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  • Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused an Alpine man of defrauding investors in a multimillion dollar real estate scheme. U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman said Rick Koerber collected more than $100 million from investors but spent much of it on expensive cars, restaurants, movie making and his own Original Article

  • WASHINGTON CITY - Members of the Washington City Council said Tuesday that they were glad to sponsor the Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation and Color Country Community Housing in their effort to create affordable housing for victims of domestic violence.
  • After two years of growing pessimism about the economy, some Utah business leaders are saying that the worst of the recession may be over. Optimism among executives about the futures of their companies increased in the opening three months of 2009 for the first time since the fourth quarter Original Article

  • LAYTON -- Developers of Fort Lane Village LC and Layton officials have agreed to a letter of understanding that will continue development efforts on the mixed-use project, but allow both groups to remain at status quo, including the current zoning, until proposals begin being received.

  • The chances of nabbing a grant from the state worth $6,000 aimed at those buying a new home in Utah are dwindling.

    Since mid-March, more than 1,000 Utahns have qualified for a grant under the state's Home Run program, which originally had 1,600 grants available.

  • In response to the bombshell that Library Square may be a seismic and liquefaction risk, as well as riddled with polluted soil, Salt Lake City officials say they will conduct a geotechnical review of the ground as soon as the precise police-headquarters location is determined.

    The study likely would take place next spring, should city residents approve a $125 million bond for a two-building police complex in November.

  • The Layton City Council is mulling whether to rezone 70 acres near Antelope Drive for a mixed-use housing project in the face of opposition from residents who say the hillside is unstable.

    North Salt Lake-based Hawkins Homes wants to build a project that would include 157 townhouses and 146 single-family units on the parcel labeled in city documents as the Adams Property LLC. The average density is equivalent to four units per acre.

    The proposal would leave 16 acres as open space near Kays Creek.

  • PROVO — Habitat for Humanity recently received a sizeable donation to support its quest to get low-income people into homes of their own.

    G.E. Capital Financial Inc. recently donated $20,000 to assist a family of nine this summer, said Kena Jo Mathews, Habitat's executive director.

    The family and volunteers plan to build the home in southeast Spanish Fork, off Canyon Road. On the open market, the five-bedroom, two-bath home would be worth about $200,000, Mathews said.

  • EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A developer is suing Eagle Mountain, accusing the city of trying to steal his land to build utility lines.

    Brent Johnson says he and Eagle Mountain officials disagree on the value of a 7-acre swath of land he purchased in 2007 for $52,000 at a tax sale. He says the city should compensate him $366,000 for the property it built power lines on, not the $3,000 the city has recently offered.

  • PROVO — A historic retail building, originally built in the 1920s to house a furniture store at 295 W. Center Street, has been sold for a reported $1.1 million.

    The three-story building was most recently the home of Provo Craft & Novelty. Originally, it was the Dixon, Taylor, Russell Co. According to historical records, Arthur N. Taylor, Albert F. Dixon and Sidney W. Russell put their furniture corporation together in 1821. Taylor was vice president of another company, Taylor Brothers Co., while Dixon had partnered with his father in the Dixon Real Estate Co.

  • FARMINGTON — Davis County officials have settled on a location to build a new headquarters for the county library.

    The new library, slated to be built in 2010, will move across the parking lot from the headquarters' current location to about 100 S. Main.

    The county's Environmental Health Services Division, which manages air quality monitoring, food handlers' permits, restaurant and pool inspections, among other responsibilities, has an address of 99 S. Main.

  • PROVO — Landlord Scott Davidson calls it a "common coincidence" that people who once lived in the 1915 house he bought in 2006 are still in the area and like to talk about their experience when he is out working in the yard.

    Many of the people who walk by the house at 175 W. 200 South remember living there or in the neighborhood more than 35 years ago, Davidson said. Often, they like to share their emotional ties to the early 20th century houses and basement apartments they once rented.

  • LINDON — With the weather heating up, Lindon officials hope the city's new aquatics center will be the place to cool down.

    Construction workers were putting the finishing touches on the center last week in anticipation of Monday's ribbon cutting and next weekend's grand opening.

    The Lindon Aquatics Center, located just behind the Lindon City Center at 100 N. State, aims to have a little bit of everything for residents young and old each year from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

  • For the second time in six weeks, tenants at a downtown Salt Lake City apartment complex were evacuated following reports that their building was moving.

    This time, a city building expert said the building near 350 S. 300 East "should be fine."

  • Hours after it appeared there was no way out of a legal morass that has enveloped a polygamous sect's trust, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said parties had crafted a letter of intent they hope to present in court on Wednesday.
    Attorneys for the FLDS, the United Effort Plan Trust and the states of Utah and Arizona spent about 12 hours Friday working on a future plan for the trust, which holds most property in the twin towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz.
  • The red cliffs looming above Provo are impossible to miss. Climbers know Rock Canyon for its craggy trails and climbing...

  • Ogden » A sleek gondola glides through the air past climbers on a gigantic refrigerated ice tower and then floats onto the verdant campus of Weber State University, where students and visitors disembark or continue the ride up rugged Malans Peak that dominates this town's eastern flank. Original Article

  • A symbolic river runs through the University of Utah's new Earth sciences building. The pebble path, encased in epoxy, meanders past a school of 50-million-year-old fish, down an open flight of stairs and past old seismographs. Original Article

  • Construction on Utah's largest wind farm is inching toward completion. First Wind LLC spokesman John Lamontagne says foundations for 20 of the 97 wind turbines in the Milford Wind Corridor project are complete. Original Article

  • In response to the bombshell that Library Square may be a seismic and liquefaction risk, as well as riddled with polluted soil, Salt Lake City officials say they will conduct a geotechnical review of the ground as soon as the precise police-headquarters location is determined.
    The study likely would take place next spring, should city residents approve a $125 million bond for a two-building police complex in November.
    "Until you know where you're going to actually build found
  • Attributes that will ensure success are loyalty and attention to family, church, community, friends and business, said industrialist Jon M. Huntsman Sr. Original Article

  • Scott Machinery of Murray changed its name to Intermountain Bobcat after selling its John Deere and Hitachi assets to Honnen Equipment Co. of Colorado. The company will now only offer a single line of construction equipment, positioning the company to become the leader in compact equipment leasing, according to The Enterprise. Dealerships for the Intermountain Bobcat will be located in Murray, Orem, Cedar City and Idaho Falls. The Enterprise, May 18-24, 2009

  • Spring City presents its Heritage Day tour of historical buildings constructed between 1850 and 1910. Sponsored by the Friends of Historic Spring City, the May 26 event will also feature a community breakfast, lunch and art and antiques sale. Original Article

  • Washington » Declaring that the financial system was "starting to heal," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that major banks had raised $56 billion since stress tests showed several in need of more capital -- a sign of emerging investor confidence. Original Article

  • Utah lawmakers passed seven bills Wednesday afternoon in a special session called to fix various problems in the current and...
  • Compared with figures from the same month a year earlier, April's hotel occupancy rates in Salt Lake County took their biggest monthly plunge of this recession era. Original Article

  • New York » The race to repay federal bailout money could end up reducing the amount that taxpayers eventually get back. Some banks that want out of the Troubled Asset Relief Program may be allowed to buy back the government's investments at below-market prices. Original Article

  • Unexpectedly low bids from road builders have allowed the state of Utah to add nine projects to its list of recipients for federal stimulus dollars. The Utah Transportation Commission on Tuesday shifted $13. Original Article

  • A modest rebound in single-family home construction in Utah and the rest of the country in April raised hopes Tuesday that the three-year slide in housing could be bottoming. Original Article

  • A record low in housing construction has led investors to doubt the economy again.
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