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Kearns Alumni Cruise

October 23, 2012 by Kim Gunderson (Register to contact)

Our Kearns Alumni Cruise Group just returned from our first trip on Oct 21st. The trip was a great success despite dodging a hurricane in the process. We had about 53 alumni, friends and family take the cruise. Discussions have began for the second one sometime in 2014.

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Teen hit by car near Kearns High School  ABC 4

KEARNS (ABC4 News)- A teen girl was taken to the hospital this morning after police say she was hit by a car.



Kearns High School athletes accused of burning gay pride flag, saying, 'all gays die'  KUTV 2News

Student-athletes at Kearns High School are accused of posting a Snapchat video recently that showed an LGBTQ Pride flag being burned, while someone says, ...



Kearns High football player paralyzed after trampoline incident  ABC 4

KEARNS, Utah (ABC4 News) - The Kearns community is showing their support for a high school football player paralyzed after an accident at a trampoline park ...



Donovan Mitchell spotted at Kearns High School basketball game  KUTV 2News

"Friday night high school hoops what y'all got for me? " Donovan Mitchell wasn't just playing around on Twitter Friday afternoon. Nearly 600 Twitter users eager ...



Granite School District investigates LGBTQ pride flag burning; no charges to be filed  KSL.com

The Granite School District is investigating after a video surfaced online over the weekend showing two students within the district burning an LGBTQ pride flag, ...



OSU's Top 20 Most Important Players 2019: Gus Lavaka  247Sports

For the first time, BeaverBlitz is counting down Oregon State's Top 20 most important players ahead of the Beavers' fast-approaching fall camp and 2019 ...



Utah man charged with selling drugs during high school football game  KSL.com

An 18-year-old man who claimed he went to a high school to watch football but kept getting requests to sell drugs now faces nearly a half-dozen charges for ...



Donovan Mitchell shows up unannounced at high school basketball game in Kearns  ABC 4

KEARNS, Utah (ABC4 News) - Donovan Mitchell showed up to a local high school basketball game, surprising it's players and those attending the game.



Donovan Mitchell surprises Kearns High students at assembly  KSL.com

With a grin on his face and hundreds of backpacks in tow, Donovan Mitchell surprised students at a Tuesday morning assembly at Kearns High School.



Righting a wrong for a birthday girl from Kearns  KUTV 2News

A little girl from Kearns got a second chance at celebrating her party tonight after no one showed up to the first one. KUTV. Jhazary Sereno turned nine on June ...



Community rallies around Kearns teen paralyzed in trampoline accident  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE COUNTY - A Utah teen is paralyzed from the waist down after an accident on a trampoline. Audrick “Stak” Afatasi's family is relying on their faith to ...



'I just lost 2 sons': Mother devastated as Kearns shooting investigation unfolds  KUTV 2News

At first, it appeared to be an accident between stepbrothers that led to the shotgun death of a 16-year-old in Kearns on Monday. Now, investigators with the ...



2 juveniles arrested after fight breaks out at Granger High School  KUTV 2News

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (KUTV) — Two juveniles were taken into police custody Friday night after a fight broke out at a high school basketball game in West ...



Utah high schoolers suspended after shouting "all gays die" and burning Pride flag  Metro Weekly

Two high schoolers in Utah have been suspended after reportedly shouting “all gays die” and burning a Pride flag in a Snapchat video. The students at Kearns ...



Kearns teen recovers from spinal cord injury suffered at trampoline park  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

KEARNS, Utah — This was a homecoming 47 days in the making. Audrick Afatasi had been in the the hospital since he suffered a spinal cord injury at a ...



60-year-old driver crashes car into side of Kearns High School, no students injured  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

KEARNS, Utah - The Granite School District said a 60-year-old female driver crashed her car into the side of Kearns High School Wednesday morning.



'All Gays Die': Utah High School Football Players Allegedly Burn Pride Flag  Yahoo News

Some members of the Kearns High School football team in Utah could be in trouble for a video posted on social media. A player posted a video on Snapchat last ...



Donovan Mitchell: Utah’s friendly neighborhood Spidaman  ABC 4

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Utah Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell will be recognized this week when a bridge at The Gateway is dedicated in his honor.



Police identify teen found dead in Kearns  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

KEARNS, Utah -- Police searching for a missing teen found the boy dead in a field in the Kearns area Wednesday. He was later identified as 17-year-old Julian ...



Search for gunman in fatal Utah shooting continues  KSL.com

The search continued Monday for the person or group of people who shot and killed a 19-year-old man.



Utah high school students raise money for “Marvelous Ernie” to return to Africa  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

HYRUM, Utah — Banding together, Mountain Crest High School students are trying to help out their janitor, Ernie Abouo. Abouo lost his parents in Africa after a ...



A Utah high school student was happy working at KFC. But with this program's help, he's a pre-med senior in college.  Salt Lake Tribune

When Franco Jin was a student at Hillcrest High School four years ago, all of his friends were applying for college and he wasn't sure if he should be, too.



Here's where it's illegal to light fireworks along the Wasatch Front  Salt Lake Tribune

Tuesday is the first day it's legal in Utah to light fireworks for the Independence Day holiday — so if your neighbors have been setting off “safe and sane” ...



Student injured in shooting at Kearns High School after Homecoming activities  fox13now.com

KEARNS, Utah -- A 9th grade student was shot at Kearns High School Thursday night as activities for homecoming were wrapping up, and police later said the ...



School district responds after Utah students harassed following Trump victory  fox13now.com

SALT LAKE CITY --The big surprise on election night was Donald Trump's sweeping victory across the country. The big surprise the next day inside some Utah ...



Volunteers donate day to improve Kearns school grounds, give career advice  Deseret News

KEARNS — Thousands of volunteers along the Wasatch Front donated their time Wednesday to more than 80 projects in schools, community centers and other ...



Catholic high schools shine in spring sports  Intermountain Catholic

SALT LAKE CITY — Spring sports wrapped up recently for all Utah Catholic high schools. Judge Memorial CHS took home two state trophies in boys soccer and ...



High school baseball: Richfield, Grantsville, Juab the front runners in 3A state tourney  Deseret News

Defending 3A state champion Grantsville along with Richfield and Juab are the top state title contenders as the 3A state tournament gets underway this ...



VIDEO/PHOTOS: Kearns teen paralyzed in trampoline accident returns home  KUTV 2News

A heartwarming video shows family and friends celebrating the homecoming of a Kearns teenager who was paralyzed in a trampoline accident. Audrick "Stak" ...



Emmanuel Andrew commits to New Mexico for basketball  KRQE News 13

Emmanuel Andrew announced his intentions to join Paul Weir and the University of New Mexico basketball team by way of Twitter Tuesday night. Andrew is ...



Donovan Mitchell named finalist for NBA’s community assistance award  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell is one of 10 nominees for the 2018-19 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award, which recognizes a player's ...



High school baseball: Gunnison Valley the favorite heading into 2A state tourney  Deseret News

Gunnison Valley dominated the 2A Central region this year and heads into the 2A state tournament as the team to beat.



SLCC basketball reaping rewards of a caring coach and a Kearns connection  Deseret News

Having overcome some rough times with the help of Kearns coach Dan Cosby, Bushmen Ebet and Oklahoma-bound Kur Kuath are now excelling with the ...



Utah athletes who made us love sports in 2018  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — As impressive as Donovan Mitchell has been so far with the Utah Jazz — his sophomore shooting slump notwithstanding — what the young ...



Hate crimes, religion, white nationalism hot topics at Salt Lake County's 'Stand Against Racism' panel  KSL.com

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional ...



One dead after shooting at West Valley City home, police say  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — One man has died from his injuries after a shooting that left two other people injured early Sunday morning in West Valley City.



Where to see or set off July 4 fireworks on the Wasatch Front  Salt Lake Tribune

Editor's note • This story was published in 2018. Here's a list of 2019 shows on the Wasatch Front, and here's a 2019 story about restrictions on setting them off ...



Utah man dies after rock climbing accident in Alaska  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SPRINGVILLE, Utah -- A 26-year-old man from Springville has died in a rock climbing accident at Denali National Park in Alaska. Evan Millsap was living in ...



Gang unit plans to address Kearns community after several shootings  KUTV 2News

(KUTV) – Gang detectives in Salt Lake County are planning a community meeting in Kearns, Utah, after three straight days of gang-related violence.Unified ...



New details emerge in death of Dixie State University football player  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

ST. GEORGE, Utah -- Tuesday was the first day of spring football camp for Dixie State University, but for linebacker Abraham Reinhardt, it was his last day on the ...



High school baseball: Fired-up Richfield breezes past Union for 3A playoff victory  Deseret News

Richfield ace Emmitt Hafen threw seven innings of shutout baseball as the Wildcats blanked Union to remain in the winner's bracket of the 3A state tournament.



National Guard confirms source of explosions heard in Salt Lake Valley Monday  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah National Guard has identified the source of the booming and shaking that some people in the Salt Lake Valley experienced ...



Utah’s first Shake Shack will bring new life to historic building  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SANDY, Utah – Shake Shack is coming to Utah, bringing new life to an old Historic Registry school building. The school building on 11000 South and State ...



How is this former student honoring her favorite teacher? By staging world's longest-running musical  Deseret News

Toni Butler remembers her high school theater teacher, Russell Johnson, as one of the first people to recognize her gift for teaching.



Update: Granite School District Reveals Limited Details On Threat to Kearns High School  Gephardt Daily

Law enforcement officials descended on Kearns High School Friday morning after a threat was made against the school.



Ex-Utah teacher convicted of sex with students wants lawsuit dismissed  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY -- An ex-teacher convicted of sexual relationships with several students has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit against her and the ...



Two-alarm fire displaces 15 residents at Salt Lake City apartment complex  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY – More than a dozen people were displaced and two firefighters suffered minor injuries after a two-alarm fire broke out early Thursday morning ...



Hundreds attend community meeting about gang violence in Kearns  fox13now.com

KEARNS, Utah -- Hundreds turned out at Kearns High School Thursday evening to ask Unified Police and Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera tough ...



Player stunned after former Kearns football coach accused of murdering mother of two  fox13now.com

KEARNS, Utah -- The man arrested in connection with the murder of a Magna mother of two is a former high school football coach. Jason Alan Black, 26, was a ...



Case dismissed for Utah high school baseball coach once charged with showing pornographic material to minors  Salt Lake Tribune

The felony charges against Woods Cross High School's former baseball coach have been dropped after prosecutors were presented with additional evidence in ...



Dramatic video of cougar killing cat causes concerns for Utah residents  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

EDEN, Utah – A cougar, believed to be responsible for a string of dead livestock and pets, has been caught on camera for the first time killing a house cat in ...



Staff shortages at the Salt Lake County jail are bad and could get worse  Salt Lake Tribune

Staffing shortages are already hurting the Salt Lake County jail. But Sheriff Rosie Rivera told County Council members that the shortages could get worse before ...



High schools constructed according to student, community needs  KSL-TV

High school buildings these days just aren't \nwhat they used to be \u2014 and that's an \nintentional change by districts to benefit \nstudents, taxpayers and the ...



Four suspects arrested for murder after two people killed in Kearns  fox13now.com

KEARNS, Utah - Four suspects are facing murder charges after two people were killed and two others were seriously injured following a crash and shooting in ...



MountainStar Healthcare Star Athletes of Week 38  Deseret News

Emmitt Hafen, Richfield (Sr.) Richfield marched to a pair of playoff victories last week in the 3A state tournament, and once again Emmitt Hafen was a big reason ...



iCougar program increases student engagement at Kearns High School  Deseret News

Three years ago, school media specialist Rachel Murphy found a way to get iPod Touches into the hands of every Kearns High School student. The innovative ...



2017 Sterling Scholar candidates: Wasatch Front Region, Central Area  Deseret News

"A Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the ...



One of SLC’s first ethnic restaurants to close after 40 years  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — It's been in business for almost 40 years, and this week, a well-loved downtown Salt Lake City restaurant is closing its doors. When owner ...



Feds want to know where downtown SLC rampage suspect got the gun  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY -- Fifteen police officers are on leave as an outside agency investigates a mass shooting rampage through downtown. Salt Lake City police ...



2 more Granite District high schools to include 9th grades  KSL.com

The Granite School District Board of Education unanimously approved requests this week to reconfigure Cottonwood and Cyprus high schools as four-year ...



New rules, new administrator help curb Kearns gang problems  KSL-TV

This is Ken Auld's first year at Kearns High School, and already the former juvenile corrections counselor is receiving praise for helping to turn around the ...



Utah inmate who was 16 when he killed classmate asks for parole  Salt Lake Tribune

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2015, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research ...



Logan High principal continues to overcome challenges  The Herald Journal

If 16-year-old Ken Auld could see who he is now, the principal at Logan High School, he would have never believed it.



The Salt Lake Tribune's photos of 2017  Salt Lake Tribune

As the new year approaches, we are looking back at Tribune photos from 2017. Photographers travel across the state (and sometimes the country) to gather ...



Is your child's school in Utah's lowest or highest school grade categories?  Deseret News

See how Utah schools fared - we've listed the highest- and lowest-performing schools.



New principal announced at Logan High School  Cache Valley Daily

The Logan City School District Administration and School Board are pleased to announce that after an extensive application process, Kenneth Auld has been ...



Lynda Faith (O'Driscoll) Ashcraft  Daily Herald

Lynda Faith (O'Driscoll) Ashcraft, age 66, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her adoring family on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home in Payson, ...



Men's Basketball: Lobo commit signs National Letter of Intent  UNM Daily Lobo

There are plenty of new faces on the University of New Mexico men's basketball team, but the search for new talent is always in the works and the squad inked ...



In our opinion: Utah crime statistics show a troubling trend toward youth  Deseret News

Crime statistics show an unsettling trend toward more violent acts by young people — many involved in gang activity. Law enforcement officials attribute this, ...



Suspects in Kearns murders appear in court  fox13now.com

SALT LAKE CITY — Four suspects accused of causing a fatal crash as they fled from the scene of a drive-by shooting appeared in court Thursday. Jose Luis ...



Enthusiastic, charismatic Utah politician Randy Horiuchi dies at age 61  Salt Lake Tribune

S.L. County politician Randy Horiuchi, known for his enthusiasm, charisma and unpredictability, dies at 61. By Mike Gorrell The Salt Lake Tribune. · November ...



Drama and emotion: See the best sports photos from 2017  Deseret News

In 2017, Deseret News photojournalists captured the emotion and drama as the sports year unfolded in the state of Utah.



Luke Perry dead at 52  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

Luke Perry died on Monday after suffering a “massive stroke” last week, according to his publicist. He was 52. Perry rose to fame in the '90s for his role on Fox's ...



Kearns speedskater heading to compete in Winter Olympics  KSL.com

Jerica Tandiman\u2019s dream is finally coming true. After 16 years of skating lessons and grueling training, the 23-year-old can officially call herself an ...



Kearns teen takes plea deal for 2009 fatal shooting  Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Kearns teen accused of shooting and killing a high school student in 2009 reached a plea deal during his hearing on Wednesday.As part ...



Park City bans setting off your own fireworks, citing danger of wildfires  Salt Lake Tribune

Park City residents and visitors will have to leave Fourth of July fireworks to the professionals. The mountain town has declared a ban on open flames and ...



SDGLN Weekly Wrap: June 15 - June 21, 2019  San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Pride month is in full swing and so are the celebrations. Many cities are enjoying Pride festivities and with that comes both the good and bad. The good are the ...



The fabulous five of Festival City: These Cedar ladies are the bowlers to beat  St. George Daily Spectrum

Cedar City is widely known for the Utah Summer Games and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Soon it will also be recognized for five fabulous women bowlers ...



Two dead, 4 in custody after gang-related shooting, crash in Kearns  Salt Lake Tribune

Kearns • Alex Caro was at dinner for his daughter's birthday Tuesday when a neighbor called to say his front yard had been transformed into a crime scene.



Bud Light launches rainbow pride bottles in support of LGBTQ Pride  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

ST. LOUIS – Bud Light announces special packaging for LGBT Pride Month. The brewery says Bud Light will be sold in Rainbow Pride bottles for a limited time.



Teen hit by car now out of coma, able to open Christmas presents  fox13now.com

KEARNS, Utah -- A Kearns High School student who was hit by a car while walking to school earlier this month is recovering. Fifteen year old Dallas Watts was ...



Board of Education selects new Logan High School principal  The Herald Journal

An assistant principal from the Granite School District was already feeling the Grizzly love Monday night when the school board appointed him the new principal ...



West Valley City Police release partial photo of suspect vehicle in fatal shooting  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- Police hope partial photos of a suspect vehicle will help them solve the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old in West Valley City.



Schedule of Utah high school graduations  Deseret News

Following is a list of high school graduations around the state, including student speakers for those schools that provided them. Most numbers listed for ...



Utah to launch ‘lottery’ to handle Pappy Van Winkle and other rare liquors  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is unveiling a new system to handle rare liquors. The DABC is creating a sort-of lottery (but ...



Navajo man seeks Senate diversity, challenges Hatch - The Daily Universe  Universe.byu.edu

Navajo man James Singer barely managed to graduate from Kearns High School, but now he's working on a Ph.D. dissertation at Utah State University and ...



Deena on the Scene: festival of colors, classic car auction, and ‘tats for cats’  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

Fox 13's Amy Nay and Brek Bolton joined entertainment expert Deena Marie Manzanares to talk about events happening this weekend.…



Baby girl killed in Kearns driveway accident  fox13now.com

KEARNS, Utah - A family is mourning the loss of their little girl after a horrific accident in Kearns Friday morning. According to officials, 20-month-old Kendra ...



Local student athletes recognized by America First Credit Union, KJZZ and KMYU during scholarship awards dinner  CUinsight.com

RIVERDALE, UT (April 26, 2018) — America First Credit Union recently recognized Utah student athletes at the Outstanding Student Athlete Scholarship Awards ...



A Goodwill store found a World War II sailor’s Purple Heart. Now they want to find his family  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

An associate sorting donations at a Goodwill in Tuscon, Arizona, came across a Purple Heart medal in a box of housewares. Now Goodwill is looking for the ...



Utahn of the Year: Sim Gill played a pivotal role in the year's biggest stories  Salt Lake Tribune

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research ...



Utah's 2018 Sterling Scholar candidates: Wasatch Front Central area  Deseret News

See the students nominated from their respective schools in the Wasatch Front Central area.



Another earthquake hits Utah in Bluffdale, Draper area  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

DRAPER, Utah -- A magnitude 2.6 earthquake hit in Bluffdale Saturday evening. https://twitter.com/UtahEmergency/status/1096956889806426112 University of ...



Authorities identify teen killed in UTV crash near Sand Hollow State Park  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SAND MOUNTAIN OHV AREA, Utah -- A teenager died after a UTV accident in the Bureau of Land Management Sand Mountain OHV area next to Sand Hollow ...



Kearns fends off Copper Hills' multiple rallies  Salt Lake Tribune

Kearns • Leads in the seven- to 11-point range might not seem a big deal in most cases, but those were good working margins for a Kearns team looking to ...



Stan Penfold throws hat in the ring for a chance to be Mayor of SLC  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY -- Stan Penfold kicked off his campaign for Salt Lake City Mayor Saturday. The two-term former city council member said improving the ...



West Jordan mom sentenced in infant’s death; father doesn’t feel justice was served  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A West Jordan mother will serve up to 15 years in prison after her 13-day-old baby Archer was beaten to death. A judge sentenced ...



Photo gallery: Granger High School shows off new building  Deseret News

A 55-year-old school showed off its new environs on Tuesday as Granger High administrators conducted a special tour of the newly constructed school for ...



BYU assistant Ilaisa Tuiaki trying to slow down the USU offense he once coached  Salt Lake Tribune

Provo • Utah State's eye-popping 61-10 win over San Jose State last Saturday brought both joy and sadness for BYU defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki, ...



Lagoon opens a ‘Biergarten,’ marking the first time the park has a dedicated spot for alcohol sales in 40 years  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

FARMINGTON, Utah -- The highly-anticipated "Lagoon Biergarten" opened on Thursday, marking the return of a dedicated spot for alcohol sales at the ...



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