DOWNTOWN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DOWNTOWN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) A camera flies through Salt Lake City, and it’s all on tape (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57796541-226/kinard-downtown-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57796541-226/kinard-downtown-lake-salt.html.csp">A camera flies through Salt Lake City, and it’s all on tape (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T11:33:02.027-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ever dreamed of flying through downtown Salt Lake City? A GoPro camera attached to a Blade 350 quadcopter shows you what that would be like. Ben Kinard uploaded the footage to Youtube Tuesday morning, offering a unique view of the city as the helicopter soars above and around the Wells Fargo Center. Kinard said he shot the video about three weeks ago during his lunch break. He wishes he could have flown the copter right over every building downtown. “It really makes for an amazing shot. I’m very...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57796541@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:33:02 MDT I-15 rollover crash slows downtown Salt Lake City commute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57795956-78/lake-salt-commute-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57795956-78/lake-salt-commute-crash.html.csp">I-15 rollover crash slows downtown Salt Lake City commute</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T11:59:57.526-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 11:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A two-vehicle crash brought the Wednesday morning commute on southbound Interstate 15 in downtown Salt Lake City to a crawl. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said the collision, in which one of the vehicles rolled, occurred at 7:57 a.m. near 100 South. The right three lanes were closed for about an hour until troopers completed their investigation and wreckage was moved off the freeway. One driver was taken to University Hospital with minor injuries. The cause of the accident was under invest...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795956@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:59:57 MDT Noted Mormons recall sermons about stressed moms, world cultures and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57714310-78/conference-general-mormons-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57714310-78/conference-general-mormons-center.html.csp">Noted Mormons recall sermons about stressed moms, world cultures and more</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T14:58:54.274-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 02:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Speeches given at semiannual Mormon General Conferences, whether streamed, beamed or broadcast from the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City, are viewed as authoritative. They are posted on the faith’s website, printed in its official magazine and reviewed by Latter-day Saints in their homes and at their chapels. Some addresses build hope; others tear down myths. Some lament worldly vices; others celebrate heavenly virtues. We asked several Mormons to tell us about a favorite conferen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57714310@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:58:54 MDT Letter: SLC parking is easy; stop whining http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57661470-82/parking-lake-salt-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57661470-82/parking-lake-salt-sltrib.html.csp">Letter: SLC parking is easy; stop whining</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T12:02:27.813-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 12:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I don’t get people having a hard time with Salt Lake City’s parking meters (“SLC parking meters don’t work,” Forum, March 8). It’s damn easy: Punch in your four-digit parking space number and press the large, green enter button; put in your quarters or credit card for time desired and press enter again; take receipt (or don’t — you don’t need to display it in the car). Nothing to it. I also don’t get people who say they don’t go downtown because parking is so bad (“Confusing parking keeps people...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57661470@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:02:27 MDT Letter: Revenue down because parking meters are disaster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57659650-82/parking-revenue-meters-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57659650-82/parking-revenue-meters-pay.html.csp">Letter: Revenue down because parking meters are disaster</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T01:01:03.508-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I find it hard to believe the mayor and staff cannot figure out why there is a $1.5 million shortfall in revenue from parking meters (“SLC mayor: Parking kiosks not to blame for revenue loss,” Tribune, March 3). Based on the current system, I assumed their goal was to stop people from driving to downtown Salt Lake City. If keeping cars off the streets is the agenda, I am fine with that; I kind of like the idea. But to say they do not understand why it has happened is a bit crazy. Let me explain...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57659650@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Editorial: Meter mess not SLC’s best moment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57648985-82/parking-lake-salt-system.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57648985-82/parking-lake-salt-system.html.csp">Editorial: Meter mess not SLC’s best moment</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T11:04:22.332-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 11:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two years in, Salt Lake City is still trying to get a handle on its new parking system. Sold as a leap forward in 2011, the electronic system with its blue stations has faced technical problems and angered many city visitors. What’s more, parking fees and fines have produced millions of dollars less than the city expected despite an increase in rates. The ease of credit-card payments apparently has been offset by machines that sometimes won’t take the cards or screens that are too dark or even ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57648985@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:04:22 MDT Letter: Confusing parking keeps people from SLC downtown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57637980-82/parking-downtown-confusing-drop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57637980-82/parking-downtown-confusing-drop.html.csp">Letter: Confusing parking keeps people from SLC downtown</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T01:01:04.148-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re the recent (March 4) Tribune article about parking kiosks in downtown Salt Lake City: My husband and I used to go downtown for dining out and shopping, but no longer. And, it is all because of the downtown parking kiosks. They are too confusing, too expensive, and required too long (8 p.m.) into the evening. The parking revenues are down by $1.5 million, and we are but a drop in the bucket, but certainly not the only drop. Connie Gosling Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57637980@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Salt Lake City police use ‘bait bike’ to nab downtown thieves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57647198-78/lake-salt-bicycle-bike.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57647198-78/lake-salt-bicycle-bike.html.csp">Salt Lake City police use ‘bait bike’ to nab downtown thieves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T13:17:20.318-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 01:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A crackdown by police on rising downtown Salt Lake City bicycle thefts has resulted in several arrests so far. Salt Lake City police Detective Dennis McGowan said a “bait bike” was parked near an area of homeless shelters in the vicinity of 300 South and Rio Grande on Thursday. Officers then kept the bicycle under surveillance and moved in as three suspects in turn attempted to either ride off with, or take items from the bicycle. Instead, they were quickly caught and arrested. The three men — a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57647198@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:17:20 MDT What is your favorite street in downtown? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57644297-200/downtown-favorite-street-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57644297-200/downtown-favorite-street-http.html.csp">What is your favorite street in downtown?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T18:24:51.518-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; We’re curious. What is your favorite street in downtown Salt Lake City? &lt;script type=”text/javascript” charset=”utf-8” src=”http://static.polldaddy.com/p/7857970.js”&gt;&lt;/script&gt; &lt;noscript&gt;&lt;a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/7857970/”&gt;What is your favorite street in downtown Salt Lake City&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/noscript&gt; &lt;/freeform&gt;</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57644297@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:24:51 MDT Utah Arts Festival will bear Strange Fruit from Australia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57643385-66/festival-lake-salt-arts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57643385-66/festival-lake-salt-arts.html.csp">Utah Arts Festival will bear Strange Fruit from Australia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T18:43:31.536-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 06:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Once again, parts of this year’s Utah Arts Festival will go right over people’s heads. Festival organizers announced today that this year’s street entertainment will include the Australian performance troupe Strange Fruit, which combines theater, dance and circus motifs atop flexible poles 16 feet in the air. Other festival highlights announced for the festival’s 38th year: • UAF is partnering with the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association (IAMA), with an IAMA Day at the festival — as well as...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57643385@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:43:31 MDT Dining review: Making a case for the eclectic offerings of Bistro 222 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57603765-223/222-bistro-decibels-menu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57603765-223/222-bistro-decibels-menu.html.csp">Dining review: Making a case for the eclectic offerings of Bistro 222</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Stuart Melling</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T17:14:13.841-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 05:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I can normally flick open the menu of any given restaurant and have it sussed in seconds. Shishito peppers, sliders and what’s that — some formerly inedible green thing made lovable with bacon — gotcha, we have a small plate tapas-inspired restaurant on our hands, case closed. Indeed, it’s not much of a further stretch to infer the contents of a menu simply by glancing around the general surroundings. Should you spy an array of suitably trendy Edison lightbulbs dangling in the distance, you can ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57603765@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:14:13 MDT House OKs downtown Salt Lake City convention hotel plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57632492-90/1000-53-21-bill-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57632492-90/1000-53-21-bill-convention.html.csp">House OKs downtown Salt Lake City convention hotel plan</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T20:57:43.966-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 08:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A financing plan for a convention center hotel in downtown Salt Lake City easily passed the House on Tuesday, 53-21. Last year, the bill fell three votes short in that chamber. HB356, sponsored by Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, now moves to the Senate. The House vote came a day after the bill’s language was amended to set up a mitigation fund that existing downtown Salt Lake City hotels could tap for financial assistance if their business was hurt by the start-up of a 1,000-room hotel whose meet...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57632492@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:57:43 MDT Urban Iditarod woofs its way through downtown Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57563816-78/lake-salt-downtown-iditarod.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57563816-78/lake-salt-downtown-iditarod.html.csp">Urban Iditarod woofs its way through downtown Salt Lake City</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T09:46:26.641-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 09:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Urban Iditarod is just like the real one in Alaska except there are no dogs or sleds and is only about 4 miles long. On Saturday, teams of humans raced through downtown Salt Lake City, pulling shopping carts and making rest stops along the way at local pubs and clubs. This year’s race marked the event’s seventh year, held on the first Saturday of March.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57563816@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 09:46:26 MDT Letter: SLC has encouraged customers to avoid downtown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57602323-82/parking-downtown-revenue-shortfall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57602323-82/parking-downtown-revenue-shortfall.html.csp">Letter: SLC has encouraged customers to avoid downtown</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T01:01:03.34-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was amused to read about the parking meter revenue shortfall of $1.5 million (“$1.5 million projected shortfall in Salt Lake parking revenue,” Tribune, Feb. 24). It might well be that many people will not go downtown because of the complicated and restrictive parking policy. In the past merchants complained that employees were tying up parking all day, leaving no space for customers, and the city imposed hourly limits and issued citations to violators. It was never intended for revenue but...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57602323@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT Woman seriously injured in downtown Salt Lake City shelter stabbing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57596732-78/lake-salt-woman-downtown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57596732-78/lake-salt-woman-downtown.html.csp">Woman seriously injured in downtown Salt Lake City shelter stabbing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T15:32:19.662-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 03:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A woman was in serious condition Tuesday, the day after she was stabbed during a fight at a downtown Salt Lake City homeless shelter. Police received a 911 call about 5 p.m. Monday from the Road Home, 210 S. Rio Grande, and arrived to find the 56-year-old woman bleeding from a knife wound to her mid-section. Salt Lake City police Detective Robin Snyder said the woman’s alleged attacker, a 63-year-old man, had been detained by bystanders for officers, who took him into custody without further inc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596732@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:32:19 MDT $1.5 million projected shortfall in Salt Lake parking revenue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57579653-90/1.5-2012-budget-curb.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57579653-90/1.5-2012-budget-curb.csp">$1.5 million projected shortfall in Salt Lake parking revenue</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T14:37:18.484-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 02:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Where have all the downtown curb-side parkers gone? For the second year in a row, budget estimates of Salt Lake City’s parking revenues are down significantly. The City Council is now wondering why those projections have left a $1.5 million shortfall. “It’s a big deal,” said Council Chairman Charlie Luke. The shortfall comes 18 months after the council hiked meter rates from $1.50 to $2 an hour and increased enforcement hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The previous time frame was 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57579653@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:37:18 MDT Salt Lake City Council wants downtown Olympic legacy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57540996-90/bullock-council-downtown-gallivan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57540996-90/bullock-council-downtown-gallivan.html.csp">Salt Lake City Council wants downtown Olympic legacy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T14:24:21.102-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 02:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Why doesn’t downtown Salt Lake City have an Olympic Legacy Park that celebrates the 2002 Winter Games? That’s what City Council Chairman Charlie Luke wants to know. “We’ve neglected that legacy,” he said. “It’s an embarrassment.” What some may not know is that Salt Lake City passed up $8 million to $10 million in funding from the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) for a downtown Olympic Legacy Park after the 2002 Games. The Winter Games, of course, are again in the air as athletes from around...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57540996@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:24:21 MDT