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Average snowfall may lead to record numbers at Utah ski resorts

Ray Grass, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 11:33am

It may not seem that way, but Utah's mountains have received an "average'' amount of snow, which is good news for skiers and snowboarders. That's because the snowfall the previous two years was well below average.

Quiz: Do you know Utah's state symbols?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:00am

With over 25 official state symbols, Utah has many items to represent the state. Take our Utah state symbols quiz and see if you know some of the things that represent our great state.

Resolutions: Easy to make, tough to keep

Allana Kerr, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:42am

Over the past month, individuals have put their New Year's resolutions to the test, often focusing on lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise to achieve weight loss. How successful are these resolutions and will the intentions continue yearlong?

Herbert: Oregon occupiers had wrong approach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:26am

Gov. Gary Herbert says the armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge showed poor behavior but should serve as a wakeup call to everyone that there are legitimate frustrations with the federal government.

Wild horse group calls for halt to planned burro round-up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:40am

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is speaking out against a planned federal round-up of wild burros in eastern Utah as part of an in-depth study of the animals.

Trump Jr. in Salt Lake talks about father's run for GOP nomination

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:09am

Republican presidential candidates are heading to South Carolina for the primary coming up on Feb. 20. Donald Trump Jr. is in Salt Lake City and spoke about his father's run for the GOP nomination.

Police investigating strange 3rd-row seat thefts

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:54pm

You might not know it, but next time you travel to California you could be taking along cargo precious to thieves: your SUV's third-row seat. KSL Investigators traveled to Anaheim to see how big of a problem it is and met up with possible crooks.

Police investigating death of man found near I-80

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:46pm

Police are investigating the scene where a dead body was found Thursday a short distance from I-80 a few miles northwest of Magna.

2 corrections officials resign in wake of crimes by halfway house walkaways

Lisa Riley Roche and McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:45pm

Gov. Gary Herbert announced that an independent review is underway in response to crimes committed by parolees who walked away from a halfway house, pledging that any "derelict" employees will be fired. Two corrections administrators have resigned.

West Valley City police chief praises domestic violence program

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:10pm

The West Valley City Police Department began participating in a domestic violence support pilot program in January. Now, the police chief is calling on lawmakers to expand funding so other departments can use it as well.

Diverse group urges lawmakers to expand Medicaid

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:55pm

It was a different cast of characters testifying about the need for Medicaid expansion in Utah on Thursday.

Air quality reaches unhealthy levels due to inversion

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:27pm

The air outside is unhealthy, according to measurements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but the body has natural defenses like tears and phlegm to help you fight back. It's gross, but these are good warriors to help protect you.

SLC mayor launches search for new economic development leader

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:14pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has launched a national search to find a highly qualified director to lead the city's newly created Business and Economic Development Department.

UHP trooper receives minor injuries after being hit on I-15

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:02pm

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was struck as he sat in his car on I-15 Thursday morning.

Utahns aim to 'revolutionize' the wedding ring, improve safety

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:22pm

After going through about five rings, Brighton Jones was on a quest to find a better wedding band. He helped create the Enso ring, which is a safer alternative to traditional bands made of precious metals.

Walt Disney World aficionado offers time, money-saving advice

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:03pm

From fast passes to food, a Utah woman is a Walt Disney World vacation-planning veteran, and now she has the credentials to help others plan their magical trip.

New cybercrimes deserve tougher punishments, lawmaker says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:18pm

A state legislator wants Utah to take on a wave of emerging cybercrime with tougher laws for making false police reports or harassing people using electronic devices.

House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill

Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 2:11pm

A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee.

House committee backs bill shifting power on key legislative committees

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:15pm

A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday.

Photos to inspire you to make the most of winter

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:11pm

This weekly column highlights user-submitted photos and video of Utahns exploring our beautiful state. Watch for it each Thursday morning to get ideas for your next outdoors adventure.