Salt Lake Tribune photos of the month for July 2018

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jonathan Hall, 9, keeps an eye on the game and his glove ready in hopes of a ball as the sun sets on the Raptors game at Lindquist Field in Ogden. The general admission section along the first-base line offers an unique and intimate experience as young fans can be close to the action.

Salt Lake Tribune photographers documented some of Utah’s biggest news in July.

Fires broke out across the state, destroying homes and causing evacuations.

Staff members participated in the weekly 999 Ride after the death of a cyclist the week before.

July also brought big events, including the Utah Championship, the Utah Miss Rodeo pageant and the LoveLoud Festival.

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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Left: A plane dropping retardant is dwarfed by smoke from the Dollar Ridge Fire in Duchesne County on July 3. Right: Joann and Brent Yorga, pictured in Fruitland, watch as their home in Serenity Ridge appears to be consumed by the fire.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

McKaylie Richins competes in the Miss Utah Rodeo pageant horsemanship competition at the Golden Spike Arena in Ogden on July 19.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Cameron Champ from Sacramento, Calif., plays his final hole of the Utah Championship at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington on July 15. He was the 2018 champ.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Utah’s 2018 Montmorency cherry harvest is underway at Cherry Hill Farms. Although they are a mainstay in cherry pies and cheesecakes, tart cherries — pictured here on July 26 — are also dried, frozen, canned and juiced for their nutrient density and health benefits.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Kyle Beckerman, pictured here on July 19, is still charging forward as Real Salt Lake’s captain in his 19th MLS season.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)

The crowd cheers as Imagine Dragons play at the Loveloud Festival at Rice-Eccles Stadium on July 28.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Cyclists begin the weekly 999 Ride, which starts at the corner of 900 South and 9 East in Salt Lake City at 9 p.m. on July 26. The social ride happens year-round on Thursday nights, with riders often pedaling into the early morning hours. Cyclist Cameron Hooyer was killed after being struck by a FrontRunner train during the ride the week prior.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

An evening thunderstorm brought much-needed rain to the Wasatch Front, as seen from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Davis County on July 10.