From wildfires to the State Fair to football season, summer has ended and autumn begins as The Salt Lake Tribune’s photojournalists were there to capture the most important images headlining the news in September 2019.
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Caden Terry, 15, does what he can as he joins neighbors in cutting down tall brush as crews battle the Green Ravine Fire as it burns in Tooele County on Sept. 3, 2019.
Crews battle the Green Ravine Fire as it continues to burn near Tooele on Sept. 4, 2019.
A plane drops fire retardant just above homes on the mountainside in the Kaysville/Fruit Heights area Sept. 16, 2019. A fast-moving wildfire broke out, threatening structures and forced evacuations as it moved east to the neighborhood between Green Road and 200 North in Kaysville.
Family members pose with Daniel and Cherilyn Fisher in the remains of their Bountiful home on Sept. 6, 2019. They lost their home in the Gun Range Fire, which burned overnight Aug. 30 and consumed three homes.
A lone bison grazes near Antelope Island State Park on Sept. 19, 2019. State officials have called for 10 miles of fencing to prevent bison and wild sheep from reaching the mainland and catching disease.
University of Utah track and field alumni Alissa Atisme, freshman Ally Gomm and senior Brooke Martin console each other during a meeting of the U’s academic senate Sept. 30, 2019. Students and the community have been upset at the university’s response since track athlete Lauren McCluskey was killed in October 2018.
From left, Esperance Iradukunda, Olivia Winston, Agie Niyonkuru, Summer Goodin, Rosine Nibishaka and Joyce Mayombe, members of East High School’s Black Student Union, end their Sept. 18, 2019, meeting with a group dance. The students meet once a week to discuss issues about race and race relations.
Orthodox Rabbi Avremi Zippel of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah said “it’s a sad but necessary conversation” recalling attacks on places of worship as he joins a symposium at the University of Utah on Sept. 25, 2019, for a proactive approach to protect faith-based communities from targeted violence. Speaking at the event was Commissioner of Public Safety Jess Anderson, in background, as he kicked off the symposium.
Morgan Faris, from Lehi, dresses as Asra on the opening day of Fan X Comic Convention at the Salt Palace on Sept. 5, 2019.
A dog goes after a frisbee in the long jump competition during the Extreme Dog show at the Utah State Fair on Sept. 9, 2019.
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk delights the crowd with an invert as he joins other pro skaters for a community skate during a first look of the new Vans - Utah Sports Commission Skatepark at the Utah State Fairpark on Sept. 3, 2019.
Brigham Young quarterback Zach Wilson runs for a late touchdown as the Cougars hosted the USC Trojans in Provo on Sept. 14, 2019.
The BYU sideline erupts as defensive back Dayan Ghanwoloku makes a game-winning interception in overtime to beat the Trojans 30-27.
San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski sprays water as he takes the field as Real Salt Lake hosts the San Jose Earthquakes at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Sept. 11, 2019.
Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando stands at the corner of the newly-named Rimando Way in Sandy on Sept. 27, 2019. Rimando played his final regular-season home game with the club after an 11-year tenure in Salt Lake and 20 years as an MLS goalkeeper.
Elton John performs at Vivint Arena on Sept. 4, 2019, as a stop on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour.