Moonrise

Salt Lake City - The full moon rises over the Wasatch Mountains, seen from the Gateway, downtown. Friday December 12, 2008.

Moon

Salt Lake City - nearly full moon over a christmas tree display on a downtown high-rise, Thursday December 11, 2008.

Rescue Mission Thanksgiving

Salt Lake City - Melissa Wilson of West Jordan kisses her 5-month old daughter Kalya McBride at an early Thanksgiving. A large number of homeless and low-income individuals were served an early Thanksgiving feast at the Rescue Mission Tuesday November 25, 2008. In addition to a turkey dinner with apple, pecan, cherry and pumpkin pie, there were free flu shots, free haircuts and free backpacks. Tuesday November 25, 2008.

UEP Land Hearing

St. George - FLDS members outside the courthouse. A hearing at the 5th district courthouse Friday November 14, 2008 on the proposed sale of UEP trust land including Berry Knoll, a site the FLDS say has religious value, was continued after the attorney general's office stepped in and pressured both sides to seek a settlement. Willie Jessop leaves, shaking hands

2008 UEP Hearing – SLC Federal Court

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City - FLDS members enter the Federal Courthouse Wednesday November 12, 2008 where Judge Dee Benson did not issue a ruling to stop the proposed sale of UEP land including Berry Knoll, a site the FLDS say has religious value. 11.12.2008

Originally posted August 13, 2009… In November 2008, large numbers of FLDS members attended a pair of hearings on the UEP land trust. Here are my notes and photos from the first hearing in downtown Salt Lake City: I’m the first camera to show up at the courthouse. I’m early. Walking to court I spot…

2008 UEP Hearing – The Exit

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City - FLDS members enter the Federal Courthouse Wednesday November 12, 2008 where Judge Dee Benson did not issue a ruling to stop the proposed sale of UEP land including Berry Knoll, a site the FLDS say has religious value. 11.12.2008

Originally published August 14, 2009. Now everyone is inside the federal court (no cameras allowed) and the hearing is presumably going on. Standing out front it’s hard to know what’s happening. You don’t. It’s time to wait. And while we wait it is getting dark outside. Really dark. The hearing ends. A few TV cameras…

UEP Land Hearing

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City - FLDS members leave the Federal Courthouse Wednesday November 12, 2008 where Judge Dee Benson did not issue a ruling to stop the proposed sale of UEP land including Berry Knoll, a site the FLDS say has religious value. 11.12.2008

BYU Haka

Provo - BYU vs. San Diego State University college football, Saturday, November 8, 2008 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. BYU RB Fui Vakapuna (1) leads the haka BYU RB Bryan Kariya (28) BYU DL Mosese Foketi (93) BYU DL Russell Tialavea (52) BYU DB David Tafuna (23)