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City Cast Salt Lake
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City Cast

City Cast Salt Lake is Salt Lake City’s daily news podcast. Host Ali Vallarta and a bevy of smart and entertaining locals... more

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The Best Places To See Fall Colors in Utah

It’s prime leaf-peepin’ time, people. Utah’s fall foliage is absolutely blushing right now, and you don’t want to miss the... more

26 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
A Guide To Fall in the Shadow of Utah’s National Parks

Fall is a great time of year to head to Southern Utah and visit our “Mighty Five” national parks. But... more

25 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Utah’s ‘Critical Vulnerabilities,’ Leo’s Lake Love, and a Cocktail Contest

Get ready to open up, Utah, because we’re digging into the state’s most “critical vulnerabilities” as laid out in a... more

22 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
How To Be a Good Concert Goer

The final installment of this season’s Salt Lake Twilight Concert Series hits Gallivan Plaza Friday. Andrea Racine, head of artist... more

21 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the Hoberman Arch

Salt Lake City recently resurrected a long-forgotten relic of the 2002 Winter Olympics: the Hoberman Arch. The 30,000-pound art installation... more

20 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
How Much Utah ‘Sharenting’ Is Too Much?

Former “8 Passengers” vlogger and Utah mom-fluencer Ruby Franke has been charged with aggravated child abuse. How did this story... more

19 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
What We Know About SLC’s First Sanctioned Camp

Salt Lake City is about to get its first ever sanctioned homeless camp, at 300 S. and 600 W. And... more

18 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Utahns Love Romney, Sanctioned Camp Coordinates, and Fair Food

Sen. Mitt Romney announced in a video Wednesday that he will not seek reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2024.... more

15 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Should You Share Your Special Outdoor Spot?

You’ve found it: your special outdoor spot. But if you let people in on the secret, do you run the... more

14 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Is Utah Kicking Thousands of People off Medicaid?

It’s a lot of work to get life-saving Medicaid coverage in Utah. Right now, the state is reviewing the eligibility... more

13 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Food Truck Parks and Other Changes Coming to 300 W.

A new era is dawning for 300 W. in Salt Lake City’s Ballpark neighborhood. Road construction is over, and the... more

12 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Why Is It Taking So Long To Get a Doctor’s Appointment?

If you’ve tried making an appointment with a health care provider recently, you’ve probably experienced an extremely long wait time... more

11 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
Great Salt Lake Lawsuit, Election Results, and Dogs in Grocery Stores

Big news this week with a primary election, a lawsuit to protect the Great Salt Lake, and households with dogs... more

08 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
How To Romanticize Life in Salt Lake

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of your to-do list. Today, we invite you to... more

07 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
The Best Indie Bookstores in Utah

Cozy season incoming! The leaves and temperature are hinting at the arrival of fall in Salt Lake, and we can’t... more

06 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Why the Congressional District 2 Primary Matters

Primary Election Day is here! Some Salt Lake County residents have municipal races on their ballots. But the big-ticket item... more

05 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Sanctioned Camping by Winter? Food Co-Ops, and the Library Is Unionizing

Salt Lake City has named an ambitious timeline for opening a new sanctioned campground: this winter. But where will it... more

01 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
When a Tattoo Is More Than Body Art

Earlier this month, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts opened the Tatau: Marks of Polynesia exhibit, which explores the art,... more

31 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
Your Guide to September in Salt Lake

September gets a bad rap. It’s kind of an awkward month that’s bookended by the end of summer and the... more

30 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
What's the Salt Lake Accent?

From “oh my heck” to dropping our Ts, many Utahns have a special way of speaking. Lead producer Emily Means... more

29 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Housing, Ski Beaches, and Other Ways Park City is Changing

The affordable housing crisis isn’t unique to Salt Lake City. In Park City, there are more jobs than residents, which... more

28 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Primary vs. Caucus, an Olympic Relic Returns, and a Backstreet Boy’s Blanky

Enjoy the primary election while it lasts, because the Utah GOP is forcing Republican voters to go to caucus night... more

25 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
The Best Places To Cry in Public in Salt Lake

Sometimes the tears well up and you can’t control it! So, where are the best places in Salt Lake to... more

24 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
What’s in SLC’s 5-Year Housing Plan?

Salt Lake City has a brand new, 5-year housing plan: Housing SLC. Host Ali Vallarta asks Ruedigar Matthes, a policy... more

23 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Lessons in Gender Affirming Care From a Breast Reduction

The idea of gender affirming care has become increasingly politicized in Utah. But what does it actually mean? Al Fernandez... more

22 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
The Gondola Has UDOT’s Stamp of Approval. Now What?

The Utah Department of Transportation has officially greenlit the controversial proposal to build a 22-tower, 8-mile gondola up Little Cottonwood... more

21 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
SLC’s School Safety Measures, Sunscreen Drama, and Basketball Bars

Back to school season is raising difficult questions about back to school safety for legislators, educators, school board members, and... more

18 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
The Best Nearby Hikes for Every Occasion

There’s lots of talk about how close the mountains are to Salt Lake City, but how many of us are... more

17 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
How New Laws Will Play Out in Classrooms This Fall

School starts next week for the Salt Lake City School District. Do you have back-to-school jitters? Host Ali Vallarta checks... more

16 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Workers at Utah’s First Unionized Starbucks Want Out. Why?

Starbucks employees in Cottonwood Heights made headlines when they became the first in Utah to formally unionize with Starbucks Workers... more

15 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
We Drank at Every ’Bout Time in a Day. Which Is Best?

Host Ali Vallarta is on a quest to go to every bar in Salt Lake County, and she decided to... more

14 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
A Main Street Promenade, SLC Gripes, and Weekend Train Service

Salt Lake City Corporation plans to turn downtown Main Street into a pedestrian promenade, and they want to know how... more

11 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Why Utah Is Rife With Scams

Utah is known for a lot of things: the greatest snow on earth, fry sauce, national parks — and getting... more

10 Aug 2023 · 15 minutes
Is Gentrification Always Bad? And Other Questions About Changing SLC

As Salt Lake City grows, “gentrification” is often thrown around as a dirty word. But is it always a bad... more

09 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
How Abortions Impact Mental Health

On Tuesday, the Utah Supreme Court is hearing arguments to determine whether the injunction currently blocking Utah’s abortion trigger law... more

08 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Could the SLC Mayor Declare a Homelessness Emergency?

The new mayor of Denver recently declared a state of emergency around homelessness to unlock more resources. Could — and... more

07 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Wine in Grocery Stores, Best Bathrooms, and Manifesting Your Wants

A Utah man has filed a ballot initiative to allow grocery stores to sell wine and spirits, as well as... more

04 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
How ‘The Sandlot’ Captures Salt Lake’s Charm

It’s been 30 years since Salt Lake City’s big debut as fake Los Angeles in the classic friendship movie “The... more

03 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Living on the Streets in the Salt Lake Heat

This July was the earth’s hottest month ever recorded, and Salt Lake broke a few temperature records of its own.... more

02 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
Happy Inaugural 801 Day, Perfect Salt Lake!

Happy 801 Day Salt Lake City! With a recent proclamation from SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall, 8/01 is officially a holiday... more

01 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
Just How Bad Is Utah’s Childcare Crisis?

Utah’s childcare gap is approximately 99,000 kids, which leaves a lot of working parents (mothers) holding the bag. So, while... more

31 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
‘Fire and Focus’ on Homelessness, Wedding Betting, and 801 Day

The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board dropped some hot commentary on how Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall is responding... more

28 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
Can We Convince Denver That SLC Is Its Rival?

We picked a fight with City Cast Denver and we’re finally hashing it out. Can “mile high” Denver really eschew... more

27 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Sugar House, Meet Your New City Councilmember

Sugar House has fresh representation on the Salt Lake City Council. Sarah Young is District 7’s new councilmember, appointed after... more

26 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
How Right Were We? Our 2023 Predictions So Far

At the end of last year, host Ali Vallarta and lead producer Emily Means threw down eight predictions for Salt... more

25 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
How the Last Hogi Yogi/Teriyaki Stix on Earth Holds Up

Lifelong Salt Lakers know the way of the Hogi Yogi/Teriyaki Stix. But today we are all getting on board, because... more

24 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
City-Wide Improvements, Drive-Thru Buildings, and Mitt’s Hot Dog Bit

The Salt Lake City Council is reviewing a number of proposals, from new pickleball courts to the end of Sugar... more

21 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
For This Toothless Monster’s Sake, Quit Dumping Your Goldfish

Happy 50th birthday to the Endangered Species Act of 1973! The landmark legislation demands we do everything in our power... more

20 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Guess Which of These Vacant Buildings Will Be Housing

Have you ever stared down a vacant building in downtown Salt Lake City and thought, “Why isn’t this housing?” Host... more

19 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Who Is Responsible for Camp Abatements, and Why?

Homelessness is one of Salt Lake’s most critical issues, and in recent years, camp abatements have become a controversial public-facing... more

18 Jul 2023 · 24 minutes
Why You Should Get a Drink at a Salt Lake Strip Club

In January, host Ali Vallarta announced her New Year’s resolution was to have at least one drink at every bar... more

17 Jul 2023 · 24 minutes
Utah’s Supreme Side Eye, Heat Map the City, and Local Blood

Buckle in, geeks, because the Utah Supreme Court is hearing a case that could have mega impacts for Salt Lake... more

14 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Tips for Taking On a Mountain Lion (if You Have To)

It’s hiking season, which means more people are out on the trails and potentially interacting with wildlife. That has us... more

13 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
Things You Didn’t Know Your Library Card Could Do

From 3D printing to passport services, the downtown Salt Lake City library offers so much more than books and air... more

12 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
It’s Algal Bloom Season. Here’s How To Keep Your Dog Safe

The temperature’s rising, and everyone and their dog wants to hop into the nearest watering hole and cool off. But... more

11 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
What Do SLC Park Rangers Do?

Have you ever seen a Salt Lake City park ranger in the wild? We hadn’t. So we followed one around... more

10 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
Our Rival City, Homelessness Census, and Dance Battles

Data from the annual point-in-time homelessness census shows homelessness is on the rise in Salt Lake County and across Utah.... more

07 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Busting Recycling Myths

It’s a couple days after a big holiday, and you have a tower of pizza boxes and beer cans ready... more

06 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
How Salt Lake’s Most Selective College Will Adjust on Affirmative Action

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action, a college admissions principle which for decades has sought to... more

05 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
A Game-Changing Idea for Utah Women’s Sports

A proposal to build a women’s sports complex at the soon-to-be-vacant Smith’s Ballpark won over community members during Salt Lake... more

03 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Hot Election Goss, a Surprise Love Story, and SLC’s Oyster Guy

The special election for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District took a juicy turn this week. Lead producer Emily Means joins host... more

30 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
Fighting To Return to SLC’s West Side After Being Priced Out

After being forced to move from her home in Salt Lake City’s Guadalupe neighborhood two years ago to make way... more

29 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
Your Ultimate Salt Lake Summer Movie Guide

Something about summer really makes you want to pop some popcorn and take in a movie. Luckily, Salt Lake has... more

28 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
What Happened to Even Stevens Sandwiches?

Utah-based sandwich shop Even Stevens has had a rocky road of operations over the past few years. But the once... more

27 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
Salt Lake’s Train to Boise Is Gaining Steam

The Utah Department of Transportation just requested $500,000 from the federal government to explore the possibility of a passenger train... more

26 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Mormon Cricket Apocalypse, Speed Bump Beef, and Another Highway Expansion

If there’s one thing you can count on the Utah Department of Transportation to do, it’s expand a highway. Lead... more

23 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
The Affordable Housing Solution Hidden in Plain Sight

Large, towering apartment complexes are popping up all over Salt Lake City. But when it comes to addressing our affordable... more

22 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
How To Shop Like a Farmers Market Pro

What’s missing from Salt Lake’s burgeoning network of farmers markets? In part three of our Summer Entertainment Guide, Utah Farmers... more

21 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
SLC Hookup Culture After Roe: A Time Capsule

It’s been almost a year since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision protecting the right... more

20 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
SLC Funds Sanctioned Camping, Celebrating Juneteenth, and Air Guitar Championships

The Salt Lake City Council has passed the 2024 city budget! How are they spending our money? Lead producer Emily... more

16 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
Opioid Deaths Are Down. Could a New War on Drugs Be Next?

A decade ago, Utah had one of the highest rates of opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. Now, while the... more

15 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Cheap Summer Thrills for SLC Kids

School’s out for the summer, which means parents have to weave a tapestry of summer entertainment to fill kids’ days.... more

14 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Do Houseplants Protect Our Lungs From Smog?

Do wildfire smoke, vehicle emissions, and other nasty air in the valley sneak into our homes? Host Ali Vallarta asks... more

13 Jun 2023 · 15 minutes
Abandoning Shelters for Permanent Supportive Housing

Last fall, Salt Lake City invested $6 million to help develop 400 units of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing... more

12 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
Ranking Our Airport, Farewell Flood Risk, and Christianity on State

It’s summer travel season, and the SLC International Airport is expanding (welcome, Vessel Kitchen!). Host Ali Vallarta and lead producer... more

09 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
Unbridled Enthusiasm for the Best Parades

Few people parade as hard as Shireen Ghorbani, so buckle in for her mascot origin story! In part one of our... more

08 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Queer Salt Lake: Does the Data Match the Vibes?

According to the Visit Salt Lake website, there is “tons of super gay stuff going on” in our city. But... more

07 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
Salt Lake’s Most Inspired Corn Dogs

When was the last time you had a corn dog? From gas station parking lots to elegant food truck variations,... more

06 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
Great Salt Lake National Park?

Great Salt Lake National Park. It has a nice ring to it, right? That’s what ethnobotanist Paul Alan Cox is... more

05 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Political Resignations, Hot Pride Picks, and Salt Lego City

Two elected officials representing Salt Lake announced their resignations this week. Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to... more

02 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
Why Rose Park Students Are Biking to School en Masse

Rose Park Elementary hosted its final bike bus of the school year, where dozens of students and chaperones wheeled or... more

01 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
Your Ultimate Salt Lake Pool Guide

Welcome to pool season, Salt Lake. Not only are pool parties fun, they also provide an important avenue for cooling... more

31 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Corporations Have Rights. Should the Great Salt Lake?

People have legal rights. Should nature? Host Ali Vallarta talks with Grant Wilson, executive director of Earth Law Center, about... more

30 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Salt Lake’s Cheapest Beer, an Unconvincing Rebrand, and Anthem Auditions

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and Salt Lake Tribune reporter Andy Larsen may have found the cheapest beer in the county!... more

26 May 2023 · 33 minutes
Vegan Ice Cream Picks Even Dairy Lovers Will Like

Sure, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream on a hot Memorial Day weekend. But what about... more

25 May 2023 · 13 minutes
What’s NEXT for Smith’s Ballpark? Our Favorite Proposals.

competition asked Salt Lakers to submit their best ideas for the diamond and parking lot across the street. Host Ali... more

24 May 2023 · 26 minutes
When Can Gay and Bisexual Men Give Blood Here?

There’s always a need for blood donations, and with summer adventures approaching, the need is even more urgent. So while... more

23 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Could Our Wildfire Season Include Firefighter Raises?

All that water Utah got this winter means we’ll have a cool, fire-free summer, right? Not necessarily. And the threat... more

22 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Lawmakers v. Governor, Food Courts, and Huzzah to the Czar

Brace yourself: The Utah Legislature is back in town. Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to break down... more

19 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Mastering the Cheese Board With a Salt Lake Monger

You’re hosting a summer party, and your grand vision includes a stunningly crafted cheese board that gets every guest talking.... more

18 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Sneaky Clauses in Your Utah Lease Agreement

Do you really know what’s in your lease? We don’t blame you if you only skimmed it — there’s a... more

17 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Can the SLC School District Restore Trust By Fall?

School is almost out for the summer, but Salt Lake City School District leadership still has a lot of homework... more

16 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Finding Romance in Small Lake City with Christina Lauren

Finding love in Small Lake City is hard. But romance writer Christina Hobbs, half of the bestselling duo Christina Lauren,... more

15 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Campaign Signs, the Lake Czar, and Picks for Mom

Campaign signs for Salt Lake City mayoral candidate Rocky Anderson appear to be dominating big streets throughout town. But do... more

12 May 2023 · 30 minutes
Concert Etiquette for Kilby Block Party and Beyond

The Kilby Block Party hits the Utah State Fairpark this weekend — in a big way. Andrea Racine, head of... more

11 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Effortless Gardening Tips for Renters and Plant Killers

This weekend is a gardening showdown in Salt Lake, with Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Gardens hosting their annual... more

10 May 2023 · 18 minutes
A Conversation with PornHub’s New Nemesis

PornHub has turned off the tap in Utah after a new law took effect requiring adult content sites to verify... more

09 May 2023 · 21 minutes
10 Essential Rules for Surviving Salt Lake

What are the essential rules for surviving Salt Lake? From how to not overthink what you’re wearing to drink order... more

08 May 2023 · 26 minutes
445 Million of Our Dollars, Walking to Chick-fil-A, and Mexican Street Parties

Mayor Erin Mendenhall is asking the Salt Lake City Council to approve her $445 million budget proposal. How do we... more

05 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Who’s To Blame for the Draper Home Slides?

It’s not every day we see our neighbors’ houses fall off a cliff. But Utah made national news recently when... more

04 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Who Waters Salt Lake’s Urban Forest?

Salt Lakers love our urban forest. Over the past few years, the City has added thousands of trees to our... more

03 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Yes, Utah Has Bears. How Worried Should You Be?

Spring has arrived in Salt Lake City, so it’s time to say “good morning” to our black bear neighbors. Oh,... more

02 May 2023 · 22 minutes
How To Enjoy Salt Lake’s Slow Sundays

You may have heard there’s nothing to do on Sundays in Salt Lake, due to the cultural influence of the... more

01 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Manifesting Lifeguards, Unionizing the Library, and Homelessness Q&A

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall hosted an “Ask Me Anything” on homelessness this week. Lead producer Emily Means joins... more

28 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Salt Lake’s Sexiest Salads for Spring

There are few people in this world who feel a fiery passion for salads: Michelle Obama, rabbits and our very... more

27 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
3 Years After Protests, What Has SLC’s Policing Commission Done?

In the summer of 2020, protestors took to the streets calling for an end to racism in policing. Salt Lake... more

26 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Change Our Minds: Salt Lake’s Olympic Bid

Salt Lake City and Utah leaders — and frankly, most Utahns — are super hyped on the prospect of bringing... more

25 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Getting Around Salt Lake Like a Local

Salt Lake’s big transportation play is our grid system, but despite its simplicity, it can be tough to master. Sweet... more

24 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Is Crumbl Good? What’s Mud Rain? And Why Are Ponds?

The New York Times recently posed a big question: Are Crumbl cookies any good? Lead producer Emily Means and host... more

21 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
How's Utah's Medical Cannabis Program Doing?

Happy holidaze! It’s been three years since Utah’s medical cannabis program launched. As City Weekly’s annual 420 issue hits the... more

20 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Your Wardrobe

It’s time for spring cleaning, and we know you’re headed to the thrift store with your donation pile in tow.... more

19 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Did You Blink and Miss This Change to How We Choose Judges?

A new law changing how Utah officials pick judges takes effect on May 3. It was one of those “blink... more

18 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
To Share or Not To Share Our Outdoor Spaces

You’ve found it: your special outdoor spot. But if you let people in on the secret, do you run the... more

17 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Salt Lake’s MLB Pitch, the Mayor Runs For Mayor, and Gripefest

A group of influential Utahns have a big pitch for Salt Lake’s Fairpark neighborhood: a Major League Baseball team and... more

14 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Spring Fashion Trends From Indigenous Creators

Salt Lake’s first Indigenous Fashion Week kicks off this weekend, and every designer and model on Saturday’s catwalk will be... more

13 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Dare To Leave Salt Lake and Visit Provo

Salt Lakers hate crossing our county lines to the south. Provo? Never heard of her. But as one of the... more

12 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Would Eliminating Golf Courses Save the Great Salt Lake?

It’s easy to look at golf courses in our drought-stricken state and wonder if they’re doing their part to conserve... more

11 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Mythbusting Salt Lake’s Air Quality

Salt Lakers tend to think of our city’s battle with air quality as recent history –– but that’s not really... more

10 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Flood Plans, New Homeless Shelters, and Downtown Getting Taller

The Salt Lake City Council was busy this week with all sorts of land-use proposals. Lead producer Emily Means joins... more

07 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
The Problem With Too Much Snow

It’s been fun to watch this winter’s snowfall break state records — most recently the all-timer at Alta Ski Area.... more

06 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Picking Salt Lake Fights With the ChatGPT Robot

Host Ali Vallarta and lead producer Emily Means want to figure out if the interactive online robot, Chat GPT, is... more

05 Apr 2023 · 26 minutes
The ‘Mother-In-Law’ Apartment Debate Heats Up

In a world full of acronyms, Building Salt Lake editor Taylor Anderson is here to convince you to care about... more

04 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Utahns' Quiet Obsession With Med Spas

Driving down I-15 there are dozens of billboards advertising medical spa procedures for botox, face filler, and body sculpting. These... more

03 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Gwyneth v. the Optometrist, Delicious Food News, and Construction Corner

Academy Award winner and lifestyle influencer Gwyneth Paltrow is in Park City for what’s been dubbed “the trial of the... more

31 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
A Big Idea for Ballpark Secures a Stadium for Women Athletes

Athletes and enthusiasts have submitted a bold proposal for Salt Lake’s soon-to-be-vacant Smith’s Ballpark: build the first women’s sports complex... more

30 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
The Unintended Consequences of a Shiny New Park

The Salt Lake City Council recently approved the plan for a brand spankin’ new regional park in Glendale. It’s the... more

29 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Two Local Banks Are on a Watchlist

A handful of Utah banks — including two in Salt Lake — have been put on a national watchlist for... more

28 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Preparedness Tips from a Salt Lake Prepper

This winter is one for the books. Utah’s snowpack broke a 40-year record, and we’re seeing increasing preparations around the... more

27 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Sad Boy Concerts, Banning the Bible, and a Transit Conundrum

The lineup for Salt Lake’s Twilight Concert Series was announced this week, and well, it’s gonna be a sad boy... more

24 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
How To Be a Good Neighbor During Ramadan

The crescent moon was spotted on Wednesday night which means that thousands of Muslims across Salt Lake are now celebrating... more

23 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
The Rallying Cry for Utah Gay Rodeo

It’s been 19 years since riders and wranglers came to town to compete in Utah’s gay rodeo. But this summer,... more

22 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
The New Normal for All-Ages Drag Shows

There is no Salt Lake as we know it without a vibrant LGBTQ+ community, and our drag scene reflects that.... more

21 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Why the Royals’ Return Is Big for Utah Women

From the triumphant return of the Utah Royals soccer club to the University of Utah Women’s basketball team taking home... more

20 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
The Swarm, a Win for the Great Salt Lake, and Weekend Maybes

It seems like there’s always new news from Salt Lake City’s Ballpark neighborhood. This week, “The Swarm” proposal is the... more

17 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
How Does Salt Lake City Criminalize Homelessness?

We recently asked Mayor Erin Mendenhall if Salt Lake City would consider rescinding its “no camping” ordinance, and she said... more

16 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
Pocket Parks To Discover in SLC

We love our big parks here in Salt Lake: Liberty, Jordan and Sugar House Parks — all have a lot... more

15 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Is Utah’s New Flag Tattoo-Worthy?

Utah’s got a fever, and the only prescription is new flags. Salt Lake City’s redesigned banner has received glowing reviews... more

14 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Getting Arrested for More Accessible Transit

One of the reasons we live in a city is the promise of accessibility, right? Disability advocate Shelby Hintze explains... more

13 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Main Street 2.0, Ranked-Choice Mayors, and Brighter Days

Let’s get municipal. The Salt Lake City Council was busy this week, taking hours of public comment on oodles of... more

10 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Coming Soon? Weekend Train to Boise

Salt Lakers love a good commuter rail ride as much as the next transit nerd (see you on FrontRunner!). But... more

09 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
What Lawmakers Did About Housing, Education, and the Gondola

In just 45 days, Utah lawmakers passed nearly 600 bills. It’s a lot to take in. Fortunately, FOX 13 Capitol... more

08 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
What Lawmakers Did About Great Salt Lake, Liquor, and Your Health

Utah lawmakers passed nearly 600 bills in just 45 days. Whew! It’s a lot to take in. Luckily, FOX 13... more

07 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
The New Rules of Tipping

We could all use a stiff drink now and then — bartenders especially. It’s a tough gig, with difficult customers,... more

06 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
Burying Trains, Clearing the Air, and Abortion Access in Wendover?

Happy Meteorological Spring, everyone! The days are (hopefully, maybe) getting warmer. Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to... more

03 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s Approach to Homelessness

It’s the freezing cold start to an election year, so this year we made a point of getting Salt Lake... more

02 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
Mayoral Candidate Rocky Anderson’s Approach to Homelessness

It’s the freezing cold start to an election year, so we wanted to get Salt Lake City’s candidates for mayor... more

01 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Mayoral Candidate Michael Valentine’s Approach to Homelessness

It’s the freezing cold start to an election year, so we wanted to get Salt Lake City’s candidates for mayor... more

28 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Getting Paid To Pay Rent in SLC

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall recently announced plans to fund a new approach to affordable housing. The program would... more

27 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Medicaid for Doulas, Three Lawsuits, and a Flood of Nostalgia

You would think the NBA leaving town cooled things off in the city, but nope! There’s still plenty of news... more

24 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
How to Midwife When the Rules Keep Changing

Utah lawmakers keep pushing for more restrictions on abortion. Plus, with a shortage of OBGYNs in this big-family state and... more

23 Feb 2023 · 16 minutes
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We could all use a stiff drink now and then — bartenders especially. It’s a tough gig, with difficult customers, low wages,... more