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  • Uniquely Utah: Roadside dinosaur attractions

    Roadside attractions abound in Uintah County,  the home of Dinosaur National Monument. In decades past, owners of motels, cafes and other businesses erected eye-catching dinosaurs made of metal, fiberglass and concrete to help advertise. Today, several are still standing, and they’ve become icons of their communities. Todd Tanner takes us there in this week’s edition of Uniquely Utah.

  • Uniquely Utah: impressive petroglyphs outside Vernal

    VERNAL, Utah — One of the world’s most impressive collections of ancient petroglyphs is found on private property in Eastern Utah, just north of Vernal. Check out the video for details on how to see them, and meet owner Jean McKonkie—who has spent decades protecting and preserving the artifacts found on her ranch. Visitors are welcome during daylight hours, and there is a recommended $5 per person entry fee. Visitors are advised to beware of rattlesnakes and other natural hazards […]

  • Utah’s abandoned mines: Six-thousand closed, many more to go

    Utah’s Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program has closed about 6,000 of the estimated 17,000 abandoned mines in Utah. The work has taken place over the course of more than 30 years, and for the most part, is funded by way of federal fees collected from coal mines in operation today. Check out the video to see the work being done near Gold Hill, Utah. Below is a list of incidents which occurred in Utah’s abandoned mines, provided by the Utah Division […]

  • Uniquely Utah: A Hermit’s Cabin

    MILLARD COUNTY, UTAH — In the late 1920’s a man by the name of Bob Stinson sought solace in a small canyon in the House Mountain Range west of Delta, Utah. He built a small home there, and lived a colorful life. He is said to have earned a living by clearing rocks from roadways, trapping coyotes, and mixing poisons for the government to kill grasshoppers. Check out the video to learn a little more about Stinson and his home. […]

  • What happens to the 3,000 shopping carts taken from Utah stores each month?

    SALT LAKE CITY — Abandoned shopping carts are more than just eyesores. In some cases, they become tools enabling chronically homelessness people to avoid shelters and treatment programs. Watch the video to see what happens to the roughly 3,000 shopping carts that end up on the streets and sidewalks of Salt Lake City each month. If you spot an abandoned shopping cart on public property, consider returning it to the store it came from. Romac Services may be able to […]

  • Fox 13 Dream Team surprises father of 5 with life-changing gift

    MAGNA, Utah – The Fox 13 Dream Team is on a mission to change lives. We’ve partnered with Mountain America Credit Union to help make some dreams come true for deserving Utahns. This month we surprised Troy Goodfellow with a gift that will make his day-to-day living a little easier. Goodfellow is a father of five who has struggled with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years. If you know someone who could use a visit […]

  • On Columbine anniversary, Utah students walk out to protest gun violence

    SALT LAKE CITY — Students from several Utah schools participated in walkouts Friday as part of a nationwide “day of action” in protest of gun violence. The walkouts are being held on the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School, in which 12 students and a teacher were killed. According to the Utah School Walkout website, most of the participants agreed to walk out of their respective schools at 10 a.m. A rally at the Utah State […]

  • Scammer calls Fox 13 reporter; hear how it unfolds

    SALT LAKE CITY — As the 2018 deadline to file federal taxes approaches, the number of scams by people pretending to be associated with the IRS goes up. Fox 13’s Todd Tanner answered a suspicious and unsolicited call while he was at work Friday. Watch the video to see what happened when the scammer caught on to the fact Todd wasn’t taken in by the ruse. The Utah State Tax Commission says the “red flags” found within these types of […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Mines and Wines

    One of Park City’s most unique entertainment options pairs local history with drinks from around the world. Check out the video for details. You can also learn more about the Mines and Wines tour by clicking here.

  • Uniquely Utah: The mascot makers of Murray

    MURRAY, Utah — When you watch professional sports on television, there’s a good chance you’re catching a glimpse of something made right here in Utah. In this week’s installment of Uniquely Utah, Todd Tanner takes us to Alinco Costumes in Murray—where mascot costumes for many professional sports teams are made. The company makes the majority of the mascots for the NBA as well as for other clients and teams. See the video above for details.

  • Fox 13 Dream Team awards lifetime of service by paying off woman’s home 

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – The Fox 13 Dream Team is on a mission to change lives. We’ve partnered with Mountain America Credit Union to help make some dreams come true for deserving Utahns. For our first surprise, we dropped into Aleen Spencer’s ceramics class at the South Jordan Community Center. Aleen holds the all-time record for most volunteer hours at the center, and she also volunteers at the Riverton Senior Center as well. Aleen’s friends and family tell us she […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Artist wields pallet knife to paint

    Artist Jeffery R. Pugh is known for his paintings of Utah and the west. Something as simple as a freshly plowed field or a stand of trees comes to life when Pugh reinvents them with a pallet knife. Watch the video for a peek inside Pugh’s Salt Lake studio. His work can also be seen at the David Ericson Fine Art and Meyer galleries.