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Is the Megaplex experiment working?

SOUTH JORDAN — I walked into the Megaplex Theatres at the District in South Jordan on a recent Saturday night to feel a sense of normalcy. A waft of popcorn, salt and butter crashed on me like a wave. It was a smell I had not experienced since March. I stood in the lobby and… Keep Reading

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Search and rescue crews assist hiker stuck in Little Cottonwood Canyon

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah, Aug. 9, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Search and rescue crews assisted a hiker who became stuck in Little Cottonwood Canyon Saturday night. Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was called out at approximately 11:30 p.m. to assist the man, who had become stuck, or “ledged up,” in the Lisa Falls… Keep Reading

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Families get one time SNAP benefit for each child on free/reduced lunch program

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Utah has now opened the Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) food assistance application for families of children who received free/reduced lunches last year, even if you are not on SNAP benefits now. The Department of Workforce Services announced Monday the application process is open to Utah families whose children participated in… Keep Reading

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3 reasons to staycation near Salt Lake City—including free gas!

Spending too much time under the same roof day and night can make anyone restless, even if video conferencing to work in pajama bottoms and sneaking snacks from the refrigerator between meetings never get old. With two offers redeemable at 166 hotels and resorts near Salt Lake City, you can plan a summer getaway with… Keep Reading

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SL County gives $10 million to schools for safer re-opening

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County is giving local school districts $10 million to help with safer re-openings. Mayor Jenny Wilson allocated money to the five different school districts across the county to buy personal protective equipment, upgrade technology, or increase cleaning and staffing as they prepare to resume classes later this month. The… Keep Reading

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FDA-Approved Study For Potential COVID-19 Cure Underway In Draper

DRAPER, Utah – A New York-based drug company is starting a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical study on a new drug to determine whether or not it could cure COVID-19. “If this works, this has the potential to be absolutely groundbreaking,” said Dr. Duane Harris, an allergy and asthma specialist and clinical investigator in Draper.  … Keep Reading

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Dave Peck returns to Bingham and feels like he never left

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Dave Peck led the Bingham High School football program for a decade and a half, earning 10 region championships and five state titles during that time, before retiring five years ago. Over the last five years, Peck has been working with his nephew at North Sanpete High School, while John Lambourne… Keep Reading

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Snowbird Oktoberfest cancellation affects local breweries

MIDVALE, Utah – Snowbird’s annual Oktoberfest will not be held in 2020. Due to safety concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Snowbird announced the event has been postponed until 2021. This news presents another challenge to local restaurants and breweries that have already struggled to maintain their business in the face of stay-at-home directives and… Keep Reading

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Check Out Local Goods At The 2020 Daybreaks Farmers Market

The Daybreak Farmers Market is back for the summer 2020 season with fresh produce, baked treats and handmade arts and crafts. Laura Gaillard, one of the new directors along with Makayla Robinson, said the market has both returning vendors—who have been attending for the past several years—and new vendors. “There’s such a variety,” she said. “We have… Keep Reading

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