Spring is the season for hiking, biking, camping, and for ticks. Lyme disease is the most common tick-born disease in the U.S., but is it in Utah? Kim Schuske from Explore Utah Science has the story.
Krystal Snyder has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, a bacterial infection introduced by the bite of a tick.
The first sign of Lyme disease for some is a characteristic bulls-eye rash that develops within about a week after they are bitten. If caught early, the disease is relatively easy to cure with antibiotics.
National Bike to School and Work Week is May 13-18, and will be celebrated around Cache Valley. An information table will be at the Logan Transit Center from 7:30-9:30 a.m daily, providing bike-related prizes for those riding a bike, free refreshments, riding and safety information, bike registration, and free five minute bike tune-ups by Aggie Blue Bikes.
Shareholders of the Logan and Northern Canal now have water restored to their access points, according to project spokesperson Andy Neff.
In July 2009 a breach in the canal caused a landslide that killed 3 residents of Cache Valley. Due to the closure of that section of the canal, shareholders have not been able to access irrigation water from the canal.
Road work on the sections where the road was cut to lay pipe for the canal is expected to begin the week of May 20th and continue through the end of the month.
A coalition of environmental and community organizations are asking the Utah Department of Transportation to reevaluate their proposal for the West Davis Corridor, a 24-mile highway that would skirt the Great Salt Lake to the north of the Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area.
Tim Wagner is from the Utah Sierra Club and said that a draft plan by the Utah Department of Transportation to build a 4-lane highway along the banks of the Great Salt Lake is misguided.