Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen and other officials held a press conference Thursday, announcing the re-start of construction on the Regional Athletic Complex, a sports center featuring 16 first-class soccer fields.
Hansen, who acquired full ownership of Real Salt Lake earlier this year, says he’s excited about the impact the project will have on the local soccer community.
A first-of-its-kind road construction project is underway in Summit County where crews are building a new freeway overpass atop piles of dirt instead of concrete. UPR’s Matt Jensen reports.
The Utah Department of Transportation is replacing an aging pair of bridges near Echo Junction on Interstate 84 with a new road deck that won’t be supported by columns of steel or concrete. Instead the roadway will sit on piles of soil compacted between layers of a specialized fabric.
As booths cram the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, outdoor recreation enthusiasts and businessmen gathered at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Tradeshow on July 31 to show off and gander at new outdoor equipment.
Frank Hugelmeyer, president or Outdoor Industry Association, said the outdoor industry contributes billions of dollars to both the federal and state coffers through the development and sale of outdoor equipment.
But Hugelmeyer and enthusiasts are also discussing an important issue surrounding the industry: wildlife conservation.
Work is underway in Northern Cache Valley where crews are building a new right-turn lane on U.S. Hwy. 91 south of Richmond. The new deceleration and turn lane will allow northbound drivers to exit the highway at approximately 9100 North onto South State Street – also known as Whiskey Lane.
Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders says the new lane will improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection.
A canal used for agricultural purposes in North Logan and Hyde Park was contaminated this weekend.
On Saturday, the “lower canal” which runs throughout North Logan along 400 and 800 East and through central Hyde Park became contaminated with oils from a truck conducting a chip and seal project along 1800 North in North Logan.
After the sealant on the road was laid down, a consistent rain storm washed the compound into the canal before the water-based part of the compound could evaporate.
The three candidates for Logan's upcoming mayoral race were joined with about 75 people in the Whittier Center Thursday night to debate issues facing Logan and Cache Valley. Among the topics covered were air quality, construction, mayoral pay, waste water projects and Independence Day fireworks.
The affair was a casual one, with the candidates agreeing upon the stage that they could remove their ties and save themselves a bit from the heat.
A search is underway for a 21-year old Ogden man who went missing in Cache County Wednesday. According to Lt. Brian Locke of the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, Jerry Duran’s family said he left from their campsite yesterday evening around 5:30 p.m. and did not return.
“We believe there was some kind of argument or disagreement at the camp with his family he was up there with,” Locke said.