Utah News

Moab
10:56 am
Mon September 10, 2012

The New Moab Hospital Faces Financial Meltdown

The new Moab Regional Hospital, a year and a half after opening its doors, faces a grave financial crisis, and the new long-term Care Center may have to close soon unless local government coughs up substantial funds.

On Friday, local officials were told the new Moab hospital, already the county’s largest employer, may be $1,000,000 in the red and is slowing payments to creditors while making significant changes to its operations.

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Election
8:30 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Barack Obama's Democratic Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech

Transcript of President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, as delivered. Source: Federal News Service.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you.

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you.

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Election
7:00 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Mitt Romney's Republican Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech

Transcript of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech as prepared for delivery at the Republican National Convention:

"Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America.

I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility.

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Utah Politics
4:44 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Crystal Young-Otterstrom on Being LDS and Democrat

Nearly 2,000 members of the national LDS Democrats met this week during the Democratic National Convention. UPR's Kerry Bringhurst speaks with Utahn Crystal Young-Otterstrom, who was among the first to join the Utah LDS Democrats Caucus.

Utah Outdoors
12:00 am
Fri September 7, 2012

LOTOJA Classic celebrates three decade anniversary

The LOTOJA starting line moments after being erected.

Preparations are underway for the famously strenuous cycling race known as LOTOJA as it celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend. Over one thousand cyclists are expected to participate.

LOTOJA, the 206-mile race (the longest one-day race in the nation) from Logan, Utah, to Jackson, Wyoming, is in its 30th year, but co-founder Jeff Keller says the race had humble beginnings.

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UPR Feature Story
7:33 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Porcupine Music Festival - Hairy, Friendly People in Northern Utah

Wade Evans messing around on the mandolin in preparation of the Porcupine Music Festival in Avon, UT.
Mackinzie Hamilton

15 miles south of Logan you’ll find a relatively unknown place called Avon, population 367. But this weekend the sleepy farming community will be a little more lively as visitors trickle in to attend the Porcupine Music Festival.

Tucked away in the Bear River Mountain Range, the town’s backdrop of sloping yellow fields and scattered red barns seems more suited for a period piece film. But to festival organizers Rich Macatee and Wade Evans the setting complement the event’s eclectic acts – reggae groups, funk bands with horn sections, folk, world music, singer/songwriters, a west African drum troupe, one year they even hosted a belly dancing troupe. In short, the festival is a celebration of music and community.

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Utah News
2:44 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Paul Ryan Makes Quick Stopover in Utah

Paul Ryan was in Provo on Wednesday during a brief trip to Utah.
Jessica Gail KCPW

Utah County is where Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spent his afternoon Wednesday. The Wisconsin Congressman was in Utah to fundraise for the GOP ticket and although his time in the Beehive state was short, he still had time to squeeze in some time for a chat with some local boy scouts.

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Utah Politics
2:44 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Paul Ryan Makes Quick Stopover in Utah

Paul Ryan was in Provo on Wednesday during a brief trip to Utah.
Credit JESSICA GAIL / KCPW

Utah County is where Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spent his afternoon Wednesday. The Wisconsin Congressman was in Utah to fundraise for the GOP ticket and although his time in the Beehive state was short, he still had time to squeeze in some time for a chat with some local boy scouts.

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Cedar City
11:18 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Homemade Instrument Causes Bomb Scare at Cedar City School

Cedar High School in Cedar City was on lock down for the better part of Wednesday after school officials found a suspicious item near the school’s entrance.

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Utah Politics
3:55 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Swallow Has Financial Edge in Attorney General Race

John Swallow

In the race for Utah Attorney General, John Swallow has jumped way ahead of Democratic rival Dee Smith in fundraising.

Swallow, the current Deputy Attorney General, has raised $1.23 million since shortly before he won the GOP nomination in June. In contrast, Weber County attorney Dee Smith has raised about $47,000 since mid-June.

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