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Local committee to help prepare Salt Lake City for future Olympic bid

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Local leaders have created a committee to help prepare Salt Lake City for a future Olympic bid. Gov. Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall named those involved with the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games Wednesday. “This committee is an important next step for Utah…to show that we… Keep Reading

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Little Cottonwood Canyon opens after historic 2-day closure

SALT LAKE CITY — Little Cottonwood Canyon opened Saturday after the road was blocked for two days following three natural avalanches that left travel particularly unsafe. “It’s been kind of an adventure,” said Nate Potter, who runs the ski shop at Alta. Because no one was renting skis, he was helping to dig out the… Keep Reading

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UTA board is exploring expanding TRAX, streetcar

The Utah Transit Authority board is taking a big step toward planning how, when and where to expand its TRAX and streetcar systems — even though it had promised in recent years to focus most expansion efforts instead on buses after amassing $2 billion in debt for train systems. The board approved a $399,673 contract Wednesday… Keep Reading

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Groups seek funding to see what it would take to turn Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande Depot into a year-round public market

What would it cost to turn Salt Lake City’s historic Rio Grande Depot into a year-round public market — something akin to Pike Place in Seattle or Reading Terminal in Philadelphia? The Salt Lake Chamber and the Downtown Alliance want to know. So they asked the Legislature on Tuesday for $300,000 to pay for a feasibility study of… Keep Reading