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  • Odd Fellows Hall isn't going anywhere yet. The subcontractor hired to move the 118-year-old building has walked off the job as part of a contract dispute, according to the company hired to handle the move, Sandy-based Layton Construction. Original Article

  • Lawmakers and businesses are calling for expansion of a tax credit for first-time home buyers that has helped lift sales in an otherwise dismal real estate market. Original Article

  • PAROWAN - Property values throughout Iron County are down about 10.5 percent as of Jan. 1, according to the Iron County Assessors office.

  • ST. GEORGE - Mike and Chelsi Davis moved into their first home May 15, helped like many local young couples by falling real estate prices, tax credits and a down payment assistance program. Three days later, they had their first child, Daxon.

  • Utah hotels had plenty of empty rooms last month. But, in a slight glimmer of positive news, a Denver-based research organization said the number of reservations made in May for future stays at Western mountain resorts actually picked up a bit. Original Article

  • As the Ogden River courses through its namesake city, it's swift. Near the riverbank, the water and shade add a coolness you...
  • The Swaner EcoCenter, a new 10,000-square-foot facility in Park City that promotes environmental awareness, will receive the prestigious Platinum LEED Certification, one of a handful of buildings in Utah to do so. Original Article

  • Ruby's Inn is about to have a partner near the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. The Syrett family, owners of the 368-room lodge that has housed hundreds of thousands of guests since opening in 1923, will stage a grand opening ceremony Thursday for the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, a 164-room Original Article

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- Depending upon who is doing the analysis, Zions Bancorp is either in dire need of more capital or well positioned to withstand billions in losses that may lie ahead.

    Almost as soon as the Federal Reserve released the results of its so-called stress test on the nation's 19 largest banks in early May, analysts who follow the nations regional banks turned on their computers and plugged in their own data on Zions.

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- Faced with rising loan demand in the wake of the meltdown in the nation's commercial credit markets, Zions Bancorp decided last fall to accept $1.4 billion in capital from the federal government.

    Provided under the government's TARP initiative, short for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the capital was offered to bank holding companies such as Zions to encourage them to continue providing loans to help offset the ravages of the recession.

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- Most Utahns are familiar with Zions First National Bank, if only because they've driven by one of its 103 branch offices in the state.

    Yet far fewer are aware of the reach and influence of Zions Bancorp, the parent company of Zions First National and seven other banks operating from California to Colorado and from Washington to Texas.

  • (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE) -- Early in 2008, Harris Simmons wrote a letter to Zions Bancorp shareholders that would prove to be prophetic.

    Reflecting on the year that had just ended, Simmons, chairman and CEO of the Intermountain West's largest regional banking company, said 2007 had come in "like a lamb and went out like a lion" as storm clouds gathered over Zions and other financial services companies.

  • WEST VALLEY CITY » Despite lingering community outrage and multiple financial delays, the Kelly Benson apartments for homeless seniors are finally under construction in West Valley City. Original Article

  • NORTH SALT LAKE (Davis County Clipper) — The Eaglewood Village project site may look like a ghost town, but that doesn’t mean the development is dead.

    Though the construction equipment and several of the signs that had camped at the old gravel pit site all winter have vanished, North Salt Lake Mayor Shanna Schaefermeyer said both absences are just the marks of spring cleaning. City officials are still in talks with Compass Development, which is still trying to secure enough capital to move ahead with the project.

  • BOUNTIFUL (Davis County Clipper) — A European flair to downtown Bountiful is going to have to wait a bit longer.

    That’s the word from John Hepworth, who owns the land on the west side of Main Street, just north and south of 100 South, here.

    About two years ago, he proposed building a three-story European-style mixed use development. It would feature retail shops on the main level and housing for the upper two floors.

  • Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City will expand The Spa from 4,300 square feet to 20,000 square feet in time for its 2009-10 ski season. WPA Architecture is the architect on the project. Layton Construction is the contractor. The expansion will add individual treatment rooms, increase the size of the locker rooms, add relaxation rooms, expand the fitness center and build out the pool deck. The Enterprise, June 15-21, 2009

  • After 22 years at the same location, Commerce CRG, a commercial real estate brokerage, will move to the 16th floor of the U.S. Bank building in downtown Salt Lake City. Commerce CRG has managed the building since 2005. The structure was recognized last year with a TOBY award from the Utah chapter of The Buildings and Managers and Owners Association. Commerce CRG maintains four other offices in Utah. The Enterprise, June 15-21, 2009

  • Three new Crazy 8 retail stores will be opening along the Wasatch Front. The children’s clothing store will be located at The South Towne Centre in Sandy, University Mall in Orem and Layton Hills Mall in Layton. Gymboree Corp. is the parent company of Crazy 8 and has a dozen other retail stores throughout Utah. The Enterprise, June 15-21, 2009

  • Cummins Rocky Mountain LLC will move into 72,000-square-feet of excess space at the Warner Truck Center which used to be occupied by Sterling trucks. The space will be used by Cummins as a truck shop and parts warehouse. Cummins’ high-horsepower operations will remain at 1030 S. 300 West in Salt Lake City. The firm will now offer bumper-to-bumper servicing of recreational vehicles that use Cummins engine and Cummins Power Generation products. The Enterprise, June 15-21, 2009

  • With the airport TRAX line expected to begin running by early 2013, Salt Lake planners have hopes to transform North Temple into a grand entrance to the city.

    So do the dozens of Salt Lake residents who showed up for an open house on the North Temple Community Plan at the Utah Fairpark on Thursday evening.

    Some sketched a tree-lined street, a place where light-rail commuters would be able to walk to boutique shops, state jobs and high-rise apartments.

  • Magna » Here's an affordable house whose biggest savings come after purchase. The nonprofit Community Development Corp. of Utah is building the first of five homes for low-income families on a vacant Magna field, loading it with energy-efficient insulation and gadgets that will save ... Original Article

  • HURRICANE - Hurricane City Council members unanimously rejected a bid by Our World Family, LLC on Thursday to build a Southern Utah theme park and educational resort that would have dwarfed the scale of Disneyland.
  • ST. GEORGE - City officials reported record drops in revenue, explained changes to employee benefits and defended the construction of a new airport during the City Council meeting Thursday, before approving a 2009-2010 budget more thrifty than hopeful.
  • In a do-over, four groups have submitted bids to oversee the distribution of $20 million in federal dollars aimed at reducing foreclosures and homelessness in Utah. Original Article

  • Jeff White has made a living as a real estate agent, but he also has a passion for design and compassion for the less fortunate, which motivated him to volunteer for years at Crossroads Urban Center. Original Article

  • A vacationing Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker may shelve a tax hike that would help pay for two new libraries. The City Council voted earlier this week to move forward with a property-tax increase to shore up existing operations, build a Glendale library and start planning a Marmalade branch. Original Article

  • Utah's industrial banking industry has a new and formidable enemy -- President Barack Obama. As part of the president's plan for regulatory reform of the nation's financial services industry, which was unveiled earlier this week in an 85-page white paper, Obama is calling for the elimination of Original Article

  • HEBER (Deseret News) — The Heber City Council is working on a "bare-bones" budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year and will likely raise property taxes and utility rates in the 2011 budget cycle, according to city manager Mark Anderson.

    The city has lost three positions by attrition this year and is not planning to replace them, Anderson said. The 2010 budget also skimps on capital projects. In addition, remaining city employees will get neither cost-of-living increases nor performance raises this year, according to preliminary figures.

  • Gasoline prices may be on the rise, but thanks to the poor economy, inflation overall is posing no serious threat to Utahns or consumers in the rest of the country. Original Article

  • Lehi » It's only 100 new jobs --- but they are 100 jobs in the midst of a severe economic downturn, 100 jobs that pay a lot more than the Utah average and 100 jobs from Microsoft. Original Article

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