Logan Stefanich

'We need entrepreneurship': Utah Tech bringing Sandbox program to southern Utah

'We need entrepreneurship': Utah Tech bringing Sandbox program to southern Utah

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 9:03 p.m.

Utah Tech University was selected last week to participate in a pilot launch of the Sandbox entrepreneurship program, which bolsters its polytechnic approach to education.
No evidence of 'furries' in Nebo School District despite allegations, social media firestorm

No evidence of 'furries' in Nebo School District despite allegations, social media firestorm

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 18 - 5:55 p.m.

Unfounded allegations of students at Mt. Nebo Junior High School dressing up like animals and barking and pouncing on fellow students created a social media firestorm on Wednesday.
'Startup capital of the world': Initiative launched to help support Utah small businesses, startups

'Startup capital of the world': Initiative launched to help support Utah small businesses, startups

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 18 - 6:19 a.m.

In a bid to support Utah's startup, small business and entrepreneurial ecosystem, the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity has announced the launch of the Startup State Initiative.
Gardner Policy Institute awards Utah's 'Informed Decision Makers' of 2024

Gardner Policy Institute awards Utah's 'Informed Decision Makers' of 2024

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 6:03 p.m.

Following a yearly tradition, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute on Tuesday recognized five "unsung" people and organizations that are helping the Beehive State prosper.
How a small Utah town is embracing its post-coal identity through proactive rural leadership

How a small Utah town is embracing its post-coal identity through proactive rural leadership

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 15 - 8:03 a.m.

Once a town on the brink of death after the downturn of the coal industry, Helper has weathered the storm on its way to becoming the best version of itself.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says culture is 'secret sauce' that makes Utah thrive

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says culture is 'secret sauce' that makes Utah thrive

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 12 - 7:35 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said Utah's culture is what separates the Beehive State from the rest of the nation.
'One of the most remembered mayors': Former Salt Lake Mayor Ted Wilson dies at 84

'One of the most remembered mayors': Former Salt Lake Mayor Ted Wilson dies at 84

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 11 - 12:49 p.m.

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson died Thursday at the age of 84 due to congestive heart failure and Parkinson's disease.
'Do you copy?': Utah students make contact with astronauts aboard International Space Station

'Do you copy?': Utah students make contact with astronauts aboard International Space Station

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 8 - 4:31 p.m.

Students from six different Tooele schools on Monday were able to pose questions for astronaut Mike Barratt after making contact with the International Space Station.
Thousands of Utahns could potentially lose access to internet as funds for program set to expire

Thousands of Utahns could potentially lose access to internet as funds for program set to expire

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 6 - 1:12 p.m.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is at risk of losing funding unless it receives additional backing from Congress. It provides discounts for internet access to qualifying households.
University of Utah Health CEO stepping down from administrative roles

University of Utah Health CEO stepping down from administrative roles

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 4 - 7:44 p.m.

University of Utah Health CEO Dr. Michael Good this week announced that he will be transitioning from his administrative roles later this year following a national search for his successor.
Utah high school sports group sanctions esports in 'groundbreaking' decision

Utah high school sports group sanctions esports in 'groundbreaking' decision

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 3 - 6:14 p.m.

The Utah High School Activities Association on Monday announced its "groundbreaking" decision to officially sanction esports as a school activity, starting in the 2025-26 school year.
Committee identifies 13 Utah locations to serve as possible 2034 Winter Olympics venues

Committee identifies 13 Utah locations to serve as possible 2034 Winter Olympics venues

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 3 - 3:45 p.m.

Thirteen Utah venues have been identified as proposed Olympic venues as part of Utah's preferred host bid file for the 2034 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
'Continuance of coal': Rocky Mountain Power updates energy plan, pushing back on renewables

'Continuance of coal': Rocky Mountain Power updates energy plan, pushing back on renewables

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 10:01 p.m.

Among the updates to Rocky Mountain Power's long-term plans released Monday were some impactful, Utah-specific changes related to the rollback of renewable energy initiatives and recommitment to coal.
University of Utah extends enrollment deposit deadline after national FAFSA complications

University of Utah extends enrollment deposit deadline after national FAFSA complications

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 1 - 5:05 p.m.

The University of Utah says it will extend its enrollment deposit deadline from May 1 to June 3 for incoming freshmen and transfer students in light of national FAFSA complications.
'Definitely an arts community': A look inside the push to bolster the performing arts in St. George

'Definitely an arts community': A look inside the push to bolster the performing arts in St. George

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 4:07 p.m.

The St. George Musical Theater is expanding through the construction of new and improved theater and renovation of an old movie theater that will be home to a performing arts campus.
Have You Seen This? Golden retriever and her owners take hide-and-seek to new levels

Have You Seen This? Golden retriever and her owners take hide-and-seek to new levels

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 29 - 3:30 p.m.

Ellie the golden retriever and her owners, Mike and Rachel, bond through playing hide-and-seek — but they make it extreme.
Grant program launched to support sustainable tourism initiatives across Summit County

Grant program launched to support sustainable tourism initiatives across Summit County

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 4:33 p.m.

The Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is, for the second year, launching a grant program to help fund programs and initiatives to support tourism in the area.
BYU student startup wins $30K at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

BYU student startup wins $30K at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 26 - 7:05 p.m.

Powder Baby Dry Shampoo out of Brigham Young University took home a $30,000 prize over the weekend, en route to a first-place finish in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge.
Utah students could soon earn bachelor's degree in 3 years

Utah students could soon earn bachelor's degree in 3 years

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 25 - 6:04 p.m.

A new degree program being developed across Utah System of Higher Education institutions would allow students to graduate with a bachelor's degree in just three years.
Utah System of Higher Education approves tuition increases for 8 institutions

Utah System of Higher Education approves tuition increases for 8 institutions

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 23 - 4:08 p.m.

Tuition is set to increase at eight of the Beehive State's public degree-granting institutions after the Utah System of Higher Education approved the adjustments Friday.
Rainn Wilson set to deliver Weber State University's commencement address

Rainn Wilson set to deliver Weber State University's commencement address

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 22 - 7:28 p.m.

"The Office" actor Rainn Wilson, everyone's favorite assistant to the regional manager, will deliver the 2024 commencement address at Weber State University next month.
8 Utah Baskin Robbins stores fined nearly $50K for violating child labor laws

8 Utah Baskin Robbins stores fined nearly $50K for violating child labor laws

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 22 - 11:37 a.m.

Eight Baskin Robbins locations in Utah have been fined $49,833 by the U.S. Department of Labor for violating federal child labor laws, the department announced Thursday.
Geoffrey Landward selected as Utah's commissioner of higher education

Geoffrey Landward selected as Utah's commissioner of higher education

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 21 - 2:48 p.m.

The Utah System of Higher Education on Thursday announced its governing board unanimously named Geoffrey Landward as the commissioner of higher education.
'Small miracle': 1st clinic of its kind opens for students at West High School

'Small miracle': 1st clinic of its kind opens for students at West High School

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 20 - 5:24 p.m.

A new on-campus clinic, the first-of-its-kind in the state, offers a full range of adolescent physical and mental health services to students at West High School in Salt Lake City.
St. George looking to connect communities through $87M federal grant

St. George looking to connect communities through $87M federal grant

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted March 19 - 7:05 p.m.

The Utah Department of Transportation has received a $87.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the construction of street crossings in St. George.