Liesl Nielsen

Liesl Nielsen

6 takeaways from April’s general conference

6 takeaways from April’s general conference

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 5th - 8:11pm

During The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ October general conference, church President Russell M. Nelson promised April’s conference would be unforgettable and unlike any other. Here are six takeaways from the historic event.
The Sitdown: 5 Utah leaders from different religions answer questions about faith

The Sitdown: 5 Utah leaders from different religions answer questions about faith

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 4:55pm

As the world loses a sense of normality, many have turned to faith for answers.
Here's how Utah plans to test everyone who needs it for COVID-19

Here's how Utah plans to test everyone who needs it for COVID-19

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 5:53pm

The plan includes launching an online assessment, setting up new testing facilities across the state and tracking the hotspots.
Crews will remove angel Moroni as they work to fix earthquake damage at the Salt Lake Temple

Crews will remove angel Moroni as they work to fix earthquake damage at the Salt Lake Temple

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 12:16pm

Crews will temporarily remove angel Moroni from the Salt Lake Temple while they work to remove stones displaced by Utah's 5.7 magnitude earthquake.
Power restored to 11.5K in Eagle Mountain; scheduled outage to start at 11 p.m. for repairs

Power restored to 11.5K in Eagle Mountain; scheduled outage to start at 11 p.m. for repairs

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 1st - 8:22pm

Power was restored to 11,500 in Eagle Mountain after a major outage Wednesday, Rocky Mountain Power confirmed.
Coronavirus updates: 1st COVID-19 case confirmed in Carbon County

Coronavirus updates: 1st COVID-19 case confirmed in Carbon County

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 1st - 8:02pm

Here are the latest coronavirus-related updates — from Utah and around the world.
Utah up to 1,012 COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths; Gov. announces rent deferments

Utah up to 1,012 COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths; Gov. announces rent deferments

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 1st - 8:00pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 1,012 — up 125 from Tuesday.
Here’s how to watch general conference this weekend

Here’s how to watch general conference this weekend

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 1st - 11:00am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' April conference will be held "via technology only." Here's how to watch it.
Uplifting Utah: Policeman helps local restaurant — and other stories to brighten your day

Uplifting Utah: Policeman helps local restaurant — and other stories to brighten your day

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 31st - 1:15pm

We know it's easy to feel like the news is full of doom and gloom these days. So, KSL.com's new Uplifting Utah column is here to bring you some feel-good, local stories to brighten your day.
You have a little extra time to get that gold star on your license because of COVID-19

You have a little extra time to get that gold star on your license because of COVID-19

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 27th - 1:16pm

If you don’t yet have a license or ID card with a gold star in the corner, you have an extra year to make sure you get it.
Drugs that could treat COVID-19 run low for those with other medical issues

Drugs that could treat COVID-19 run low for those with other medical issues

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:34pm

When a Midvale woman hopped on her computer Saturday to refill her prescription of hydroxychloroquine, an out-of-stock message popped up instead. Pharmacists say the drug is being used to treat COVID-19 patients.
12K missionaries will return to Utah; some will end missions early

12K missionaries will return to Utah; some will end missions early

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 24th - 2:47pm

Missionaries serving in or returning to the United States and Canada will go home early, according to a letter The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent to church leaders worldwide.
New guidelines issued for those picking up missionaries at Salt Lake airport

New guidelines issued for those picking up missionaries at Salt Lake airport

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 7:52pm

Salt Lake City has issued new guidelines for picking up missionaries returning home to self-isolate after large groups of family and friends congregated at the Salt Lake airport.
How to prepare a disaster supply kit

How to prepare a disaster supply kit

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:03pm

One of the most important ways to prepare for an earthquake is to ready a disaster supply kit. Here's how to make one.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2 drugs that could treat COVID-19

Here’s what you need to know about the 2 drugs that could treat COVID-19

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:20pm

Trump announced that two drugs will be made available “almost immediately” to treat COVID-19 patients. Utah health officials are saying, sure — but let's get a few things straight.
'Substantial numbers of missionaries' will return to their home nations

'Substantial numbers of missionaries' will return to their home nations

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:13pm

Missionaries who return to or serve within the United States will also likely have a reduced period of service, leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday.
Square will open its first bank — in Utah

Square will open its first bank — in Utah

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:47pm

You probably know Square as that little white credit card reader you can attach to your phone. Now the company is building a bank in Utah.
Only those invited to speak and pray will attend general conference, Latter-day Saint leaders say

Only those invited to speak and pray will attend general conference, Latter-day Saint leaders say

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:07pm

Only those invited to speak and pray at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' upcoming general conference will attend, the church said in a news release.
State doesn't yet have 'ink' to complete Utah company's 50K COVID-19 tests — or others

State doesn't yet have 'ink' to complete Utah company's 50K COVID-19 tests — or others

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:17pm

The state doesn't yet have the "ink" necessary to complete the 50,000 COVID-19 tests a Utah company says it can manufacture each day, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said.
Non-native Latter-day Saint missionaries in Africa, Philippines will return to their home countries

Non-native Latter-day Saint missionaries in Africa, Philippines will return to their home countries

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 18th - 5:48pm

Non-native Latter-day Saint missionaries in much of Africa, the Philippines and islands near Guam will return to their home countries, according to recent news releases from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
'This was not the big one. This is a wake-up call': How to be ready for and survive an earthquake

'This was not the big one. This is a wake-up call': How to be ready for and survive an earthquake

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:52am

If you sat frozen in fear during the earthquake that just hit Utah, you're not alone. But it's important to be prepared and know how to act should something happen again.
Deseret Industries to temporarily close to the public

Deseret Industries to temporarily close to the public

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 17th - 2:44pm

Deseret Industries stores will temporarily close to the general public as COVID-19 continues to spread, according to a Wednesday announcement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
You can now graduate from high school from BYU

You can now graduate from high school from BYU

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 17th - 10:43am

Welcome to BYU Online High School. The university announced Tuesday that students can earn a high school diploma through its independent study program.
Church adjusts temple work around the world, changes Tabernacle Choir schedule

Church adjusts temple work around the world, changes Tabernacle Choir schedule

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 14th - 5:23pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will restrict temple attendance across the world by suspending work done on behalf of others and limiting personal work "as capacity permits by appointment only," according to a Friday news release.
Coronavirus updates: UDOH gives guidance to Jazz players on self-quarantining

Coronavirus updates: UDOH gives guidance to Jazz players on self-quarantining

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 12th - 10:46pm

Here are the latest coronavirus-related updates, from Utah and across the world.