Amy Donaldson covers high school sports, winter and Olympic sports, as well as outdoor and recreation. She manages the Deseret News' Reasons to Run blog, as well as writes a twice-a-month fitness column. She also writes a weekly general sports column each Monday. Donaldson was born in Utah, but graduated from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from Snow College and the University of Utah (Communications). She started at the Deseret News in 1991 covering night police/corrections and switched to sports in January of 2000.
Jun 4, 2019 5:38 pm MDTOne last lullaby: Family, friends pay tribute to slain 5-year-old Utah girl In the funeral for Elizabeth "Lizzy" Shelley Tuesday afternoon, family and friends paid tribute to the generous, fearless, beauty-seeking, bug-loving 5-year-old, who was taken from her home, killed and buried nearby on Memorial Day weekend.
Jun 3, 2019 6:51 pm MDTUtah nurse notes challenges on Mount Everest after hitting summit during one of its deadliest seasons Pediatric ICU nurse scales Mount Everest during one of the deadliest seasons to raise money for juvenile diabetes research. Taylor Adams summited the world's tallest mountain on May 23, the day after photo of climbers standing in line went viral.
May 28, 2019 11:18 pm MDTFormer NFL quarterbacks will demo new app aimed at helping coaches teach plays, analyze knowledge Former NFL QB Jake Plummer will be demonstrating an app he helped create that allows coaches to load plays into a program that teaches the players, allows them to take tests and then analyzes how effectively players are using them in games.
May 20, 2019 9:10 pm MDTHearing on allegations of racist taunts pits two Utah high schools against each other For seven hours, Tabiona and Intermountain Christian School presented witnesses who detailed a dispute between the two schools that included racist insults, an allegation of a death threat and an attempted assault in a sportsmanship hearing.
May 15, 2019 7:36 pm MDTRefugee resettled in Utah without parents, accomplishes what she was once told she'd never achieve When Desange Kuenihira was a young girl growing up in a refugee camp without parents, she was told she had no future and would never even graduate from high school. Wednesday she graduated with her high school diploma and an associate degree.
May 14, 2019 1:24 pm MDTBYU announces 'improvements' following Honor Code Office protests BYU Honor Code Office Director Kevin Utt announced three "improvements" to the office's procedures, including students being told what they were being accused of, who is making the allegations and what the investigative process is.
May 6, 2019 5:29 pm MDTRacist taunts, allegations of unsportsmanlike behavior poison small-school relationship in Utah After racist taunts from a fan went unpunished, Intermountain Christian School filed a complaint with the Utah High School Activities Association against Tabiona High. A mediation failed to resolve the problems, so there is a hearing on Wednesday.