Thursday PM headlines: Road closed in Ogden Canyon, new USU police chief

Road through Ogden Canyon closed indefinitely

State Route 39 through Ogden Canyon has been closed indefinitely after part of the roadway was swept away by the river.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) issued an alert Thursday morning that said there was no timeline for reopening. UDOT advised travelers to take alternative routes.

The Weber County Sheriff’s Office said the road is off-limits to everyone except Ogden Canyon residents. Other travelers are advised to take the Trapper’s Loop or the Watershed to and from the upper Ogden Valley.

Road damage occurred about a mile east of the canyon entrance. Workers are currently repairing the road.

A river flood advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Ogden River below Pineview Reservoir.

New study shows targeted approach reduces overuse of antibiotic drugs

A new study by Intermountain Health and Utah Health University found that a targeted approach leveraging antibiotic management practices significantly reduced overuse of these agents.

This study was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers in this study reduced prescription rates in emergency clinics by 15%, equivalent to millions of doses of antibiotics.

They were able to do this by leveraging an antibiotic management effort specifically designed for these outpatients.

The study included educating patients and clinicians and improving electronic medical records to make it easier for clinicians to write prescriptions.

The researchers found that if health care systems built and deployed systems specifically designed for emergency care clinics, those facilities could be more successful in providing the best possible care for their patients’ illnesses. says there is.

During the intervention period of the study, the proportion of antibiotics prescribed to patients with respiratory disease decreased from 48% to 33%.

Jason Bray Hired as USU’s New Police Chief

Following a national investigation, Utah State University has named Jason Bligh as the new police chief of the Department of Public Safety.

Bligh will assume his new position on the Logan campus on July 1.

Mr. Bligh has 26 years of law enforcement experience, most of which was spent in a large university police department. He started his career with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona and joined the University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD) in 2000.

Bligh has held various positions with the UAPD, including patrol officer, lieutenant, commanding officer, deputy chief, and interim police chief.

He also has more than 14 years of experience in command-level positions, with the past nine years in executive leadership positions.

The University Police Chief serves as the university’s advisor and primary source of information on law enforcement matters and is responsible for the operation of the university’s police department.

The Chief of Police directs all functions of the University Police Department at the University’s Logan and Eastern Campuses.

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