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  • A court-appointed fiduciary overseeing a property trust once controlled by a polygamous sect has rejected settlements proposed by the Utah Attorney General's Office and the sect.

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  • The once-rural town of West Haven is now the state's fastest-growing city, benefiting from an expanded sewer system and enticing people with the promise of no property taxes.

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  • The University of Utah on Tuesday named one of the state's most influential architects to lead its School of Architecture. Prescott Muir, whose vision is apparent in several public buildings along the Wasatch Front, including some on the U.

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  • Jake Boyer, president of The Boyer Co., has been named chairman of the Salt Lake Chamber board of governors. Boyer succeeds Chris Redgrave, vice president and general manager of Bonneville Salt Lake Radio Group.

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  • (TAYLORSVILLE/KEARNS JOURNAL) -- Whether you have a toddler looking for a jungle gym, a dog owner looking for an off-leash park or an angler hoping to catch a large catfish, Millrace Park, located at 1200 West 5400 South, may be your Taylorsville destination.

    “We are really excited about the improvements to the park,” said City Administrator John Inch Morgan in an update to the city council on June 3.

  • (SOUTH SALT LAKE JOURNAL) -- South Salt Lake City officials have been in negotiations to sell Workman Park, at 2350 South 910 West near the Jordan River walkway, to the Utah Transit Authority.

    “Our possible interest in buying the Workman ball field is to expand, potentially someday expand the Jordan River Service Center,” said Utah Transit Authority Director of Real Estate Steve Hansen.

  • (DESERET NEWS) -- Like a timid swimmer watching for drop-offs on the pool bottom, Utah is cautiously inching its way through the recession.

    And experts predict it will be mid-2010 before a modest upturn indicates happier economic times for the Beehive State.

    Utah's recession will continue for another nine to 12 months before improving a bit in the second half of 2010, Jeff Thredgold, economic consultant for Zions Bank, predicted in its summer edition of "Insight," released Monday.

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) --  Fore sale?

    Salt Lake County Councilman Jeff Allen wants to do just that with South Mountain Golf Club, hoping to squeeze some green out of a scenic hillside course that has spent too many years in the red.

    Taxpayers shell out more than $1 million a year to prop up the Draper golf course, bought by the county in 1999 for nearly $16 million.

    Those subsidies, Allen argues, not only trap the general fund in the budget bunker, they also delay much-needed maintenance to the county's five other courses.

  • Still dangling his veto pen over a proposed property-tax increase, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon will call on County Council Democrats today to consider deeper cuts, rather than higher taxes, to shore up a recession-rocked budget. Original Article

  • Utah transportation experts anticipate that the $240 million from the federal stimulus legislation and the $2.2 billion in bonding approved by the Utah State Legislature will aid in the development of commercial real estate along the Wasatch Front.

  • LAYTON -- Being able to move traffic east and west throughout the city continues to be a priority for Layton leaders, despite a down budget year.

  • PLEASANT VIEW -- Associate City Administrator J.J. Allen said the Wadman Park project, at approximately 500 West and 4300 North, is a perfect fit for an open-space impact fee project.

  • CLEARFIELD -- The city is seeking to take out as much as $3 million in bonds to make needed repairs on roadways, especially in the residential areas.

  • OGDEN -- The city could clear a major milestone toward completion of $41.5 million in water infrastructure projects if the Ogden Planning Commission on Wednesday authorizes a conditional use permit for a five million gallon underground storage tank at the top of 36th Street.

  • LINDON (Deseret News)  — For the first time in at least 20 years, the Lindon City Council has proposed a property tax increase.

    After debating such an increase during two different budget public hearings, attended by only two residents, the council voted unanimously on June 16 to hold a public truth in taxation hearing in August to consider a rate increase.

    "As far as we can tell, Lindon has never raised property tax," city administrator Ott Dameron said.

  • DESERET NEWS -- Driving out to Saratoga Springs or Eagle Mountain is a bit laborious, but motorists from those two communities are getting a little relief.

    Two separate projects in north Utah County will make the road to Saratoga Springs and beyond into Eagle Mountain much easier by next fall.

  • St. George » Some St. George residents are wondering about the wisdom of building a new $160 million airport. Last week, air service from St. ... Original Article

  • The University of Utah has named architect Myron Willson to head its Office of Sustainability, replacing the late Craig Forster, the planning professor who initiated the program but died last year in a hiking accident. Original Article

  • SOUTH JORDAN (Deseret News)  — Seven new businesses will open in the planned Daybreak development's South Daybreak Village Center, developers announced Thursday.

    The businesses are Black Diamond Gymnastics and Sport Centers, San Gelato Cafe, Tio's Mexican Restaurant, Oopsie Daisy children's boutique, Classic Cleaners, Guy's Barbershop and Zions Bank.

  • SALEM, Utah County (Deseret News) — Land planning is under way near the Benjamin I-15 exit that would give Salem a freeway presence.

    Open fields now flank the exit, between Spanish Fork and Payson in south Utah County. Salem recently completed annexing the southeast side of the freeway, though the developed town is several miles from I-15.

  • CEDAR CITY - The new Iron County Sheriff's Office Animal Shelter on Iron Springs Road will be up and running by the first week of July, thanks to the Iron County Jail inmate work crew.

  • Residents are back in their rooms at a high rise for senior citizens in Salt Lake City, but it will be days before their rooms are dry after a sprinkler head broke Thursday morning. Original Article

  • Sales of existing homes and condos in Salt Lake County in May were up 15 percent from sales in April, the Salt Lake Board of Realtors reported Thursday. Original Article

  • ST. GEORGE - The St. George City trail system officially tops 30 miles and reaches as far south as the SunRiver subdivision, following the dedication of the latest section of trail Thursday.

  • A new, 66-room Comfort Suites hotel opened this week at 7134 S. 700 East in Midvale. Pearl Hospitality LLC of Midvale owns and operates the mid-priced, all suites hotel franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. Original Article

  • Zions First National Bank has filed a $25 million lawsuit against Draper, alleging the municipality mismanaged the 3,600-acre SunCrest development atop Traverse Ridge, leading it to fail financially. Original Article

  • Real estate developer Bob Jones is enamored with the idea of a school for special needs teens and won't be discouraged. Not by critics who say he walked away from a similar school last year without paying teachers. Original Article

  • SARATOGA SPRINGS (KSL)  - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking at its farmland in Utah County as a possible route for a new freeway.

    Future projections show hundreds of thousands of people could be living on the western side of Utah County within the next several decades.

    A good chunk of farmland near Saratoga Springs, the Cedar Valley and the Genola area are owned by The LDS Church. The Church hired consultants to find the best possible freeway routes through that land.

  • Solera Networks has moved its headquarters from Lindon to South Jordan, expanding into approximately 13,000 square feet. The move nearly quadruples the size of the office space for the provider of computer network forensics products and services. The company also opened an office in Washington, D.C. The headquarters in Utah are now at 10713 S. Jordan Gateway. Solera is leasing the space from John Longaker of Commerce CRG. The Enterprise, June 22-28, 2009

  • (TAYLORSVILLE/KEARNS JOURNAL) -- It’s been a long time coming, but a skate park in Kearns will soon be a reality. Construction on the first phase of the Oquirrh Park master plan is slated to start at the end of the summer.

    “We will probably have a contractor selected by August and someone out there working by Aug. 1 or thereabouts,” said Walt Gilmore, a planner with Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation. “It could change, certainly, but that’s what we’re working toward right now.”

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