Kyle Dunphey

If you made it to the bottom of a ski resort, chances are this artist showed you the way

If you made it to the bottom of a ski resort, chances are this artist showed you the way

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 9:15 a.m.

If you've ever been skiing or snowboarding, you've probably seen James Niehues' art.
Skiing on algae: How a Utah company wants to eliminate plastic in ski construction

Skiing on algae: How a Utah company wants to eliminate plastic in ski construction

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 7:40 a.m.

Petroleum likely permeates the room you're sitting in. Its products are in the kitchenware you used to cook and eat breakfast, the soap you cleaned up with and the toothpaste and toothbrush you used when you were done eating. It's probably in your clothes. It's definitely in the computer you're using to read this.
Recount fiasco throws tight Sandy mayoral race into limbo

Recount fiasco throws tight Sandy mayoral race into limbo

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 9:02 p.m.

Sandy residents will have to wait to see who their next mayor is, after the Sandy City Council voted Thursday night to not certify the election results.
Some local leaders oppose a Little Cottonwood gondola. Here's how it will factor into the decision

Some local leaders oppose a Little Cottonwood gondola. Here's how it will factor into the decision

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 9:25 a.m.

Drive through Sandy or Cottonwood Heights and it's not hard to spot yard signs — some for, and some against, the $590 million gondola that's being touted as a solution to the paralyzing skier traffic in the area.
Did Utahns like ranked choice voting? A new poll has answers

Did Utahns like ranked choice voting? A new poll has answers

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 6:18 a.m.

Ranked choice voting made its debut across 21 Utah cities and towns during this past election, marking the most widespread use of the system the Beehive State has seen to date.
What's the answer to labor shortage, supply chain issues? Romney says young people are key

What's the answer to labor shortage, supply chain issues? Romney says young people are key

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 10:30 p.m.

As companies grapple with labor shortages and supply chain issues, some are steering young people away from four-year college programs and making technical careers more appealing.
Salt Lake City gave police officers a pay raise 5 months ago. Is it keeping them on the job?

Salt Lake City gave police officers a pay raise 5 months ago. Is it keeping them on the job?

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 6:22 a.m.

The pay raise that Salt Lake police officers received five months ago appears to be helping with retention, Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Chief Mike Brown said Thursday.
Here's what the $1.2T infrastructure bill will look like in the West

Here's what the $1.2T infrastructure bill will look like in the West

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 11:32 a.m.

The bill is being touted as a multipronged approach to tackling issues specific to the region, like drought, wildfires and public lands management.
District investigates after teacher turns Veterans Day talk into message against vaccine, socialism

District investigates after teacher turns Veterans Day talk into message against vaccine, socialism

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 7:13 a.m.

A teacher in the Alpine School District is under scrutiny after a ceremony meant to honor veterans during a school assembly devolved into political activism Monday.
The story of an island saved within the dying Great Salt Lake

The story of an island saved within the dying Great Salt Lake

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 8 - 6:20 a.m.

The Antelope Island Causeway is a window into the declining health of the Great Salt Lake.
Utah's new mayors: West Valley's 1st female leader, a familiar face in Moab, a surprising write-in

Utah's new mayors: West Valley's 1st female leader, a familiar face in Moab, a surprising write-in

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 9:04 p.m.

As county clerks continue to update election results, we have a sense of what Utah cities will have a new leader at their helm.
21 municipalities debuted ranked choice voting programs — how did it go?

21 municipalities debuted ranked choice voting programs — how did it go?

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 8:59 p.m.

Ranked choice voting made its debut across 21 Utah municipalities Tuesday. Now we're starting to gauge how Utah clerks, voters and candidates feel about the system.
Where the Utah ski industry fits into the national labor shortage

Where the Utah ski industry fits into the national labor shortage

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 7:33 p.m.

Some ski resorts in the West have enough snow to open by Halloween — but as the hospitality industry grapples with a national labor shortage, do they have the employees?
Oil execs grilled in 'historic' hearing over industry's role in climate disinformation

Oil execs grilled in 'historic' hearing over industry's role in climate disinformation

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 5:39 p.m.

Democratic lawmakers put oil executives in their crosshairs Thursday during a Congressional Oversight and Reform Committee hearing that chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, described as "historic."
What you need to know about Utah's 2021 elections: Ranked choice voting, voter fraud

What you need to know about Utah's 2021 elections: Ranked choice voting, voter fraud

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 11:19 a.m.

If you live along the Wasatch Front, chances are you received your ballots in the mail already. And chances are, you have yet to cast your vote.
Report: Western states see dramatic increase in camping reservations, public land use

Report: Western states see dramatic increase in camping reservations, public land use

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 24 - 7:10 a.m.

It's no secret that the outdoors are being loved to death. And in the public land-rich states of the West, campsites have seen an explosion in popularity over the last decade.
One month in, Utah 'feels like home' for state's first Afghan refugee

One month in, Utah 'feels like home' for state's first Afghan refugee

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 7:26 p.m.

Spencer Cox announced the Utah Afghan Community Fund, a partnership between the state, private sector, the International Rescue Committee and Catholic Community Services.
Snowbird owner POWDR's new Fast Tracks hits backlash in Utah, Oregon

Snowbird owner POWDR's new Fast Tracks hits backlash in Utah, Oregon

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 8:51 a.m.

On Monday, ski resort conglomerate POWDR unveiled its Fast Tracks program, but the concept has not been received well in corners of the Salt Lake ski community.
The dreaded red snake: Will Utah ski resorts see even worse traffic in 2021?

The dreaded red snake: Will Utah ski resorts see even worse traffic in 2021?

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 7:31 a.m.

It's not exactly native to Utah, but it sure finds a home here often. It's most commonly seen in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons during days of heavy snowfall and holidays, although in recent years it seems to rear its head every weekend.
All eyes are on Little Cottonwood, but what about Utah's other ski-jammed canyon?

All eyes are on Little Cottonwood, but what about Utah's other ski-jammed canyon?

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 9:05 a.m.

As UDOT looks over public comments for two Little Cottonwood proposals, some stakeholders want to see a more holistic approach to transportation that includes Big Cottonwood.
New footage of Gabby Petito incident highlights complexities of domestic abuse, experts say

New footage of Gabby Petito incident highlights complexities of domestic abuse, experts say

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 9:13 p.m.

Moab police have released new body-worn camera footage of the high-profile incident involving the Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie outside of Arches National Park on Aug. 12.
Can Western states and the federal government get along? Spencer Cox hopes so

Can Western states and the federal government get along? Spencer Cox hopes so

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 7:11 p.m.

Partisanship is getting in the way of meaningful environmental policy, says Gov. Spencer Cox, who urged collaboration as he addressed the Western Governor's Association workshop.
Tribal coalition urges Biden to take 'immediate action' to restore Bears Ears

Tribal coalition urges Biden to take 'immediate action' to restore Bears Ears

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 7:03 p.m.

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is urging the Biden administration to take "immediate action" to restore and expand the southern Utah monument.
How an unsolved double homicide and Gabby Petito's final days have cast a dark cloud over sunny Moab

How an unsolved double homicide and Gabby Petito's final days have cast a dark cloud over sunny Moab

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 6:32 a.m.

Fear and grief are gripping what is normally a fun, welcoming town after the unsolved murders of two local women and news of Moab's connections to Gabby Petito.
Arches park ranger warned Gabby Petito her relationship with Brian Laundrie seemed 'toxic'

Arches park ranger warned Gabby Petito her relationship with Brian Laundrie seemed 'toxic'

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 4:22 p.m.

On Aug. 12, Melissa Hulls heard a call come over her radio of a possible domestic assault, stemming from an argument in Moab between Gabby Petito and her fiance, Brian Laundrie.