-old Mark Oliver was air lifted to a Las Vegas hospital in critical condition. 12-year-old Emma Oliver was transported by ground to a local hospital.
A Utah woman has been sentenced to 30 years in a Nevada prison in the shooting of a woman during a botched carjacking in west Wendover.
27-year-old Angela Hill of Sanpete County, Utah pleaded guilty to burglary, kidnapping and robbery in the wounding of a 36-year-old woman. The victim fought off Hill and tried to speed away, but was shot in the head and seriously injured.
Hill will remain in the Elko County Jail so she can testify in the trial of co-defendant Logan McFarland, scheduled to start in January.
Utah State University’s Huntsman School of Business has received a 6 million dollar financial gift. The money, provided by USU alumnus Jeffery Clark and his wife Bonnie will be used in the construction of the school’s new building. Huntsman School of Business Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, Mike Glauser, explained.
“We’re building a new building called Huntsman Hall, which is in construction right now. And his funds will help to build out the Center for Entrepreneurship—which will be on the top floor of that building,” Glauser said.