Tag: Deseret

It was all hands on deck for the 2020 earthquake

A firefighter arrives on scene where debris fell off a building at 400 South and 500 West in Salt Lake City after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna hit early on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News As soon as my house stopped shaking, my...

Abandoned mines and the varied ways Utah works to close them

Brad Strong, of Strong Solutions, leads a team of mules ferrying supplies to a mine tunnel opening being closed above Layton on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Strong Solutions was contracted by the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining to close the opening. Their use of mules to transport...

The pitfalls of owning old mining sites in Salt Lake’s Wasatch canyons

Cyle Buxton, left, and Jake Slater, an engineer for Reaveley Engineers, tour a mine tunnel opening on property that Buxton owns in Cardiff Fork of Big Cottonwood Canyon on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Buxton hired Slater to inspect his property, as well as a mine tunnel opening and structures...

Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

President Donald Trump walks out of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to return to the White House after receiving treatments for covid-19, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Bethesda, Md. | Evan Vucci, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic...

Utah’s rolling average of daily new COVID-19 cases falls below 2,000

Registered nurse Amy Wilcox administers a COVID-19 test at a drive-thru test center at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Sunday brought Utah 796 new COVID-19 cases, marking the first time in over two months...

Top Utah news stories of 2020: A year like no other

Juliet Tuineau, Ray Tuineau’s widow, pours a bucket of soil on her husband’s coffin during a burial service at Valley View Memorial Park in West Valley City on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Ray Tuineau was one of the more than 380 Utahns who died because of COVID-19. | Yukai...

Meet Blake Moore: The Ogden native behind the headlines in 1997 and 2020

Winston Moore, center, pulls his parents, Rep.-elect Blake Moore, R-Utah, left, and Jane Moore, together as Jane tries to transfer Winston to Blake between portraits in the backyard of their home in Salt Lake City on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Freshman congressman will represent...

Utah reports nearly 3,500 new COVID-19 cases for Friday and Saturday

Jennifer Harkin tests Narong Srinongkot for COVID-19 outside of the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Beginning Dec. 28, Salt Lake County will offer rapid COVID-19 tests at the center, 2050 W. 3100 South, Monday through Saturday,10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No testing will...