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(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.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Panadería Flores owner Concepcion Flores holds a tray of customer favorites. Panadería Flores, a Mexican bakery in Rose Park, serves an international community with fresh bread daily as well as bolillos, conchas and cookies, Nov. 23, 2021.

This Salt Lake City bakery provides the bread of life — Mexican style

By Alixel Cabrera | December 19, 2021, 3:11 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A sign regarding masks at Hawthorne Elementary School in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021.

Salt Lake City extends mask mandate for K-12 schools

By Matt Canham | December 15, 2021, 8:48 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Laura Kennedy administers a COVID-19 shot to Salt Lake City’s west-side residents in September 2021. Nearly two-thirds of Salt Lake County employees earned bonuses for getting vaccinated.

Salt Lake County employees got a bonus for getting vaccinated. Here’s how many did so.

By Matt Canham | December 14, 2021, 1:47 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A Parleys Canyon property owner has proposed operating a massive limestone quarry on a 634-acre parcel at this spot in Parleys Canyon, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.

Salt Lake County moves to block a new mine in Parleys Canyon

By Brian Maffly | Matt Canham | December 11, 2021, 12:56 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) 
A Salt Lake County Council meeting in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.

Salt Lake County OKs budget. See what’s in it for employees, jailers and the vaccination effort.

By Matt Canham | December 9, 2021, 2:01 p.m.

(Emily Means | KUER News) The Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office said the closure of Madsen Park is likely the first time a public park has been shut down because of safety concerns.

A Salt Lake City park will temporarily close after community complained about safety

By Emily Means | KUER News | December 2, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Youth hockey teams practice on the ice at the Utah Olympic Oval, Nov. 16, 2021. Hockey is just one of many sports to discover at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns.

6 sports to try at the Utah Olympic Oval — and you need not be an Olympian to play

By Alixel Cabrera | November 27, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, a Democrat, speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. She is in a budget dispute with the GOP-led County Council.

Budget battle erupts as GOP-led Salt Lake County Council trims Democratic mayor’s staff

By Matt Canham | November 26, 2021, 2:36 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Camp Last Hope was built on abandoned railroad tracks under the freeway for protection from the rain and the snow. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

Should Utah give homeless people a place to camp? Here are arguments for and against.

By Matt Canham | November 25, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Courtesy photo) Sandy Mayor-elect Monica Zoltanski.

It’s over — Sandy accepts election results, ends recount bid, elects its first female mayor

By Matt Canham | Bryan Schott | November 23, 2021, 3:31 p.m.

(Photo courtesy Jake Harsh) David Archuleta, a former Murray resident, "American Idol" competitor and platinum-selling singer, will perform at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. His first album in four years, "Postcards in the Sky," was released Oct. 20.

Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Nov. 21-27

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | November 20, 2021, 10:53 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Hub & Spoke Diner's Thanksgiving Day Buffet on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 will include their classic dishes as well as roasted turkey with turkey gravy, a gluten-free stuffing, mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans, candied yams, cranberry sauce, rolls, fresh fruit and a house salad.

We asked for your favorite vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free Thanksgiving dishes. Here’s what you said.

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | November 20, 2021, 3:24 p.m.

(Mayor Erin Mendenhall via Twitter) Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, right, helps plant the 1000th tree on Salt Lake City's west side on Nov. 15, 2021.

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall fulfills campaign promise, plants 1,000th tree on west side

By Matt Canham | November 17, 2021, 5:10 p.m.