The top 10 stories of 2010 according to Deseret News and KSL readers and viewers

Published: Sunday, Dec. 26 2010 8:17 p.m. MST

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Matt Gillis, Deseret News/KSL-TV Chopper 5
A 60-year-old Chevron pipeline ruptured in June, leaking 800 barrels of oil into Red Butte Creek and the pond at Liberty Park.

Chevron paid a $423,000 fine in conjunction with that leak, believed to have been caused by an electrical arc from a nearby power pole that punched a hole in the pipeline. A second but smaller leak occurred on the same pipeline in December, when a failed valve allowed up to 500 barrels to spill out.
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Huntington Beach, CA

I can't believe that the Provo Tabernacle burning to the ground didn't even make your top ten list. Yes it happened near the end of the year but it still happened in 2010. This may not have happened where somebody was killed but many lives were impacted because of this tragedy. It made more of an impact than BYU and Utah leaving the MWC. Obviously you don't know what really is important news.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

What about President Packer's talk at General Conference?

Joe Moe
Logan, UT

@Flabbergasted 10:17

If you read the intro, you'd know why the Provo Tabernacle fire isn't on the list.

Also, these rankings have nothing to do with what the biggest "tragedy" was or anything of the sort. It's about the "biggest news." If biggest "tragedy" or most "important" are what you want, maybe suggest it to the editors or host your own poll, because this poll is certainly not that.

SLC gal
Salt Lake City, UT

What are you people talking about? It's #4. Apparently someone edited it.

Salt Lake City, UT

OK. Enough Elizabeth Smart.
Leave her in peace, and quit subjecting us to any more information about her. Enough already.

Henderson, NV

Proof once again that the money in the media is made from murders and fires. If it bleeds it leads.

Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

The real tragedy is that will be similar stories happening in Utah in 2011. It never ends.

Farmington, UT

This is a very depressing list.

B. Reed
Kearns, UT

Honestly guys, Did you not read the intro? These stories were picked by readers of ksl.com and the Deseret news, NOT the news companies themselves. These are the stories that people chose as the top ten out of a list of 23 stories and by the time the voting was over the tabernacle in Provo was still in one piece. -ahem- person from Huntington beach, CA. >.>

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