Darcy Ritchie

General News Reporter

Darcy Ritchie is a junior at Utah State University studying journalism and history. She has worked with USU Student Media as the programming director for Aggie Radio and as a reporter for the Utah Statesman. As a news intern at Utah Public Radio, she works in all aspects of the newsgathering process including interviewing, writing scripts, editing and producing. Outside of work and school, I enjoy attending local concerts, collecting earrings and tweeting.

Darcy Ritchie

Your Place in the Multiverse: Jean Lowe recently opened as an exhibit at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art in Logan.

Last week, Gov. Spencer Cox and Attorney General Sean D. Reyes announced a $26 billion agreement with major opioid distributors and manufacturers. 

The Utah Department of Transportation is aiming to continue gradually remove the traffic lights from Bangerter Highway.

According to the Wasatch Snow Forecast, Utah is heading into a monsoonal period for the next ten days. As several surges of moisture push into Utah, there’s a good chance for showers throughout the week. 

The containment of the Art Nord fire in Weber County increased to 55% according to Monday’s fire update from the Forest Service. 

Disabled Rights Action Committee

July is Disability Pride Month, and the Disabled Rights Action Committee in Salt Lake City is celebrating with a hybrid virtual and in-person arts event.

Jessica Preece

In preparation for students returning to campus, a group of faculty, staff and students at Brigham Young University are working together to hold off-campus vaccination clinics.

Utah Film Center

The 18th annual Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival kicks off this weekend as the longest running queer film festival in the Mountain West. 

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Earlier in June, the Utah Pride Foundation celebrated Pride Month with a story garden in Salt Lake City featuring the work of many LGBTQ artists. UPR’s Darcy Ritchie spoke with two of the featured artists about the power of art and their experiences as members of the LGBTQ community in Utah.

Utah State Capitol

The State Flag Task Force met for the first time in mid-June to discuss the redesign of the Utah state flag. But what is the reason the Utah flag needs a redesign? 

Utah Department of Public Safety

If you’re planning on taking a road trip this weekend, pay extra attention to the speed limit, especially in construction zones. Utah joins 11 other states this weekend in increasing speed enforcement for a speeding safety campaign. 

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that is making its way into the Mountain West. According to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, the Senator Orrin G. Hatch Proton Therapy Center at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City is the first of its kind in the region. 

The Women’s Business Center of Utah recently released an online Utah Women-Owned Business Directory to help promote women-owned businesses in the state.

Weber State University

 

Weber State University and the Project Success Coalition have partnered to put on the Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival this weekend.

A sign hung on a fence that reads "Category is: Equity"
Darcy Ritchie

As a pandemic alternative to their regular Pride festival, the Utah Pride Center created an outdoor exhibit to highlight the history, stories and culture of the LGBTQ community. 

Thanks to a resolution passed by the Utah PTA earlier this month, migraine and headache disease education will become standard across the state. The resolution included four points. 

Bob Wick, BLM https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Sixth graders at Edith Bowen Laboratory School in Logan conducted an outdoor rally on the playground on Thursday. The topic of discussion: what should be done with the land of Bears Ears national monument.

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On Wednesday, a variety of businesses came together on Logan’s Center Street for the new weekly market event.