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Utah's getting 2 new state monuments. Here's what they are

Utah's getting 2 new state monuments. Here's what they are

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's newest two state monuments tell completely different stories about state history.
What would happen without a Leap Day? More than you might think

What would happen without a Leap Day? More than you might think

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 7:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

Leap year. It's a delight for the calendar and math nerds among us. So how did it all begin and why?
Taylorsville heritage center reclaims stolen historic anvils

Taylorsville heritage center reclaims stolen historic anvils

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A pair of historically significant anvils were finally returned to Taylorsville after being stolen two years ago.
After 3 years of planning, Bear River Massacre site to begin construction on wetland project

After 3 years of planning, Bear River Massacre site to begin construction on wetland project

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 26 - 6:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation is set to begin construction on land at the Bear River Massacre site. The project hopes to contribute more water to the Great Salt Lake.
Fifth naval ship to carry Idaho's name will be christened and begin maiden voyage next month

Fifth naval ship to carry Idaho's name will be christened and begin maiden voyage next month

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 1:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

A naval submarine bearing Idaho's name will be christened and launched into the Atlantic Ocean during a ceremony next month.
Remembering the importance of France's 'Merci' gift to Utah 75 years later

Remembering the importance of France's 'Merci' gift to Utah 75 years later

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 22 - 9:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Seventy-five years ago Thursday, Utahns celebrated the arrival of a train full of gifts from France to thank Utahns for their generosity. Here's how the story is being preserved.
Utah committee declines to make decision on state flag 'do-over' bill

Utah committee declines to make decision on state flag 'do-over' bill

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 8 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah House committee declined to weigh in on a bill that would repeal the new state flag design that was created last year.
A grainy sonar image reignites excitement and skepticism over Earhart's final flight

A grainy sonar image reignites excitement and skepticism over Earhart's final flight

James Pollard and Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 6:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

There's new interest in one of the past century's most alluring mysteries and a grainy sonar image is at the heart of both excitement and skepticism.
Utah universities, other organizations have many activities planned for Black History Month

Utah universities, other organizations have many activities planned for Black History Month

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 10:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

The University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah State University and other organizations all have events slated for Black History Month in February.
Childhood home of Utah's most notorious outlaw could soon become a state monument

Childhood home of Utah's most notorious outlaw could soon become a state monument

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 10:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

An effort to turn the childhood home of Utah's most notorious outlaw into the state's newest monument has cleared its first hurdle.
Daughter shares details about her father who disappeared almost 70 years ago on hunting trip

Daughter shares details about her father who disappeared almost 70 years ago on hunting trip

Brittni Johnson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 10:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's been almost 70 years since a 25-year-old man went missing while on an elk hunt near Soda Springs, Idaho, and his family still doesn't know exactly what happened.
Rare painting stolen by the mob turns up 50 years later in St. George

Rare painting stolen by the mob turns up 50 years later in St. George

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 7:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

"The Schoolmistress," a John Opie painting the FBI says was stolen by New Jersey mobsters 50 years ago, has been returned to is rightful owners after it was found in St. George.
How Sundance Film Festival came to be what it is

How Sundance Film Festival came to be what it is

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 6:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

Sundance Film Festival is celebrating 40 seasons this year, but Utah's premier film festival wasn't always a 10-day extravaganza in Park City, or even in the winter.
See birds dancing in the Southern Utah sky? It could be these 'invasive aliens'

See birds dancing in the Southern Utah sky? It could be these 'invasive aliens'

Alysha Lundgren, St. George News  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Beginning in New York City's Central Park, this enterprising bird took its mesmerizing sky display across the U.S., including southern Utah.
40 years later, the mission of the Sundance Film Festival remains the same

40 years later, the mission of the Sundance Film Festival remains the same

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 10:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

A film festival that began in Salt Lake City in the late 1970s is celebrating its 40th year.
'Treasure hunt' excavation causes potentially irreversible damage to Utah archeological site

'Treasure hunt' excavation causes potentially irreversible damage to Utah archeological site

Sky Mundell, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 8:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Bountiful man believed to be treasure hunting was charged with illegal excavation on protected land in Washington County and caused significant damage to archeological artifacts.
New exhibits, events celebrate Utah's place in Hollywood over 100 years

New exhibits, events celebrate Utah's place in Hollywood over 100 years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 12:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah is planning several events this year to celebrate 100 years of film in the state. A new state Capitol exhibit also offers interesting insight into film's history and legacy.
In Utah license plates, black is the new cool

In Utah license plates, black is the new cool

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 9:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

When he turned 49 this past October, Lincoln Fillmore, the state senator representing South Jordan, opened his wife's gift and found a single sheet of paper inside.
Mickey Mouse is headed to public domain, along with these notable works

Mickey Mouse is headed to public domain, along with these notable works

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 12:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mickey and Minnie might be the two most iconic pop culture names to join the public domain, yet. But there are other legendary creative works joining them.
100 years ago, Salt Lake City had 'the most enjoyable Christmas on record'

100 years ago, Salt Lake City had 'the most enjoyable Christmas on record'

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 25 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

In 2023, there are plenty of opportunities to give back during the Christmas season.
Utah's oldest private school has plans to bring 2 campuses together

Utah's oldest private school has plans to bring 2 campuses together

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 7:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Beehive State's oldest private school is planning to unite the school's two campuses by selling one and expanding at the other.
How Salt Lake City plans to keep 'Hobbitville' a unique mix of art and nature

How Salt Lake City plans to keep 'Hobbitville' a unique mix of art and nature

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 12 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Allen Park is slated to remain a unique mixture of art, nature and history moving forward, according to an adaptive reuse and management plan final draft released on Monday.
Siberia or southern Utah? A mission of mercy 'to the cotton farm'

Siberia or southern Utah? A mission of mercy 'to the cotton farm'

Fred Esplin, St. George News  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

In the spring of 1862, George and Betsy Hicks settled affairs in Utah County and made the long journey south to become cotton missionaries at the time when many concocted reasons to be excused, or simply refused to go.
Centenarian survivors of Pearl Harbor attack return to honor those who perished 82 years ago

Centenarian survivors of Pearl Harbor attack return to honor those who perished 82 years ago

Audrey Mcavoy and Claire Rush, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 7 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pearl Harbor survivor Ira Schab returned to the Hawaii naval base 82 years after Japan's bombing propelled the U.S. into World War II. Schab was one of just five survivors at a remembrance ceremony for the more than 2,300 servicemen killed on Dec. 7, 1941.
21st Amendment turns 90: A look back at Utah's role in repealing Prohibition

21st Amendment turns 90: A look back at Utah's role in repealing Prohibition

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 12:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah may not be known best for booze, but it played a large role in overturning Prohibition 90 years ago Tuesday.
Italian officials secure 12th Century leaning tower in Bologna to prevent collapse

Italian officials secure 12th Century leaning tower in Bologna to prevent collapse

the Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 4 - 11:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

Italian officials have secured the shorter of two 12th century towers in Bologna, fearing that its leaning could lead to collapse.
New mural on Main Street preserves the remarkable Eccles economic success story

New mural on Main Street preserves the remarkable Eccles economic success story

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 3 - 10:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Eccles family has a legacy second-to-none when it comes to giving and receiving in Utah.
An innovation that's saved countless lives: 100 years of Garrett Morgan's traffic signal

An innovation that's saved countless lives: 100 years of Garrett Morgan's traffic signal

Kara Nelson, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 8:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's been 100 years since Garrett Morgan, Sandra's grandfather, patented the three-position traffic signal.
JFK assassination remembered 60 years later by surviving witnesses to history

JFK assassination remembered 60 years later by surviving witnesses to history

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 11:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

Some of the last surviving witnesses to the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are among those sharing their stories as the nation marks the 60th anniversary.
Sugar House 'Christmas Street' in jeopardy; residents raising funds to keep decades-old tradition going

Sugar House 'Christmas Street' in jeopardy; residents raising funds to keep decades-old tradition going

Brianna Chavez, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 1:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

For decades "Christmas Street" in Sugar House has been a tradition families can look forward to, but it is now in jeopardy. Why neighbors are asking for your help.
Utah has a new flag, but you can now view the 7,000 ideas that missed the cut

Utah has a new flag, but you can now view the 7,000 ideas that missed the cut

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

A recently completed state collection provides access to the more than 7,000 possible new flag designs that were submitted in 2022.
Utah veteran, survivor of Battle of the Bulge, reflects on incredible 100 years

Utah veteran, survivor of Battle of the Bulge, reflects on incredible 100 years

Emma Benson and Eliza Pace, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 11 - 9:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

Wayne O. Ursenbach, a World War II veteran, explosives researcher, man of faith, husband, and father will turn 100 years old on Dec. 4.
'Important' new monument honoring Chinese railroad workers to be added to Utah Capitol

'Important' new monument honoring Chinese railroad workers to be added to Utah Capitol

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new monument coming to the Utah Capitol grounds seeks to honor the largely forgotten Chinese railroad workers who helped build the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.
1.1M-pound historic steam train to return to Utah during 2024 tour

1.1M-pound historic steam train to return to Utah during 2024 tour

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 11:40 a.m.  |  Save Story

Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014, known as the world's largest steam train, will make its return to Utah next year as part of a six-state tour highlighting the historic train.
Identifying immigrant graves at Salt Lake City Cemetery connects Utahns with history

Identifying immigrant graves at Salt Lake City Cemetery connects Utahns with history

Erin Cox, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 9:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

There's a lot of diversity in Utah's history and one organization has set out to uncover it — in a different way than you might think. 
Is Ogden's historic Browning Mansion home to more than just the living?

Is Ogden's historic Browning Mansion home to more than just the living?

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 31 - 12:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah couple that lives in the historic John M. Browning Mansion feels it may be haunted.
From biplanes to Cold War satellites, new study unlocks mysteries of ancient Roman forts

From biplanes to Cold War satellites, new study unlocks mysteries of ancient Roman forts

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 30 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Researchers published findings in the journal Antiquity to reveal another 396 sites of ancient forts along the former eastern border of the Roman Empire.
BYU senior works to create Orem memorial park after discovering infant pioneer graves

BYU senior works to create Orem memorial park after discovering infant pioneer graves

Eliza Pace, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 2:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

An empty lot recently caught the attention of a group of women when they discovered it was the final resting place of two pioneer-era infant baby boys.
After 107 years, Hogle Zoo bid a fond (and reluctant) adieu to its elephants

After 107 years, Hogle Zoo bid a fond (and reluctant) adieu to its elephants

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 24 - 12:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Doug Lund, President and CEO of Hogle Zoo, knows better than anyone what it means for the zoo to no longer be host to elephants.
'It's just so spectacular': 43-foot golden spike monument arrives home in Utah

'It's just so spectacular': 43-foot golden spike monument arrives home in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 9:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

A large replica of the golden spike celebrating the history of the transcontinental railroad arrived in Utah Monday for a small preview before it's installed next year.
Visitors tour New Mexico atomic site in likely record attendance fueled by 'Oppenheimer' fanfare

Visitors tour New Mexico atomic site in likely record attendance fueled by 'Oppenheimer' fanfare

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Visitors have lined up to tour the southern New Mexico site where the world's first atomic bomb was detonated. Officials believe they could see a record turnout Saturday at the tour of the Trinity Site amid ongoing fanfare surrounding Christopher Nolan's blockbuster film, "Oppenheimer."
'We're very excited': Historic Utah meetinghouse turned mosque wins major restoration grant

'We're very excited': Historic Utah meetinghouse turned mosque wins major restoration grant

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 4:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

A historic former Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in Utah turned vital Islamic center at risk of disappearing received a national grant that will help pay for much-needed repairs.
Salt Lake City ponders changes to its many preservation overlay districts

Salt Lake City ponders changes to its many preservation overlay districts

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 8:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

Several changes may be coming to Salt Lake City's historic preservation overlay districts in an effort to improve the process and make it easier for property owners within the districts.
Utah museum calls for oral histories, trying to share Utah's Japanese history

Utah museum calls for oral histories, trying to share Utah's Japanese history

Erin Cox, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 11:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

One family is partnering with their local museum to help tell a story we know very little about, and they need your help.
'It means a lot to us': 43-foot golden spike monument making its way to Utah

'It means a lot to us': 43-foot golden spike monument making its way to Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 9:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

A large replica of the famous golden spike used to ceremoniously complete the transcontinental railroad is now all but ready for its permanent home in northern Utah.
Who had the shortest House Speaker term in US history?

Who had the shortest House Speaker term in US history?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

This week's historic vote to vacate the House Speaker sparks another history question: Who has had shorter terms?
Church-founded Zions Bank celebrates 150 years

Church-founded Zions Bank celebrates 150 years

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 11:44 a.m.  |  Save Story

Zion's Bank and Trust, which officially opened for business on Oct. 1, 1873, would outlast most of its competitors of the era and this year will celebrate its 150th anniversary.
'Welcome home, Grandpa Haight': Early Mormon pioneer leader reburied in Cedar City

'Welcome home, Grandpa Haight': Early Mormon pioneer leader reburied in Cedar City

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 2:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Isaac C. Haight, noted Mormon pioneer and Cedar City's first mayor, was reburied in his former hometown alongside three of his five wives, just over 137 years after his death.
Salt Lake City again seeks new use for historic former public safety building

Salt Lake City again seeks new use for historic former public safety building

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 10:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City is once again seeking a redevelopment partner who can find a way to preserve and repurpose a 65-year-old, nine-story building near downtown.
This is The Place Heritage Park honors one of the first female doctors in Utah with a statue

This is The Place Heritage Park honors one of the first female doctors in Utah with a statue

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 8:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

A statue of one of the first female doctors in Utah was dedicated at "This is The Place Heritage Park."
Alabama will mark the 60th anniversary of the 1963 church bombing that killed four Black girls

Alabama will mark the 60th anniversary of the 1963 church bombing that killed four Black girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 9:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Alabama is marking the 60th anniversary of one of the most heinous acts during the Civil Rights Movement, the 1963 bombing of a church that killed four Black girls. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will give the keynote address at the remembrance Friday morning in Birmingham.
Salt Lake Community College celebrates 75 years of providing pathways to higher education

Salt Lake Community College celebrates 75 years of providing pathways to higher education

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 3:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Seventy-five years ago, Salt Lake Community College opened its doors to 246 students to help them open their own doors to bright futures.
Community help needed to restore historic schoolhouse in Spanish Fork

Community help needed to restore historic schoolhouse in Spanish Fork

Shelby Lofton and Mary Culbertson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 1:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

A family recently moved into a house that contains a historic schoolhouse in the backyard. They're reaching out to the community for help in restoring it so they can open its doors for community use.
Iconic symbol of Salt Lake City's 2002 Winter Olympics finds its 'perfect home'

Iconic symbol of Salt Lake City's 2002 Winter Olympics finds its 'perfect home'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 29 - 3:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City's newest 31,000-pound art installation will recall plenty of Olympic memories and inspire future Olympic aspirations.
Provo business reviving Timp Badge tradition for hikers who summit Mount Timpanogos

Provo business reviving Timp Badge tradition for hikers who summit Mount Timpanogos

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 25 - 5:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

The owner of Timpanogos HIking Co. is reviving an old tradition of giving people a Timp Badge after they have summited Mount Timpanogos.
Did whales really live in the Great Salt Lake? New film explores the infamous legend

Did whales really live in the Great Salt Lake? New film explores the infamous legend

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 21 - 2:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

Australian expeditions, specially designed train cars and a wild business plan. It's truly a whale of a tale.
Gilgal Sculpture Garden: Providing refuge from the commotion

Gilgal Sculpture Garden: Providing refuge from the commotion

Alejandro Lucero, KSL NewsRadio   |  Posted Aug. 21 - 9:59 a.m.  |  Save Story

There's a unique space in Salt Lake City surrounded by larger-than-life sculptures, providing refuge from the hustle and bustle of its surroundings.
Salt Lake City resident's quest to repair historic carriage house leads to unique zoning change

Salt Lake City resident's quest to repair historic carriage house leads to unique zoning change

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 15 - 6:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Stephen Pace always intended to restore the historic Beer Estate carriage house when he acquired it in the 1970s. It took the right people, a new ordinance and a lot of time to get it done.
Salt Lake's Tower Theatre won't reopen this year, but owners have big plans for its future

Salt Lake's Tower Theatre won't reopen this year, but owners have big plans for its future

Jacob Klopfenstein for KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City's Tower Theatre, located at the heart of the 9th and 9th neighborhood, won't reopen in 2023. But there are big plans for the next 100 years.