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You can learn a lot about a man when you talk sports with him. And, the other day, the governor was in the mood to talk some sports. Not just sports, but his sports, sports of which he seemed to …

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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Fresh oysters at Current Fish and Oyster at Third and Third in downtown Salt Lake City. Restaurant review: Cool and contemporary, Current Fish and Oyster is fresh addition to Salt Lake dining scene
    The corner of 300 South and 300 East has long been the east entrée to one of Salt Lake City’s most fun and funky blocks, with eclectic stores, a karao...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 12:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A copy of University of Utah cookbook exhibit showcases a century of food
    Horst E. Schober, a well-known chef at the old Newhouse Hotel and Salt Lake Country Club, had a hunger for books and knowledge. Upon his death 65 year...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 12:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kiel Reijnen celebrates after winning the first stage of the Tour of Utah, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP) Tour of Utah: Final sprint propels Kiel Reijnen to Stage 1 victory in Logan
    Logan • His view of the finish line finally coming into focus, his jersey — like every other rider’s — sopping wet from riding five-plus hours in a st...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:44 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
John Sohl, right, attaches a camera to the instruments payload of the seater balloon prior to one of their morning launches, Thursday, July 16, 2015.  WSU and the U are conducting a joint study on the impact of the Great Salt Lake on ozone levels on the Wasatch Front. Previous studies have found that salt from the Great Salt Lake contributes to a lot of our wintertime PM 2.5 pollution. The theory is that maybe the lake also contributes to ozone. Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed
    In new poll, voters say homelessness a ‘major problem’ in downtown Salt Lake City • Homelessness is an important topic among Salt Lake City voters, ne...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 11:16 am   |     |   Share
  • Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Containment of raging California wildfire jumps
    Lower Lake, Calif. • Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of ho...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah State Historical Society

Looking north west on 25th Street. Union Station in the distance at left. The Broom Hotel at right. A Look Back: Historic downtown Ogden
    Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week's installment features historic images o...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy perform at USANA Amphitheatre on Thursday night, July 30, 2015. Gallery: Wiz Khalifa, Fall Out Boy shine at USANA
    West Valley City • The differences were stark. Jarring, even. Wiz Khalifa, donned in white head-to-toe, rhymed with style and ease into a golden micro...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Alice Cooper performs at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday July 29, 2015. Concert review: Despite delay, vocal woes, Mötley Crüe fans don’t go away mad
    If you stayed up past your bedtime for the 21/2-hours-delayed Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper concert Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena that ended...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this undated image released by the FBI, Mullah Omar is seen in a wanted poster. An Afghan official says his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached for comment on the government’s comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before. (FBI via AP, File) Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago
    Kabul, Afghanistan • Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakis...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Theodro Bronkhorst, centre, a professional hunter, arrives for his appearance at the magistrates courts in Hwange about 700 kilometres south west of Harare, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Bronkhorst who was granted $1000 bail has been charged with  failure to prevent an unlawful hunt that resulted in the killing of Cecil the lion by Minnesota dentist, Walter James Palmer, in Zimbabwe.  (AP Photo) Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients
    Harare, Zimbabwe • A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised pat...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tonino Mastrostefano sorts cattle during the team penning Masseria Cup in Piane Vomano on the outskirts of Notaresco, central Italy, Saturday, June 20, 2015. Italy may be better-known for its soccer skills, but on ranches across the country, cowboys are honing their skills of horsemanship and cattle management, and dreaming of taking on the Americans at their own game. Team penning and ranch sorting is believed to have started as a competitive sport in California in the early 1940s. Since then it has spread to countries with long traditions in cattle breeding throughout South America and Europe. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) Gallery: Italy’s cowboys show off their skill
    Piane Vomano, Italy • Italy may be better-known for its soccer skills, but on ranches across the country, cowboys are honing their skills of horsemans...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken, Monday, June 22, 2015, Boun Lovan, of Des Moines, Iowa, catches a fish below the dam at Saylorville Lake near Des Moines, Iowa. Unlike advisories for other health hazards that are posted on packages and billboards or even quickly read on broadcast ads, the mercury dangers in fish are not communicated directly to anglers. They appear to be largely unknown to those affected the most, the low-income people or immigrants who frequently fish in streams and lakes near urban areas to supplement their diet. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury
    Des Moines, Iowa • It’s midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay’s feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggis...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 11:25 am   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Ed Helms, left, and Chris Hemsworth appear in a scene from Movie review: Griswolds ride again in up-and-down ‘Vacation’
    Funny is forgiving. If a movie can make me laugh more often than not, as the dirty-minded comedy “Vacation” does, I’m willing to overlook some faults ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 12:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Jon Siebels, of Eve 6, plays the guitar as the group opens the Concert photos: Under the Sun Tour shines at Red Butte Garden
    Sugar Ray, Eve 6, Uncle Kracker and Better Than Ezra took audience members back to the ’90s Monday night as part of their Under the Sun Tour. The “maj...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:17 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A political action committee formed by Reagan Outdoor Advertising is putting up billboards of opponents to Mayor Ralph Becker. First they put them up for Jackie Biskupski. Now they're putting them up for Luke Garrott, George Chapman and Dave Robinson. On 900 South between State and Main billboards for Luke Garrott and George Chapman can be seen close together. Billboard PAC: Anybody but Becker for Salt Lake City mayor
    A political action committee has now put up billboards for all of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s challengers in what appears to be an anyone-but-...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sen.Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., photographs the first foundation jacket installed by Deepwater Wind in the nation's first offshore wind farm construction project Monday, July 27, 2015, on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Block Island, R.I. Deepwater Wind will consist of five turbines producing a total of 30 megawatts of electricity. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry
    NOrth Kindstown, R.I. • Construction has begun off Rhode Island’s coast on the nation’s first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state o...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this July 14, 2015, image provided by DigitalGlobe, a high-resolution satellite photograph off the coast of  Papua New Guinea shows two fishing trawlers loading slave-caught fish onto Silver Sea 2, a refrigerated cargo ship belonging to the Thai-owned Silver Sea Fishery Co. The company was named in an Associated Press investigation into slavery in Southeast Asia’s seafood industry that led to the rescue and repatriation of more than 800 men. Hundreds more remain missing after their trawlers fled an Indonesian crackdown on illegal fishing. (DigitalGlobe via AP) AP Exclusive: AP tracks slave boats to Papua New Guinea
    Yangon, Myanmar • From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom i...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
  • President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on media, opposition
    Addis Adaba, Ethiopia • President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia’s leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he began ...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 11:25 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band entertain the crowd at Red Butte Garden, July 25, 2015. Concert photos: Lyle Lovett and his large band at Red Butte Gardens
    Lyle Lovett is no stranger to Utah. On Sunday, the Wasatch foothills may as well have been home to the recurring headliner at Salt Lake City’s Red Bu...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 04:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Kate Kelly, foreground, who later spoke on Kate Kelly joins Latter-day Saints gathered outside Mormon headquarters for mass-resignation event
    When Logan resident Stephanie Engle was a teenager, she struggled with what she termed as the racism and sexism within the LDS Church. Engle said she ...
    Updated Jul 26 2015 10:10 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Sgt. Lisa Pascadlo hands out stickers to kids camped out along the Pioneer Day parade route on Thursday night. Kirby: Exploring the not-so-dark underbelly of SLC before Pioneer Day
    Thursday evening rush hour was a two-way event in Salt Lake City. While tired workers abandoned the place, thousands of giddy curb dwellers descended ...
    Updated Jul 25 2015 09:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Smoke is seen from a fire at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Clark County fire officials say the blaze was burning in an outdoor swimming pool area. No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire has not been determined. Emergency vehicles were called to the resort shortly after noon. (AP Photo/Juliet Williams) Fire erupts at swimming pool of hotel on Las Vegas Strip
    A fire at a hotel’s swimming pool sent large plumes of black smoke high above the Las Vegas Strip but left most guests unscathed Saturday. It took fir...
    Updated Jul 25 2015 08:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  MagicSpace/Broadway Across America

First national tour cast in the Divisive ‘Book of Mormon’ musical opens Tuesday in Utah
    No matter your opinion about that profane, sweet little “Book of Mormon” musical — perhaps you’ve heard of it — there’s a special thrill to a story ab...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:47 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Peter Hayes sings and plays the guitar for the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at theTwilight Concert Series at Pioneer Park, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Photos: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Twilight
    The Twilight Concert Series at Pioneer Park continued Thursday with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Father John Misty....
    Updated Jul 23 2015 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Converse

The Chuck II, set for release July 28. After 98 years, classic Converse get ‘comfortable’ Nike redesign
    The classic Chuck Taylor sneaker has been a lot of things in its nearly 100-year run: Basketball shoe. Rebellious teen uniform. Cultural icon. One thi...
    Updated Jul 23 2015 10:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The Salt Lake Big Cottonwood Stake float, Human cricket, smoking dragon: Days of ’47 parade floats interpret Mormon pioneer legacy
    Using the theme “Pioneers: Forging a New Frontier” — some less literally than others — artists, technicians and local LDS Church wards created elabora...
    Updated Jul 22 2015 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kailey Vijil

courtesy of the Vijil family 15-year-old Utah boy charged with aggravated murder in strangling death of 12-year-old girl
    An aggravated murder charge was filed Tuesday against a 15-year-old boy accused of luring 12-year-old Kailey Vijil out of her home with a “lost cat” s...
    Updated Jul 22 2015 09:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
More salt please: Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week called off
    For the second year in a row, organizers of the time trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats have canceled Speed Week. A statement circulated by the South...
    Updated Jul 21 2015 12:16 pm   |     |   Share