Study predicts: Utah County will ‘become much more like Salt Lake County’ in next 50 years

(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) New houses have sprung up just north of I-15 in Lehi near the Outlets at Traverse Mountain. Utah County is growing at a rapid rate and that is expected to continue in coming decades as the No. 2 largest county in the state draws closer to Salt Lake County. In fact, during the next half century, nearly one of every four new state residents will live in Utah County — three quarters of them from births, according to the projections. "We see a shift of population south, a shift of political power south, and shifting some economic activity south," said Natalie Gochnour, director of… Read More

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A Couple Unique Activities That You Can Do In Salt Lake City

A Couple Unique Activities That You Can Do in Salt Lake City

If you have planned to visit the state of Utah, and you want to visit some of the national parks, a great place to stay as Salt Lake City. If you haven’t been to Utah before, you should know that this is toward the top of the state, and you will have to drop down to see many of the parks. Fortunately, Utah’s not that large of the state, and you can get to these destinations within a few hours. Additionally, there are many fun things that you can do while you are in the city. Here are a few suggestions on what you should do while you are staying… Read More

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Real Salt Lake Looks to Add to Minnesota’s Road Woes (Jun 17, 2017)

SANDY, Utah — A defensive implosion could mean major lineup changes ahead for Real Salt Lake. Little has gone right for Real Salt Lake this season, mainly because the Utah club can’t figure out how to stop opponents from scoring at will. Real Salt Lake heads into its match against Minnesota United FC on Saturday having surrendered 11 goals over its past two MLS contests. Real Salt Lake (4-10-2) has yielded 35 goals over 16 matches — the most of any MLS team. With defenders Danilo Acosta and Justen Glad and forward Brooks Lennon and Sebastian Saucedo back from international duty with the US U-20 national team, starting spots are… Read More

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Utah Company Had Big Hopes for Trump Era, but Its Gun Silencers Remain Hard to Buy

But as the Trump administration has foundered with Russian investigations and other controversies, Waldron’s initial optimism has diminished. Business has, too, as potential customers apparently wait to see if they can avoid the current $200 tax and eight-month delay for paperwork. With that decline, the company had layoffs in early February, which trade publications including “Modern Rifleman” said involved a couple of hundred workers. Spokesman Matt Pinnell, without providing a number, said Silencerco had to “right-size for current industry conditions” and now employs 290. Changing the law has “become a very tricky problem right now” with Trump and Congress focused on other issues, Waldron said in a recent interview at… Read More

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Records Reflect Uta-Salt Lake City Stalemate over $68.5m Airport Trax Extension Funding

Courtesy | Salt Lake City International Airport An artist’s rendering shows proposed elevated TRAX rail extension to new terminal at the airport. But its internal emails indicate that Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has stood firm in talks with the agency: UTA committed to pay for the relocation, and the city, at least at one point, was not going to be a source of funds. In a March email obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune through a request for records related to the project, UTA President and CEO Jerry Benson recounted a “tense” meeting with Biskupski, in which the mayor “said the city will not contribute to the cost… Read More

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Utah River Sweeps Away 4-Year-Old Girl; 2 Rescuers Die

A four year old girl went missing on Monday when she fell into Utah’s Provo River. Six adults jumped in to rescue her. The girl’s mother and a second adult were pulled from the river downstream in critical condition. Both later died. (May 30) Media: Associated Press UTAH COUNTY, Utah (AP) — Six adults leaped into the cold waters of a Utah river to rescue a 4-year-old girl who had been swept away Monday afternoon but two of the would-be rescuers — including the girl’s mother — died in the attempt. A witness tells TV station KUTV that London DeDios was sitting on a rock near the high river waters… Read More

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Utah Catholics Honor Five Priests on Their Silver and Golden Anniversaries

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Monsignor Terence Moore, Pastor of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Draper is retiring after serving 46 years in the Salt Lake City Diocese. The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City has honored five longtime priests for reaching anniversary milestones in their ecclesiastical careers. During a recent celebratory dinner at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Bishop Oscar A. Solis declared that Utah Catholics are ” blessed by your presence and your work here building God’s kingdom in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.” Leading the five clerics in longevity of service is Monsignor Terence M. Moore, a priest for half a century. He… Read More

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Hindus Urge All Utah Schools to Offer Yoga like Some Salt Lake City Schools

Hindus have commended Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) in Utah for offering yoga in its various schools, calling it a step in the positive direction. Course Catalog (2017-2018) of its East High School (EHS) offers Yoga I (9-12), whose description includes: “In this course students will unite the mind and body with the spirit, creating a more whole person” and it includes “meditation”. Its list of yoga benefits includes “self realization” and “inner peace”. It also offers Yoga II (10-12), whose description includes enhancing “mind/body connection”. Yoga was also offered in EHS, West High School and Highland High School of SLCSD as a course in 2016-2017. Yoga was reportedly… Read More

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Need for foster parents in Utah grows as more children than ever need care

Need for foster parents in Utah grows as more children than ever need care

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is in need of foster families more than ever before, according to the state’s Division of Child and Family Services. Tanya Albornoz, The division’s Foster Care Program administrator, told Fox 13 News on Friday they are over capacity with children needing to be placed in foster care. Typically they can place 2,400 children. Currently, they have 2,900. That means 500 children need to be placed, and in the meantime are living in shelters. “This is a pretty alarming trend,” Albornoz. “In my 17 years of working for the Department of Human Services, I’ve never seen the amount of kids that are coming into care that… Read More

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Live Coverage: Utah Jazz Take on Golden State Warriors in Game 3 as Series Shifts to Salt Lake

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The Western Conference semifinals have shifted to Salt Lake City, where the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors will square off in Game 3 Saturday night at Vivint Arena. The Jazz will be aiming to get within a game of the Warriors, while the road team will be looking to get in position for the series sweep in Game 4, which will be next Monday. Utah point guard George Hill, who missed Game 2 with toe soreness, is out again. Golden State forward Draymond Green will play after hurting his knee late in Game 3. Tip time is set for 6:30… Read More

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