When the new Cache Valley Food Pantry is completed, it will store a lot of food. Actually, it will store more than twice the amount of food the old Cache Valley Food Pantry could. Director Matt Whitaker says the extra space is desperately needed.
"The facility we had was just too small. It didn't meet the needs of the clientele or the donors. And we couldn't properly store anything in the right place. We couldn't see what we had. We had no shelving whatsoever."
Maryann Martindale is with the Alliance for a Better Utah. She says it's a challenge in any state where one political party has dominated the action for so long that no one is convinced their vote is needed. But she tells people a vote still plays an important role, even if their candidate isn't the one who prevails.
This past Saturday people gathered on the Squaw Peak Trail overlook high above Utah Valley to watch birds take flight. After counting to three, hawks and turkey vultures took off as members and volunteers of the Great Basin Wildlife Rescue threw once injured birds into the fresh fall air.
The Great Basin Wildlife Rescue is a group of volunteers and licensed animal rescuers who rehabilitate and release injured birds back into the wild.
Two state inmates who escaped from the Uintah County Jail last week using nothing more than a plastic butterknife, are back in custody this morning in Nebraska.
According to Uintah County Undersheriff John Laursen, 31-year-old Dallas Derrick and 21-year-old Jason Braham were arrested Sunday morning after they were found walking away from a broken down car along the highway near Lancaster, Nebraska. Local law enforcement separated the pair and after hearing conflicting stories, Derrick admitted to being wanted for escape.
It was on July 1, 1862 that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act, creating the original Union Pacific Railway Company. Today Union Pacific Railroad is part of a corporation, linking 23 states in the western 2/3 of the country with cars carrying freight including automobiles and fruits and vegetables.
To mark the 150 year celebration, Union Pacific is traveling a steam engine throughout the country. The next stop is Ogden, Utah, for a day-long display and train-town presentation.