The only airline with scheduled service into Vernal is reporting a significant increase in passenger traffic in the past three years. UPR’s Matt Jensen Reports.
Great Lakes Airlines, based in Cheyenne, Wyo., offers daily flights From Vernal to Denver and back. The company says passenger enplanements are on a steady incline. Last month, traffic was up 30 percent from a year before. Company spokeswoman Monica Taylor-Lee:
“We’re just very happy with the results we’ve seen over the last few years,” she said.
World famous adventurer Erik Weihenmayer recently visited Utah. Though he is best known for climbing the world’s tallest peaks, what brought Weihenmayer wasn’t the mountains, but a conservation effort in Southern Utah.
In many instances, student-athletes carry a stigma of being all muscle and no brains. But the Utah State University track and field teams were both recognized for their smarts.
The teams were awarded Coaches Association Division I All-Academic Track & Field team accolades. The women’s team had a cumulative grade point average of 3.38 while the men had a 3.27 in the 2012-13 school year.
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen and other officials held a press conference Thursday, announcing the re-start of construction on the Regional Athletic Complex, a sports center featuring 16 first-class soccer fields.
Hansen, who acquired full ownership of Real Salt Lake earlier this year, says he’s excited about the impact the project will have on the local soccer community.
A first-of-its-kind road construction project is underway in Summit County where crews are building a new freeway overpass atop piles of dirt instead of concrete. UPR’s Matt Jensen reports.
The Utah Department of Transportation is replacing an aging pair of bridges near Echo Junction on Interstate 84 with a new road deck that won’t be supported by columns of steel or concrete. Instead the roadway will sit on piles of soil compacted between layers of a specialized fabric.
As booths cram the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, outdoor recreation enthusiasts and businessmen gathered at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Tradeshow on July 31 to show off and gander at new outdoor equipment.
Frank Hugelmeyer, president or Outdoor Industry Association, said the outdoor industry contributes billions of dollars to both the federal and state coffers through the development and sale of outdoor equipment.
But Hugelmeyer and enthusiasts are also discussing an important issue surrounding the industry: wildlife conservation.
Work is underway in Northern Cache Valley where crews are building a new right-turn lane on U.S. Hwy. 91 south of Richmond. The new deceleration and turn lane will allow northbound drivers to exit the highway at approximately 9100 North onto South State Street – also known as Whiskey Lane.
Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders says the new lane will improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection.
A canal used for agricultural purposes in North Logan and Hyde Park was contaminated this weekend.
On Saturday, the “lower canal” which runs throughout North Logan along 400 and 800 East and through central Hyde Park became contaminated with oils from a truck conducting a chip and seal project along 1800 North in North Logan.
After the sealant on the road was laid down, a consistent rain storm washed the compound into the canal before the water-based part of the compound could evaporate.