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Posts from December 2009

  • First Night Expands into EVE - a new three-day celebration of the New Year

    After a successful sixteen year run, First Night, Salt Lake City's traditional New Year's Eve event is more than tripling in size and scope to become a three-day celebration called EVE. On Dec. 29, 30 and 31, tens of thousands of people will gather for celebrations in streets, squares, plazas, theaters and performing arts venues throughout Utah's

  • Utah Office of Tourism Presents 2009 Highlights at SLCVB Meeting

    SALT LAKE CITY (December 18, 2009)-The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau held its fourth quarter Board of Trustees meeting December 17 at Little America Hotel, at which Leigh von der Esch, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, presented the Board and attendees with a review of the past year's highlights and successes in promoting

  • Ski Photographers Get Ready To Shoot It Out In Utah

    The marriage of professional ski photographers and local professional athletes battling it out for cash and bragging rights is back on. Enter yourself for the opportunity to win $1,000- $2,500 If you've got the creative chops. This competition isn't just about photographers. Both skiers and shooters have until Jan. 21, 2010, to submit an entry form

  • Affordable Skiing: Alta

    Picture the thrifty consumer who buys only one new sweater every few years but spends good money on a quality one. That's the type of skier Alta attracts. For 70 years, the Utah resort has been known for its no-frills approach, letting the challenging terrain and abundant snow speak for itself. Though you won't find dirt-cheap hotels or lift

  • Aquarium Unveils "Seahorse Symphony"

    AQUARIUM UNVEILS "SEAHORSE SYMPHONY" Newly expanded exhibit offers an intimate look at these fascinating, fragile fishes Sandy, UT (December 9, 2009) --- Seahorses have been celebrated in art, literature and mythology for centuries, so you'd think we know a lot about them. In "Seahorse Symphony," the Living Planet Aquarium's newly expanded

  • Aquarium Unveils

    AQUARIUM UNVEILS "SEAHORSE SYMPHONY" Newly expanded exhibit offers an intimate look at these fascinating, fragile fishes Sandy, UT (December 9, 2009) --- Seahorses have been celebrated in art, literature and mythology for centuries, so you'd think we know a lot about them. In "Seahorse Symphony," the Living Planet Aquarium's newly expanded

  • Cheers! Salt Lake City erases downtown bar limit

    With just a handful of residents and a Boy Scout troop looking on, Salt Lake City made a seminal change in its alcohol rules Tuesday, eliminating downtown's two-bar-per-block restriction that has vexed tourists and business travelers for decades. Remarkably, pushback was as weak as Utah's 3.2 percent beer. "The rule put us on a par with

  • First Night expands into EVE—a new three-day celebration of the New Year

    Salt Lake City - After a successful sixteen year run, First Night, Salt Lake City's traditional New Year's Eve event is more than tripling in size and scope to become a three-day celebration called EVE. On Dec. 29, 30 and 31, tens of thousands of people will gather for celebrations in streets, squares, plazas, theaters and performing arts venues

  • The Third Annual Ski Salt Lake Shootout Is On!

    Salt Lake City (December 2009) - Riding the overwhelming success of countless published gallery images and magazine covers, the Ski Salt Lake Shootout is back for its third consecutive year, pairing professional ski photographers and local professional athletes to battle it out for cash prizes and bragging rights as they attempt to capture the

  • Salt Lake City: Beehive State Buzz

    Hunter Holcombe, Meetings Focus -- From the days when Mormon leader Brigham Young was a perpetual thorn in the side of the U.S. government, due to his colony's aberrant ways, up until only about a dozen years ago, it never seemed that becoming a top-draw meetings destination was in the cards for Salt Lake City. Owing primarily to its standing as