National Park Service

The Mule Deer Foundation is a significant donor for Cinnamon Creek property

Earlier this month the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources purchased the Cinnamon Creek property in Cache and Weber counties, designating the property as a state wildlife management area for conservation and outdoor recreation. While the purchase of the property is credited to the UDWR, a number of partners came together to make it a reality.

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Not your friendly Christmas mouse

Nov 26, 2021

 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”   These are the opening lines in the poem - The Night Before Christmas. The poem creates a false impression of slumbering mice awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus when in reality mice are most active at night. 

Ivy Smith

  The holidays can be a hard time for foster care youth, especially young people who have recently aged out of the system. Ivy Smith, who is chair of the Idaho Foster Youth Advisory Board, was herself part of the foster care system.

USU Extension

Turkeys may not be as easy to purchase this year as they have been in previous years. According to the USDA, frozen turkey inventories are 24 percent below their three-year average volumes, and production of turkeys is down compared to the average year.



  The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill was passed earlier this month, allocating large amounts of money for public works projects across the country.

Jamie Buttars




  Cache Coffee in Logan, Utah does more than just brews coffee. When owner Jamie Buttars is not behind the counter, he’s out in the community trying to make a difference. 

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   Kailey Foster: I shared some of my conversations with Brent Black, USU Extension Fruit Specialist, looked into a research grant USU received on tart cherries. We continue this conversation and look at how this project can help farmers in Utah.

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  Intermountain Healthcare has been working with Zipline drones for over two years trying to identify ways drones would be beneficial in healthcare. John Wright, Intermountain supply chain and support services vice president, said they came to one conclusion.

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  Kailey Foster: USU researchers have just received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to help study Utah fruit crops. USU Extension Fruit Specialist Brent Black joins me today to talk about this research.

DEBUNKED: season 2 finale, highlights from our second season

Nov 23, 2021
A collage of guests from Debunked season 2.
Jennifer Peatross

Over the course of this season, we debunked myths surrounding harm reduction, substance use disorders and homelessness within our tribal and rural communities. This recap illustrates the negative impact that stereotypes can spread through communities, and the heartfelt narratives of those who work every day to heal those wounds. We worked hard to prove that harm reduction builds healthier communities, is more effective in reducing overdose deaths and infectious disease and promotes a better understanding of opioid use disorder.

The Bureau of Land Management has started the process to replace it’s 2019 sagebrush plan.  The changes came over increasing concern about the long-term health of sage-grouse and other species.  Sage-grouse are close to being considered threatened and have been at the center of environmental concerns in the West.


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