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Explore historic mining town on local hike

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:35am

This week's Hike of the Week takes you through the historic mining town of Ophir, and up through the stunning Oquirrh Mountain Range.

Popular 'graffiti bowl' in Weber County closed due to crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:32am

An old water basin covered in graffiti in Weber County that served as a popular hangout has been filled in due to concern about criminal activity.

Utah family competes on Season 7 of 'The Great Food Truck Race'

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:12am

The Great Food Truck Race and host Tyler Florence are back for the show’s seventh season of food, sweat and tears, this time welcoming three of Utah’s own Lei-Away Leidies.

Make Your Week: 2 acts of service

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:03am

With so much bad news in the world, it's refreshing to hear the good news.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Xoel Cardenas and Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:41am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Holladay family credits hard decisions with helping their toddler's cancer disappear

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:25pm

They had a 50-50 chance that their baby would beat cancer. Now, a Holladay family has the best news possible, and they credit some hard decisions along the way.

1 dead, 4 arrested in Salt Lake drug deal gone bad, police say

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:57pm

One man is dead and four others are in jail after a shooting and car crash Sunday near the Rio Grande station in what police say was a drug deal gone bad.

Feds urge court to uphold San Juan commissioner's trespassing conviction

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:04pm

Federal prosecutors are urging an appeals court to uphold the conviction of San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman for leading an illegal ATV protest ride in a closed southern Utah canyon.

Utah ranks No. 5 in producing AmeriCorps members

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:02pm

Utah produces the fifth-highest number of volunteers for AmeriCorps, with the majority of them being college and university students.

U. students invent video game to help diagnose lazy eye in kids

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:00pm

A video game invented by a University of Utah student is undergoing clinical trials at the John A. Moran Eye Center and is in the process of approval from the FDA for use as a diagnostic tool for lazy eye.

Woman dies after falling 100 feet at Mt. Olympus

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:25pm

A 36-year-old woman died after falling about 100 feet while hiking Mt. Olympus Sunday afternoon, police said.

BLM gets new Utah director, and land challenges await

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:53pm

A 37-year veteran of the Bureau of Land Management has been selected to lead state operations in Utah, a position that has been without a permanent head for a year. Edwin Roberson was director of the BLM's National Operations Center.

Successful transition from prison takes 'a thousand little investments,' ex-offender tells professionals

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:36pm

Addressing criminal justice and human services professionals Wednesday, former offender Kenny O'Rourke says his recovery and successful transition from prison was due to thousands of "little investments" in his well-being.

Orem resident Dan Hemmert appointed to Utah Senate

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:46am

Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Orem resident Dan Hemmert to the Utah Senate on Friday.

Utah militia leader's case slowed as lawyer eyes recordings

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:07am

Numerous hours of secretly recorded video and audio taken by undercover FBI agents has bogged down the case of a Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin.

Can an app really lead to cleaner air, safer students and less bullying?

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:38am

The Utah Department of Transportation hosts a smartphone app that lets parents organize and track walking trips to and from schools throughout the state.

Judge: Wayne County clerk improperly helped husband campaign, but the vote stands

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:01am

A judge has declined to void the results of the Wayne County Commission GOP primary, despite finding the victor's wife — who is also the county's deputy clerk — used her position to campaign for her husband.

Utahns to help Tesla celebrate 2B electric miles driven

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:25pm

Tesla Motors is commemorating a major milestone in Utah this week with a stop on a three-month Electric Road Trip around the world. The company will be host an open house event on Friday at the Montage Deer Valley Hotel in Park City.

Sheriff's Mounted Posse keeps western traditions alive in Weber County

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:00pm

The Weber County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse has been serving the people of Weber County for more than 70 years on horseback.

Several wildfires burning across Utah

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:40pm

Wildfires continued to burn thousands of acres of land across the Beehive State Saturday.