Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer, born and raised in Utah, dreamed of rain and evergreens. But her time at the University of Oregon, the Daily Emerald, and KLCC News weren’t enough to keep her away from the Wasatch Mountains and Southern Utah red rocks. Kira returned to Utah in 2016, working as a part-time anchor, reporter, and producer at KSL Newsradio. After two years, s took the reins of Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News as its youngest ever Executive Producer. Now, Kira leads the station’s digital-first efforts, alongside managing the daily newsroom, as the Assistant News Director. You’ll always find this Murrow-winning, pint-sized firecracker with a cup of coffee, a good book, camera, and a notebook. Connect with Kira at khoffelmeyer@ksl.com.

Gov. Cox addresses fireworks, fire safety ahead of Pioneer day

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox is begging Utahns not to use personal fireworks this Pioneer Day holiday. “We are in extreme drought right now,” Cox said to Utah’s Morning News host, Amanda Dickson. “We’re begging people not to do personal fireworks.” Cox used his own family as an example, and said they have […]
16 days ago

June jobs report shows Utah’s unemployment stays steady

SALT LAKE CITY — The June jobs report from the state of Utah shows unemployment rates held steady in June. “Unemployment staying at 2%, with the nation staying 3.6% — so we’re right there with one of our best unemployment numbers we’ve had, pretty much in our history,” said Nate McDonald of the June jobs […]
16 days ago

Grantsville teen CJ Haynie takes plea deal in murder of his mom, siblings

CJ Haynie took a plea deal in the murders of his mother and three siblings two years ago.
19 days ago

Sen. Romney introduces bill to help Great Salt Lake

Sen. Mitt Romney is proposing a bill that would fund a study into saving the Great Salt Lake, just days after it hit its most historic lows. 
24 days ago

Why are Utah gas prices higher than Wyoming and Colorado?

Transfering crude oil, the portion of the state you live in, and where the oil comes from all affect gas prices in Utah.
24 days ago

Salt Lake City superintendent placed on administrative leave

SALT LAKE CITY — The superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District has been placed on administrative leave.  The district confirmed the news this afternoon, but would not provide a reason why Timothy Gadson was placed on leave.  Gadson was just named the district’s superintendent around a year ago.  This is a developing story […]
26 days ago

8-year-old girl in critical condition after getting injured at Kaysville parade

KAYSVILLE, Utah — An 8-year-old has been critically injured during the Kaysville City Fourth of July parade. Kaysville Police say the girl was taken to a hospital for her injuries. This happened at 175 S. Main St in Kaysville. It’s unclear if the child fell off the float and was hit, or if she was […]
1 month ago

This Southern Utah town has run out of water in the middle of June

An entire Utah town in Millard County is now out of water on June 16. It's because of a pump issue.
2 months ago

Big delays on FrontRunner from Roy to Clearfield after train versus person accident

Utah Transit Authority is warning of major delays after a person versus FrontRunner train accident in Roy this morning.
3 months ago

North- and southbound I-15 reopen at Parrish Lane after downed powerline, crashes

A string of accidents blamed on a downed powerline sent one person to the hospital and resulted in a major tangle on I-15 Southbound at Parrish Lane.
3 months ago

Utah’s longest serving senator, Orrin Hatch, dies at 88

Orrin Hatch, Utah's longest-serving senator, died at the age off 88, surrounded by family according to a family statement.
4 months ago

Utah Democrats will back an independent Evan McMullin, John Curtis facing primary challenger

Utah Democrats won't be putting forward a challenger for Republican Sen. Mike Lee but instead joining forces with an independent name. 
4 months ago

How to prepare for an emergency when you’re not really into it

You don't have to be worried about a zombie apocalypse to prepare for an emergency. It's as simple as gathering items from around your house.
4 months ago

Westminster College gathering social media attention for offering pornography class

A film class being offered for the first time this fall at Westminster College is garnering both negative and positive attention.
4 months ago

How the Great Salt Lake lakebed could contribute to pollution, other issues

Great Salt Lake researchers found heavy metals as well as manmade and naturally occurring chemicals in the dust that's blown around as the water levels sink.
4 months ago

Child dead after crossing in front of Trax train

A child riding a bicycle is dead after getting hit by a TRAX train while crossing in front of it.
4 months ago

Jerrod Baum found guilty of murder, kidnapping of two teens in 2017

Jerrod Baum has been found guilty on all eight counts in connection to the deaths of Riley Powell and Brelynne “Breezy” Otteson.
4 months ago

Gas prices at this station may be the lowest in Utah

A local gas station set low prices, and said it hopes to set an example for larger gas stations.
4 months ago

Great Salt Lake sinking levels could impact bird migration

The drying up Great Salt Lake could have dire consequences for migrating birds. It's not just the lack of water, there are a few different things at play. 
4 months ago

Man charged for running over his wife at SLC airport

The 30-year-old man who ran over his wife is charged with manslaughter, criminal homicide, and domestic violence in front of a child.
4 months ago

Avalanche danger will spike as big spring storm rolls in

The avalanche danger will rise from "low" to "considerable" really quickly, reaching that considerable rating by late Tuesday morning.
4 months ago

14-year-old suspect in Riverton Amber Alert could face charges

The girl has been booked in juvenile detention on charges of kidnapping and car theft after taking her 7-year-old sister to a park without permission on April 10. 
4 months ago

Lori Vallow Daybell deemed competent to stand trial

A judge ruled Lori Vallow Daybell competent to stand trial in the murder case of her two children. She spent nine months in an Idaho mental health facility.
4 months ago

Salt Lake County Council votes to ban mining in recreation areas

The unanimous vote will ban mining and mineral extraction in recreation and forestry.
4 months ago