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Money alert issued for 53-year-old endangered man in Salt Lake City

A silver alert has been issued for an endangered 53-year-old man last seen in the Federal Heights area of ​​Salt Lake City. Donald Leslie Brown was with his dog on the Limekiln Gulch Trail in Salt Lake City around 3 p.m. Sunday. (Salt Lake City Police)

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SALT LAKE CITY — A silver alert has been issued for a 53-year-old endangered man last seen in the Federal Heights area of ​​Salt Lake City, the Department of Public Safety said.

The man, Donald Leslie Brown, was last known to be in the area of ​​309 N. Fairfax Circle on the Limekiln Gulch Trail in Salt Lake City around 3 p.m. Sunday, police said.

He is white, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He is believed to be wearing a red hat, red woolen vest and beige pants. He was with a brown and white border collie named Tucker.

He is showing signs of mental illness and needs his medication, police said.

Anyone who sees Brown is asked to call Salt Lake Police at 801-799-3000 or dial 911.


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Despite struggles on beam, Red Rocks roll to win Arizona State

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) — The top beam team in the nation didn’t look like it Friday night at the Huntsman Center.

But Utah’s gymnastics team is so deep and so talented that they had more than enough to pull off another win, posting season-high scores on bars and floor.

The No. 2-ranked Red Rocks easily beat No. 13 Arizona State at the Huntsman Center, 197,400 to 196,100.

Maile O’Keefe clocked 9.90 on beam and floor. Jillian Hoffman (floor) and Cristal Isa (beam) tied for the highest score in all events at 9.975.

“The ultimate conclusion tonight is that we have to run all four events,” said head coach Tom Farden. “Coming into the warm-ups I saw the vibe from the start and as coaches we need to help them prepare a bit more and be more intentional from the start. I know when they’re on and it’s was last weekend. I know when they have some quirks and it was this weekend.

Utah started the night with a solid vault production, led by Alexia Burch and Lucy Stanhope, who went on to claim a share of the event title. Utah combined for a 49.275 on vault to lead Arizona State, which posted a 49.225 on bars, in the first event.

The Utes appeared to have some momentum in the bar rotation after posting a season-high 49.425 as a team. Amelie Morgan set the tone early on posting a season high of 9.875. In her first barre routine of the season, Burch battled her way to a career-high 9.90 to keep the start going. Sage Thompson followed with a 9.85 before McCallum collected a season-high 9.925 that would earn him the first uneven bars title of his career.

Working with a slim 98.700-98.400 lead over the Sun Devils, Utah opened the beam with a 9.775 from Morgan but struggled to find any kind of consistency throughout the next three gymnasts. After a fall from Grace McCallum and a pair of scores in the 9.6 range, Isa had a huge rebound routine and got the crowd on their feet as she rolled in a career-high 9.975. The routine seemed like the momentum-changer the Red Rocks needed as O’Keefe stepped in next and worked his way to a 9.95 to wrap up an otherwise sub-par rotation for Utah .

Utah held a .250 lead going into the final rotation after 49.025 on beam. Continuing the momentum, Hoffman led the team on floor with a career-high 9.975 in his first-floor routine of the year. Hoffman’s routine, which became the first win of his career, sparked the rest of the roster as the Utes finished with four floor scores of 9.90 or better, combining for a 49.675.

Stanhope posted a 9.875 in second place, while Rucker hit a 9.925. With the game seemingly under control after Arizona State had their own problems on the beam, O’Keefe and Sydney Soloski closed the night in style with a pair of 9.95s.

Utah will be back in action next Saturday, Jan. 29, to host Stanford.

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A storm is brewing. How much snow will Utah get?

Most of the snow will be in the mountains, but the storm should help clear the air.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Poor air quality clouds the Salt Lake Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

The big news of a storm that will continue through Friday morning in Utah is not what it will bring, but what it will take away.

According to the national weather service, the winter storm will drop maybe a few inches of snow – maybe more in some areas. But the great news is that it should stir up the air and eliminate the inversion and at least some of the smog plaguing the valleys of northern Utah.

A trace of 2 inches of snow is forecast for the northern Utah valleys and 3 to 7 inches in the mountain passes.

The storm is not expected to make the air crystal clear at lower elevations, but it is expected to improve air quality. According to the Utah Air Quality Division, Salt Lake, Cache, Davis, Tooele, Utah and Weber/Box Elder counties are expected to move to yellow/moderate air on Friday.

In Salt Lake City, the National Weather Service predicts a 70 percent chance of snow Friday, mostly before 8 a.m., with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible. Daytime temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s, with nighttime lows in the 20s.

Once the storm leaves Utah, there won’t be another in the forecast until the middle of next week. Expect mostly sunny skies, daytime highs in the low to mid 30s and overnight lows in the low 20s – and reversals should occur.

Southern Utah is in even more of a weather rut. The Thursday-Friday storm will not reach St. George, where the forecast is for sunny skies with highs in the mid-50s and overnight lows in the 30s through Wednesday.

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Utah adds more than 39,000 new COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Utah Department of Health is reporting 39,882 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 18, and 28 new deaths since Friday.


With 39,882 new cases of COVID-19 reported, the total number of cases in Utah reached 790,216.

Of today’s new cases, 8,490 are school-aged children. The UDOH reports 2,556 cases in children aged 5 to 10, 1,875 cases in children aged 11 to 13, and 4,059 cases in children aged 14 to 17.


A total of 4,723,232 doses of vaccine have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 27,470 doses since Friday.

Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated risk ratio

Over the past 28 days, unvaccinated people are 13.3 times more likely to die from COVID-19, 6.1 times more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.3 times more risks of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

As of February 1, 2021, unvaccinated people have a 6.8 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, a 4.9 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and a 1.6 times higher of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Laboratory tests

Utah Department of Health lab reports show 4,611,947 people have been tested. This is an increase of 78,112 since Friday.

The UDOH reports a total of 8,484,276 total tests, an increase of 151,176 tests since Friday.


The 7-day rolling average for positive tests is 10,652 per day.

The 7-day rolling average of “people over people” positivity percentage is 41.3%. The 7-day moving average of the percentage of positivity of “tests on tests” is 29%.


There are 681 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. The total number of hospitalizations since the start of the epidemic is 29,496.


There are 3,979 total deaths, 28 more than Friday.

  1. Male, over 85, resident of Salt Lake County, not hospitalized at time of death
  2. Male, 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Male, 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Male, 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Female, age 85+, resident of Davis County, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Female, 45-64, resident of Weber County, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Male, 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  9. Male, 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Male, 65-84, resident of Salt Lake County, not hospitalized at time of death
  11. Male, 65-84, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at time of death
  12. Male, over 85, resident of Washington County, hospitalized at time of death
  13. Female, 65-84, resident of Weber County, resident of a long-term care facility
  14. Male, 85+, Cache County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  15. Male, over 85, resident of Sevier County. not hospitalized at time of death
  16. Female, 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  17. Female, between 45 and 64 years old. Resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at time of death
  18. Male, 45-64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  19. Female, age 85+, resident of Washington County, hospitalized at time of death
  20. Male, 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  21. Female, 65-84, resident of Uintah County, hospitalized at time of death
  22. Male, 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  23. Male, between 45 and 64 years old. Resident of Salt Lake County, not hospitalized at time of death
  24. Male, 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  25. Male, between 45 and 64 years old. Resident of Salt Lake County. hospitalized at time of death
  26. Male, between 45 and 64 years old. Resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at time of death
  27. Male, 65-84, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  28. Female, 65-84, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at time of death

Today vs Wednesday

Today Friday
Total Utahns Testing Positive 790 216 750,334
Total number of people tested 4,611,947 4,533,835
Utah COVID-19 Deaths 3,979 3,951
Vaccines administered 4,723,232 4,695,762
Utahns currently hospitalized with COVID-19 681 672
Total hospitalizations 29,496 29,029
Courtesy of UDOH
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‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Season 2, Episode 17

What do you think of the teasers? Unless we’re talking about an order of curly fries for the table before the main course arrives, I’m the “nothing for me, thanks” team. At least when it comes to Bravo. I will read Reality Steve as interpreted by the Samaritans of Reddit until my brain falls out of my nostrils in vain hopes of distinguishing Single universe blond white ladies. But Andy Cohen being a silly, promising little goose”breathtaking bombsYou don’t need them! The bar is already set too high. What could be more mind-blowing than seeing someone get arrested for multiple federal crimes while someone else faces the possibility of leading a cult? And now I’m on red alert for this bombshell instead of just quietly watching my second favorite TV show, “girls might fight to the death”.

Speaking of which, we start right where we left off on the bus, with Lisa and Jen mutilating each other like two toddlers in a rusty McDonald’s PlayPlace fighting over the last lick of a dried container of sweet and sour sauce. Producer Shanae saves everyone’s eyeballs from being ripped out of their sockets, and Jen tries to swing her outburst into another stop on What-about-Omar’s-prom sympathy tour. That works. Jen and Lisa cry dry-eyed directly into each other in hopes of producing a single tear by force of will. Heather administers fuel for proper tear duct function (Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn). They all agree that Jen should have the best room in the villa. Ramona Singer, watch your back!

Upon arriving at the villa, everyone completes their husbands’ FaceTiming “setup ritual” and speculates on how much the other girls must have had. Heather, in an Old Navy x Margaret Atwood look, obviously skips the hubby piece and tells Whitney she thinks Jen is drunk and hurt. Shit, well done. It better be some sort of red herring because I don’t know if I’ll survive a payback redemption story from season three. I’m already a Luann apologist. I’m pretty sure my soul will burn if I have to cheer on Jennifer Shah as she becomes this bitch who doesn’t really do her stage work, who you can’t help but love because she always brings Spindrift and the ‘fresh spensif -cookies from the bakery every Encounter.

Luckily, it looks like that’s not happening anytime soon. At the pool, Jen rips off her extension and throws it at Lisa, who enlightened us with two new bits of information. These may be Andy’s “Breathtaking Bombs”. (1) She was working at Hooters (right after Mary M. Cosby, that would have been my last guess as to who has that specific service industry experience on the old resume), and (2) She decided to “start being much meaner because being nice doesn’t work”, implying that she thinks she’s nice to begin with. What a gas!

Knock, knock, knock, and it’s a few shoulder pads well on their way to sentience as they slowly gnaw at Mary and Meredith’s bodily forms. They better hurry, though, because sunlight is limited and white purity garments are imperative for Whitney’s Mormon sacrament meeting—I mean, “Red Earth Ceremony.” Spiritual healer Betina isn’t expecting anyone, so Meredith is forced onto the bus in her flared denim tuxedo. Mary stays behind as she still needs time to adjust the Thom Browne baseball cap which may or may not be stuck to her head, Matilda style.

At the maze, the ladies clutch their bundles of gratitude and proclaim what they’re about to give up – a task no one understands because everyone’s response is a different flavor of mental gymnastics landing on “I’m practically perfect, and the others are the problem.” Thirty-four minutes later, with everyone struggling to figure out the number of syllables in “Meredith”, Mary appears. She doesn’t want to be there. She hasn’t wanted to be there for a moment this season. She stands 20 feet from the drum circle, occasionally looking up to listen with her eyes like this one time in New Orleans when I was the only other person in a restaurant besides Benjamin Linus of Lost and the red-haired lady true blood, and I tried/failed to play cool and keep my eyes on my breakfast sandwich. Mary then goes on to mock Whitney’s spiritual rituals as if her own spiritual rituals don’t “maybe inflict harm as a way to buy the ugliest shit Gucci has ever produced”. Alas, Heather is lucid and ready to bond.

And the link actually they do! Er, at least if we follow the textbook’s definition, which is “to establish a relationship with someone based on shared feelings, interests, or experiences.” Hint: Shared interest may or may not keep the Bravo paychecks coming. Jen transforms into something more snake-y tittylicious, and Meredith puts on a kaftan, and everything that follows is auditory hell. I still don’t know if they lost the plot or if my easily overstimulated brain did. In an attempt to make sense of this, here’s a play-by-play:

• Meredith didn’t come on the bus because she had to drive Sethie to a doctor’s appointment, which he could have gone himself if it was another day.
• Mary didn’t come on the bus because — she refuses to give a reason. She also refuses to apologize for this or anything else.
• Lisa suggests that Meredith didn’t come on the bus because of Jen. (No shit, Sherlock.)
• Meredith deflects and tells Jen that Jennie called her a criminal. (A true deviant-protruding “pot meets kettle” situation!)
• Jen screams a lot then leaves. Meredith is disgusted.
• Everyone else bickers about Lisa and Jen’s friendship, Lisa and Meredith’s friendship, Meredith and Mary’s friendship, and Whitney and Mary’s friendship.
• Marie powders her nose at the table. That’s not an understatement.
• The girls argue over who’s the baddest of them all while Jen is still in the kitchen putting her mitts in a tub of what I can only guess is chicken salad.
• Jennie calls Meredith for responding “¯_(ツ)_/¯” to Mary’s racist bullshit. Meredith apologizes because she “isn’t in a mental state for this level of dissension.”
• Meredith completely loses any shred of divinity she had left from those bathtub antics on the day of the arrest.
• Heather gives Mary a steak in exchange for bringing Meredith back to the table.
• Jen returns with what appears to be a Spacemaker pencil box and a hot pretzel.
• Mary spends 92 minutes explaining to Whitney that she doesn’t have the mental capacity to say “we’re friends” to her, which surely takes more mental capacity than just saying “we’re friends”.
• The private investigator shit pops up and Jen redirects her anger at Jennie because Meredith says the investigator was investigating everyone, not just Jen.
• Meredith is still traumatized…oh no…anything but that…please…I’m begging…
• Meredith screams! Jen screams! They grind their saliva directly into each other’s gaping mouths!
• Jen tells Meredith that she leads a fraudulent life. Meredith continues to try “baby” and “honey” as condescending clapbacks to limited success. Jen says Meredith has “ten other fucking boyfriends.”

I mean, if Seth was my husband, I too would have ten fucking boyfriends, and probably eight fucking girlfriends too. So help me, God, if Andy’s jaw-dropping bombshell is that Meredith and Seth are two consenting adults in an open relationship.

Either way, see you next week for a brisk hike and Heather eating Sugar Babies in bed. In the meantime, please guess on the Breathtaking Bomb – wrong answers only. I, for one, have my fingers crossed for a big reveal that Teddy was stolen from Vanderpump Dogs and planted in Utah by Randall Emmett in a long, failed con for Lala to graduate. Housewives status and sound movies best reviewed at Sundance (still working out the details, but sounds like Occam’s razor, right?).

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Mountaineer turned conservationist Rick Reese leaves a monumental outdoor legacy

Pioneering educator-activist and Salt Lake City native dies at 79 after a life of saving lives and landscapes.

(Todd Wilkinson | Mountain Journal) Rick Reese, pictured on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail above Salt Lake City, was a pioneering environmental activist, outdoor educator and mountaineer. The Utah native, who helped found the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and the Utah nonprofit that established the famous trail along the shore of ancient Lake Bonneville, died on 9 January 2022 at age 79.

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Rick Reese, who influenced a generation or two of environmental activists, outdoor educators and mountaineers in his native Utah and beyond, died Jan. 9 at his home in Montana. During his 79 years, he built a conservation legacy that celebrated a broader view of what environmental protection means and led to the creation of Utah’s beloved Bonneville Coastal Trail.

While Reese was best known for his activism in Montana, as co-founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, he was one of the native sons of Salt Lake City who pushed the boundaries of Wasatch climbing when the sport was in its infancy, according to longtime friend and climbing partner Ted Wilson.

Wilson remembers first meeting young Reese when Reese was still a student at East High School and had just returned from climbing Mount Rainier in Washington. That was in 1959 and they have remained close friends ever since, sharing many adventures and occasional disagreements.

Over the years of setting up routes in the Wasatch, Wilson observed how Reese combined courage and physical strength with caution.

“He could do both at the same time. He approached life that way,” said Wilson, who became mayor of Salt Lake City. “He was strong, but he understood that there were forces bigger than himself, in life and in climbing, that he had to honor. He did it with pure principles.

Reese was born in Salt Lake City in 1942. Fresh out of high school, he joined the National Guard and was deployed to Germany during the Berlin Airlift, according to Reese’s obituary. He returned home to study political science at the University of Utah, where he met his wife Mary Lee, and later graduate school at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. .

Reece would later serve in the United States as Director of Community Relations. While pursuing his undergraduate studies, he worked summers as a climbing ranger at Grand Teton National Park and later pioneered routes in the Wasatch that remain unmatched to this day.

“The thinnest line of the Wasatch for traditional climbers and the most natural line is Triple overhangs which he created in the 1960s in the Lone Peak Circus” with Fred Beckey and Bob Irvine, said Peter Metcalf, co-founder of Black Diamond Equipment. “But when it comes to conservation, his legacy is incredible. He was one of Utah’s greatest conservationists, if not the greatest in Utah history, not to mention a pioneer mountaineer.

As park rangers in the 1960s, Reese and his colleagues invented the techniques, virtually on the fly, to rescue people in vertical terrain. Along with Wilson, Pete Sinclair and four other rangers, he pulled off what is considered “the most advanced, technical, daring and courageous rescue” on the Grand Teton North Face in 1967, according to Metcalf. This feat was commemorated in a 2013 film, The great rescue, by Wilson’s daughter Jenny Wilson and Meredith Lavitt.

“Reese was known as the best climber on the team,” said Reece’s biography for the film. “It was not just his ability to move quickly over mountainous terrain that set him apart, but also his calmness when things got serious.”

The Rees then moved to Helena, Montana in 1970 with their children Paige and Seth while Reece taught at Carroll College. In Montana, the couple were recruited to lead the Yellowstone Institute by Yellowstone Park Superintendent John Townsley.

It was this experience that helped Reese refine his famous idea of ​​a “Greater Yellowstone”.

“When we were Jenny Lake rangers, he was like, ‘Yellowstone and Teton [national parks] are great places, but they need to be bigger. These animals do not stop at the border; they graze, the grizzly is threatened. We have to protect their food sources,” Wilson said. “And he went on and on about it, and he just kept talking to people. He met with the Park Service folks and expanded the idea.

This led to the creation of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition in 1983, promoting the concept that protecting Yellowstone also means protecting the ecosystem surrounding the two national parks.

“He made it a strength for a new wilderness,” Wilson said. “There’s a lot of new wilderness up there because of Rick.”

It was this kind of thinking that inspired the designation of vast Western national monuments—Missouri River Breaks, Basin and Range, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Bears Ears—that sought to protect entire landscapes.

Reese confused later mountain diary with journalist Todd Wilkinson, who continues to report on the relationship between the people and the land of the Greater Yellowstone region.

Reese also served as a mentor and advisor for Save Our Canyons, according to executive director Carl Fisher, who relied on Reese’s advice to push back development in the Wasatch Central Range.

“His love of Western landscapes is rooted in the Wasatch,” Fisher said. “He went on to accomplish great things.”

Among these was the creation of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee in the 1990s with Jim Byrne to develop the now famous path following the contours of the former Bonneville lake. Today, the trail is used daily by thousands of Wasatch Front residents seeking respite from nature on the edge of Utah’s bustling cityscape.

Celebrations of Reese’s life will be held this spring in Bozeman, Montana, and Salt Lake City.

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2 children killed, 1 injured in West Valley City high school shooting, police say

The shooting follows a scuffle between two groups of students, police said.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Onlookers take comfort as police investigate a fatal shooting near Hunter High School in West Valley City on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Two high school students were shot and killed and a third was injured Thursday in West Valley City, police said.

The shooting occurred on the sidewalk along 4100 South, between the northbound and southbound lanes of the Mountain View Corridor, according to West Valley City police. Three suspects were initially arrested and a fourth was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, police said.

The two students killed were 14 and 15 years old, police said. The injured student was 15 years old and was hospitalized in critical condition.

The shooting follows a scuffle between two groups of high school students, West Valley City police spokeswoman Roxanne Vainuku said at a press conference Thursday. The students involved knew each other, she added, and some of them went to Hunter High School.

Nearby, many people gathered on Thursday afternoon on the lawn of the Latter-day Saint seminary building on the edge of the high school campus, as well as on the sidewalk along 4100 South.

Behind the crime scene tape, they watched investigators examine the scene of the shooting. The children were playing on the nearby seminary lawn, chasing each other and playing a game of beating, undeterred by the strong wind and the dark scene.

Many onlookers embraced, some crying, some parading on their phones. A few stood wrapped in flannel blankets.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Onlookers watch police investigate a shooting near Hunter High School in West Valley City on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

When approached by a Salt Lake Tribune reporter, a woman said she did not know any students at Hunter High. “We’re just here to support,” she said.

A man and a woman in separate groups both said they were there because their nephew was involved in the shooting. On the sidewalk, another woman cried as someone hugged her tightly, her moans filling the cold air.

The shooting took place along a main thoroughfare, bordered on either side by patches of weed-covered land. Two smaller crime scenes in nearby neighborhoods were also under investigation, Vainuku said.

The students at Hunter High School were released early in the day at 1 p.m. after taking shelter in place as a precaution. No extracurricular activities took place on Thursday. Hunter High is located at 4200 S. 5600 West, just east of where the fight broke out.

Three other schools – Hunter Junior High, Hillside Elementary and Whittier Elementary – also sheltered in place, but the protocols were lifted around noon.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police are investigating a shooting near Hunter High School in West Valley City on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

In a letter to parents, Hunter High School principal Ryan Oaks said grief counselors were available to support the students. in high school and Hunter Junior High. The school’s crisis team will also be available on Friday, Oaks said.

The Hunter High School girls and boys varsity basketball teams were scheduled to play against Roy High School on Friday, but Roy High announced Thursday afternoon that all games against Hunter would be postponed until February 9 due to the shootout.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the communities of West Valley & Hunter High School,” a statement read.

The children killed were not immediately identified on Thursday. More information on the circumstances of the brawl that led to the shooting was not disclosed. Police continue to investigate.

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Spy Hop tackles vaccine hesitation + SLC winter shelter now open

Happy Wednesday, Salt Lake City! Let’s start this day off on the right foot. Here is everything happening in the city today.

First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Foggy sun. High: 44 Low: 26.

Here are the top 3 stories in Salt Lake City today:

  1. the CDC Foundation wants to reach a younger audience with youth-focused, digitally native and creative content. Thus, the local association, Spy Hop – a digital media arts center for young people – will be receive funds from the foundation use the power of art to activate media projects on the topic of vaccine reluctance. The association will collaborate with the Salt Lake County Department of Healtht on his Vax2theMax 2.0 project. (ABC 4)
  2. Finally, a winter hideaway in Salt Lake City is open for use and will be house 35 people not sheltered. While still feeling the effects of a labor shortage that has significantly delayed the opening of several seasonal shelters, county and state employees are volunteering to no longer delay opening. from this refuge. Other shelters are planned, but manage organizations like The road home are still in the process of overcoming the hurdle of their full staffing. (Salt Lake Tribune)
  3. the Salt Lake County Council has the power to repeal the Ministry of Health’s most recent mask mandate, and they already did. But in the wake of the hugely contagious omicron variant, with a record number of new cases every day, the County council won’t repeal mask mandate this time. City Councilor Aimee Winder Newton spoke in favor of the term, marking a change from her previous position. (KSL Newsradio)

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Today in Salt Lake City:

  • Learn it the basics of pointillism and how to paint a winter scene from the Wasatch Range surrounded by a spectrum of blue dots in this DIY workshop from Elizabeth walsh. All equipment is provided, and beginners are welcome! Presented by Craft Lake City at Valley Fair Mall. (6:00 p.m.)
  • Attend a cooking class with Butte Rouge garden course series Cooking with plants for a healthier U. “This series of courses aims to give individuals the tools and the confidence to redefine healthy cooking while striving for delight!” Participants will enjoy a meal after the cooking demonstration. (6:00 p.m.)
  • See Phantom like you might never have imagined? Desert Star Playhouse brings its signature hilarious twist to the classic show in its musical parody of the Phantom of the Opera. (7:00 p.m.)
  • the Utah Jazz take on the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight for a home game in Salt Lake City at Vivid arena. From the arena: “Masks are mandatory and all guests aged 12 and over must show complete proof of vaccination against COVID-19 OR a qualified negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of the event to access at the arena. “(7:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • “If you went out along the Wasatch facade, you’ve probably seen the telltale haze. Yes, high pressure means inversion conditions at least mid-week, causing a drop in air quality. Carpool or use public transport whether you can.” (United States National Meteorological Service Salt Lake City Utah)
  • “Even superheroes have to wear face masks. Salt Lake County’s New Mask Mandate, masks, worn correctly, will now be compulsory in Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, regardless of vaccination status. “(Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum)
  • UMOCA is looking for a proactive autodidact with fundraising, grant development and management experience to hold the position of Grants and Strategic Funding Manager. “(Utah Museum of Contemporary Art)
  • “Submissions are now open for our Folk Arts Apprenticeship Scholarships, which aim to enable qualified people to study with traditional master artists of Utah’s Ethnic, Indigenous, Rural, and Professional Communities who demonstrate a commitment impart cultural knowledge.⁠ “(Utah Arts and Museums)

Do you like the daily life of Salt Lake City? Here are all the ways to get more involved:

Finally, looking for some inspiration for your social life during the winter season? You may want to check out these 8 great ideas for winter dates in Utah Utah Stories. OK, now you are up to date and ready to start Wednesday off on the right foot! See you tomorrow morning for your next update.

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About me: Joseph is a writer and marketing communications strategist, graduating in Mass Communications and Public Relations from the University of Utah. He is passionate about city life, public libraries, national parks and promoting events that strengthen community.

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“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” Season Two Episode 16

I returned. At first I thought the disruption situation two weeks ago was a gift from Joseph Smith himself to give me some breathing space as I planned a move across the country, but it turned out. Turned out it was actually just vacation or whatever, given the show came back in my midst while driving from Chicago to LA (PS thank you again, Louis!). Turns out I’m not at the center of the Bravo cinematic universe, something Mary M. Cosby apparently still grapples with.

I’ll go ahead and assume you’ve all seen it the news that Mary played hooky on the day of the reunion taping because she didn’t want to conform to the Big Bird-at-the-job-fair dress code that Meredith had planned. Or, more likely, she just didn’t want to face a moderate (ish) conversation about any of her, uh, stocks. Mary also confirmed her absence with a IG post, which features quotes from a psychiatrist named Marcia Sirota on how “bad reality TV rots our brains and makes us rude”, among other things.

As much as I want to skip Seth’s birthday party and do a close read of Mary’s art direction and hashtag choices, I’ll stick to three stray observations. 1.) This same psychiatrist starting on the evils of reality TV also writes a Blog on The single person which reads like those Insider plays where a New Yorker goes to the Midwest and says, “There was time and a grocery store, and I couldn’t believe people there were wearing shoes.” I was also surprised to find traffic lights. 2.) I chose to read the line “bad reality TV rots our brains…” with an emphasis on wrong, so this whole situation becomes a cultural criticism. 3.) Fascinating for Mary to decide on two seasons and some paycheck shit as she suddenly has an ethical problem at the precise moment she can no longer control the narrative. Correlation doesn’t necessarily imply causation, but just ‘food for thought’, you know?

Back in Utah, John, Justin, Duy and Seth are golfing. Why do we see this extended bro-down ho-down with talking hubby heads? If I wanted to watch dudes ironically demanding ‘cleavage and courage’ themed birthday deals, I would head to HBO Max and get attached to the Entourage derivative feature film. Alas, the boys are thrilled for Seth’s Day and are planning a Mother’s Day excursion to Zion for their wives.

Heather also sets up a spa day for Jen to show she cares about her criminal charges or whatever. They have a “conversation” (using “conversation” very loosely here because the edit looks like what would happen if you asked Sonja Morgan to do a TikTok) about Meredith’s loyalty to Mary, which I understand. agree, is bizarre bordering on infamous. The two girls assume that Mary and Meredith MUST be behind the Feds who stormed the bus because “how did they know we were at the Beauty Lab?” Umm, maybe because you’re filming a TV show that runs between about 3.2 locations ?! Like, I’m pretty sure I could switch to SLC at this very moment and get into Beauty Lab or one of the “Osteria” and meet at least two of the 46 Angies in your orbit! Jen isn’t invited to Seth’s birthday party, which doesn’t surprise anyone.

It’s not like she missed much, though. Aside from Meredith and Seth’s Party City x Westworld Host look being 7% scarier than normal (the bar is high), the footage was mostly Teddy the dog growling around a hot tub. Plus, Meredith sits down with Mary so she can tell her that the racist comments were basically fine and a completely understandable incident. Absolutely not. Mary’s comments (which I won’t repeat) were not a misreading of Mariame Kaba or a difficulty in grasping a specific nuance of Ocean Vuong. Like, I’m pretty sure most kids learn this specific anti-racism lesson from Elmo. Meredith and Mary then discuss Lisa’s jealousy, and that’s why she “lashes out” on Mary by telling Jennie that the shoes have been cropped. Of course, okay.

After everyone has engaged in a long discussion about Whitney’s bazoombas, Heather asks Meredith if she has considered inviting Jen, and of course she hasn’t! Meredith immediately returns to her “terrorized and traumatized my family for two years” mode, and ultimately, someone asks if there’s more to the story because Ms Marks has been treating the teat of a few likes on Twitter for 14 solid episodes now and those poor udders are raw and shriveled. She says ‘of course there are’ but gives no details, an interesting choice for someone who insisted on more details when she already had a first-hand account of someone’s religious trauma. , with corroborating bank statements!

End on an episode derived from House hunters: downsizing of the accused, the Shahs do their couples therapy painting homework while discussing the closet size of the two beds and two bathrooms that Jen checked out earlier in the week. Jen says her love is strong and everlasting and blessed. Coach says [dog that looks like both a worm and a turtle at the same time] and that Jen is, in fact, a guest on the Zion Girls’ Trip.

The distance from Salt Lake City to Zion is four hours and 20 minutes (sick, bruh). I’m telling you this so as not to pontificate on how many McDonald’s Lisa has brought or how many breaks Kevin the driver has been commissioned to but in the hope of making sense of the craziness unfolding. I’ve watched it a few times, and I still don’t understand how they went from being absent from Mary and Meredith to an intense brawl with Jen and Lisa. At this point, my guess is that Jen got on that bus with the intention of fighting Lisa – whether it’s her own or the production plan is unknown. Otherwise, I don’t understand! Like, girl, you were invited! You have an open federal criminal case! All you had to do was chat a bit and mind your own business (real and / or fraudulent)!

Part of me wants to sympathize with someone who just spent 32 hours in a car with a cat who refused to take his sedatives and therefore spent the entire time moaning throatily trying to make his way out of the cage transport: travel by car is difficult! There was absolutely a time when I, too, was like, “I SHUT UP THE FUCK NOW, GET OUT OF MY FUCKING FACE.” I’M DONE. ”But then I remembered how lucky I was to be alive and well and moving to a place that sells Home Run Inn frozen pizza in select grocery stores without also having one hell of an annual polar vortex. I guess perspective, gratitude, and self-awareness don’t exactly make reality TV compelling, though. So if I ever find myself in this situation with a camera present, I don’t. sure to tell my cat YOU’RE NOT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY GO, COME ME, BRO and see if I can tempt him into a physical altercation.

Anyway, see you next week for “TO CONTINUE! In the meantime, a guess: would you rather have Seth Marks as a husband or as a dad?

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SLC International’s New USO Airport Center Provides Comfort for On-the-Go Military

Travel-weary military service men and women and their families will have some respite from the chaos and hustle and bustle of air travel with the new USO Airport Center at Salt Lake International Airport.

The new airport hub will provide support to military personnel and families serving, training and traveling in Utah.

The United Service Organizations, or USO, smoothly opened the new facility in December last year and are planning a grand opening of the airport hub on February 4, according to a press release on Friday.

The 933-square-foot facility will include comfortable furniture for resting, computers and Wi-Fi, free snacks and drinks, luggage storage, and a lounge area with TV entertainment, movies and games. family.

“The larger airport has allowed us to provide an exceptional location and space for our military men and women,” said Bill Wyatt, executive director of the Salt Lake City Airports Department. “We hope that military personnel who connect through SLC will find rest and relaxation here and that it will make their travels more enjoyable.

The military are no strangers to long travel days with several stopovers. When an enlisted member receives travel or relocation orders, they often ship them ahead of other family members, leaving spouses and children through the hardships of travel without the assistance of their partners.

The new airport center hopes to alleviate some of the stress of travel.

ALSO: Navy expands training camp to focus more on character issues

In addition to downtown airport amenities, USO Utah will provide support operations and program delivery to the state’s five military bases. Support operations include USO bridging programs, emotional wellness programs, children’s camps and family days, officials said.

“I am excited to share a little bit of Utah with every visitor to the new USO Center,” said new USO Utah Operations and Programs Director Nate Vandenberg.

USO Utah is seeking volunteers to join the team of more than 30,000 USO volunteers who support local military service members and their families. Those interested in donating or volunteering should visit

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Snow and rain linger before temperatures start to heat up

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Good Thursday, folks!

It’s another volatile day in northern Utah, with calm conditions and a warming trend towards the south. We still have a winter storm warning in effect for the mountains of northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming until 5 p.m. Thursday.

In this warning, we expect heavy snowfall, especially for the mountains (18-36 inches), and strong winds are also likely. This will result in periods of blowing snow. Be extremely careful if you are traveling on mountain roads. Southwestern Wyoming is expected to pick up 4 to 8 inches of snow along the length of the warning. Areas prone to blowing snow or blowing snow, including Interstate 80 NE, Sardine Summit, and Logan Canyon, could experience particularly difficult travel conditions.

In valleys and mountain valleys, some persistent showers are possible. Rain would be the type of precipitation, as a warming trend brings these daytime highs into the low to the mid-1940s along the Wasatch Front. These temperatures are slightly above average for Salt Lake this time of year, with a seasonal normal around 38 degrees.

We will see warmer temperatures persist until the end of our first work week of the year. In southern Utah, you’ll feel like you’re just a few states away. We will see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies across most of southern Utah as temperatures continue to rise. We will see over 40 with Moab returning to the low 40 as St. George enters the 50 today. Similar weather will continue through Friday, with each day being a few degrees warmer than the last. That means St. George could approach 60 by Friday. The nights will always be cool, with most falling to at least the mid-1930s.

At the end of the line ? We have an unstable Thursday for the north as this storm system dissipates, and dry and calm conditions in the south.

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Winter weather advisory issued as wind and snow return to Utah

Several inches of fresh snow blanketed the Salt Lake Valley on December 15, 2021. A storm affecting Utah mostly on Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to provide a few more inches in the county, along with several more in northern Utah and up. 2 feet in the mountains. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY – 2022 picks up where 2021 left off, at least in northern Utah.

The national meteorological service published winter weather advisory Tuesday, which cover the mountainous areas of northern Utah, where up to 2 extra feet of snow is expected through Thursday. Several inches of snow are also expected in the backcountry communities of Cache Valley and Wasatch, while the Wasatch front is also expected to receive snow.

The return of the snow

The storm system is heading west but does not cover the entire state as some storms in December did. Meteorological service hydrologists told last week that a new system over the Pacific Ocean was emerging, changing patterns of storms entering the west.

KSL meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke said parts of northern Utah are expected to receive snow showers on Tuesday. The storm is expected to plunge into Salt Lake County in the evening, she said.

“Another system comes in (Wednesday) and may bring more snow accumulated during the morning hours (Wednesday) continuing into the afternoon and maybe even (Wednesday) at night,” she said. “For the Wasatch front, we might look at a mix of rain and snow. And then Thursday we’ll see things calm down a bit, once we’re done Thursday morning.”

Most of the snow is expected in the mountains for the duration of the storm system. Weather advisories call for 1 to 2 feet of snow in the Wasatch and Western Uinta mountains. This includes Alta, Brighton, Logan Summit, Mantua and the Mirror Lake Highway.

The warning for these zones went into effect early Tuesday and will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Thursday.

Winter driving conditions can be expected, including snow-covered roads and significantly reduced visibility, “the weather service wrote in the alert.” Areas of blowing snow can sometimes reduce visibility to near zero.

Forecast storms end with a productive December for these high elevation areas. For example, the Alta weather service station collected over 8 1/2 feet of fresh snow last month. Wasatch Mountain’s snowpack fell from about a third of normal in early December to a range of 107% to 117% of normal on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, an advisory in the Cache Valley and Wasatch backcountry, such as Garden City, Heber City, Huntsville, Logan, Park City, Smithfield and Woodruff, says 4 to 8 inches of snow through Thursday morning, with higher averages closer to Huntsville and the Ogden Valley.

The national meteorological service also tweeted a snow model on Tuesday morningg showing that Logan could end up with up to 1 foot of snow by Thursday, while Park City could also receive more than 1 foot of snow. Winter driving conditions, including snow-covered roads and poor visibility, are sometimes expected Tuesday and Wednesday in northern Utah, according to the weather service.

The agency’s model lists 1-8 inches of snow from Brigham City to Provo through Thursday, with the highest totals expected in and around Ogden, Davis County and Provo. Snow is expected in parts of central Utah, but most of the snow is concentrated in the northern part of the state.

the Utah Department of Transportation issued road weather alert for most parts of the state from the northern Parleys summit on Tuesday. The agency urges drivers to slow down and use caution, especially on high-altitude roads.

“(The) biggest impacts will be the heavier snow on the roads of the Sardine and Logan peaks during the morning drive, as well as the light snow on the roads of northern Utah,” UDOT wrote in the alert Tuesday.

Another alert is expected to be issued on Wednesday.

Windy weather

Wind is another component of the forecast for the next few days. The weather service has issued strong wind warnings and watches for parts of southwestern Wyoming, including Flaming Gorge; however, strong gusts are also expected in parts of Utah.

Gusts of up to 45 mph and more are expected in northeast Utah, including Randolph. Wind gusts are also expected to exceed 30 mph in areas like Park City and Duchesne between Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening.

Van Dyke said there would be strong gusts along the Wasatch front, but far from possibilities in northeast Utah and southwest Wyoming.

“We will see gusts of wind along the Wasatch front, but areas (northeast of Utah) could see gusts above 55 and 60 mph while (the Wasatch front) stays more in the 25 range. at 30 mph most of the day, “she said.

A full seven-day forecast for parts of Utah is available from the KSL Weather Center.

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Cold temperatures to kick off the New Year in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4) – Happy New Year, Utah!

It was certainly a messy start to the day with rainy weather widespread across the state. As we progress through the afternoon the chance of snow will gradually decrease in northern Utah. However, along the Wasatch front to the south and east of the Great Salt Lake, we will keep a chance of snow until tonight as a lake effect could develop. .

Meanwhile, for central and southern Utah, it will take longer for the snow to clear, so we’ll keep a great deal of luck this afternoon before gradually easing on Friday night. In southern Utah, in lower areas like St. George, periods of rain are likely.

For our mountains, the snow is expected to persist until tonight and possibly last until Saturday afternoon, mainly in northern Utah. Daytime highs will be a bit cooler than yesterday for most with 20s and 30s for northern Utah and 30s and 40s for southern Utah.

Considering the recent snow in the mountains, Friday presents high avalanche danger for just about all of our mountains. An avalanche warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Avoid backcountry and slopes above 30 degrees.

With the chance of rain mostly this evening, the New Years celebrations are shaping up to be dry, however, it will be COLD. As this humid weather-causing system moves away, it will drag much cooler air behind it. For Friday night, we’ll see temperatures drop among teens along the Wasatch Front, to single digits for the Wasatch Back and even into 20 in St. George. With a cool north-westerly wind, it will be even colder.

For New Years Day, apart from a slight risk of snow in our mountains, we will consider a day with persistent sunshine and cold temperatures. Highs will be below average with areas like Park City stuck in their teens, Salt Lake City will only reach a high of 23, and southern Utah at lower elevations will only climb to 30.

We will get even colder tomorrow night than tonight meaning that single digit troughs will be possible along the Wasatch Front. As we wrap up the weekend and move into the start of next week, temperatures will moderate, however Sunday and Monday will likely bring a northern valley inversion haze. It doesn’t seem to last too long, as another system seems to bring mostly northern Utah another chance for wet weather.

Take-out? The risk of rain is decreasing this evening, but it will be very cold!

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Are the Jazz a better team away from Salt Lake City?

Donovan Mitchell and Quin Snyder in Utah’s win over Dallas. (Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY – With their 120-105 victory over Portland on Wednesday, the Utah Jazz extended their best-game winning streak on the road to eight games.

The Jazz are proving to be some of the best road teams in the league. They are 12-3 in Salt Lake City and have a better net plus-12.0 on the road. But during their winning streak on the road, the Jazz have also lost four home games so, to be frank, quite disconcerting.

They lost on last-second (or almost last-second) shots to the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies, then followed a four-game road sweep with back-to-back home losses to below average opponents.

So what gives?

“Well, it’s not that we don’t like playing at home and it’s not our fans, so you can take those two things out,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said.


To be fair, Utah has been far from awful at Vivint Arena. The Jazz are 13-6 and if you take the two last-second losses away, the road-to-home story probably doesn’t exist.

Utah, after all, has the third-best net score in home games over-9.1; it’s still really very good. The two teams they are watching, however, are the same teams that are also ahead of them in the Western Conference standings: Golden State and Phoenix.

The Suns have been three games better than the Jazz at home; the Warriors were four. Without a few woes at home, the Jazz would be exactly where they were last year – holding the NBA’s best record. For Snyder, this is more of a coincidence than anything else.

“I think the record is sometimes misleading because you can play at home or on the road when your team is playing well, or when you are not playing as well,” Snyder said. “We lost a few tight home games that I thought shouldn’t have been close – we lost them on the last possession – so there are two of them out there where we weren’t really playing well at the basketball, and it shows. “

Rudy Gobert, however, said there might be something to the narrative after all. He admitted that the road games were more like a “mission” that the team could fully focus on together.

“We fly together, we stay together in the same hotel, and then we go to the game,” said Gobert. “Maybe sometimes when we’re at home we’re a little more distracted and we’re not as good.”

Gobert said the team have looked fresher on the road this season – a stark contrast to how things normally go in the league.

That said, Gobert has made it clear that he doesn’t know the real reason for the discrepancy between the home and road records, and the narrative is about to be heavily contested.

The Jazz will get a few tough home games this weekend – the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, then the top-ranked Warriors on Saturday – before heading off for a busy month of travel. In January, Utah will play 11 of its 16 road games. When the calendar came out it looked like a daunting task.

Now, that begs this question: could this actually be a good thing?

“We’re going to find out if we can continue to be as effective,” Snyder said.

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Historian sheds light on who else is buried near Brigham Young

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Historians have shed new light on some small mysteries surrounding the Salt Lake City tomb of Mormon pioneer prophet Brigham Young.

Teams from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are renovating the small cemetery in the avenues as part of work that includes the addition of improved lighting and other upgrades to better protect the historic site of ‘a recent increase in vandalism and trespassing.

Radar penetrating the cemetery floor before construction detected “more than 40” burial sites, of which only about a dozen have been marked, a church historical curator told city officials earlier this year. .

Church officials have since declined to elaborate on comments on the graves of Emily Utt, a Utah-based curator of historic sites for the faith, delivered to the city’s city council in July. Historic Monuments Commission in its review of the renovations.

But a retired church historian who has studied relics from Utah’s pioneering past said the results came as no surprise. Nearly 48 graves are documented in burial lists and death records related to the family cemetery at 140 E. First Avenue, said Randy Dixon, including wives, children, grandchildren and a few neighbors from the polygamous leader of Latter-day Saints.

The radar investigation, according to Dixon, was not intended to locate all of the burial plots in the cemetery, but rather to locate those located in the sections where the walkways, trees and the wrought iron fence of the cemetery are being overhauled. .

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Family Cemetery, 140 E. First Avenue, Saturday, November 27, 2021.

The burials at the cemetery, located on land once owned by Young, predate the powerful leader’s death in 1877, said Dixon, who retired from the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. One-third of an acre site was used long after his burial for extended family members and those associated with larger households who survived him.

“Over the years those markers have deteriorated and gone, but, at this point anyway, they’re not trying to identify all of these other graves,” he said. “They just wanted to make sure it wouldn’t disturb anything in the area where they were working.”

As with Temple Square a block to the west, the border-era cemetery, which is now surrounded by houses and apartments, is being improved, according to church plans released in the ‘city Hall.

As part of replacing its separate stone paths, walls, lights and mature trees, church officials in April asked for approval to increase the height of the decorative wrought iron fence. of 32 inches around the cemetery, also known as the Mormon. Commemorative monument to the pioneers.

Church officials have sought to raise the fence to between 5 and 9.5 feet as an additional safety measure in light of an increase in vandalism over the past two years, including graffiti on Young’s plaque and the theft of several tombstones.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Aerial view of the Brigham Young Family Cemetery, 140 E. First Avenue, Saturday, November 27, 2021.

The Brigham Young Family Cemetery is a designated Historic Landmark in the City’s Historic Avenues district. This gives the Historic Monuments Commission authority over the proposed changes, and commission members refused in July and September to approve the church’s plans to change the fence.

The wrought iron fence mounted on top of a stone wall around the cemetery and a similar enclosure around Young’s grave were both designed and manufactured by William J. Silver, a metalwork operator in Salt Lake City.

Although they expressed sympathy for the security concerns, commission members and city employees concluded that the church’s plans to temporarily weld new wrought iron bars to the bottom of the existing fence, then to attach this taller structure to the stone wall surrounding the cemetery “have no historical basis.

Then, around Thanksgiving, as the church unsuccessfully appealed the commission’s decision, the fence disappeared from the cemetery, in apparent violation of a city order that approved further work on the site.

In documents filed three days before Christmas, officials essentially sought permission retroactively with a request for approval. “We are proposing to remove the perimeter fence to make necessary repairs and improve structural performance,” church officials wrote – after the fence was gone.

“These repairs are easier to do in a store than on-site,” they wrote, noting that the removal would also spare neighbors the noise of sandblasting and painting the fence and “minimize potential damage to other features of the fence. site”.

“Each section of the fence will be labeled and cataloged before being removed to ensure all parts are reinstalled in the original location,” church officials wrote. The same care, they said, would be taken with a smaller fence surrounding Young’s white tomb maker, which was also removed around Thanksgiving.

Offsite work on the perimeter fence was to include lengthening its anchor points in the stone wall, depending on the application, replacing and repairing missing or damaged parts and removing some L-shaped brackets. added to the fence over the years.

And as per the city’s approval of the application on December 22, there are no changes to the height of the existing fence at this time.

In a statement issued on Dec. 7, a church spokesperson said that “the historic wrought-iron fence that surrounds the cemetery has been carefully removed and is being temporarily stored off-site for preservation.”

“It will be restored and relocated as part of the project,” the spokesperson said. Meanwhile, a 6-foot chain-link perimeter fence still surrounded the cemetery on Monday as renovations continued.

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Video of a snow squall in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – It wasn’t a white Christmas in Utah, but a flurry of snow arrived early Sunday morning for part of the state. The state battled a multitude of weather impacts as a robust cold front approached and swept through northern Utah early Sunday morning. This front has triggered a “snow squall warning” for a few counties. A snow squall is an intense, short-lived gust of heavy snowfall that results in a rapid reduction in visibility and is often accompanied by gusts of wind. Sudden whiteout conditions and slippery or muddy roads can easily lead to many accidents.

Wind gusts were noticeable overnight, particularly in the western part of the state as well as in Tooele and Salt Lake counties, as a wind advisory went into effect at 2 a.m. Winds were sustained between 25 and 35 miles per hour with gusts of up to 55 miles per hour. Some places saw gusts higher than those with a gust of 62 mph recorded at the Evanston, Wyoming airport at squall time. We still expect blustery northwesterly winds throughout the day with the wind advisory being maintained for some areas until 7pm.

As a result of this weather system, colder air begins to set in for us and much cooler temperatures for our region. Most will be sitting in the 1930s and 1940s with mostly cloudy skies. As evening and night approach, we remain calmer but start to see even colder air coming in with our next meteorologist and this storm seems quite cold. Another round of statewide snowfall is possible Monday evening. We have implemented an active model at the end of the year, with a possible risk of snow several days next week.

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Man arrested for attempted hijacking at car wash

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4– On Friday, December 24, Salt Lake City police arrested a 28-year-old man after crashing a stolen SUV, running away from officers and trying to hijack a person in a car.

SLCPD officers say around 7:13 a.m. they received a call regarding a possible impaired driver in the 800 South and 1000 West area. It was reported that the suspect’s vehicle was traveling at high speed across the Jordan River. They also reported that at some point the vehicle passed through oncoming traffic.

As officers entered the area to search for the suspect’s vehicle, the driver, at high speed, crashed into a parked car near the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Montgomery Street. A witness reported that the driver got out of the vehicle and walked west.

When an SLCPD sergeant located the suspect walking on Redwood Road near 1000 West, the suspect immediately ran to a nearby car wash. Officers said the suspect attempted to steal someone’s vehicle from inside the car wash parking lot.

Due to the suspect’s jacket, the deployment of an officer’s Taser did not work. An SLCPD officer and sergeant managed to prevent the suspect from escaping and took him into custody without further incident.

During the investigation, officers learned that the vehicle the suspect was driving was reported stolen in Salt Lake City. Inside the stolen vehicle, officers found several other items, including a birth certificate, passport, several cell phones, and a vehicle registration card, all of which appear to be suspected theft.

Officers also determined that the suspect had at least one active felony arrest warrant at the time of his arrest.

The suspect’s name will not be released until he is incarcerated in the Salt Lake County Metropolitan Jail.

The victim of the attempted carjacking was not injured.

No additional information is available for publication.

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Utah adds more than 1.4,000 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths amid omicron outbreak on Wednesday

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Utah Department of Health is reporting 1,406 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 22, and 11 new deaths since yesterday.

Here is the detail of the new cases:


With 1,406 new cases of COVID-19 reported, the total number of cases in Utah has reached 622,414.

Of today’s new cases, 167 are school-aged children. The UDOH reports 72 cases in children aged 5 to 10 years, 44 cases in children aged 11 to 13 years and 51 cases in children aged 14 to 17 years.


A total of 4,465,357 doses of vaccine have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 16,694 doses since yesterday.

Vaccinated vs unvaccinated risk ratio

In the past 28 days, unvaccinated people are 16.4 times more likely to die from COVID-19, 9.6 times more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19, and 3.7 times more likely to risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

As of February 1, 2021, unvaccinated people are 6.8 times more likely to die from COVID-19, 5.6 times more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19, and 2.5 times more risk to be tested positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Laboratory tests

Laboratory reports from the Utah Department of Health show 4,163,884 people have been tested. This is an increase of 10,444.

The UDOH reports a total of 7,635,746 tests in total, an increase of 20,001 since yesterday.


The 7-day moving average for positive tests is 981 per day.

The 7-day moving average for the percentage of positivity of “people to people” is 11.6%. The 7-day moving average for the percentage of “test-to-test” positivity is 8%.


There are currently 457 people hospitalized with COVID-19. The total number of hospitalizations since the start of the epidemic is 27,140.


There are 11 new virus-related deaths reported. The UDOH reports a total of 3,749 deaths.

  1. Female, aged 15-24, resident of Utah County, unknown if hospitalized at time of death *** not underage
  2. Male, 25-44, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Male, aged 45 to 64, resident of Utah County, unknown if hospitalized at time of death
  4. Woman, aged 65 to 84, resident of Washington County, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Female, aged 65 to 84, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Female, 25-44, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Male, over 85, resident of Utah County, resident in long-term care facility
  8. Female, aged 65 to 84, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at time of death
  9. Woman, aged 65 to 84, resident of Washington County, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Woman, aged 25 to 44, resident of Utah County, hospitalized at time of death
  11. Male, aged 65 to 84, resident of Iron County, hospitalized at time of death

Today vs Yesterday

Today Yesterday
Total Utahns Tested Positive 622 414 621,008
Total number of people tested 4,163,884 4,153,440
COVID-19 Deaths in Utah 3,749 3,738
Vaccines administered 4,465,357 4,448,663
Utahns currently hospitalized with COVID-19 457 444
Total hospitalizations 27 140 27,093

Utah’s COVID-19 transmission index as of December 22

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University of Utah investigates reports of KKK group in dormitories, droppings strewn on black student’s door

The incidents drew further criticism after a student asked on social media why they had not been approached.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The University of Utah is pictured Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The Salt Lake City school is investigating reports of a KKK group on campus, as well as a debriefing of excrement spread out on a black student door.

University of Utah investigating a report that a group of men entered a dormitory dressed like the KKK, in hooded white robes, in early October.

And the school is investigating a second incident a month earlier, when a black student reported that a substance that appeared to be feces was smeared on the door of a dormitory in the same building.

The two incidents gained attention Sunday night after a student at the Salt Lake City school posted about them on Instagram, wondering why they had not been approached. Now, a U.S. spokesperson has said residential housing officials and campus police are re-examining the incidents, after initial investigations were inconclusive.

Cases are also reviewed by the Racist and Partial Incident Response Team at U., which is expected to issue a statement on its findings this week. After initially saying that the team’s review did not begin until after the student was posted, a U.S. spokesperson later said on Monday that it was not clear whether the team had been informed of the reports earlier.

In the first incident, which happened on September 1, a black student said he returned to his dorm to find him covered in a brown substance, with a paper towel resting on the handle, according to the US spokesperson. . The student believed it was feces and cleaned it up with help from the staff before reporting to his Resident Advisor, or RA.

The United States Housing Bureau reviewed the footage throughout the day and saw no one approaching or at the door. The school spokesperson, however, said the cameras may not have covered the specific area. They did not publicly identify which dormitory the student lived in.

The student was immediately transferred to new accommodation.

In the second case, which allegedly occurred on October 1, an RA reported hearing students in the students’ original dormitory talk about seeing men dressed in KKK clothes trying to recruit students into a supremacist group. White. READ. again scanned three days of video but found nothing matching that description, the spokesperson said. She then clarified that the report noted that the men in white robes were inside the dormitory.

After this RA report, another student’s report from the same day was added to this record. The student said he found a substance he also believed to be feces smeared on his door. The spokesperson initially thought it could be a car door, but later said he was not sure. The student did not immediately contact the police and the school was unable to corroborate this report.

The spokesperson said he was not sure either of these incidents was considered a possible hate crime, but police are re-examining both.

The incidents are the latest to occur in the United States. The school also opened a case in September after two students allegedly shouted racist slurs at a contract worker as he made a delivery to a dormitory loading dock. The students then apparently threw sunflower seeds and coffee pods at the worker.

The worker immediately reported the interaction to university officials, who were able to identify responsible students “and hold them accountable throughout the conduct process,” according to an earlier statement from the U.

At the time, US President Taylor Randall said, “Let me be clear, racist and hateful behavior on our campus is an offense to our entire community, especially our communities of color.”

Prior to that, in January 2020, a car was marked with the N word on campus – shortly before the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations.

University officials say the racist-tagged insult was made by someone pressing their finger in the frost on the car’s windshield and was not permanent. They identified several people involved, according to a school statement, and took “appropriate action.”

The school – along with others in Utah – recently had problems with white supremacist groups coming to campus, hanging up posters and stickers and trying to recruit new members. It culminated in February 2019 when Identity Evropa, which is named as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, climbed the hill to the concrete block U above the university and put up a banner. who declared: “End immigration!” “

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Police seek “person of interest” in South Salt Lake homicide

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – South Salt Lake Police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Saturday morning.

According to a Facebook Live publication on the official department page, SSLPD agents were dispatched to the Southern X-posure Show Club at 3420 S. State Street at approximately 12:10 am for a report of gunfire. A man in his mid-twenties was found injured and taken to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Authorities have not confirmed exactly where the shots were fired or any other details of what happened.

A male suspect fled the area, and police initially said information about him was limited. They then posted a photo, appearing to come from surveillance video at a convenience store, of a “person of interest” in the homicide. He is described as a male in his mid-twenties, standing around six feet tall with short hair.

The department also released a photo of the vehicle it said may have fled from the crime scene. This is a 2007 BMW SUV in gold with the Utah U82 2UE license plate. Police say he’s registered at an address in Murray, but did not disclose the name of the SUV’s owner or person of interest.

South Salt Lake Police

A person of interest and a vehicle which police believe may have been involved in a homicide early Saturday morning (12/18/2021).

Police have added a warning that if anyone sees or recognizes the person or vehicle pictured above, they should not approach either and should instead call police dispatch at 801-840-4000.

Those who have other tips or information useful for the investigation should call the same number.

FOX 13 will update this story if and when more information is released.

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Intermountain Healthcare announces it has purchased the Sears Block

Intermountain Healthcare purchased approximately eight acres of land in downtown Salt Lake City.

The land was home to the Sears department store, which closed several years ago before being sold to a developer who was working on the construction of mixed-use housing in what would have been an extension of the city’s urban core in the south of downtown.

This project persisted as developers struggled to secure funding during the pandemic. On Friday, a hospital administrator announced that IHC had purchased the block.

“Intermountain Healthcare has acquired a property in downtown Salt Lake City for future use to improve the health services available to residents in the area,” wrote Heather Wall, administrator of the IHC Hospital, according to an email shared with Building Salt Lake on Friday.

“The plans are still under development,” Wall continued, “I look forward to sharing the details with you as they are developed.”

The Sears Block includes land between State Street and Main Street, 700-800 South.

The Colmena group had planned to develop the site in four phases, starting at the southwest corner of the block facing State and 800 South.

The first building, dubbed the pier, reportedly included an 11-story, 131-foot mixed-use building with 300 housing units, 400 four-level parking spaces and potentially space for a food cooperative.

This would have brought a substantial amount of housing and commercial space to an area adjacent to the city center that has attracted developers in recent years.

But IHC’s email makes it clear that it plans to develop the site into a medical facility.

The IHC said that “the location provides convenient access to everything we serve in the Salt Lake City Valley, to patients in other parts of Utah and other states.”

The site would put any future medical center or hospital close to the city’s TRAX streetcar line on Main Street and a high-frequency bus line on State. But you don’t have to look far to see that even supreme access to public transportation can still lead to hospitals with ample surface parking.

The Intermountain Medical Center is located next to Murray Central Station, but it includes acres of above ground parking.

Salt Lake City has made an effort to expand its biotech industry, designating a “life science corridor” spanning the east and west sides. Future development by IHC would be close to this corridor.

It is not known what a development for the LDS hospital of IHC in the avenues would mean.

Representatives of Colmena Group did not respond to a request for comment.

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Salt Lake City Neighbors Rally to Help Clean Up Snowstorm

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Neighbors in Salt Lake City mobilized to help clean up the blizzard.

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Public comments are now open on the proposed greater walking and cycling links at Sugar House, Liberty Wells


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, December 13, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) – Residents of Salt Lake City are urged to review the draft plans for the 2023 reconstruction of Highland Drive / 1100 East and provide online commentary until the 30th. December, officials said on Monday.

“The planned changes will see the major connector rebuilt from I-80 to Logan Avenue with a particular focus on improvements for pedestrians and cyclists and the completion of connections on the trail systems on the east side of the road. city, “said a press release from the Salt Lake City mayor’s office.

The draft plans can be viewed online here and are “based on years of planning documents, including the Sugar House Area Master Plan, Sugar House 2013 Traffic Plan, and the Local Links Study Project – all of which have included ‘robust public engagement,’ the press release said. The planned improvements will allow for a wide multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists spanning from I-80 to Wilson Avenue, widened sidewalks, multi-use paths, bike paths, improved drainage and more.

“Our goal is to make Sugar House a more comfortable place for people,” said Lynn Jacobs, Salt Lake City Transportation Planner. “We know people come to Sugar House for its local small businesses, great food, beautiful trees and unique energy. This project is designed to improve what makes the neighborhood great by making it more comfortable for getting around without a car – on foot, by bike, by public transit or even by carpooling.

When complete, the project will link the last gap in the Parley’s trail system to Salt Lake City and provide connections between Parley’s and McClelland trails and businesses in the area.

“More than 11,000 vehicles use Highland Drive every day,” the press release said. “Although the lanes are being reconfigured, a review of a decade of traffic counts shows that traffic volumes on Sugar House’s main roads have not kept pace with development. The traffic growth is about 1.5% per year on average, the activity growth is 9% per year.

The reconstruction project is a part of Salt Lake City’s ‘Finance Our Future’ obligation adopted by voters in 2018. Additional phases of public engagement will continue throughout the first half of 2022 with a final plan ready to go. fall 2022 and construction in 2023.

Review and comments are available here and project updates are available by email at [email protected]

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Would you believe that 5 Utahns are on a reality show / contest?

More TV by the Numbers – “It’s always nice in Philadelphia” sets a record (sort of), and the “Walker” star has been on TV for 21 years.

(Kelsey McNeal / Disney) Host Keke Palmer in the episode “Cars” of “Foodtastic”.

There are five – count them, five – Utahns on the new Disney + “Foodtastic” series. Which just might be Beehive State’s best in any reality show / competition… sort of.

We have seen more Utahns on “So You Think You Can Dance” several times. This show hosted auditions in Salt Lake City over four different seasons, so it’s no surprise. In Season 4, 2008, there were four Utahns among the finalists.

“Foodtastic” has no finalists. The 11 episodes are each stand-alone – teams of contestants create Disney-themed “extravagant stage pieces” and “larger-than-life sculptures” from food.

Three Utah women – Amy Goff of Huntsville, Kyle Holt of Clinton and Jessica Villeneuve of American Fork – compete as a team (the Slayers) in the episode “Toy Story: Toy Doctor to the Rescue”.

Two other Utahns – Catrina Jones from Payson and Aaron Reimschiissel from Highland – are members of the Slicing and Dicing team in the episode “Cars: Back on the Track”.

All 11 episodes will begin airing on Disney + on Wednesday.

(Patrick McElhenney / FXX) Kaitlin Olson as Dee, Charlie Day as Charlie, Danny DeVito as Frank, Glenn Howerton as Dennis, Rob McElhenney as Mac in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.

“It’s always nice” needs an asterisk

At FX, they’re a little giddy about “It’s always nice in Philadelphia.” Now in its 15th season, “Sunny” has surpassed “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” as the longest-running live-action comedy in television history.

But the “oldest” record needs at least one asterisk. Including its 15th eight-episode season, “The weather is always nice in Philadelphia” produced 161 episodes. It’s not quite 11 per season – the most ever produced in a single season was 15.

There were 435 episodes of “Ozzie & Harriet” (1952-66), an average of 29 per season. This show produced up to 39 episodes per season and never less than 25. Its 161st episode aired before the end of season 5.

It was, of course, a very different world in the ’50s and’ 60s. A lot of shows produced 30 or more episodes per season – and the quality wasn’t great. This is not a slam against “Ozzie & Harriet”, which entertained a lot of people for a very long time. But if the sons of the main characters, Ricky and David, hadn’t grown up – they were 12 and 15 when the show debuted – it would have been difficult to tell one season from another.

(ABC) Ozzie, Harriet, David and Ricky Nelson.

And you could argue that “It’s Always Nice in Philadelphia” has only matched “Ozzie & Harriet” as the longest-running live-action comedy – if you count “Ozzie’s Girls.” This syndicated 1973-74 series was a sequel to – a continuation of – “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet”. The Nelson boys had grown up and moved, and their parents felt a bit lonely. So they rented a room to two young women who were attending university, becoming their surrogate parents.

It only lasted one 24-episode season because Ozzie Nelson’s health began to decline. (He died of liver cancer in 1975 at the age of 69.) But it was, in everything but the name, the 15th season of “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”

• “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” airs Wednesdays on FXX – 8 pm and 8:30 pm on Dish and DirecTV; 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Comcast. The episodes also air on Hulu.

• Some episodes of “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” are broadcast for free on Tubi and Pluto. Some episodes are also available on Amazon Prime.

(Rebecca Brenneman / The CW) Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker in “Walker”.

He’s 39 and he’s been on TV for 21 years

There have been a number of actors who have bounced from series to series, remaining TV sets for years. Jared Padalecki has been a regular or semi-regular on a TV series for 21 straight years – which is quite astonishing, considering he’s 39 years old.

In 2000, when he was just 18, Padalecki made his debut in “Gilmore Girls”. He appeared in 61 episodes of this WB series in its first five seasons, playing Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) boyfriend, Dean. (He reprized that role in Netflix’s cover of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” in 2016.)

Padalecki went straight from “Gilmore Girls” to another WB series – “Supernatural,” which ran for 15 seasons and 327 episodes from 2005 to 2020. (The WB merged with UPN in 2006, becoming the CW.)

Two months after the last episode of “Supernatural” aired in November 2020, Padelecki returned as the star of “Walker”. Season 1 of this series – a reboot of “Walker, Texas Ranger” – ended in August; Season 2 began in October.

It’s been 22 consecutive seasons over 21 years with three different characters in 412 episodes (and more) of three different prime-time TV series by an actor who won’t be 40 until July 2022. And it’s amazing.

“Walker” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW / Ch. 30. The episodes air for free the next day on and the CW app. The first season episodes air on HBO Max.

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Salt Lake City real estate market expected to be # 1 in 2022


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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake City is expected to be the No.1 housing market in 2022, according to

With forecast price growth of 8.5% and sales growth of 15.2%, Salt Lake City leads the projected housing market ahead of Boise, ID, Spokane, WA and Indianapolis, ID. Large companies like Facebook, Adobe and Electronic Arts have played a significant role in attracting people from out of state, earning SLC the nickname “Silicon Slopes.”

Home values ​​in Utah increased 28.3% between the second quarter of 2020 and 2021, according to an infographic from the Federal Finance Housing Agency. People who bought a home before values ​​soared have built up equity in their properties much faster than expected.

Supply and demand drive the real estate market, affecting everything from the value of buildings and land to availability for buyers and sellers. These forces are usually closely related to a region’s economy, labor market, population, demographics, location, interest rates, and several other constantly changing factors. As Salt Lake City‘s population grows, real estate in the area will be increasingly sought after.

Dani Griffith, a Salt Lake-based real estate agent, says, “We have a huge inventory shortage here in Utah. We have a lot of buyers and not enough sellers, so we are feeling the price effects. As for what’s to come, higher prices in Utah may well become the norm, and it could be a sellers market for years to come.

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Utah Olympic Group meetings with IOC pile up as both await USOPC green light

Salt Lake City committee glean information from IOC appeal, to travel to Beijing despite US government boycott

Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune men in the men’s 50km race compete in the 15th Anniversary of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games at Utah Olympic Park, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, Saturday, February 4, 2017.

The group trying to bring more Olympics to Utah continues to knock on the door.

At any moment, he thinks, the door of opportunity could open.

But, for now, the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee have the keys. And this week, a delegation from Utah spent two and a half hours trying to pick the locks, or at least the minds of the IOC staff, to figure out what steps still need to be taken to ensure the return of the Winter Games. in the Salt Lake Valley.

“We assume that the Games can be awarded at any time, which is fair,” said Fraser Bullock, president and CEO of the Salt Lake City-Utah Games Committee. “So we’re rushing through our preparations to be ready for when that door might open, because we never know when it might open.”

In a video call that IOC President Thomas Bach briefly joined, the Utah group sought to present themselves as a worthy host of the 2030 or 2034 Winter Games and gain more clarity on what steps it can take to make it happen.

“It has been a great exchange, a collaborative dialogue between the two of us, so that we can better understand their approach and they can give us feedback on where we are today,” said Bullock. “We have received great feedback and great ideas as we move forward. “

The meeting was initially scheduled for three days in Switzerland at the end of November. This trip was postponed to early December due to scheduling conflicts. It then morphed into a virtual reunion amid the uncertainties in international travel that arose with the discovery of the new omicron variant of COVID-19.

It “was really just postponed, because we’re going to see people in Beijing,” Bullock said. “We will postpone this visit until the spring of next year.”

Shortly after the Utah group’s meeting with the IOC, President Joe Biden announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Games in February to protest the numerous human rights violations in China. Bullock said, however, that he, committee chair Catherine Raney Norman and Games advisor Darren Hughes were still planning to attend. Bullock said that’s because their focus isn’t on politics, but rather to learn more about the mechanics of the Games.

“Our goal is to be behind the scenes,” he said, “to understand what they are doing in terms of hosting the Games, new ideas that we can bring to our Games and talking with people from our future hosting opportunity. “

Beijing will be the Utah group’s third hearing with the IOC in four months. In a brief November 12 Zoom call joined by USOPC President Susanne Lyons, Utah organizers met with the Future Olympic Winter Games Host Commission, which oversees the IOC’s revamped bid process. . Around this time, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Utah Governor Spencer Cox expressed support for Utah’s efforts to host its second Games.

The future host commission also met with other potential hosts recently, but the IOC declined to say which ones.

Strong interest in the 2030 Games came from Sapporo, Japan; Vancouver, Canada; and Barcelona and the Pyrenees in Spain. A The candidate for the presidency of the German Olympic Committee has also expressed support for a candidacy for 2030. Ukraine has also spoken about accommodation, but is seen as a more likely candidate for 2034 or beyond.

In terms of public support, Salt Lake City clearly has the advantage. Sapporo lost considerable support of the Japanese people following the expensive Tokyo Games which they were unable to attend. Spain and Vancouver’s offers also had waning public interest, according to recent polls. Utah, meanwhile, had an 89% approval rating in the most recent poll, although that was in 2017 before the pandemic.

Raney Norman said he saw this enthusiasm in the volunteers who worked in the World Cup long track speed skating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns last weekend.

“We have this stronghold here as people who support and believe in the Olympic and Paralympic movement that continues,” said Raney Norman, quadruple Olympic speed skater. “And it’s something really special and unique that I think sometimes sets us apart a bit too.”

Sustainability is another area where Salt Lake City’s bid shines. The Utah group plans to reuse all venues from the 2002 Games, Bullock said. And while there has been a 40% increase in the number of events since then, including new ones like big air skiing and snowboard cross, he said all of them can fit into existing venues.

Bullock said the IOC emphasized sustainability in its part of Monday’s presentation.

“So it was really a bit of a symbiosis,” he said, “in terms of what they’re trying to accomplish and what we’re trying to accomplish.”

So what’s standing in the way of Utah? At present, the USOPC. Although it has named Salt Lake City its host city for the next Winter Olympics it is bidding on, the organization has not indicated whether it would prefer to host the Games in 2030 or 2034. Part of the delay is due to fact that Los Angeles is hosting the 2028 Summer Olympics and concerns that having two Games two years apart could create sponsor shortages.

The SLC-UT committee will then meet on December 13 for strategic and board meetings. Next, during the US Olympic Short Track Speed ​​Skating Trials at the Olympic Oval on December 17-19, the USOPC plans to hold its own board meeting in Salt Lake City.

Bullock did not indicate that an announcement on the date would be made at either of those meetings.

“After Beijing,” he said, “we think there will be an intensification of activity.”

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SLC Police Discover Bounty Of Illicit Weapons In Drunk Driving Arrest

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A man has been arrested after a drunk driver was discovered on Monday with a treasure trove of dangerous weapons.

Salt Lake City Police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Onkar Singh.

Police said the incident occurred in the 1400 South 300 West area when officers responded to reports of a possible road rage incident. When the police tried to arrest Singh, he was uncooperative and fled in a “reckless manner”.

Officers eventually found him in a parking lot at 1200 South 900 West. Police suspected Singh of driving under the influence and arrested him for drinking and driving.

During the investigation, the police discovered a quantity of dangerous weapons in Singh’s possession, including a handgun loaded with the serial number shaved off, two batons, several knives, a sword, an American hand knife. and two daggers sai.

Singh was arrested on charges of impaired driving, refusal to take a chemical test, obstructing justice, disorderly driving, on counts of possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, etc. .

Singh is currently reserved at the Salt Lake County Metropolitan Jail. Authorities are still investigating the case for now.

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Check out these lesser-known resources at a Salt Lake City or county library near you

Libraries offer more than just books. These are life enriching resource centers today, and the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library are no exception.

If you’re new to Salt Lake City, here’s a breakdown of the two major library systems in the area.

– The Salt Lake City Public Library System (aka the City Library) is headquartered in the Downtown Main Library and also has seven smaller branches in city neighborhoods. All residents of Salt Lake City or Salt Lake City County can obtain a free library card from the municipal library. For more information visit

– The Salt Lake County Library System (aka the County Library) covers a much larger area than the City Library, with 18 branches spread across the Salt Lake Valley. All county residents can get a free library card from the county library. For more information visit

Trish Hull, director of the County Library’s Kearns branch, said libraries are “the heart of democracy” because they provide everyone with equal access to information and education.

“We are an equalizer,” she said. To access everything in the following list, all you need is a free library card.

Cultivate your garden

Established in 2019 – in partnership with Wasatch Community Gardens – the City Library’s free seed library allows anyone to request seeds, then bring them home and plant them. Initially based only in the Main Library, the Seed Library has expanded to include Day-Riverside, Marmalade, Glendale and Sprague branches.

Just read the seed catalog – which features an ever-changing variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers – then place your order in line or in person.

Once your garden is finished, save plant seeds and share them, either by giving them to a friend or neighbor or by returning them to the library.

The Seed Library encourages people not to waste seeds, which have the potential “to be a plant that can nourish others in the community,” said Liesl Jacobson, deputy director of community engagement for the library. from the city.

Where: Browse the seed catalog on and pick up orders at the Main Library in downtown Salt Lake City. Or visit a participating branch in person.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Seed Library, at the Marmalade branch of the SLC Public Library System, Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Take food for the brain

The city and county library systems have partnered with the Utah Food Bank to provide free food to children and teens under the age of 18 as part of the Kids’ Cafe program.

The municipal library distributes snacks at its Marmalade and Glendale branches, as well as at the main library. For hours and other information, visit

The County Library provides free lunch bags for children at the following locations: Hunter, Kearns, Magna, Smith, Tyler and West Valley. For hours and other information, visit

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kid’s Cafe is offering free meals for children up to 18 years old at the Kearns Library on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Here are some non-book resources available at Utah libraries for you. may not be familiar with about including to the new Kearns library. From access to a sound studio, 3D printers, bike repair tools and more, libraries are sources for a variety of rewarding resources, not just books.

Improve your skills

When a car’s brake pads squeal or a kitchen faucet leaks, ignore the repair bill and learn how to fix it yourself with digital how-to guides.

You can also learn to write a resume, take arts and crafts classes, or become a Microsoft Excel assistant. Selection varies by library system and branch.

Where: at, click on “Explore”, then on “Digital Library”, then search by subject. TO, click on the “Learn” tab. Then under “Popular Topics” click on “How To”.

Read the newspaper

All library patrons across the state have unlimited access to The Salt Lake Tribune at, including subscriber-only stories.

Thanks to the municipal library website, you can also read The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as 600 international, national and regional newspapers through ProQuest Newsstand (in the digital library).

Borrow from the Library of Things

Discover new technologies and even new worlds with the growth of the County Library Library of things. The equipment collection is free for adult customers and includes Internet hotspots, Chromebooks, tablets, and telescopes for stargazing.

The “Preserve Memory” equipment also available will allow you to start digitizing those shoeboxes of old photos, films, slides and cassettes for future generations.

Where: Selection varies by branch and is subject to availability. Go to for more information. The municipal library also digital conversion equipment.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) One of the telescopes that can be checked out, at the Marmalade branch of the SLC Public Library System, Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Listen to local tunes

Find something truly unique to hum by browsing the HUM database at Organized by a group of musicians, writers and producers, HUM is a treasure house of local music ranging in style from rock to country.

Use your library card to stream and download for free.

To show creativity

The cost of high-quality equipment needed for 3D printing, embroidery, engraving, robotics, design or sound production shouldn’t hold back your creativity.

The County Library’s selection of equipment and software will allow any artist to explore and grow. For a full list of everything available, visit

The municipal library also offers a large material selection for photography, sewing (bring your own yarn and fabric), graphic design, button making, lamination, video production and more.

Where: County Library’s Holladay, Kearns, and Magna branches, or the Town Library’s Main Library, as well as Marmalade, Glendale, and Sprague branches.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Marmalade branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library System has sewing machines, as reported on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Play the game

Discover your next favorite board game at the Marmalade Game Exchange, the latest addition to the Marmalade branch of The City Library.

Just bring a lightly used board game (make sure all the pieces are inside) to the library and exchange it for a new game that you can take home and keep.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Game Exchange, at the Marmalade branch of the SLC Public Library System, Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Remember the good times

Memory care kits, designed for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, are now available through the municipal library.

The kits come in five different themes: music, travel, pets, the outdoors or transportation. Each kit contains DVDs, toys, books, CDs and other items that can “spark conversations, provide respite for caregivers and come up with activities that can stimulate memories,” the library said.

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The Granary District is changing rapidly. Here is the new project.

Since its designation as a tax-advantaged investor zone, it’s only a matter of time before projects start to pile up in Salt Lake City’s Granary District.

It seems the time has come.

A number of projects are awaiting development, many renovation projects of existing industrial buildings, in the area southwest of the city center.

The latest proposal, currently known as the Pacific Yard, would bring a seven-story mixed-use building on the corner of 700 South 400 West. This places the building close to what is emerging as the heart of what will be a rapidly changing neighborhood.

The building would contain more than 6,000 square feet of retail, rental and convenience space on the ground floor, as well as two parking levels containing 215 stalls. Above, there would be 292 rental units.

The units would be primarily one-bedroom, plus a few dozen studios and two-bedroom houses.

The developers say they’re paying homage to the neighborhood’s history by designing the ground floor to reflect the site’s industrial past and present. Pacific Yard would replace a steel maker.

“Pacific Yard is creating a new project that recalls the past by creating a warehouse experience on the ground floor to interact with the streetscape in a dynamic and authentic way,” the developers wrote in their app.

While the city and state have virtually guaranteed that the area will experience a development rush, zoning in the attic remains primarily automotive-oriented General Commercial (CG).

This zoning limits heights to five stories and no more than 60 feet, which encourages five-story buildings without realistic retail space on the ground floor.

Urban Alfandre submits a design review request to request several zoning changes, including:

  • Build two more stories and approximately 28 feet more, at 87 feet 10 inches.
  • Forgo the required minimum setback of 10 feet on all sides.
  • Forgo the landscaping required in the yards.
  • Lower minimum parking requirements.

Commercial space will be oriented towards 400 West, with rentals and amenities for tenants facing 700 South, according to plans.

Pacific Yard is developed by Urban Alfandre, a supporter of Building Salt Lake.

The area is currently considered to be moderately passable on foot, very cyclable and fairly well served by public transport, according to WalkScore.

This is likely to change as the surrounding neighborhood is ready for redevelopment within the next three years.

Pacific court building details

  • Developer: Urban Alfandre
  • Architect: KTGY
  • Engineer: Focus Engineering
  • Landscape architect: Landform Design Group

Changes in the attic

Across from Pacific Yard is the Granary Campus, which includes a evo retail store, evo Hotel, skatepark, block project, Level Nine Sports, art gallery and other unknown retailers, according to Kier Construction.

One block west is the Industry SLC building, which is expected to have over 300,000 square feet of office space when completed. This building, a renovation project that began in 2019, promised to act as a catalyst for rapid change in the area roughly between 600 South and 900 South, I-15 and 300 West.

The neighborhood is isolated from the downtown area by three overpasses catapulting automobile traffic into the area of ​​I-15 on the 400 South, 500 South and 600 South. Salt Lake City also operates 300 West as a nine-lane freeway in the area, and traffic lights on all north-south streets favor commuters to and from the freeway.

All of this discourages foot traffic north and east, although entry from the east is possible on 800 South, and painted cycle paths have recently been added on 700 South.

The Industry team also recently obtained approval for a huge parking garage with nearly 1,000 parking spaces that will be shared between existing and future office spaces and planned housing.

Immediately west of Pacific Yard, developer Brandon Blaser built up properties fronting 500 West and 700 South, which recently underwent major sewer upgrades to cope with the impending onslaught of new residents.

Blaser, who is the developer primarily responsible for the overall planning of what he calls the Post District north of 600 South, now owns most of the block that includes Pacific Yard.

Needless to say, the Granary neighborhood is quickly shedding industrial users in favor of modern office space and inbound residential.

They were drawn to the creation in 2017 of what is called areas of opportunity, or OZ, which offer financial incentives to those who invest in defined areas across the country.

We’ll keep you posted on projects in the attic as they arise. It should be any day now.

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“It’s my super power now”: Utah residents living with HIV work to break down stigma surrounding the disease

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – When Sequan Kolibas was diagnosed with HIV eight years ago, the mother-of-one kept him to herself for years, largely fearing the reaction of others to her news.

Those fears were confirmed when she let out her secret one day while talking to a friend.

“We were just talking about HIV and, and I had kind of a seizure and I told him I had it and he was like, ‘Well, only hookers and junkies get HIV. So which one are you? ‘ “

Kolibas’ fear of the stigma surrounding the disease had proven to be justified. That had been her biggest concern when she learned she had contracted the virus from her five-year-old partner, a man.

“It was extremely scary, it changed my life,” she recalls. “To be honest. I had periods of suicidal thoughts, severe depression. I just thought my happiness and my life was over. I let HIV become who I am, instead of being a woman. part of who I was, I let my diagnosis define me.

On Wednesday, December 1, World AIDS Day will be celebrated, in remembrance of those who have lost their lives due to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, which is initially caused by a diagnosis of HIV. The occasion of 2021 is particularly poignant as it marks 40 years since the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first reported the emergence of AIDS among gay communities in New York and California.

Originally dubbed “gay cancer,” the HIV and AIDS epidemic has been ravaged by misinformation, misunderstanding and, of course, stigma against those who contract the virus. Researchers ultimately reduced its primary means of transmission to sharing needles or injection equipment, exposure to blood in open wounds, and sexual intercourse. The shocking announcement of NBA star Magic Johnson’s infection in 1991 showed that HIV can affect people of any sexual orientation – gay or heterosexual – but many of the stigmas have always been hard to shake.

“I think this has persisted since the 1980s,” says Heather Bush, who manages the HIV program for the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) to “In addition to dealing with a life-threatening disease, and all that it means, people with HIV worry about what people are going to think or how they are being paid. It’s just a huge additional burden that people have to face. And I think a lot of it is perception.

The truth is that living with HIV in 2021 is very different from what it was in 1981, as testimonials and information from a new UDOH campaign,, shows. While illness is still a part of life; the website says every three days a new Utah resident is diagnosed with HIV, no longer a death sentence.

Advances in prevention and treatment have made transmission nearly impossible for people with the disease who take appropriate measures, which can be as simple as a daily pill for antiretroviral therapy (ART) and extra precautions for antiretroviral therapy (ART). sexually active people. The new term in HIV medicine is “U = U”. The antiretroviral drug can reduce the amount of HIV in the blood to undetectable levels. If it is undetectable, it cannot be transmitted to others.

“We know it’s still there, we know they still have the virus, but it’s so weak that not only does it protect them and keep them from getting sick, but it also prevents them from passing it on to others. people, ”he added. Bush says, adding that those who have an HIV-positive partner who are not infected can also take preventative drugs. “We have a lot of tools that we didn’t even have 5 to 10 years ago.”

The biggest obstacle that remains is stigma, as both Bush and Kolibas agree. While medical advances have provided the means to make the spread of HIV and AIDS much more difficult if the right precautions are taken, opening the dialogue is still a work in progress.

Kolibas has since found purpose by sharing its story and founding a nonprofit that provides resources to those infected and information to those with outdated fears and misconceptions about HIV and AIDS.

“You don’t have to change who you are, it doesn’t define who you are,” she says, mentioning that her T-cell count, or the number of disease-fighting blood cells, is higher than before. diagnostic. “We are opening the conversation to educate people so that we can reduce this stigma for people. “

For years, many have thought that even routine, non-sexual or blood-related contact with someone living with HIV could be dangerous. Kolibas’ mission now is to shatter these misconceptions.

“It’s the misconception of ‘Well it’s just a gay disease’, or if somebody has it, you can’t share the same utensils, you can’t squeeze them in their arms you can’t drink out of the same cup as them It’s just about education now I’m kind of using HIV as my superpower now.

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Hackett: If Real Salt Lake don’t hire Mastroeni, another club will

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake interim manager Pablo Mastroeni has ensured a lot of safety after November.

Mastroeni and Real Salt Lake overcame the odds, once again, beating Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park to meet the Portland Timbers in the Western Conference Finals. The club have no owner, are run by an interim manager and only reached the qualifiers after a Damir Kreilach goal at the last second on decision day. for the MLS Cup.

What Mastroeni was able to accomplish is simply remarkable.

Mastroeni started the 2021 MLS season as Freddy Juarez’s first assistant. Since then he has taken full control of the Real Salt Lake dressing room, instilled a sense of trust within the playgroup and guided a club that many so-called pundits say would end up at the bottom of the conference. at the beginning of the year until the final of the conference.

Real Salt Lake general manager Elliot Fall has yet to make a public decision on Real Salt Lake’s next manager. However, that decision becomes easier and easier to make as Real Salt Lake’s number of games are won.

Either way, if Real Salt Lake chooses to go in a different direction at the end of the year, Mastroeni has likely earned a managerial position elsewhere.

FC Dallas, LAFC, Vancouver Whitecaps, Houston Dynamo and FC Cincinnati are all currently without a full-time coach.

If Real Salt Lake doesn’t hire Mastroeni, one of the clubs listed above will.

Next match

Real Salt Lake will travel to Portland for the Western Conference final this Saturday, December 4, with kick-off scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

This will be the first conference final appearance for Real Salt Lake since 2013.

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Omicron COVID variant will reach Utah sooner or later, researchers believe

Kimberly Desmond, a registered nurse, draws a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe in Salt Lake City on September 22. Researchers said on Friday they believed the omicron variant would reach Utah sooner or later. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah health officials say they are closely monitoring the new variant of COVID-19 coming from South Africa, but how worried should we be in the state of? hive? Researchers say it’s likely to happen in Utah, the real question is when.

Officials at the World Health Organization classify the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus in the same category as the highly contagious delta variant. And they believe the newer form of the virus is highly transmissible. However, University of Utah virologist Dr Stephen Goldstein says scientists still have a lot of questions about the omicron, especially since it is so new. For example, they don’t know if the new variant is deadlier than the others.

“We don’t know anything about whether it causes more serious or less serious disease. There are early indications that it can be highly transmissible, although it is really still too early to tell,” he said. he declares.

Goldstein says the omicron is not an offshoot of the delta variant, so researchers are trying to learn as much as they can. He believes the variant will eventually arrive in Utah, but no one knows when.

Should we cancel Christmas plans? Maybe not yet, although doctors still recommend masks, limiting crowd sizes and social distancing to limit any kind of viral spread.

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Group Serves Gratitude Day Dinner to SLC Homeless Community

Black Lives for Humanity also distributed clothes and blankets to participants.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dave John cooks beans for Navajo Tacos, as he teams up with volunteers from Black Lives for Humanity to serve a ‘gratitude dinner’ to over 100 homeless people , on 500 West in Salt Lake City on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

More than 100 homeless people had a hot Thanksgiving meal Thursday at a “Gratitude Dinner” hosted by the group Black Lives for Humanity.

The meal included Navajo tacos, fruit, and a pumpkin and apple pie, and was served at a wasteland near 400 South and 500 West in Salt Lake City. Dave John, who is Navajo, cooked the Navajo tacos with the help of volunteers. John is known for traveling with a portable kitchen and preparing meals for homeless people.

The group also distributed clothes and blankets to the participants. Lane Neaman drummed and sang round dance songs in southern Oklahoma.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dave John cooks beans for Navajo Tacos, as he teams up with volunteers from Black Lives for Humanity to serve a ‘gratitude dinner’ to over 100 homeless people , on 500 West in Salt Lake City on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

Also on Thursday, volunteers delivered nearly 100 additional meals to homeless people in camps across the city.

Black Lives for Humanity is led by Ty Bellamy and works to support the homeless community.

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Former hotel renovated into 134 studio rooms for homeless people in SLC

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) – More than 130 people over the age of 55 or veterans move into a renovated hotel. What was once the Airport Inn, is now “The Point”, an extended stay retreat that offers studio living. Craig Frye has been waiting for something like this for two and a half years.

“The last few years have been tough,” said Frye.

Now Frye has his own bed, television, and bathroom.

Switchpoint Community Resource Center CEO Carol Hollowell tells ABC4 that many of the people they serve have money, but not enough for their own housing.

“We charge $ 450 per month for rent. And that gets someone who earns $ 872 in Social Security somewhere they can afford, too, ”Hollowell said.

Rent includes daily continental breakfasts, family style dinners and several support services.

“We will have volunteer activities. We will have case management activities where they can come in from mental health services, or some may need to get their ID card back or get medical assistance or something like that, ”Hollowell said.

Hollowell said this new hideaway is one of the cheapest places to stay in Salt Lake City, but the best part is this place can be a permanent home.

“Just the ability to have their own place and have privacy and be able to feel safe,” Hollowell said.

Frye calls “The Point” a light at the end of the tunnel. A light he can turn off when he’s ready to call it a night.

More than 100 people are already on a waiting list for “The Point”.

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A chilly start gives way to a sunny day in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Good Monday Utah! With the high pressure still under control, we will see another day of calm and dry weather with plenty of sun again. Temperatures will also be slightly above average.

As usual for this time of year, we will see a cool morning with temperatures around 20 and 30 degrees. We will definitely want the layers for the day because as we head into the afternoon our temperatures rise slightly as we jump into the upper 40s and 50s for most of the Beehive State and even see the mid-1960s in St.. George.

Winds won’t really be a factor for most of us anymore, except for a part of the area between Cedar City and New Harmony where it can get breezy at times. As the evening hours approach, we still have a lot of clear skies before the clouds accumulate thanks to 2 weather systems that will barely fly over us on Tuesday.

In short, another dry and a little hotter day which promises to start the work week well.

Stay ahead of the weather with the most accurate live Utah forecast and in line. We are There4You!

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SLC Mayor Mendenhall on Transgender Day of Remembrance: “Our city is here for you”

Friday marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day dedicated to remembering those who have been murdered due to transphobia.

In Salt Salt Lake City, 320 flags have been placed outside the Salt Lake City and County Building, each bearing the name and biography of a transgender person who has lost their life in the past year.

The exhibit is part of several events taking place in the city, including a Transgender Day of Remembrance program that takes place at the Capitol Rotunda and a memorial service and candlelight vigil scheduled for Saturday night among the flags in Salt. Lake City and County Building.

“Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity for us to reflect on the beautiful lives we have lost to transphobia and reaffirm our commitment to fight hate and protect trans lives,” said Erin Mendenhall, Mayor of Salt Lake City. tweeted. “To our SLC transgender community, I see you, I love you and our city is here for you.”

President Joe Biden also issued a statement Friday, urging the Senate to pass the equality law so that “everyone can live free from fear and discrimination”.

“This year, at least 46 transgender people in this country – and hundreds more around the world – have been killed in horrific acts of violence,” the statement said. “Each of those lives was precious. Each of them deserved freedom, justice and joy. Today on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we mourn those we lost during the year. deadliest on record for transgender Americans, as well as countless other transgender people – disproportionately black and brown transgender women and girls – who face brutal violence, discrimination and harassment. “

He said transgender people still live in fear and face systemic barriers to freedom and equality, and he highlighted what he called the “worrying proliferation of discriminatory state laws” that has been enacted across the country and targets transgender people.

Utah lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would regulate the participation of transgender athletes in high school sports, despite the Utah High School Activities Association have no records of transgender children playing on any team.

According to a study from the UCLA School of Law Williams Institute, transgender people are more than four times more likely than cisgender people to experience violence.

“Transgender people are some of the bravest Americans I know,” Biden said. “But no one should have to be brave just to live in safety and with dignity. Today we remember. Tomorrow – and every day – we must keep taking action.”

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Salt Lake Chamber: RSG Performance

Here’s Derek Miller talking about business. More and more, the best companies are offering wellness programs focused on improving the lives of company employees. Monnica Manuel, President of RSG Performance, explains how her company’s advanced training can have a positive impact on Utah businesses.


In April, then again in July and again in August, the number of workers who quit broke all-time records. Even before this Great Resignation, as it’s known, GALLUP RESEARCH showed us that employee disengagement is already costing US businesses $ 450 billion a year. Forbes magazine tells us that this represents 34% of each employee’s annual salary.

For owners and managers, this is a wake-up call and we encourage leaders to reconsider the corporate culture to find new ways to engage employees, to excite them and to engage in their work and their place of work.

Gallup has also shown that employees want career development and personal improvement – not table tennis and free lunches, and that the antidote to employee disengagement is managers who know how to coach.

RSG Performance uses evidence-based practices informed by years of executive leadership to transform you and your leaders into great coaches. You can find out more about our programs at RSGPERFORMANCE.COM.


RSG Performance stands for “Ready, set, go performance”. You can stop by their table during the Women & Business Conference, an event hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber, to be held at the Grand America Hotel on Friday, November 19. I’m Derek Miller from the Salt Lake City Chamber, talking about business.

This press release was produced by the salt lake room. The opinions expressed are those of the author.

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SLC leaders ‘frustrated’ as town again resorts to temporary shelter for winter homeless people

Cars parked outside the Ramada Inn in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The site was chosen as an emergency homeless shelter this winter. (KSL-TV)

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SALT LAKE CITY – Leaders in the Utah capital are not happy that the city has once again been chosen to house an emergency winter shelter.

Salt Lake City Council, in a meeting Tuesday, reluctantly approved the Ramada Inn at 1659 W. North Temple as the site of a temporary 250-bed overflow this winter. Officials from the Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness said the temporary facility will be a “safe, 24-hour, no-congregation environment” that will allow homeless people to escape the cold this winter.

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall explained that the county coalition had selected the site and asked Salt Lake City to approve the use of an emergency shelter.

Although they recognized the need for the shelter, what upset the mayor and several members of the city council is that the city was wiretapped by the state for the three years that a shelter d urgency was needed following the decision to close The Road Home.

“I am frustrated by the disproportionate and largely unsupported efforts Salt Lake City is making to the statewide homelessness crisis,” Mendenhall said, moments before the council vote on Tuesday. “My frustration seems equal to that of City Council, where today’s discussion reflected a waning desire to permanently house the vast majority of services in this county without the financial support that should accompany that service.”

This winter’s shelter will be the second in a row to be found on the west side of town, an area Salt Lake City Councilor Ana Valdemoros called “the already stressed part of town.” She said police and firefighters requested more staff and overtime, and apologized for not being able to answer every call.

Valdemoros argued that a recent report that a homeless shelter was not feasible in other Utah towns and unincorporated areas of the county is an example that Salt Lake City has been pushed “into a corner” and ashamed if he didn’t open an emergency shelter.

Salt Lake City Councilor Victoria Petro-Eschler, who was sworn in last week and represents the area in which the shelter will be located, agreed. She added that she was concerned about issues that could arise for residents and small businesses near the emergency shelter.

“Asking the city to shoulder this burden once is an emergency. Having been asked multiple times now, with the west side significantly targeted, is a model,” Petro-Eschler said. “This model should disqualify this type of emergency demand. It is more of a seasonal demand.”

The additional resources needed for the shelter are why Salt Lake City Councilor Darin Mano said he believes the state should help cover the city’s costs.

There were also concerns about the intended property for the shelter raised at the meeting. Nigel Swaby, chairman of the Fairpark Community Council, said he visited the site earlier today and was “in poor condition”. He said he saw fixtures and floor coverings stripped from some rooms; some had a toilet above the beds.

“It will cost a lot more money and take longer to bring this building up to code than the time needed to provide housing in this year’s overflow,” he said.

Alejandro Puy, who was confirmed as the winner of the Salt Lake City Council District 2 race earlier Tuesday, said he had also visited the “place of great concern”.

“This motel is run down and I’m very worried,” Puy said. “I don’t know who’s going to pay to fix and code the place, but it’s very, very concerning – the state of it.”

At the end of the day, I don’t think we, as a group of elected officials, can have people potentially to freeze to death on the streets of our city.

–Chris Wharton, Salt Lake City Councilor

While city leaders and residents were not happy with the position they have been placed in, they also know time is running out. Temperatures in Salt Lake City fell below freezing overnight; the National Weather Service noted these are the coldest temperatures recorded in the city since the end of March. It’s a reminder that winter is fast approaching.

At the same time, the existing permanent shelters in Salt Lake County are already filling up. Andrew Johnston, the city’s director of homeless policy and outreach, told council in a working session earlier Tuesday that use of homeless shelters is “quite high,” at 97% in all areas.

Mendenhall recently posted a six-month hiatus on creating any new permanent shelter in the city, again explaining on Tuesday that the city “hosts far more than its fair share of homeless services” in the state. However, she added that she “intentionally” allowed an avenue to open for temporary overflow facilities because she believed residents would rather have temporary shelter in their city than see the homeless. having “nowhere to go, freezing in our streets”.

It was this sentiment that persuaded five of the seven city councilors to vote in favor of the shelter. Salt Lake City Councilor Chris Wharton said the vote was “difficult”. On the one hand, the city will be burdened with an additional burden which could exacerbate the problems in its west side; on the other hand, it can lead to a “life and death” situation for many homeless people if the state does not have an emergency winter shelter.

“At the end of the day, I don’t think we, as a group of elected officials, can have people potentially frozen to death on the streets of our city,” Wharton said. “It’s a national epidemic, but… Salt Lake City is escalating and doing so every year because our residents appreciate and understand that this is a crisis that we must at least do our part and try to protect. . “

The Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness said the new space will have “24/7 onsite security, shuttles to transport customers, meals and connections to other services.” It says there will be 300 overflow beds available until April 2022.

This figure includes motel coupons in other cities and rugs from the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room and Weigand Homeless Resource Center.

“We know that there are many players involved in the development of these solutions and we are committed to being good partners to ensure we are providing consistent care to homeless people in collaboration with the surrounding community,” wrote the coalition in a press release. “We know the surrounding neighborhoods have faced a lot of pressures over the years and we look forward to working with the community as we serve our most vulnerable residents this winter. “

Meanwhile, Mendenhall says more needs to be done in the future so that Salt Lake City does not have to cover the costs of emergency shelter on its own. She said beds at homeless shelters should be distributed among other towns in the county and that Salt Lake City should secure “adequate” public funding for the public safety costs associated with running the shelter, which would otherwise fall on the city’s taxpayers.

Although frustrated with the process, the mayor said she still applauds the city council vote given the circumstances.

“This action will save lives,” she said. “But I know we all agree that the residents and businesses of Salt Lake City deserve a more balanced path forward.”

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Salt Lake City abandons century-old Utah Pantages theater; building to be demolished

The Utah Theater is pictured in Salt Lake City on December 3, 2019. Salt Lake City, which purchased the building in 2010, has finalized its deal to turn it over to a development agency that is considering demolishing the building. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY – The set is now set for the demolition of the century-old Utah Pantages Theater to make way for the newest skyscraper in downtown Salt Lake City, despite attempts by outside groups to call for the building’s preservation.

The Salt Lake City redevelopment agency on Wednesday closed the transfer of the Main Street building to Texas-based global development company Hines. The transaction is seen as the city’s final step in the property transfer process; City officials said on Friday that Hines can now move forward with site preparation for construction of the new “150 Main” building.

Salt Lake City and its GDR had owned the property for a decade. In December 2019, they struck a deal with Hines, ceding ownership to the developer at no additional cost. By that time, it had already been revealed that the company wanted to build a 30-story building with 300 apartments in its place.

Details of the building continue to be worked out, but city officials said on Friday that the current plan still calls for a $ 100 million mixed-use building with 10% of the tower apartments designated as affordable housing for residents making up about 60% to 80% of the county’s median income.

“The closing of the sale represents an important step in the redevelopment of this property and now allows us to focus our attention on the benefits this project will provide. In particular, the inclusion of open spaces and affordable units that will provide the opportunity for the public and new residents to live, work and play in the city center, ”said Danny Walz, director of the city’s GDR , in a press release.

Wednesday’s transaction marks a possible final step in what has been a controversial few years in determining the fate of the building, although city officials have not indicated a timeframe for when the theater could be demolished.

The original construction of the theater began in 1918 and it opened in 1920. It was, among other things, one of the first buildings in the country to be fitted with an air conditioning system. It was then split into two theaters in the 1960s during renovations at the time.

City officials said the building had been vacant since 1992; they argued that he needed “substantial” rehabilitation since that time. The city’s redevelopment agency acquired the property in 2010. By the agency, the purpose of the purchase was to “activate Main Street” with the property, either by demolishing or renovating it. The agency has since estimated that it would cost between $ 40 million and $ 80 million to renovate the building as is, so it was sold.

“As the nation’s fastest growing state capital, Salt Lake City is in the midst of incredible growth and change. We need more housing, more access to affordable housing and more green space in our urban areas, ”Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said in a statement Friday. “While it is unfortunate that under previous ownership the theater has seen decades of intentional and unintentional degradation, it is encouraging that the upcoming development of the 150 Main will bring with it so many of our city’s current needs to the heart of our downtown. “

Groups like Preservation Utah and Save the Utah Pantages Theater opposed the 2019 sale and fought for the building to be preserved.

The first states that he had been involved in the attempt to preserve the theater for about two decades; the latter of the two attempted to get a question about the sale added to the city’s ballot this year, then sued the city after the initiative was denied. A 3rd District Court judge dismissed the lawsuit on September 23 – although the decision has since been appealed, court records show.

The Save the Utah Pantages Theater group also questioned the city’s rehabilitation estimate as a similar theater in Tacoma, Washington, was rehabilitated for less than $ 20 million. Its organizers named the theater to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in September. If the building is classified, this does not prevent the demolition of the building but would allow its owners to benefit from tax credits covering part of the cost of its rehabilitation.

After Wednesday’s transfer, the group’s organizers said in several social media posts that they were not done fighting to save the building.

“I’m not going anywhere. (Casey McDonough) is not going anywhere. (David Berg) is not going anywhere”, group organizer Michael Valentine wrote in a social media post on Friday. “Our international Pantages family is here for the long haul.… It took 12 years to save and restore the Ogden Egyptian in the 1980s. I’ve been here for two years, so if it takes me another decade, let it be. so be it.

“The only way this is all over is when the Pantages is safe, protected, restored and firmly in the hands of the people,” the message continued. “Until then you will not see any rest from me.

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Utah Now Home to Southwest’s Best Convention Center

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – After more than 6,000 votes from around the world with a total of 603 destinations, the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center won the Southwestern Best Convention Center award at the 2021 Stella Awards.

The winners were from top hotels, convention centers, conference centers, convention and visitor offices, destination marketing organizations, destination management companies, airlines and cruise lines from around the world.

Hotels and service providers were nominated in 17 categories in six regions of the United States and around the world, for a total of 260 winners and finalists for 2021.

Once nominated, the finalists for each category were determined by the meeting planners during an open voting period. The winners were then selected by a jury of experts.

The winners were recognized for their overall excellence, excellent food and drink, professionalism of staff, technological innovations and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center was first built in 1899 but was destroyed by fire in 1910. A little over 50 years later, an arena covered with the same name was completed in 1969 serving as a sports arena and concert hall. This arena was then demolished, giving way to the brand new convention center which will open in 1996.

After several expansions in 2000 and 2005, the building size is now almost equal to one million square feet.

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Maverick Sports Bar at Salt City Best Fest

The Wendover Nugget and Maverick Gaming sponsor the Salt Lake Tribune’s first annual Salt City Best Fest.

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The Wendover Nugget and Maverick Gaming sponsor the Salt Lake Tribune’s first annual Salt City Best Fest.

On December 4, 2021, guests will explore three levels of the Leonardo Museum, sampling over 30 of the best restaurants, bars, and distilleries Salt Lake has to offer.

With live music from artists such as Blane Long from The Voice, this is sure to be one of the best December events in Salt Lake City.

Salt City’s first annual Best Fest, sponsored by Wendover Nugget, promises to be Salt Lake City’s hottest new festival

Salt Lake City‘s newest festival, Best Fest, celebrates and features the area’s best businesses as voted by locals.

Visitors may be surprised that there is no shortage of Salt Lake City nightlife, but locals know it better. That’s why earlier this year, the Salt Lake Tribune announced Salt City Best, a competition for local businesses to be selected as the best in the region.

The winner’s magazine comes out on December 5, 2021, but locals can get a glimpse of the valley’s top sellers by attending the event itself on December 4.

Discover new favorites with friends and family, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Leonardo Historical Museum downtown.

Sponsored by the Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino, the Salt City Best Fest reflects Utah’s vibrant, foodie and musical culture.

The new and improved Wendover Nugget hotel and casino

Gambling was first legalized in the 1930s in the state of Nevada. Since then, Wendover has been a hot spot for Utahns looking for a little Vegas-style fun (but maybe don’t want to make the trip to Las Vegas).

Originally, the Wendover nugget was a rest station for travelers crossing the desert between Utah and Nevada. It later became the State Line Casino and Hotel, one of the the oldest casinos in the state of Nevada.

Now, under new ownership, it has been completely revitalized as the self-proclaimed “best place to play and stay” in Wendover. With 500 deluxe rooms, luxury bathrooms and suites, free shuttle service, premium sports betting and casino games, it is sure to have an amazing stay in Wendover.

Taste food from the updated Nugget Steakhouse

Only the finest hand-cut steaks are grilled to perfection at Nugget Steakhouse.

Recently updated as one of Wendover’s best dining experiences, the Nugget’s famous steaks will be available to be tasted at Salt City Best Fest.

Find out what’s on the menu and why people are scrambling to try these award-winning steak dishes. Plus, find out which drinks pair best with each dish!

You won’t want to miss it.

Win a trip to the Wendover Nugget at Salt City Best Fest!

Participants will have the chance to participate in freebies for a trip to the Wendover Nugget, as well as dinner vouchers, loot and more.

Simply enter the raffle during the event to win trips, dinners and prizes. Visit the kiosks for Maverick game and The Wendover Nugget during the event for extra chances of winning!

If you’ve been wishing for more concerts and live music in Salt Lake City, this event is for you. It’s hard to beat the live music, free travel, and the best sellers the city has to offer.

Book your ticket now, before the Salt City Best Fest is sold out!

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🌱 Fatal motorcycle crash + violent fight in downtown SLC

Happy Monday, people of Salt Lake City! Here’s everything you need to know to get started today on an informed note. Here is what is happening in the city today.

First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Cloudy and sunny weather. High: 53 Low: 41.

Here are the best stories today in Salt Lake City:

  1. Authorities have released the identity of a motorcyclist who died in a crash that closed southbound lanes of I-15 on Friday evening. According to Utah Department of Public Safety, Michael rogers, 42, from Lehi, is said to have switched to HOV lanes in the 12300 South in clothier, but he did not leave enough space between him and the vehicle in front of him. (KUTV 2News)
  2. Three people are in jail after a violent brawl breaks out in the city center Salt lake city Saturday morning. Authorities said they received reports for the first time of a “big fight” near 39 E. Place of exchange around 2 a.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found three people injured. The Salt Lake City Police Department said one of those arrested was 23 years old Your Uelese who faces a charge of aggravated assault. (ABC 4)
  3. The J. Willard Marriott Library to University of Utah opened a new exhibition created by the Indigenous and Allied Students Association in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. (ABC 4)
  4. Salt lake city leaders unveiled a new arboretum on Saturday morning at the town’s historic cemetery, dedicated to its oldest sexton, Marc Smith. (Salt Lake City Tribune)
  5. The Utah Legislative Redistribution Committee released its proposed maps late Friday night. Salt Lake County was divided into four congressional districts, which is perhaps the most controversial part of the proposal. The current map of Congress divides it into three districts. (KUER 90.1)

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  • City Council Meeting – Town of Mill Creek (5:00 p.m.)
  • Community reinvestment agency meeting (7:00 p.m.)

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Missing Utah: Finding Kandis Harris

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) – It’s a desperate call from a grandmother who wants to know where her granddaughter is.

Kandis Harris, 16 years old, disappeared in July and has not heard from since. There are fears that Harris, also known as Brooklyn, may be a victim of human trafficking.

That is why Exit, an advocacy group joined the family to help find her. On Saturday, the organization will sponsor a “Find Kandis” event at Liberty Park.

“We have this radiation Event Saturday (November 6) at Liberty Park at 10 am, ”said Amber Kehl, spokesperson for Exitus. “We ask the community to come and Support family and let Kandis know she’s not forgotten.

Kandis’ grandmother is his legal guardian and remembers that day in July when she disappeared.

“Kandis walked through the fence and left the facility (Odyssey House), ”Said Diane Carpenter. “I have no idea where she left because in her state of mind she was very depressed.”

Kandis was undergoing treatment at Odyssey House. This isn’t the first time she’s been ordered to get help at places like Odyssey House.

“We were told it was a secure facility,” Harrison said.

But it was not. Carpenter later learned that it was not secure and that the staff are not allowed to touch the teenagers who live there. An Odyssey House spokesperson citing the privacy rules would not confirm whether Harris was even at the facility receiving treatment.

Carpenter gathered some of his things, including a notebook with Kandis’ diary in it.

“(She) pretended she really didn’t care if she lived or died,” Carpenter said. “She was in a very low place in her life.”

Her grandmother said Kandis used social media on a daily basis, but since her disappearance she hasn’t posted anything.

“No one has seen or heard of Kandis,” Carpenter said. “She hasn’t shown any activity on any social media account, which means there’s a really big red flag.”

She recently learned that she may have spotted Kandis on July 19, four days after leaving Odyssey House.

As far as she knows, Kandis is still in the area.

“I know she was gone and was on the streets of Salt Lake,” Carpenter said.

Exitus, the human trafficking advocacy group, became involved in mid-August after learning that Kandis could be a victim.

“Since we took on this case in mid-August, we’ve had a few arrests of individuals,” Kehl said. “We believe Kandis is a high risk minor who found herself in a situation where her ability to choose was taken away from her.”

Kehl did not want to explain why the organization believed Kandis was trafficked.

Members of Exitus carried out nightly searches for her and other victims of human trafficking. During a search Thursday night, they came across several men gathered outside a convenience store in Salt Lake City.

“You have a trafficker who brings the girls in,” said a member of the surveillance team. “(He tells them) which one do you want? “

Kandis was not there.

Exitus also posted leaflets look for information on his whereabouts.

The family are also offering a reward of $ 2,000 for his safe return.

Saturday’s event will also include the release of 115 balloons, one for each day she’s gone missing. According to Carpenter, people can sponsor a balloon for $ 10. The money will be used to increase the reward and pay for the flyers.

Just in case Kandis or Brooklyn Harris were within earshot, her grandmother had a message for her.

“Kandis, you can go home,” she said. “We love you, we want you at home. I promise if you get home, we’ll fix this.

A Salt Lake City police spokesperson did not confirm the two arrests made according to Exitus. But the spokesperson said they were actively investigating Kandis’s fate. Anyone with information can contact police.

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Major road improvements are underway for Mill Creek, but will they improve the popular canyon?

Acre for acre, few outdoor recreation areas in Utah are used more than Mill Creek Canyon, the heavily forested destination where a nine mile drive connects Salt Lake City to many backcountry trails in the Wasatch Mountains.

So many people visit to hike, fish, cycle, have a picnic, ski, and most noticeably run their dogs that the road is crowded with cars under the winter gate most weekends. weekends and evenings all year round and above the door in summer.

Salt Lake County posted a plan to widen the upper canyon narrow winding road in the hope of reducing congestion and protecting the watershed. But some canyon enthusiasts wonder if pouring more asphalt would really help or just make matters worse.

County officials on Wednesday proposed nearly $ 20 million in upgrades for the upper canyon, which they say are needed to accommodate the growing number of cars in the canyon. Salt Lake County and the US Forest Service are looking to widen the 4.5-mile road beyond the Winter Gate to the Big Water Trailhead in a primarily funded $ 38 million program speak Federal Land Access Program, or FLAP.

“We know this canyon is loved by so many people and it’s really about preparing for the future,” Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson said at an event at the now closed gate. ‘winter. “This is a plan to improve access, manage access, and build the amenities we all need when we recreate ourselves here. One of them being efficient parking, one of them being better trailheads [and] in appropriate places, widening of the road. I know the Forest Service is very sensitive to this topography and we’re not going to do anything that doesn’t make sense.

(Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake District Ranger Bekee Hotze of the US Forest Service reveals plans to upgrade the deteriorating narrow road at the top of Utah’s popular Mill Creek Canyon, shown behind her on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Also pictured, left to right, Salt Lake County Planning Officer Helen Peters, Mayor Jenny Wilson and Millcreek Mayor Jeff Silvestrini.

The road would be closed during construction from fall 2024 to spring 2026, while the high canyon backcountry would still be accessible by trail from the terraces, pipeline and nearby Lambs Canyon.

Many people cherish the upper Mill Creek Canyon as it is today, with its narrow, low-speed road, and fear that road improvements could alter the character of the canyon. A wider road could bring even more traffic to an already saturated place, Carl Fisher, executive director of Save our canyons.

“Improvements are needed, of course, but are we building more things in the canyons to accommodate more people? The answer seems to be yes, ”Fisher said in an interview. “We’re on the verge of losing any semblance of Wasatch we once knew.”

About five miles from the canyon, the road is closed for at least eight months a year, from November 1 or earlier to June 30. Although closed to cars, it sees even more traffic during this time when it is used by cyclists, cross-country skiers, hikers, children in sleds and canine companions. Widening the route would do little to improve the experience for these seasonal users and would likely degrade it, critics say.

Some stakeholders have explored a shuttle system for the canyon, but that idea has not caught on with the Forest Service, which oversees public lands in the mountains above Salt Lake City.

The agency is proposing to completely rebuild the road and widen it 29 feet from the winter gate at Elbow Fork and up to 24 feet for the last three miles to the Big Water Trailhead.

“Access to Mill Creek Canyon and facilities in the canyon is deteriorating and not keeping up with current use,” said Bekee Hotze, Salt Lake City District, Forest Service. “Where possible, the road will be widened to accommodate the multiple uses we currently see in the canyon. “

Parking would be improved at high-traffic areas such as Alexander Basin, Big Water, and Elbow Fork, but would be eliminated along the roadway where the parking lot broke the sides of the road.

“You want the road base to stay on the road, you don’t want that in your feed. The road is made of tars and chemicals which, when thrown into the waterway, are not good for the fish, ”Hotze said. “So this project will add retaining walls where needed to ensure the base of the road stays where it is intended.”

Bike paths would be added, but not everywhere.

“In some parts of the route it is not possible to widen the route enough and maintain the character of the canyon,” Hotze said.

Officials will host an open house on November 9 at Millcreek Town Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will be accepting public comment until December 9.

A $ 15 million FLAP grant would fund this work in the Upper Canyon with local sources, adding a matching $ 4 million. An equal-sized FLAP investment is being considered for the lower canyon, which is open to cars all year round, but at a later date.

Like the neighboring canyons of Big and Little Cottonwood, Mill Creek has seen a significant influx of recreational use in recent years as more Utahns discover natural wonders just outside of the major population centers of the State along the Wasatch front. Since the start of 2020, the pandemic has pushed many people outside, accelerating overcrowding in Utah’s canyons and other destinations.

Even before the pandemic, traffic in Mill Creek was skyrocketing from 192,000 vehicles in 2013 to 1 million last year, according to county spokeswoman Jordan Carroll. Mill Creek is especially popular with dog owners, whose furry friends aren’t allowed in protected watersheds, such as Cottonwood, City Creek, and Parleys Canyons.

Julie Jag | The Salt Lake Tribune Although some trees have lost their leaves, many are still colorful along the Red Pine Road Trail in Mill Creek Canyon on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

“It’s so beautiful and natural. And sadly, as our population in Utah grows, these places can be loved to death. And the purpose of this grant is to close that gap and do some things that are necessary to preserve the wilderness of this canyon, preserve the watershed, provide better access so people can get up here and park, ” said Jeff Silvestrini, Mayor of Millcreek. . “Mill Creek Canyon is an asset that everyone in Salt Lake Valley appreciates, but it’s the backyard of Millcreek, and that’s why my town is particularly interested in this canyon. This is why we organized the open day on this subject.

The Uinta-Wasatch Cache National Forest oversees Mill Creek Canyon in partnership with the county, which charges visitors $ 5 per vehicle exiting the canyon to generate revenue to cover maintenance of the many amenities that line the causeway. Annual passes cost $ 50.

Revenue generated from the fees, which had been increased in January 2020, has nearly doubled since 2016, from $ 583,000 to over $ 1 million last year, according to county data.

These revenues generally do not fund upgrades, such as new parking at Rattlesnake Gulch or new trails at Rattlesnake and Alexander Basin. But some could be tapped to meet local matching requirements for FLAP grants, according to Carroll.

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🌱 $ 3.2 million collection of LDS artifacts + Ballpark station area map

Happy Wednesday, people of Salt Lake City! Here’s everything you need to know to get started today on an informed note, okay? Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in the city today.

First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Cloudy and sunny weather. High: 59 Low: 41.

Here are the best stories in Salt Lake City today:

  1. A private collection of objects from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is for sale. The $ 3.2 million collection of rare and historic Church letters, books, documents and works of art has been called possibly “one of the last opportunities to acquire such important LDS memories “. The collection also includes rare books and pamphlets from the early Church, including three first edition Books of Mormon, property and company legal documents, and a selection of drawings by Utah artists. Jack sears. Some documents date back to the early 1800s. (ABC 4)
  2. Mayor Mendenhall on Monday unveiled a draft of the city’s “Ballpark Station Area Plan”, which, among other things, calls for a “festival street” – a location near Smith’s Ballpark where residents and local businesses in the neighborhood can organize public markets, festivals and other events that generate interest in the south-central part of the city. The plan also includes the construction of a new branch of the municipal library in the district and a reconfiguration of Utah Transit Authority TRAX Beware of 1300 South to make it more accessible. Salt lake city neighborhood leaders and advocates hope the plan will be a crush on the neighborhood which has battled crime and other issues in recent years. (
  3. The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium hosts the fourth edition Pet project and will accept donations on behalf of the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah. The donation window will run from November 1 to 24. (ABC 4)
  4. A construction worker suffered serious injuries Monday after part of a Salt lake citythe foundation of the house collapsed on him. (
  5. As the labor shortage persists, a local Metro The franchisee has been so desperate at times that she has had to lure in family members to follow hungry customers. (

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Ken Ivory wants to return to the Utah legislature

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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Ken Ivory asks a few questions about the broad tax review bill during his first public hearing at a committee meeting on Friday, March 1, 2019.

The return of Ken Ivory?

Former Rep. Ken Ivory is considering returning to Capitol Hill in Utah.

The sudden resignation of Representative Steve Christiansen last week means Republican delegates in HD47 will choose his replacement for the 2022 session. Ivory, who resigned that seat in 2019, has informed Salt Lake County GOP leaders that he was a candidate to replace Christiansen.

Ivory resigned from the legislature in August 2019 to take a job at a company that won a $ 700,000 state contract that he helped lead through the legislature before stepping down.

During his previous term in the legislature, Ivory advocated for states to gain more control over their public lands. He has had ethical complaints filed against him, claiming that his work with the American Lands Council, a nonprofit organization he began advocating for transferring public lands to states, scammed counties into they donate money to this organization.

HD47 delegates chose Christiansen to replace Ivory after her resignation.

Sources say “The Rundown” Ivory is already reaching out to delegates for their support ahead of the special election.

So far, the other declared candidate in the race is Nathan Brun, who lost the GOP primary to Christiansen last year by 834 votes.

The the special election will take place on November 15, which means that the HD47 seat will be vacant during the special redistribution session. Candidates can enter the race until November 13.

Here’s what you need to know for Monday morning


🚨 Before resigning suddenly last week, Rep. Steve Christiansen was looking to get his hands on the personal information of thousands of voters in Utah. It appears he would give this information to a far-right group aiming to go door-to-door to match voters with votes seeking electoral fraud. [Tribune]

🚨 Robert Gehrke of the Tribune reports that Republicans in the Utah Senate have had a preview of their new district maps, including partisan breakdown. This was before the independent redistribution commission finished its work. [Tribune]

💉 Utah joins several other states in a lawsuit against the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees of government contractors. [Tribune]

Tomorrow is election day in Utah. Preferential voting could delay results in several cities. [Tribune]

  • Mysterious text messages rock a race at city council in Draper. [Tribune]

  • Policing is the number one issue for voters in the Salt Lake City District 5 contest. [Tribune]

🏛 Representative Adam Kinzinger visited Utah last week. He exclusively explained to The Tribune why Republicans have become so enthralled with former President Donald Trump, the Jan.6 inquiry and political tribalism. [Tribune]

🥾 Utah wants to attract the Outdoor Retailers Trade Show to Salt Lake City, but one wonders if the political environment in the state of Beehive is to the liking of the organizers. [Tribune]

🌎 Representative John Curtis and his Conservative climate caucus are traveling to Glasgow this week for the COP26 climate talks. [Tribune]

🤦‍♂️ Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert’s campaign has erroneously stated that she represents Utah in her FEC disclosure documents. [Forbes]


➡️ READ: FBI and Other Law Enforcement Agencies Missed Warnings While Others Failed To Pass Out Critical Information Ahead of Jan.6 Attack on U.S. Capitol . [WaPo]

The House plans to vote on two spending bills on Tuesday. The $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure package and a $ 1.75 trillion social program proposal are critical parts of President Joe Biden’s agenda. [CNN]

📊 Approval for President Biden’s job drops to just 42% in a new poll. [NBC News]

The race for governor in Virginia is heading towards the wire. This could cause big problems for Democrats. [WSJ]

⚖️ The Supreme Court will hear two challenges to the near-total ban on abortions in Texas. [NYT]

⚖️ A challenge to New York’s gun licensing law is on the Supreme Court’s record on Wednesday, which could lead to a significant extension of gun rights. [AP]

✈️ American Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend due to staff issues and bad weather. [WaPo]

💉 More than 24,000 New York City municipal workers were not vaccinated against COVID by today’s deadline. These employees will be put on unpaid leave and the city is bracing for a staff shortage. [Bloomberg]

🦠 COVID-19 has killed more than 5 million people worldwide. [CNN]

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Representatives Adam Kinzinger and Evan McMullin in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Kinzinger backs McMullin in race for US Senate

Representative Adam Kinzinger traveled to Utah last week to do a small fundraiser for his PAC and endorse Evan McMullin, who is running for the US Senate as an independent.

“He’s someone who loves his country, and I think we’re at a time when people are putting their loyalty to a party rather than their loyalty to the country,” Kinzinger said.

Kinzinger and McMullin have known each other for several years, starting when McMullin was a member of the House Foreign Affairs committee.

Kinzinger’s endorsement is important, if only for his role on the House committee investigating the January 6 attack. Kinzinger was one of the strongest supporters of the attempted insurgency that day and the role played by former President Donald Trump.

It’s a stark contrast to Senator Mike Lee, who McMullin will likely face next November. We recently learned that Lee was aware of the memo from Trump’s attorney John Eastman explaining how the 2020 election could be called off, but said nothing. Even knowing this, and following the violent attack on the United States Capitol, Lee voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial.

Endorsements don’t usually decide who wins or loses an election, but they do help candidates build a narrative. If McMullin decides to make 1/6 a problem, that might draw a clear line.

(Read my exclusive one-on-one interview with Kinzinger here)

Monday Morning Utah News Summary


  • The Salt Lake City Convention Hotel takes to the skies. Will the conventions bounce back? [Tribune]

  • The coal miner who failed to restore farmland will be shut down if he does not repair his “fraudulent” link, regulators say. [Tribune]

  • The state is considering the northern Utah Valley to store water from the Bear River. [Tribune]

  • Utah hospitals are collecting used crutches, walkers and canes in response to supply chain issues. [Tribune]

  • Utah Supreme Court Justice Deno Himonas retires, plans revert to private sector. [Tribune]

  • After COVID, employees in Utah will see more flexibility in how and where they work. [Tribune]

  • Some Utah resorts already have enough snow to open, but do they have the employees? [Deseret News]

  • Utah Small Businesses Share Tales of Struggle with the Governor. [Fox 13]

  • Almost 20 years later, a study examines the Olympic impacts on the Park City community. [KPCW]


  • Au milieu de COVID-19, les vaccinations infantiles ont considérablement diminué dans l’Utah. [Tribune]

  • Children who contract COVID-19 can suffer from serious illness, warns a leading Utah doctor. [Tribune]

  • Unified firefighter captain dies of complications from COVID-19. [Tribune]

  • More children hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a Utah doctor, because the vaccine is licensed for ages 5 to 11. [Deseret News]


  • Utah universities aren’t disclosing computer science students quickly enough for Silicon Slopes. That may soon change. [Tribune]

  • The Utahns’ top priority for the budget surplus? Spend it on education, poll shows. [Deseret News]

  • A Minnesota company will donate $ 3.3 million to the Utah Board of Education after technical issues botched student tests. [Deseret News]


  • Religious Tribune reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack will lead an international journalism group. [Tribune]

  • Leading Latter-day Saint leaders visit refugees in northern Iraq. [Tribune]


  • Ben Anderson: Utah should focus on fair cards, not political games. [Tribune]

  • Mitt Romney isn’t mean, but that doesn’t mean he’s right about taxes, writes George Pyle. [Tribune]

  • Opinion: Here’s why Utah lawmakers should adopt the independent commission’s political maps. [Deseret News]

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Tokyo Olympics: Tokyo Olympics: The Meaning of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Cauldron at the University of Utah

Much of Friday’s event was spent remembering and sharing stories about the 2002 Games. As for the cauldron, there are plenty of crazy stories to share even after the organizers have passed. flag poles and railings. The design itself was quite a challenge. Once the “light the fire inside” theme was selected, organizers told Romney they likely needed a cauldron that somehow reflected that. An idea emerged to make it out of glass so that it could appear as if the Olympic flame was burning inside. But this concept encountered several logistical problems. WET Design, co-founded by University of Utah graduate Mark Fuller, was chosen to design the cauldron. Eccles remembers that the flame, spanning over 10 feet, was visible throughout the Salt Lake valley once the cauldron was lit. This, Romney said, required a lot of gas to power – so much he was told that “several people cooking had their stoves turned off” when the first lighting test occurred at the company’s California studio. . Now, as the 20th anniversary of the Salt Lake City Games approaches, the cauldron has been officially re-ignited – temporarily, at least – in a new plaza in a new location just outside of the University’s Rice-Eccles Stadium. from Utah. Romney, Eccles and others who have worked behind the scenes to organize or participate in the games gathered on Friday afternoon to unveil the new Olympic and Paralympic Games in Salt Lake City and light the cauldron once more after its recent renovation .

Tokyo Olympics: The Meaning of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Cauldron at the University of Utah It makes the glass black, so you’re going to quickly have it all black and you’re not going to see the fire, ” Romney recalled Friday. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

That night, however, the navigation was not easy. Romney explained that in order to light the cauldron during the ceremony, you must have a nightlight that lights the cauldron. Two night lights were installed at the time to ensure that if one goes out before the cauldron is lit, a second is still there. Senator Mitt Romney explores the location of the 2002 University of Utah Olympic and Paralympic cauldron during an unveiling ceremony at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday.

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The University of Utah: Build Your Village with Komae

It really takes a village to raise a child, and Komae (Greek for “village”), a company providing an innovative and participatory childcare solution, is bringing that colloquial expression into the 21st century. The University of Utah is partnering with Komae to address relevant issues many may have in ensuring high-quality, affordable care for their children.

Essentially, Komae allows users to interact with other parents and create little “pods” with similar parenting styles and COVID-19 safety practices. They can then provide and receive childcare services, setting dates and times through the app. Komae provides an innovative point redemption system to ensure that the service can essentially remain “free forever” for users. Parents earn and spend “points” for the hours of child care they use. One hour of care given or used is equivalent to one point. A more detailed explanation can be found in the Instruction guide for families.

Through U’s partnership with Komae, parents and families associated with the university can use the ONEU code, which offers a host of benefits to the user. Using the code provides free tickets for parent and family workshops. You might like to attend a seminar on “Escape the Guilt Trap of Working Parents” or bring your child to a workshop, such as “Music Game for Babies and Toddlers”. These and other activities are all provided for free with the use of the ONEU code.

The ONEU code will also allow you to obtain exclusive discounts on points. Parents who need to spend more points than they normally earn must purchase additional points at the rate of $ 15 per point. However, with the discount offered by the university, the additional points cost only $ 1. That’s over 90% off.

The exclusive ONEU code will also guarantee access to the Utah Co-op on the Komae app. Until now, the cooperative has been open to everyone, but from November the ONEU code will be required to access it. Utah Co-op members receive four free points each month, starting in December. This is sufficient for an entire session.

There’s a lot going on with Komae at U. To start, create your account on Komae and join the University of Utah group. And if you haven’t already had the chance, be sure to explore other resources for dependents available to all U employees. For the latest events and how-to guides, visit the resources page at

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UTA On Demand is coming to Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, October 28, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) – The Utah Transit Authority announced Thursday that the UTA On Demand microtransit service is arriving in Salt Lake City.

The service will launch on December 13 in the western neighborhoods of Salt Lake City, serving Rose Park, Poplar Grove, Fairpark and Glendale.

“This innovative form of on-demand transportation uses app-based technology to plan trips and match multiple passengers heading in a similar direction in a single vehicle, with a route that allows for quick and efficient shared trips,” said said a press release from UTA.

“Originally launched in southern Salt Lake County two years ago, UTA On Demand is growing in popularity by offering a variety of trips to local destinations within the community, connecting with d ‘other bus and train services and providing first and last mile transport solutions. “

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said, “This exciting new service is a welcome addition to public transportation for our city’s Westside community. This pilot program combines the convenience of on-demand service with the affordability of public transit in a way that will greatly benefit our residents. I am so happy that there will be additional transportation that the residents of Westside can rely on for travel, shopping, entertainment and more.

Service to Salt Lake City will be available seven days a week, 4:00 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday. Runners can book travel by downloading the UTA On Demand app, available on the App Store or Google Play. Travel must begin and end in the designated service area. After booking a trip, the app displays the pick-up location. UTA On Demand is a corner-to-corner service, so passengers are picked up and dropped off near their point of departure and arrival. Cyclists who do not have a cell phone can plan trips by calling 385-217-8191.

UTA On Demand is also accessible to people with disabilities. Passengers using a mobility aid can request a ride from an accessible van by selecting wheelchair accessibility in their profile. Once activated, all trips will be reserved for an accessible vehicle.

“We are delighted to partner with Salt Lake City to launch another UTA On Demand service,” said Carlton Christensen, Chairman of the Board of UTA. “This service will truly benefit residents of the western part of Salt Lake City with increased mobility, connections to our other transit services, and access to their local community. We appreciate Salt Lake City’s support and vision for innovative transit solutions.

Passengers can pay for their journeys in the UTA On Demand application using a credit or debit card, a FAREPAY card or pass such as Eco Pass or Ed Pass linked to your account. These cards can be added in the app. They can also pay with a valid UTA paper or mobile ticket. Cash is not accepted for UTA On Demand travel.

For more information on UTA On Demand and the new service in Salt Lake City, click here.

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Over 500 backpacks full of supplies prepared for incoming Afghan refugee students

Volunteers fill backpacks with school supplies for incoming Afghan refugee children in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. (Ashley Fredde,

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake Teachers’ Federation has purchased and filled 546 backpacks of school supplies for Afghan students who will soon fill classrooms across the state in the hopes that it will bring “a sense of membership”.

A group of about 30 volunteers from the American Federation of Teachers’ Federation sections of Front Wasatch, the surrounding community and school districts gathered on Tuesday to fill the backpacks.

Among the volunteers was Salt Lake City Council District 1 candidate Blake Perez, who said he learned of the event by knocking on doors. Perez met a family from the neighborhood who were helping a refugee family.

“It was kind of a sign for me to go out and do that and help,” Perez said.

The effort began when Nadia Rockwell, vice-president of the Salt Lake Teachers’ Federation, applied for a $ 25,000 grant offered to branches by the national union. The executive council of the American Federation of Teachers allocated funds that would have been used for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic as grants for projects that would welcome children back to school.

“I thought if the kids had the supplies they need to go back to school, I think they would feel better. The Salt Lake City School District is doing a really good job of making sure the kids have it. what they need in class, but I think it’s one more step so the kids can have it in their homes, ”said Rockwell.

Once the chapter received the money, the leaders quickly requested a wish list from the school district refugee coordinator. With a list of items in hand, Chapter members purchased the items and began to compile them into backpacks for delivery the following week. Each refugee student in the Salt Lake City School District will receive a backpack, and 150 students at Utah International Charter School will also receive one.

Backpacks were stocked for elementary and high school students, with a variety of items for each. Pencils, erasers, highlighters, binders, paper, colored pencils, crayons and masks were placed in backpacks, but one item excited Rockwell the most: science calculators for students of grades six to twelve.

“I’m just looking at what I had as a student, and my parents provided me with backpacks and calculators and whatever I needed, and I was successful. As a teacher in in the Salt Lake school district, I saw kids who didn’t have all of these things, and I think sometimes that limits them, ”Rockwell said.

As the district strives to help provide basic necessities in the classroom, Rockwell thought that providing students with their own supplies could help student success. Plus, she thought the supplies could show students “that they are important and appreciated in our community.”


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Will the new TRAX station solve an unprecedented problem for Salt Lake City International Airport?

Trains come and go as officials gather to celebrate the Utah Transit Authority’s TRAX Airport Station, marking the culmination of 20 months of construction extending TRAX to the new airport terminal in Salt Lake City Monday. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY – Earlier this month, during the Utah school system’s fall recess, staff at Salt Lake International Airport encountered an issue they had not addressed since the the new airport terminal opened last year.

All airport parking lots have been taken. Its parking lot was completely full because of nearly 30,000 travelers coming to catch the plane elsewhere.

“It is a bit disturbing because it means that it is quite likely that there were people driving to the airport, bags in the trunk, tickets in hand, who could not find a place. to park, ”said Bill Wyatt, manager of Salt Lake City. International airport.

While he maintains that airport executives like him will work on parking management in the future, he used this recent example to emphasize the importance of another solution: public transit. In particular, a new tram station.

On Monday, Wyatt, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and leaders of the Utah Transit Authority welcomed the opening of the new TRAX station at Salt Lake City Airport. They did this by boarding a special Green Line tram that arrived just outside the main terminal at the airport. The train was supposed to pierce a specially designed banner to symbolize an inauguration ceremony, but high winds tore the banner to shreds before the train arrived.

Time could not stop the celebration; it marked the end of 20 months of construction that were delayed due to economic and pandemic issues. City, airport and UTA leaders say the station will be a convenient alternative to driving to the airport, much like the old airport station did for the old one. Salt Lake City airport.

“It’s an exciting day for us,” Mendenhall said. “The way we move people matters. The way you move when you go on a business trip, when you take your family on vacation, and how you see and experience this place has so much to do with the beginning and the end. the end of your commute from home, and the opening of this TRAX (station) is changing the fabric of the experience of Salt Lake City and all of Utah today.

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Carlton Christensen, chairman of the board of the Utah Transit Authority, and Bill Wyatt, executive director of <a class=Salt Lake City International Airport, and other officials alight from a train as they gather to celebrate the new UTA TRAX Airport Station, marking the culmination of 20 months of construction extending TRAX to the new airport terminal, in Salt Lake City on Monday, October 25, 2021.”/>
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Carlton Christensen, chairman of the board of the Utah Transit Authority, and Bill Wyatt, executive director of Salt Lake City International Airport, and other officials alight from a train as they gather to celebrate the new UTA TRAX Airport Station, marking the culmination of 20 months of construction extending TRAX to the new airport terminal in Salt Lake City on Monday, October 25, 2021 (Photo: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Kaitlin Eskelson, president of Visit Salt Lake, said the resort is not only exciting for Utahns heading to the airport for travel. She said the resort’s “ease of access” is one of its main selling points for people coming to Salt Lake City for travel. It only takes 20 minutes to get from the airport train station to the City Creek Center station in downtown Salt Lake City.

Visits to Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County, heavily driven by people entering the state from the airport, play a key role in Utah’s tourism economy. In 2019, before COVID-19, tourism brought in more than $ 10 billion. Salt Lake County accounted for almost half of business and leisure visits.

As the Salt Lake City airport begins to move closer to pre-COVID-19 passenger numbers – levels that fill its parking lot – and business conventions slowly return to downtown Salt Lake City, Eskelson is optimistic that tourism spending numbers will return to normal soon. This is facilitated by the presence of a light rail station just outside the airport which can take people directly into the city. From there, those looking to get to Utah ski resorts can use other UTA services or other means of transportation.

“(Less minutes) they can spend getting to or from the airport, they can spend more time on the runways and more time in our communities,” she said.

Nancy Volmer, spokesperson for the airport, added that the train station and the normal green line service are also invaluable for the nearly thousands of employees who travel to and from the airport just for work.

The airport’s first station opened in April 2013 as part of an extension of what was then the new green TRAX line connecting Salt Lake City International Airport to West Valley City, passing through the center. -City of Salt Lake City. Carlton Christensen, chairman of the UTA board, said there have been 2.7 million trips to the airport since the line opened.

The Green Line has connection points to the Red Line, which goes to the University of Utah and the Daybreak District in southern Jordan, and the Blue Line, which connects downtown Salt Lake City to Drape. There is also a connection point with UTA’s FrontRunner, which is a commuter train service that connects Ogden to Provo. All of this is in addition to the many bus stations that connect several other routes through Salt Lake County.

Construction on the new airport station began in March 2020. Christensen said the line was extended by 1,500 feet. The whole project cost $ 22 million, which was obtained through local funding.

Hopefully we’ll see a slight uptick now that people know it’ll be a little more convenient – or maybe a lot more convenient – just to jump on the green line and hike it all the way here.

–Carl Arky, Utah Transit Authority spokesperson

The new airport station itself may seem familiar to those who used TRAX to get to the old airport. That’s because materials from the old station have been moved to the new location, according to UTA spokesperson Carl Arky. He said recycling the items saved both time and money. The project was originally slated for completion in July, but COVID-19 issues and concrete supply shortages delayed the project for a few more months.

Until Monday, passengers could take the green TRAX line to the airport, but had to take a bus to the terminal. The bus also took passengers from the terminal to the green line; however, the process has resulted in delays ranging from a few minutes to an hour in some cases.

It is not clear whether these delays resulted in a drop in ridership on the Green Line. UTA has seen a massive drop in ridership system-wide since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit Utah in mid-March 2020. While ridership is still significantly lower at pre-pandemic levels, the agency reported an increase in ridership during recent times.

UTA reports that it made an average of 33,704 weekday boardings in September, up 54% from the previous September, but still 45% below the September 2019 averages. In addition, the agency continues report new post-pandemic monthly records. September 2021 also marked the first time UTA has returned to 30,000 or more runners on weekdays since April 2020.

“Hopefully we’ll see a slight uptick now that people know it will be a little more convenient – or maybe a lot more convenient – just to jump on the green line and hike it this far,” Arky said. . “It just takes time.”

Carlton Christensen, chairman of the board of the Utah Transit Authority, speaks as officials gather to celebrate the new TRAX airport station, marking the culmination of 20 months of construction extending TRAX to the new airport terminal, in Salt <a class=Lake City on Monday, October 25, 2021.”/>
Carlton Christensen, chairman of the board of the Utah Transit Authority, speaks as officials gather to celebrate the new TRAX airport station, marking the culmination of 20 months of construction extending TRAX to the new airport terminal, in Salt Lake City on Monday, October 25, 2021 (Photo: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

As ridership continues to increase, UTA is looking for ways to help it grow further. Christensen said UTA will extend Sunday service at the airport from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. starting December 12. This is a return to the hours of service that existed before the pandemic.

He added that the agency was also preparing to launch an incentive that will allow travelers with a “current day” boarding pass to travel for free on TRAX in an effort to encourage people to use the service.

Meanwhile, Arky said he thinks it is “critical” that the project be completed before the next vacation travel season and as air travel increases.

“This airport is already attracting more and more traffic. So I think more and more people are going out and starting to travel again and we are getting closer to vacations, and Salt Lake City and the metro area continues to grow organically as we go. and as we go, I think every mode of transportation we can offer that offers a better solution… wouldn’t be fast enough, ”he said.“ It’s great that we have done this now. We have seen nothing but continued growth and continued use of the airport. “


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Police investigate stabbing and SWAT standoff at SLC

SALT LAKE CITY – Police are investigating what led to a stabbing and SWAT standoff in Salt Lake City on Sunday morning.

Salt Lake City Police Department officials said a 37-year-old man was stabbed multiple times after a brawl broke out at a nighttime party on Ashton Avenue.

When the police arrived, nine people barricaded themselves inside the house, according to the police, and refused calls to leave.

“We hit. Some people came out. Some people refused, ”said the det. Marie Stewart with the SLCPD. “In an abundance of precaution, we called on SWAT and crisis negotiators.”

Late Saturday night, witnesses saw a group of people hanging out, laughing and drinking on the porch.

“There was like a big neon sign in the window that said ‘open bar’,” said Jason Wheelock, who witnessed the standoff. “So it seemed to me like it was some sort of college party – younger kids having fun drinking in a house.”

But detectives said the party abruptly ended when words were exchanged and someone pulled out a knife.

The police were called at 5 a.m. on Sunday.

They found the victim at a nearby medical facility and worked back from there to identify where the stabbing took place.

“I woke up and heard police on a mega phone,” Wheelock said. “He was basically ordering a guy out of the house. And I looked out and saw some guns drawn, and a young man come out of the house with his hands up.

Police said the standoff lasted another five hours before those held inside the house gave up and left.

“Our endgame is always a peaceful resolution and that’s what we got here,” said Stewart.

Police took nine people into custody, but then released everyone without charge.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Salt Lake City Police Department.

The identity of the victim was not disclosed.

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At least 7 Utah Lyft runners sexually assaulted; the company reports more than 4,000 cases

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – More than 4,000 Lyft riders have reported sexual abuse by drivers, according to a report released by the rideshare company.

At least seven of those victims are in Utah, according to an attorney who represents about 1,000 victims nationwide.

“We get new cases every day,” said lawyer Angela Nehmens, who calls Lyft’s self-published report “empty words.”

Lyft has not implemented the kind of safety measures – like automatic, mandatory video or audio recordings at the start of every ride – that Nehmens says are necessary.

The report, with stats from 2017 to 2019, comes after Uber released a similar report in 2019.

According to Lyft, passengers reported 4,158 assaults, 360 cases of rape and 10 deaths from physical assaults.

“It doesn’t matter where you are, whether you’re in Utah or California, it’s a risk everyone is taking,” Nehmens said.

“It’s a trauma they’re going to have to live with their whole lives, it didn’t end when they got out of the car,” added Nehmens.

She says her best advice is to never go on a Lyft ride on your own – and be sure to share your progress with someone you know.

Salt Lake City Police Detective Marie Stewart told ABC4 that an important step is to examine the license plate of the vehicle picking you up.

“If your driver deviates from the route, say something. Let him or her know that the route is rerouted. And talk on the phone with your friend and loved one, ”said Stewart.

The bottom line? Stay engaged, she says – and trust your instincts.

In a blog post, Lyft outlined some of the findings and outlined some of the steps they’ve taken to improve security.

“While security incidents on our platform are incredibly rare, we realize that even one is too many. Behind every report is a real person and experience, and our goal is to make every Lyft journey as safe as possible, ”wrote Jennifer Brandenburger, head of policy development and research at Lyft.

You can read the summary here, which includes some of the security enhancements they implemented:

  • We take a look at everyone who drives with Lyft before they make a single trip. We demand initial and annual background checks, ongoing monitoring of criminal and driving records, and community safety education created in consultation with RAINN, the largest sexual violence organization in North America.
  • We have developed a series of in-app safety features that allow drivers and riders to share their location with family and friends, connect directly with Lyft support, and quickly and easily access the site. emergency assistance from the Lyft app.
  • Our security team is available 24/7 so drivers and drivers can always reach someone live if they have any concerns or feel unsafe, and so we can take action to help ensure the safety of our community.

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Salt Lake Chamber: Let’s Talk Business: The Olson Company

Here’s Derek Miller talking about business. In 1956, Les Olson, a father of twelve young children, gave up a stable job to start his own business. His grandson, Troy Olson, joins us with an update on this business.


Since 1956, The Olson Company has provided organizations in Utah and Nevada with the technology needed to increase productivity and gain competitive advantage. Over the past 60 years, our family-owned business has grown into one of Utah’s largest resellers of office technology, known today for superior service.

Many know us as a copier company, but now we are also a leader in IT services. Over the past decade, we’ve helped clients of all sizes with our outsourced IT. For some, we manage everything, while for others, we simply support their internal team. We also help those with one-off projects – so if your business needs IT expertise, let us know.

As technology evolves, our team of trained and friendly professionals are committed to evolving with it while helping our customers to be productive and secure.

Visit to learn more about our IT services. It’s Olson with an “O”.


The Les Olson company now has nearly 300 employees at nine locations in Utah and Nevada. The third generation now owns and runs the business and the business has many fourth generation family members. I’m Derek Miller from the Salt Lake House speaking on business.

This press release was produced by the salt lake room. The opinions expressed are those of the author.

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Family remembers Salt Lake City woman killed in police chase

SALT LAKE CITY – The family of a woman killed in a high-speed police chase find it difficult to understand why this tragedy happened.

Thy Vu Mims died when the car she was driving was bypassed by a driver trying to get away from North Salt Lake police on Saturday.

Investigators said officers began chasing the suspected drunk driver in North Salt Lake and the chase continued in the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City, where the collision took place.

Read – Suspect arrested in fatal SLC crash that killed passerby

“It shouldn’t have happened,” said Tripp Mims, Thy’s husband. “Absolutely, it shouldn’t have happened.”

As Tripp tries to deal with the senseless accident that took his wife’s life, the Salt Lake City Police Department is the outside agency investigating the case as an officer involved in a critical incident.

While the crash occurred in Salt Lake City, SLCPD officers were not involved in the pursuit. The lawsuit involves the North Salt Lake Police Department.

The results of the investigation will be reviewed by the Salt Lake County District Attorney.

Thy Vu Mims is survived by her husband, her two children, members of her family, friends and neighbors whom she touched by his kindness.

“It’s just an absolute loss,” Tripp said. “The future looks so different.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tripp and Thy started a baking business that allowed Thy to connect with the community.

“I’ve always joked with her, ‘you might think of yourself as the bread lady who sells bread, but in these pop-ups people come talking to you and the bread is secondary,” said Tripp.

His death left a void in many lives.

“Healing is a lifelong process and it will always be there,” said Tripp.

He plans to continue the family bakery business to remember Thy and shine his light in the community.

“She was so inclusive, I have to emulate it all for her,” he said. “Every article I prepare will be for you.”

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MedVet in Salt Lake City Now Offers Neurology and Neurosurgery Services for Your Pets

(Good things Utah) – NEW neurology and neurosurgery services (including a NEW 1.5T MRI) are now available for critically ill pets in Utah.

MedVet Salt Lake City is one of the few neurology and neurosurgery services in the Utah area. These new services will give many critically ill animal patients a better chance of recovery.

Patients for whom neurology and neurosurgery should be strongly considered include those who suffer from:

  • Testing and treatment for epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of meningitis
  • Removal of tumors from the brain and spine
  • Intervertebral disc disease surgery (IVDD)

MedVet Salt Lake City has an on-site high-field MRI system that is available for the large amount of diagnostic imaging required by its specialist care. Their system is a 1.5 Tesla MRI and is of the same type and field strength as those used in human healthcare.

MedVet says to know what to do in an emergency and have your veterinarian’s contact number ready. If after hours, also know where the nearest emergency pet hospital is.

MedVet is a family of emergency and specialty veterinary hospitals committed to providing exceptional care for you and your pet. When it is your pet that becomes ill or injured, ensuring that they are taken care of is the number one concern of all pet owners.

It can be a scary time and without knowing what to do this stress can be debilitating. This is why it is essential to have an emergency plan in place, before you need it. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, the only place you should turn is MedVet Salt Lake City.

If your pet experiences a medical emergency, you can go directly to one of the MedVet hospitals serving the Salt Lake City area and the wider communities of Weber, Davis, Morgan and Summit counties – no referrals. is necessary. Their veterinary emergency hospital is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Learn more by visiting MedVet Salt Lake City.

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Rehabilitation of Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah

Sterling construction company won a US $ 40.4 million construction contract for the rehabilitation pavement at Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah. The project is part of Design Pack 20 of the Aerodrome Concrete Paving Assembly of the Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal Redevelopment Program. The Salt Lake City Corporation, through its Department of Airports (SLCDA), has launched the Terminal Redevelopment Program (TRP) to accommodate more passengers and larger aircraft while also serving as a hub for travelers. with improved facilities and options.

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The $ 4.1 billion Salt Lake City International Airport Rehabilitation Initiative in Utah is being developed in stages to ensure that the project’s goal of zero impact for travelers is maintained. Additionally, the Aerodrome Concrete Paving Kit Design Pack 20 includes all airfields and civil construction around the North Concourse East. Other important elements of the project include the ramp and walls of the Midfield vehicle tunnel, destruction of existing traffic lanes and aprons, removal of existing utilities, installation of a water collector rain, water and sewerage, aerodrome signage and lighting, and groups of communication / electricity conduits. The project is expected to begin construction in February 2022. When completed, the airport will accommodate 34 million passengers who will pass through it each year.

“We are delighted to be part of the historic project to rehabilitate the Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah,” said Joseph Cutillo, CEO of Sterling. RLW has made a significant contribution to this project, and this award demonstrates our ability to provide value-added services and solutions to our customers. Our strategic transition from our heavy civilian sector to other delivery aircraft projects is progressing well and will be an important part of our strategy going forward. The Salt Lake City New International Airport project is a prime example of the kind of environmentally conscious public works projects Sterling wants to identify with.

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Utah can expect clear skies on the weekend

The National Weather Service is planning a sunny weekend.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Waves of birds fly west under a golden sunset over Great Salt Lake on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

Warmer temperatures and clear skies are expected in Utah after a week of frost and snow warnings, according to the National Weather Service.

Although temperatures will remain below average for this time of year, Saturday’s high is forecast at around 62 degrees with clear skies and light winds in the afternoon. A low of 40 degrees is expected on Saturday evening, the weather service reported.

Sunday will bring a high near 69, which matches the mid-60s average temperatures for mid-October. However, it will be colder next week.

The forecast for Salt Lake City calls for a high of 59, 55, 61 and 63 degrees on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. The lows of the night should be in the 30s and 40s.

There is a 50% chance of showers on Monday, but the weather service does not predict any precipitation for the rest of the week.

Temperatures in southwest Utah will hit 70 degrees over the weekend with a high of 78 expected on Saturday and 79 on Sunday. The middle of the week should be quite temperate with highs in the mid-70s Monday through Thursday and lows in the 40s.

Temperatures are starting to line up with mid-October averages in St. George, where average highs are in the 1970s and lows in the 1960s.

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Demolition begins on former Raging Waters water park in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – As of 2018, the former Raging Waters water park has been a fading stain in the southern part of Salt Lake City. Now the city and the entrepreneurs are ready to make way for a new feature.

Before becoming Raging Waters, in 2016, the park changed ownership and changed its name from Seven Peaks Water Park. In 2019, tall grass and dry weeds near the slides ignited in July, but Salt Lake City fire crews were able to save the structures. Less than two weeks later, on August 4, flames ravaged the vacant park office.

When the Seven Peaks deal expired, a company called Blue Island took over and had big plans to renovate the park into a resort town with new pools, slides, restaurants, retail spaces and even the longest river. lazy of the world. Eventually, this company withdrew and attempts to reach them failed.

Last fall, the Glendale Community Council held an onsite visionary conversation about the future of the property. This summer, the Glendale Community Council hosted discussions on the condition and potential of the old water park.

After working with contractors over the summer to remove hazardous buildings, Salt Lake City is now ready to move on to the next phase of its deconstruction of the Raging Waters site, removing paving, certain features in the soil and the slides this fall.

“We want this land to become a valuable community asset again,” said Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “The water park is an important part of the history of our city and of its future. We look forward to learning from the Glendale community and other Salt Lake residents what this site means to them and how it could be transformed.

The City plans to recycle and reuse most of the infrastructure left in the park. This includes site concrete, which will be crushed and recycled as a road base. Some of the slides will be stored for potential future use and other site features will be removed or adapted while retaining their potential for integration into future design.

In addition, contractors take precautions to protect healthy trees living on the site.

Salt Lake City Public Lands has initiated a planning process to create a vision for the new regional park at the former Glendale Water Park site. Public engagement will begin in November with a vision plan slated for spring and the implementation of some amenities starting in summer 2022. More details on the project can be found found here.

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Salt Lake Room: Let’s Talk Business: Impact Suite

Here’s Derek Miller talking about business. Improving your mental health or beating your addiction can be difficult, especially in the age of Covid. Fortunately, a suite of award-winning wellness apps – developed in Utah – are now helping people around the world. Clay Olsen, CEO of Impact Suite is here with more.

A few years ago, I co-founded a youth movement called “Fight the New Drug” which is dedicated to raising awareness of the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts and personal stories. We’ve traveled the world chatting with neuroscientists and recovery experts. Through this experience, it led me to research new ways to help people with mental health and addiction issues. This process led my team and I to start developing a series of apps to help people find deeper healing and recovery from behavioral and mental health issues.

To create positive change, we now have four award-winning wellness apps that you can download anonymously for free at They cover everything from tackling drug addiction, depression and anxiety, sexual compulsiveness, and building resilience. Our new app is called “Riding for Personal Growth”. For those interested in premium features, we offer lifestyle coaching and even teletherapy.

Experts report that one in three people struggle with addiction or mental health issues. To learn more about how to help yourself or your employees, visit I’m Derek Miller from the Salt Lake House speaking on business.

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Beaches reopen at Huntington Beach and Newport Beach as oil spill investigations begin

Surfing is back in Surf City.

Beaches in the city and state of Huntington Beach reopened Monday morning, more than a week after an offshore spill dumped up to 131,000 gallons of oil off the county’s coast of Orange.

Huntington City Beach, Huntington State Beach, and Bolsa Chica State Beach were all fully open at 6 a.m. on Monday. Previously they were in a “soft close” as residents and visitors could get on the sand, but the water and the shore were closed.

Newport Beach followed suit, opening its city beaches at 2 p.m. Monday.

Huntington Beach and California State Parks brought in a local independent contractor, Moffatt and Nichol, based in Costa Mesa, to test 40 different sites along the coast and in wetlands, from the Santa Ana River Pier north to ‘at Sunset Beach.

On Monday, visitors play in the sand as a group of waste management staff clean up Huntington Beach near the pier.

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All samples were tested for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), Huntington Beach spokeswoman Jennifer Carey said to determine oil levels in the ocean. Oil was only detected at one of 40 sites – a non-toxic amount was found in the water just north of Warner Avenue, near the divide between Sunset Beach and Bolsa Chica State Beach.

“It could have been from a ship that had just passed,” said the Orange County superintendent of California State Parks. Kevin Pearsall said. “You just don’t know. Considering 40 spots were tested and all but one came out very healthy with no contaminants at all… that was a big factor for everyone involved in deciding it was ready to open. We’re just very careful. We have a lot of tarball education announcements. We’ve been seeing the tarballs for months, we’re told.

A visitor to Salt Lake City's Huntington Beach walks into the water as a waste management worker combs the beach for oil.

Brendan Park, right, of Salt Lake City, Utah, prepares to enter the water as a waste management worker combs the beach for oil in Huntington Beach near the pier Monday.

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Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr said testing will continue twice a week at the sites, for at least the next two weeks. All test results are published on the Oil Spill Information Webpage. Overflights will also continue to check for the presence of oil.

If people find a tar ball, they are asked not to pick it up, but rather email the beach clean-up crews at [email protected]

“Here in Surf City, our beaches and our ocean are essential to our tourism, our businesses and our overall livelihoods,” Carr said. “It was important for us to reopen our beaches as quickly as possible, but in a responsible manner, based on data and public safety. ”

In Newport Beach, city waters opened nine days after being closed. City spokesman John Pope said 10 sites affected by the spill were analyzed by Eurofins Calscience, an independent laboratory, after being collected on Friday. They did not show unhealthy levels of petroleum-related toxins.

Still, concerns remain about the spill. A press conference was held Monday afternoon at Talbert Marsh, where large amounts of sea foam collected on the shore edges. A sand berm was removed over the weekend to bring fresh water to the area.

John Villa, executive director of the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy, said tests have been carried out on the moss and is awaiting the results.

The investigation is also continuing into the spill itself. California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon on Monday announced the formation of the Assembly’s select committee on the oil spill, chaired by local MP Cottie Petrie-Norris.

Petrie-Norris said the committee is expected to hold its first meeting by early November.

A surfer walks past a line of waste management personnel searching for oil in Huntington Beach, near the pier.

On Monday, a surfer walks past a line of waste management personnel searching for oil in Huntington Beach, near the pier.

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At a separate press conference Monday in Huntington State Beach, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced an investigation into the oil spill.

“We are investigating, we are determining whether the civil execution is justified and appropriate, and whether the criminal execution is justified and supported by the facts,” Bonta said. “Federal entities and county and local jurisdictions can also do something similar. It depends on what the facts are first and what the “this” is – who did what when? We’re still trying to figure out what it is.

Editor-in-chief Sara Cardine contributed to this story.

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How the current cases of COVID-19 in Utah compare to the nation


After months of a wave of delta variants, daily new cases of COVID-19 are declining again across much of the United States.

Since the first known case of COVID-19 was identified in the United States on January 21, 2020, there have been a total of approximately 43,674,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States, or 13,349 per 100,000 people.

In Utah, the infection rate is well above the national average. Since the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in Utah on February 25, 2020, there have been 514,773 total infections in the state – or 16,285 per 100,000 people. Of the 50 states and Washington DC, Utah ranks 10th in cumulative COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population.

Although COVID-19 infections are more concentrated in Utah, deaths are not. So far, there have been 2,962 COVID-19-related deaths in Utah, or 94 per 100,000 people. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 214 per 100,000 Americans.

Like some other states with an above-average COVID-19 infection rate, Utah did not implement strict measures early in the pandemic to help slow the spread of the virus. Utah was one of eight states that did not issue a statewide stay-at-home order during the first wave of the virus.

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How long will thunderstorms last this weekend?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Have a nice weekend, Utah!

We received a much needed dose of wet weather statewide with a healthy storm persisting into the first part of our weekend! Although the wet weather is not as widespread, we will still see scattered showers today and tomorrow.

With even colder air filtering, we will see snow levels drop from 9,000 feet to 7,500 feet at noon. This means that some accumulations will be possible in Cottonwood Canyons and a mixture of rain and snow will be possible even in Bryce Canyon. As for the temperature, the highs will be in the 50s for the Wasatch Front with a cold wind, the highs will be in the upper 30s and the low 40s in the Wasatch Back and in the south, it will be the 60s and 70s to the maximum.

The sky will start to dry out tonight until Sunday when it turns cold to cold. Where humidity persists in the higher elevations, random snow showers will still be possible. The lows will drop to the 40s for Salt Lake City and even dip to the 40s and 40s in St. George, as Logan and higher areas approach freezing!

We’re going to dry off a bit by the end of the weekend. By Sunday, we should return to decent state-wide sunshine with temperatures. This break in time won’t last long, however, as an even stronger storm system arrives early next week. The risk of wet weather will increase again with temperatures taking even longer to dive. This will lead to a potential drop in snow levels on the benches and possibly in the valleys too! Stay tuned.

Conclusion? The start of the weekend will be humid, but expect a cooler and prettier Sunday!

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Alaska Airlines adds new service between Anchorage and Salt Lake City

Alaska Airlines today announced the start of a new non-stop service between Anchorage, our key hub in the state of Alaska, and Salt Lake City. With this flight – and our new flight between Anchorage and Minneapolis-St. Paul – we will be offering non-stop service connecting Alaska to the top 10 travel destinations in the continental United States this summer. This is in addition to our nonstop flights from Anchorage to Honolulu and Maui. Tickets for all flights are now available for purchase at

“We are ready to welcome new and returning customers to the Salt Lake City area as we are giving Alaskans more non-stop options than ever before,” said Marilyn Romano, regional vice president of Alaska Airlines. “Once in this great state, our extensive network that stretches across Alaska gives visitors and locals alike the opportunity to experience everything there is to offer – hiking, fishing, northern lights, sightseeing. and more.”

This summer, Alaska will fly nonstop to 12 destinations between Anchorage and the Lower 48 and Hawaii: Chicago; Denver; Honolulu; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Maui; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Phoenix; Portland; Salt Lake City; San Francisco and Seattle. Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle are Alaskan hubs on the West Coast, providing improved connectivity for customers traveling to other destinations in our network.

“The addition of Salt Lake City to our non-stop service from Anchorage complements our goal of serving the top 10 US travel markets from our hub in Alaska,” said Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “We’re committed to keeping Alaska and our customers connected through our network, and with our new oneworld membership, Alaskans can enjoy more than 1,000 global destinations served by our partners. “

With oneworld and our additional airline partners, our guests can earn and redeem miles with our popular Mileage Plan program to fly on over 20 oneworld and partner airlines worldwide.

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Alaska Airlines Adds New Non-Stop Service Between Anchorage and Salt Lake City | national news

SEATTLE, October 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Alaska Airlines today announced the start of a new non-stop service between Anchoring, our key hub in the state of Alaska, and Salt lake city. With this flight – and our new in between Anchoring and Minneapolis-St. Paul – we will offer non-stop connection service Alaska among the top 10 travel destinations in the continental United States this summer. This is in addition to our non-stop flights departing from Anchoring To Honolulu and Maui. Tickets for all flights are now available for purchase at

“We are ready to welcome new and old customers from the Salt lake city region because we are giving Alaskans more non-stop options than ever before, ”said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines Regional Vice President. “Once in this great state, our vast network spanning Alaska gives visitors and locals the chance to take in all there is to offer: hiking, fishing, northern lights, sightseeing and more. “


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“Add Salt Lake City to our nonstop service from Anchoring complements our goal of serving the top 10 travel markets in the United States from our hub in Alaska,” noted Brett catlin, vice president of network and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “We are committed to keeping Alaska and our guests connected through our network, and with our new amembers around the world, Alaskans can enjoy more than 1,000 global destinations served by our partners. “

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UTA says plans will cause service delays at Salt Lake City, U. of U.

Passengers arrive by TRAX train at Salt Lake City International Airport on May 13, 2013. The airport’s new station is nearing completion, according to UTA. (Ravell call, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Transit Authority advises passengers at Salt Lake City International Airport and the University of Utah to expect light rail delays this month due to nearby projects of both sites.

UTA on Monday began a bus bridge on its green TRAX line to and from Salt Lake City International Airport. The crews are currently working on the construction of a new station which will eventually lead passengers to the new main terminal of the airport.

While passengers were able to exit at a temporary stop near the airport and take a short bus ride to it, passengers are now advised to exit at 1940 West Station and then proceed. a longer bus ride to the airport. Buses will also take passengers from the airport to the 1940 West Station.

Transit officials say passengers should expect delays of 15 to 30 minutes due to the bus bridge, which will run until October 21. Buses will run every 15 minutes between 5:32 a.m. and 11:06 p.m. on weekdays, every 30 minutes between 6:25 a.m. and 11:25 p.m. on Saturdays, and every 30 minutes between 6:25 a.m. and 8:05 p.m. on Sundays for the duration of the project.

Meanwhile, UTA officials said red line runners trying to reach the University of Utah should also expect delays of 15 to 30 minutes from Saturday as the crews replace the tracks near Mario Capecchi Drive. From Saturday to Wednesday, passengers heading to the University of Utah will need to exit at UTA Station 900 East, where a bus will take them to Stadium, South Campus and University Medical Center stations.

UTA officials added that the bus will not travel to Fort Douglas station during the bus bridge service, so those who would normally use this station are encouraged to use the South Campus station instead. . Regular service is scheduled to resume on October 14.

According to the University of Utah’s semester schedule, fall vacation is expected to begin next week, so the delay in service will not impact travel to classes.

The project also involves road closures. Westbound traffic from Mario Capecchi Drive at 1850 East and the bends from Mario Capecchi Drive northbound and southbound at South Campus Drive westbound were closed on Monday due to the project. Two lanes are still open from South Wasatch Drive to Gibbon Street on Mario Capecchi Drive southbound. All closures will remain in place until next Wednesday.

All lanes will be open on South Campus Drive eastbound for the duration of the project. The project could cause delays of up to 30 to 60 minutes for motorists.

The project is similar to the rail replacement that happened near Rice-Eccles Stadium in August. UTA officials said the project would add noise to residents and businesses in the area.

“Residents and local businesses should expect noise all day and night as well as dust, vibration and nighttime lighting during work activities,” they wrote in a press release. . “Barriers will be used to reduce noise.”

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Squid Stewart | Private detective | Salt lake city

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If you look Squid game on Netflix – and who isn’t? – then you know that the titular game is organized and played by people who are clearly more sinister than the rest. Squid game reveals that some people are deceptively sinister, while others are simply cautiously sinister. Other characters are terribly good people but always resort to being less than themselves if the situation deserves it. In such situations, these people resort to cheating, greed, betrayal, lies, theft, intimidation, bowing, evil, murder and cowardice.

Only a handful of Squid game the characters embrace virtuous human traits. Even fewer evoke warmth or sympathy. Most of the characters in Squid game pretty much sums up almost all the bad traits of the human race. That doesn’t even count the despicable sadists who run and oversee the squid game itself out of complicity, greed, or overgrown egos. Eventually, these evil groups are eliminated from the game until only the original 456 participants remain the luckiest, most twisted, least loved, and most ambitious.

There could only be one character who was the worst of the worst, the lowest of the lowest, the most accomplice of accomplices, the most brazen of cowards. I’m not normally the type to spoil the end of a good movie or drama, so just say when Squid game is reduced to defining the most sinister of all of its characters, it’s not an easy choice given all the options. However, the price of the worst Squid game the character, bar none, is the most loathsome of all: Representative Chris Stewart.

Yes, this Chris. The guy who represents my gerrymandered neighborhood of Salt Lake City in the US House of Representatives. The former Air Force kid. This is also the scope of his curriculum vitae.

He’s the squid player who has been in the public for his entire adult life, taking full advantage of all the social benefits offered by our government, but who wants to keep socialism for his greedy little self. He’s also the guy who shamelessly takes a stand on almost nothing important but follows with the obedience of a border collie. He’s known for flip-flopping on all subjects, and he’s also known to speak harshly but never support him. He’s the guy who “inadvertently” blurted out – through a side door – disruptive members of his party in the first round of Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings.

I’m pretty sure Stewart wouldn’t last until the end in a real squid game – he’d be eaten alive by Cho Sang-Woo or Jang Deo-Su. However, in real life he is like them. Note his most recent act of spineless deception last week, when he announced on Facebook – so Chris from himself – that he was boycotting the Utah Jazz because of a policy that only people willing to prove vaccination against COVID-19 would be allowed to watch games. in Vivint Arena.

There has been a lot of things written and said about Stewart over the past week that I don’t need to accumulate on, but it’s a bit weary for a man who has never worked for or managed a private company in his life to stand so high against one. The Utah Jazz have every right to set rules of behavior in their arena, just as the church that Stewart attends sets rules for entry into its temples.

Considering the vitriol that stole its way after her announcement, you’d think Stewart could’ve gotten the message out, but that’s not the game. Squid game is the game. Stewart knows he wasn’t speaking to the healthiest faction in Utah’s health community, nor to most Utah Jazz fans – he was bending to his base.

I am only a gerrymandered fraction of his district. He won’t suffer a lot of wasted votes tearing up the Utah Jazz, who play non-Squid games in his neighborhood. Real city dwellers support the city center. Quite simple. It makes you wonder, then, what exactly matters to Chris Stewart, in relation to the COVID pandemic, and does he care about anyone in his district? Of course, of course, he was vaccinated and, also, he claims to encourage people to “get bitten” as they say in Sevier County. He encourages moderately, however, and certainly not in such a deliberate way that it has any effect.

You know that’s true because while Stewart boldly defends his personal freedoms in that gray mass at 301 S. West Temple, Sevier County’s “anti-jabbers” make up Utah’s second county for deaths from COVID per 100,000, at 116 (according to the latest update from The New York Times coronavirus tracker). The full vaccination rate in Sevier County is 34%. Looks like those Fish Lake in Sevier lunkers are safe for another year – I’m boycotting!

As COVID knows no borders, and as COVID now flourishes in rural America, it’s no surprise that other counties in the Stewart District dominate the Top 10 cases per 100,000, hospitalizations per 100 000 and the least vaccinated county category, with eight of Stewart’s constituents. counties among the 10 lowest vaccinated in Utah. Juab County is only 29% vaccinated (the Utah state average is 52%). Gently supporting vaccinations on Facebook while speaking out loud on meaningless boycotts is a Squid game cunning. He doesn’t care who dies until it’s him.

And yes, they are dying. Utah has four congressional districts with roughly equal populations within each. But the Stewart District (giving it a third of Salt Lake County and half of Juab County) accounts for about 37% of Utah’s COVID deaths, far from the cynical 25% betting line. Maybe he can Facebook a note of sympathy to the five COVID deaths reported in his district today (Tuesday, October 5, 2021).

Stewart kills him. He would be a master at Squid game. CW

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Salt Lake City School District Reports Lowest COVID-19 Case Rate Among Area Schools

SALT LAKE CITY – Schools in the Salt Lake City School District reported the lowest rate of COVID-19 cases among area schools in the first 40 days of the new school year, according to Dr. Angela Dunn.

The executive director of the Salt Lake County Department of Health shared the data on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

The graph showed 963 positive cases of the virus in SLCSD elementary schools, compared to 1,518 in the Jordan School District.

For middle and high schools, data showed 750 cases of COVID-19 in the SLCSD and 1,199 in the Granite School District.

Dunn went on to say: “In the first 49 days of school, 33 children under the age of 18 were hospitalized due to COVID-19[female[feminine in Salt Lake County – 19 out of 33 are between the ages of 5 and 17.

On September 15, the Salt Lake County Council extended a mask term for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the district, first issued by city mayor Erin Mendenhall on August 20. It is expected to expire in mid-October when city council may decide to extend yet again.

The Salt Lake Teachers Association supported the extension.

Dunn called for a Salt Lake County mask mandate in August, but the county council rejected it, overturning it. The council voted 6-3, along party lines, to override Dunn’s public health order.

Dunn was the Utah epidemiologist until she moved to her post in the county.

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Utes uses football to heal over death of Aaron Lowe

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) – It has been over a week now since University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe was shot and killed at a house party.

And even though a week has passed, the coaches, players and the program are still in mourning.

“The tragic and devastating loss of Aaron Lowe still weighs heavily on our hearts and our program, we miss Aaron,” said Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham. “For our team to know the loss we had less than a year, with Ty and Aaron it was a challenge.”

“It’s not an easy time, what happened was terrible,” Utah quarterback Cam Rising said. “It doesn’t make sense, it still baffles me to this day just thinking about it.”

“This program has been through a lot of emotions and outside of football and this is something people tend to forget, at the end of the day we always take our pads off and we are still human,” said the offensive lineman Nick Ford. “So I think the best thing is that we are really a family. “

“It was the most difficult year of my coaching career, without a doubt,” said Whittingham.

With Aaron Lowe’s loss still on his mind, the Utah football team are looking to use this tragic moment to bring the team together and try to achieve their goals.

“Football is a big distraction and having Aaron’s mom come over to talk to us and tell us to keep going because that’s what Aaron would want is kind of the last thing we needed before we went. really be able to deal with it, “wide receiver Britain Covey said.

“The best way to heal is to go through this together and come back to a certain sense of normalcy, but at the same time you never remember it,” Whittingham said. “But it’s therapy to get back into the field. You won’t see anyone wearing 22 in this program anymore, at least while I’m the head coach. We would like to see him retire permanently, it is our wish and I think you will see it happen.

After a well-deserved week off, Utah travels to Los Angeles, Calif., To face USC on October 9.

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If Real Salt Lake moves coaching before seasons end, it has to happen now

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake are still looking for a full-time manager, and with the current international break, could GM Elliot Fall and Real Salt Lake make an announcement soon?

The short answer is no.

There is nothing concrete to suggest that Real Salt Lake is about to appoint a new director. At halftime of Real Salt Lake‘s final Major League Soccer game against Austin FC, color analyst and former player Brian Dunseth spoke with Fall to discuss the timeline for the coach search. In progress.

“I don’t have a fixed date,” Fall said when Dunseth asked if he had a particular date in mind when the decision needs to be made. “The most important thing is to make the right decision, not to make the quickest decision. When we believe that we have the right decision and we are all firm and we know it is the right decision, we will make that decision, but until this day we have to make sure that we follow the process ”, Fall added.

Currently, Real Salt Lake won’t play another championship game until October 16, when they host Colorado in a hit game that will determine the winner of the Rocky Mountain Cup.

The next big break in the schedule will be at the end of Real Salt Lake’s season, either at the end of the regular season or following a playoff series.

If Real Salt Lake are to make an announcement on a new head coach, that announcement will likely come in the coming days in an effort to give the new manager as much time as possible to best prepare the team for immediate success as they move forward. ‘She continues to fight for a playoff position.

However, given Fall’s demeanor during the interview with Dunseth, there is no indication that a coaching decision will be made anytime soon.

On the contrary, it seems obvious that Real Salt Lake will let the 2021 season unfold with interim manager Pablo Mastroeni at the helm before any final conclusion is reached.

The decision to wait is no surprise. On the contrary, many experts speculate that Mastroeni is one of the first to take the full-time job. Since his arrival in January, Mastroeni has played a central role in galvanizing the group of players.

Moreover, since Mastroeni took over from Freddy Juarez in early July, he has transformed the way Real Salt Lake play and brought the Rio Tinto Stadium back to life on match day.

The future of the head coach job at Real Salt Lake could come down to the immediate success of Mastroeni and Real Salt Lake. If Mastroeni guides Real to a playoff position and then embarks on a post-season run, the provisional tag should be removed.

However, if Real Salt Lake are struggling to qualify for the playoffs or show poor performance early in the playoffs, questions will be asked of Mastroeni and his long-term role with the organization.

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Hundreds of people took part in the march for women’s reproductive rights in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) – On Saturday, hundreds of people marched for women’s reproductive rights in Salt Lake City. The march takes place annually, however, this year it is held in response to the recent Texas abortion ban.

Guest speakers were present at the event, including Utah State Representative Angela Romero, Black Lives Matter Utah President Rae Duckworth and ACLU Representatives Nikila Venugopal and Valentina De Fex.

The women of Utah gathered in Washington Square Park on Saturday, October 2 and planned to challenge lawmakers to protect women’s right to choose. The march began at Washington Square Park in downtown Salt Lake City and ended at the Utah State Capitol.

“We have formed a petition that we will send to our governor,” march organizer Selina Holmes told ABC4. “We will not stand that any of our rights are not taken away.”

The march was sponsored by Planned Parenthood, Utah ERA Coalition, League of Women Voters of Utah, Equality Utah and the Women’s Democratic Club of Utah.

The Texas abortion ban, called Senate Bill 8 prohibits abortions once heart activity is detected in the fetus, which is usually around six weeks. It’s a while before most women know they are pregnant. The law went into effect on September 1 and has had lasting effects on abortion providers in Texas, forcing women to travel to neighboring states for abortions.

In Utah, the law allows abortions in cases of rape or incest, but not in other circumstances. It forces women to wait 72 hours before the procedure and after an informed consent session. Utah, along with 11 other states, has joined with Mississippi in asking the Supreme Court and its mostly Tory judges to overturn Roe v. Wade. Opponents of abortion praised the Texas law.

“Absolutely thrilled with this decision,” said Merrilee Boyack, president of the No Abortion Coalition for Utah, after the Texas decision. She also said that people are starting to change their minds when it comes to unborn children.

“People are realizing that these babies are real human beings,” Boyack said. “We see them younger and younger [and] I think this law honors that.

Meanwhile, others disagree with Texas’ decision.

“Since SB 8 came into effect on September 1, exactly what we feared has happened,” Melaney Linton, president of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, said in a court filing.

Texas women have to travel to other states to get them to play. According to an Associated Press article on September 14, a woman traveled 1,000 miles to Colorado for an abortion. Others go to New Mexico. Houston clinics are now reduced to doing a few abortions compared to over a hundred a day.

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1,000 rallies for the Women’s March in Utah to protest against anti-abortion laws

The Salt Lake City rally was one of 620 events scheduled to advocate for access to abortion after Texas lawmakers passed a controversial abortion law.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) State Street was packed with hundreds of people during the SLC Women’s March for Reproductive Rights and Access to Safe Abortions on October 2, 2021. Saturday’s march ended. held in conjunction with other marches across the country.

It has been nearly 50 years since the Supreme Court ruled in the Roe V. Wade case, which granted pregnant women the right to an abortion without undue government restrictions.

Yet ACLU Utah’s Niki Venugopal told a crowd of over 1,000 on Saturday, “We continue to march and sue and demand our rights.

Most recently in Utah, the group, alongside Planned Parenthood, sued in 2019 after state lawmakers passed a bill banning abortions after 18 weeks of gestation. A federal judge has put this law on hold as it makes its way through the courts.

“What if our Utah lawmakers try to pass other abortion restrictions, or something similar to what we’re seeing in Texas (which just passed the country’s toughest laws on abortion? abortion), we brought one of our lawyers here today to send this message, ”said Venugopal, passing the microphone to her colleague Valentina De Fex.

De Fex took the microphone and said simply, “We’ll see you in court.”

The crowd erupted into cheers.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) State Street was packed with hundreds of people during the SLC Women’s March for Reproductive Rights and Access to Safe Abortions on October 2, 2021. Saturday’s march ended. held in conjunction with other marches across the country.

The group met outside Salt Lake City city hall on Saturday to send a message to lawmakers and the Supreme Court: that access to abortion is a basic right to health care.

The rally was one of more than 620 planned across the country, organizers said. This follows Texas’ decision to pass a law banning abortion as early as six weeks pregnant and allowing people to report and prosecute anyone who helps a pregnant person have an abortion after doctors detect heart activity.

The Department of Justice sued Texas. The case is pending.

The crowd grew from a few hundred on Saturday morning in front of Salt Lake City City Hall to more than a thousand as the group began their march down State Street to the Capitol.

Before the group left, the crowd heard from several speakers, including new Black Lives Matter frontman Rae Duckworth, who said reproductive rights impact all women – but the impact on black women is greater. pronounced.

According to family planning, “Due to systemic oppression, blacks face greater barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health services than white Americans. As a result, black people experience some of the highest rates of cervical cancer, unwanted pregnancy, maternal mortality and sexually transmitted infections in the country.

As the crowd walked up the hill to the Capitol, they chanted “my body, my choice” and “separation of church and state” as they greeted passing motorists. Some drivers honked their horns.

A woman paraded in a red dress and white bonnet, like the handmaids in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”, carried a sign that read “Make Margaret Atwood fiction again”.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) State Street was packed with hundreds of people during the SLC Women’s March for Reproductive Rights and Access to Safe Abortions on October 2, 2021. Saturday’s march ended. held in conjunction with other marches across the country.

Another carried a pink notice board that read, “No uterus. No opinion. “

A man wearing a disposable blue mask held a sign saying, “Imagine if a group of women made laws governing men’s bodies. “

The rally ended at the Capitol after a mile-long hike on State Street and after several people spoke, including Democratic Representative Angela Romero, who told attendees that there is a small but strong group of Utah lawmakers determined to protect access to abortion in the state.

Ma Black, DJ at KRCL, took the mic shortly after and told the crowd that access to abortion and other reproductive rights had been fiercely fought for for racial and ethnic minority groups and women. people with lower socio-economic status. She said that many women have had choices made for them by the state regarding their reproductive health, such as forced sterilizations.

“Now is the time to raise your voice to push for change,” she said.

To pave the way for future generations of daughters, sisters and mothers.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) State Street was packed with hundreds of people during the SLC Women’s March for Reproductive Rights and Access to Safe Abortions on October 2, 2021. Saturday’s march ended. held in conjunction with other marches across the country.

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Happy New Year (water)! Where is Salt Lake located?

SALT LAKE CITY – (ABC 4) – We welcomed October to Salt Lake City with lovely, slightly below average temperatures and dry conditions.

October 1 marks the start of our new water year, and after the hottest summer on record and historic drought conditions, the state as a whole would benefit from an active storm pattern with lots of rain. and snow.

September is our last month of the water year, and in Salt Lake we only had four days of measurable humidity. We were well below our average of 1.06 for the month, receiving only 0.17 of rain for September, and lower monthly precipitation totals are having a big impact on our hydrologic year.

Our last year of water has ended in Salt Lake City and the final numbers are grim.

In a normal hydrologic year, Salt Lake City averages 15.52 ″ from October 1 to September 30. For the hydrologic year starting October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, Salt Lake City received only 10.98 ″ of precipitation. This makes it the 17th driest water year on record for the city. The records go back to 1874. Salt Lake City’s total is also only 0.02 ″ more water than the year 2019-2020, which ended at 10.96.

Have we been drier? Yes. Are we a desert climate? Yes. Water is one of Utah’s most precious resources and, looking at the past decade, this year is the third driest. We only beat the 2017-18 season, as well as last year. The water year starting October 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2018, brought only 10.5 ″ of precipitation to Salt Lake City, making it the 9th driest water year ever. registered for the city.

In the last eleven years, our best and one of the wettest years on record: 2010-2011. That season 23.64 ″ of precipitation fell, making it the 4th wettest water year ever. We also recorded healthy totals in the 2018-19 season, with Salt Lake harvesting over 21.5 inches of rain.

One of the best ways to visualize the Utah water scenario is to visualize it as a savings bank account. When we have water in our reservoirs, we have money in the bank. Wet weather can be thought of as deposits, but dry conditions leave us with a drain on our savings. We are battling back-to-back dry years, which has left us depleting our savings, and we have seen water restrictions as a result. As we move forward, an active storm pattern this fall and winter would benefit the state.

We have seen a strong monsoon this year. You may remember the flash floods in our national parks and in our southern Utah communities like Cedar City, Delta, and St. George. Summer rains helped reduce the drought monitor in the southern part of the state and allowed some towns in southern Utah to see above-average monthly rainfall. For example, St. George received 0.72 ″ of rain for the month of September, while Salt Lake received a meager 0.17. As we close this water year and start anew, a fifth of Utah remains in exceptional drought, with the Wasatch front included in this category.
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Real Salt Lake visit Austin FC for the first time in club history

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake will travel to Q2 Stadium for a meeting with Austin FC, this game will mark the first time Real Salt Lake has visited the newcomers of Major League Soccer.

Recent history and ranking

Previously, Real Salt Lake played and beat Austin FC 1-0 on August 14 when Bobby Wood’s first-half goal cemented the three points for the Clarets & Cobalts.

Recently, Real Salt Lake entered the contest after breaking away with a midweek victory over the LA Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium. Austin, however, lost 3-0 on the road to Colorado.

Real Salt Lake is in 5th place in the Western Conference while Austin is at the bottom of the Conference in 13th. In Austin’s last eight games, they’ve won two and lost six. Real salt lake.

Mastroeni’s impact

Under interim manager Pablo Mastroeni, Real Salt Lake have won four games and lost three. Under Mastroeni’s watch, they have yet to draw and only got one clean sheet.

The style of football Real Salt Lake play under Mastroeni is entertaining, looking to attack and create scoring opportunities by being aggressive in their positioning and delivery.

The 3-5-2 formation brought Real Salt Lake to life, who now believe they can beat any team in the competition with their quality in front of goal. Moreover, the club are strengthened by the help of David Ochoa in the goal which has been superb throughout this season.

In the last game against Galaxy, Ochoa made four big saves that kept Real Salt Lake in the competition. Ochoa’s efforts paid off when he was named the MLS Week 28 Team of the Week starting goalie.

Damir Kreilach was also named to the bench after his first-half goal to open the scoring against Galaxy.

Austin FC have five players excluded due to injury as Matt Besler, Danny Hoesen, Ben Sweat, Ulises Segura and Aaron Schoenfeld are all unavailable due to injuries.

Real Salt Lake are in much better health, only Marcelo Silva and Zack Farnsworth appear on the injury report.

Match information

Austin FC and Real Salt Lake will kick off at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2.

The match will be available for free streaming via the KSL Sports and KSL 5 TV apps or on KSL Sports dot com.

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Golden Knights bow and lose to Kings in Salt Lake City

There was some novelty to Thursday’s preseason game, in that it was being held in Salt Lake City, a place that had only hosted lower-level hockey in the past. Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer knows this, having played against the Salt Lake Golden Eagles during the IHL era.

“I haven’t been to Salt Lake in probably 20 years so I can’t wait to go back,” DeBoer said this morning.

His return to Utah was not triumphant. The Golden Knights scored a goal 1:48 of the game and never led, losing 3-1 to the Los Angeles Kings at Vivint Arena, home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz.

“Glad it’s over,” DeBoer said on the team’s website after the game. “There wasn’t much to like there.”

Here are three takeaways from loss:

Difficult night in defense

The Golden Knights exhausted a blue line that consisted of just four players with NHL experience – three who were in the NHL last season, two who were regulars last year, and none who played in the top four. The unit fought without its usual veteran presence.

The duo of Kaedan Korczak and Daniil Miromanov in particular struggled, conceding the Kings’ first two goals. Korczak lost his man in net in his first quarter of a game, and in the second half, Miromanov pinched himself in the defensive zone to allow a rush to Los Angeles.

In fairness to Miromanov, he also changed the scoreboard in Vegas’ favor. The Kings were a bit too focused on Nicolas Roy at the start of the third period, which allowed Miromanov to squeeze into the offensive zone and reclaim Roy’s pass. He cocked his shot and pulled the trigger, firing a missile from Los Angeles goalie and former Golden Knight Garret Sparks to reduce the deficit to 2-1 at 4:30 from the third.

Positive points of young players

Noteworthy is Dylan Coghlan’s role on the power play. DeBoer praised Coghlan all camp, saying he could lead the power play of several teams in the league. On Thursday, with both Shea Theodore and Alex Pietrangelo absent from the roster, Coghlan had this chance to focus on the top unit and performed admirably, even though Vegas didn’t score.

Another young player who has stood out is top prospect Peyton Krebs, who has improved in each of his three preseason games this year. After two games in the last six and with other players battling for spots, Krebs landed a shot alongside two NHL locks, Nolan Patrick and Evgenii Dadonov.

Krebs’ speed is evident, and while he may not have a place in the opening night roster (Mattias Janmark looks set for the left wing alongside Patrick and Dadonov), he will be playing at T-Mobile Arena soon.

Two players leave early

In less positive news, Robin Lehner started the game in front of goal, but ceded the net to rookie Dylan Ferguson for the third period. DeBoer told camp earlier that he prefers goalies to play the entire game in the preseason, so Ferguson’s entry was surprising. DeBoer said after the game that it was not his intention to exit and that his withdrawal was “as a precaution”.

Lehner finished with 18 saves on 20 shots and Ferguson made three saves on four shots.

Another player who may have been injured is center Nicolas Roy. He left the game at the end of the third period after appearing to be in pain and abdominal strain on a face-off. He did not return to the game and DeBoer did not offer an update. .

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Meet your next favorite author at the Utah Book Festival

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Christian McKay Heidicker doesn’t just read his books aloud. He executes them.

It’s a Saturday afternoon at the North Branch of the Weber County Library in Ogden, and the Salt Lake City resident addresses a room of about 20 people, many of whom are mothers with young children. . His voice and movements come alive as he reads his latest book, “Scary Stories for Young Foxes: The City”. The public is captivated by its reading, threaded on every word. (Heidicker’s new set of tales is a companion to his Newberry Honor book, “Scary Stories for Young Foxes,” and other things that “bump” into the night.)

(Photo courtesy of Macmillan Publishers) The cover of “Scary Stories for Young Foxes”, by Salt Lake City author Christian McKay Heidicker. The book was named a Newbery Honor winner in 2020.

The September 25 Heidicker reading was part of this year’s Utah Humanities Book Festival, which began in September and runs through October. Featuring dozens of authors who write everything from fiction to non-fiction to poetry, this year’s events bring readers together – and face to face with writers – across the state.

Heidicker said the Book Festival is a chance to speak with people he would typically never connect with.

“My readers are really generous with their attention and questions, and it’s very rewarding,” he said.

Find a community on and off the page

Now in its 24th year, the festival has grown over time from a one-day or weekend event to a “two-month literary event marathon,” said Willy Palomo, program manager. from the Utah Humanities’ Center for the Book.

Upcoming events will feature writers such as:

  • Terry Tempest Williams, writer and environmental activist. (October 7, 6 p.m., Brigham City Museum of Art & History)

  • Tara Westover, New York Times bestselling author of “Educated,” a memoir about leaving your survival family to pursue a formal education (October 9, 6 p.m., Zoom conference call)

  • The Chicano poet Antonio López, author of “Gentefication”, his first collection of poetry. (Oct. 15, 7 p.m., location to be specified)

The statewide festival runs until October 30. For a full program, visit the Utah Humanities website.

Palomo said local partners decide which books to highlight in their communities, and then he helps coordinate with the authors.

The significance of the festival is different depending on where the Utah events are held, he said. The context of a particular community is reflected in the book choices for each event. For example, a neighborhood could engage with nature by focusing on environmental literature; in another, the festival might aim to promote under-represented voices.

But no matter where a particular place focuses, “It’s a joy to be able to walk through communities everywhere… and to have these conversations about books that matter to those communities,” said Palomo.

He added that the best part of his job is when book festival attendees are touched or enlightened or even troubled by what an author has brought to the table.

These experiences also improved his own life, he said. “Now I’m going to travel the world differently because I know something new. “

Planning and promoting the festival is not without challenges. Palomo said that sometimes people who work in the humanities are not immune to wanting every event to attract “football stadiums” full of people, so it can be disappointing to see only a few people attending a game. event.

However, “I think there is something really valuable about having a smaller conversation sometimes,” he said. Smaller events increase “the degree of vulnerability” as well as the opportunity to “get to know people” that you might not have encountered otherwise.

COVID-19 has also had an impact on the festival. Last year it was completely virtual, Palomo said; this year there has been a mix of virtual and in-person events.

“Yes [virtual options] that’s what people are comfortable doing programming like this with, so that’s what we’re going to do, ”he said. “And then some communities… really need an in-person component to even get people out.”

Either way, Palomo said virtual options will never go away after this year. Technology has allowed the festival to connect with international writers they otherwise could not afford to feature, he said, and it has also enabled rural communities to participate more.

Additionally, he said it provides more options for people with disabilities and those who are just too busy to attend live events.

“If you’re a busy parent who can’t go out to a little bookstore or whatever at night… you can still get a glimpse of what we’re working on,” Palomo said.

The festival hasn’t been able to live-stream all of the events in person this year, but it’s something they are working on going forward, he added.

A good book can change you

Palomo said he hopes that in any community, people will walk away from the Book Festival events after falling in love with literature and new storytellers.

In particular, he hopes teens learn how books can help them navigate the world.

“The importance [for teens] is to understand what a great tool is [books] are to get you through life, ”he said.

Books are also a way of setting an example, Palomo said. Research shows that growing up in a family of readers increases the likelihood that children will be readers as well.

And there is no limit to what the books can contain. The Book Festival makes a point of including all types of works, from traditional novels to cowboy poetry.

Palomo recognizes that reading has a bad reputation “when you frequently read the wrong things”.

“There are books that match your interests, that are told in a way that [you] up, ”he said. “It is simply a question of finding [them]. “

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Real Salt Lake remember Utah DB Aaron Lowe ahead of LA Galaxy game

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –Real Salt Lake remembered Utah Utes defensive back Aaron Lowe from before the club’s game against LA Galaxy.

RSL hosted Los Angeles at Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday, September 29.

Lowe was killed in a shooting in Salt Lake City on Sunday, September 26.

Before kicking off against the Galaxy, Real Salt Lake remembered Lowe and posted a photo of the late defensive back on social media.

“# 22Forever,” RSL tweeted alongside a red heart emoji.

Real Salt Lake’s game against LA kicked off at the same time the University of Utah held a candlelight vigil for Lowe.

The Real Salt Lake game against the Galaxy is streamed on the KSL Sports app and on

About Aaron Lowe

Aaron Lowe was the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship and changed his number from 2 to 22 during the offseason to honor the life of his childhood friend.

Before the BYU game, the Cougars walked out of their tunnel with an “LLTJ” flag. As Utah came out of its tunnel, former Ute Samson Nacua handed the flag to quarterback and captain Cam Rising, who handed the flag to Aaron Lowe.

Lowe signed with Utah in 2019 as a three-star rookie from West Mesquite High School. He played in 11 games on special teams in his freshman year. During COVID-19’s shortened season, Lowe played in all five special team games in 2020.

SLCPD chief Mike Brown has confirmed that Aaron Lowe was shot and killed in a Sugarhouse neighborhood.

According to a press release sent by the SLCPD, they received a call around 10:30 p.m. MDT on Saturday, September 25 for a noise complaint about a house party at 2200 block of South Broadmoor Street. At approximately 12:30 a.m. MDT on Sunday, September 26, SLC911 received a call from a local person reporting a fight involving a weapon. Police were dispatched immediately after the changed circumstances changed the appeal from a noise complaint to an ongoing emergency.

The statement also said he was under investigation for homicide.

Police tweeted an update at 8:30 a.m. MDT stating that the on-site investigation is complete and all street closures have been lifted. They ask anyone with information about the case to call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 21-176828.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes insider for, co-host of the Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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Citizen revolt: week of September 30 | Citizen revolt | Salt lake city

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Roaming applicants
Roaming is on the Salt Lake City ballot in November, so when deciding who to vote for, you need to know their plan first. Crossroads Urban Center sponsored Salt Lake City Applicant Forums on Housing and Homelessness with almost all applicants this quarter. And there are many. There are elections in constituencies 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7. If you don’t know which constituency you are voting in, check out this map ( And to see who’s running, look here ( Applicants will be asked about who camped outside in the winter, what to do with the federal bailout money, affordable housing, and how to care for homeless families and children. If you missed wards 2 or 3, you can find recordings on the Carrefour website. Virtual, Thursday, Friday and Monday, Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 4, 11 a.m., free.

Redux of the women’s march
No, we still haven’t passed the Equal Rights Amendment, and yes, we are still fighting to protect women’s reproductive rights. But the constitutional law known as Roe v. Wade is attacked again. Women have been parading on the US Capitol since 2016, after the far right won with the election of Donald Trump. “From the crisis facing women in Afghanistan to the abortion ban in Texas, how did we get here and where do we go from here?” ask the organizers. They will present the Feminist Future series every Wednesday, September 29 through Nov 5 at 5 pm to help you understand how race, class, sexuality and gender shape our communities. Join SLC UT Women’s March, City and County Building, 450 S. State, Saturday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m., free.

Women in leadership
Speaking of women, how about hearing from Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson, who joined Governor Spencer Cox’s administration after spending eight years in the State Senate. “She has acquired a reputation as a strong conservative, a champion of open government and a staunch advocate for women and families,” say the organizers of A Fireside Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson on Women and Leadership. Henderson will answer questions about “why, where and how women today are needed to influence, influence and lead in all contexts”. If you want answers don’t miss this. USU Brigham City Campus & Virtual / Register, 989 S. Main, Brigham City, Friday October 1, noon, free.

Districts ‘R’ Us
Every week, Weekly City highlights the public hearings on the redistribution process around the state. You voted for an independent Utah Redistribution Commission, so — unless you want to be gerrymandered — you should find out what they’re doing and support them now. This week, discover the UIRC public hearing — Glendale district. Suazo Business Center, 960 W. 1700 South, Friday October 1, 6 p.m., free.

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Passenger woman assaults and gropes people at Salt Lake City hair salon

SALT LAKE CITY – A Ballpark neighborhood business is calling for change after the owner said a homeless woman assaulted two people in her living room. The situation came out of nowhere and was filmed.

What was a former car garage is now a place of modern beauty and relaxation.

Randy Topham renovated the building at 1010 S. State Street three years ago and moved his longtime Cake Hair Salon business from downtown to the Ballpark neighborhood.

The move came after much research, he said, and after learning about the city’s plans to revitalize State Street.

Since then, Topham has created the living room space he has always dreamed of.

“Always every time I look at it it’s like a dream when we’re inside. The interior is perfect,” he said.

It’s the exterior that he says is a challenge, and it has only gotten worse recently.

Topham recounted the different things he had to face. On some occasions he had problems several times a day.

“Sometimes it’s just people coming in through the front door and yelling at us and yelling obscenities,” said the salon owner. “Sometimes it’s people walking into our parking lot and doing things there. We’ve had several different groups of passengers who think it was a good idea to come and cut our power lines.”

READ: Neighbors in Ballpark allayed their crime concerns in meeting with Police Chief Sheriff

But Topham never knew the situation that unfolded in Cake’s lobby on Saturday.

Newly installed surveillance cameras show a woman wandering inside. She comes off the screen and Topham said the woman had sat in one of the chairs in the lobby, in a daze.

He walked over to ask her how he could help her.

“All of a sudden she roared and just jumped on me and attacked me,” Topham said.

The woman ran her hands across product shelves, throwing items everywhere, he added. He was going to try to get the woman back outside, but Topham said the woman tried to turn and pause for the back of the living room.

They got into a fight.

“We shot in sight [of the security camera], and she fell and I tried to hold her in place so she couldn’t punch and kick me, ”he said.

The video shows Topham holding the woman to the ground. Suddenly the woman starts to look up at him.

“She mowed down a loogie and spat on me, and I kind of jumped and backed up,” he recalls.

At this point, a first-time salon client gets up from a chair and steps in to help. As the man offers his hand to help the woman up, she grabs it.

But as she climbs up from the ground, she puts her other hand in the client’s pocket. Topham said the woman then groped the customer.

Finally, the woman is pushed outside and leaves.

Topham said the same woman walked into the living room another time and started laughing as she groped Topham as he tried to get her to leave.

Not only are people entering the street like this woman did, but Topham said he saw issues with people camping in an empty parking lot on the other side of the building next to his own.

Topham says he has called the police several times, but they can only answer a fraction of the time. Officers responded on Saturday and Salt Lake City Police confirmed that a detective would resume the investigation to continue criminal prosecution.

But Topham described how some of the less aggressive issues are not properly addressed.

“I talked to the police about it a lot,” Topham said. “And they say they have their hands tied, they do whatever they can to help, but they are understaffed and so there is only a limit to what they are allowed to do, unfortunately. , to the passing population. “

Hearing this, Topham said he also contacted Salt Lake City Council as well as the mayor’s office and the Homeless Engagement and Response Team.

He was also not satisfied with what they told him.

“I think so many of these passing people need our help and I think we have to give it to them,” Topham said. “We can’t just look blindly the other way and say, ‘Leave them alone.’ Because what you allow, you promote. If you allow anarchy, then that’s what you get. “

READ: SLC Ballpark overflow shelter could ‘kill’ housing project, developer says

SLCPD Sgt. Brandon Shearer said he has received an increase in calls over the past two months in that region. They received at least 9-10 calls from Cake Hair Salon, mostly for trespassing.

When calls increase in a specific area, he explains that they will devote more resources to it.

Shearer explained how social workers in the city often try to offer resources to homeless people.

“I think the important thing to remember is that being homeless is not a crime,” he said.

The Ballpark neighborhood has received numerous complaints from residents and businesses about crime for over a year, and Shearer explained some of the steps taken to engage with the community.

He said last week they hosted “Coffee with a Cop” in the Ballpark neighborhood.

“Our community liaison officer assigned to this area worked closely with community members to identify the type of issues they are having and help them resolve them in a timely manner,” he said.

Topham wants to see more action at the administrative and city council level.

He hopes the city can work on policies to address the issues as he strives to keep his living room that perfect dream space – both inside and out.

“I hope we can make changes in the future so that we don’t have these challenges,” he said.

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Coachman’s Restaurant Could Return As Part Of New Salt Lake City Condo Project

This is the “intention,” says the owner. Designs for a new 112-unit State Street resort include space for a renovated version of the popular restaurant.

(Rendered by AE Urbia Architects and Engineers, via Salt Lake City) Render of Coachman Mixed Use, a proposed 112 condominium and retail development project at 1301 S. State Street in Salt Lake City, to replace Coachman’s Dinner & Pancake now closed House and adjoining shops to the south.

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New plans for a 112-unit condominium complex to replace the shuttered Coachman’s Dinner & Pancake House on State Street include enough space for a revived version of the popular restaurant, its owner confirmed on Monday.

But whether that means a return to the famous stacked buns, fried chicken and Greek salads from the vintage Salt Lake City restaurant is unclear, longtime owner Mike Nikols said.

“It was the intention; let’s put it that way, ”Nikols said of Coachman’s reopening at 1301 S. State St., which closed in April. “I can’t say it’s 100%.”

The city agreed to rezone the property earlier this year. As part of a newly formed company called Reality Development, Nikols has since submitted designs for a six-story residential, office and retail project anchored at the southeast corner of State Street and 1300 South and s ‘extending south along State.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Coachman’s Dinner & Pancake House at 1301 S. State St. closed after 60 years to make way for new development. There is a chance it will reopen.

News that Coachman’s was shutting down to make way for a redevelopment – a farewell from the restaurant’s iconic sign on State Street – sparked a wave of support from longtime patrons, filling the cozy restaurant with customers remembering his last days.

But as quickly as Utah’s capital is growing now, Nikols said, once the 60-year-old restaurant and an adjacent two-story office building are demolished and the new residential complex built, “it will take a year. and a half or less People’s lives change and you never know what’s going to happen.

Coachman Mixed Use, as the new condo project has been dubbed, will offer cheaper one and two bedroom condos for sale with structured parking as well as retail space on the ground floor and office space on the second floor. in this prominent corner, according to the plans deposited at the town hall.

It’s part of an ongoing construction boom across the city, including an increase in residential construction often replacing older commercial structures.

Coachman’s owner said the condo project was “not motivated by money” and was aimed at providing an “affordable homeownership option for people who are just starting out in life.”

He also hopes the approach will foster additional long-term investment in the surrounding neighborhood along State Street, which is being targeted by city officials for redevelopment.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Coachman’s Dinner & Pancake House at 1301 S. State St. closed after 60 years to make way for new development. There is a chance in May to reopen.

“It could be very positive and a way to create something for the community,” Nikols said. “I’m not looking to make a fortune with these places. I just want to make a profit and help people too.

“It’s going to be neat,” he added.

His plans also point to a large corner space on the ground floor, where the old restaurant is located, for a new “Coachman restaurant”. There is also talk, Nikols said, of salvaging and reusing the iconic angled lamp sign, designed by Nikols’ father, longtime restaurateur John Nikols, and which remains a familiar landmark in the neighborhood.

Discussions with historical curators raised the possibility of cutting the panel into pieces and incorporating them into the new construction.

“We’ll see if it can be done,” Nikols said.

Salt Lake City Council unanimously accepted its request to zoning the 1.77 acres under Coachman’s offices and adjacent to it in March, shifting from one commercial use to one more conducive to mixing land uses and buildings over four storeys.

Nikols asked to treat the project as a planned development, which, if approved, would give him more leeway to make the project compatible with neighboring properties, he said. Its latest designs also require approval from city planners as the building’s facade along State Street appears to extend beyond a 200-foot city limit.

The city’s redevelopment agency, meanwhile, has created a new project area covering portions of land on either side of State Street between 300 South and 2100 South – an initiative designed to attract additional development to aid. tax incentives and other financial tools.

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