A single-engine plane crashed on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, near 1900 W. 4650 South in Roy. Both the pilot and the driver of a vehicle struck by the plane as it crashed survived.
The Ogden Raptors defeated the Orem Owlz 7-3 in Game 2 of the Pioneer League South Division series, winning the series and advancing to the Championship Series, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem. It's Ogden's first appearance in the title series since 2012.
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, the firefighters continued to put out hot spots and about 50 homes remained evacuated. Charred remains of homes were left behind by the fire, which started the previous morning. About 619 acres were consumed by the fire and six buildings were destroyed.
As people from around the world congregated around the United States to view the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, tens of thousands of people descended on Rexburg, Idaho. The small high-desert town attracted crowds due to its location in the path of totality, where the sun was fully blocked out for just over two minutes. Among the visitors were numerous Utahns, including dozens of students and volunteers from Weber State University’s HARBOR program. The physics club launched a high-altitude balloon that pulled a tail of cameras and instruments over 96,000 feet into the air as southern Idaho briefly went dark.
Mixed in with the crowds of international eclipse-chasers who descended on southern Idaho were dozens of Weber State University students. Members of the school’s HARBOR program took advantage of the unusual astronomical event to launch a high-altitude balloon equipped with cameras and scientific instruments. As the eclipse started, the students sent their experiments more than 90,000 feet into the air before sitting back to enjoy the show.
The Bonneville Salt Flats can seem like a strange place for any group of people to congregate. In the middle of the West Desert, miles of barren white landscape marks the site of an ancient dried up lake. Nothing can even grow in the caked salt, but for one week, thousands of people from around the world gather for the annual Bonneville Speed Week. Mile after mile of flat, packed salt makes for ideal conditions when driving hundreds of miles per hour. During Speed Week, drivers compete in a range of timed trials with vehicles ranging from classic motorcycles to rocket-shaped streamliners that exceed 400 mph.
Amphibians throughout the world are in dire straights from disease and habitat destruction. That includes Utah's boreal toad — an animal that has adapted to some extreme environments.
Bonneville High School played Logan High School to a 2-2 draw in preseason prep soccer at Bonneville on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.