After 20 years on the job, one federal employee decided to draw more attention to the way the Bureau of Land Management is run while on his way out. Stan Olmstead retired from the BLM’s Vernal Field Office last month, but before he did, he sent a memo out to his colleagues across the state, hoping to draw attention to what he calls a broken agency.
Bagpipes began the services as the United States Border Patrol brought Nicholas Ivie's casket into the UCCU Center at Utah Valley University. Hundreds of law enforcement officials from Utah and Arizona, along with local government leaders, family and friends gathered to pay their respects.
Ivie's brother and fellow border patrol agent Joel Ivie told stories about when they were both teenagers growing up in Provo. He held back tears as he said goodbye one more time: "The death of Nick is painful for all of us, but he is in a good place."
Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park are searching for 76-year-old Yoshikazu Yamada, a Japanese national who was last seen waiting to get on a commercial tour bus near Bright Angel Lodge nearly a week ago.
Yamada had been traveling with a companion and failed to board the bus Saturday afternoon. His companion reported him missing.
Mr. Yamada is 5'6" tall, weights 150 lbs, and has grey hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a grey short sleeve button down short, light brown photography vest, black tennis shoes, and a brown sun hat.
U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop visited the Utah State campus on Thursday. In an event sponsored by the USU College Republicans called "Pizza and Politics," Bishop spoke on several topics and took questions from the audience at Merrill-Cazier Library.
Bishop opened by bemoaning the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, but the tone turned contentious when one audience member questioned Bishop’s stance on the public lands debate.
In 2009, Utah Valley University became a full member of Division I NCAA athletics. Now, just four years later, the Wolverines will be joining a new athletic conference.
UVU announced on Tuesday that the Orem, Utah, school will formally join the Western Athletic Conference in July of next year. UVU is currently a member of the Great West Conference, but with rival schools scattered across the country, traveling to more regional WAC schools promises to cut down on travel costs.
Monday, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Martell Menlove, who is currently deputy superintendent, as the new superintendent of public instruction. Menlove says he feels his career path over the past 35 years has prepared him for this position.
A new study published today in the online Journal of Animal Ecology may help in the management of western wolf populations. Dr. Dan MacNulty, a professor in the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University, along with colleagues, tracked female wolves in Yellowstone National Park and monitored their success in raising healthy offspring. The study concluded that the weight of a mother wolf and the size of her pack are the best predictors of a female's ability to overcome environmental stressors like disease and raise pups successfully.
At this past weekend’s 182nd semi-annual Church of Latter-day Saints General Conference in Salt Lake City, Church President Thomas S. Monson announced new age requirements that allow LDS youth to start their missions earlier. While this is good news for young missionaries, some Utah universities could see a dip in enrollment.
Utah ranks just about in the middle compared to other states for entrepreneurial activity. That's according to a new analysis by the University of Nebraska's Bureau of Business Research. The Beehive State stands out on the list -- not for its ranking but for being the state with the biggest jump in the past year. Utah had been 44th; and now it's 23rd. The researchers compared data like business growth and number of patents.