Governor Gary Herbert traveled to Moab Monday, where he heard about plans to re-establish Moab as Utah’s mountain biking mecca. Moab is halfway through an ambitious plan to add hundreds of miles of both paved and single-track bike paths, which will be tied together by a transit hub next to the Colorado River. The governor was told it will all be in place by the end of next year, at a total cost of $21 million in federal grants.
Authorities have charged a man in the murder investigation of a 6-year-old girl whose body was found in a canal near her West Jordan home. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced today at a press conference that 41-year-old Terry Lee Black has been arrested and charged with the June 26 homicide, child abduction, and rape of Sierra Newbold.
"Celebrating Diversity in the West" is the focus of administrative leaders in Western Land Grant universities, who are meeting this week in Park City for the Western Region Joint Summer Meetings.
Kerry Bringhurst speaks with Chuck Gay, Associate Vice President for Extension at Utah State University, who explains why representatives from the Land Grant universities get together every summer and what they are celebrating this year.
Newly published research from the University of Utah shows there is a genetic connection to the emotional response to music. For the study, music by Elvis Presley and others was played to gage emotional hormone levels in people with Williams syndrome, a well-documented genetic disorder.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Spokesperson Denise Shultz said a New Mexico family was enjoying the scenery and looking at Peekaboo Arch on Friday, when 2 personal watercrafts collided, killing 2 riders. In addition, a juvenile female was taken to the hospital and later released.
Weber County is paying intensive care unit bills at the rate of $1,000 a day for the past two weeks to care for shooting suspect, Matthew Stewart. Two security guards 24/7 will add $15,000 of county employee overtime.
Each summer Pioneer park is filled with dozens of farmers, bakers and artists selling their goods at the downtown farmers market. This summer, one group of growers is new to the trade; that’s because they’re inmates, participating in the Salt Lake County Jail’s garden program.
Utah Lake has a reputation for being a murky, polluted mud-hole. The Utah Lake Commission exists to manage the lake, enhance its value as a resource, and change the lake's murky reputation. It collaborates with multiple state agencies to sustainably develop Utah Lake to its full potential, both as a recreational area and as a natural resource.
On June 21 a man entered the Bloomington Branch of Wells Fargo Bank in St. George and demanded money. No weapons were displayed, nor was anyone inured, but the suspect did leave on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Wells Fargo and the Utah Bankers Association are offering up to $10,000 as a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.