Kim Bojorquez

Kim Bojorquez

Bluffdale man fires several rounds at fleeing son-in-law, police say

Bluffdale man fires several rounds at fleeing son-in-law, police say

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted March 9 - 6:34 p.m.

A man who allegedly fired several rounds at his son-in-law in February, stating he wished he had killed him, is now facing several felony charges.
Prosecutors weighing new trial for woman whose boyfriend killed sergeant

Prosecutors weighing new trial for woman whose boyfriend killed sergeant

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 25 - 6:20 a.m.

Meagan Grunwald was 17 years old in 2014 when she and her boyfriend, Angel Garcia-Juaregui, 27, encountered Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride.
Odyssey House updates library to mirror real-life experiences of teen patients

Odyssey House updates library to mirror real-life experiences of teen patients

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 1 - 8:39 a.m.

Odyssey House’s library receives update for its ‘antiquated’ library.
Intermountain Healthcare sending 'golden tickets' to participants for heart disease study

Intermountain Healthcare sending 'golden tickets' to participants for heart disease study

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 6:11 p.m.

Two years ago, Michele Teran, of Sandy, received a letter in the mail asking her to participate in a medical study.
Utah Department of Health seeks medical marijuana pharmacy applicants

Utah Department of Health seeks medical marijuana pharmacy applicants

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 2:46 p.m.

Rich Oborn, director of the Utah Department of Health’s Center for Medical Cannabis, expects “dozens of interested applicants” will submit proposals to operate the state’s first medical marijuana pharmacies.
University of Utah engineers develop ultrathin camera lens

University of Utah engineers develop ultrathin camera lens

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 8:47 p.m.

As engineers design sleeker smartphones, University of Utah researchers have created a flat camera lens 20 times thinner than a human hair.
He was severely injured in Afghanistan. Now an organization is building him an adaptive ‘dream home’ in Midway

He was severely injured in Afghanistan. Now an organization is building him an adaptive ‘dream home’ in Midway

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 25 - 7:04 a.m.

Ready to serve and protect his country, Jonathon Blank had just graduated from high school when he joined the Marine Corps in 2006.
FedEx, Operation Warm team up to provide coats for 250 Utah students

FedEx, Operation Warm team up to provide coats for 250 Utah students

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 8:51 p.m.

About 30 local FedEx employees took a detour from their usual routes Wednesday to deliver winter coats to some Parkview Elementary students in Salt Lake City.
High school seniors gear up for Utah College Application Week

High school seniors gear up for Utah College Application Week

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 8:24 a.m.

As Hillcrest High School seniors look forward to graduating high school in the spring and closing a chapter in their lives, they seem just as excited to open a new chapter in college.
What is social media’s role in combating the spread of misinformation?

What is social media’s role in combating the spread of misinformation?

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 10:01 p.m.

Facebook's director of governance and strategic initiatives says the company is creating an oversight board to address tough content questions.
University of Utah students call on passengers to shut down distracted driving

University of Utah students call on passengers to shut down distracted driving

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 10:22 p.m.

University of Utah students hope their new safety campaign will empower passengers to peer pressure drivers against texting, scrolling or skipping songs while driving.
State lawmakers hope to follow Riverton’s footsteps in combating opioid crisis

State lawmakers hope to follow Riverton’s footsteps in combating opioid crisis

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 9:59 p.m.

A month after Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs announced an initiative to reduce stockpiling and misuse of opioids in his community, the city’s efforts have gained the attention of state leaders.
Woman in 'perfect' marriage joining domestic violence survivors sharing their stories

Woman in 'perfect' marriage joining domestic violence survivors sharing their stories

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 8:18 p.m.

Sandy Police Chief Bill O’Neal said domestic violence is “truly an epidemic problem” and occurs more often than people think.
Siblings continue family tradition with 3rd-generation mariachi group

Siblings continue family tradition with 3rd-generation mariachi group

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 7:36 p.m.

Despite growing up in a small U.S. town, brother and sister Sam Castillo and Karlysue Castillo Pereyra have never felt too far removed from their Mexican heritage.
Ivory Homes to expand workforce housing initiative, build eco-friendly homes

Ivory Homes to expand workforce housing initiative, build eco-friendly homes

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 9:22 p.m.

Nearly eight months after Ivory Homes announced its Utah Workforce Housing Priority initiative to address Utah’s housing crisis, the largest homebuilder in the state has helped more than 100 public service workers and first-time homebuyers become homeowners.
After epilepsy diagnosis, Utah mom trades in keys to walk children to school

After epilepsy diagnosis, Utah mom trades in keys to walk children to school

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 7:23 a.m.

Shortly after 8:30 Tuesday morning, Columbia Elementary School’s drop-off area is lined with idling cars and traffic jams as parents come and go in the bustling Kaysville neighborhood.
Summit encourages Utah junior high students to attend college, become leaders

Summit encourages Utah junior high students to attend college, become leaders

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 10:21 p.m.

From carrying reusable water bottles to eliminating single-use plastics to combating racial and religious discrimination, middle-school aged students brainstormed ideas on how they can improve their own communities.
Conference focuses on creating community to help prevent suicide

Conference focuses on creating community to help prevent suicide

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 1:16 p.m.

Craig Miller doesn’t deem his wedding day or the day his first daughter was born as the best day of his life.
University of Utah students make safety recommendations to school leaders

University of Utah students make safety recommendations to school leaders

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 9:02 p.m.

Lauren McCluskey’s murder nearly a year ago was the only murder reported among Utah universities' annual campus safety reports.
These 3,400 flags represent domestic violence survivors in Utah

These 3,400 flags represent domestic violence survivors in Utah

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 9:18 p.m.

While the start of October marks the beginning of Halloween festivities, it also serves as a reminder of a real-life horror that affects one in three Utah women.
UVU receives ‘game-changing’ $17.7 million donation from doTerra

UVU receives ‘game-changing’ $17.7 million donation from doTerra

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 6:03 p.m.

Utah Valley University and doTerra, the Utah-based essential oils company, have entered a “game-changing” relationship that “will bolster everything that we have to offer."
Why Utah leaders are recommending active transportation as an alternative to driving

Why Utah leaders are recommending active transportation as an alternative to driving

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 7:22 a.m.

Rep. Suzanne Harrison says people need transportation options that get them out of their cars. “We’ve got to get where we need to go in healthier ways."
How tariff hikes are affecting one Utah business

How tariff hikes are affecting one Utah business

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 10:29 p.m.

While most Utahns say they have not seen significant effects from the ongoing tariff battle between the U.S. and China, local business owner Fernanda Böhme has.
Draper, Salt Lake County celebrate conservation of 4,500 acres

Draper, Salt Lake County celebrate conservation of 4,500 acres

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 1:16 p.m.

The open space runs from the Point of the Mountain to Sandy’s city borders. Currently, hikers and mountain bicyclists can take advantage of over 100 miles of trails in the area.
What’s it like growing up and working in Utah politics as a Latina?

What’s it like growing up and working in Utah politics as a Latina?

Kim Bojorquez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 8:03 a.m.

Feeling like “the other” is something Rebecca Chavez-Houck knows all too well.