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Allen Stoneman (class 1972) passed away

March 18, 2019 by Willard Smith (Register to contact)

Allen Stoneman died February 2019 in Salt Lake City. Obituary available in Deseret News or Tribune

Gathering 10- Oct-2015

September 14, 2015 by Lawrence Medina (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

Class of 1971 Oct 10- 2015 1-6 pm address 14357 Log Home Lane Herriman UT. cost $5:00 and a side dish, Spouses are welcome you can RSVP Jackie Burns (801) 913-XXXX , or *****@q.com also pork sliders and drinks are served, the 125 years of West High School Gathering.

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2019 Deseret News softball All-State teams  Deseret News

Here's the entire 2019 Deseret News All-State Softball Team.



Royce O’Neale meets young Jazz fans at basketball clinic in Salt Lake City  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz kicked off its summer programming for kids Monday with a Rookie Clinic at West High School. It's something that many kids ...



Salt Lake City mayoral candidates say young people must push City Hall to take 'courageous steps' in gun violence prevention  Salt Lake Tribune

Most of the action that's needed around gun reform and school safety initiatives in Salt Lake City has to come from state lawmakers and the federal government, ...



Volunteers spruce up Utah's West High to show students 'they're not forgotten'  Deseret News

Nine-year-old Millie Lucas knew exactly how she hopes West High students feel when they see the freshly painted benches and other improvements volunteers ...



West High teacher charged with 7 felonies in sex abuse of student  Deseret News

A West High School teacher accused of engaging in an illegal sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student was charged with seven felonies on Wednesday.



West High School teacher accused of sexually abusing 17-year-old girl  Gephardt Daily

A teacher was arrested Wednesday at West High School and accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old former student.



West High School students credited with saving man’s life after crash in Salt Lake City  ABC 4

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Several West High students are being credited with saving a man's life who crashed after suffering a possible medical ...



West High student honored for quick action that saved the life of an injured motorist  Salt Lake Tribune

Felix Ortiz, a West High School junior, was honored Thursday on the floor of the Utah Senate for his quick action to save the life of a car-crash victim in Salt Lake ...



Suspect charged in alleged murder of former West High School teacher in Salt Lake City  Gephardt Daily

Almost seven months after the death of former West High School teacher Becky Sullivan, a suspect has been charged with her murder.



Letter: Refreshing diversity at West High  Salt Lake Tribune

In these days of media reports about building a border wall, separating immigrant families, caravans of immigrants invading and tariffs to punish Mexico for ...



Utah Dems convene in Park City, striving for unity amid infighting at the top  The Park Record

Unity” was the watchword at the Utah Democratic Party's state convention Saturday, but the divisions delegates mentioned weren't about Bernie vs. Hillary ...



Letter: An honorable legacy at West High School  Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake City School District Board of Education recently voted to keep West High School open to students from outside the district for the next school year.



2019 Ms. Softball: West's Huntyr Ava slugged her way to softball lore  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — When inquiring about what 2019 Deseret News Ms. Softball recipient Huntyr Ava brought to West this year, it might be easier to ask what ...



Letter: Utah schools must be doing something right  Salt Lake Tribune

June is the time of year we traditionally honor our graduating seniors. Recently, West High School, established in 1890 and Utah's first high school, ran an ...



West High to honor former wrestling coach Don Holtry  Deseret News

The wrestling room at West High School will be named after Don Holtry, the coach who led the program for 35 years.



These high school graduates earned $1.5M in college scholarships. They visited Salt Lake City schools to inspire younger students.  Salt Lake Tribune

A group of first-generation college-bound students from East High School roamed the halls and visited classrooms at several Salt Lake City schools Wednesday ...



Police officers in Salt Lake City schools will be trained to arrest students less often  Salt Lake Tribune

When the sergeant walked into a school, he would hear students whisper. “Who's in trouble?” they'd ask one another. “Who's being arrested?” And for a while, ...



Utah high school students poised to walk out Friday to urge action on climate change  Salt Lake Tribune

Teenagers are scheduled to rally at the Utah Capitol on Friday as part of a worldwide student strike to call for combating climate change. The rally will be at 10 ...



Meet 5 Utah high school graduates taking different paths — including a gap year and going straight to work  Salt Lake Tribune

For the nearly 50,000 Utah students graduating from high school this spring, earning their diplomas came with a lot of late nights doing homework and English ...



Thompson, Robert Eugene  Idaho State Journal

Robert Thompson Eugene Thompson On Friday, June 28, 2019, Robert Eugene Thompson, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, ...



C-SPAN interactive bus visits West High to talk civics with students  KSL.com

C-SPAN\u2019s 45-foot interactive bus visited West High School on Friday to discuss civic engagement and provide students with a unique opportunity to get ...



Out of Our Past: Week of June 19, 2019  The Herald Journal

Quick highlights from the journalist history of Franklin County over the past 100 years Taken from the newspaper archives of the Franklin County Citizen and ...



West High social studies teacher named Utah Teacher of the Year  Deseret News

The Utah State Board of Education on Thursday gave a West High School social studies teacher the title of Teacher of the Year.



West High freshman in custody for bringing gun to school  fox13now.com

SALT LAKE CITY — A West High School student has been taken into police custody for allegedly bringing an unloaded handgun to school Thursday morning.



Utah students tackle mental health, school safety, homeless outreach in Civics Day projects  KSL.com

Student efforts to identify and find solutions to problems in their high schools and communities were honored Friday at the Salt Lake City School District Civics ...



Man walks into West High School, confronts resource officer  KSL.com

Students eating breakfast Monday morning were disrupted when a man let himself into the school and charged at a school resource officer.



West High opens Thursday as school officials chase bat invasion  Salt Lake Tribune

Health officials said Thursday they were tracking dozens of potential cases of bat exposure at Salt Lake City's West High School after it closed its doors on late ...



5A softball championship: West powers its way to the title with three big wins on Thursday  Deseret News

The Panthers went out on top and in style, smashing through 10 home runs their final 17-5 win over Bountiful for the 5A state championship.



Security guard breaks up West High School fight; district is investigating  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake City School District is investigating after officials said security personnel tried to break up a fight between students at West High ...



High school football: West Panthers 2018 preview  Deseret News

Here's an in-depth look at the West Panthers football team heading into the 2018 season.



Samuel Bennett Hanson appointed to succeed his mother on Salt Lake school board  Deseret News

The Salt Lake City Board of Education on Tuesday appointed Samuel Bennett Hanson to fill the Precinct 5 seat vacated by the passing of his mother Heather ...



Utah pick for Manchester school chief aims to boost student achievement  The Union Leader

Newly elected Manchester School Superintendent John Goldhardt plans to conduct a “listening tour” with school and community leaders with a top goal of ...



Holy bat mitigation! Utah district to spend nearly $350K to keep bats at bay  KSL.com

Holy mitigation, Batman! The Davis School District will spend nearly $350000 to seal gaps in Davis High School that have allowed Brazilian free-tailed bats to ...



Teen may face charges for throwing bleach on students at West High School assembly  fox13now.com

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City Police confirm an investigation is underway and they are still determining whether to pursue criminal charges after West High ...



Custodians relocate hundreds of bats found in Salt Lake City high school  fox13now.com

SALT LAKE CITY -- An estimated 200 bats that had made their home at West High School have been evicted. Custodians say they first noticed the bats in ...



Police respond to West High School fight, multiple students involved  Gephardt Daily

Salt Lake City police officers responded to reports of a fight at West High School on Friday afternoon.



'The oceans are rising and so are we': Utah students rally for action on climate change  Deseret News

More than 200 students filled the steps of the state Capitol Friday joining many across the country in a global movement of youth activists striking for action on ...



West High teen who caused double-fatality crash sentenced to one year in jail  Salt Lake Tribune

Abraham Miranda was speeding to get to an arcade when he crashed into another car, killing his two passengers and injuring a pregnant woman. (Trent Nelson ...



'Mobile pot shop' rolls up to local high schools as part of campaign against Prop 2  Salt Lake Tribune

A “mobile pot shop” that has been rolling up to local high schools this week has been taken off the road after sparking an uproar among supporters of medical ...



Police collect evidence in landfill of West High student's death  Deseret News

A team of officers have uncovered evidence at a Wyoming landfill related to the death of a 15-year-old Salt Lake girl, police said Wednesday.



D and F grades for Salt Lake City's high schools  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 ...



Teen driver charged in fatal crash near West High School in Salt Lake City  Gephardt Daily

Charges were filed Thursday against an 18-year-old driver who crashed into another car last February, killing his two passengers, who, like him, were West High ...



The 'Saint of West High': Utah Teacher of the Year gives all for students, families  Deseret News

Valerie Gates, the Utah Teacher of the Year, is an English teacher, but that doesn't begin to cover what she does for students and their families.



Internal report suggests school resource officers keep rifles in a safe inside schools  KUTV 2News

A report examining Salt Lake City police practices suggests that rifles belonging to school resource officers be locked in a safe inside city schools, for easier ...



Slain West High student remembered as 'sweet' and friendly  Deseret News

Police say a 15-year-old girl killed in a "very violent attack" inside her house Monday was on the phone with her mother when she was assaulted. Police are ...



Police arrest man sought in killing of West High student  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Shaun French, wanted in the killing of 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw, was arrested in Colorado Wednesday after a two-day manhunt, police ...



Here are the 2019 Wasatch Front Sterling Scholar winners and runners-up  Deseret News

A list of winners and runners-up of the 2019 Sterling Scholar competition in the Wasatch Front region.



Man 'obsessed' with West High teen charged with murdering her  KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — Shaun French was "obsessed" with 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw and harassed her in the days leading up to her brutal murder, ...



Looking back at the evolution of education in Utah's schools  KSL.com

It\u2019s the time of the year that many parents cheer and students are jeer because school is back in session. Here's a look at how education in Utah has ...



Students reunite 20 years after a landmark lawsuit over Gay-Straight Alliances in Utah schools  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

"Twenty years!" she exclaimed. Ivy Fox (right) at a 1998 court hearing in in her lawsuit against the Salt Lake City School Board over the creation of a Gay-Straight ...



School district considers closing down Salt Lake elementary school, parents not happy with idea  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake City School District is considering closing M. Lynn Bennion Elementary School due to a drop in the number of students that ...



At this new barbecue shack in South Salt Lake, smoked meats and sides are served round-the-clock  Salt Lake Tribune

South Salt Lake • Benji Stalling went from sitting behind a desk to standing over a hot smoker. And the former banker turned pit master couldn't be happier about ...



Police identify two West High students killed in crash; second vigil held  Salt Lake Tribune

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2017, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research ...



Salt Lake City’s Guadalupe School closed all week after flooding  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY -- Reading, writing and arithmetic were replaced by disaster cleanup Monday at Salt Lake City's Guadalupe School. Kindergarten through sixth ...



'Gang sweep' at West High leads to a proposed class-action suit  Salt Lake Tribune

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research ...



Something in the DNA? Hillcrest High senior follows brother's path to top Sterling Scholar award  KSL.com

Brother, brother. Twice in four years, two brothers have been selected General Sterling Scholar in the Deseret News\/KSL Sterling Scholar program.



Utah school district concerned about ‘pattern of grooming’ after teacher charged with abuse  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY -- A former teacher has been charged with one count of child abuse and has resigned his position after police say he sent inappropriate ...



Tribune Editorial: Utah police can be more effective if they are more careful  Salt Lake Tribune

Modern police work involves many tools. Cars. Guns. Computers. Tasers. Handcuffs. Batons. Body cams. GPS. Radios. Bullet-proof vests. All cost the taxpayers ...



Utah couple builds out Sprinter van, inspiring us to ‘take the time now’  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

Today we were introduced to Utah couple Rob and Jennifer Kendall, who operate the YouTube channel, "Take the Time Now." Here's their story: When Jen's ...



Epstein accused of raping teen | News, Sports, Jobs  Morning Journal News

NEW YORK — A new accuser of Jeffrey Epstein said Wednesday that the wealthy financier raped her in his New York mansion when she was 15. Jennifer Araoz ...



West High student, 14, hit, killed in Salt Lake City while walking to school  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — A 14-year-old boy was killed Wednesday morning after being hit by a vehicle while walking to school. The accident marks the second ...



Police determine suspicious package spotted in Salt Lake City was an old record player  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

UPDATE: Salt Lake City Police said they have determined the suspicious package is an old record player. The record player was built into something similar to a ...



Amid critical audit, board says it may now penalize Utah schools over fees  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Board of Education may start withholding education funding from school districts or charter schools that don't comply with ...



Why I'm not fit for the FBI  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — For years, I've been told how young I look for my age. At 53, sans hair on my shiny shaved head, I have just a few stray gray hairs in my ...



Higher education officials make a case to lawmakers for college access, affordability  Deseret News

Utah college presidents, higher education leaders and institutional boards of trustees met with lawmakers Monday to make a case for legislative initiatives ...



Fired Utah teacher ‘absolutely mortified’ over assault caught on camera  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

UTAH COUNTY, Utah -- The Utah County Sheriff's Office cited a physical education teacher at Rockwell Charter High School in Eagle Mountain Thursday ...



West Softball  KJZZ

(KUTV) - The West High School softball team is still coming down off of their dream season where they just cemented their second state title in three years of ...



Sen. Romney honors two Utah students selected for Senate Youth Program  ABC 4

Senator Mitt Romney recently honored two Utah students for being selected for the United States Senate Youth Program.



Brianne Altice, former Utah teacher convicted of sexually abusing students, granted parole  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

DRAPER, Utah -- A former high school teacher convicted of sexually abusing three students has been granted parole. Brianne Altice has been granted parole ...



Two teens in custody after burglary at West Valley City elementary school  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

WEST VALLEY CITY -- Two 13-year-old boys are facing charges after police said they broke into an elementary school and stole a laptop early Wednesday ...



Jazz star Donovan Mitchell gained fame and adoration partially for showing up and saying yes. Now, he might have to start saying no — at least sometimes.  Salt Lake Tribune

The credit card didn't go through on the first attempt. The man kept swiping, though, hoping. Nothing. Next came the frustration, then the embarrassment.



Security heightened for West Lake High homecoming following threats of violence on social media  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah -- A Saratoga Springs High School announced that there would be an increased police presence at a homecoming dance Saturday ...



Youth ask Utah governor to 'defend our future' and stop lease of lands to oil and gas industries  Deseret News

Young activists delivered a letter with over 1500 signatures to the governor's office Monday asking him to take action on climate change by opposing the Bureau ...



Utah's April Fools' Day pranks have the Jazz's Donovan Mitchell enlisting in the National Guard and elephants playing with Utah Symphony  Salt Lake Tribune

Utah organizations aren't immune from the lure of April Fools' Day jokes, posting what can literally be called “fake news.” The Utah Army National Guard took to ...



A Utah student was wearing a Tongan ta'ovala cloth under his graduation gown. A school administrator told him he had to take it off — or he couldn't walk across the stage.  Salt Lake Tribune

Westlake High School staff were directing the graduating seniors who stood in line backstage: “Unzip your gowns.” Finehafo'ou Malohifo'ou had slid into the ...



West High teen accused of crash that killed two classmates and injured a pregnant woman has 30 days to accept plea deal  Salt Lake Tribune

Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to a West High School teen accused of causing a February crash that killed two of his classmates and critically injured a ...



53 students, staffers advised to get rabies vaccine after West High bat infestation  Gephardt Daily

Health officials are recommending that 53 people who had direct contact with any of the hundreds of bats that infested West High School this week take the ...



West High basketball players work to debate race, educate peers  Deseret News

West High basketball players wore T-shirts similar to those worn by NBA players during warm-ups and while on the bench until school administrators decided ...



Volunteers, Fidelity employees help revitalize Utah's oldest school  Deseret News

Volunteers with local Fidelity Investments firms worked Saturday to enhance the environment at West High School, the oldest public high school in the state of ...



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 ...



Teacher at Hillcrest High School arrested for groping teenage girls, police say  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

MIDVALE, Utah -- A Hillcrest High School teacher was arrested Thursday after two students told investigators that he had inappropriately touched them.



The Grits to Be Here | Cover Story | Salt Lake City  Salt Lake City Weekly

For a new football coach at West High School and his team, life lessons prove as painful as losses on the field.



George Pyle: Vigilante justice only makes our streets meaner  Salt Lake Tribune

“If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it's not going to be fired, it shouldn't ...



'We are these kids': Thousands of Utah students walk out of school in somber, tearful tribute to Florida shooting victims  Salt Lake Tribune

Saratoga Springs • Kaylee Anderson said she expected “at most” 30 of her classmates at Westlake High School to participate in a national walkout on ...



Students treated for rabies after bat exposure at Utah high schools  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Students at two Wasatch Front high schools have been referred for medical attention after exposure to bats. Following a bat-related incident ...



A year after Parkland shooting, stand-your-ground bill moves forward in Utah Legislature while gun control measures wait for hearing  Salt Lake Tribune

Last year's mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., unleashed calls for gun reform that swept the nation, and nearly 12 months after the attack, a number of gun ...



Immigration resolution elicits praise from community, SLC school board considers it  Salt Lake Tribune

Resolution • SLC district will consider proposal to keep students' status private and to demand warrants from the feds. Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune ...



Donovan Mitchell — a North Carolina-loving 'fat boy' — and Ekpe Udoh take part in fun Q&A  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell wanted to go North Carolina and is a “fat boy” at heart, Ekpe Udoh had the worst and best year of his life while in Europe ...



Flavor Flav makes surprise visit to Salt Lake City high school  fox13now.com

SALT LAKE CITY -- Students at West High School in Salt Lake City got an unexpected visitor Thursday as the rapper Flavor Flav stopped by to share a message ...



Utah gun lobbyists and Republican lawmakers rejected a bill to stop people from openly carrying weapons within 500 feet of schools  Salt Lake Tribune

A bill that would prohibit people from openly carrying a gun within 500 feet of any K-12 school in Utah was defeated in committee Wednesday after complaints ...



New Farmington High School is a state-of-the-art modern school  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

FARMINGTON, Utah -- Welcome to the brand-new Farmington High School, 405000 square feet of state-of-the art architecture designed with the intention of ...



West High health teacher honored  Salt Lake Tribune

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research ...



High school student charged with multiple counts of object rape, mother of victim speaks out  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SANPETE COUNTY, Utah — A juvenile high school student faces allegations of sexual abuse after a boy claimed he was attacked following a football practice at ...



A whiz in the classroom ... but so much more  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Kathy Liu is a 17-year-old whiz kid at West High School, and introductions are definitely in order. In May, she won a $50,000 science-fair ...



Florida school shooting survivors find new venue for Utah town hall after movie theater cancels  Salt Lake Tribune

A day after a Utah movie theater abruptly pulled out of hosting a town hall with the survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, the students have booked a ...



High school football: West Panthers 2017 preview  Deseret News

Here's an in-depth look at the West Panthers football team heading into the 2017 season.



Utah's Super Tuesday presidential primary means 'rainbows and unicorns' to state's Democrats  Deseret News

For Utah Democratic Party Chairwoman Daisy Thomas, the decision by lawmakers to pay for a 2020 presidential primary on Super Tuesday is almost too good ...



With release of Ted Bundy movie, locals recall killer's Utah impact  KSL.com

The release of a movie about Ted Bundy at Sundance sparked renewed interest and recollection about the serial killer in Utah.



West High graduates walk as role models for middle-school students  KUTV 2News

(KUTV) It was a big day for West seniors who marched through two middle schools as part of the high school's first ever graduation walk.A big day for some West ...



Commentary: How many deaths will it take?  Salt Lake Tribune

“How many deaths will it take 'til he knows that too many people have died?” Many of us remember that protest song from the Vietnam era. And the daily body ...



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