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  • (Park Record) Diania Turner, lacking the name recognition of her two most formidable opponents for the Park City's mayor's office, was especially animated during a Thursday candidate forum, at one point saying it is "disgusting" that there is not more housing for senior citizens in the city.

  • SOUTH SALT LAKE (Deseret News) — A developer who wants to put 27-story condominiums in the heart of this industrial suburb plans to ask the City Council on Wednesday to take out bonds for the project.

    The $500 million Market Station development has been in the works for years but has stalled recently because finance partners of developer Steve Aste fell through, Aste said.

    Now, Aste is going to the city to find money to buy several parcels of property within the project area.

  • (Salt Lake Tribune) You going to the Gallivan Center on Thursday?

    The answer has become more of a no-brainer as crowds for the weekly "Twilight Concert Series" continue to swell, sometimes topping 20,000. Hipsters, suburban kids, young professionals, even whole families flock to the free music under Utah's summer sun.

    "It's changed the landscape of downtown. That's important, it's positive," says Casey Jarman, Salt Lake City Arts Council program director and "Twilight" founder. "I want to keep that momentum."

  • (Taylorsville/Kearns Journal) Ground should be broken in October for Salt Lake Community College’s Center for New Media. It will be built on the college’s South City campus on State Street. The $25 million project will be over 120,000 square feet once completed, expected by the summer of 2011.

    The building will house studies of Digital Design, Communication Technology, Broadcasting, Entertainment Arts, Film, Web Design, Animation and Music Innovation.

  • (Taylorsville/Kearns Journal) The landscape of the vast empty lot outside Taylorsville City Hall could be changing in the near future. City officials are in the final stages of selling the property to an assisted living center.

    “We have a contract on the eastern part of the land. It is now in the final stages, leases are being drafted between attorneys and financing is being arranged,” said Mayor Russ Wall at the July 29 Taylorsville Town Meeting. “It will be an assisted living with some retail components.”

  • (South Salt Lake) It could soon be more difficult for owners of abandoned homes, buildings and development sites to leave their property unattended and in disrepair in South Salt Lake City.

    Last October, the South Salt Lake City Council passed an ordinance that would impose a legal duty on owners to maintain and secure their properties. City officials are now working to close any loopholes in the law with a new ordinance that clarifies for owners their legal responsibilities under city municipal code.

  • (Sandy Journal) Buying a new home in Sandy City just got a little easier with the “Own in Sandy Program” which helps home buyers with a $5,000 zero-interest loan. The program is designed to try to stimulate the economy in Sandy and create jobs in the process.

  • (Sandy Journal) Sandy City will play a major role in the 23rd Decennial Census which will be conducted in 2010. Vangent, Inc. has plans to occupy the old Discover Card building at 8475 South Sandy Parkway starting in October and will begin hiring 1,200 part-time and full-time employees in January to assist citizens as they complete the mandatory census.

  • (Deseret News) The little bungalow near 1500 East and 1500 South looks like any other home in the neighborhood from the street.

    "It is very deceptive," says Barbara Schovaers, owner of the newly remodeled home. "On the outside it looks just like a Sugar House bungalow, but when you walk in, it looks like a New York City loft."

    Schovaers always wanted to live in a downtown loft but she has a dog.

  • (Deseret News) Once the home of one of Utah's wealthiest men, the Kearns Mansion is now the residence of its most influential politician, the governor.

    Soon Gary Herbert will be moving into Utah's most famous residence — the ninth governor to call the Kearns Mansion home.

    The mansion has a storied history. When it was built at the turn of the 20th century it was "one of the finest homes west of the Missouri river." President Theodore Roosevelt was entertained there.

  • (Herald Journal) Logan has once again made it onto a national list recognizing the city as a good place to live.

    AARP Magazine’s September/October issue has placed Logan on its “Best places to live the simple life” list, along with four other communities throughout the nation.

    The magazine hails Logan for its pastoral vibe with “mountain escapes.”

  • (Deseret News) Low-income advocates are frustrated that 25 Salt Lake City Housing Authority properties have been sitting empty for about a year.

    The housing authority has been trying to sell the properties that once housed about 100 people but the process has been tied up in bureaucratic maneuverings. Proceeds from the sale are supposed to provide additional Section 8 vouchers to help low-income residents — including those evicted because of the sales — with rent payments elsewhere.

  • SOUTH SALT LAKE (Deseret News) — University of Utah graduate student Sarah Morrow lives on the edge of her industrial suburb, tucked between the county jail and a regional transit station on one side and busy 3900 South on the other.

    But Morrow recently explained to one of her classes that she and her neighbors at the River Run Condominiums feel a sense of quiet and seclusion despite the hubbub, all because of a 62-acre vacant field and a lack of immediate access to the main roads.

  • Logan (Salt Lake Tribune) » Few inventions have lit the way to modern times more than Thomas Edison's 1879 discovery of electric illumination, created by running current through a carbon filament in a vacuum bulb. Edison's idea, which transformed the way we live and work, has been upgraded so many times, few ways remain to improve on the light bulb.

  • When it comes to public transit in the U.S., there are certain predictable all-stars: the Metro in Washington, D.C., is convenient, efficient and clean. The "L" in Chicago and BART in the San Francisco Bay area are legendary. And everyone knows it's easier to navigate New York City without a car than with one.

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  • OGDEN -- As workers dusted off one of three 6-foot, 600-pound circa 1927 crystal chandeliers Thursday, the new owners of the Ben Lomond Suites LLC discussed their efforts to dust off the building's reputation and start anew.
  • OGDEN -- The city council Thursday night scrutinized a decision by the administration to divert about $275,000 in bond funds earmarked for storm water improvements to fund design and engineering work for the Ogden River Restoration Project.
  • SALT LAKE CITY -- SilverLeaf Seminars recently announced they will start a series of courses in mid-September educating people on how to evaluate, buy, and service residential and commercial real estate mortgage debt, and give away a house to a lucky attendant. During these seminars a drawing will be held and the chosen winner will win a house in Indiana or Ohio. The winner will be able to experience firsthand the process of "working out" the mortgage debt alongside the instructors. It will be a fantastic opportunity for the lucky winner.

  • (Herald Journal) After three years in an apartment, Jessica and John Knight finally bought their first home this summer.

    An $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers spurred the young couple to take the leap, Jessica said. Their newly-constructed home in west Logan cost about $150,000.

    “We built because it’s hard to find something in our price range that had all the things we wanted,” said 22-year-old Jessica. After living the apartment life, Jessica said she’s enjoying having a place set apart.

  • PROVO (Deseret News) — The good news is in the mail.

    Some 125 Utah County families who thought they were losing the federal funding that helps pay their rent will find out today or Saturday that the financial assistance will continue.

    A month ago, those families were told the funding for their federal Section 8 housing vouchers would run out on Sept. 1. But thanks to an injection of $325,000 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the voucher program will remain intact.

  • Hill Air Force Base Chaplain Carl Wright can hardly contain his excitement. For five years the base has been seeking money to expand its chapel, which seats about 350 people, but the project hasn't been an Air Force priority.

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  • ST. GEORGE - When the Walker brothers purchased 2,400 acres in Hurricane the idea was to plan something different for the area, a development designed around individual neighborhoods for the 10,000-plus home sites with a unique blend of amenities.

  • More than 100 acres of federally owned land -- known as the Oak and White Acre parcels --- has been transferred to Park City ownership as part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.

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  • Washington » Further evidence the recession is ending came in a report Thursday confirming that the economy shrank at an annual rate of just 1 percent in the spring.

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  • FARMINGTON -- A judge is expected to make a ruling today on the value of Steed Pond and the acreage around it. Landowner Lynn Allen Jenkins, of Bountiful, said in a condemnation hearing Wedn
  • (Park Record) The Sweeney family on Wednesday led a walking tour of the land where it wants to build the disputed Treasure development, a rare chance for City Hall officials and regular Parkites to learn about the project while at the site talking to the developer.

    The visit to Treasure, situated on a hillside overlooking Old Town and just off streets like Lowell Avenue and Empire Avenue, comes as the Sweeneys continue to try to convince the Park City Planning Commission that the Treasure blueprints fit with an earlier approval for the site and nearby developments.

  • (Park Record) The Park City Medical Center at Quinn's Junction won't admit its first patient until Sept. 15, but the halls are already teeming with activity. Last week, painters in overalls and electricians in tool belts were still weaving through throngs of new employees in an effort to have everything perfect for the building's community debut.

    Residents will have an opportunity to inspect the gleaming new hospital Thursday and Friday, including areas like the high-tech operating rooms that will be off limits once the hospital opens.

  • OREM (Daily Herald) -- Community voices have begun to be heard regarding The Center for Story and Art, a proposed auditorium facility being considered for Orem, and the voices are not unanimous.

    Orem Public Library director Louise Wallace, city staff liaison with the Orem Arts Council, reviewed a 2009 facility proposal in a Tuesday work session with members of the Orem City Council. The meeting also was attended by a number of representatives of the city's arts community.

  • (Daily Herald) After a three-month summer vacation, students returned to Lone Peak High School on Aug. 20. By 7:30 a.m. cars were already lined up on 4800 West, waiting to turn into the Lone Peak parking lot. Only a few lucky students realized that during the summer, Highland had constructed a new road and parking lot west of the school.

    City Administrator Barry Edwards said that one reason for building the road was to provide parking for Lone Peak students and for the 10-acre sports park (located north of the Lone Peak LDS seminary building).

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