Latest Salt Lake City metropolitan area Stories
By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News MAGNA -- Darrell Kilpack had big plans for a Western fort theme park in Magna -- until Salt Lake County seized his property for a state-of-the-art library. Kilpack had spent the past two decades accumulating thousands of used items for the park.
The trail that runs alongside the Jordan River Parkway will be closed at 7500 South Thursday and Friday for construction of the Jordan River TRAX bridge. The trail is expected to reopen with a temporary detour, which will be in effect through August 2009, according to the Utah Transit Authority.
By Jared Page Deseret News A former Salt Lake City safety-program coordinator is lashing out at the city's airport management, saying a "disregard for public safety" resulted in an auto-pedestrian accident in June that killed a Maryland woman.
By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News A handful of city and county officials discussing the future of Salt Lake County townships wants to single out Millcreek for a special election in two years to ask residents to vote on whether their area to remain a township.
I think it's quite obvious there's a need for change when it comes to health care in our country. As a college student, it would truly be a miracle were health care more affordable. I currently have $40,000 in student debt, and it doesn't help when I go to the emergency room or when I am ill.
The mayors of Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County are teaming up to promote environmentally friendly programs and initiatives.
By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The past few wet winters have been good to arid Utah, but history has proven that drought conditions will be here again, and the Utah Foundation wants to warn people about wasting water.
By Stephen Speckman Deseret News If Nevada wins a water war with Utah along the border they share, Utah officials and environmental groups contend it will add to an already bad air-pollution problem along the Wasatch Front.
A wildfire had burned 50 acres by late Tuesday in Tooele County near Johnson's Pass and state Route 199. Tooele County Fire Warden Roice Arnold said the fire started around 5 p.m. Fire crews closed down SR 199 for a while on Tuesday, but it has been reopened.
The door is open to townships that want to annex into Salt Lake City, unless city leaders decide to close it.