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Another Utah storm expected to result in 'significant' travel impacts Friday

Another Utah storm expected to result in 'significant' travel impacts Friday

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 3:45 p.m.

Another storm late Thursday into Friday morning is forecast to produce more snow in the state's valleys and mountains. Several school districts moved to a delayed start Friday.
Utah experiences largest population spike in 16 years. Here's where people are moving

Utah experiences largest population spike in 16 years. Here's where people are moving

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 3:28 p.m.

Utah's population skyrocketed between July 2021 and July 2022, marking the largest spike in absolute growth in 16 years, according to a new population estimate report released Thursday.
It's official: Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson wants the job back

It's official: Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson wants the job back

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 30 - 5:59 p.m.

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson is officially entering the ring again.
Lake Powell ramp closed to large vessels, houseboats again as water levels drop back down

Lake Powell ramp closed to large vessels, houseboats again as water levels drop back down

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 30 - 12:37 p.m.

Park officials closed yet another boat ramp to houseboats and other larger vessels last week as Lake Powell's water levels continue to fall back toward record-level lows.
Why the Utah Governor's Mansion is decked out in a Roaring '20s theme this Christmas

Why the Utah Governor's Mansion is decked out in a Roaring '20s theme this Christmas

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 3:35 p.m.

The Kearns Mansion is decked out every holiday season with some sort of theme. This year's theme is a blast of the past with optimism for the present era.
Church plans to close 3 historic buildings near Temple Square in 2023 for renovations

Church plans to close 3 historic buildings near Temple Square in 2023 for renovations

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 3:18 p.m.

Three prominent Latter-day Saint historic buildings along South Temple in Salt Lake City will undergo renovations next year, which will result in closures expected to last into 2025.
Future of $37.5M 'Fleet Block' becomes slightly clearer as Salt Lake City seeks rezone

Future of $37.5M 'Fleet Block' becomes slightly clearer as Salt Lake City seeks rezone

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 8:03 a.m.

Salt Lake City leaders have a general idea of how they want the old "Fleet Block to be redeveloped, but they are still sorting out the exact details for its future.
'Heavy snow showers' impacting Utah driving conditions, car crashes

'Heavy snow showers' impacting Utah driving conditions, car crashes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 6:57 p.m.

Winter storms are expected to bring precipitation and travel headaches back to Utah, especially in Salt Lake County.
Why Utah is updating its answers to common questions about the Great Salt Lake

Why Utah is updating its answers to common questions about the Great Salt Lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 7:11 p.m.

The Great Salt Lake has dropped so much that new questions are being asked — and answered — about the lake.
New book documents Utah history — one vintage sign at a time

New book documents Utah history — one vintage sign at a time

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 25 - 10:02 a.m.

A new book chronicles hundreds of historic signs in Utah and the stories behind them.
Salt Lake City residents passed an $85M parks bond. What happens next?

Salt Lake City residents passed an $85M parks bond. What happens next?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 7:21 a.m.

Here's what happens next now that Salt Lake City residents have passed a massive $85 million bond to fund parks and public land projects.
Why is Salt Lake City's Liberty Park pond mostly empty?

Why is Salt Lake City's Liberty Park pond mostly empty?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 10:04 a.m.

No, it's not your imagination, the pond at Liberty Park is empty for the first time in years.
Utah seeks to delist 'threatened' prairie dog species, assume management of creature

Utah seeks to delist 'threatened' prairie dog species, assume management of creature

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 4:51 p.m.

Utah wildlife officials are proposing a new Utah prairie dog management plan that would take effect if the federal government removes it from the endangered species list.
Here's when Utah's roads, airports will be the busiest as Thanksgiving travel returns to normal

Here's when Utah's roads, airports will be the busiest as Thanksgiving travel returns to normal

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 3:20 p.m.

AAA estimates 55 million people will travel this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and that holiday travel may be the busiest it's been in two decades.
Larry H. Miller Company acquires majority stake of Utah 'dirty soda' chain

Larry H. Miller Company acquires majority stake of Utah 'dirty soda' chain

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 2:13 p.m.

Utah's Larry H. Miller Company announced Tuesday it has acquired a majority stake in Swig. The business move will bring dirty sodas to a theater near you starting in 2023.
Thanksgiving forecast: Light mountain snow possible but inversion likely to linger in Utah

Thanksgiving forecast: Light mountain snow possible but inversion likely to linger in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 21 - 3:02 p.m.

It appears that weather won't be an issue for travelers heading in, out and around Utah this Thanksgiving, though it will likely be hazy along the Wasatch Front.
Utah ski resorts made plenty of 'great upgrades' in the offseason. Here's what's new

Utah ski resorts made plenty of 'great upgrades' in the offseason. Here's what's new

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 10:56 p.m.

With the new ski season close to full swing, here are some changes Utah skiers and snowboarders can expect this year.
Ground breaks on project aiming to help South Salt Lake chase its 'very big dreams'

Ground breaks on project aiming to help South Salt Lake chase its 'very big dreams'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 10:14 a.m.

Work is now underway to build a key piece to a rapidly growing South Salt Lake central core.
Why are Utah's gas prices routinely higher than the national average?

Why are Utah's gas prices routinely higher than the national average?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 9:05 p.m.

A new state report analyzes why Utah's gas prices are almost always higher than the national average these days.
Intermountain takes 1st step to transform old Sears site into 'urban hospital'

Intermountain takes 1st step to transform old Sears site into 'urban hospital'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 2:51 p.m.

As demolition of the old Sears store in Salt Lake City nears completion, the first steps are being taken by Intermountain Healthcare to build a new "downtown, urban hospital."
Could UTA waive its fares forever? Utah lawmakers weighs costs, benefits of idea

Could UTA waive its fares forever? Utah lawmakers weighs costs, benefits of idea

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 7:00 p.m.

Removing fares is projected to significantly increase public transit ridership along the Wasatch Front. It could also cost a lot.
Governor thanks Utahns for 11% drop in human-caused wildfires

Governor thanks Utahns for 11% drop in human-caused wildfires

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 2:57 p.m.

Thanksgiving may be a week away but Gov. Spencer Cox is already feeling grateful for Utah's reduction in human-caused wildfires.
Salt Lake's road construction season is ending. Here's where city projects stand

Salt Lake's road construction season is ending. Here's where city projects stand

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 6:14 a.m.

'Tis the season to be jolly because road construction is winding down for the winter.
Popular outdoors tradition returns to northern Utah after cancellations last 2 winters

Popular outdoors tradition returns to northern Utah after cancellations last 2 winters

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 11:42 p.m.

Two completely different issues brought the popular sleigh rides to a grinding halt the past two years.
UDOT ponders major changes as it eyes I-15 overhaul from Salt Lake City to Davis County

UDOT ponders major changes as it eyes I-15 overhaul from Salt Lake City to Davis County

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 4:15 p.m.

A major stretch of I-15 from Salt Lake City to Farmington is in line for major changes, which may include more lanes to address the growing population of the Wasatch Front.