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Lindsey Vonn signed not only her books for fans, but helmets, jackets, and gloves were inked as well.

An off-leash dog caused a herd of elk to stampede onto Trailside Elementary's playground Monday morning while more than 500 children were at play. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has more.

After the Park City City Council realized it did not follow state code on filling a midterm council seat (the code stipulates that all meetings – including deliberations – must be open to the public) it worked to rectify the issue quickly. However, the council did not release audio from the illegally held closed-door deliberations. Melissa Allison tells us why KPCW has sent a request for that audio:

Sandra Lee didn't hesitate when asked to document her journey through breast cancer on film. "RX Early Detection: A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee,” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival Sunday. She dropped by KPCW Saturday night with her sister and advocate, Kimber Lee to highlight the importance of early detection.

Park City Council members are questioning whether their jobs have become too time-consuming for an average citizen to do. Melissa Allison has more:

Abby McNulty, one of the three finalists for the recently open Park City Council seat, doesn't dispute the selection of city staff member Lynn Ware Peek. What she does take issue with is the discussion the council had behind closed doors about whether a working mother can handle the responsibilities the position requires. Melissa Allison has more:

Park City Council has been talking about social equity since December and made it a critical priority at its March retreat. At this weeks meeting, they consulted with a social change facilitator to talk about how to move forward. Melissa Allison has more:

Bonanza Flat borders Salt Lake and Summit Counties but is nestled in the upper elevations of the Wasatch Mountains, in Wasatch County.

Imagine a father in St. George tucking his children into bed knowing that he was about to walk into a third-world country where little boys and girls are bought, kidnapped and sold for human sex trafficking, sometimes even by their parents.​

“Fursonas” is a documentary premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City on Jan. 22. It’s a first time effort for director Dominic Rodriguez that focuses on the world of furries, people who like to dress up like animals.​

Utah’s youth have drawn attention over the years in reality shows like “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “Dancing with the Stars.” They have shown up each season and demonstrated to millions of viewers that when it comes to dance, Utahns don’t mess around.

Seventy years ago prisoners were liberated from the former German Nazi concentration and death camps. “Auschwitz: The Past is Present,” is a professional development program developed by the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education and Discovery Education. 

Utah has a reputation for being packed with talent, with break-out artists like SHeDAISY, Imagine Dragons and Royal Bliss. Utahns don’t have to set their sights on Hollywood because, according to Isaac Halasima - a native Utahn and well-known music video director for Imagine Dragons hit video, "Gold" - Utah is making a name for itself in an industry known for its competition.

Blanding has a population of more than 3,500 people with a history of conserving water that they are proud of, according to Jeremy Redd, the city manager of Blanding.​

Kent Rominger is being inducted into the 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 30. Though he has hung up his spacesuit, he hasn’t left the industry. He is now the vice president of strategy and development at Orbital ATK. He said Utah is crucial to space exploration.

People gathered in Eden, Utah recently to enjoy music, art, and the main attraction, hot air balloons.

“I like seeing when the balloons go off and when they light up," said Rebecca Spinelli - an attendee at the Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival. "​It makes me feel really cool. I want to ride in one but it’s kind of scary.”

UPR’s Melissa Allison surprised her sons last week with a day trip to Comic Con in Salt Lake City. The day proved to be more than any of them had anticipated but, by the end of the day, no one was complaining. 

It’s not every day that you get invited to go sailing on a yacht so when Evie Wolf, an avid sailor from Utah invited me out, I couldn’t resist.

A Pentagon report released this week finds the latest F-35B aircraft may not be ready to replace outdated Marine Corps Aircraft.  Findings that the aircraft testing fell short comes just as air force officials in Utah are preparing for additional aircraft to arrive.​

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