There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Salt Lake City.
"Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. With a population of 186,440 as of the 2010 Census, the city lies in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a total population of 1,124,197. Salt Lake City is further situated in a larger urban area known as the Wasatch Front, which has a population of 2,238,697. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other being Reno, Nevada), and the largest in the Intermountain West.
"The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young and his Mormon followers, who extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named "Great Salt Lake City" - the word "great" was dropped from the official name in 1868. Although Salt Lake City is still home to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), less than half the population of Salt Lake City proper are members of the LDS Church today.
"Immigration of international LDS members, mining booms, and the construction of the first transcontinental railroad initially brought economic growth, and the city was nicknamed the Crossroads of the West. It was traversed by the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway, in 1913, and presently two major cross-country freeways, I-15 and I-80, intersect in the city. Salt Lake City has since developed a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing, and was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is the industrial banking center of the United States."
Critics maintain Utah mustang meeting a 'slaughter summit' - Merced Sun-Star
22 Aug 2017 at 10:37pm
Critics maintain Utah mustang meeting a 'slaughter summit'Merced Sun-Star
The National Horse and Burro Summit gets underway Wednesday in Salt Lake City
, a week after congressional auditors identified countless hurdles but no solutions to the growing number of U.S.-protected wild horses roaming 10 western states. Utah ...and more »
Uniquely Utah: A pair of 2500-pound grotesques arrive in Salt Lake City - fox...
20 Aug 2017 at 10:02pm
fox13now.comUniquely Utah: A pair of 2500-pound grotesques arrive in Salt Lake Cityfox13now.comSALT LAKE CITY
-- The Salt Lake City
and County Building is an architectural gem, but some features of the facility's facade have not fared well over the years. Two new carefully carved stone creatures were added to the building recently, and these ...
Salt Lake Chamber and Silicon Slopes Announce New Partnership - Utah Business
22 Aug 2017 at 2:44pm
Utah BusinessSalt Lake Chamber and Silicon Slopes Announce New PartnershipUtah BusinessSalt Lake City
largest and longest-serving business association is deepening its relationship with the state's fastest growing industry in a partnership that's designed to enhance the voice of business in Utah. On Tuesday, the Salt Lake Chamber ...and more »
Man who accepted drug treatment after first Rio Grande roundup says it saved ...
21 Aug 2017 at 10:36pm
fox13now.comMan who accepted drug treatment after first Rio Grande roundup says it saved his lifefox13now.comSALT LAKE CITY
- Monday marked one week since the state and Salt Lake City and County kicked off "Operation Rio Grande," an effort to get hundreds of people off the streets in the Rio Grande area, and into jail and treatment. Now, a man who ended ...and more »
The Great American Eclipse: What you need to know - Salt Lake Tribune
21 Aug 2017 at 7:34am
Salt Lake TribuneThe Great American Eclipse: What you need to knowSalt Lake Tribune
Whitmore ? 10:15 a.m., 2197 E. Fort Union Blvd. University of Utah
J. Willard Marriot Library Free solar eclipse viewers, Sunchips and Capri Sun drinks as well as free giveaways throughout the viewing. Where ? Library Plaza, 295 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake ...
Clark Planetarium hosts more than a thousand to view eclipseGood4Utahall 5,438 news articles »
Building an NFL Expansion Team: Best Cities - Sports Illustrated
22 Aug 2017 at 11:20am
Sports IllustratedBuilding an NFL Expansion Team: Best CitiesSports Illustrated
If the NFL wants to fill gaps in its map, Salt Lake City
certainly makes a lot of sense, because the Utah
state capital is several hours removed from any of the nearest, current franchises. It also ranked 10th on Forbes' 2017 list of the fastest ...and more »
Utah State University hosts wild horse summit, but excludes key advocates and...
21 Aug 2017 at 9:02am
Utah State University hosts wild horse summit, but excludes key advocates and the publicSalt Lake TribuneUtah
State University hosts wild horse summit, but excludes key advocates and the public. While organizers say privacy needed at Salt Lake City
event to protect participants and promote dialogue, horse proponents assert event pushes 'pro-slaughter' ...
See eclipse images from Idaho to Utah - Deseret News
21 Aug 2017 at 1:27pm
Deseret NewsSee eclipse images from Idaho to UtahDeseret News
Jen Pendleton and Lance Pendleton explain to their son, Grayson, that to look at the sun he has to wear his special glasses at Park City
Mountain in Park City
on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The partial eclipse was at 90 percent of totality in Park City
Police Seek White Car in Fatal Salt Lake City Shooting - U.S. News & World Re...
22 Aug 2017 at 10:07am
Police Seek White Car in Fatal Salt Lake City ShootingU.S. News & World Report
Authorities in Salt Lake City
are looking for a white car that may be connected to a drive-by shooting that killed one teenager and injured another. Police say two 17-year-old boys were shot Saturday night in Magna. Aug. 22, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.. MORE.and more »
Visit Salt Lake Launches Blueprint Salt Lake - Utah Business
22 Aug 2017 at 1:56pm
Visit Salt Lake Launches Blueprint Salt LakeUtah BusinessSalt Lake City
?To ensure the long-term vitality and success of Salt Lake's visitor economy, Visit Salt Lake is launching Blueprint Salt Lake, a collaborative action plan that explores how the destination and its quality of life narrative can evolve ...