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Past articles by Curtis:

Welcome home: Team USA Paralympians arrive in Salt Lake City

UTAH (ABC4) – Sunday marked a wrap in Beijing for the 2022 Paralympic winter games. Nearly a dozen Paralympian athletes arrived on the Delta flight this morning. Friends and family members waited at the gate to greet their loved ones fresh from competing. Faces filled with smiles, hugs were given and of course, cheers rang […] → Read More

‘Just trying to keep on top of everything’: Utah drivers navigate snowy roads and rising gas prices

The old saying goes here we go again. The second part of an early week storm dropping more road snow across northern Utah Highways making for a mess of the mid-week morning commute. → Read More

‘This one was a good storm:’ Ski resorts welcome more snow and more skiers

A healthy helping of snow to help Utah’s lackluster snowpack and ski resorts. → Read More

'It's intense': Utah elementary teacher worries for loved ones in Ukraine

UTAH (ABC4) – Russia continues its ruthless attack on the Eastern European country of Ukraine. On the ground there are sirens, military tanks, air raids and thousands of Ukrainians who are just trying to survive. For Amanda Banuelos, an elementary school teacher in American Fork, that’s a scary reality for a family she used to […] → Read More

‘It’s been a nightmare’: Worker shortage nearly pushes family business to the brink of closing

The ripple effect of the pandemic continues to take a toll on locally owned small businesses. Supply chain issues and staffing challenges has a BBQ and Grill in Utah County struggling to stay open. → Read More

Healing out loud: Social media contest aims to break the stigma about mental health

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Following the deaths of 12-year-old Drayke Hardman of Tooele and 10-year-old Izzy Tichenor of Davis County both who died by suicide due to alleged bullying within the last 4 months, some big names in the community are stepping in to address bullying and mental health among the youth in our […] → Read More

City and county officials say 2002 Winter Olympics infrastructure in good shape 20 years later

20-years ago today Salt Lake City welcomed the world to the 2002 winter games. → Read More

“It’s just a nice and quiet place to regroup:” New military lounge opens at Salt Lake International Airport

Military servicemen and women traveling through Utah now have a new place to relax and recharge. → Read More

Police: Man who faked his own death to escape Utah rape charge jailed in Scotland

UTAH (ABC4) – A man who allegedly faked his own death to escape a rape charge in Utah is now behind bars in Scotland. After a Scotland court hearing on Friday– we’re learning more about his fate. Nicholas Alahverdian, A Rhode Island man who had been living in Scotland, is said to have left the United […] → Read More

Utah mom details her son’s experience with Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19

Jennifer Draney and her son Spencer both have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, while Draney has been able to dodge the virus so far - Spencer hasn't been so lucky. → Read More

INVERSION: How bad air quality affects Utah’s school-aged students

UTAH (ABC4) -As we continue to settle into a new year, a nasty valley inversion with poor air quality is also settling into portions of the state. According to our ABC4 Pinpoint Weather Team, portions of northern Utah will experience unhealthy air quality by mid-week. Compounding the issue putting our lungs at risk as COVID-19 continues […] → Read More

How transmissible is the omicron variant?

(ABC4) – Masks, vaccinations, boosters, and social distancing… all just about common language at this point in the pandemic in protecting ourselves from becoming infected with COVID-19. Doctors say these tools are even more pertinent with the newest variant, the omicron. Dr. Todd Vento, Infectious Disease expert at Intermountain Healthcare says, “by virtue of its […] → Read More

How will the Omicron surge affect the Beijing Olympics?

UTAH (ABC4) – The 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing are now exactly one month away. However, here at home, COVID-19 cases are on a steady incline due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Some are wondering how the ongoing pandemic will affect the games. The short answer is the International Olympic Committee says it’s […] → Read More

Messy morning commute on Utah’s icy roads create driving dangers

UTAH (ABC4) – Mother Nature is making an early Christmas stop in Utah with much-needed precipitation across most of the state this week. But the snow is giving Utah drivers a complicated time on the roads as they try to remember how to navigate an icy commute. The ABC4 Pinpoint Weather Team says even as […] → Read More

Utahns prep for winter driving conditions

UTAH (ABC4) – The popular saying goes “there’s a calm before the storm,” but in the case of anticipation for a potential snowstorm, the calm turns into a mad dash to make sure their vehicle is prepped for winter driving conditions. According to our ABC4 weather pinpoint team, snowfall is set to hit a huge […] → Read More

A Utah Ski Resort celebrates opening day after postponing

SOLITUDE, Utah (ABC4) – The 2021 and 2022 ski season is alive in the mountains and Utahans have been flocking through the canyons to catch fresh runs on opening day at Solitude on Tuesday. Whether it’s a day off from work or spending quality time with the family skiers and snowboarders say they’re pumped to […] → Read More

Ski season is underway, Utah resorts begin to open before the holiday

COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah (ABC4) – The 2021/2022 ski season is alive in the mountains and Utahns are flocking through the canyons to catch the fresh runs on opening day at Solitude. Whether it’s a day off from work or spending quality time with the family skiers and snowboarders say they’re pumped to hit the slopes. […] → Read More

New report shows Utah’s healthcare disparity among ethnic groups

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – In general, Utah Is known for being a healthy state. However, for some, access to healthcare doesn’t come easy. A new report by the Utah Department of Health is providing a snapshot into the ethnic health disparities right here in our state. Their findings and how those in minority communities can get the […] → Read More

Doctors explain how daylight savings can impact mental health

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – As we approach daylight saving time, we take a look at the symptoms of depression during the winter months. Doctors at the University of Utah Health say the end of daylight-saving may intensify what’s called a seasonal affective disorder. S.A.D is a type of depression people may experience due to the change in […] → Read More

Four things parents need to know before they vaccinate their kids

(ABC4) – The Centers for Disease Control has approved Pfizer’s pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which now gives nearly 400,000 Utah children eligibility for the COVID shot. According to the Utah Department of Health, there are many providers across the state that have those pediatric doses in their office now, but that’s not the case […] → Read More