Author Archives: Doug Gibson

LDS leader Oaks urges retention of religious values in public debate

Dallin H. Oaks, who is an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a former member of the Utah Supreme Court, spoke last week at Utah Valley University. What’s unique about the address is Oaks spoke … Read More

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Montoya headlines SteelFist card; boxer West loses split decision

Tomorrow night, at Farmington’s Legacy Events Center, there will be a 16-bout MMA card that is for all ages. The fights start at 6. Lucus Montoya headlines against Danny August. My Standard-Examiner recap is here. Also, there is a Total … Read More

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With Fawn McKay Brodie, there was little neutrality among Mormons

Next year, it’ll be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fawn McKay in Weber County. It’s pretty safe to say that there is no one left who witnessed the extremely intelligent Huntsville youngster who moved through college in her … Read More

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Tweeting LDS General Conference was a lot of fun, and healthier than Facebooking

I tweeted 10 hours of LDS General Conference last weekend. I’m not claiming to be a pioneer in Twitter, but I have always tended to Facebook events such as this. But I see the appeal in Twitter. It’s a media … Read More

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Cordova boxes tonight in San Diego, Nava to box in May

Tonight in San Diego, Clearfield welterweight Eddie Cordova (shown at left scoring a decision over Chris Asher) fights David Barragan in San Diego. We wish Eddie the best tonight. On May 15, Logan middleweight Christian Nava will be in Brooklyn, … Read More

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Will Ordain Women have an impact with most Mormon women?

LDS General Conference starts this weekend and the one question is whether Ordain Women will engage in social activism and gather to request admittance into the church’s all-male priesthood conference session. The answer to that is yes. The second question … Read More

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Locals Martinez, Powers and Rodriguez included on Bellator card

The big news is a Bellator card tonight in West Valley City. Local fighters on the card are Rad Martinez, who fights Edison Berto, Sean Powers, who fights Bubba Jenkins, and Jose Rodriguez, who fights Eric Wahlen. Martinez is making … Read More

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Diaries of the ‘cowboy apostle’ Ivins include secret Mormon plural marriages, political intrigue

On Sept. 12, 1932, Mormon apostle Anthony W. Ivins, first counselor to LDS President Heber J. Grant, made this diary entry. “On this date Prest. [Heber J.] Grant, who has been unwell for some time with prostrate gland trouble went … Read More

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An interview with amateur boxer Jaimee Pope

Today’s mini-interview is with amateur boxer Jaimee Pope, of Nibley, Utah. (At left with trainer Christian Nava) The tall, 15-year-old girl from Nibley, Utah, has had an impressive start to her boxing career, winning her first six bouts. You can … Read More

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Lee Names Ryan Wilcox as Northern Utah Director

SALT LAKE CITY – Today, Senator Mike Lee announced that current Utah State Representative Ryan Wilcox has accepted the position of Northern Utah Director. Rep. Wilcox will resign his seat in the Utah Legislature effective March 16, 2014 and will … Read More

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