Monthly Archive:: October 2012

Bureau of Land Management Faces Criticism From Former Employee

After 20 years on the job, one federal employee decided to draw more attention to the way the Bureau of Land Management

Shumway Concerned about Funding, Education Governance in Final State of Education Address

“We cannot have the best school system in the country and be the lowest in the country in funding.” State Superintendent Larry

Weber State University Gets New President

Weber State University has a new President. The state Board of Regents has selected Dr. Charles A. Wight, who is currently Associate

CityViews 10/11/12: A Younger Mormon Missionary/Small Biz 101

  Segment 1: Over the weekend, Mormon church leaders made a major change in policy, lowering the age requirement for young members

Utah Congressman Rob Bishop Returns to the Classroom For a Day

Before he was a politician, he was a teacher, and Tuesday, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop took on that role again by holding

No Big Changes to Sunnyside, For Now

Salt Lake City will not be eliminating lanes on Sunnyside Avenue, for now. That’s the recent decision made by Mayor Ralph Becker.

CityViews 10/09/12: Global Soap/Repairing the World/Shannon Hale

  Segment 1: Ever wonder what happens to those slivers of soap you use in hotels? Derreck Kayongo did and decided the

With Hearing Planned Wednesday, Chaffetz Discusses Trip to Libya

Following the deadly September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya last month, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is among those

Deputy Superintendent Picked to Succeed Shumway

The next leader of Utah’s public schools has been chosen. Monday, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Martell Menlove,

Experts Agree Information is Key as Mental Health Awareness Week Recognized

This week marks Mental Illness Awareness Week, an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses. Utah experts say one in four

New Mission Age Requirements Likely to Affect University Enrollment

At this past weekend’s 182nd semi-annual Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Conference in Salt Lake City, Church President Thomas

CityViews 10/09/12: “Coal in our Veins” / Remembering Jack Gallivan

  Segment 1: Coal touched the life of Erin Thomas decades before she was born. Her forebears mined coal in Wales. When

Esther Landa: Political Activist, Community Leader, Soon to Be 100 Years Old

If it wasn’t women’s rights, it was public education or numerous other political issues that Esther Landa has spent her life working

State School Board Will Pick New Superintendent Monday

On Monday, the State Board of Education will choose Utah’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction, replacing Larry Shumway, who is set to

Politics Up Close: SLC Mayor Ralph Becker, U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Barron

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is concerned about the "fiscal cliff" the nation could face after the election. And independent U.S.

CityViews 10/8/12: The Millcreek Debate/Medicine in Morocco

  Segment 1: Should an east-bench area of Salt Lake County become its own city? That’s the question facing the 60,000 residents

LDS Translation Department Highlighted Around the World

(KCPW News)  Salt Lake City welcomes visitors every day, but twice a year, Utah’s capital city fills with tens of thousands of

Leavitt Stays Busy Behind Scenes of Romney Campaign

While presidential candidate Mitt Romney enjoyed what most pundits consider to be a superior debate performance this week, former Utah Governor Mike

Baby Giraffe Born at Hogle Zoo

Salt Lake City is now home to a six-foot-tall baby girl… who happens to be a giraffe. The new giraffe was born

Education focus of Gubernatorial Forum

Squaring off in the first of a series of candidate forums at the Salt Lake Chamber Thursday, Governor Gary Herbert and Democratic

CityViews 10/4/12: Designing the Utah Performing Arts Center/The State of Utah Nonprofits

  Segment 1: The Utah Performing Arts Center is emerging as a centerpiece of a vibrant downtown Salt Lake City. So what

SL County Mayoral Hopefuls Differ on Education Plans

Utah’s education system is run by the legislature, the state school board, the state superintendent as well as elected representatives in each

Crews Begin Re-Seeding Land Scorched By Wildfires

Utah was hit hard by wildfires this year, leaving hundreds of thousands of acres of vegetation destroyed. Wednesday, the Division of Wildlife

Draper Moves Forward on SunCrest Land Purchase

The Draper City Council is moving forward on a $5.6 million dollar contract with Zions Bank for the purchase of 2,200 acres

A Conversation with Utah’s Outgoing Wildlife Director

Come December, Jim Karpowitz will walk away from the only job he’s known for more than three decades – managing Utah’s wildlife.

U of U Teams Up with Questar on Pipeline Protection

More work is being done underneath Utah’s surface to protect the state in case of an earthquake. Questar has teamed up with

Former Granite High School Becomes New Film Studio

South Salt Lake is positioning itself to get a share of Utah’s film business. City officials announced Tuesday that the former Granite

District Attorney Holds Conference on Bullying

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill will take on the issue of bullying in schools at a conference in Murray tonight.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Says More Needs to be Done to Save Hill Air Force Base

As the November election inches closer, one Utah candidate wants voters to think about the state's long-term economic future when they go

CityViews 10/03/12: “Escape from Camp 14”/”Your Land/My Land: Election ‘12″

  Segment 1: “Escape from Camp 14” tells the story of the only person to have been born and raised in a