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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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  1. 1 in custody after report of juvenile with gun at West High School  Gephardt Daily
  2. Police: 1 in custody after police investigate report of weapon at West High School  KSL.com
  3. Salt Lake police respond to report of gun at West High  Deseret News
  4. Police arrest teenager who brought gun to Utah high school  mySanAntonio.com
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Salt Lake City high school student to face charges for taking gun to school  KUTV 2News

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — A West High School student faces charges for taking a gun to class, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department. KUTV.



Utah launches firearms safety video for schools, confronting 'the reality that guns are part of our society'  Salt Lake Tribune

Utah officials unveiled a new firearm safety campaign for public schools Thursday, coincidentally a day after a Salt Lake City high school went on lockdown ...



Utah middle schools honor Constitution Day with mock trial  KSL.com

The eight jurors may not have been old enough to drive, but they took their jobs seriously as they weighed the evidence and chose to convict one of their ...



Changing the System  Salt Lake City Weekly

At the Salt Lake City mayor's office, Fatima Dirie helps refugees make the city their own.



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 ...



West High School team is first American group to win international science competition  KUTV 2News

A high school science team of 8 from Salt Lake City became the first American group to win an international competition in particle physics. The West High ...



West High School students win international science competition  ABC 4

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - A team of West High School science students beat out 178 other teams from around the world to win the Beamline for ...



Utah high school teacher arrested in sexual abuse of student  KSL.com

A West High School teacher was arrested at school in Salt Lake City Wednesday and accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl.



Political Cornflakes: Biden is relaying a compelling but factually inaccurate war story as he campaigns  Salt Lake Tribune

Happy Friday! A moving war story that former Vice President Joe Biden has told on the campaign trail appears to be factually inaccurate, a meld of three ...



Utahn ordered to stand trial in West High student's slaying  KSL.com

A judge has ordered a Utah man to stand trial in the death of a 15-year-old girl investigators say he had harassed online after their relationship ended.



Volunteers spruce up West High to show students 'they're not forgotten'  KSL.com

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 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.



West High teacher charged with 7 felonies in sex abuse of student  KSL.com

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.



Lawyer Comments: West High School Teacher Accused of Sex Abuse  The Legal Herald

Coverage of Salt Lake City high school teacher Rett Neale charged with sexually abusing a student. Legal commentary from attorney Brian Kent.



Man says his brother admitted slitting West High student's throat  KSL.com

The preliminary hearing for a man accused of murdering a West High School teenager in her house got underway Monday, 15 months after she was killed.



Youth help beautify Salt Lake City park ahead of U.N. conference  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — This week's United Nations Conference in Salt Lake City has kindled several local youths' excitement to enter the global conversation ...



Political Cornflakes: Five years ago, Obama's tan suit choice was a source of controversy  Salt Lake Tribune

Happy Thursday! It's been five years since President Barack Obama's famous tan suit “scandal.” On Aug. 28, 2014, Obama held a press conference to discuss ...



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 ...



Utah Rep. Ben McAdams on guns: ‘I want to to consider any option that will save the lives of our kids’  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Ben McAdams, Utah's only Democratic member of Congress, reiterated his support Tuesday for universal background checks for gun ...



Utah father, sons bond over art featuring chickens, Tony Soprano  KSL.com

What do get when you combine TV mobster Tony Soprano and chickens? You get an art show by renowned Utah artist Tony Smith and his two sons, Evan and ...



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 ...



Bosen, Marlene  Idaho State Journal

Bosen Marlene Bosen Marlene Olson Bosen, peacefully walked through death's door greeted by her husband, mother and many other loved ones early August ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



Gas leak forces more than 100 occupants to seek shelter in West High School  KUTV 2News

A gas leak has been reported at the apartment building at 255 North, 400 West in Salt Lake City by Salt Lake City Fire Department.



200 bats invade West High School  KSL.com

Students at West High School are used to seeing bats, as the school sits along bats' migratory path. But they aren't used to seeing 200 inside the main building.



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.



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 ...



Utah's new version of school 'grades' are out — and here's how Salt Lake County high schools fared  Salt Lake Tribune

Instead of a single grade — given to Utah schools for the past five years — new annual report cards released Thursday rank them on achievement and growth, ...



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 ...



Salt Lake City Police, School District Settle Lawsuit Over West High Gang Raid  RadioWest

The Salt lake City School District and the Salt Lake City Police Department have reached a settlement in a lawsuit stemming from a 2010 gang sweep at West.



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 ...



Samuel Bennett Hanson appointed to succeed his mother on Salt Lake school board  KSL.com

Less than a month after the unexpected death of his mother Heather Bennett, the Salt Lake City Board of Education voted Tuesday to appoint Samuel Bennett ...



West High deals with migratory bats  KUTV 2News

(KUTV) West High School closed its doors Wednesday evening to allow Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) personnel to address the presence of ...



West High social studies teacher named Utah Teacher of the Year  KSL.com

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



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 ...



High Times Greats: The Life And High Times Of Tom Forçade  High Times

High Times founder Tom Forçade would have been 74 today. To pay tribute, we're bringing you this story, written by John Holmstrom and originally published 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.



Multiple Salt Lake Valley schools issue shelter-in-place, lock-out orders, after threats of gun violence; police suspect 'Swatting'  Gephardt Daily

Multiple schools in the Granite and Salt Lake City districts went into shelter-in-place or lockout mode Tuesday morning after several schools reported receiving a ...



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 ...



Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says, 'We all have a role to play' in curbing violence, including talk of gun legislation  Salt Lake Tribune

Gun law reform advocates in Utah said they expect more than rhetoric from the state's elected officials, several of whom expressed sorrow over recent shootings ...



Students In Salt Lake City School District Are Seeing Benefits Of Yoga In The Classroom  Utah Public Radio

The president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan Zed, commended the Salt Lake City School District for offering yoga in some of its schools, as he.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



2 West High School students dead after possible street race crash  KUTV 2News

(KUTV) Two teens are dead, two others are critically injured after a vehicle lost control at a high rate of speed and smashed head on into another car in the ...



Part of 300 West reopened in Salt Lake City after 'suspicious package' found outside ACLU  Gephardt Daily

Part of 300 West has reopened in Salt Lake City Tuesday after what police are calling a "suspicious package" was found in the area.



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



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.



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 ...



They walked out of school to demand action on climate change. Here's what these Utah students want.  Salt Lake Tribune

On Friday morning, seven stationary bikes sat in the middle of the wide steps leading up to the Capitol. When pedaled quickly, they generated power to a ...



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, ...



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.



Update: SLC police confirm homicide victim died from gunshot wound  Gephardt Daily

Police in Salt Lake City have confirmed a man found deceased Monday morning died from a gunshot wound.



Salt Lake City police searching for alleged armed robbery suspect  Gephardt Daily

Salt Lake City police are searching for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery of a Domino's Pizza.



'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 ...



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 ...



Dozens of murals are making Salt Lake City 'a free outdoor museum'  Salt Lake Tribune

For Jann Haworth, executing her latest mural depends on how fast she can lay down paint. Haworth and her crew spent a recent Sunday morning rolling out ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Youth ask Utah governor to 'defend our future' and stop lease of lands to oil and gas industries  KSL.com

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 ...



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.



Man throws Molotov cocktail at Salt Lake City officers, ends up tased, behind bars  Gephardt Daily

A suspect was Tased after throwing an ignited Molotov cocktail at Salt Lake City police officers while holding a knife in his other hand, officials said Monday.



John R. Lemke | Obituaries  Standard-Examiner

September 12, 1941 ~ July 13, 2019. John R. Lemke, 77, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. He was born on September 12, 1941, in Minneapolis, ...



Salt Lake City police searching for man alleged to have 'forcefully' tried to take camera during protest  Gephardt Daily

Salt Lake City police officials are searching for a man who allegedly tried to "forcefully" take a news camera from a member of the media during a protest.



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 ...



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 ...



How do you fight Utah's suicide problem? Utah lawmakers to consider bills focused on gun safety.  Salt Lake Tribune

State lawmakers are looking at biometric safes, gun locks, education efforts and a new type of court order as potential tools to prevent suicide deaths by firearm ...



Woman in critical condition after car goes airborne, rolls, catches fire in Salt Lake City crash  Gephardt Daily

A woman is in critical condition early Wednesday morning after crashing into a traffic island and requiring extrication from her vehicle, which had caught fire.



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.



Chemical spill at U of U brings out Hazmat crews, police  Gephardt Daily

Salt Lake City Fire Department is at the scene of a Hazmat situation Tuesday night at the University of Utah.



Update: Man charged with murder after stabbing at Salt Lake City Maverik store  Gephardt Daily

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A suspect has been charged with murder after stabbings that claimed the life of a Maverik store clerk ...



Suspected gunman dead in State Street shootout with Salt Lake Valley law enforcement  Gephardt Daily

A suspect is dead after an officer-involved critical incident Monday that involved multiple crime scenes, covered an area of up to 50 or more city blocks and ...



Man in critical condition after being severely beaten at Salt Lake apartment complex  Gephardt Daily

A man was transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition overnight Tuesday after police say he was involved in some type of altercation at Sunrise ...



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 ...



Wyoming Valley West High School students named to Honor Roll  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Mr. David Novrocki, principal of Wyoming Valley West High School, announced the students who have been named to the Honor Roll for the third quarter of ...



Update: SLC police say they're following up on leads in search for missing U of U student  Gephardt Daily

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 23, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City police said Sunday they are following up on “any and all leads” in the search for a ...



New 2017 grades issued for Wasatch Front high schools  Salt Lake Tribune

The Utah Board of Education released statewide school grades on Monday, with scores generally down compared to 2016. Below is a list of new grades for ...



SLC Police: Theft suspect in critical condition after altercation outside Ace Hardware  Gephardt Daily

Salt Lake City police said a man who was reportedly shoplifting from Ace Hardware is in critical condition after getting into an altercation with store employees ...



Smith's corporate office cleared after former employee allegedly makes threat  Gephardt Daily

The Smith's corporate office in Salt Lake City was cleared Thursday afternoon after a former employee allegedly made a "vague threat," officials said.



Salt Lake City police searching for 3 suspects after 7-Eleven robbery  Gephardt Daily

Police are searching for three suspects after a robbery at a 7-Eleven Wednesday evening.



Man pleads not guilty (again) to starting Brian Head fire  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

PROVO, Utah — The man accused of starting the destructive Brian Head Fire pleaded not guilty and is headed to trial — again. The new trial comes after Iron ...



Utah students plan to march for new gun laws in the wake of the Florida school shooting  Salt Lake Tribune

Elizabeth Love was born in April 2000, just one week shy of the first anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. The West High School senior and ...



Commentary: Herbert is sacrificing my generation's future  Salt Lake Tribune

On March 15, I joined the strike for climate action with 500 young people from across the Salt Lake Valley. Rather than going to class, we gathered on the steps ...



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