Students watch as David Jackson shows off ‘Spike,’ a twenty-five year old alligator during SeaWorld San Diego’s “SeaWorld Cares” program at Hillsdale Elementary School in West Valley City Wednesday April 17, 2013. The SeaWorld Cares educational outreach program teaches kids about ocean conservation, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and how people’s everyday actions can make safer habitats for animals.
Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, proposes to Stephen Justesen, his boyfriend of over twenty-five years, during a party to show unity, love and celebrate all Utah families at Club Sound Wednesday June 26, 2013. In historic decisions, the Supreme Court handed gay-rights supporters major victories Wednesday, extending federal rights to same-sex couples and reversing a ban on gay marriage in the nation’s largest state.
- Friends and community members watch and take pictures as the body of Elk Ridge Army medic Cody Towse is driven to his home along Elk Ridge Drive Wednesday May 29, 2013. Towse, 21, died May 14 near Sanjaray, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated as he rushed to provide medical care to a wounded soldier. He was one of four soldiers on foot patrol who died in a series of four IED blasts that day, including two men assigned with Towse to the 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division from Fort Bliss, Texas.
Jamie Towse touches the flag-draped casket of her son Army medic Cody Towse at their Elk Ridge home Wednesday May 29, 2013. Towse, 21, died May 14 near Sanjaray, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated as he rushed to provide medical care to a wounded soldier. He was one of four soldiers on foot patrol who died in a series of four IED blasts that day, including two men assigned with Towse to the 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division from Fort Bliss, Texas.
Westminster College freshman Scotty Bahrke walks on a slack line at Sugar House Park Thursday March 14, 2013.
Kelsey Hufford, of Ogden, poses for a portrait as Mystique, during the inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center Friday September 6, 2013.
Aaron Christenson, of Better View Professional Window Cleaning, works at washing the windows at The Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort Wednesday October 30, 2013.
Neva Paschal, 90, uses a leaf blower to clear the snow off of her driveway in Salt Lake City Wednesday December 4, 2013.
Trevor Rowe takes a picture of his wife Allison and daughter Lola, 15 months, while surrounded by the Christmas lights on Temple Square Friday November 29, 2013. The first year the light were put up on Temple Square was in 1965. The lights will run through the end of the year.
Surrounded by community members and friends, relatives of Sgt. Derek Johnson participate in a candlelight vigil for Sgt. Derek Johnson at Draper City Hall Sunday September 1, 2013. “This is a very tragic day for the Draper city police department,” said Draper Police Chief Bryan Roberts.
Father Matthew Gilbert leads a prayer service at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral for victims and all those affected by the Boston marathon bombing Tuesday April 16, 2013.
LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, relax during the morning session of the 183rd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday April 6, 2013.
Porter Rockwell look–alike contestants pose for a portrait at Porter’s Place in Lehi Friday June 28, 2013. Porter’s Place hosted a Porter Rockwell look–alike contest on the 200th anniversary of Rockwell’s birth. The winner received $1,000.
Phil Sherburne and his wife Leia Bell pose for a portrait with their kids Cortez, 11, Oslo, 6, and Ivan, 9, at their home in Salt Lake City Wednesday October 9, 2013. Sherburne and Bell, owners of the frame and art store called Signed & Numbered, succeeded last weekend in signing up for health coverage on healthcare.gov.
BYU students are reflected in the windows of Marriott Center before the Commencement exercises Thursday April 25, 2013.
Wild horses from Utah’s Swasey herd are rounded up by Cattoor Livestock Roundup Co in the West Desert near the Swasey Mountains Thursday February 14, 2013. Under the Bureau of Land Management operation 50 miles west of Delta, helicopter wranglers will gather 262 horses. One hundred will be released back into the Swasey Herd Management Area — one of Utah’s 19 HMAs on federal land. Many of the horses released will be mares treated with the contraceptive Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP-22).
Family portrait with Layla, Ashley and our son Owen, who was born in Dec. 11, 2013.