Monthly Archive:: May 2011

West Valley Announces Name for New Downtown Development

Downtown West Valley City will be getting a major facelift over the next several years. Local leaders broke ground today Thursday on

County Dems Cry Foul on Winder’s News Stint

Imagine skimming the daily paper to find a news article written by a well-known local politician, like the mayor. That’s exactly what

Huntsman to Set Up in Sunshine State

Not New Hampshire, not South Carolina, but Orlando, Florida. That’s where former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has reportedly picked to be his

Job Numbers Up, Unemployment Down in Utah

The number of jobs in Utah has grown by almost 19,000 over the past year, according to a new employment summary from

Donations Aren’t Pouring In to Save Sugar House Fireworks This Time

A 23-year summertime tradition is in danger of coming to an end once again due to funding. The annual 4th of July

Herbert: Privatizing Fed. Lands to Reduce Deficit Worth Exploring

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says selling federal land to help ease the national debt is an idea worth exploring. He was responding

Talks to Build a Nuclear Power Plant in Utah Continue

To build or not to build a nuclear power plant in Utah? That was the question before the legislature’s Public Utilities and

Herbert Says DABC Mishap Isolated Incident

Governor Gary Herbert responded this morning to a legislative audit slamming the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for doling out liquor to

Head Start Finds Support in Local Fashion

Salt Lake City’s Head Start program is finding unique ways to stay on its feet after surviving what could have been the

Park City Financial Planner is an “Accidental Artist”

A financial planner in Park City has a knack for explaining difficult financial concepts… with a Sharpie and a piece of card

Matheson Bill Takes on Pet Medication Costs

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson says he wants to make it cheaper for Utahns to care for their pets. This morning, he discussed

Fukushima Matters in Utah Nuclear Debate, Says Expert

The debate over nuclear power is not just a theoretical one in Utah, with a former state lawmaker trying to build a

UTA Takes New TRAX Lines for Test Run

The Utah Transit Authority allowed reporters to ride along for a test run today of the new TRAX lines that will

Utah Weather Experts Warn About Debris Flows

Weather experts, law enforcement officers, and emergency management crews from across the Wasatch Front met in Davis County Monday to discuss potentially

Utah Reacts to Higher Ed Survey

A new national survey produced mixed results about how people feel about a college education and how much it costs. According to

Oil Spill Effects Still Felt Near Red Butte Creek

Salt Lake City residents who live near Red Butte Creek say they still feel the effects of the Chevron oil spill last

Advocates Hope for Expansion of Solar Incentive Program

Should Utah’s Public Service Commission continue a nearly five-year old program that pays residents and businesses to install solar power systems? Local

Will Dems Lose Control of County Mayor Seat?

No one has officially made a bid for Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon’s job, which is up for grabs in the

AIDS Drug Assistance Program Closed to New Clients

Low-income Utahns suffering from HIV and AIDS will now have to find a new way to get their medication. Recently, the state

UTA Makes Room for New Trax Lines

Most Utah Transit Authority bus routes in Salt Lake County will change in August according to the agency’s final plan to make

Foreclosures Drop 30 Percent Since Last April

Utah continued to have the fourth highest foreclosure rate in the nation in April, according to the latest RealtyTrac report, but the

Politics Up Close: Utah Taxpayers Association

The Utah Taxpayers Association is an influential voice in Utah policymaking and will soon have its annual Taxes Now conference. The conservative

Politics Up Close: West Valley Councilman Corey Rushton

Utah’s second largest city is undertaking a major effort to make the city a better place to live, work and have fun.

West Valley City to Create Walkable Downtown

Just like the state capital, Utah’s second-largest city is undertaking an effort to usher in a more transit-oriented, livable, workable and walkable

Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Kids Left in Cars

A slew of new Utah laws went into effect earlier this week, one of which gives law enforcement officers more power to

Huntsman Vague on Faith Question

He’s proud of his Mormon roots, but his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is “tough to define.”

Equine Center Desperately Seeking Adoptions

The Utah Animal Adoption Center in Salt Lake City is losing a significant part of its operation because of the lagging economy.

Study Shows Salt Lake City Perfect Place For Broadway Shows

A new study released by Salt Lake City says a Broadway-style theatre long championed by Mayor Ralph Becker is in demand in

Salt Palace Solar Project Underway After Hiccup

The Salt Palace Convention Center is preparing for a 2.5-megawatt jolt from what’s being called the largest single rooftop solar system in

Lee: Focus on Counterrorism in Afghanistan, Draw Down Troops

Freshman Utah Senator Mike Lee isn’t aggressively calling for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, like Congressman Jason Chaffetz, but the