The start of the winter pollution season in Utah also brings changes to how the state communicates the air quality status to the public.
Starting on November 1 the stoplight signal model of air quality awareness -- red, yellow, green -- will be no more. We will still have red air days, unfortunately, but the color system will correspond to health implications of air pollution, not action items.
A buck with 24-inch, 3x8 antlers was hunted and killed before deer hunt season opened near Vernal.
Brian Clyde, an official with the Division of Wildlife Resources, said a teenage girl found the buck gunned down in a field the day before the hunting season opened on Oct. 19 in Naples, Utah.
“It was shot lower in the chest so it didn’t hit any of the vital organs," said Clyde. "It might have traveled a little bit of a distanced. It wouldn’t have just dropped where it was shot. The person who shot it just weren't able to pick it up quickly and take off with it. ”
Incumbent Randy Watts and candidate Craig Petersen met on the Utah State University Logan campus Wednesday morning for an hour-long debate on issues ranging from government transparency to police quotas.
Across Utah, utility crews are an in an uphill battle to maintain and modernize water delivery systems. From the desert community of St. George, to verdant Cache Valley, Utah’s water infrastructure is a complex network of old and new piping. Matt Jensen and Jennifer Pemberton report:
The Intermountain Bioneers, the local branch of a national environmental education group, brought economist and public health expert Dr. Arden Pope to Logan on Friday night, to kick off their 10th annual conference. UPR’s Jennifer Pemberton tells us why Dr. Pope’s research always hits home in Cache Valley.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2010 “enough pharmaceuticals were prescribed to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for one month.” Officials say this is an issue because many of these drugs fall into the wrong hands and are being misused.
Weather around the state was blustery Monday. Winds at the airport in Bryce Canyon measured above 40 miles per hour for much of the day and gusts in Logan reached 49 miles per hour late in the afternoon.
However, none of these winds compared to those in Cedar City, which experienced gusts in the 60s and 70s according to the National Weather Service.
Nine trees on the Southern Utah University campus were uprooted. The largest of those, a 60 to 70 foot pine, came to rest on South Hall. Amy McIff, a spokesperson for the university, said damage was minor.