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Posts from May 2012

Rooftop Solar Panels Turn on the Salt Palace


Contact: Jim Braden, 385-468-7003, Salt Lake County Mayor's Office Utah’s largest rooftop solar powered electric system is operational. The 1.65MW system atop the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center was turned on today by Salt Lake County and its project partners. It’s one of the largest roof-top solar panel installations in the

Salt Lake City is a top hiking town, says National Geographic


by Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake Tribune Walked up City Creek Canyon lately? How about a mosey up Emigration Canyon or putting your boots onto a trail in Big or Little Cottonwood canyons? If so, you're enjoying the trails in what the website for National Geographic says is one of the best U.S. cities for hiking. National Geographic singled

Visit Salt Lake Partners with aRes Travel


May 2012 – aRes Travel has finalized an agreement with its newest online booking engine affiliate, Visit Salt Lake, the destination marketing organization responsible for representing all aspects of Salt Lake’s varied meeting, convention and tourism product mix. Through this deal, aRes Travel will integrate their private-label booking engine with

Snowbird Receives Approval to Install Mountian Coaster

5/21/2012 -- The Salt Lake County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Snowbird’s proposed new location for a mountain coaster. The commission’s approval is contingent on more detailed site plans and meeting various governmental agency criteria, all of which Snowbird has addressed throughout the planning process. “We are

Hilton Salt Lake City Center Embarks on a $10 Million Enhancement Project


Hotel Set to Complete Improvements by August 25, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY - May 1, 2012 - Hilton Salt Lake City Center today announced plans for a multi-million dollar guest room enhancement project. The downtown convention hotel will modernize its 479 guest rooms and 20 suites with new furnishings and fixtures. The corridors on all guest floors will

Forbes: Salt Lake City third-best big city for jobs


Salt Lake City is third on Forbes’ list of the Best Big Cities for Jobs, the magazine announced... Salt Lake City is ranked highly in several of the business magazine’s other rankings measuring the job market, business environment, quality of life and other factors.

New airport TRAX line is in final push toward completion


By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Light is finally appearing at the end of the tunnel for the new airport TRAX line. "The last big push will be this spring and summer," said Jim Webb, project manager for the Utah Transit Authority, noting the project is 80 percent complete. "We will probably be substantially complete in the fall of this