Liquor laws may be immediate boon

The changes in Utah's liquor laws could have positive consequences even before the measures take effect this summer, a member of the Utah Board of Tourism Development said Thursday. Steve Lindburg told the board during its monthly meeting that publicity about the liquor-law change has been far-reaching and could benefit the state on the eve of its…

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Squatters Unveils New Limited Edition Beer -- Hell's Keep

The Devil's private stash -- about to be opened, shared and enjoyed by Utah's beer loving sinners! Hell's Keep is deceptively refreshing and complex. A unique ester profile developed in fermentation and a high level of carbonation produce this devilish golden strong ale. - 7.75% Alcohol By Volume - 750 ML Champagne Bottle & Waxed Dip…

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Utah Tops List of America's Best States To Live

America's Best States to Live Residents of these areas have a higher quality of life than others in the U.S. It seems that the recession has touched every corner of American life. From factory workers to those in finance, Americans have been shaken by a contracting economy that has shed 4.4 million jobs since December 2007. But a report…

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Salt Lake convention business strong despite recession

This is a big year for the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. It's celebrating its silver anniversary, 25 years of marked growth that includes a prominent supporting role in securing and staging the 2002 Winter Olympics. But like everyone else, the bureau is trying to withstand the onslaught of the recession -- something it has been able to…

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Goodbye private clubs

Legislators and Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. announced a deal Monday that would make the most sweeping changes in decades to Utah's liquor laws, including an end to the state's one-of-a-kind private-club law. Huntsman, who made doing away with the nettlesome club law a priority before the session, said it was a task that "many thought to be quite…

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Salt Lake's reputation may now be an asset

Bring your meeting here, we're boring By Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau has not had any companies or associations cancel meetings out of fear they might look like a junket in difficult economic times. Still, spokesman Shawn Stinson said the bureau is solidly behind a U.S. Travel Association campaign…

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