utah: The New Black Is GREEN! Salt Lake City Cycle Style Show - 05/11/09 05:41 PM
                                                                      CYCLE  STYLE  SHOW

    FRIDAY   MAY  15,  2009 

In keeping with the current trend to go "green", May is National Bike Month.  In conjunction with the national event, it is also Utah Bike Month. This year the Salt Lake Bike Bonanza will debut a stylish new  attraction as part of the festivities - the Cycle Style Show!
The Salt Lake City show has been patterned after European Cycle Style shows. The show will feature bicycles of all types for the 2009 season including road bikes, mountain bikes, commute to work bikes and path bikes.  There will also … (2 comments)

utah: Family Friendly Attractions In Salt Lake City, Utah - 04/04/09 11:01 AM
Are you looking for fun yet educational family activities in the Salt Lake City area? Search no more! Here are two of Salt Lake City's unique family friendly attractions!
Completed in Fall 2006. the new Utah Children's Museum facility boasts a wealth of entertaining yet educational exhitits in the convenient shopping area of The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City.  Permanent fixtures include the hands-on Media Center where kids can interact with technology, and The Studio, which combines art, science and engineering exhibits to help kids understand and interact with the world around them. All exhibits … (8 comments)

utah: More News On Hope of Economic Recovery! - 03/30/09 01:49 PM

"Utah's economy is following a path that can return the state to it's prior level of prosperity." This encouraging comment was made by Kelly Matthews, Wells Fargo economist, to a sold out crowd at the Governor's third annual Utah Economic Summit. Matthews stated that while challenges still remain, he believes the recession, now in it's 17th month, is bottoming out and Utah's economy is poised for a strong recovery.
There were a number of representatives from the business, education and government sectors present at the summit. They said that although they may not share the same level of optimism, they agree the state … (2 comments)

utah: The Happiest Place On Earth! - 03/13/09 10:48 AM
I know, I know, you thought the happiest place on earth was Disneyland. Turns out that's not the case. Utah has stolen that coveted title away from Mickey and Minnie! Who knew it could be done?

The Gallup organization and Healthways, a disease management firm, released results of a poll earlier this week which reveals their rankings, by state, of who indeed has the happiest residents.  Utah came out on top! Residents of the Beehive State claim the highest satisfaction in such areas as work environment, local communities, and emotional health. Other … (9 comments)

utah: FORBES LOVES SLC! - 02/10/09 04:57 PM


Forbes Magazine is well known for it's lists. They have a list for everything from Billionaires to Best Cities for Singles! (topics for another blog:)  Forbes has become the go-to-guy on anything and everything and we have come to rely on their lists for recommendations of all kinds.
Not surprisingly, to those of us who discovered it first, Forbes  SLC! That's right folks.  The big boys over at Forbes think little 'ol Salt Lake City is worth bragging about! Twice Salt Lake City has topped the Forbes list in the Best City For Jobs category. Yes, you heard … (8 comments)

utah: Historic Westgate Lofts - Stunning Loftstyle Living! - 02/07/09 05:46 AM

The building that now houses the Westgate Lofts was built in 1900 and has now been meticulously updated and remodeled. The building was originally a peanut factory and then more recently office space. Despite the updates the developers have maintained an architectural preservation of its historic elements and distinctive features. Award winning architect, Warren Lloyd, recently took second place in the AIA Awards. He specializes in sustainable design and historic preservation projects across the Wasatch Front as well as in the Puget Sound area.
The Westgate Lofts are conveniently located within walking distance of … (11 comments)

utah: Sundance Film Festival - Who's Who - Come Check Us Out! - 01/23/09 04:43 PM

This year marks the 25th  anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival. The Festival is presented by the Sundance Institute, an organization headed by the legendary Robert Redford.  Park City, Utah hosts the event against a backdrop of the "Greatest Snow On Earth"! Here's  a brief list of Sundance Alumni - just to give you a taste of what goes on there...

 -The Coen Brothers: Winners of the Dramatic Grand Jury prize in 1985, the first year of the festival. They won with their thriller Blood Simple. Their … (0 comments)

utah: Sundance Film Festival - Part Deux - You Better Get This Party Started! - 01/16/09 04:00 PM
  Part  Deux - Navigating The Festival

  If you are a first time Festival-goer you may find yourself overwhelmed at first. The streets are packed....the shows are sold out.....and the really hot parties are invitation only. What's a newbie at the film festival to do? There are a number of options, if you just learn the ropes. Never fear - I will let you in on a few Festival secrets.
1: Transportation - Don't even think about driving up Main Street. It will be closed to vehicles during the Festival. There really is no decent parking up there … (6 comments)

utah: Hollywood In Utah - Sundance Is Here! - 01/15/09 01:22 PM
Today marks the kick off of the 25th Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah.  Sundance is the world's largest market place for independent film. Now under the direction of the Sundance Institute, the Festival was founded by the legendary Robert Redford as a venue to showcase independent films.
   Besides being a coming out party for the hottest new filmmaking talent through the Festival's program of documentary, dramatic, and short film,  Festival attendees can experience live music shows, panel discussions with leading filmmakers and industry figures, parties celebrating the Festival community, and more. Sundance runs for ten days and will screen over 100 … (10 comments)

utah: Ski Victoriously! - 01/14/09 07:54 AM

(Grizzly Gulch - Alta Utah - photo courtesy Alta.com) 
It is a bright, sunny 43 degrees in Salt Lake City today! The sun is glinting off the snow crystals. It is incredible! Outside Magazine recently named some of Utah's ski resorts the best ski resorts in North America. The #1 spots went to Alta and Snowbird resorts. Both are located in Little Cottonwood Canyon and only minutes apart. Snowbasin was named #5 and Solitude was named #13. Here are just a few suggestions to make your ski trip to Utah amazing!
Utah Ski Tips (courtesy skiutah.com)
** Show your airline boarding pass … (1 comments)

utah: Salt Lake City Green - 11/09/08 02:54 PM

Salt Lake City Green! What is it? Salt Lake City Green is arguably the most comprehensive municipal environmental initiative in the nation. This exciting program is an effort to preserve and sustain our most precious natural resources. 'The program has brought Salt Lake City to the forefront in national and international environmental leadership.' SLC Green has already received many awards!
Started in  2001, the 'Green' program is committed to smart growth principles. SLC green promotes transit and pedestrian-oriented development. It even includes a new ordinance to promote walkable communities. The program also seeks to encourage water conservation and reduce greenhouse gas … (0 comments)

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