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For 59 years and counting, Gary Graham has made the Utah State Fair his office.
Daynes Music started in business the day John and Joseph Daynes rolled their handcart into the Salt Lake Valley in 1862. They've been at it ever since -- the state's oldest family-owned business.
With the start today of its 126th school year, Utah State University introduces a new program aimed at helping the intellectually disabled enjoy a mainstream college experience.
Acclaimed Utah artist Valoy Eaton is painting through his grief after the death of his wife Ellie after 58 years of marriage.
Marc Amicone, general manager of the Salt Lake Bees, was there when Larry H. Miller first dreamed of buying a professional baseball team.
A cleaner, friendlier Utah Lake also boasts a public marina at the state park in Provo.
Heber City, Utah, has been named one of America's top 10 small towns by the website livability.com.
In 16 short years, Italy native Valter Nassi had become Salt Lake City's restaurateur supreme.
Every Saturday, Tony Pavlantos' Off the Grid Smoothie Cafe attracts a crowd at the Salt Lake Farmers Market.
Christopher McBeth, artistic director of Utah Opera, is an unabashed cheerleader of all things opera.