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"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."
Fire restrictions in effect for Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Tooele and Utah cou...
22 Jun 2017 at 1:58pm
fox13now.comFire restrictions in effect for Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Tooele and Utah countiesKUTV 2NewsSALT LAKE CITY
? (KUTV) New fire restrictions went into effect for numerous Utah counties early Thursday, according to the Utah Department of Natural Resources. The Department released a notice Wednesday that said "measures must be taken to ...Two Utah
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Female robbery suspect shot by armed Quiznos employee during ... - Salt Lake ...
21 Jun 2017 at 10:10am
KUTV 2NewsFemale robbery suspect shot by armed Quiznos employee during ...Salt Lake Tribune
During what Salt Lake City police are calling rare ?take-over style? robbery at a Quiznos restaurant Tuesday night, a female employee shot and wounded a ...Police seek suspect in Salt Lake City
Quiznos robberyKUTV 2NewsWoman in serious condition after Quiznos employee shoots suspect during armed robbery in SLC
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Fireworks restrictions in place for 5 counties in northern Utah - fox13now.com
22 Jun 2017 at 9:01pm
fox13now.comFireworks restrictions in place for 5 counties in northern Utahfox13now.comSALT LAKE CITY
-- The Utah
State Forester has announced fire restrictions in five northern Utah
counties. Meanwhile, firework tents have been popping up across the state and are open for business Friday. ?We have a small window, so we prepare for this ...Fire restrictions ordered for 5 Utah
countiesKSL.comall 8 news articles »
Three-alarm house fire claims shed, RV in Salt Lake City - fox13now.com
19 Jun 2017 at 9:18am
fox13now.comThree-alarm house fire claims shed, RV in Salt Lake Cityfox13now.comSALT LAKE CITY
-- Salt Lake City firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in the area of 4th E. and Milton Ave. When fire crews arrived, the shed was already up in flames. Officials said the fire then spread to an RV trailer parked next to the ...and more »
Utah Imam Back Home In Salt Lake City With Family - RadioWest
19 Jun 2017 at 4:42pm
RadioWestUtah Imam Back Home In Salt Lake City With FamilyRadioWest
Abdi was supposed to arrive in Salt Lake City
on Saturday but was detained again for more questioning at Los Angeles International Airport. He then almost missed another flight Sunday but was helped by an American Airlines pilot who, Abdi says demanded ...and more »
Woman shot in armed robbery at SLC Quizno's - fox13now.com
20 Jun 2017 at 8:20pm
fox13now.comWoman shot in armed robbery at SLC Quizno'sfox13now.com
Detective Greg Wilking with the Salt Lake City
Police Department said three people entered the restaurant with the intention of robbing the store. Police say someone displayed a gun and a woman was shot, but it's unclear if she is one of the suspects ...
1 dead, 1 in critical condition after crash in Salt Lake City
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Carter and Weinkauff wed in Salt Lake City, Utah - Clearwater Tribune
22 Jun 2017 at 9:40am
Clearwater TribuneCarter and Weinkauff wed in Salt Lake City, UtahClearwater Tribune
Congratulations to Zachary Carter of Orofino and Rebecca Weinkauff of Idaho Falls, who were married June 9, 2017, in Salt Lake City
. Discuss; Print. Posted in Weddings on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:00 pm.
Semi truck misses turn in Salt Lake City - fox13now.com
17 Jun 2017 at 9:23pm
fox13now.comSemi truck misses turn in Salt Lake Cityfox13now.comSALT LAKE CITY
? A semi truck driver misjudged a turn, and got his big rig high-centered above a freeway overpass Saturday evening, officials said. The Utah Department of Public Safety tweeted just before 9 p.m. the accident happened on I-215 ...
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Salt Lake City Residents Flee As Wildfire Rages On - SFGate
23 Jun 2017 at 7:12pm
Salt Lake City Residents Flee As Wildfire Rages OnSFGate
A wildfire has been menacing Salt Lake City Utah
for nearly a week, doubling in size for the second night in a row. As extreme heat creates challenges for firefighters the blaze has continued to torch more homes that residents have already evacuated.
Utah Wildfire: 2 Firefighters Hurt, More Than 700 Evacuated - Patch.com
21 Jun 2017 at 10:15am
Patch.comUtah Wildfire: 2 Firefighters Hurt, More Than 700 EvacuatedPatch.com
CEDAR CITY, UTAH
? Two firefighters are recovering from injuries at a wildfire in southwest Utah
that has forced the evacuation of more than 700 people and shut down part of a highway. Gov. ... Get free real-time news alerts from the Salt Lake City
Patch.New evacuations as wind, heat pushing monster Brian Head Fire to more than 8000 acresKUTV 2NewsUtah
evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker - WREX.com ? Rockford's News LeaderWREX-TVBrian Head Fire has now burned 13 residences and nearly 28000 acresSalt Lake TribuneABC News -KSL.comall 136 news articles »