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Outdoor Retailer honors the outdoor community’s most inspiring individuals

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:21pm

Outdoor Retailer attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Denver Tuesday night to see some of the most inspiring members of their community receive awards for work in getting others into the outdoors.

Make Your Week: Strangers' kindness meant the world to 2 airline passengers

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:35pm

In this edition of "Make Your Week," two people share their stories about receiving unexpected kindness from strangers at the airport. The writers both describe these encounters as moments they will never forget.

97-year-old WWII vet spreads daily cookies, smiles around retirement community

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:02am

The goal of making a difference can seem lofty, but one 97-year-old proves that it can be done simply, with items found around the house.

Meghan and Harry release Father's Day photo of baby Archie

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 1:15pm

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photograph of their 6-week-old son Archie for Father's Day.

New drug helps men with advanced prostate cancer live longer

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:59am

A new medication could help men suffering from one of the deadliest forms of cancer live longer, a Huntsman Cancer Institute doctor said.

Firefighter battling cancer overwhelmed with support during pancake breakfast

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:33pm

The annual breakfast at Pleasant Grove Fire Station 71 was turned into a fundraiser for one of the department's own, who discovered just after he retired he has cancer. An estimated 4,000 people attended.

'Pay it forward' brings together rival high schools in memory of Bear River coach

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:40pm

An anonymous letter containing $100 was sent to a Box Elder Middle School teacher just a day after a high school principal's husband suddenly passed away. Within 24 hours, that money grew to $1,000 to be used in a scholarship.

Utah volunteers build bunk beds for kids in need

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 15th - 4:22pm

During the Bunks Across America event, held by nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace, volunteers set out to build 2,500 bunk beds. At the Lowe's parking lot in Lehi, volunteers started constructing 25 of those bunk beds while the morning sun beat down.

VA recreation fair connects veterans to adaptive activities

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 14th - 10:13pm

The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System's annual recreation fair connected veterans with organizations that offer adaptive sports and recreation.

West Valley City mom uses her tandem bicycle to make connections with others

Carter Williams  |  Posted Jun 14th - 11:21am

What started as one mother's weekly goal to interact with friends and family more personally turned into a fun social media campaign with a bicycle built for two.

Uber driver rallies community to care for 89-year-old vet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 8:39am

An Uber driver has rallied her community in Georgia to care for an 89-year-old veteran she met on the job.

He wanted to help a neighbor. In the process, he became the oldest living kidney donor

Leah Asmelash and Saeed Ahmed, CNN  |  Posted Jun 9th - 9:45pm

Frank Dewhurst was walking in his neighborhood when he saw the sign in his neighbor's yard.

A boy with autism broke down at an Orlando theme park. This employee saved the day

Scottie Andrew and Saeed Ahmed, CNN  |  Posted Jun 9th - 5:55pm

While Spider-Man was off-duty, a real-life superhero swung into action to comfort Lenore Koppelman's son.

Utah artist put jetpack on cow, paintbrush on wheelchair

Peter Rosen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 7th - 10:13pm

Last March, artist Michael Bingham was on a ladder painting the ceiling of his living room when he fell, landed on his head, broke his neck and almost died. He calls the incident not misfortune, but “an answer to a prayer.”

Hogle Zoo feels like 'The Lion King' with new warthogs and a meerkat manor

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jun 7th - 8:41am

As Disney's live action installment of "The Lion King" prepares to hit theaters, Utah's Hogle Zoo unveiled a new meerkat habitat next to two newly arrived warthog brothers.

Make Your Week: In search of an 'elevator angel'

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:08pm

Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can mean the world to a person needing to feel loved. Such was the case for Nina L., who shares her story in hopes of finding her "elevator angel" and letting the woman know how truly grateful she is to her.

Instead of a graduation bash, this high school senior threw a pizza party for the homeless

Benjamin Naughton, CNN  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 10:15pm

Leanne Carrasco ordered 95 pizzas. The high school senior and her friends filled up goody bags and awaited a celebratory crowd. But this was not your typical graduation party.

Drugs make headway against lung, breast, prostate cancers

Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:47pm

Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest cancer conference.

Rock band surprises Salt Lake City school with new instruments

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted May 31st - 7:02am

The Can'd Aid Foundation donated instruments to Washington Elementary School students

Festivals, events happening in Utah in June

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 30th - 2:03pm

Get out of the house and have some fun with these festivals and events happening in June throughout the Beehive State.