Juneteenth — the anniversary of the last slaves to be freed — was first celebrated 156 years ago, but this year’s celebrations have a different meaning in Utah.
Fresh off of winning an Olympic medal in Tokyo, Nathaniel Coleman says there’s no need for a gondola or expanded highway lanes in Little Cottonwood Canyon, and that both plans will change recreation in the nonresort areas of the canyon near Salt Lake City forever.
The boreal top snail measures just 4 millimeters, which is about the size of a grain of quinoa. State wildlife biologists say they believe the species is native to Utah and wasn’t brought in from other regions of the world. It’s now the 125th known snail species in Utah.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is recommending that residents in the Summit Park area near Parley’s Canyon evacuate and I-80 is closed in both directions due to a new fire that sparked in Parley’s Canyon Saturday afternoon.
2020 census data released Thursday illuminate how the Beehive State — which grew the most rapidly of any state in the last decade — is becoming increasingly diverse. They reveal that 75.4% of Utah’s population is white and not Hispanic, compared to 80.4% a decade earlier.
Relief from this stretch of unhealthy smoke may finally be in sight by midweek, but until then the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality forecast has labeled Salt Lake County’s air quality levels unhealthy for all groups and unhealthy for sensitive groups across the rest of the state.
Three Creeks Confluence — where Emigration, Parleys and Red Butte creeks merged together as one as they flowed into the Jordan River — was covered by a parking lot. The new park in Salt Lake County has unearthed the creeks and now offers a place to fish, play or sit and look at the natural surroundings.
The American Automobile Association estimates 37.1 million Americans plan to travel during the holiday weekend, and the Fourth of July weekend is expected to boost travel numbers to the highest they’ve been in Utah since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year.
The name Utah Tech University will be forwarded to the Utah System of Higher Education for its approval after the Dixie State University trustees meeting in St. George decided to reject an earlier choice of Utah Polytechnic State University.
Salt Lake County Search and Rescue officials had to help a man in the mountains along Salt Lake City over the weekend after he was hurt searching for a treasure chest. And it wasn’t the last they heard about the treasure, as others unprepared for the wilderness needed help during their quest.
The Utah Department of Health in Salt Lake City reported 309 new COVID-19 cases Friday and 14 additional deaths, as well as a spike in new hospitalizations.
Officials unveil new process at Chevron refinery in Salt Lake City will help with octane levels that improve engine performance and can be used in the production of Tier 3 fuel that benefits Utah’s air quality.
Why is Utah changing its driver’s licenses? The new licenses and ID cards will help prevent fraud and protect identities, officials say. Utahns will start receiving the new version in the next few weeks.
Teton Sports, based in Cedar Hills, Utah, has named Gary Herbert, Utah’s former governor, chairman of its advisory council to guide the company through growth.
As the fire season picks back up at a time when drought conditions in Utah and across the region are worsening, there are growing fears that 2021 could break fire records across the West. But a University of Utah researcher’s study shows evacuation plans are often overly optimistic.
Several cities and towns across the state are expected to break high-temperature records Thursday and Friday
Saturday will mark the beginning of the 30th season of the market in downtown Salt Lake City that will feature more than 180 vendors providing access to produce straight from farmers, prepared food and even arts and crafts every week through mid-October.
The state’s extreme and exceptional drought conditions are part of the reason Utah’s 2021 fire season is off to such a rough start, officials said in announcing in Salt Lake City a public education campaign, “Fire Sense,” aimed to help reduce the alarming number of wildfires that have happened even before the traditional fire season begins.
After years of discussion and negotiation, a Utah family gifted a 125-year-old U.S. flag and relic of Utah’s statehood to the state. It will soon be on display at the Capitol in Salt Lake City.
The terminal, which is anticipated to be a major boon for the Utah County economy, is set to open in June 2022.
By fall 2022, 300 West from 900 South to 2100 South will look completely different thanks to an $18 million overhaul.
The new $5.6 million FrontRunner station in Vineyard will add a stop on the train service between Utah Transit Authority’s American Fork and Orem stations.
About 100 people at the Salt Lake City-County Building rally in support of Palestine and protest over how Palestinian people have been treated in Israel.
Three of four panels at “Birthing Rock,” which includes birthing images drawn by Native American groups at least as far back as a couple of thousand years ago, were heavily damaged with vulgar phrases and imagery.
The Utah State Tax Commission announced Monday in Salt Lake City that the first batch of vehicle registration renewal notice postcards will be sent this week for Utahns whose registration expires in May, reversing a decision that ended the reminders and caused many to forget to renew their cars.
Commissioner Bill Lee said in a statement that the reduction will not result in any layoffs among county employees.