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Up Close: Girls Wrestling Booming In Utah

Once a real shocker in high school sports, girls wrestling has becoming one of the most popular growing sports in the country. That’s why the season may be over but practice continues for many girls.
2 years ago
Albee Bostrom and Sissy McDade turned their love of thrift store shopping into a business: Thrift H...
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Up Close: Young Entrepreneurs Turn Thrift Store Shopping Into Full-Time Business

A simple hobby of thrift store shopping has turned into a full-time business for a couple of young entrepreneurs in Utah County. They’ve now opened up their very own unique thrift store with a flash to the past. We are talking about the 1980s and 1990s era.
2 years ago
Courtney Kimball and her sister Kym Frey help women living in the slums of San Pedro Sula, Honduras...
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Up Close: ‘One Common Thread’ Organization Helping Women In Poverty

Two Utah sisters - one now living in one of the most dangerous cities in the world - are helping to bring women out of poverty by teaching them a skill that’s giving them new hope.
2 years ago
A BYU project called the "Rheumatic Relief" project is helping to heal children's hearts and save h...
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Up Close: BYU Project Tests Samoan Children For Heart Conditions

A BYU project tests Samoan children for heart conditions, helping to heal damaged hearts and save hundreds of lives.
3 years ago
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Up Close: West Jordan Girl Sings Her Way Into National Spotlight

An eight-year-old girl from West Jordan has won an incredible award. She became the Grand Champion Vocalist of the year in the 25th annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in San Antonio, Texas.
3 years ago
Man with dwarfism is an accomplished collegiate-level pianist and composer (Courtesy: KSL TV)...
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Up Close: Man With Dwarfism Overcomes Challenges To Play Piano

A Utah man suffering with a curved spine and deformed arms, legs and hands, has somehow managed to become an accomplished collegiate-level pianist and composer – writing his own notes and singing his own songs.
3 years ago
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Utah Couple Spends Vacation Painting Murals In Rio de Janeiro ‘Slums’

A wedding anniversary trip to Brazil turned out to be anything but relaxing for a couple from Utah County, after they spent most of the time helping to revitalize an art center.
3 years ago
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BYU Dunk Team Adds Female Member For First Time

The BYU Dunk Team has added some sweetness to their squad. For the first time in nearly 10 years, the team has a woman now dunking with the boys, bringing a whole new play for the team.
3 years ago
Jordan School District Superintendent Anthony Godfrey interviews students as part of his "Supercast...
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Up Close: Superintendent Starts District Podcast To Reach Students, Faculty

Jordan School District Superintendent Anthony Godfrey has started a podcast to reach out and better understand what students, faculty and staff in his district are experiencing.
3 years ago
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South Jordan Family’s ‘Party With A Purpose’ Raises Funds For Those In Need

The Parnells spend thousands of dollars of their own money each year to open up their home to family, friends, neighbors and complete strangers to help donate to a non-profit organization.
3 years ago
Deserae Turner, 17, has proved she really is “tougher than a bullet,” as she told reporters in ...
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Deserae Turner’s Grit Proves She Really is ‘Tougher Than a Bullet’

Almost three years after she was shot and left for dead in a Cache County ditch, Des Turner is on track to graduate with her class. Dan Rascon shares just how far she’s come in this Up Close report.
3 years ago
Benjamin Hooley said he wants to run a marathon each month and has been training with his kids in t...
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Up Close: Utah Dad Runs Marathons While Spending Time With Kids

A Utah father has come up with an incredibly challenging plan to run marathons while still spending quality time with his two young kids.
3 years ago
A Utah theater teacher is using recyclable materials to make 50 animal costumes, saving the departm...
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Up Close: Utah Theater Teacher Uses Recyclable Materials For 50 Costumes

You've heard the phrase "One man’s trash is another man’s treasure," but one Utah high school theater teacher is taking that to heart in a new school play about to hit the stage.
3 years ago
Joseph Carter has trained mink to hunt rats and his YouTube videos now have millions of views....
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Up Close: Utah Man Trains Mink To Hunt

A Salt Lake County man has an unusual profession - not only does he train his dogs, but he's also managed to train mink to hunt.
3 years ago
Inclusion cheer showcases 30 children with special needs....
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Up Close: Inclusion Cheer Showcases Kids With Special Needs

A high school teaching assistant is changing young lives after she started a new kind of cheerleading squad showcasing a very special group of kids.
3 years ago
A former Brigham Young University student is putting high-tech into the world of ancient history by...
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Up Close: Former BYU Student Brings Ancient History To Life With ‘Talking Art’

A former BYU Student is putting high-tech into the world of ancient history by mixing a little magic, art, culture and technology with his company, "Talking Art."
3 years ago
Paul Cardall, who was born with half a heart, has found healing and comfort through his music....
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Up Close: Utah Artist Finds Healing, Comfort Through Music

Paul Cardall's amazing career started with three simple notes that came to mind as a 14-year-old boy, who was grieving over the tragic and sudden death of his best friend that died in a car crash.
3 years ago
Brock and Boston Mikesell started their own YouTube channel, which has almost 275K subscribers....
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Up Close: Utah Twins Entertain Millions On YouTube

At just 15 years old, the Mikesell twins have become quite the YouTube sensations, bringing in hundreds of thousands of views, money and free merchandise.
3 years ago
A portrait of Elder Bryant Keck, who died in Canada while serving as a missionary for The Church of...
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Up Close: Utah Artist Paints Portrait Of Missionary Killed While Serving In Canada

A Colorado family whose missionary son was killed in a car crash in Canada just over a week ago is getting a special gift from a Utah artist.
3 years ago
Utah artist JR Johansen paints missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who ...
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Up Close: Utah Artist Honors Fallen Missionaries With Portraits

At 76 years old, JR Johansen said he has finally found his calling in life by painting portraits of missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who passed away while serving.
3 years ago
Kimberly Navratil is the attendance secretary at Oquirrh Hills Middle School. Students call her the...
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Up Close: The PEZ Queen Of Oquirrh Hills Middle School

Kimberly Navratil, the attendance secretary at Oquirrh Hills Middle School, is affectionately called the PEZ Queen.
3 years ago
The Train Room at Harman Senior Recreation Center in West Valley City....
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Up Close: Train Room Transports West Valley City Seniors To Bygone Era

Tucked away on the lower floor of the Harman's Senior Recreation Center a special room that takes you back to a time when life was simple. Gas was 53 cents a gallon, and trains ruled the road ways.
3 years ago
66-year-old Sandy resident Jim Peery blows away some leaves in his neighborhood....
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Up Close: Sandy Resident Tackles Neighborhood Clean Up Despite Debilitating Diagnosis

Residents of a Sandy neighborhood have noticed the extra shine in their gutters and streets, and it's all thanks to one Utah man who was forced into early retirement after being diagnosed with a debilitating disease.
3 years ago
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Up Close: Deaf Coaches Teach Gymnastics At Lehi Gym

A one-of-a-kind gymnastic gym is making believers out of kids hoping to one day compete in the world stage. What sets this gym apart from the others? The two head coaches were both born completely deaf.
3 years ago
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