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Climate data: How does Utah's current drought compare with the 20-year average?

Climate data: How does Utah's current drought compare with the 20-year average?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 11:11 a.m.

Utah and the West have had fewer droughts than other regions in the nation. The difference is every drought is longer and more severe, per a recent study.
Utah unemployment dips below 2% for 1st time as labor becomes 'precious commodity'

Utah unemployment dips below 2% for 1st time as labor becomes 'precious commodity'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 3:06 p.m.

Utah labor officials reported Friday that the state's unemployment rate slipped to a record-low of 1.9% in April after steadily staying at 2% for months.
$11M awarded to 85 outdoors projects in Utah. Here's what's in the works

$11M awarded to 85 outdoors projects in Utah. Here's what's in the works

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 1:25 p.m.

Utah's Office of Outdoor Recreation announced this week that it is sending nearly $11 million in transient room tax revenue and legislative funding to 85 outdoor recreation-themed projects all over Utah.
Long-range forecast: Utah's in for another hot summer but precipitation outlook remains unclear

Long-range forecast: Utah's in for another hot summer but precipitation outlook remains unclear

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 6:20 a.m.

Last year produced Utah's hottest summer on record. That record could already be jeopardy.
Does it matter that Utah's population was overcounted in the 2020 census?

Does it matter that Utah's population was overcounted in the 2020 census?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 5:19 p.m.

U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday that they overcounted the population of the Beehive State and seven other states during their 2020 census collection period.
Why this year's historic homes tour focuses on one of Salt Lake's earliest neighborhoods

Why this year's historic homes tour focuses on one of Salt Lake's earliest neighborhoods

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 12:45 p.m.

A few historic homes in Salt Lake City will be open to tour for Saturday's Historic Homes Tour.
Do not open until 2122: Utah Capitol time capsule returns home with poignant message

Do not open until 2122: Utah Capitol time capsule returns home with poignant message

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 7:11 p.m.

Utah leaders resealed a time capsule at the state Capitol with the hope it helps Utahns 100 years from now understand the efforts to make the state a better place.
Memorial Day travel expected to be 'taking off' despite higher prices, AAA projects

Memorial Day travel expected to be 'taking off' despite higher prices, AAA projects

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 12:30 p.m.

Memorial Day travel is forecast to increase by over 8% from last year despite inflation and the highest gas prices on record.
This structure will remain after the rest of the Utah State Prison is torn down

This structure will remain after the rest of the Utah State Prison is torn down

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 7:11 p.m.

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority Board agreed that a 61-year-old building on the outgoing prison site is worthy of preservation.
Meet the new home plate umpire at Smith's Ballpark. It's quietly all around you

Meet the new home plate umpire at Smith's Ballpark. It's quietly all around you

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 6:52 p.m.

New technology seemingly out of a science fiction movie is coming to Smith's Ballpark this week.
Utah agency says it's OK to water your lawn. Here's when it is recommended

Utah agency says it's OK to water your lawn. Here's when it is recommended

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 1:24 p.m.

Utah water experts say it's OK to water your lawn this week, but where you live dictates how many times you should.
Black bear relocated after jaunt around Morgan. Is the drought to blame?

Black bear relocated after jaunt around Morgan. Is the drought to blame?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 11:01 a.m.

Wildlife officials say bear "conflicts," like one that happened near Morgan High School Monday morning, may increase this year because of the drought.
Reflecting on business titan Andrew Carnegie's forgotten influence on Utah education

Reflecting on business titan Andrew Carnegie's forgotten influence on Utah education

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 10:22 p.m.

Libraries existed in Utah in the 19th century but they weren't like the ones you can find today. An unlikely figure changed that over a century ago.
'I'm just humbled': Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees help pay off popular Utah venue's mortgage

'I'm just humbled': Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees help pay off popular Utah venue's mortgage

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 11:11 a.m.

A popular music venue in Provo was at risk of being shut down from unforeseen circumstances, but the mortgage is now paid in full thanks to help from bands who got their start there.
Powered paragliding, ultralight aircraft flying now banned at Lake Powell

Powered paragliding, ultralight aircraft flying now banned at Lake Powell

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 11:55 a.m.

Powered paragliding, paramotor and flying ultralight aircraft or any similarly-sized aircraft is now banned in certain areas within the Glen Powell Dam Recreation Area.
New parking garage seeks to unlock potential for growing Salt Lake neighborhood

New parking garage seeks to unlock potential for growing Salt Lake neighborhood

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 8:08 a.m.

The seven-story parking garage paves the ways for more growth near Salt Lake City's downtown.
'Growth is good': Downtown Salt Lake's ascension is only starting. Here's what's next

'Growth is good': Downtown Salt Lake's ascension is only starting. Here's what's next

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 4:42 p.m.

Salt Lake City has drastically changed over the past decade. It will rapidly change in the next few years, too.
Construction begins on project to reimagine 'very important' Salt Lake street

Construction begins on project to reimagine 'very important' Salt Lake street

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 7:38 a.m.

A Salt Lake City street is now in the process of receiving a major makeover to reflect how the street is used now and how it will be used in the future.
National avian flu outbreak detected in Utah wild birds for 1st time

National avian flu outbreak detected in Utah wild birds for 1st time

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 7:35 p.m.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is now calling on people to report possible signs of the flu in wild birds, such as five or more dead waterfowl or shorebirds, or any individual scavengers or raptors found dead in the state.
Utah Inland Port Authority board gets big shake up. What does it mean for its future?

Utah Inland Port Authority board gets big shake up. What does it mean for its future?

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

The Utah Inland Port Authority underwent its biggest leadership adjustment to date Wednesday, as an entirely new group was sworn in as members of its board of directors.
Salt Lake City approves speed reduction on most city streets. Are more changes next?

Salt Lake City approves speed reduction on most city streets. Are more changes next?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 2:54 p.m.

Most of Salt Lake City's streets are getting a speed limit change, which city transportation officials hope will help reduce a troubling trend in crash statistics.
'Extremely rare' 200-million-year-old fossils stolen from Capitol Reef National Park

'Extremely rare' 200-million-year-old fossils stolen from Capitol Reef National Park

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 7:03 p.m.

National park rangers are trying to figure out who stole reptile track fossils dating back at least 200 million years from land at Capitol Reef National Park, and they credit an astute social media follower for noticing the previously undetected theft.
Littering is a 'growing concern' along Utah roads. It comes with a staggering cost

Littering is a 'growing concern' along Utah roads. It comes with a staggering cost

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 5:16 p.m.

The number of clean-up calls for littering is up 28% over the past five years, and it impacts more than aesthetics.
Wind gusts prompt new fire risks in southern Utah, state's first red flag warning of 2022

Wind gusts prompt new fire risks in southern Utah, state's first red flag warning of 2022

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 1:55 p.m.

Utah's first red flag warning of the year goes into effect Wednesday, but more are likely on the horizon.
Climate data: How much have Utah's spring storms helped the state's drought?

Climate data: How much have Utah's spring storms helped the state's drought?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 7:11 p.m.

Utah has received more storms this spring than last spring, so why is the state's drought worsening?