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2008-09-21 12:00:17

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. He had planned to renovate four crumbling buildings near Main Street and 8900 West into a village that would allow visitors to interact with the antiques. The park also would have provided a place for seniors to talk...

2008-09-21 12:00:17

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. That detour will cross a live railway track and will be closed from dusk to dawn to allow for freight traffic. Other trails along the parkway will also close sporadically as construction...

2008-09-20 12:00:38

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. In a letter sent Friday to Mayor Ralph Becker and other city officials, Ian Shepherd blasts airport management for dismissing his concerns about airport crosswalks in a safety committee meeting July 16 -- six days before Patricia Dawn Jordan, 65,...

2008-09-19 09:00:21

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. They made their proposal Thursday at a meeting convened by Salt Lake County, at the county offices. Other city and county officials, mainly from the Salt Lake Valley's west side, would like all of the townships to remain as they are....

2008-09-19 09:00:21

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. I end up having additional debt. Beau Green Salt Lake City (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-19 09:00:20

The mayors of Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County are teaming up to promote environmentally friendly programs and initiatives. Ralph Becker and Peter Corroon on Thursday announced the signing of a memo of understanding that permits the city and county to work together to develop new sustainability programs and work to improve those that are already intact. Some of those efforts include air quality initiatives, renewable energy programs and advanced recycling programs. "Both Mayor Becker...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

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. A foundation report released Thursday said that over a 29-year period, Utah was the second driest state in the nation. Nevada was the driest from 1971 to 2000, receiving less precipitation than any other state. In Utah, two thirds of all nonpotable and potable water...

2008-09-18 09:00:24

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. Snake Valley Citizens Alliance's Terry Marasco on Wednesday told the Utah State Legislature's Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Interim Committee that the Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to take 50,000 acre-feet of water annually from the Snake...

2008-09-17 09:00:31

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 Clover Creek campgrounds were evacuated around 6:30 p.m., Arnold said. Arnold said crews expect to contain the fire later today. He said authorities are unsure what started the fire, but they suspect it was human caused because...

2008-09-17 09:00:31

The door is open to townships that want to annex into Salt Lake City, unless city leaders decide to close it. Mayor Ralph Becker wants Salt Lake City to keep its options open and take a reactive stance to potential annexations rather than "leading out" and courting townships.v"I don't believe it's in our best interest to draw a hard line in the sand and say we will or won't consider annexations now or in the future," Becker told the Salt Lake City Council during a work session Tuesday. "We...


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