January is always a busy month in Utah. It’s the beginning of the State Legislature and the Sundance Film Festival. Sports remain busy and the weather can always make the news. Tribune photographers do it all, from capturing serene scenery and intimate settings to the decisive moment in the heat of action. Here are our best images from January.

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Carlos Williams clears the walkways around the Capitol as a fresh batch of snow falls on Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

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From left, Gabriel Preisser, Efrain Solis, and Craig Irvin are performers in Utah Opera’s production of “Silent Night” and were photographed in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 8. “Silent Night” is a test for Utah Opera and its audience, to see if a 21st century opera can produce the same emotional and musical punch — and draw — as the classics.

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Justin Utley, left, and Nathan Dalley, both survivors of conversion therapy, embrace after Dalley spoke on his painful and harmful experiences that he considered the worst days of his life. Equality Utah held a press conference at the Utah Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 22, to recognize Utah becoming the 19th state in the nation to enact a ban on conversion therapy for minors.

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Demolition begins on the Road Home shelter in Salt Lake City on Monday, January 27, marking the symbolic end of an old model for providing services for the area’s unsheltered populations.

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Weber County emergency personnel and firefighters work the scene of a small, private plane that crashed in a residential neighborhood in Roy, Jan 15, 2020. David Goode, 64, the owner of the Ogden-based company Goode Ski Technologies and pilot of the plane, was killed.

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Ken Sanders reads a poem from Kenneth W. Brewers’ book Whale Song at Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake City on January 16. Sanders’ store and a handful of other vintage and specialty outlets are under threat of being demolished and redeveloped as downtown Salt Lake City redefines itself.

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Verena Puhm, a director and writer from Los Angeles, plays with a sparkler at the first-ever Sundance Film Festival bonfire, a community gathering on Swede Alley in Park City, Thursday, Jan. 30. This year marked the last year of festival director John Cooper’s 15-year tenure.

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In reference to his time as former House speaker, Greg Hughes says “we are adjourned,” as he slams a hammer on a tool box following announcing his campaign for governor at Dee’s Automotive in Murray on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

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Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 18. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, thinks he could be the first Democratic presidential candidate elected by Utah voters since 1964.

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Pro-life supporters listen to speakers at the March for Life Utah rally at the Utah State Capitol, Saturday, Jan. 25. Hundreds of protesters marched around the Utah Capitol on Saturday afternoon with a clear message: End legal abortion in the United States.

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The Division of Wildlife Resources uses a helicopter to perform a study on how wildlife is using a new animals-only overpass at Parleys Summit on Friday, Jan. 10.

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Captured during a recent timed exposure, the intersection of 200 S. and West Temple is about to become difficult to navigate as work begins on the 26-story Hyatt Regency convention center hotel. With at least six major construction projects unfolding this year in the state’s urban core — five skyscrapers and the historic renovation of the Salt Lake Temple — key arteries feeding the heart of the city are expected to be congested, with lane closures and heavy truck traffic.

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Emmy Fors, 5, draws red eyes on the likeness of members of the Utah Senate, Jan. 29, during a school visit with 40 fellow students from The Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind.

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Cammy Hall is congratulated after her vault routine as the University of Utah fifth-ranked gymnastics team hosts No. 12 University of Kentucky during its home opener, Jan. 3, at the Huntsman Center.

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) reacts to a call as the Utah Jazz host the Dallas Mavericks, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 25.