Smoke across US West blots out mountains, poses health risks
Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors.
Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Aug 20th - 2:05pm
As summer slowly fades away, there are still plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Here’s a quick look at a handful of outdoor products that might be worth checking out before your next trip.
Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted Aug 20th - 1:58pm
Thousands of family members, friends and firefighters from across Utah and the country are saying farewell to veteran firefighter Matthew Burchett Monday.
Don Thompson, Associated Press | Posted Aug 20th - 1:33pm
A firefighter died last week from falling tree debris after thousands of gallons of retardant were dropped on the area where he was helping battle California's largest-ever wildfire, according to a preliminary report from investigators.
Annie Knox, KSL | Posted Aug 20th - 1:14pm
Police have arrested a Mountain View High School student who they say posted an Instagram video of herself loading a gun, pointing it at a camera and saying, "You ready for your first and last day of school?"
Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com | Posted Aug 20th - 12:45pm
If you need a little extra happiness in your life, take a minute to read these stories of people going out of their way to do something kind.
Carter Williams, KSL.com | Posted Aug 20th - 11:53am
Fire crews have made progress on Utah's three largest active wildfires, including one in Utah County that is nearly 50 percent contained.
Marjorie Cortez, KSL | Posted Aug 20th - 11:23am
It's back to school this week for most Wasatch Front public schools with Salt Lake, Granite, Murray and Alpine districts getting underway Monday. Canyons, Davis and Jordan start on Wednesday, although some Jordan kids started in late July.
Shelbie Harris, Idaho State Journal | Posted Aug 20th - 10:47am
Ted Bundy, one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers, abducted 12-year-old Pocatellan Lynette Culver on her way home from Alameda Junior High School and killed her over four decades ago, throwing her body into the Snake River. At least that’s what authorities have said ever since Bundy confessed to her murder in 1989.
Joseph Witham, St. George News | Posted Aug 20th - 9:42am
Southern Utah fire agencies are sending personnel north to provide fire and medical support for the Salt Lake Valley while firemen based there attend the funeral of Matthew Burchett.
Sean Walker, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com | Posted Aug 20th - 7:21am
Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
Sloan Schrage, KSL TV | Posted Aug 20th - 6:31am
Wildfires send smoke, toxins and particle pollution into the air, and Utah’s air has been full of the dangerous gunk this summer.
Jordan Ormond, KSL.com | Posted Aug 19th - 10:40pm
A man found dead on I-80 near the Saltair early Sunday morning has been identified, Utah Highway Patrol officials report.
Annie Knox, KSL | Posted Aug 19th - 10:13pm
After David Cross promoted his stand-up show in Utah with a Twitter photo of him appearing to wear garments like those worn by many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the University of Utah first appeared to endorse the post.
Annie Knox, KSL | Posted Aug 19th - 8:05pm
Police arrested a man Saturday after they say he held his phone under a dressing room door where a 12-year-old girl was changing in a Salt Lake store.
Sam Penrod, KSL TV | Posted Aug 19th - 3:22pm
One of the most popular parts of school is recess, but students at one Utah County school had to play indoors on their first day back due to the lingering wildfire smoke along the Wasatch Front.
Jordan Ormond, KSL.com | Posted Aug 19th - 2:40pm
Over 15,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Kearns, West Jordan and Taylorsville were without power for several hours Sunday, the company said.
Katie McKellar, KSL | Posted Aug 19th - 10:50am
For the first time in nearly 10 years, the St. George Fire Department has won a federal grant that will allow the city to hire nine more firefighters.
Katie McKellar, KSL | Posted Aug 19th - 10:02am
More than 45,000 pounds of onions were burned to a crisp this weekend after a semi tipped over and caught fire.
Ray Boone, KSL TV | Posted Aug 19th - 9:50am
Tucked away at Salt Lake City's Downtown Farmers Market, in between the beets and cabbages, is a group of wise men who may not be able to see what’s to come, but are still giving their best effort at helping passers-by chart a path forward.
Jordan Ormond, KSL.com | Posted Aug 18th - 10:51pm
A fire burning in the hills southwest of Herriman prompted firefighters Saturday to issue a voluntary evacuation order for more than 400 homes. That order was lifted Saturday night, as crews got the upper hand on the fire.
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