Hosting the Olympic Winter Games in 2002 was an incredible experience for Utah. It would be wonderful to do so again, and 89 percent of Utahns scientifically polled agree. I found Jay Evensen's column surprising — opining that perhaps we should not host again — and missing a fundamental understanding of budgets and Olympic Games management. He correctly cites concern over costs. He writes the following: “Virtually every bid city talks about holding down costs, but those costs find a way to rise. Sochi spent an estimated $51 billion in 2014, with little, if any, oversight. That wouldn't happen here, but it's naïve to think there won't be unexpected, and perhaps unnecessary, costs.” Mr. Evensen's
Natalie Wegenka has seen a lot more of the world than your typical 21-year-old. The professional ice skater has been touring with Disney on Ice the last few years, and it's given her a chance to do a lot of traveling. “This is my fourth tour with Disney,” Wegenka said. “Last year we did the Asia tour, and my second year we were in Europe.” This time around, Wegenka is in the United States, traveling with the “Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic” skating show that comes for seven performances this week at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. Shows run Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 15-18. Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Wegenka's parents moved her to Dana Point, California,
SALT LAKE CITY — Body camera video that captured a tense confrontation between a Salt Lake City police officer and a man who had a felony warrant out for his arrest was released Friday. In the video, the officer threatens to shoot and beat the man who doesn't want to be taken into custody. At one point, the man even starts yelling for help and cries out, "somebody call the cops." The officer fired a shot at some point during the confrontation and the man sped away in his car, squealing his tires as he left. No one was injured in the Nov. 3 incident. Salt Lake police have not identified the officer involved. An officer was in the area of a Chevron gas station near 3300 South and 1100 East, and
THURSDAY "THE SECRET GARDEN" Based on the 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, various times Nov. 2-17, Utah Children's Theatre, 3605 S. State St., Salt Lake City. $16, uctheatre.org, 801-532-6000. GLASS ART SHOW Glass Art Guild of Utah offers 16th annual show of kiln work and blown glass, during regular garden hours Nov. 3-Dec. 18, Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. $14/adults, $12/seniors and military, $7/children, 801-585-0556. "TWELVE ANGRY JURORS" What goes on behind the closed doors of a jury room, 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Saturday matinee) Nov. 9-17, The Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna. $12, app.arts-people.com, 801-347-7373. "SNOW WHITE A PANTO" Snow White with a modern
Confusion, anger and plenty of social media jabs bubbled up in May 2017, when the state required restaurants to post “This Is a Restaurant, Not a Bar” signs. Today, those 8.5-by-11-inch sheets of paper are obsolete and have been turned into an artistic conversation piece. “This Is Art, Not a Sign” is a collage of more than two dozen signs removed from the front windows of Utah businesses some six months ago, when the state changed the sign requirement for restaurants and tweaked it for bars. Salt Lake City lawyer Tanner Lenart, who specializes in state liquor laws, asked restaurant owners not to throw out the signs but rather to donate them to her project. Lenart got some assistance from Salt
Barack Obama will be coming to Salt Lake City next March — but it will cost a fair amount to hear him speak. The 44th president of the United States will be a keynote speaker at X4, The Experience MGMT Summit, set for March 5-8, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City. The annual event is put on by Qualtrics International Inc., the Provo-based customer-survey software company. Obama isn't the only big name booked for X4. Qualtrics previously announced that media mogul and former talk-show host Oprah Winfrey would be a keynote speaker. Also, the X4 “Warehouse Party” has booked megaband Imagine Dragons to perform. Obama's appearance doesn't come cheaply. The former
A group of more than a dozen adults, some wearing brown berets and holding signs, stood in the cold at the corner of Bryant Middle School in Salt Lake City on Friday morning for more than two hours, waiting to join a student walkout that never happened. According to the Salt Lake City Brown Berets, who sent out a news release about the event, the students want aide Antonio Fierro reinstated, to learn more about Chicano and Tongan history and the opportunity to evaluate the school's teachers. Two students came out of the school just before 10 a.m. and held signs provided by the Salt Lake City Brown Berets. They told The Salt Lake Tribune other students wanted to come out and join the protest but
So we learn this week that City Creek Reserve, a real estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is planning a new 28-story office tower in downtown Salt Lake City. Today I read that “Housing advocates say Utah suffers from a lack of housing affordable at all income levels — whether apartments or single-family homes — but particularly for those making below-average wages. Officials with Salt Lake City, for example, say the area needs at least 7,500 rental units affordable to low-income renters making $20,000 yearly or less.” Meanwhile, our homeless population (many who are employed) grows literally in the shadows of City Creek developments. What would Jesus do? Christine B.
SALT LAKE CITY – The remains of Maj. Brent Taylor have arrived in Utah. At around 3 p.m. Wednesday, the plane carrying his body arrived at Roland Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Before the arrival of the craft, Jennie Taylor, his widow, made brief remarks via a Utah Army National Guard Facebook video feed, saying Taylor “is finally returning home.” She wore yellow, symbolizing his arrival and support for U.S. troops, and said he was escorted on the airplane by one of his brothers. “This is a tender day for all of us,” she said. U.S. flags were expected along 2700 North and Washington Boulevard through North Ogden and Ogden in anticipation
SALT LAKE CITY — Here's a look at the news for Nov. 13. Our morning headlines: The Deseret News published its latest in the yearlong series on teens and anxiety, focusing on returned Latter-day Saint missionaries. Read more. A new 28-story skyscraper will be built in Salt Lake City by a Church-owned developer. Read more. Qualtrics was just sold for $8 billion. So what's next for Utah? Read more. Democrats control the U.S. House. Here's how Utah Republican House members reacted to that change. Here are 22 theater productions for families to enjoy this holiday season. Read more. The Utah Jazz defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 96-88 Monday night. Read more. The California-bound fire crews face hiccups
SALT LAKE CITY — By now many are familiar with the wildfires ravaging the state of California. So far, the Camp Fire has claimed 48 lives and has destroyed the entire northern California town of Paradise. NBC News reported that has burned over 117,000 acres, which is the equivalent of 88,000 football fields. It is the deadliest and most destructive fire in the state's history and may not be fully contained until the end of November. The Woolsey Fire, which is located near Los Angeles and has ravaged parts of Malibu, has claimed three lives as of Wednesday. According to NBC Los Angeles, the Woolsey fire has burned over 97,600 acres. It is at nearly 50 percent containment. Unfortunately, since
The Cherokee County Animal Shelter has announced it has way too many cats, and as November also is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, the shelter will waive the $100 adoption fee for anyone who adopts a cat over six months of age. “We have 55 cats or kittens available for adoption today,” the shelter said on Facebook. “On Saturday (Nov. 3) alone, we had 15 more cats surrendered to us. We are running out of space for adoptable cats!” Shelter cats will come spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, de-wormed and FIY/FELY negative. People who have one are asked to bring a cat carrier. Adoptable animals can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/2PjFgpE Meanwhile, for senior pet month, the shelter said it also
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was fatally shot by a sex offender parolee she had briefly dated says the person who loaned him the gun should be prosecuted.
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Anson Calder has announced its first permanent retail location in Salt Lake City, Utah. The store located in City Creek Center comes on the heels of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and three consecutive pop-up locations in Las Vegas and New York City. More importantly, Anson Calder is applying customer feedback to develop new products that adapt to all the ways people live, work, and travel.
SALT LAKE CITY — The legacy of the 2002 Winter Games remains "palpable" in Utah, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland said during a visit Wednesday that could determine if Salt Lake City can bid for another Olympics. But Hirshland also cautioned that the USOC hasn't committed yet to trying for a future Winter Games during a speech to community leaders and Olympic athletes gathered for a luncheon at the University of Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium. The USOC leader, hired in July, was in Utah along with other officials from the Colorado Springs-based organization to tour 2002 venues as part of an accelerated process to choose a city to bid for a future Winter Games, likely in 2030. Salt Lake,