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Photographers also came out to cover avalanches (intentional), poor air quality and wild animals. One has observed a new exhibition of butterflies.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Lynne Roberts, head coach of Utah women's basketball, directs her team through drills at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on January 2nd.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Blue morpho butterflies feed on an orange at the Butterfly Biosphere in the Water Tower Plaza at the Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on January 22nd.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

"This is what we live for here," said Park City resident John Ackerly, who was electrified at the sight of a dozen elks who lay down for a nap and a snack on vats and saplings in his neighbor and on January 4th.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Crews work to clear snow from the Provo canyon on January 18th. The planned avalanche drove up to 30 feet of snow at mile 12 above Bridal Falls on SR 189.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

A pair of visitors to the Bryce Canyon National Park are located in a snow-covered enclosure on January 12 at Bryce Point while the government's closure continues. While the park was open on a limited basis, some places remained uncovered or were closed.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Luc, left, and Ben Krystkowiak, sons of coach Ute Larry Krystkowiak, are varsity basketball players for Brighton.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

The taillights of the car and the buses and the headlights light long red and white lights during evening traffic along State Street on January 10th.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

On January 10th, Utah, Kari Lee, in Utah University's No. 3 gymnastics group, competed against BYU gymnastics in Salt Lake City.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

The guard of the University of Utah Both Gach, 19, had an extraordinary match this season during the Utes meeting with the University of Kentucky. The son of South Sudanese immigrants who escaped from a civil war, Gach's family has deep roots in basketball, in his hometown of Austin, Minnesota, and is establishing new roots in Salt Lake City.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Utah Food Pantry food has been piled up in a training room at Salt Lake City International Airport. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski delivered pizza to TSA employees and other federal employees on January 22 to thank them for working without pay during the partial federal closure.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Diane Zelazny, an employee of the Internal Revenue Service, was filled with tears during a demonstration to protest against Ogden's federal arrest on January 10th.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Carly Haldeman sings "no justice no peace" while she and a dozen others sit in the Salt Lake City Mayor's office, Jackie Biskupski, on January 10th. The group, which included members of the Utah Against Police Brutality and Cody Belgard family, wanted a meeting with Biskupski to discuss police shootings that killed Belgard in November.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Cedar High School was considering a change in the name of its mascot, The Redmen. On January 11, Mohey Tawa, the Cedar High drilling team, performed at the first half of a basketball game against Canyon View.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)