Utah - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/Utah News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Chemistry is elementary in Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new plays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416511-223/holmes-sherlock-says-watson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416511-223/holmes-sherlock-says-watson.html.csp">Chemistry is elementary in Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new plays</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T01:01:03.249-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If would take a very clever series of deductions to figure out just why we’ve fallen so hard, again, for mystery stories turning on the bromance between tweedy supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his commenting-on-the-action sidekick, Dr. John Watson. There are plenty of clues to reveal the outsized pop-culture love of this fictional odd couple. Consider the box-office-smashing big-screen chemistry between Robert Downey Jr.’s Holmes and Jude Law’s Watson. And then there’s the mesmerizing, career-mak...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58416511@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Utah theater swings into fall with curtain-raising shows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416272-223/says-utah-sept-hecuba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416272-223/says-utah-sept-hecuba.html.csp">Utah theater swings into fall with curtain-raising shows</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T01:01:02.983-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the fall theater season gears up, three very different shows play on Salt Lake City stages this week. At Red Butte Garden, there are outdoor performances of Euripides’ “Hecuba,” a rarely performed tragedy featuring University of Utah acting professor Sandra Shotwell as the powerhouse title character. The Sting & Honey Company opens Peter Shaffer’s “The Private Ear,” a one-act play about falling in love with an idea. And at the Capitol Theatre, the Broadway Across America — Utah series kicks ...</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> 58416272@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT Utah football: Victory over Michigan could be big boost to Utes’ season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58433101-89/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58433101-89/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp">Utah football: Victory over Michigan could be big boost to Utes’ season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:56.893-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ann Arbor, Mich. • Kyle Whittingham identifies the Big House with good memories. Brian Johnson throwing for over 300 yards. Paul Kruger and Koa Misi racking up sacks. Louie Sakoda drilling field goal after field goal. So, yeah, there’s a bit of nostalgia for that 2008 meeting with Michigan, when the Utes were able to pull away with a 25-23 victory that jump-started their 13-0 seaon. But it’s time to make some new memories. “Our guys are excited,” Whittingham said. “They’re excited to go there 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> 58433101@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:56 MDT Utah State Football: Garretson confident as Aggies face road challenge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58433327-77/garretson-state-aggies-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58433327-77/garretson-state-aggies-utah.html.csp">Utah State Football: Garretson confident as Aggies face road challenge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:56.811-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jonesboro, Ark. • The Utah State Aggies might be down a quarterback, but they certainly aren’t down on their hopes for a win when they play at Arkansas State on Saturday. Sophomore Darell Garretson, who will start in place of injured quarterback Chuckie Keeton, gives the Aggies just as good a chance of beating the Red Wolves as the guy the Aggies were pushing for the Heisman Trophy. If that thought sounds like a stretch, well, Garretson hopes to prove the doubters wrong. “Practice has gone well,...</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> 58433327@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:56 MDT Utah shuts out Utah State in women’s soccer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58435024-89/utah-state-scored-soccer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58435024-89/utah-state-scored-soccer.html.csp">Utah shuts out Utah State in women’s soccer</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:55.799-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Mariah Elmer and Natalie Vukic each scored their first collegiate goals, leading Utah to a 3-0 victory over Utah State in women’s soccer Friday. Lindsey Luke made three saves for her fifth shutout of the season and Katie Ribgy also scored for the Utes (6-0-2). Utah State is 3-4-1. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58435024@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:55 MDT Prep notes: Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis racking up state, national records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58406572-190/percent-utah-yards-national.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58406572-190/percent-utah-yards-national.html.csp">Prep notes: Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis racking up state, national records</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:27.05-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jordan’s fine senior quarterback Austin Kafentzis is garnering some national recognition as he continues to rewrite the Utah record book. MaxPreps has the Wisconsin-commit on its national player of the year watch. Going into Saturday’s game at Cherry Creek, Colo., the Beetdiggers are 3-0. For the season, Kafentzis had rushed 73 times for 597 yards and nine touchdowns and he completed 31 of 67 passes for 609 yards and six scores. According to Utah football stats expert George Felt, Kafentzis has...</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> 58406572@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:27 MDT Two December basketball tournaments set http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58419925-52/tournament-utah-teams-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58419925-52/tournament-utah-teams-american.html.csp">Two December basketball tournaments set</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:41.604-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While this is the heart of high school football season, some are already looking ahead to basketball. There are two major competing events scheduled December 11, 12 and 13 in Utah County. The Utah Elite 8 basketball tournament is a true tournament format and will be held at the new American Fork High gym. Opening night games feature Corner Canyon against Bingham, Davis against Mountain Crest, American Fork against Sky View and Brighton versus Layton. “The Utah Elite 8 will showcase some of Utah’...</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> 58419925@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:41 MDT Prep runners claim cross country titles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58423910-52/herriman-byu-cross-girls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58423910-52/herriman-byu-cross-girls.html.csp">Prep runners claim cross country titles</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:52.888-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Utah high school cross country teams prepare for the October 22 state meet at Sugar House Park, most compete in invitationals held throughout the state. According to Mile Split-Utah, the two most recent meets were the BYU Autumn Classic and the Herriman Invitational. Davis’ Aubrey Argyle captured first in the BYU Fall Invitational in the girls’ varsity race while East’s Garek Bielacyc took the boys’ title. At Herriman, Herriman’s Lucy Biles won the girls race while American Fork’s Zac Jacklin...</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> 58423910@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:52 MDT Utah at Michigan: What we know, and what we’re about to find out at the Big House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58433881-59/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58433881-59/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp">Utah at Michigan: What we know, and what we’re about to find out at the Big House</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:42:44.309-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">OK, we said it before the season opener. We said it before Fresno State. We’ve probably said it too many times, but here we say it once more: Here’s the real test. Michigan. The Big House. The Big Ten. The Utes have started the season on a nice note, but a win over a power conference team on the road will give them legitimacy that doesn’t come with thumping an FCS team or an 0-3 Mountain West team. To get a better idea of the match-ups and what to watch for in the game, here’s our handy dandy ga...</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> 58433881@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:42:44 MDT Concert review: Pianist Yefim Bronfman’s brilliance astounds Utah Symphony crowd http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430233-223/bronfman-concert-symphony-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430233-223/bronfman-concert-symphony-utah.html.csp">Concert review: Pianist Yefim Bronfman’s brilliance astounds Utah Symphony crowd</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Reese Newton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T22:48:44.481-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 10:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One of the greatest musicians alive is appearing with the Utah Symphony this weekend. Friday’s concert, the first of Yefim Bronfman’s two-night engagement in Abravanel Hall, was the kind of performance that leaves you shaking your head in amazement at what you’ve heard. The superlative-defying Bronfman performed Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Though still abundantly grand, it’s the less epic of Brahms’ two concertos for the instrument, and it features several moments of striking intimacy as the ...</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> 58430233@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:48:44 MDT Utah suspect in cannibal case should have been behind bars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425650-78/oberhansley-utah-parole-blanton.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425650-78/oberhansley-utah-parole-blanton.html.csp">Utah suspect in cannibal case should have been behind bars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T21:07:12.064-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 09:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The bullet that lodged in Joseph Oberhansley’s brain made him calmer, less violent, more mellow. He regretted the drug-fuelled madness that led him to shoot his girlfriend to death days after she gave birth to their son. He would be a better man. He would stay away from drugs, from violence, from prison. Or at least that’s what he told the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole during a 2004 hearing. This decade-old promise came undone last week as Oberhansley was arrested and charged in Indiana with...</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> 58425650@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:07:12 MDT Letter: How about bonuses for the rest of us? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434075-82/bonuses-executives-uta-defends.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434075-82/bonuses-executives-uta-defends.html.csp">Letter: How about bonuses for the rest of us?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:52:02.387-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Greg Hughes defends large bonuses to UTA executives by saying that he thinks bonuses are appropriate when someone is doing great things for the state of Utah. I couldn’t agree more. And because Utah’s public school teachers typically produce test scores in the upper third of all states, and do so with the largest class sizes and the lowest per-pupil spending of any state, teachers are perfect candidates for those bonuses. And $30,000 each (the bonus originally paid to UTA executives) should...</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> 58434075@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Analyis: Utah-Michigan Position Preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58416966-89/yards-game-michigan-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58416966-89/yards-game-michigan-utes.html.csp">Analyis: Utah-Michigan Position Preview</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T11:29:26.095-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah-Michigan has lost some of its marquee luster as the Wolverines have struggled so far in 2014, but the Utes are still expecting a tough test this Saturday. Coming off blow out victories over Idaho State and Fresno State, the Utes have looked sharp in all three phases of the game, but haven’t been tested much. The team leads the nation in sacks and has one of the strongest special teams units in the nation, but Michigan can’t be taken lightly at home. The Wolverines rebounded with a 35-10 wi...</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> 58416966@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:29:26 MDT Southern Utah football: T-Birds still seeking first win at Fresno http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430593-77/fresno-utah-southern-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430593-77/fresno-utah-southern-state.html.csp">Southern Utah football: T-Birds still seeking first win at Fresno</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:57.215-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fresno • Looks can be deceiving, but that hasn’t been the case for Southern Utah. Before the start of the season, the Thunderbirds’ nonleague schedule appeared as treacherous as any in the Big Sky Conference. It’s turned out that way. Southern Utah travels to Fresno State on Saturday night in search of its first victory, following losses to Nevada (28-19), No. 3-ranked Southeastern Louisiana (41-14) and 10th-ranked South Dakota State (26-6). Like SUU, Fresno State has also been the victim of a b...</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> 58430593@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:57 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU, Utah should win; USU will miss Keeton http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58432436-77/utah-byu-state-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58432436-77/utah-byu-state-game.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU, Utah should win; USU will miss Keeton</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T10:17:17.468-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 10:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What’s unusual about Saturday? It’s the only day between now and Nov. 1 when Utah, BYU and Utah State all are playing, thanks a combination of open dates and Thursday/Friday games. Even more rare is having BYU and Utah both play in the afternoon, kicking off at the same time. A closer look at the games: Utah at Michigan, 1:30 p.m. MDT Finally, we’ll start to get some more meaningful answers about Utah’s offensive improvement. Ute quarterback Travis Wilson and his receivers looked good agains...</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> 58432436@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:17:17 MDT Pac-12: Utah over Michigan, Oregon State over SDSU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58432452-89/state-week-oregon-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58432452-89/state-week-oregon-pac.html.csp">Pac-12: Utah over Michigan, Oregon State over SDSU</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="2014-09-19T08:32:03.168-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 08:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Pac-12 continues to ease its way into the football season. That's a function of the 14-week calendar. It will be different in 2015, when the season won't begin until September. Each team will have only open date in the 13-week schedule. This year, there will be more continuity as of Week 5. As for Week 4, both of the intra-conference games should be at least mildly interesting. In nonconference play, it's true that I've picked the Pac-12 team in every matchup this season, which means I've be...</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> 58432452@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:32:03 MDT Rolly: Guns vs. breasts: Which wins in Utah? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58424196-82/breastfeeding-public-women-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58424196-82/breastfeeding-public-women-http.html.csp">Rolly: Guns vs. breasts: Which wins in Utah?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By paul rolly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:24:08.042-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One wonders what the reaction would have been had the teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, who inadvertently shot herself in the leg, accidentally exposed her breast instead. I bring up the question because of a recently released study on breastfeeding that shows women in the Mountain West believe in breastfeeding more than other regions in the U.S., but are most afraid to breastfeed in public. After the teacher shot herself in the leg, sustaining a superficial wound, the school’s principal s...</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> 58424196@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:24:08 MDT Editorial: Counties deserve consistency in federal PILT payments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433565-82/federal-county-utah-pilt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433565-82/federal-county-utah-pilt.html.csp">Editorial: Counties deserve consistency in federal PILT payments</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:23:17.057-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They’re called “payments in lieu of taxes,” and for decades they have been part of the contract between the federal government and the counties with federal lands that produce no property taxes. These “PILT” payments have built roads, hired police officers and otherwise helped every county in Utah meet the needs of its citizens, including many who work for the federal government. So, in the super-heated political environment that is pushing politicians in Utah and elsewhere to claim those fede...</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> 58433565@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:17 MDT Op-ed: To be innovation hub, Utah must embrace its Burning Man side http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429513-82/valley-silicon-burning-innovation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429513-82/valley-silicon-burning-innovation.html.csp">Op-ed: To be innovation hub, Utah must embrace its Burning Man side</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Margaret O’Mara</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:30:06.821-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A couple of weeks ago, a big chunk of Silicon Valley got a little closer to Utah, when close to 70,000 people descended on the northern Nevada desert for the annual Burning Man festival. Past attendees include Valley titans such as Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Tesla founder Elon Musk recently said attending Burning Man was critical to understanding what makes Silicon Valley tick. “If you haven’t been,” he said, “you just don’t get it.” What can a four-day ...</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> 58429513@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:30:06 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58425765-82/sltrib-com-utah-commenting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58425765-82/sltrib-com-utah-commenting.html.csp">The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:18:01.787-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Please Jon, come home and run against Mike Lee!!!!!!!! Run on any ticket you wish but run.” — Gerald commenting on the Sept. 17 sltrib.com article, “Jon Huntsman won’t rule out 2016 run, but eyes sidelines for now” “The lefty Trib pushing the drinking culture again, as news no less. Jeez, Trib at least put this garbage in its own section and not the ‘Utah news’ stack. No wonder you’re bankrupt and about to cut staff for the 4th time. Most Utahns have no use for booze and we’re pretty to...</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> 58425765@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT