Utah Jazz’s Ricky Rubio unbothered by Russell Westbrook’s guarantee to shut him down for Game 4

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — During today’s digital era with social media, it’s hard for NBA players to miss out on any bold declarations or highlight plays around the league. Hate it or love it, these things are right at your fingertips. So, when Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook ended Saturday’s press conference with his ballsy statement, Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio was certainly aware of the comments. “He made some shots,” Westbrook said of Rubio. “Too comfortable, but I’ma shut that (expletive) off next game, though. Guarantee that.” However, the Spanish floor general is focused on the team for Game 4, not any individual… Read More

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How to protect your kids as Salt Lake County sees more cases of Whooping Cough

4/17/2018 – SALT LAKE COUNTY(News4Utah) Right now, Salt Lake County is dealing with an outbreak of Pertussis, or Whooping Cough. It’s affecting students at several schools. Annie George, MPH, with the Salt Lake County Health Department, joined Brian Carlson, to talk about how you can protect your kids. In the last few weeks, the Health Department has seen 14 confirmed cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough) across 3 schools in the Draper area (Corner Canyon High School: 9 cases; Draper Park Middle School: 2 cases; Oak Hollow Elementary: 3 cases). Pertussis is often cyclical in a community. George says they tend to see cases of it every 5-6… Read More

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5 reasons for the Wasatch Front’s hot housing market

This story is sponsored by Robert J. DeBry—more than 200 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. You’re looking to buy your first home, and after weeks of hunting, you finally find one in your price range. You frantically call up your realtor, only to find it’s already been sold — just a few hours after it was put on the market. Does this sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Many potential homebuyers in Utah have learned that affordable homes in today’s housing market go quickly. In 2016, the average cumulative days a single-family home was on the market along the Wasatch Front was nine, according to the… Read More

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Whitecaps victory in Salt Lake depends on handling altitude, attitude

Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke was seething after last weekend’s 3-1 loss to Toronto FC, and took it out on some unsuspecting broadcasters in the post-game interview. “The only thing I’m going to say is I know what the problem is, and it’s going to be remedied one way or another, OK?” he fumed, moments before ripping off his headset and rage-walking out of the broadcast. “That’s all you’re going to get from me right now, and I apologize. I know what the problem is, and it’s going to be fixed. One way or another.” It has been another rough start for Petke’s boys — who have just one… Read More

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Medical examiner confirms bodies pulled from Utah mine are missing Eureka couple

PROVO — The Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Friday what police and family member suspected — that two bodies pulled out of an abandoned mine earlier this week are Brelynne "Breezy" Ottesen and Riley Powell. The bodies of the young Eureka couple, who had been missing for about three months, were discovered Tuesday about 100 feet down the Tintic Standard No. 2 mine near Mammoth, Juab County. They were recovered on Wednesday. Jerrod William Baum, 41, was arrested for investigation of two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated kidnapping and two counts of desecration of a dead body, among other charges. Baum was allegedly upset that Powell,… Read More

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Crowd chants ‘enough is enough’ at March for Our Lives rally in Salt Lake City

The March for Our Lives, a nationwide protest against gun violence, took place on March 24. Survivors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, organized the march after 17 people were fatally shot at their school last month. In the video, a crowd chants “enough is enough” at the March for Our Lives rally in Salt Lake City, Utah. Source Article

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How Andeavor Is Helping Clear the Air in Salt Lake City

As a member of several communities across the western United States, it’s our business at Andeavor to provide the fuel and foundational products that keep people and the economy moving. We also focus on keeping these communities clean – after all, they’re our homes, too. So, we’re continually evaluating and investing in technology and systems that support safe, reliable and clean operations. By doing this, we help protect and preserve the environment, which is good for everyone. One example is at our Salt Lake City Refinery. Recently, we installed a wet gas scrubber, which is a highly efficient air pollution control device. Outside the Refinery, it appears as a tall… Read More

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UVU softball: Utah Valley heads north for games at Boise State, Montana

The Utah Valley University softball team will conclude a stretch of 22 consecutive games away from home to begin the season with contests at Boise State and Montana this week. The Wolverines will first head to Boise for a doubleheader against Boise State on Wednesday, March 14, before capping the week with a three-game series in Missoula against Montana (March 15-17). Wednesday’s twin bill will take place at noon and 2 p.m. MT, at BSU’s Dona Larsen Park, and feature both live video and stats by visiting BroncoSports. The three-game set at Montana will then begin on Thursday with a 4 p.m. contest. The two teams will then play again… Read More

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FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake: Player Ratings

How To 10x Your Savings with These 2 New Accounts How did the FCD players rate in the home opener? FC Dallas started the season with a very disappointing 1-1 draw, at home against visiting Real Salt Lake. Four players made their MLS starting debuts for FC Dallas. Despite many FCD fans screaming “Play the kids!”, FCD still managed to start the youngest XI in MLS this past weekend. Starters Jimmy Maurer (6.2) – Jimmy didn’t really have much to do, as RSL only took nine shots, and only three of those shots found their way on goal. Jimmy ended up with two saves, but was soundly beaten by Plata… Read More

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Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill seeking 3rd term

SALT LAKE CITY — Sim Gill announced Wednesday that he will seek a third term as Salt Lake County’s district attorney. With Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, former Sheriff Jim Winder and former Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank there to endorse him, Gill put to rest speculation that he might run for another office. "I’m very flattered by that. But I think there’s often other people who have greater ambition for my political future than I do," Gill said with a laugh. He said it was never his intention to use the district attorney’s office as a springboard for a higher office. "My goal was not to… Read More

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