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Brew Pubs Gain an Unlikely Following in Utah

1/25/2009

New York Times (Vanessa Chang) -- In the 1980s, a good beer was hard to come by in Utah. Although the state wasn't dry, its alcohol laws were strict, a reflection of a traditional Mormon culture that frowns on drinking. But masses of skiers were invading, bringing their thirst into Utah along with their boots and poles. Greg Schirf, a ski bum who

Brew Pubs Gain an Unlikely Following in Utah

1/25/2009

by VANESSA CHANG New York Times In the 1980s, a good beer was hard to come by in Utah. Although the state wasn't dry, its alcohol laws were strict, a reflection of a traditional Mormon culture that frowns on drinking. But masses of skiers were invading, bringing their thirst into Utah along with their boots and poles. Greg Schirf, a ski bum who

Salt Lake Named ‘Fittest City in America’

1/21/2009

Salt Lake City has been named the "Fittest City in America" by Men's Fitness magazine, as announced in the February 2009 issue which hits newsstands this week. The title was secured as a result of the magazine's annual survey of the top 50 U.S. cities to determine which urban locale demonstrates the strongest commitment to health and fitness. This

Obama’s Angels to Make Salt Lake Home

1/20/2009

President Barack Obama recently announced that "Obama's Angels National Council," a nonpartisan service group designed to organize national service projects, will make its headquarters in Salt Lake due in large part to the area's reputation for its boundless and enthusiastic volunteer efforts. "Salt Lake has one of the largest numbers of

Uncovering Utah's Epicurean Side

1/16/2009

by Vanessa Chang, Wine Enthusiast Magazine Thoughts of Utah might include visions of spectacular mountains filled with incredible powder, miles of rugged red rock landscape, proselytizing Mormon missionaries; rarely does fine wine and food make the list. For the past decade, though, this notoriously dry state has undergone a quiet culinary

2009 Fittest Cities: #1 Salt Lake City, UT

1/16/2009

by Men's Fitness Now that's an impressive debut. A newcomer to MF's annual list, the Utah capital jumped (or shall we say, slalomed) to the top of the survey because of its abundance of park space, athletically motivated residents, and below- average obesity rates. While the 2002 Winter Olympics host is known for its abundance of cold-weather

Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau Celebrates 25th Anniversary

1/16/2009

by Jared Preusz, Utah Business Salt Lake for many years has been a hot attraction for skiing, vacations and even business conventions. In recent years, the Salt Lake area has seen a rise in tourism from people all over the world, a result of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Salt Lake Convention and Visitor's Bureau (SLCVB) is one the key

The Best Cities For Men

1/16/2009

By Heather Loeb, Men's Health Our annual statistical showdown reveals which city ranks as America's top metropolis for men. How does your hometown stack up? The Best Cities for Men. Period This is our eighth annual ranking of the top ZIP codes for enjoying life and avoiding death, and for the second time, Madison emerged victorious. What

The Best Cities For Women

1/16/2009

By the Editors of Women's Health Only one city can reign supreme in our first-ever nationwide search for America's Capital of Health. And the tiara goes to... Hometown bragging rights don't come cheap. There are teetering skyscrapers to erect, all-star athletes to woo, world-class museums to fill. But the residents (and the tourist boards) of

Best Affordable Ski Resorts

1/5/2009

Where to find downhill ski bargains in an economic downturn. By Everett Potter Travel & Leisure Savvy skiers, listen up: This could just be your year to find great deals at some of America's best ski resorts. That's because these winter hot spots are bracing for a rough season: the rising price of everything from fuel to food means it will