Katie McKellar
Katie McKellar is a Dixie State University graduate with a bachelor of science in mass communication. Before interning at Deseret News, she reported and edited news content for Dixie Sun News, first as Photo Editor, then as Features Editor. As a Utah native, Katie enjoys hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. She spends the majority of her free time, however, spoiling her mustang named Dusty. Horseback riding has been her sport-of-choice and passion since grade school. Email: kmckellar@deseretnews.com

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Gov. Gary Herbert authorized lowering flags in the state to half-staff until former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett's Utah funeral on Saturday, May 14.
With grand openings of the two stages slated for the fall of 2017 — one in September and the other in November — Hale Centre Theatre unveiled its 2017 season Wednesday.
Presenting her first budget as mayor, Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday called for a 50 percent increase in road funding, a 1.25 percent pay raise for city employees and a parking ticket reprieve.
Mayor Jackie Biskupski will present her first budget proposal Tuesday evening, and the City Council is hoping it will ease some uncertainty lingering at City Hall.
Salt Lake County employees and community members celebrated the fourth annual Stand Against Racism event Friday. Utah was one of 36 states that participated in the event.
Dating, romantic or sexual relationships among supervisors and subordinates are unacceptable within Salt Lake County government, according to a new policy approved Tuesday. But officials acknowledge they can't ...
Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Tuesday that she has decided to permanently appoint Mike Brown as Salt Lake City's police chief.
Roughly 2,000 horse lovers gathered at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park Monday evening with a message that was loud and clear: Don't close our park — enhance it.
Amid concerns that the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park is operating at too steep of a cost to taxpayers, county officials will be holding a town hall meeting Monday on the park's future.
From St. Mark's Hospital workers pretending their west towers had just collapsed to state officials evacuating the Capitol, Nearly 1 million Utahns participated in the state's largest earthquake drill Thursday.