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'Never take anything for granted': KSL.com readers reflect on yearlong COVID-19 experience

'Never take anything for granted': KSL.com readers reflect on yearlong COVID-19 experience

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 6th - 8:01am

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Utah's first confirmed case of COVID-19. KSL.com asked its readers to reflect on what this past year has meant to them.
Utah officials call for customers to destroy aquarium moss balls after zebra mussel discovery

Utah officials call for customers to destroy aquarium moss balls after zebra mussel discovery

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 5th - 7:01pm

State wildlife officials are urging anyone who recently purchased a Betta Buddy Marimo Ball for their aquarium to throw away the moss ball after boiling or freezing it.
'Not there yet': Infectious disease doctor optimistic — but still cautious — about Utah's COVID-19 situation

'Not there yet': Infectious disease doctor optimistic — but still cautious — about Utah's COVID-19 situation

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 5th - 4:08pm

Here's why one Utah public health expert considers Utah's next six months "favorable" even as he urges against lifting COVID-19 restrictions now.
How Utah plans to ensure underrepresented groups can get COVID-19 vaccine

How Utah plans to ensure underrepresented groups can get COVID-19 vaccine

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 4th - 7:11pm

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson on Thursday revealed Utah's plan for COVID-19 vaccine equity in the state. Here's how they plan to do it.
'We're all really close': Gov. Cox cautions against lifting COVID-19 guidelines early

'We're all really close': Gov. Cox cautions against lifting COVID-19 guidelines early

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 4th - 4:07pm

Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday he's optimistic about Utah's COVID-19 transmission trends but he's not willing to completely remove state coronavirus guidelines, such as the state's mask mandate, until more Utahns are vaccinated.
Utah Legislature approves bill to create 2 new state parks

Utah Legislature approves bill to create 2 new state parks

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 4th - 2:09pm

A bill to establish new state parks in Grand and Morgan counties cleared the Utah Legislature on Thursday.
'I can see the views on both sides': Utah Legislature passes Dixie State renaming bill — with some reluctance

'I can see the views on both sides': Utah Legislature passes Dixie State renaming bill — with some reluctance

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 10:26pm

A bill that seeks to rename Dixie State University passed through the Utah House Wednesday and is on its way to the governor's desk.
U. research finds central Utah volcanoes are still active, but no evidence of imminent eruption

U. research finds central Utah volcanoes are still active, but no evidence of imminent eruption

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 7:02pm

Researchers say a pair of earthquakes in central Utah in 2018 and 2019 were likely caused by ongoing activity in a volcanic field underneath the desert.
'This is our community': Salt Lake City residents voice concern over plan to demolish 5 historic homes

'This is our community': Salt Lake City residents voice concern over plan to demolish 5 historic homes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 12:44pm

The Salt Lake City Council declined to make a decision on the fate of five historic homes in the city that could be demolished in favor of a new townhome complex.
Zion National Park closes off climbing locations at 12 cliffs for seasonal nesting period

Zion National Park closes off climbing locations at 12 cliffs for seasonal nesting period

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 2nd - 4:16pm

A seasonal closure of dozen cliffs in Zion National Park began Monday in time for seasonal nesting for peregrine falcons and condors, park officials said.
Bill to create Utahraptor, Lost Creek state parks clears Senate committee

Bill to create Utahraptor, Lost Creek state parks clears Senate committee

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 2nd - 12:10pm

A bill that would create Utahraptor State Park finally cleared the Senate committee, where last year's attempt ended.
Preservation group says it opposes plan to demolish 5 Salt Lake City homes for new complex

Preservation group says it opposes plan to demolish 5 Salt Lake City homes for new complex

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 1st - 9:13pm

A large Utah preservation group says it opposes a plan that would demolish at least four homes in Salt Lake City built in the late 1800s.
Warmer, likely drier days ahead for Utah this spring, forecasters predict

Warmer, likely drier days ahead for Utah this spring, forecasters predict

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 1st - 4:27pm

Monday marked the first day of meteorological spring. A long-range forecast calls for higher chance for a warmer, drier season yet again.
3 health care providers join Utah's COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan ahead of state's expected allotment rise

3 health care providers join Utah's COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan ahead of state's expected allotment rise

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 1st - 1:36pm

Utah's health department announced Monday it is turning to three major health care providers to help expand the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the state beginning this week.
Winter storm moves into northern Utah, 'overpasses could become icy in a hurry'

Winter storm moves into northern Utah, 'overpasses could become icy in a hurry'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:13pm

A pair of winter weather advisories were issued for a storm that could provide over a foot of snow Friday evening into Saturday.
Will Utah's Legislature extend the redistricting commission's deadline to redraw voting maps?

Will Utah's Legislature extend the redistricting commission's deadline to redraw voting maps?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 4:15pm

A new bill proposes that deadlines for Utah's new redistricting committee to finalize the state's newest voting district maps be pushed back due to massive 2020 census delays.
BLM asks climbers to avoid these 11 rock climbing, hiking areas in southeast Utah

BLM asks climbers to avoid these 11 rock climbing, hiking areas in southeast Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:15pm

Climbers are being asked avoid close to a dozen rock climbing and hiking areas by the popular Indian Creek climbing area starting Monday.
Why biologists want you to report raptor nest locations in Utah

Why biologists want you to report raptor nest locations in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 25th - 8:01pm

The Bureau of Land Management and the Raptor Inventory Nest Survey are once again teaming up to collect data on raptor nests, and they're asking citizen scientists for help.
Several more Utahraptor fossils discovered from 136M-year-old block 1st found in Utah

Several more Utahraptor fossils discovered from 136M-year-old block 1st found in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 25th - 2:59pm

Scientists believe they have many more Utahraptor fossils than they originally believed from a massive pile of sandstone that's also older than first believed.
Utah bill that would ban transgender girls from girls high school sports stalls in Senate committee

Utah bill that would ban transgender girls from girls high school sports stalls in Senate committee

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:34pm

A group of senators motioned to adjourn Wednesday evening instead of voting to push along a bill that would ban transgender girls from competing in Utah high school sports after a passionate, and at times contentious, hearing over the bill.
When exactly could Utah begin to remove its mask mandate for certain counties?

When exactly could Utah begin to remove its mask mandate for certain counties?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 1:37pm

Utah's new public health order offers benchmarks for when the statewide mask mandate to not affect certain areas. Here's a look into exactly when Utah could reach that point.
Poor air quality outside can produce higher levels of pollution indoors, Utah study finds

Poor air quality outside can produce higher levels of pollution indoors, Utah study finds

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:35pm

A recently published report from the University of Utah has found that air pollution, especially smoke from wildfires or fireworks, has the ability to creep into indoor spaces.
Utah's mask order extended; 1st benchmark to lift requirement defined

Utah's mask order extended; 1st benchmark to lift requirement defined

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:20pm

Masks will still be required statewide for at least the next month, but we now know what would trigger the end of the requirement in some areas.
'This is really, truly remarkable': Primary Children's Hospital reports historically low RSV, flu cases

'This is really, truly remarkable': Primary Children's Hospital reports historically low RSV, flu cases

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:22pm

Pediatric physicians are seeing record low cases of flu and RSV, but that good news may come with a caveat.
High density housing in Salt Lake County didn't harm single-family home values, report finds

High density housing in Salt Lake County didn't harm single-family home values, report finds

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:09pm

Researchers analyzing Salt Lake County data found that homes closer to high-density housing actually experienced a slight increase in property value over homes farther away.