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    A look inside Jon Huntsman Sr.’s Deer Valley log cabin
    What’s it like to relax in luxury after spending a day skiing in Deer Valley? The NBC show “Open House” offers a glimpse with a tour of Jon Huntman Sr...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
    How Healthy Utah died, again. In Tweets.
    How the Healthy Utah debate went down in the Utah House, in tweets. <div class=”storify”><iframe src=”//storify.com/amymcdonald89/here-s-wha...
    Updated Mar 07 2015 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart shines positive light on Utah
    Utah all too often is a punchline for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. That wasn’t the case Wednesday night. <img src=”http://lo...
    Updated Jan 08 2015 09:56 am   |     |   Share
    You’ll never guess which two Utah cities ranked among best in nation for singles
    In a state where marriage seems to be on the brain of every high-schooler, there are still a lot of singles looking for love. Some of the primest hunt...
    Updated Jan 06 2015 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Video: Utah man remakes song ‘Cups’ from ‘Pitch Perfect’ using gunfire and pistols
    Oh Utah, you just never stop sharing your love of guns with the world. Jim Huish, a band member of Amber’s Drive who was born in Orem, has remade the ...
    Updated Jan 05 2015 10:56 am   |     |   Share
    Utah musician performs Anna Kendrick’s ‘Cups’ ... with guns
    Using cups as musical instruments in a pop song is already out of the ordinary, but a musician from Utah found a way to top that: guns. Orem native Ji...
    Updated Jan 03 2015 10:57 am   |     |   Share
    John Stockton is recruiting for the ‘NBA,’ of sorts, in a new ad
    Jazz legend John Stockton is lending an assist to another arena: national insurance commercials. State Farm Insurance debuted a new ad Thursday that f...
    Updated Dec 27 2014 11:03 am   |     |   Share
    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Bicyclists make their way through down town traffic. The percentage of people who bike in Salt Lake City helped it rank as the 11th fittest U.S. city. Salt Lake City ranked 11th fittest U.S. city
    Love to golf, play tennis or hang out with your pup at the local dog park? If so, Salt Lake City is the place for you. The American College of Sports ...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 12:32 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Volunteers help fill 8,500 backpacks with school supplies for low-income kids in the Grand Hall at the Gateway, during United Way of Salt Lake's 22nd annual Day of Caring, Thursday, September 11, 2014. 
More than 5,500 volunteers from over 125 companies participated in 130 service projects throughout  Davis, Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties today. Utah ranked the most charitable state in the nation
    We all know Utahns love to spend their money, but they love giving it away even more. Utahns give more money to charity than residents of any other st...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 12:29 pm   |     |   Share
    Green Bean Casserole. (Courtesy Del Monte) Utah makes Top 10 states for fastest holiday meal prep
    Crafting a holiday meal can be the crowning glory or the biggest failure of the holidays. It’s one thing to get an ill-fitting sweater for Christmas. ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 10:12 am   |     |   Share
    Utahns searched for some of the same things as many in the nation, but there are some trending searches particular to the Beehive State. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File) Top 10 searches Utahns did on Google this year
    Google has released its results of the most searched for topics searched the world over. So, what did Utahns search for? Some of the answers mirror na...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 07:54 pm   |     |   Share
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Katia Winters, Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones star in the new Fox supernatural drama “Sleepy Hollow.” Review: The ‘Sleepy Hollow’ comic is a fun, focused horror story
    While “Sleepy Hollow” takes a mid-season Christmas break, a hungry fan might wonder where to satiate an appetite for odd-couple adventures against the...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
    A whale of a tale: No, there’s no humpback in Farmington
    No, no one left a 25-ton whale in a Farmington farmer’s field. But “truth” doesn’t necessarily apply to the satirical news site World News Daily Repor...
    Updated Dec 07 2014 05:14 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
An approaching storm blows the waters in the Capitol fountain sideways, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Utah is No. 1 in [blush, blush] humility, according to website
    Well oh my heck. Really? No. I’m blushing. Why? Well the website HeyLets.com ranked Utah the most humble state in the country. Now the study is far fr...
    Updated Dec 05 2014 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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A scence from ‘Doctor Who’ and a Utah snowflake scientist make for a Christmassy night at the library
    The time-traveling alien known as The Doctor flipped switches, turned knobs and pushed buttons, in the hope that he could save a lot of people from cr...
    Updated Dec 06 2014 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
The Utah state Capitol as seen in March 2014. Utah named one of five places in the world women shouldn't bother visiting
    Utah is one of the five worst places women can travel to, if “The New York Post” is to be believed. The New York newspaper points to Wallet Hub and 24...
    Updated Dec 03 2014 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Pratt in What ‘Jurassic World’ gets right – and wrong – about dinosaurs
    Mark Loewen knows his dinosaurs. The prolific researcher has traveled the globe to study them, from Madagascar to Mexico. Besides being a research ass...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 08:43 am   |     |   Share
    (Thor, as portrayed by Chris Hemsworth. Courtesy photo)  . This year, why not give thanks with ‘Thorsgiving’
    If you want a break this year from turkey and mashed potatoes in favor a decidedly Marvel-centric Thanksgiving dinner, here’s an idea: Thorsgiving. Co...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 02:29 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Scott Stone with his grandson Oliver in tow stands by as Stone's daughter Ryan shops at the JC Penny store in the Valley Fair Mall, Saturday December 21, 2013. Utah fifth-best state at blowing lots of cash
    As Black Friday nears and that credit card is itching to be used, it may be a good time to take a step back and look at the big economic picture. Cons...
    Updated Nov 24 2014 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah named 4th least miserable state for Thanksgiving celebrations
    Hate it when Aunt Suzy’s special Thanksgiving yams surprise ends up making everyone feel more than a little queasy? Or when Uncle Larry gets plastered...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 11:56 am   |     |   Share
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    (Michael McFall  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The back of Nunemaker Place, a chapel-turned-honors student center at Westminster College that students and staff have claimed is haunted. Firsthand account: Chronicling a night in a haunted Utah building
    Some call her The Lady in White, or The Lady in the Creek. To others, she’s the Ghost Bride. A former student even calls her Nune (pronounced noon-ee)...
    Updated Dec 24 2014 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Video: Mormon missionary has a dance-off with Michael Jackson impersonator
    A Mormon missionary and Michael Jackson impersonator held a dance-off on a street of Barcelona, Spain. The YouTube video was uploaded Thursday, and it...
    Updated Oct 16 2014 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
    Living in Utah? Then you must be one happy son of a gun
    We all know Utah is home to the Happy Valley, but according to a new study by consumer information site Wallet Hub, the entire state could go by that ...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:36 pm   |     |   Share
    GARY OLDMAN as Det. Sgt. Jim Gordon and CHRISTIAN BALE starring as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Batman Begins.” 
Courtesy Warner Brothers Where would Batman’s villains hide out if they invaded Salt Lake City?
    With the series premiere of “Gotham” less than a week away, I put my detective skills to task to figure out where the city’s villains would hide out, ...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
    (Salt Lake City - The morning sun fills the Salt Lake valley with sun leaving the skyline in shadows following a snow storm that covered the Wasatch Front with several inches of snow Monday March 31, 2008.  Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune)   3/31/08 Website ranks Salt Lake City, Provo among most livable in country
    Maybe it was The Onion’s tourism campaign. You know, the one about how everyone is free to leave Salt Lake City. Yeah, that’s got to be it. At least t...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:29 pm   |     |   Share
    Video shows 1,200-pound pumpkin floating the Colorado River — kind of
    Some adventurers on Thursday posted a video of them gutting a giant pumpkin and then floating it down the Colorado River near Moab. How well it went ...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
    Sen. Jim Dabakis pours a bucket of ice water on Gayle Ruzicka in good fun and for a good cause, to increase awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Utah’s Ruzicka, Dabakis douse each other in ice for revenge…er, charity (video)
    There are plenty of liberals in Utah who would line up to dump a bucket of ice water on the head of Gayle Ruzicka, leader of the ultra-conservative Ea...
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:16 pm   |     |   Share
    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Jell-O snubs Utah schools with logo and team mascot molds
    To help welcome in the start of college football season, Jell-O is working with 20 schools across the country to market University Jell-O Mold Kits th...
    Updated Aug 04 2014 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Prominent Utah politicians endure cold ones for charity
    Some high-level Utah politicos are taking a cold wet bath for charity, and it makes for some highly entertaining web videos. The American Cancer Socie...
    Updated Jul 15 2014 10:42 am   |     |   Share
    I lived in the ‘militarized’ town John Oliver made fun of. Yes, it was that bad.
    As comedian John Oliver’s segment on police militarization goes viral, a lot of attention is being called to his examples: a BearCat to defend a New H...
    Updated Aug 21 2014 10:48 am   |     |   Share