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Ms. America 2016, a Valley Resident, Unexpectedly Crowned

She didn’t expect to be Ms. America. But Tuesday, she will be coronated.

This DJ Channeled Spielberg, Influenced Letterman and is Doing Charity Near You

What if a man in this world got surprised by a “Jurassic Park” velociraptor crashing his wedding, only to, the very next morning, on a whim, meet the film’s director, Steven Spielberg?

WWII veteran: 'I’m not a hero.' National organization that honors veterans disagrees.

“I’m not a hero.” Those were the first words of a World War II veteran when asked about being honored on a national level. And not just any World War II veteran – Francom might have just saved a plane of men. Still, part of his response when asked what it means?

‘True Art Walk’ Keeping the Pace

There is a big difference between the Sugar House Art Walk and Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. For the former, one must actually walk.

Concert Series Shows why Hidden Hollow is a Valuable ‘Backyard’

Event planning isn’t Utah Open Lands’ main objective. But when it comes to the Hidden Hollow Concert series, that doesn’t matter.

Librarian Creates Love of Reading through Super Summer Challenge

The Sprague librarian had the attention of a legion, and she was happy about it. It was a legion of parents. Many of their children came home to tell them about their favorite books and even how much they love the library.

Second ‘crawl’ pivots to charity, planted in building community

Rain poured. Even Sugar House Monument Plaza was canceled as an event venue. Still, the Sugar House Pub Crawl enjoyed success on May 16, with between 2,000 and 3,000 participants. Bars enjoyed one of their best days of the year. But as event coordinators planned the next crawl, they believed that change was needed.

Splash Pad Rockets from Launching Pad

At Bark in the Park last year, the splash pad was such a hit that this year, it returned. It’s for the dogs. But the recreation was so popular that it had to return for the Saturday event, City of Cottonwood Heights Coordinator Ann Eatchel said.

National Think Tank Director Speaks to Baker’s Dozen in Herriman

A director of a national libertarian group flew in from Washington to the J.L. Sorensen Recreation Center in Herriman, where an estimated baker’s dozen number of folks not affiliated with Americans for Prosperity awaited his anti-Medicaid expansion address.

 

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