Amateur weather observers in Utah needed for citizen science endeavor

Individual observations ‘far more valuable than people might think’

Across North America, tens of thousands of volunteer weather observers collect and report daily readings of precipitation. But because better science requires even more observations, the organization at the heart of this citizen science effort is seeking more weather enthusiasts, according to scientist Jon Meyer of the Utah Climate Center.

The bills Utah planners are watching

Questions still open on how cities can regulate housing

As Utah’s 2020 legislative session nears its end, stakeholders around the state are watching specific bills as they move through or die in committees and on the State House and State Senate floors. The impacts of some bills are obvious, such as a bill to abolish daylight savings time in Utah. Some are more subtle but could impact, for example, housing affordability and homelessness in Utah.

Cox headlines Canyonlands Business Summit in Moab

Last week, Grand County hosted businesses from across southeastern Utah, including San Juan County for the first time, at its annual business summit now called the Canyonlands Business Summit for a day of updates on the local economy, talks from local business leaders and networking. Utah Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Spencer Cox gave the keynote address; U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Provo, also attended and spoke at the event; and Grand County Community and Economic Development Director Zacharia Levine updated the business community on the state of the local economy.

Lawmakers look to end springing forward, falling back

SB 59 would put Utah on fulltime Mountain Daylight Time if passed

A push to keep Utah on Mountain Daylight Time throughout the year is supported by an overwhelming number of State senators. Senate Bill 59 Daylight Saving Time Amendments, sponsored by Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Salt Lake, proposes Utah stay on Mountain Daylight Time year-round, pending congressional approval and at least four other western states pass similar legislation.