Yearly Archive:: 2011

Occupy SLC Turns to Human Rights Commission With Grievances

The Occupy SLC movement will deliver complaints to the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission tomorrow night with two grievances: human

Snelgrove Focuses on County Finances in Mayoral Bid

Republican Richard Snelgrove has proven he can win a county-wide race for the Salt Lake County Council. Now he’s hoping to do

CityViews 11/29/11: Details of a Ski Link

  Segment 1: The concept of building a tram linking a ski resort in Park City with one in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Governor’s Office Encouraged by New Revenue Figures

New budget figures released today by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget look like good news for public education funding. Ron

Mullen Looks Forward to Leading Rape Recovery Center in Temporary Assignment

Longtime Utah journalist Holly Mullen’s career path has taken a new turn. The former Salt Lake Tribune columnist, City Weekly editor and

State Board of Education Urges Lawmakers to Fund MESA Club Once Again

The Utah State Board of Education is hoping to restore funding for a public school program hailed as one of the most

South Jordan’s Mayor Steps Down

South Jordan is hiring. In a surprise announcement last night, the city’s Mayor, W. Kent Money, stepped down saying he is accepting

City Council Hears Comments on Broadway Style Theater

Will Salt Lake City become home to a multimillion dollar theater for touring Broadway shows? The city council is one step closer

Rescue Mission Serves Thanksgiving Dinner to Growing Needy Population

The Rescue Mission Of Salt Lake welcomed hundreds of new mouths to feed Tuesday at its annual “Two Days Early” Thanksgiving Banquet,

Matheson Weighs in on Deficit Reduction Following Supercommittee Failure

With the congressional budget-cutting supercommittee’s super failure, whether or not the House and Senate can rein in the deficit during the upcoming

Red Butte Creek Rehab Continues With Stocking of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout

Nearly 18 months have passed since a pipeline break spilled 33,000 gallons of crude oil into Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Creek.

CityViews 11/28/11: “In Pain We Trust”

Segment 1: When a child gets sick, parents want answers. In Vicki Whiting’s case, she wanted to know why her son Kevin

Salt Lake City’s New Councilmen Gear up to Take Office

It’s been two weeks since the Salt Lake City Council learned it would receive a mini makeover. The Council’s newest

Bill Gates Testifies in Antitrust Lawsuit in Salt Lake City

The fight between Microsoft and Utah software company Novell continued on Monday, as Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates testified in a Salt Lake

Forbes Ranks SLC 4th for Tech Jobs

Salt Lake City is gaining national recognition for its achievements in the tech industry. Forbes has rated Utah’s capital city fifth in

Congressional Ad Says “Send S.W.A.T. to Clear Congress”

New online ads for Republican Representative Carl Wimmer’s Congressional campaign highlight his experience as a law enforcement officer, urging voters to “Send

CityViews 11/22/11: Up or Down on the Arts Center

  Segment 1: The idea of building a Broadway-style theater downtown has been bandied about since the 1960s, but Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph

Board of Regents Tightens Post-Tenure Review

The Utah Board of Regents has approved policy changes to strengthen post-tenure review for professors at Utah’s colleges and universities. As KCPW’s

UHP Association Hopes Disclaimers Will Mean Crosses Can Stay Up

The Utah Highway Patrol Association is hoping a few modifications to several memorial crosses will be enough to end a legal battle

CityViews 11/21/11: Does Poetry Still Matter?

Segment 1: From Aristotle to Shelley to Frost, humans have strung together words in a lyrical, meaningful way. But in a world

Politics Up Close: Higher Education and Teacher Compensation Reforms

The economic downturn has certainly taken its toll on higher education in Utah. Utah Valley University says it could have taken thousands

GOP Congressional Delegation Backs Bill for Canyons, Solitude Connection

Canyons Resort has turned to Utah’s Congressional delegation for support on a proposed gondola connection between Canyons and Solitude Mountain Resort, and

Salt Lake City Library Appoints Transitional Director

Less than three weeks after the resignation of Salt Lake City Library Director Beth Elder, a new person has stepped into the

Herbert: Southern Utah Pipeline Shouldn’t Be Paid for by Entire State

While the Utah Legislature’s Water Issues Task Force recommended earmarking 15 percent of future sales tax growth to fund the controversial Lake

Pro-Huntsman Super PAC Rolls Out New Hampshire Ad

A political Super PAC supporting Jon Huntsman’s presidential bid pulled out the stops this week, starting a broadcast advertising blitz in New

Utah Adds Jobs As Unemployment Rate Falls

Utah’s unemployment rate dropped nearly half a percent in October, the largest decline in several months.

IRS Recruiting Volunteers to Help With Tax Season

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for people to volunteer to provide free tax services to senior, low-income, and disabled Utahns, along

Lieutenant Guv, Task Force Recommend Ways to Preserve Farming in Utah

Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell is calling for the creation of new laws and policies to protect and enhance agriculture in the state

Expert Studies Links Between Energy Sources, Air Pollution

If you want to know more about where the pollution you see hanging over the Wasatch Front every winter comes from and

Report Recommends Allowing Private Liquor Sales Next to Grocery Stores

The state could be making a lot more money from liquor sales, consultants told Utah lawmakers on Wednesday. Bob Springmeyer, President of