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You’re listening to Utah Public Radio. I'm Kerry Bringhurst. Utah State University students statewide have returned to campus learning this week. Joining me is USU President Noelle Cockett. 

Jan. 11 Weekly Interview With USU President Noelle Cockett

Jan 12, 2021

I'm Kerry Bringhurst. You're listening to Utah Public Radio, and joining me now is USU President Noelle Cockett.

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I'm Kerry Bringhurst, and you're listening to Utah Public Radio. As we begin a new year, we also look forward to new classes beginning here on the campus at Utah State University. And that leads to the return of our conversations with USU President Noelle Cockett. 

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I'm Kerry Bringhurst. You're listening to Utah Public Radio. Time now for our weekly update with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett. And in addition to testing for COVID-19 on the USU campuses statewide, I understand the university is preparing for the possibility of providing vaccines against COVID-19.

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I’m Kerry Bringhurst welcoming Utah State University President Noelle Cockett for our conversation about what is happening with students regarding COVID-19.

Kerry Bringhurst: This is Utah Public Radio. Joining me for our weekly conversation, Utah State University President Noelle Cockett. 

We're getting to the end of the semester.

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COVID-19 weekly student testing at all Utah State University campuses continues this week. Last week, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert issued a state public health order requiring all college and university students attending in-person classes to be tested. 

You're listening to Utah Public Radio. I'm Kerry Bringhurst with a weekly update conversation with USU President Noelle Cockett. 

You're listening to Utah Public Radio, I'm Kerry Bringhurst. As of Thursday, there are 324 students, staff or faculty members at Utah State University campuses or centers across Utah who have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last three weeks. This is a decrease from the 350 reported last Thursday. These active cases include 303 students living either on or off campus. 

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As was expected, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox won Utah’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday evening. Due to COVID-19, he and his running mate Senator Diedre Henderson addressed supporters through Facebook Live from Fairview, Utah. 

Kerry Bringhurst: You're listening to Utah Public Radio. Time now for our weekly update with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett, who has some good news as Utah State University was recognized in College Magazine in their top 10 colleges deserving recognition for the response to COVID-19. 

Kerry Bringhurst: Utah and surrounding Cache County have seen a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. That has alarmed state health and government officials and the state of Utah this week has introduced a new COVID-19 transmission index. 

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It's Friday and you're listening to Utah Public Radio. I'm Kerry Bringhurst. We have our weekly conversation with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett. 

Park City council members are planning to vote on changes to the city's lighting codes to improve views of the night sky there. If approved, the change would also improve the city's chances of becoming an International Dark Sky Community.

The Utah Sierra Club and other community groups are mourning the loss of a Utah social justice warrior. Murray resident and longtime activist Margarita Satini died Tuesday from the COVID-19 virus.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert used Spanish-language translators on Tuesday to encourage residents to follow COVID-19 guidelines outlined by the state. He said most Utahns are taking the pandemic seriously but worries some in the state may find it confusing to keep up with the new and updated restrictions.

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The U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging residents of tribal areas to respond now to the 2020 census, as the deadline has been extended to Oct. 31.

COVID-19 Case Count At USU Continues To Rise

Sep 28, 2020

Case counts at Utah State University are up.

The Utah Department of Health reported an additional 1,068 test-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Utah and five new deaths from the disease Sunday

The Trump Administration has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $34 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in five rural Utah communities.

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Sep 25, 2020

The university offered testing to 483 students in the Living Learning Center (LLC) community on the Logan campus over the last three days.

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.

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