Amie Schaeffer

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Amie Schaeffer graduated with a degree in journalism and digital media from SLCC and is a self-proclaimed media geek. You can contact her at

Be in the know, Summit County: which weeds have to go?

This year's weed season will be a little different, mostly because the record-breaking snowpack has provided a lot more water to the weeds.
4 days ago

Utah’s economy is slowing down, according to April employment report

Utah's job report for April showed strong job growth in rural communities, but also a slowing in Utah's economy.
16 days ago

Grand County ‘soda pop geyser’ erupts for the first time in years

Because the eruptions are sporadic, sometimes more than 24 hours apart, being able to see the geyser in action can be difficult.
18 days ago

Why Utah’s flooding, landslide risks are beginning to pick up again

Flooding isn't the only risk right now. Utah's soil saturation levels are quickly rising, reaching a record 83.4% on Tuesday.
18 days ago

Americans’ debt surpasses $17 trillion for the first time

Household debt balances set a fresh record high of $17.05 trillion during the first quarter, growing $148 billion dollars.
19 days ago

Rain, heat causing floodwaters to rise on Strawberry River

The Forest Service said it will need to wait for the waters to recede to fully assess the damage from the flood waters.
19 days ago

Abandoned puppies rescued from Tooele road, golf course

The shelter says the five German Shepherds are sweet and slowly adjusting to humans after their experience but need a new home to help them.
19 days ago

Young stroke victim survives with quick, lifesaving treatment in northern Utah

After a 36-year-old man had a stroke, he and his wife say to be aware of the signs of stroke and that young people are also at risk.
20 days ago

1 dead, multiple passengers taken to hospital after car crash in Layton

The crash remained under investigation, and police had not yet determined a cause as of late Sunday. One woman died in the crash.
20 days ago

Man in critical condition after being rescued from Jordan River

Police issued a reminder of the dangerous state of the streams and rivers during the spring runoff after a man was rescued from Jordan River.
20 days ago

Meth concealed in peanut butter jars found at SLC airport, police say

An arrest was made on May 11 after TSA agents discovered what they believe is crystal meth concealed inside peanut butter jars.
23 days ago

Ogden Canyon reopens after river flooding causes road collapse

UDOT officials announced Thursday evening that the canyon had reopened to traffic, albeit with a "one-way, alternating traffic configuration."
23 days ago

Title 42 has expired. Here’s what happens next

The new asylum rule is already facing a legal challenge as the ACLU and other immigrant advocacy groups filed a lawsuit.
23 days ago

FDA finalizes new risk-based rules for blood donors, creating a path for more gay donors

Before the FDA revised its rules, all men who have sex with men faced lifetime bans on blood donation.
24 days ago

Police renew warnings to stay away from fast-moving rivers after Spanish Fork close call

Officials urge people to use common sense and caution—whether in Spanish Fork or elsewhere around the state this spring.
24 days ago

When will Deer Creek, Jordanelle reservoirs reach capacity this spring?

If done correctly, both reservoirs will reach capacity sometime in June just as the snowmelt comes to an end.
25 days ago

Biden takes debt ceiling pitch on road amid standoff with Republicans

The president said he believes the country can avoid default because an "overwhelming number of members of ... Congress know it would be a disaster."
25 days ago

Fire causes estimated $200K in damage to West Valley City home

A fire broke out in a detached garage in which spread to the exterior of the home. The garage and the car inside are a total loss.
25 days ago

Symbol of hope: Huntsman Cancer Institute opens its new building to the public

The building provides an additional 48 inpatient beds, four more cancer-specific operating rooms and 20 exam rooms
26 days ago

Investigators reveal more details about the gunman who killed 8 people at a Texas mall — including possible right-wing extremism

Authorities have not yet announced a motive for why the , 33-year-old gunman unleashed a hailstorm of bullets Saturday at Allen Premium Outlets.
27 days ago

The Fed could be on the verge of repeating its 1970s mistake, Fed historian says

Inflation has been sliding, indicating that after 10 consecutive interest rate hikes, the central bank is experiencing some success.
27 days ago

This week could be pivotal in the Lori Vallow Daybell trial

Former Special Agent Hart prepares to expand upon some of specific communications, the prosecution appears to be working toward an end game in the case.
27 days ago

Sen. Mitt Romney frustrated White House won’t negotiate on debt ceiling

He spoke about the nation's debt, the controversy swirling around the Supreme Court and his plans for 2024.
27 days ago

Man arrested on suspicion of vandalizing Salt Lake police cars

The cost of the damage is more than $1,500 per police car, the police said. The suspect had recently been removed from a local bar.
27 days ago