Kerry Bringhurst

Utah Public Radio’s Kerry Bringhurst spoke with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett Monday about an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases on the USU campus. Cockett says wastewater analysis shows evidence of COVID-19 among students at the Living Learning Center (LLC) on the main Logan campus. 

Target shooting has been temporarily prohibited at 17 Utah wildlife management areas due to wildfire concerns.

 

Utah and Cache County fire officials are tweeting through Utah Fire Info that the human-caused Card Canyon Fire at the intersection of Logan Canyon Highway 89 and Card Canyon is 80% contained. The 3.5-acre blaze is under investigation and crews expect to gain full control on Tuesday.

Updates On Weekend Wildfires Across The State

Aug 10, 2020

Observers stood outside of vehicles parked along Highway 89 leading to Logan Canyon on Sunday. They watched as helicopters captured water from First Dam to douse flames burning in the Card Canyon area. The fire started Sunday and is reported to be contained after burning an estimated four acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Cottonwood Trail Fire burned an estimated 3,000 acres in Washington County on Sunday evening. Evacuations were ordered and later lifted for Harrisburg; homes in the Angel Heights subdivision west of I-15 in Leeds remained evacuated as of 10:15 p.m. and the Silver Reef subdivision was threatened.

Protesters broke windows, painted public property, and chanted into the night on Thursday in Salt Lake City after District Attorney Sim Gill announced Utah police officers were legally justified in firing more than 30 times and killing an armed man as he ran away. Prints of hands painted in red covered concrete walls at the DA office following the announcement.

Cache Valley dairy producers are joining other Utah producers to donate surplus dairy products.  This includes Gossner Foods and Creamies Premium Ice Cream Company, who are helping distribute grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese curds in June, during National Dairy Month.

NEHMA Re-opens For The Public

Jun 4, 2020

Beginning Saturday, the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art on the USU Logan Campus will open to the public after closing because of the Coronavirus.

In Logan, more than 100 protesters gathered at the corner of Main Street and First North. Car horns were heard honking in support of demonstrators.

The Utah Department of Public  Safety Commissioner Jess Anderson expressed his appreciation to peaceful protesters Tuesday. For the third time in four nights, hundreds gathered in downtown Salt Lake City to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last week.  

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency due to civil unrest. This order will temporarily close the State Capitol Complex to the public. The order is effective immediately, and the capitol campus will remain closed until Saturday, June 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Salt Lake City and County Building Monday evening.

At least one man who said he helped flip over a Salt Lake police police patrol car on Saturday has turned himself in.

A human-caused wildfire burning near Midway has grown to 646 acres and is 40% contained. Wasatch County fire officials report that residents living near the Saddle Fire are being allowed to return to their homes.

Ten individuals in The Bear River Health District are hospitalized with coronavirus.  Overall there have been 60 cases in Cache County, 23 in Box Elder County and none so far in Rich County.

Utah Gov. Gary  Herbert has launched a  program to support small businesses in the transition to “moderate risk” COVID-19 protocols.  The “PPE Push Pack”  program is a public and private partnership. A one-week supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) is being offered to sole proprietors and businesses with fewer than 50 employees. 

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Logan City officials have decided not to open their outdoor swim facility this summer. Director of Parks & Recreation, Russ Akina, says restrictions on the number of swimmers allowed at the pool because of coronavirus makes it possible for the city to justify the closure to improve the aquatic center.

Cache Valley Hospital is scheduling postponed surgeries after Utah Governor Gary Herbert rescinded the order to suspend elective surgery because of COVID-19.

Hotels and motels in northern Utah began expanding services last week and for the first time since the middle of March, guests are being allowed access to swimming pools.

Utah's Zion National Park officials announced Sunday they will begin providing day use recreational access to select areas within the park later this month. 

Utah farmers and ranchers struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for up to $40,000 in grants from the Utah Conservation Commission as part of federal relief funding headed under the CARES Act.

The Federal Emergency Management Association, or FEMA, is provding funding to support COVID-19  counseling for those living in Utah. Residents struggling with stress and anxiety as a result of the coronavirus pandemic can receive help through crisis counseling programs.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, UDAF, is allowing private meat processors to slaughter animals for commercial sale.

 

 

A Utah healthcare provider is expanding COVID-19 testing services for people experiencing homelessness.  Intermountain Healthcare is working with county health departments to assess needs and coordinate care.

Meat packing plants are struggling to process enough livestock for consumers during COVID-19.  Producers say consumers are stocking up on essentials, including meat, during a time when protecting processing plant employees can be difficult.

West Jordan law enforcement continue to looks for leads into who shot and killed a Utah husband and wife over the weekend.  30-year-old Katherine Butterfield and her husband, 31-year-old Tony Butterfield, were found Saturday night in their home.  Police believe the couple was killed during a home invasion.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Bear River Health District increased from 48 cases Friday to 52 cases Monday.  Utah State University has been asked to work with local health officials to prepare a contingency  housing plan  for non-emergency community sheltering should there be a drastic increase in the number of cases.

More than one-thousand Utah businesses were approved for Small Business Administration loans by one bank in less than two business days.
North Logan City

By Monday evening, more than 75,000 small business loan applications were processed nationally as part of the federal government's efforts to allocate $2 trillion to help local business owners cover the cost of rent or compensate employees. A Utah bank that serves Logan, Central Utah,  and Davis, Weber and Salt Lake, areas as well as St. George has processed more than 1000 loans in one and a half business days. Approval of these loans mean $250 million dollars will go to support Utah businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions. 

SALT LAKE CITY-- The Utah Department of Health  issued an order extending closure of dine-in options at food service establishments until April 15. The order also reiterates strict hygiene and public health standards that must be followed at dining establishments, including specific cleaning practices and monitoring employees for symptoms.

BRIGHAM CITY – Reports of two more positive tests of COVID-19 in Box Elder County have pushed to 16 the number of cases of the disease in the Bear River Health District.

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