Bob Nelson

Reporter and Host for All Things Considered

Bob Nelson is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BA in Mass Communications. He began his radio career at KUER in 1978 when it was still in Kingsbury Hall. That’s also where he met his wife, Maria Shilaos, in 1981. Bob left KUER for commercial radio where he worked for 25 years, and he is thrilled to be back at KUER.  Bob and his family are part of an explorer group, fondly known as The Hordes and Masses, which has been seeking out ghost towns and little-known places in Utah for more than twenty years.

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ACT: The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2015

The number of Utah high school juniors who took the ACT increased to 97% in 2014. That’s up 14% over the previous year according to data released Wednesday.

Bob Nelson

Utahns’ consumer confidence surged back from a two-month slump while the inflation figure is right where it should be according to a Zions Bank survey by the Cicero Group.

Bob Nelson

Soon-to-be harvested corn, squash, tomatoes and green beans are surrounded by graffiti art, offices, restaurants and homes near downtown Salt Lake City.

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Marriage and family therapist Dr. Jonathan Swinton announced his run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. He filed with the Federal Elections Commission Monday as a Democrat.

Utah Department of Transportation

The Utah Department of Transportation has just released its 25-year plan. It focuses mainly on the needs of rural travelers.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says the county is pulling out of negotiations with Omni Hotels & Resorts for a new convention center hotel after a year and a half of talks.

Screen shot from promotional video, AARP

AARP has launched a new campaign aimed at reducing the risks of using free Wi-Fi networks.

Judy Fahys KUER

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has asked the Attorney General’s Office to investigate the legality of the Recapture Canyon closure by the Bureau of Land Management in 2007.

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management’s Salt Lake Office is seeking public comment on the proposed Soldier Pass shooting range south of Saratoga Springs.

U.S. Depertment of the Interior

President Obama announced Friday the designation of three new national monuments including the Basin and Range National Monument in southeastern Nevada.

Unified Fire Authority

Salt Lake County’s Unified Fire Authority is planning on a busy 4th of July weekend.

Cisero Group

The rapid rise in Utah's Consumer Attitude Index for June slowed a bit from last month only because it’s nearly as high as it can go.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake and Davis Counties logged their first Red Air Days of the summer season Wednesday.

Utah Clean Energy

West Valley City has become the first municipality in Utah to set up the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE, program.

Rocky Mountain Power

Rocky Mountain Power is hoping to soon offer customers a way to purchase all or part of their power from a solar source without having to put solar panels on their roof.

Bob Nelson

Within the next couple of weeks, University of Utah landscape planners and maintenance crews will have converted 30,000 square feet of lawn to more drought-tolerant green space on campus.

South Salt Lake Police Department

Authorities continue their search for two 17-year-olds who escaped from the Salt Lake Valley Detention Center in South Salt Lake Saturday.

David Newkirk, Downtown Alliance

The outdoor market season is here. The Park Silly Sunday Market opens this Sunday with the Salt Lake City Downtown Farmers Market following on its heels next Saturday the 13th. 

Building-Products.com

Student loans are on the minds of Utah Millennials, along with finding a job to pay off that debt. The latest Utah Foundation study comparing attitudes about work came out Thursday.

The Cicero Group

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased 5.8 points to 111.4 in May showing Utahns’ overall confidence in the economy reaching all-time highs.

Utah Foundation

Utah Millennials were 15 years ahead of the rest of the country in overtaking the number of baby boomers. That’s according to a Utah Foundation report released Thursday.

Ski Utah

The weak winter weather in the last half of the 2014-15 ski season hurt the number of skier days at Utah resorts.

indystar.com

Recent heavy downpours are causing driving hazards due to street flooding.

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A former graduate student in biology at the University of Utah has just published the largest study to date of salmon movements in Alaska.

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An oil refinery bottleneck in California is causing some shock to Utahns’ pocketbooks when it’s time for a fill-up.

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Secretary of the Department Veteran’s Affairs Robert McDonald toured the Salt Lake VA Medical Center and Regional Office Thursday. He delivered the University of Utah commencement address Thursday evening.

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Young Americans for Liberty

A lawsuit by three Dixie State University students against the school has resulted in the suspension of what the students call unconstitutional free speech codes on campus.

BYU/ Jaren Wilkey

A preoccupation with food at night may be linked to a lower satisfaction from snacking then. New research at Brigham Young University compares 3D Magnetic Resonance Images, or MRI’s, of people looking at various types of food in the morning and at night.

Impact Hub Salt Lake

Members and leaders of Impact Hub Salt Lake celebrated the completion their permanent home in Salt Lake City Thursday.

Brian Grimmett

The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report ranks Salt Lake City’s air 7th worst in the nation. On a report card, that’s an “F” in ozone and single-day particle pollution.

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