3 Reasons To Visit Utah

Have you ever been to Utah? If not, then you don’t know what you’re missing and you should consider booking a trip to Utah in the near future. There are many reasons why you should go there. Continue to read on because we’re going to discuss three of those reasons Salt Lake City Utah is home to Salt Lake City, a large and diverse city. It sits right in a mountain valley and it is home to many attractions, including the childrens museum and the large dinosaur exhibit in the world. It is a great place to visit for families, couples and singles alike. If you are looking for a… Read More

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User submitted: First snow of season hits some Utah areas

SALT LAKE CITY — With Thanksgiving in just a few days, we can expect more and more wintry days on the horizon. And though some areas of Utah, like Park City, have had their fair share of snowstorms already this year, many places in Utah’s valleys got their first snow of the season last week. We asked for pictures on our Facebook page, and today’s gallery includes several photos submitted in celebration of colder weather. Browse the gallery below to see this week’s roundup of user submitted photos (including more photos of those beautiful late fall sunsets) and be sure to submit photos to be included in next week’s gallery.… Read More

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Utah man demands school change over mascot name sounding like ‘penises’

Farmington High School in Utah has chosen the phoenix as their mascot. A Utah man is fighting the name over the plural version of the word. Photo courtesy of Davis School District/ Twitter Nov. 15 (UPI) — A Utah parent has started a petition to change a new high school’s mascot because he thinks the plural version of phoenix sounds too much like the word "penises." "I am starting this petition on behalf [of] many concerned students and parents in our community whose children will be attending the new Farmington High School," Kyle Fraughton wrote in his change.org petition, which has amassed over 3,000 signatures. "We were horrified to hear… Read More

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Homeless hotline won’t take reports, Liberty Wells residents tell Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski

The nonemergency dispatch line Salt Lake City officials routinely urge residents to call to report concerns regarding the homeless won’t take reports over the phone, Liberty Wells residents told Mayor Jackie Biskupski and other city officials at a community forum Wednesday night. The mayor, taken aback by the reports, promised immediate action to find out why the report line, 801-799-3000, was turning away callers. “I had no idea that you were calling 799-3000 and they’re telling you they’re not taking your call. That doesn’t work for me,” she said, pledging to “create a strategy over the next 30 days to make this community safer.” Biskupski said she would speak to… Read More

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LDS Church donates $10M toward homeless housing in Salt Lake Valley

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday it’s donating $10 million toward the construction and development of housing for homeless in Salt Lake Valley. The donation will benefit the nonprofit organization Shelter the Homeless. Church officials hope the funds will help them better address housing challenges, and ultimately lead to better outcomes for homeless people in the valley. “Homelessness affects all sectors of our communities. Around the world, we join hands and hearts with dozens of partners engaged in alleviating suffering in their respective communities, and in the process, we point people towards greater self-reliance,” Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of the church… Read More

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