Surprising Salt Lake City

I didn't expect to find a world-class micro¬brewery in Salt Lake City. But, since the 2002 Winter Olympics, the city has finally loosened liquor licensing laws and filled new concert venues with big names to establish itself as an adventure playground. In June of 2009, home brewing was legalized in Salt Lake City. The result is a population (many…

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Valter Nassi sells Salt Lake with food, flamboyance

By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Valter Nassi sells Salt Lake City with his culinary creations and charm. With a flamboyance deeply rooted in his Italian roots, the food connoisseur behind downtown's Cucina Toscana restaurant sets out each day to give customers an eating experience that illustrates Salt Lake's ability to match prominent…

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Zion Announces New Road Reconstruction Schedule

Zion Park, Utah - Superintendent Jock Whitworth has announced a new work schedule for the reconstruction of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway within Zion National Park. The new schedule will only have nighttime road closures. These will occur from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Previous schedules have all included daytime closures. Weekends…

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Salt Lake CVB Bestows Tourism Achievement Awards

The Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau (SLCVB) bestowed its highest honor, the Tourism Achievement Award, to the Salt Lake City Department of Airports and to Valter Nassi of Cucina Toscana as part of the SLCVB's Second Quarter Board Meeting. This award honors Bureau members and Community organizations for their outstanding efforts in…

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Skiing will continue another weekend at Utah's Snowbird

Snowbird's ski season will make it to Father's Day after all. A week after saying this coming weekend looked doubtful because of a rapid upper-elevation snowmelt, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort officials said Wednesday that "limited, expert skiing from Hidden Peak" will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lift tickets will…

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‘Genealogy tourists’ flock to Salt Lake City

More than 700,000 people visit Family History Library each year By Jennifer Dobner Associated Press Writer updated 7:51 a.m. MT, Fri., June 11, 2010 SALT LAKE CITY - When Jan Gow makes her annual pilgrimage from New Zealand to Salt Lake City, it's not to enjoy Utah's ski resorts, red rock canyons or five national parks. It's for the ribbons…

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'E Center' no more as West Valley sells naming rights

WEST VALLEY CITY - Centennial Management Group, along with West Valley City, announced Tuesday a new partnership and naming rights for the building formerly known as the E Center, one of Utah's premier entertainment venues and home to the Utah Grizzlies ECHL hockey team and Utah Blaze Arena Football League football team. In an agreement with…

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Utah: Mild West

Well mannered and family-friendly, Utah represents a kinder, gentler Wild West. It is home to some of the most extravagantly beautiful terrain in the U.S., much of which can be hiked, climbed, skied, biked and golfed, and it is a proud curator of its rich pioneer heritage. From the populous Wasatch Front in the north, where 80 percent of Utahns…

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SNOWBIRD SUMMER ACTIVITIES START SATURDAY, JUNE 19

father's day weekend also marks closing of 2009/10 ski season Snowbird, Utah - Summer fun officially begins at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort on Saturday, June 19, with the 11 a.m. opening of summer activities for all ages. New for 2010 is a Ropes Course, adjacent to the Chickadee Chairlift, where participants can strap into a harness and test…

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36 Hours in Salt Lake City

THERE'S a new party in Salt Lake City. Utah liquor laws were normalized last year for the first time since 1935, allowing patrons simply to walk into a bar and order a drink, as if they were in any other city. Add to that a budding film scene (a spillover effect from the nearby Sundance Film Festival), a fresh crop of indie galleries and boutiques…

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