Former Ogden Mayor Glenn Mecham dies

Ogden’s first full-time mayor, Glenn Jefferson Mecham, died Sunday at the age of 81, according to his son. “Mayor Mecham was known for his extensive vocabulary and ‘true gentleman’ dignity and optimistic approach to solving problems and improving the city,” wrote his son Scott Mecham in an email Monday. The “calm, ever-positive” Mecham is survived… Continue reading Former Ogden Mayor Glenn Mecham dies

Crews battle wildfire in Dinosaur National Monument

A wildfire sparked by lightning had burned 260 acres in Dinosaur National Monument by Monday afternoon. Lightning struck a tree Friday, according to spokesman Dan Johnson, who added that the fire flared up Sunday because of wind and dry conditions. The most active area of the fire is on the north side, in the monument,… Continue reading Crews battle wildfire in Dinosaur National Monument

Photos: Native American culture on display in Salt Lake City during annual powwow

Scenes from the annual Native American Powwow & Festival on Monday at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Check back later for a report about the event. <iframe src=”http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp&#8221; height=”1″ width=”1″ > </frame> from Utah – The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/news/5544875-155/photos-native-american-culture-on-display

Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

Cranbrook, British Columbia • A former bishop of an isolated polygamous commune in Canada has been convicted of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight. Winston Blackmore was found guilty Monday by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Sheri Ann Donegan. Justice Donegan says the evidence showed Blackmore was married to 25 women at the same… Continue reading Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

Police make arrest in the shooting death of 25-year-old Paige Espinoza

The Unified Police Department has arrested Todd Elwin Hull, 46, in connection with the shooting death of Paige Espinoza on July 16. Hull was incarcerated at the Summit County jail on an unrelated charge when arrested, Detective Ken Hansen said. On the morning of the shooting, police responded to a call at 8360 W. Mix… Continue reading Police make arrest in the shooting death of 25-year-old Paige Espinoza

Kennedy Center in nation’s capital replaces Utah flag that said the state was founded in 1647

Washington • Utah’s state flag hung for some 15 years in the Hall of States at the John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts here until a Holladay native discovered a pretty big historical error. The flag noted the date of the Mormon pioneer’s arrival in Utah as 1647, two centuries before Brigham Young… Continue reading Kennedy Center in nation’s capital replaces Utah flag that said the state was founded in 1647

Photos: Annual Days of ‘47 Parade marks Pioneer Day in Utah

Scenes from the Days of ‘47 Parade on Monday in downtown Salt Lake City. Check back later for a full report on the Pioneer Day tradition and other festivities. <iframe src=”http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp&#8221; height=”1″ width=”1″ > </frame> from Utah – The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/news/5544865-155/photos-annual-days-of-47-parade