News

Utah solider killed when booby trap exploded in battle with IS in Afghanistan

Aaron Butler

The family of the slain solider identified him as Aaron Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah.

State

Maame Biney looking like the future of US speedskating

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Maame Biney seems like the typical teenager. She giggles with her friends, is making her way through the Harry Potter movies and wants to go to homecoming. But that’s where typical ends for the 17-year-old speedskating phenom. Biney is on a path to be the next great United...


State

Olympian Celski, Biney overall World Cup qualifier winners

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski and Maame Biney were the men’s and women’s America’s Cup overall winners at the conclusion of the three-day U.S Speedskating Short Track World Cup Qualifier on Sunday. Celski wrapped up the weekend by winning the second 1,000-meter final...


Local

Farmington's Haugen Auto closes, land sold; 'McMansions' will take its place

Haugen Body & Repair

Larry Haugen finally sold his land to Symphony Homes for new residential development in Farmington. Neighbors aren’t sad to see the salvage yard go, but aren’t thrilled about “McMansions” replacing the business.


Local

2017 solar eclipse guide: Utah traffic, eclipse glasses, watch parties, more

Partial Solar Eclipse

Ahead of the 2017 solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, we’ve put together a guide on what Northern Utah traffic on I-15 will be like, how to tell if your eclipse glasses are real, where to get eclipse glasses, watch parties in the Ogden and Salt Lake City areas, safety tips and more.


Local

LIVE BLOG: Northern Utah traffic updates for Sunday travel, Monday eclipse

SW 081617 I 15 eclipse traffic 02

Here is an ongoing feed for traffic updates around our area during what could be some of the busiest days of the year due to Monday’s solar eclipse.


Education

Ziegfeld Arts Academy brings homeschooled kids together with fine arts courses

Ziegfeld Arts Academy Homeschooled kids class

After a successful run last spring, Ziegfeld Arts Academy is once again offering fine arts classes to homeschooled children.


Weather

Eclipse 2017: Minimal cloud coverage predicted for Northern Utah

Elicpse Oregon

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City is predicting cloud coverage will be minimal for Monday’s eclipse, according to NWS meteorologist Randy Graham.


Government

The Latest: Trump to address nation Monday on Afghanistan

Trump Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan: 3:50 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to address the nation on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The White House says Trump will speak to the country on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. Trump and...


State

Utah school district employees prepare for 1st day of class

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Administrators are racing to finish cleaning, fixing and upgrading buildings ahead of most Utah public schools starting a new academic year this week, a difficult task that includes scraping gum off of desks, sprucing up playing fields and finishing summer construction...


Business

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' outdoes 'Logan Lucky' at box office

Film Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics loved “Logan Lucky” and gave a big collective shrug to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way. The two action flicks faced off this weekend, and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” emerged the victor with a chart-...


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