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Posts from September 2010

Salt Lake Facts & Figures


POPULATION (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2009) Utah Population - 2,784,572 Salt Lake County Population – 1,034,989 Salt Lake City Population – 178,858 Wasatch Front/Salt Lake Area (Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber counties) - 2,112,957 SALT LAKE COUNTY RACIAL DIVERSITY (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 3-Year Population

Ski Salt Lake City and hit the slopes by noon


Ted Nelson, Chicago Adventure Travel Examiner -- Chicago skiers can hit the slopes by noon at a Salt Lake City, Utah ski resort. Brighton ski resort, Solitude ski resort, Snowbird Ski Resort, Alta Ski Resort are all ski resorts adjacent to Salt Lake City. All four ski resorts are within an hour of Utah's capital and more importantly only forty-five

5 Great Fall Foliage Drives Close to Salt Lake City


Aimee Maxwell, NileGuide --The Salt Lake City area becomes a canvas of color in autumn as leaves turn spectacular shades of red, orange, and yellow. Colors are just about at their peak so take one of these fall foliage drives to see some gorgeous mountain scenery right outside of Salt Lake. Little Cottonwood Canyon Little Cottonwood Canyon is home

Genealogy Travel - Salt Lake City, Utah


FlyingCompass - Visitors travel to Utah's Rocky Mountains to Salt Lake City, an urban center and mountain retreat, for many reasons including genealogy research. Just as the Mormons came here in 1847 to seek refuge, these urban pioneers come here in search of answers using a system created more than a century ago. They come not to look at today or

Utah Delivers


By Kathy Chin Leong, Smart Meetings -- Slogging through the snow, frozen snowshoers finally arrive to their destination, a Mongolian yurt hidden among powdery mounds. It's not exactly a reenactment of the historic Donner Party, for these trekkers immediately cast off their bulky layers, uncork their wine and descend unrelentingly on a five-course

Salt Lake Sets a New Standard for Sustainable Meetings


- Salt Palace Convention Center to Host Nation's Largest Rooftop Solar Panel Installation - SALT LAKE CITY (September 2010) - Salt Lake County, owner of the Salt Palace Convention Center, recently announced a project guaranteed to set a new standard for hosting sustainable meetings and conventions: the installation of the nation's largest rooftop

A list of America's most and least stressful metro areas


Daryl Paranda, Marketplace & -- We've heard about stress tests for the nation's big banks. What about for the nation's biggest metropolitan areas? A new study by and bizjournals finds that the most stressful metropolitan area in the U.S. is Detroit. The Motor City topping the list is no surprise: The Detroit

Salt Palace to house largest solar-power installation in country


By John Daley, KSL News - One of Utah's biggest public buildings will soon have a new distinction as a showcase for renewable energy. The Salt Palace Convention Center will soon be home to what would be, if built today, the largest solar-power installation of its kind in the nation. The project is the brainchild of an unusual public-private

Salt Lake County, Green Partners Announce Major Solar Installation


Salt Lake City -- Salt Lake County and its project partners announced today the construction of one of the largest roof-top solar panel installations in the United States. The estimated 600,000 square-foot system will be built atop the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center. When completed, the system may produce up to 2.6 megawatts of

Making the Case For the Mountain Bike Shuttle


Salt Lake, Utah -- Since July 2nd, Wasatch Crest Shuttle's mountain bike shuttle has served over 500 passengers riding the Wasatch Crest Trail. The trail is a 22+ mile ride/hike from Guardsman Pass at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon back down through Mill Creek Canyon. The actual route is a combination of Wasatch Crest Trail, Great Western Trail,