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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  West Valley City residents and every business will soon be able to hook up to UTOPIA Fiber. Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

This Utah city becomes the second largest in the U.S. to be fully connected to fiber

By Alixel Cabrera | June 13, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Property along Redwood Road just east of West Jordan City Hall on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The city hopes to acquire this property and transform it into its downtown.

So you want to go to downtown West Jordan? But where is it?

By Alixel Cabrera | May 8, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     E.T. Technologies treatment facility, shown in 2018, is poised to cease operations in five years as part of a settlement to a lawsuit with West Valley City.

West Valley City can breathe easier. ‘The smell’ will be gone — within five years.

By Alixel Cabrera | May 3, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Josh Scheuerman, shown Monday, April 25, 2002, helped make the West Valley Skatepark a reality.

This boarder-artist brought Utah its biggest skate park, but it wasn’t easy

By Alixel Cabrera | May 1, 2022, 2:10 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) People cross 300 West in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, between 900 South and 2100 South, an area undergoing a major redesign to make it more bike and pedestrian friendly.

How these Salt Lake County communities plan to make streets more walkable

By Alixel Cabrera | April 20, 2022, 10:38 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Guadalupe School music teacher Kimberly Marsden teaches her students the Schuhplattler dance from Germany, April 6, 2022. The school has received a grant that will help families in the community upgrade the energy-efficiency of their homes.

New push underway to reduce west-side pollution — inside and out

By Alixel Cabrera | April 8, 2022, 12:22 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Contractors begin the work of disassembling Raging Waters water park in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. The park has been closed since 2018. The city plans to replace it with a big regional park.

Salt Lake City has big plans for replacing Raging Waters — and you can help shape them

By Alixel Cabrera | March 27, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The west bench near Herriman is expected to gain more trails, expanding the Butterfield Canyon, Yellow Fork and Rose Canyons Recreation Area as seen on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

‘This is long overdue’ — More trails are coming to the Oquirrh Mountains. See where.

By Alixel Cabrera | March 23, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Axis Architects) Rendering of the Glendale Townhomes project. The modern buildings would feature facades of brick, wood siding, glass and stucco.

SLC’s Glendale to gain town homes, but what it’s losing worries residents

By Alixel Cabrera | March 7, 2022, 1:54 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Lisia Satini, one of the advisers of Salt Lake City program to fight food inequity, stands near North Temple and Redwood Road, on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022.

Food inequality haunts SLC’s west side. Here’s how residents are working to change that.

By Alixel Cabrera | February 25, 2022, 10:22 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) A TRAX train passes by West Valley City Hall, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.

Why West Valley City is having doubts about renewable energy plan

By Alixel Cabrera | February 13, 2022, 10:31 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The intersection of Bangerter Highway and 4700 South in West Valley City and Taylorsville, Friday, Feb. 4. 2022. The Utah Department of Transportation is building a freeway-style interchange that will require demolishing some homes and businesses.

How a planned Bangerter Highway interchange would affect dozens of property owners

By Alixel Cabrera | February 10, 2022, 7:26 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Alejandro Puy, left, and Victoria E. Petro-Eschler are sworn in as new members of the Salt Lake City Council at a ceremony Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

Why Salt Lake City’s west side may be emerging as a political force

By Alixel Cabrera | February 8, 2022, 5:50 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Rail lines in downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.

The ‘audacious’ train plan that could remake a key part of Salt Lake City

By Matt Canham | January 17, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Asher Williams, 12, gets his second COVID-19 shot from Lee Moss at Rose Park Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.

Get your COVID shots, new council members urge Salt Lake City’s west-siders

By Alixel Cabrera | January 12, 2022, 2:18 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Karen Lang is sworn in as the first female mayor of West Valley City on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

Emotions fill City Hall as West Valley swears in its first female mayor

By Alixel Cabrera | January 5, 2022, 1:22 a.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sandy Mayor Monica Zoltanski gives remarks after being sworn in as mayor of Sandy at Alta High School on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

In a ‘milestone worth celebrating,’ Sandy swears in its first female mayor

By Alixel Cabrera | January 4, 2022, 12:24 a.m.

Serious avalanche accidents in the backcountry are likely on New Year’s Eve

By Alixel Cabrera | December 31, 2021, 4:39 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Streetlights along 3500 West in West Valley City, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. A new fee will allow the city to build more streetlights and maintain existing ones.

Why will West Valley City residents be paying higher utility bills in 2022? Look up.

By Alixel Cabrera | December 30, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune).  People sit on the grass, as they enjoy the sunny weather, in Liberty Park, on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Here’s how much water Salt Lake City residents saved this summer and what it means for next year

By Matt Canham | December 28, 2021, 2:22 p.m.