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Lorimay Fuimaono-Ki, left, plays with one of her twins, Lima, right, outside of a relative's home in Provo, Utah, on Jan. 8, 2021. The young mother cannot stop the tears as she tries to explain what life has been like since her home, the U.S. territory of American Samoa, closed its borders to keep COVID-19 from ravaging the tiny string of Pacific Islands and atolls. (Annie Barker/The Deseret News via AP)

Pain, gratitude mix for American Samoans stuck in U.S.

Jan. 24, 2021 8:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lorimay Fuimaono-Ki will not always have complicated feelings about Jan. 7. But in 2021, it was a day of intense gratitude and searing pain, the Deseret News reported. The young mother cannot stop the tears as she tries to explain what life has been like since her country, American...

Defense shines as BYU tops Pepperdine 65-54

Jan. 24, 2021 12:38 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brandon Averette recorded 15 points and six rebounds as BYU got past Pepperdine 65-54 on Saturday night. Trevin Knell added 12 points for the Cougars, who held the Waves to 28.8% shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a BYU opponent. Kolby Lee had 10 points for BYU (13-3, 4-1 West...

Haarms scores 23 to lead BYU past Portland 95-67

Jan. 21, 2021 11:42 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Matt Haarms had a season-high 23 points as BYU easily defeated Portland 95-67 on Thursday night. Richard Harward had 12 points for BYU (12-3, 3-1 West Coast Conference). Brandon Averette added 12 points. Alex Barcello had 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists. BYU posted a...

In this June 20, 2012, photo Chad Landress, a biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, holds a June sucker in Utah. Twenty years ago, June suckers were well on their way to oblivion due to Utahns’ use of Utah Lake as a place to dump pollution and stock with sport fish and other nonnatives. Today, the suckers are coming back in the wake of costly efforts to clean up the lake’s degraded habitat, rid its water of invasive carp, raise suckers at secure refuges and hatcheries, and restore a major delta that is hoped to once again serve as a safe nursery for young fish. (Paul Fraughton/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

A once-endangered fish is bouncing back in Utah Lake

Jan. 9, 2021 8:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Twenty years ago, June suckers were well on their way to oblivion due to Utahns’ use of Utah Lake as a place to dump pollution and stock with sport fish and other nonnatives. Few noticed the disappearance of the June sucker, regarded as a trash fish, until it was almost too...

Utah County sued after blocking development at waterfall

Jan. 8, 2021 8:58 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah developer who wanted to build a drug treatment facility near a natural waterfall has filed a suit against Utah County after the county blocked private development at the tourist attraction. The lawsuit filed by developer Richard Losee on Wednesday argued that the conservation...

Former BYU basketball coach Dave Rose stable after stroke

Jan. 2, 2021 1:03 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Former BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has been hospitalized after a stroke. The school said the 63-year-old Rose was stricken Thursday and has been stabilized. “The Rose family expressed appreciation for the love and support they have received," the school said in a statement...

UCF linebacker Tatum Bethune (15) sacks BYU quarterback Zach Wilson (1) in the fourth quarter in the Boca Raton Bowl NCAA college football game at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.(Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson entering NFL draft

Jan. 1, 2021 6:53 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU quarterback Zach Wilson is entering the NFL draft. Wilson announced the decision Friday on Twitter. “After much thought prayer and consideration, I'm excited to announce that I will be declaring for the 2021 NFL draft,” Wilson tweeted. “I pray that I will always...

A construction crew works on removing debris from the burned Provo Tabernacle, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in Provo, Utah. For many, it seems unbelievable that 10 years have passed since the early morning hours of Dec. 17, 2010, when the historic Provo Tabernacle, decked out for Christmas, housed a raging fire that burned for hours. In what officials described at the time as likely a complete loss, the historic building was gutted by the blaze. (Mark Johnston/The Daily Herald via AP)

Memories linger decade after huge Provo Tabernacle fire

Dec. 20, 2020 8:00 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The shadows of 2020 are about the only thing that remain of a rather unusual and chaotic year. But time passes quickly and it will soon be but a memory. That is exactly what area residents were saying a decade ago when their year ended with a devastating fire the belched pillars of smoke...

Redford sells Utah's Sundance Mountain Resort to 2 companies

Dec. 13, 2020 5:13 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Robert Redford has agreed to sell the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah to a pair of real estate investment firms. Redford reached an agreement to sell the resort to Broadreach Capital Partners LLC and Cedar Capital Partners Ltd., The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday. The renowned...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson throws a pass as San Diego State linebacker Caden McDonald (54) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey, Pool)

No. 14 BYU shuts down San Diego State for 28-14 victory

Dec. 13, 2020 2:47 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU did not let an opponent with a tough defense get the upper hand again. Zach Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns to lead the no. 14 Cougars to a 28-14 victory over San Diego State on Saturday. Lopini Katoa added 130 all-purpose yards in place of usual starting running...