13-year-old Utah boy dies after scooter strikes car in Eagle Mountain neighborhood

A 13-year-old Eagle Mountain boy has died after police said he rode an electric scooter through a residential stop sign Wednesday and struck the side of a car. Kayden Pennock was in critical condition when an ambulance took him from the scene of the wreck to Timpanogos Hospital in Orem, police said. He was later…

A Park City native is a Team USA flagbearer at the Beijing Paralympics

For the second time in a month, a Utah athlete led Team USA’s athletes into Beijing’s National Stadium to kick off an international celebration of winter sport. Park City native Danelle Umstead joined fellow alpine skier Tyler Carter in marching ahead of the 67-member United States delegation Friday as it entered the stadium best known…

Don Gale: Emphasize the positives to improve the world

Years ago, my career goal was teaching college journalism. After almost 10 years of teaching, I accumulated shelves of books and a file cabinet full of teaching material. While discarding those files, I ran across two newspaper headlines about the same 1970 airplane accident. The New York Times headline read “All 156 Survive as Jet…

Bagley Cartoon: Unkindest Cut

Top Featured Tags: – Utah NewsPress Release Distribution Service

There are no high risk counties in Utah, CDC says, as 261 new COVID cases are reported

Editor’s note • The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber. No county in Utah currently has a high risk of COVID-19 transmission, according to…

Bill that would bar public access to internal police records heads to governor’s desk

A bill that would restrict the public from accessing certain internal law enforcement records is headed to Gov. Spencer Cox’s desk after passing out of the Senate late Thursday, the penultimate day of this year’s legislative session. Stakeholders have said access to these records is critical to maintain public trust and hold government employees accountable…

Gordon Monson: What are these Utah Utes, really? Victorious or vulnerable?

There was something strange and off-putting — along with a significant question — blowing in the desert air on Saturday afternoon. And it wasn’t the smell of blooming saguaros across Pima County. It was much more disagreeable than that. It was the surprising stench of a normally redolent Utah football team that everyone expected to…

Analysis: Utah flirted with disaster at Arizona, but a win is a win

Tucson, Ariz. • After things did not go according to plan Saturday afternoon, after the University of Utah flirted with the unthinkable here in the desert, after everyone took a breath following a 38-29 win over Arizona, TJ Pledger issued a reminder as to what is happening right now. “It’s Championship November, everybody’s coming,” Pledger…

5 observations from Utah State’s 31-point ‘upset’ win over San Jose State

Utah State entered CEFCU Stadium as four-point underdogs to San Jose State but left with a 48-17 victory despite a 14-0 second-quarter deficit. It’s a win that keeps the Aggies on the inside track to appear in the Mountain West championship game for the second time in school history. Head coach Blake Anderson his team…

Episode recap: One of ‘The Real Housewives of SLC’ is amused by Jen Shah’s arrest

In the latest episode of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” Jen Shah is arrested and arraigned on federal fraud and money laundering charges. The other Housewives are all shocked — except for one. Not only does Meredith Marks say repeatedly that she’s not surprised, but she also seems downright amused by Jen’s arrest.…

Most sexual assault cases in Salt Lake, Utah counties stall in police departments. New research explains why.

Editor’s note: This story discusses sexual violence. If you need assistance or resources, Utah’s 24-hour sexual violence crisis and information hotline is available at 1-888-421-1100. Just one in 10 sexual assault cases in Salt Lake and Utah counties end in a conviction, and police send less than half to a prosecutor to be considered for…

Grantsville rallies to beat Morgan in 3A title game, ending a 24-year championship drought

Ogden • After a 24-year championship drought, the Grantsville Cowboys are champs once again. The Cowboys beat the Morgan Trojans 14-10 on Saturday at Weber State’s Stewart Stadium to claim the UHSAA 3A state championship, the fourth football title in school history. “When no one believed in us, we believed in ourselves,” said Grantsville’s Caleb…

Battered but not beaten, Duchesne fends off Layton Christian for 1A football title

Ogden >> Time was waning in the Class 1A state high school football championship Saturday, but Duchesne quarterback Parker Crum could go to his knee knowing that he did his job. Ever so gingerly, though, did Crum bend down on a heavily bandaged left ankle the first time the so-called victory formation was employed. Eventually,…

Here are some Community of Christ theological stances that differ from those of Latter-day Saints

The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was formed in 1860 by followers who “dissented against the Nauvoo theology” of founder Joseph Smith, says a Community of Christ theologian. The RLDS faith, as it was known until 2001, drew on Smith’s teachings “that seemed to continue to make sense,” says Tony Chvala-Smith,…

From RLDS to Community of Christ — How the church has evolved and why some Latter-day Saints are converting

Editor’s note • This story is available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers only. Thank you for supporting local journalism. W. Grant McMurray jokes that for much of his church’s history, its name was “the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — We’re Not the Mormons.” The former church president says his fellow…

‘If this doesn’t wake us up’: Utah Jazz are critical of themselves for nonexistent urgency

For the second time in the span of a week or so, the Utah Jazz went down big to the Miami Heat, staged a fourth-quarter comeback that came up short, and walked away with a loss. Coach Quin Snyder said Saturday that those two games were but a microcosm of a season-long problem. “This is…

Original cast of BYUtv’s ‘Studio C’ asked fans to fund new work. Here’s what $1 million bought.

Editor’s note • This article is part of 150 Things To Do, a reporting project and newsletter exploring the best that Utah has to offer. Click here to sign up for the 150 Things weekly newsletter. Fan reaction to the first season of “Freelancers” — an online comedy about friends starting a video production company…

Disasters at concerts — including in SLC — through the years show danger of mixing big crowds and music

On Dec. 3, 1979, a crowd amassed outside Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati for a concert by the Who. The show was booked without seat reservations, giving early bird fans the chance to rush toward the stage. In the confusion outside the venue, 11 people were crushed to death. In response, Cincinnati banned that kind of…

Ridgeline caps perfect season with 4A football championship

The Ridgeline Riverhawks were trouble from the start. The Riverhawks took the 4A state football title with a 45-20 win over the Dixie Flyers on Friday at Rice-Eccles Stadium. It was Ridgeline’s first Utah High School Activities Association football championship in school history and it capped a 13-0 season. Dixie had the opportunity to win…

Another 22 Utahns have died from COVID-19

Editor’s note • The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber. Twenty-two more Utahns died of COVID-19 in the past two days, bringing the state’s…

Salt Lake City attorney charged in federal court for embezzling $9.5 million from clients

A Salt Lake City attorney faces federal charges for defrauding clients of millions of dollars for more than 10 years, using funds from the clients to fund what prosecutors called a “lavish lifestyle.” Prosecutors allege that Calvin Curtis, an estate attorney, lied to clients and misrepresented or omitted facts to divert money from clients’ trusts…

You’re Inspired to Go Off the Beaten Path. Now What?

From the alpine scenery in Logan Canyon or Salt Lake’s Cottonwood canyons to the north, to the breathtaking panoramas of Zion National Park to the southwest, to the mountains and mesas of wonderland of Bears Ears National Monument to the southeast, Utah’s stunning and dramatic landscape amazes tourists and locals alike, inspiring them to go…

Share your business, services, products, events & news. Get added to TopFeatured.com. DETAILS.