Latest Salt Lake City metropolitan area Stories

2008-09-30 09:00:33

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies reported 247,801 children in Utah age 4 and under in 2008. Plus Utah women have the highest fertility rate in the nation, according to census reports. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-30 09:00:33

A man who had a federal warrant out for his arrest was picked up by Salt Lake police Sunday afternoon. Investigators received information on the whereabouts of Steven Holloway, 36, who in addition to the warrant, was also wanted by Salt Lake police for aggravated assault. Officers stopped Holloway in his truck near 700 South and 200 West. Inside his vehicle, officers also found 46 small packages of marijuana, 37 hits of heroin, 16 vials of steroids and 26 Lortab pills, according to Salt...

2008-09-29 09:00:28

The Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South, will offer another "Science Movie Night" on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., with "Winged Migration" (2001). Attend the free screenings, followed by lively discussion with an expert in the field, co-sponsored by the Utah Museum of Natural History in the Main Library auditorium. Visit www.umnh.utah.edu for more information. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-29 03:00:20

By Olson, Debbi Standard Builders Supply. which has been a supplier of construction materials in the Salt Lake area for 60 years, has been acquired by Sunroc, a St. George-based building supplies company that opened a Salt lake operation in January. Sunroc, which is a subsidiary of the Orem-based Clyde Companies, a construction services provider, purchased the inventory of Standard Builders Supply as well as rights to the company's name and its customer base. Additionally, 100 employees...

2008-09-28 12:00:22

By James Thalman Deseret News SOUTH SALT LAKE -- It looks every bit like a brand-new kids playground, but it's the revived heart of the neighborhood to the children, their parents and the mayor who attended Saturday's ribbon- cutting ceremony at Fitts Park. If there is such a thing as a state-of-the-art playground, Fitts is it: Slides, swings, a rock-climbing wall, a partially submerged plastic dragon. And at the base of it all is a composite rubber floor, 6 inches thick, to ensure a soft...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By Arthur Raymond Deseret News The Salt Lake County Council on Tuesday voted down an appeal by the Salt Lake Tribune after the paper was denied access to records from a June shooting investigation. The June 9 incident occurred outside Mama's Plantation restaurant in South Salt Lake. A security guard at the business shot and killed a man outside the restaurant after an altercation in which the victim threatened the guard and then lifted up his shirt and reached as if to grab a gun. The...

2008-09-26 09:00:21

By Brice Wallace Deseret News The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau has set some lofty goals for 2009, and one involves impressing an influential crowd coming to town next summer. About 4,000 people will visit July 11-14 for the Meeting Professionals International 2009 World Education Congress, a gathering of people responsible for booking more than $14 billion in annual meetings. "The way we're describing this is that what the MPI World Education Congress is going to do to the...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

This financial situation needs to be dealt with in a nonreactionary way. We need real answers and solutions. What we do now sends a message to the rest of the world. Stephen Wesson Salt Lake City (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By Lois M. Collins Deseret News Salt Lake County's top health official is asking for a temporary suspension of a ban on skateboard ramps in backyards until the issue can be studied further. The Salt Lake Valley Board of Health enacted the ban on building or using the ramps in early August because of noise concerns and resident complaints, according to Gary Edwards, executive director of the Salt Lake Valley Health Department. But based on feedback it has received -- both positive and...

2008-09-24 09:00:26

By Jared Page Deseret News School hadn't quite ended when Lane Rolling pulled up to Hawthorne Elementary to pick up his son. Most days, Rolling would leave his car running -- and air conditioning blowing -- while he waited. That changed Tuesday afternoon when he arrived to find the mayors of Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County waiting for him. The mayors surprised parents, grandparents and others picking up children from Hawthorne, 1675 S. 600 East, by greeting them outside the school...

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