One of the biggest museum collections of Russian art in the United States is found right here in Utah, and its curator will soon become a recipient of one of Russia’s most prestigious fine art awards.
Vern Swanson is a leading expert on Soviet-era impressionist paintings. He’s visited Russia 36 times, written several books and articles on the topic and was director of the Springville Museum of Art in Utah County for 32 years.
A rare planetary alignment will treat sky watchers to a spectacular sunset later this month. Utah residents with an unobstructed view of the Western horizon will be able to see the formation which NASA is calling the “Sunset Triangle.” A YouTube video about the unique event explains what to watch for.
NASA says the triple conjunction is fairly rare. The last time it happened was May 2011 and it won’t appear again until October 2015.
An important piece of World War II history is in Salt Lake City. UPR’s Stephen Tanner tells us how you can be a part of it.
At the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan, the buzz of small planes can be heard all around. But the roar of a different plane’s engines is making people around the Salt Lake Valley look up toward the sky.
This week the World War II era B-17 bomber named “Memphis Belle” is stopping in Salt Lake City. The non-profit Liberty Foundation helped restore the plane and is flying it around the country in its Salute to Veterans tour.
A new agreement between the state of Utah and federal regulators means that Utah will have two health insurance marketplaces – one for individuals run by the federal government and one for small businesses run by the state through its existing “Avenue H” online health exchange.“We think other states might want to consider following the example we’re setting here and finding a fourth way, which we think for a variety of reasons provides a better option,” Gov. Herbert said. Listen to the full story here.