City Beat Archive

West Valley Introduces Promenade to City Residents

West Valley City officials today unveiled the recently completed Promenade at Fairbourne Station, the community’s new park and public walkway.

City Council to Discuss Guidelines for Historic District Designations

What features make a neighborhood a local historical district? The Salt Lake City Council will attempt to answer that question today.

Salt Lake City Mayor Sits Down with White House Council, Congress on Wasatch Canyons

With the debate over the controversial SkiLink proposal and proposed wilderness protections in the background, Mayor Ralph Becker took his push to

Restaurant Owner Aims to Clean up Gum,Trash From City Streets

A stray piece of trash, a cigarette butt or an old piece of gum on the sidewalk are all commonplace in urban

SLC Library Audit Presented to City Council, Library Board

An audit reviewing the practices and policies of the Salt Lake City Library calls for more management changes. The 53-page report says

Sightseeing Tour Bus Comes to Salt Lake City

What does Salt Lake City have in common with New York, Chicago and San Francisco? As of this summer, it now has

U of U Seeks Participants for Study on North Temple Upgrades

Residents and business owners in the area surrounding Salt Lake City’s North Temple street continue to endure heavy construction as the thoroughfare

City Expands “SmartTrips” to Rose Park, Wasatch Hollow Neighborhoods

Salt Lake City is expanding a program aimed at increasing use of alternative transportation and making residents more confident in it. Sustainability

Becker Not Disappointed USOC Won’t Bid for 2022 Winter OIympic Games

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says he’s not disappointed the U.S. Olympic Committee won’t submit a bid for the 2022 Winter

Move to Amend Organizers Go to Utah Supreme Court

Organizers of the anti-corporate personhood Move to Amend initiative have taken their quest to get on the ballot in Salt Lake City

36th Annual Utah Arts Festival Underway

Salt Lake City's Library and Washington squares are covered in 158 booths until Sunday for the 36th Annual Utah Arts Festival. KCPW's

Salt Lake City’s $205 Million Budget Approved

Salt Lake City’s $205 million budget is now in place for the next year, after being approved by the city council last

Sand Sculpture Takes Shape at Utah Arts Festival

A 20-ton sand sculpture will anchor the four-day Utah Arts Festival beginning Thursday on Salt Lake City’s Library Square. And as KCPW’s

Politics Up Close: Millcreek Incorporation Debate, Senator Orrin Hatch

This fall, Millcreek voters will decide if the east-side suburb should remain a township or incorporate as the county’s 17th city. What

SLC Library Starts New Director Search

The Salt Lake City Library has started a nationwide search for a new executive director, following Beth Elder’s resignation last fall. Transitional

Move to Amend Initiative Could Conflict with State Law

Despite having the support of Mayor Ralph Becker and the chair of the Salt Lake City Council, a proposed ballot initiative calling

Salt Lake City Considers Off-Leash Dog Tag Program

Salt Lake City leaders are considering an off-leash dog tag program to increase revenue for maintaining off-leash dog areas and developing new

SLC Council Considers Golf Course Closure

The Salt Lake City Council will begin discussions today about a proposal to close the Jordan River Par 3 Golf Course in

SLC Launches Bike Website

Bicyclists in Salt Lake City have a new tool to help them explore where and how to ride. This morning, the city

Four Businesses Open Surrounding Historic Utah Theater on Main

Salt Lake City is welcoming small businesses back to downtown. After years of empty storefronts, Mayor Ralph Becker will celebrate the opening

Race For The Cure Experiencing Participation Reduction

Twelve thousand runners, walkers, and volunteers will fill library square tomorrow to help fight breast cancer.

City Council Signs Off on Green Space for Sugar House Streetcar

The Sugar House streetcar line stretching from the heart of the Salt Lake City neighborhood to the TRAX station on 2100 South

Salt Lake City Leaders Discuss Panhandling Problem

Salt Lake City leaders are in the midst of discussions about the growing problem of panhandling. Downtown Alliance Executive Director Jason Mathis

Move to Amend Organizers Expect to Get On Salt Lake City Ballot

A local initiative decrying corporate personhood is gaining traction. Thousands of Salt Lake City residents have signed the Move to Amend petition,

Wasatch Solar Challenge Brings Six Communities Together

Salt Lake City is partnering with five other Wasatch Front cities and counties to launch the “Wasatch Solar Challenge” after receiving a

Occupy Salt Lake Settles Into New Home at Library Square

About 20 tents are now set up on a gravel lot east of the Salt Lake City Main Library, following the city

SLC Library Launches New Online Catalog

The Salt Lake City Library is becoming a little more user friendly. This week, it adopted a new online catalog the library

With Legislative Threat Over, SLC Looks to Resume Work on Billboard Restrictions

Salt Lake City is back to fine tuning its regulation of electronic billboards now that efforts by state lawmakers to thwart the

82-Year-Old Downtown Businessman Struck, Killed by Bus

A strong advocate for downtown businesses in Salt Lake City was struck and killed by a Utah Transit Authority bus this morning.

SLC Wants to Know Where Your Food Comes From

Salt Lake City leaders want to know where you get your food. As part of the city’s Community Food Assessment, it’s launching