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Posts from April 2012

Snowbird Voted Best Resort by

4/30/2012, one of the most visited snowsports websites in the world, announced that Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort was voted the Best Overall Resort in North America by readers of the website as part of its Visitors’ Choice Awards. Snowbird also won the Best Terrain in the Rockies award. “OnTheSnow has by far the biggest audience of any

Dan Hayes Named Salt Palace Convention Center GM


-Long-time SMG Employee Ideal Choice- SALT LAKE CITY, April 2012—SMG, manager of Salt Lake’s Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center and South Towne Exposition Center, recently announced the appointment of Daniel Hayes to the position of General Manager of both its Salt Lake facilities. A 12-year employee of SMG, Hayes most

The University of Utah’s Latest Gem Sparkles Brightly


From, April 19, 2012 The Natural History Museum of Utah's rooftop was buzzing with excitement as a ribbon-cutting took place on April 16, 2012, celebrating the completed, grandiose renewable energy solar photovoltaic project on the sky terrace of the museum and HPER East buildings. It is one of the largest new solar power

From U.S. Travel: GSA Hearings Reveal Possible Challenges for Travel Industry


The rancor over the General Service Administration's (GSA) irresponsible behavior continues to mount. Committees on Capitol Hill held back-to-back hearings on Monday and Tuesday examining the October 2010 GSA Las Vegas conference and other inappropriate spending. These were the first of four hearings scheduled this week on the GSA conference issue.

"New Business Openings in Downtown: Word on the Street" from the Downtown Alliance


OPENING SOON: Eborn Books - 254 South Main Street, moving to former Sam Wellers location, Coffee Garden is staying in its current location. JMR Chalk Garden - moving into the former See's Candies space in the Crandall building on the corner of 100 South Main Street. Starbucks - moving into the ground level of Crandall Building on the corner

Resort Report: Snowbird, Utah


by Larry Nuñez, Vans Snow Resort Report There are only a few mountains in The United States that qualify as legit big mountain riding. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Mt. Baker, Washington and a couple in Lake Tahoe, California to name a few. Snowbird, Utah deserves a spot on that list. Blanketed with 500" of light, fluffy snowfall annually, it has

The Pop Traveler: Eleven reasons to visit Salt Lake City!


By Dan Nailen, Special Correspondent for Pop Candy/USA Today Many people have an image of life in Utah capital Salt Lake City as some blend of Big Love and a never-ending episode of Donny & Marie , and there's no denying there's some truth to that. But many of us exist in a version of Utah that also is the home of great music, art and food, and a

Shop in a natural nirvana: Salt Lake's City Creek Center

4/12/2012 by Sam Crespo Why do you go to the mall? To curate your shoe collection? To sample the day’s food court special on a toothpick? To people-watch? Or to appreciate the architecture? Sure, the 90-ish stores of Salt Lake City, Utah’s new City Creek Center will clamor for your attention. Nordstrom and Macy’s anchor the retail