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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Robert Kirby Kirby: Of Mormon pioneers, polygamy and old (plural) wives’ tales
    Monday is the big celebration of the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley 170 years ago. If you’re a descendant, you may take a mome...
    Updated Jul 23 2017 05:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of Box Elder County A wildfire burned brush and grass near Grouse Creek on Saturday afternoon. Wildfire threatens houses, burns 703 acres in Box Elder County
    A wildfire threatened houses and burned 703 acres of brush and grass near Grouse Creek in Box Elder County on Saturday. Early estimates logged the fir...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 11:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (|  Tribune file photo)    In this May 14, 2012, file photo, former assistant director of the Utah Symphony, Ardean Watts wears a shirt  with the message,’ Visit Ardean Watts’, inviting  visitors to the mall to engage with him  in conversation. Ardean Watts, former Utah Symphony associate conductor, has died
    Ardean Walton Watts — former associate conductor for the Utah Symphony and University of Utah music professor — has died, his family said Saturday. H...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    Park City is home to some of the most naturally beautiful vistas, skiing and outdoor activities on the planet – no one who has ever been here is going...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 12:24 pm   |     |   Share

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    News roundup: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort applies to hire foreign workers during ‘Made in America Week’
    Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort applies to hire foreign workers during ‘Made in America Week.’ Family and county attorneys arrange agreement for SL Co....

    Updated Jul 21 2017 12:49 pm   |     |   Share

  • Woman being rescued from Lake Desolation after mountain bike crash
    A helicopter crew and several U.S. Forest Service personnel rescued a woman Saturday who had crashed her mountain bike near Lake Desolation north of B...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Matt Michela/KUTV  A suspect damaged property in Salt Lake County after backing a truck into a home, several cars and a police substation. Utah man gets up to life in prison after breaking in, attacking his boss while he slept last year
    A Taylorsville man could spend the rest of his life in prison after police said he went on a rampage of Salt Lake County hit-and-runs and then broke i...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 09:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Two year old Kaisei Nishimura from Tokyo, Japan, opens up a lead at the start of one of his age group’s heats during the Strider World Championship - sometimes called the ’Tour de France of Toddler Racing,’ held Saturday  at the Gallivan Center. Skill, speed, determination — these tiny racers are just as fierce as anyone else competing for a world cup
    When he’s suited up for a bike race, Waku Kunitate looks as serious as they come. Tight red pants with yellow, molded plastic knee pads, black gloves,...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 11:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Arizona’s McCain is diagnosed with aggressive brain tumor
    Arizona Sen. John McCain is diagnosed with aggressive brain tumor. Trump warns GOP senators who didn’t support health care bill. Jon Huntsman could fa...

    Updated Jul 20 2017 02:59 pm   |     |   Share

  • Early morning blaze destroys Herriman home
    A Herriman home was destroyed early Saturday morning in a blaze that brought more than 30 firefighters to snuff it out, authorities said. Someone walk...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 09:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Man shot in chest during Provo fight over pistol, police say
    Provo police were investigating a Friday night shooting that sent a 22-year-old man to the hospital with serious injuries. The man was shot once in th...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)   Jerry Roberts and Sgt. Teddy Conner conduct a bio surface sampling test in 1997 at Dugway Proving Ground. The test was to check suspect areas to identify potential contamination. Issues related to accounting and oversight of chemicals ñ including the nerve agent sarin ñ continue to surround the facility. Inspector general report dings Dugway — again — for chemical accounting and oversight
    Dugway Proving Ground continues to face issues with its accounting and oversight of chemicals, including the deadly nerve agent sarin, according to a ...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 11:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump reportedly spoke with Putin a second time in undisclosed meeting
    Trump reportedly spoke with Putin a second time in undisclosed meeting. Trump nominates Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia. Utah’s Lee, Hatch suppor...

    Updated Jul 20 2017 02:59 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Columnist Robert Gehrke. Gehrke: The money-making business of sending state inmates to county jails has failed and should be revamped
    After a monthslong state investigation, an ex-sheriff in Daggett County and four deputies were charged in May with sadistically abusing inmates. The ...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Fireworks at LaVell Edwards Stadium during the 36th annual Stadium of Fire in Provo, Saturday, July 2, 2016. Utahns overwhelmingly support city firework bans in times of fire danger
    Despite the ambiguity over whether state law allows local governments to enact citywide bans on aerial fireworks, it’s not a gray area for most reside...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune File Photo)    Mike and Peggy Stack on a stop along the pioneer trail at Independence Rock,  June 18, 1997 Dust and tears, rain and realization — Tribune religion reporter retraces her steps on the Mormon Trail
    It takes a certain kind of person to don King Arthur attire and joust in public parks, show up in gray or blue uniforms for reimagined Civil War battl...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 09:13 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump boasts that he’s signed more bills ‘than any president, ever’ — which isn’t true
    Trump boasts that he’s signed more bills “than any president, ever” — that isn’t true. Utah Sen. Mike Lee announces opposition to GOP health care bill...

    Updated Jul 20 2017 02:59 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Joseph and Shalesse Johnstun met on the wagon train 20 years ago, fell in love and got married that same year. Wednesday, July 19, 2017. This couple found love for each other, charity for all on Mormon Trail
    Utahns Joseph and Shalisse Johnstun were young Mormon singles — he a history buff, she an English major — when they carpooled back to Omaha, Neb., for...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Tom Whitaker, at Utah the State Fair Grounds, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Retracing the Mormon Trail ‘drew our family closer together’
    Midway residents Tom and Linda Whitaker were among the first to jump at the chance to participate in the sesquicentennial re-enactment. They commissi...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 04:52 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  | Tribune File Photo)     Steve Sorensen, Salt lake city, lights a lantern to give light to the cooks making scones for their Sunday night supper in Miller park.  Supper was finger food as all of the china and dinner ware was packed to hit the trail the next morning.  Trekking the Mormon Trail gave family a ‘wonderful romp with history’
    Steve Sorensen was just finishing his history degree at the University of Utah in 1997 and felt certain he would get a graduate fellowship that year. ...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 04:53 am   |     |   Share
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    Americans feel good about the economy — but don’t necessarily credit Trump for improvements. United Utah Party continues to fight for a spot on the ba...

    Updated Jul 17 2017 11:07 am   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Speaker Greg Hughes has set up shop in an unused Salt Lake City Police Department office on 200 South and 420 West, to form a short-term plan for the Rio Grande area. Friday, July 21, 2017.   From new Rio Grande office, Greg Hughes drums up support for crackdown on crime
    House Speaker Greg Hughes has a favorite conversation starter at his new pop-up office. He points out the window toward the south side of 200 South, w...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Members of the Davis High School marching band perform during the 65th annual Bountiful Handcart Days Grand Parade Friday, July 21, 2017. Photos: Handcart Days rolls out a grand parade in Bountiful
    Handcart Days’ Grand Parade in Bountiful on Friday evening gave Utahns a preview of sorts of the mother of all Utah parades: Monday’s mammoth Days of ...
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A pedestrian bridge crosses the Jordan River near North Temple in Salt Lake City, Friday, October 30, 2015.  Currently the trail is unfinished between 200 S and North Temple. A detour route takes the trail over to 1000 West and back up North Temple where the trail is complete.  Authorities just found a toxin in the Jordan River. Here’s why you should stay out of the water.
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)   Attendees file in to to the Outdoor Retailer event at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City Tuesday January 10, 2017. Colorado, Denver group lured Outdoor Retailer with $3.4 million investment
    Denver • Colorado will contribute $1.7 million to help relocate the nation’s largest outdoor recreation trade show from Salt Lake City to Denver. The ...
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  • (Alex Brandon  |  The Associated Press)   President Donald Trump greets Velma Stratton and USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton, second from right, in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday during a meeting with survivors of the attack on USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor. Trump calls Provo man — one of the last living USS Arizona survivors — 'an American hero'
    Navy veteran Ken Potts of Provo was one of three survivors from the USS Arizona who met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Friday. Join...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Mike Clements with the 70 inch telescope he built in 2013 now housed at the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, Friday, July 21, 2017. He believes it might be the largest amateur telescope in the world. This school bus-size telescope — possibly the biggest of its kind — captures all the right details
    Utah’s amateur astronomers will soon have access to one of the largest public telescopes anywhere — for free. The new instrument, roughly the size of ...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 05:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Gabriel, Ammon, and Kathrynn Owen load donations to deliver to needy members of the FLDS polygamous sect in Colorado City, Ariz., Saturday July 15, 2017. Owen and the Davis County Cooperative Society have been offering service and donations to needy FLDS members who were evicted from UEP homes in Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz. United by fundamentalist Mormon beliefs, one polygamous group helps another by bringing truckloads of food
    Colorado City, Ariz. • It was 8:35 a.m. on a Saturday when Gabriel Owen arrived here with three tons of potatoes and a ton of wheat. He steered th...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 11:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah teen says he will plead guilty to causing two crash-related deaths
    Monticello • A Moab teen involved in a crash that caused the death of two of his peers in March was ordered to face charges in adult court, and one of...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 04:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former SLC firefighter union treasurer pleads guilty to stealing funds
    A former Salt Lake City firefighters union treasurer accused of illegally taking more than $100,000 from the union pleaded guilty Friday. Joshua Diamo...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 04:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police investigating body found in Utah’s Jordan River
    Police were investigating the discovery of a human body found in the Jordan River in Taylorsville on Friday. A group walking on the Jordan River Park...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 08:55 pm   |     |   Share