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The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. This week's installment features photos taken during the production and release of the original Star Wars Trilogy, which went on to become …

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Rick Hughes, director of Learning, Development and Performance Management for the Utah Department of Human Resources, ducks under his desk and follows the Cost of getting Utah ready for a quake is high, but price of not doing it is even higher
    As Utahns checked their earthquake readiness Thursday, regional planners offered dire scenarios for prospective death tolls, destroyed buildings and e...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:46 am   |     |   Share
  • In this April 15, 2015, photo, the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel, is seen in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Essentials for visiting new Las Vegas: More than gambling
    Las Vegas • Remember when a visit to Las Vegas was all about gambling? Massive, windowless casinos with air-conditioning and free drinks kept guests o...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” makes a five-night stop in West Valley City starting April 22.
Photo: John Davis 
Costumes: Eiko Ishioka Costumes of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ breathe life into mystical world
    The house lights go down, the crowd quiets and you’re transported to a mystical island that becomes home to the Greek mythological figure Icarus after...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Soccer coach Tyler Stockstill founded the Utah Development Academy in 2012 to help youth develop character, health, and academic leadership through soccer. The UDA is online at http://udasoccer.org. Saturday March 14, 2015. Utah coach builds community with youth soccer
    Tyler Stockstill wanted to help youth develop character, health and academic leadership through soccer, so in 2012 he founded the Utah Development Aca...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Bingham Cyclery mechanic Jarrod Doherty works on a TREK cross-country bike, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Recreation: What to know when buying a bike
    Fresh trails, warming temperatures and a fear of being stuck indoors all winter drive a huge urge for bikers to get out on the trails and roads. The ...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 08:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • This March 9, 2015 photo shows gingery rhubarb compote with piloncillo and orange in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Use an unusual sugar to bring a fresh sweetness to spring
    Given the size of my sweet tooth (think saber tooth tiger), I have myriad sweeteners in my cupboards. White, brown and coconut sugars, crunchy turbina...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 10:49 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
A homeowner near Westminster College clears the sidewalk during a lake-effect snowstorm Wednesday morning, April 15, 2015. Utah storm brings more snow than January-March combined
    Wintry weather interrupted spring to blast the Wasatch Front on Wednesday, dumping at least a foot of snow in several valley locations and more than 2...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 20, 2014 file photo, festival goers attend the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The festival, held in the Southern California desert on two consecutive weekends beginning Friday, April 10, 2015, is a style destination as much as a musical one - this year more than ever. Besides the ever-growing array of off-site parties and sponsored suites, there are now runway shows and a pop-up fashion store on festival grounds. (Photo by Zach Cordner/Invision/AP, File) Photos: Fashion aims to share the spotlight with music at Coachella
    “Festival fashion” is a thing, and Coachella is the place. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held in the Southern California desert on two...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)  
Former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter Former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter, who was in politics ‘for the right reasons,’ dies after stroke
    Norm Bangerter, who served two terms as Utah’s 13th governor and guided the state through floods and a sinking economy while buoying up public schools...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 06:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jaime Heiner ï Abused by her 9th grade teacher, Stephen Niedzwiecki. Sex abuse victim asks Utah parole board to keep former teacher in prison
    Draper • When former junior high school teacher Stephen Niedzwiecki began sexually abusing a 15-year-old student, it affected more than just the girl....
    Updated Apr 15 2015 09:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol 

The I-80 crash on Tuesday April 14, 2015. 

Windstorm causes mayhem on Utah roads, leaves thousands without power
    A fast-moving storm system turned spring into a windy hell in northern Utah on Tuesday afternoon, wreaking havoc on traffic, producing hazardous level...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 11:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
 Mavis Staples opens for The Robert Cray Band at Red Butte Gardens, Friday June 20, 2014. Mavis Staples, a Soul and Gospel legend, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, and Civil Rights Era icon, was only 15 in 1953 when her family group, the Staples Singers were signed with the small gospel label Vee-Jay Records and scored their first major hit “Uncloudy Day.”
Red Butte announces 28 shows, from big-band to hip-hop
    Mavis Staples loves coming back to Red Butte Garden. “The Red Butte Garden is so beautiful,” the soul and gospel legend said Tuesday, via an email sta...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 11:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - This April 19, 1865 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows a procession for President Abraham Lincoln's funeral on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. (AP Photo/Library of Congress) AP Was There: Original AP report of Lincoln’s assassination
    On the night Abraham Lincoln was shot, April 14, 1865, Associated Press correspondent Lawrence Gobright scrambled to report from the White House, the ...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 09:57 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Oysters at Kimi's Chop & Oyster House in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Salt Lake City catching a wave of new seafood restaurants
    One year ago, Salt Lake City’s restaurant scene seemed to have all the bases covered with steakhouses, diners, pizzerias and pubs as well as ethnic ea...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 09:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

Guadalupe Cafe Whatever happened to...La Morena Cafe (aka Guadalupe Center Cafe)
    Editor's note • In this regular series, The Salt Lake Tribune explores the once-favorite places of Utahns, from restaurants to recreation to retail. I...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 09:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This March 23 2015, shows a pepper steak frittata in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Frittatas — the ultimate have-it-your-way weeknight dinner
    Frittatas are like quiches without crusts, and that makes them an ideal fast and simple weeknight dinner. They also are the ultimate have-it-your-way ...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 08:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Doug Tallamy  |  The Associated Press)  
The great gray dart in the beak of this bluebird — as shown in Gardening’s new ethos: Help the planet (and look good, too)
    From the biggest botanical gardens to the smallest backyard plots and terraces, there’s a movement underway to make gardens work harder for the enviro...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz Head Athletic Trainer Gary Briggs is honored during a timeout by Gail Miller, owner of the LHM Group of Companies, and Jazz President Randy Rigby as the Jazz faced the Dallas Mavericks at EnergySolutions Arena on April 13, 2015. Briggs announced his retirement after 15 seasons with the Jazz and 33 total in the NBA. Utah Jazz close out home schedule with 109-92 win over Dallas Mavericks (with video)
    For one last time this year, the streamers fell from the rafters at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday, as the Utah Jazz closed out their home schedule w...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jordan Spieth speaks with his caddie Michael Greller on the 15th hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) PGA golf: Jordan Spieth is going places in a hurry
    Augusta, Ga. • The most important round in Jordan Spieth’s young career began with a little perspective from his caddie. Texas was playing a college m...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 09:41 am   |     |   Share
  • Jodi Arias looks on during her sentencing in Maricopa County Superior Court, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Phoenix. A judge sentenced Arias, a convicted murderer, to life in prison without the possibility of release, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention with its salacious details. (Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic via AP) From dating to baptism into the Mormon church to murder: Jodi Arias gets life in prison with no chance of release
    Phoenix • The nearly seven-year legal saga of Jodi Arias ended Monday as a judge sentenced her to life in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend and the ...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 04:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Easter Sunday service for the Greek Orthodox Church at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 12, 2015. Salt Lake Valley’s Greek Orthodox believers celebrate their Holy Day
    Many Greek Orthodox followers began their weekend worship at midnight on Holy Saturday with a service that included burning candles representing Jesus...
    Updated Apr 12 2015 08:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Volunteer Amanda Cangelosi scrubs a graffito with Elephant Snot solvent during the ROCK Project cleanup effort in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Sunday, April 12, 2015. ROCK Project visits Utah to train new generation of climbers in ethics and environment
    Sandy • There comes a moment in many climbs when reconsideration of the planned route leads to a change of course. The world’s best climbers, advocate...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 09:38 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
First Counselor Ben Edwards, right, speaks in March prior to services at the Salt Lake Valley 1st Ward. The ward caters to hearing-impaired and visually impaired Mormons and conducts services in American Sign Language. Close-knit Mormon ward members worship in their language: ASL
    The sheer beauty of Sunday worship at the Salt Lake Valley LDS First Ward reflects an elemental fact: Church members hear the gospel with their eyes....
    Updated Apr 15 2015 07:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Participants enter during the ceremonial Grand Entry during the 43rd annual Sustaining our Culture Powwow presented by University of Utahís Inter-Tribal Student Association at the University of Utah Union Ballroom Saturday April 11, 2015. Gallery: U. hosts 43rd annual ‘Sustaining our Culture Powwow’
    Participants enter during the ceremonial grand Entry during the 43rd annual Sustaining Our Culture Powwow presented by the University of Utah’s Inter-...
    Updated Apr 12 2015 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Jordan Hinckley, left, and Dave Maxfield compete at Liberty Park Saturday April 11, 2015. The United Clans Swordsman Association and the True Edge Academy of Swordsmanship competed in their first-ever sword competition between the two groups. Both organizations are members of the national nonprofit Historical European Martial Arts Alliance. Techniques taught include Long sword, Short Sword and buckler, Dagger, Pole hammer and unarmed fighting and defense. Swords cross in friendly competition at Liberty Park
    The clash of metal on metal marked Saturday’s first-ever sword competition at Liberty Park between the United Clans Swordsman Association and the True...
    Updated Apr 12 2015 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • Sporting KC forward Krisztian Nemeth, right, falls while covered by Real Salt Lake defender Jamison Olave (4) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Real Salt Lake earns a 0-0 road draw against Sporting KC
    Kansas City, Kan. • Real Salt Lake didn’t exactly do much to change its dour view of Sporting Kansas City and Sporting Park. RSL still has never won h...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 04:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Flower girls help lead the Lamentation of the Tomb procession at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Friday. Salt Lake Valley’s Greek Orthodox to celebrate their holiest day, ‘Pascha’
    They call it “Pascha,” not Easter, and it will be celebrated this Sunday, not the one just past. That’s because they are Eastern Orthodox Christians, ...
    Updated Apr 11 2015 10:49 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Dallas Graham talks about his interactive art installation, It Is Possible, made of woven willow as the Leonardo opens their exhibit Student artists ‘Spark!’ at Leonardo’s new exhibit
    Katie Wesley started with a hopeful question: “What would make the world a better place?” Katie, a 13-year-old student at West Hills Middle School in ...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 05:18 pm   |     |   Share