Most Popular - The Salt Lake Tribune http:/// Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Two Utah schools get blue ribbon award <p>Two Utah schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday.</p> <p>Orem’s Lakeridge Jr. High School and Hyrum’s Lincoln Elementary School were among the 337 schools across the nation chosen for the award, which recognizes academic excellence and successful efforts to close student achievement gaps. </p> <p>“These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:01:02 MDT Mitt Romney to make his home in Utah <p> Washington • Utah has always claimed Mitt Romney, and now Romney is making it official.</p> <p> The former presidential candidate and his wife, Ann, decided “on a lark” to make their permanent home in Holladay after selling their town house in Belmont, Mass., according to a New York Times report.</p> <p>The Romneys had been living in the town home but have since sold that residence and may consider putting their La Jolla h... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:04:03 MDT Secret Service chief resigns after Chaffetz-led call for resignation <p>Washington • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday after a series of security lapses surfaced and members of Congress – including Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah — openly questioned her leadership.</p> <p>White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama spoke with Pierson Wednesday afternoon and concluded “a new direction is necessary.” </p> <p>Pierson had been with the agency for 30 years, an... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:30:28 MDT DA says Dillon Taylor officer-involved killing was justified <p>Dillon Taylor was not armed when a Salt Lake City police officer shot him to death outside a convenience store.</p> <p>But in that moment on Aug. 11, Officer Bron Cruz had good reason to think Taylor was pulling a gun out of his pants, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill ruled on Tuesday.</p> <p>Taylor, 20, and the two men he was with matched the descriptions of a 911 caller who said three men had “flashed” a gun... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:25:36 MDT Relatives speak about Utah family of 5 found dead in home <p>Springville • It’s the same question every time police approach the relatives of the Springville family of five who died mysteriously at their own home over the weekend: What happened?</p> <p> Springville police don’t know the answer. They won’t even know where to begin looking until a toxicology report comes back. That could take up to eight weeks, officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>“It’s a waiting game at this point,” Lt. ... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:15:34 MDT Restaurant review: Utah duo takes chance on Korean standbys with contemporary spin <p>It’s not often that Utah is on the cutting edge of any particular trend or movement. This is especially true in the culinary world. No sooner than gourmet food trucks started to roll out across the Wasatch Front, their trendy progenitors on the streets of LA were contemplating the transition back to bricks and mortar. That soup made from fresh dove tears that they’re enjoying in NYC tonight? Don’t expect to see that here until 2018.</p> <p>That’s no... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:28:14 MDT Coming soon to a theater near you: ‘Meet the Mormons’ <p>On Oct. 10, in about 200 theaters around the country — including many in Utah — a documentary about Mormons will be screening next door to “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”</p> <p>According to Blair Treu, the director of “Meet the Mormons” — a documentary produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an introduction of the faith to nonmembers — that wasn’t always the plan.</p> <p> “I... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:36:12 MDT Watch the live stream: Utah attorney general debate <p>The Utah attorney general’s office has generated more than its share of front-page headlines in the past 22 months and more will come tonight when Republican incumbent Sean Reyes takes on Democratic challenger Charles Stormont in a live televised debate.</p> <p>Sponsored by the Utah Debate Commission, the face-to-face encounter from Brigham Young University is being live-streamed here now.</p> <p>Reyes took over the scandal-bat... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:01:01 MDT Hike of the Week: Grandeur Peak <p class="BOX_Text_w_Indent">Directions • The trail is located about 3 miles into Millcreek Canyon. Follow the Church Fork sign for the left turn into the picnic area and follow the narrow road as it winds up to a parking lot, where the trail begins. Drive slowly and carefully, as other hikers and picnickers might be using the road, and other drivers might be coming down.</p> <p class="BOX_Text_w_Indent">The trail greets you with a waterfall and a short bridge over its stream as you enter a fore... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:02:02 MDT Mormons’ FamilySearch reaches deal to put a billion obits online <p>More than a billion records from historical obituaries will be available online in the future, but it’s going to take a lot of volunteer help to make them searchable.</p> <p>FamilySearch International, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and, which has acquired a collections of newspapers and historical documents for family history research, announced Wednesday they have reached an... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:35:35 MDT