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Vigil celebrates life of Dakota Kilburn

April 19, 2017

Hundreds of friends, community members and family gathered to celebrate the life of ninth grader Dakota Kilburn, 14, during a vigil Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Syracuse Jr. High School.

Dakota died Tuesday after being struck by two vehicles as he walked in a crosswalk along 2000 West in front of the school on Monday night.

A roadside memorial was constructed near where Dakota was struck and several people spoke in memory of the teen, including Syracuse wrestling coaches. Dakota was a member of the wrestling team and the Syracuse Junior High School Singers. He also played football and was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road. Friends may visit family from 5-8 p.m. Friday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

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Birds of Prey Portraits

April 17, 2017

Utah is home to a rich diversity of birds of prey.
Giant California condors soar over Zion National Park with more than a 10-foot wingspan while 3-ounce American kestrels hunt in the fields of Box Elder County.
The Ogden Nature Center gives visitors the opportunity to see up close some of the birds that call Utah home. All of the falcons, owls and eagles at the center are unreleasable due to injuries or past human interactions.