Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told students at Weber State University today she wants to get more young people involved in the outdoors. She was the keynote speaker at Weber State’s Sustainability Summit.
Jewell says recent budget cuts and the government shutdown really hurt the National Park Service and other agencies in her department.
Utah's water picture looked grim about a month ago. But February storms have brightened the outlook.
Two years of lower-than-normal precipitation had left many Utah reservoirs half-full at the beginning of the year. Winter storms didn’t help much either, since the snow seemed to fall everywhere east of Utah's mountains. Brian McInerney is a hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. He says back-to-back storms over the past month have boosted the snow pack on the Wasatch Range.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says Utah is about average among other states in how well it covers the civil rights movement in the classroom. But the organization’s latest report from the Teaching Tolerance Project shows the average grade is pretty poor.
A bill imposing new restrictions on payday lenders in Utah passed a crucial vote in the Utah Senate today. HB127 requires payday lenders to disclose the terms of their consumer loans, including the typically high interest rates, before a contract is signed. And the Lenders won’t be allowed to pick the courts where they file lawsuits against borrowers who default either.
Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, cited the example of a payday lender in St. George.
Join KUER and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Williams Fine Art, and F. Weixler Co. for a live portrait demonstration and interview with Utah artist Jeffrey Hein and KUER’s Doug Fabrizio.
March 14th, 6:00pm at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in the Dumke Auditorium.
You’re invited to participate in Fabrizio’s interview with Utah portrait artist Jeffrey Hein about the creative process and the world of art. During the interview, Hein will paint Fabrizio’s portrait, displayed on the big screen so that the entire audience can watch art emerge from sketch to brush stroke to human likeness. Guests are invited to come and go from the theater during the interview to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and conversation with fellow art lovers and the creatively curious.
Jeffrey Hein is a widely-collected renaissance-style artist whose work has been reviewed in "American Art Collector," "Fine Art Connoisseur," and "Arts and Antiques." As a staff member of the prestigious National Portrait Society of America, Hein is an articulate advocate for the creative process. His own studio school, Hein Academy of Art, is a practicing artists’ favorite, serving many amateur and professional artists in our community.
This event is free, but includes very limited seating. Please arrive early.
KUER in conjunction with the Utah Broadcaster’s Association is hosting a broadcasting job fair on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the A. Ray Olpin Union building ballroom on the University of Utah campus . Go to www.map.utah.edu for location instructions. Representatives from TV and Radio stations throughout Utah will be available to discuss the fascinating world of careers in the media/broadcasting industry.
Small businesses now have access to funding that will help improve air quality. The UCAIR Air Assist program offers funds to small businesses to buy equipment upgrades that will reduce emissions. The first grant recipient is an auto body shop in Salt Lake City.