Entries by Jordan Mathis

Uintah Trails Master Plan

The Uintah County Trails Master Plan is slotted to be finished on in May of 2018, however, to be the best plan possible they still need the public’s input. To gather additional needed input, there will be a final public meeting held on February 6, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Utah State University […]


Sign Up for Winter Ozone Alerts!

The USU Bingham Research Center has partnered with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) to provide email alerts when ozone exceeding EPA standards is forecast for the Uintah Basin.  The purpose of these alerts is to provide the oil and gas industry with real-time information about air quality in the Basin so they can take […]

May Is National Bike To Work Month

May is National Bike to Work Month.   In 2017, Bike to Work Week will be May 15-19, with Bike to Work Day on May 19. 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and […]

Pitching In To Improve Air Quality

When we are stuck in an inversion in the Uinta Basin the quality of our air can begin to deteriorate as pollutants become trapped in the atmosphere near the valley floor.  However, we are not victims,  each of us who call the Basin home can take steps towards improving the quality of the air we […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in Utah, costing nearly $95 million in hospitalization charges in 2013. During 2013, 24,340 people in Utah sustained a TBI. Among those injured, 448 died (15.4 per 100,000 population) where TBI was reported as a cause of death on the death certificate alone […]


Resolving to Quit Tobacco?

With the beginning of a new year, many of us consideration resolutions to improve our lives. For tobacco users, it is a time of year that many resolve to quit their tobacco use once and for all.  In fact, data suggests that more than 70% of tobacco users in the United States want to quit, and […]

Hantavirus Precautions

With the recent hantavirus reported deaths in the state it is important to be aware of the risk of the virus and how to avoid potential exposure. What is hantavirus? Hantavirus is a virus carried by rodents, and can be passed to humans, causing Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This disease is rare and symptoms are […]