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  • Uniquely Utah: The museum at Utah State Hospital

    In this week’s Uniquely Utah, Fox 13’s Todd Tanner takes us inside the museum at the Utah State Hospital for a look at some peculiar pieces of the past. Among the displays are straitjackets and other restrictive devices used in the early days of the 133-year-old institution. The museum’s curator, Janina Chilton, says it is not a sad place, but a celebration of how far the hospital has come in the treatment of the mentally ill. The museum is located […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Elk aplenty at Hardware Ranch

    HYRUM, Utah — In 1945 the State of Utah established the Hardware Ranch Management Area east of Hyrum. Since then, elk have been fed each winter at Hardware Ranch to keep them from wandering into the Cache Valley to graze on farms and orchards. For $5 (less for children), one can step aboard a horse-drawn sleigh and get a guided tour of the meadow amidst the elk, which come and go from the meadow at the center of the ranch. […]

  • Who is LDS church Pres. Monson’s likely successor, Russell M. Nelson?

    SALT LAKE CITY – With the passing of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, who will lead the church moving forward? When President Monson passed away Tuesday evening, the Church’s First Presidency dissolved. That means the two counselors, President Henry B. Eyring, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, revert back to their roles in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles then assumes leadership and chooses a successor. David Scott, a professor of religion and media […]

  • LDS church President Thomas S. Monson dies at age 90

    SALT LAKE CITY — President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson, has died. He was 90. LDS Church Director of Media Relations, Eric Hawkins, said Monson died at 10 p.m. Tuesday while surrounded by family at his home in Salt Lake City. Hawkins said Monson died from “causes incident to age.” Monson was born in Salt Lake City on August 21, 1927. His biographer, LDS author and historian Heidi Swinton, said “They didn’t go […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Sculpting SLC’s Red Iguana

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Red Iguana is one of Utah’s most well-loved restaurants, and it’s original location on North Temple is a local landmark. But now the restaurant’s second location on South Temple has an icon of its own. Todd Tanner takes us through the creation of the impressive sculpture in this week’s Uniquely Utah.

  • Uniquely Utah: Hogle Zoo in winter

    If the cold has you feeling cooped up, here’s a suggestion for an outdoor activity you may not have considered. Hogle Zoo is open year-round, and zoo keepers say some of the animals are actually more active during the winter months. Todd Tanner takes us there in this week’s Uniquely Utah. Visit the zoo’s website for details about hours of operation and ticket prices. 

  • Uniquely Utah: Where to buy a 2018 calendar with a Utah theme

    SALT LAKE CITY — 2017 is winding down and it’s time to start looking for calendars for the coming year. In this week’s Uniquely Utah, Fox 13’s Todd Tanner takes us to a great places to buy 2018 calendars, the Department of Natural Resources Bookstore in Salt Lake City. The calendar sells for $4.95, and you can buy it at the DNR bookstore on North Temple near Redwood Road.  

  • Uniquely Utah: Good food, board games at Good Move Cafe

    Good Move Café on Center Street in Provo features food and more than 600 board games to play while eating. Check out the video for a peek inside, and check out Good Move’s website for details on pricing (including free play times) and special events.

  • Uniquely Utah: Salt Lake City’s ‘Reverstaurant’

    In this week’s Uniquely Utah, Fox 13’s Todd Tanner takes us to what’s considered Utah’s first indoor/outdoor food truck park. The Reverstaurant is located at 300 South 327 East in Salt Lake City. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The rotating lineup of food trucks can be found online, here.

  • Riverdale residents keeping a wary eye on a landslide that is threatening homes

    RIVERDALE, Utah — Riverdale residents are on edge over a landslide in the area of 600 west and 4860 south. The slide started on Sunday and is still growing.  It’s eating away at a hillside with houses on top. “Sunday afternoon one o clock we were down here doing our Christmas trees, getting ready for the business, had all the family including little grandkids and stuff,” farmer Mike Meehan said.  “Somebody hollered ‘look at that tree falling on the hill.’ […]

  • Gratitude in action: Utahn ends five year wait, gets kidney transplant

    SALT LAKE CITY – 21-year-old Ralph Martinez II had kidney problems throughout his life. Martinez II had been on dialysis, and waited for a kidney for five years. On the evening of Thanksgiving, his wait was almost over. “This is our favorite day. Me and my son. He cooks the ham, I cook the turkey, we’ve been doing it for the past however many years,” said Ralph Randal Martinez I, Ralph Jr’s father. The family may never know the name […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Christmas in the Wizarding World

    SANDY, Utah — The Shops at South Town in Sandy have been converted into a little corner of Hogwarts for the Christmas season. “Christmas in the Wizarding World”, will be going on through the end of January, and Todd Tanner takes us there in this week’s edition of Uniquely Utah.