Winter seemed to break in March with snowy days dwindling — sort of — even before the first day of spring.

College basketball’s March Madness took over Salt Lake City. On the pro side, fans, players and basketball officials had big conversations on racism.

One family mourned, but was able to put to rest a World War II pilot whose remains were finally returned home.

Utahns also managed to celebrate between the chariot pub crawl and St. Patrick’s Day.

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Giovanni Platt pushes a cart at the 12th Annual Urban Chariot Pub Crawl — formerly the Urban Iditarod — in Salt Lake City on March 2.

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102-year-old Jazz fan Roberta Morgan holds up an autographed shoe given to her by Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) as the Jazz hosted the Milwaukee Bucks in Salt Lake City on March 2.

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Utah’s newest State Liquor and Wine store in Syracuse features a wine “cave” and $5.4 million eco-friendly technology that officials say will result in lower operating costs and decreased energy and water usage.

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) taunts the crowd after hitting a three-pointer as the Utah Jazz hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder in Salt Lake City on March 11. Westbrook and Jazz fans got into a heated altercation that resulted in one fan’s lifetime ban from Jazz games for racist remarks. The team later banned another fan for making racist remarks to Westbrook last year.

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Angry residents express their frustration to Cory Shupe, of Blu Line Designs, during an open house at Bastian Elementary School for members of the public to learn more about the Olympia Hills project in Herriman on March 13.

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Cottonwood High School tuba player Preston Palmer takes a deep breath before hitting his notes on March 14 at symphony practice. Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer helped members of the school’s symphony bring to life Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” through the first Adopt-a-School pilot program. They will perform the piece on May 20 with Maestro Fischer conducting the live-streamed event to other participating Utah orchestras, who will follow along to create the state’s largest “Super Orchestra.”

What happened on the last night of this year’s legislative session? Some business, but also some antics.

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Miranda and Valerie Kemeny hold signs as students gather to call for action on climate change at the Utah Capitol in on March 15.

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Fans line up to cheer on the Salt Lake Stallions as they take to the field for the second half of the game against the Memphis Express in Salt Lake City on March 16.

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Mary Ann Turner, the daughter of 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield, holds a flag during the graveside service for her father. Hadfield was killed during World War II and was laid to rest on March 21 at Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale.

Salt Lake City hosted one of the first rounds of March Madness, showing the skills of teams from Gonzaga University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Auburn University, New Mexico State University, University of Kansas, Northeastern University, Butler University and Syracuse University.

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University of Utah gymnastics coach Tom Garden reacts as Kari Lee lands her dismount on the uneven bars in the PAC-12 Gymnastics Championships at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on March 23.

A spring snowstorm made for a slick on March 29, but it also brought more than 10 inches of snow to Utah ski resorts.