Representatives Eric Hutchings and Paul Ray unload PPE donations.

Utah Receives Donation of Protective Masks from Shanghai

Nearly 40,000 protective masks donated by municipal and education officials in Shanghai, China have arrived in Utah. The masks have an approximate value of $275,000. These donations are a result of the international diplomacy work and collaborative projects by the Utah Legislature’s International Relations and Trade Committee, Utah State Board of Education, Utah STEM Action Center, and Davis, Iron and …

The damaged Sears Mansion in Salt Lake.

Tax Credits Could Help Repair Historic Homes

The owners of historic homes damaged in the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that shook the Salt Lake valley on March 18 might qualify for a tax credit for some of the repair costs.

Wood blocks spelling G-I-V-E

Radio Spots Will Encourage Charitable Donations

Mid-Utah Radio, which has six radio stations that cover much of central Utah, will begin airing public service announcements encouraging people to help people and organizations struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Safeguarding Utah’s prehistoric rock art

Volunteers record and guard the state’s precious archaeological sites. By Ellen Fagg Weist | Photography by Keith Johnson TOOELE VALLEY > This morning’s fog makes everything look mysterious as we head to the West Desert to see rock art. It’s a gray January Saturday in-between snow storms, so access roads have turned into mud wrestling pits under our tires. On …

Help Save Summer

Nearly 30 cultural organizations, entertainment companies and professional sports teams urged their season ticket holders, subscribers and supports to stay home in order to hopefully save summer and fall events.,

Circles of Life

How Patrick Willie rediscovered his heritage, one hoop step at a time. By Ellen Fagg Weist | Photography by Samuel JakeAdditional photography by Natalie Behring “What does one hoop represent?” Patrick Willie asks at the end of every weekly hoop dancing class. “The world,” one grade-schooler answers, loudly, so he can be heard over the Native American drum class in …

Utah’s Volunteer U

The state’s new youth council found service opportunities while enlisting peers in Utah’s volunteer army. By Ellen Fagg Weist Jace Draper was shocked when he observed a couple of his classmates secretly hiding food under bleachers or in their lockers. High school should be a time to think about having fun at the prom, not worrying about having enough food …

The Bold Colors of Healing

How a mural project led youth-in-custody to express new hope South Salt Lake — “Stay Motivated” is the bold, inspiring message anchoring a new mural decorating the basketball gym at Salt Lake Valley Detention Center. It’s also a personal motto for graffiti artist Tracy Williams, who led scores of youth-in-custody to create the artwork splashed across three walls. “I’ve got …

Katherine Kitterman book cover

Better Days 2020 Historian Katherine Kitterman on women’s suffrage history

In this engaging, and quick paced interview, Kitterman offers an introduction (a beginner’s primer) on the history of Utah’s women suffrage movement. She outlines all the events, people and circumstances, covering 1870 to 1920.  Kitterman also explains the two big anniversaries coming up in 2020. First, the 150th anniversary of the first American woman, under a women’s suffrage law, to …

Thomas Alexander on Utah’s Most Well Known Historical Figure — Brigham Young

11.18.2019 (Episode 2) Thomas G. Alexander Unassuming, perhaps even shy, Thomas G. Alexander is one of Utah’s most important living Western and Utah historians. Now retired after nearly forty years on the faculty at Brigham Young University, Alexander continues to produce ground breaking history.  He is the author (author, co-author or editor) of over twenty-nine books, and has published over …

Bagley on the Value and Purpose of History

11.04.2019 (Episode 1) Guest Bio Will Bagley Author, co-author or editor of over twenty books about Western, Utah and Mormon history, Bagley is something of a “burr in the saddle” for many in the Utah and Mormon history establishment. Previously a technical writer and journalist, the latter for the Salt Lake Tribune (best known for his column “History Matters,” 2000–2004), …