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- FEATURE — A voluptuous blonde in head-to-toe leather, hot pink lips and a rhinestone speckled microphone barred my path. She wanted cash. “I’m a single mom. You’re on camera and you gotta pay to be here with a showgirl,” she growled. I wasn’t exactly sure how I’d gone from casually […]
- ST. GEORGE — Raglan Coast Cheer’s all-star cheerleading program made their mark on cheerleading history last weekend, becoming the first team in their classification in Utah to win the top prize at the Summit Cheer Championship, an invitation-only national competition held in Orlando, Florida. The D1 program’s Junior Level 5 […]
- WASHINGTON CITY — With a bevy of infrastructure projects planned to help accommodate an ever-growing population, the Washington City 2021-22 budget is the largest the city has seen to date. Coming in at nearly $100 million overall, city officials credited the growth for the jump in projected revenue, which is […]
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Santa Clara man awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the beating death of his wife on an Alaska cruise had brain abnormalities a defense expert deemed consistent with injuries caused by playing contact sports, according to a court filing in the case. […]
- ST. GEORGE — The Region 9 softball season came to a close on Thursday as teams made their final bids for seeding heading into the state tournament. The Snow Canyon Warriors claimed the regional title in week six and saw their bid for an undefeated Region 9 schedule come to an […]
- ST. GEORGE — Cedar City Hospital has been named by Fortune Magazine as the fifth-best small community hospital in the nation. The hospital received the honor as part of Fortune’s annual Top 100 Hospitals list. It’s not lost on Eric Packer, Cedar City Hospital CEO and administrator, that the honor comes […]
- ST. GEORGE — Police said a suspect, involved in a pursuit days before was arrested and charged with felony evading, told authorities she did not stop because the officer turned off his lights and siren – leading her to believe the incident was over. Last Sunday morning, an officer noticed […]
- FEATURE — Moms are the greatest! They have a special knack for nurturing and caring that extends beyond just children. A study by the American Pet Products Association reveals 67% of U.S. households include a fur baby. In some homes, pets are the only babies in attendance, especially when it […]
- ST. GEORGE — A camping trip turned tragic Friday night when a 14-year old juvenile rolled the all-terrain vehicle he was driving, got pinned beneath it and sustained critical injuries. Washington County Sheriff Sgt. Darrell Cashin told St. George News that the call came in around 8 p.m. He said […]
- ST. GEORGE — A fire possibly started by a candle lit in a bedroom caused extensive damage at the Almond Tree Apartments in St. George late Friday night. No injuries were reported. The call came in to St. George Fire Department at 10:20 p.m. Chief Robert Stoker told St. George […]
- The Head Start program is moving to Washington. A local family made it possible. Read to find out more.
- This past week, Intermountain Hospitals throughout the state joined in honoring nurses during Nurses' Appreciation Week.
- Dixie State University commemorates the 2021 graduating class at Trailblazer Stadium Friday, May 7, 2021.
- With changing tourism and the changing Earth, southern Utahns have faced changes in their communities this week with valor. Here's how:
- Community members gather in Springdale to commemorate the start of construction on the new History and Visitor Center Thursday, May 6, 2021.
- Community members break ground on the Springdale History and Visitor Center Thursday, May 6, 2021. The site will be a hub for visitor education.
- The divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates offers a chance to consider the way divorce affects a couple's finances, and how people could be better prepared.
- St. George is building a monument for military families downtown. The city gave itself a time goal for when it goes up. Find out why here.
- An old house just outside Zion's gates will be repurposed into a new museum, celebrating the legacy of the gateway town to the highly visited park.
- Here's a look at how weekly unemployment claims changed in Utah last week compared with the week prior.
- Two adults and a 5-year-old child were hospitalized after a head-on crash on state Route 112 in Tooele Saturday afternoon.
- Last week downtown bar and bistro owner Kirk Bengtzen waited for about two dozen job interviewees—but only four showed up.
- Saturday's event in Provo was part of First Lady Abby Cox's "Show Up" initiative.
- The owner of a restaurant said Friday he had been receiving backlash after announcing he was reopening for dine-in customers soon with the requirement that they be vaccinated.
- Utah-area assisted living and senior centers say Mother's Day 2021 looks a lot different than it did a year ago, with families able to visit their loved ones again.
- A fugitive led police on a car chase in Heber City during which the driver crashed into two police vehicles and a residential fence on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
- Breeze Airways, a start-up that hopes to begin flying soon, is giving up on a plan to hire only college students as flight attendants after the strategy failed to draw enough applicants.
- A 14-year-old was transported by air ambulance in critical condition after an ATV accident on Friday evening, authorities say.
- Slightly more than half of Utahns give Biden a thumbs up for his handling of the pandemic, while a majority of residents continue to give his overall job performance low marks.
- A bicyclist was killed Friday morning when she was hit by a truck turning into a driveway in Summit County, according to police.
The Salt Lake Tribune
- The smell of burning sage wafted over a crowd of around 100 people gathered on Harrisville Road as Darren Parry, the former chairman of the Northwestern Band of Shoshone, invoked a blessing: “Oh Great Spirit … let us speak to each other today and always with medicine words.”
- The small southern Utah town of Navajo Mountain, one of the most isolated communities in the Lower 48, may soon find a new connection to the state’s highway system if a $110 million project moves forward.
- Visits to Utah’s 44 state parks skyrocketed last year to 10.6 million. The parks’ campground bookings have also soared, from 95,000 in 2019 to 110,000. The parks charges between $20 and $40 per night to camp and ReserveAmerica collects an $8 fee per reservation.
- Robert Gehrke: Here’s one instance where SLC police training on how to respond to people with autism paid offAfter SLC police shot and seriously wounded a 13-year-old boy with autism, the city worked with Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles to train officers for dealing with developmental disorders. It's already paying off.
- A resolution to censure Romney over his vote to convict former President Donald Trump was passed by members of the Weber County GOP
- The loss of five permanent female workers from the county clerk’s office since the beginning of the year leads the Cache County human resources department to conduct an investigation.
- The Washington County School District is no longer requiring students and staff to wear face coverings inside school campuses.
- Utah's latest coronavirus data released from the state Department of Health.
- After tension over her speaking, here’s what the wife of the LDS president told graduates at Utah Valley UniversityIn the face of concern and controversy over her speaking, Wendy Watson Nelson — a former family therapist and wife of the president of the Latter-day Saint Church — directed graduates in her address Friday night to drop their contentions.
- Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke sees one group that could persuade vaccine-reluctant Utahns to take the needle: the LDS Church
- Former NFL player and Latter-day Saint Brandon Bair, pictured right, witnessed a crash involving a train and a semi-truck last week and acted fast to save a man’s life. | Screenshot East Idaho News Brandon Bair was on his way to work near St. Anthony, Idaho, last week when the […]
- As water managers warn of ‘worst on record’ drought, what do people think should be done to save water?Low water levels are pictured in Echo Reservoir north of Coalville on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Utah and the rest of the West are headed into the summer facing extreme drought conditions and calls for water conservation are only going to heat up as temperatures climb. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret […]
- Tiffany and Aaron James hug near a mural of the their son, Zane James, on a building at 300 West and 900 South in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. James was shot and killed by a Cottonwood Heights police officer in May 2018. | Jeffrey D. Allred, […]
- Canyons District second grader’s rap song on her biracial family wins national honors in PTA Reflections contestIndia Boyé lines up wither her classmates for the final bell at Willow Canyon Elementary School in Sandy on Thursday, May 6, 2021. India won a national PTA Reflections contest for a song about being biracial. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News In a matter of 25 seconds, 8-year-old India Boyé […]
- Doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Thursday, April 22, 2021. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News FDA approval for ages 12 to 15 expected this week No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Utah on Saturday and hospitalizations still remain […]
- President Joe Biden takes questions from reporters as he speaks about the American Rescue Plan in the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Washington. Slightly more than half of Utahns approve of the way Biden is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, while residents continue […]
- Utah has seen 400,120 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,223 total deaths as of Saturday, according to the Utah Department of Health. That’s an increase of 360 cases from Friday. No new deaths were reported. Here are the latest numbers. Total number of COVID-19 cases: 400,120 Total reported people tested: […]
- President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Wendy Nelson talk with former Governor Gary Herbert at Utah Valley University’s graduation in Orem on Friday, May 7, 2021. Sister Nelson, the wife of Church President Russell M. Nelson, is an author, […]
- SalsaQueen Zapata for a photo at her company’s office and production space in West Valley City on Thursday, April 29, 2021. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Seven years ago, Maharba Zapata was a single mother of seven raising her children on food stamps and Medicaid. She had no job outside […]
- A dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Over a million Utahns are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, health officials reported Friday. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Beehive State sees 386 more cases and 4 more deaths […]
- Dixie State University Athletics celebrates the six new inductees to its Athletic Hall of Fame. The 11th Hall of Fame class will be inducted in this special virtual ceremony.
- Dixie State University Athletics announced on Wednesday that a limited number of single game tickets will be made available for five Trailblazers sports for the 2021 spring season.
- Dixie State University Athletics, along with the rest of the current members of the Western Athletic Conference, welcomed in five new members to the league on Thursday morning.
- Dixie State University Athletics recorded its second-highest NCAA era semester cumulative grade-point average among its 15 varsity sports for the 2020 fall semester. DSU's 396 student-athletes combined to post a 3.279 cumulative GPA, which marked the seventh-straight semester and the 12th semester in the last 15 overall that Trailblazer student-athletes […]
- With the impending transition to NCAA Division I status, we at Dixie State Athletics thought this would be a good time to reflect on some of the greatest moments of DSU's 14-year Division II era. Dixie State has experienced multiple individual and team conference championships and region titles, as well […]
- UPDATED – RMAC Suspends Spring Sports and Travel Until April 6, Remaining 2020 Dixie State Home Athletics Events Closed to SpectatorsThe Dixie State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in accordance to direction from the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel, announced on Thursday that attendance to all remaining Trailblazer home athletic events for the 2020 spring season will closed to the public until further notice.
- This page will list the newest members of the Dixie State Trailblazers as faxes are received and officially approved by the Dixie State Compliance Office. Per NCAA and department rules, DSU Athletics will announce a signee when the program has received and Compliance has verified the signee's National Letter of […]
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- Zach Wilson can no longer be considered an underdog after being selected No. 2 overall in the NFL Draft, but he still has plenty to prove.
- The Utah Jazz are unable to put away the overmatched Houston Rockets early, but do pick up their 50th win of the season, 124-116
- For fans, the Jazz's matchup against the chronically shorthanded Rockets was a snoozer compared the scintillating matchup against the Nuggets on Friday night. But for Quin Snyder, it was a chance to get his team reps against a style of defense they'll likely see in the playoffs.
- Hawaii sweeps BYU in the championship game of the NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament.
- The Lakers' LeBron James are within a hair's breadth of falling into the NBA's new play-in tournament, which has led to some derision for the idea from one LeBron James. But James is showing just how brilliant the idea is when he says those who invented it need to "be […]
- Here are three observations from Real Salt Lake's 2-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes.
- The Triple Team: Bogdanovic’s 48 points by the numbers; how Jazz’s defense improved from awful to greatBreaking down just how Bojan Bogdanovic scored 48 points; how the Jazz's defense improved throughout the win, allowing them to come back; and noting Jordan Clarkson's defensive contributions that meant he finished the game for the Jazz.
- The Utah Jazz pull off a crucial 127-120 victory, rallying from an early double-digit deficit against the Nuggets behind Croatian sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic’s career-high 48 points.
- Real Salt Lake loses 2-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes.
- Real Salt Lake is off to a hot start, and there's reason to be optimistic but also cautious.
Art and Living Utah
- When pandemic lockdowns began last spring, high school students in the class of 2020 realized pretty quickly that they’d be missing their proms and started creating new ways to mark their graduations. But few younger teenagers could have imagined that their lives would still be so limited by the pandemic […]
- This Utahn has been part of ‘High School Musical’ since the beginning. Now, he’s the assistant director.Back in 2006, it surprised viewers, Disney executives and TV critics when a little TV movie filmed in Utah turned into a massive hit. But Brent Geisler, who was there from the beginning of “High School Musical,” remembers it was “special from the very beginning.”
- After a COVID delay, ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ returns with a distinctly Utah flairSeason 2 of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” starts streaming Friday on Disney+. Although the storyline picks up shortly after the end of Season 1, it has been 16 months in real life — the result of a long delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Production had just […]
- A list of concerts scheduled to happen between April and September 2021, as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease in Utah.
- Five ways Salt Lake Acting Company is changing its historic 19th Ward meetinghouse.
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