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Hey, Salt Lake City! Let’s get this day started. Here’s everything you need to know today in town.


First, today’s weather:

Snow early in the morning. High: 37 Low: 21.

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Here are the top stories today in Salt Lake City:

  1. The Millcreek bar stabbing and car accident that led to the death of one Trent Olsen in 1982 was a cold case, until now. Recent clues have awoken this 40-year-old mystery leading local police to believe that witnesses, and even suspects, are still out there. (fox13now.com)
  2. There are at least 27,000 pieces of debris above us in space. What began with the age of Sputnik, which captured the imagination of millions around the world, is now commonplace as space becomes a veritable junkyard full of expensive refuse that makes our digital lives possible. Now, a University of Utah team may have figured out an innovative way to clean up the space junk, if not our online photo albums. (Utah Business)
  3. Salt Lake City Weekly’s Washington Square Dispatch highlights the goings-on of a one-off virtual/in-person hybrid city council meeting wherein leadership of the council was elected, and funding approvals were granted—including money for low-income housing for veterans and seniors, as well as $400,000 for police staffing at homeless resource centers. (Salt Lake City Weekly)

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Today in Salt Lake City:

  • The 2022 Utah Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibits is a joint set of exhibits from The Utah Chinese Association of Sciences and Technology (CAST-UT), the Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, the Salt Lake Eastern Art Club, and the Salt Lake City Public Library, and are currently on display in the Lower Urban Room Gallery and the Children’s Gallery at the Main Library, or virtually. (All Day)
  • Learn about the 6 Ms of Marketing with the Business Success Academy Workshops hosted by the Zions Bank Business Resource Center. A virtual event. (9:00 AM)
  • Crowdsourced Comedy is offering improv 101 classes and a performance hosted at the Sugar Space Arts Warehouse in Poplar Grove. (7:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • In August 2021, the artesian drinking fountain at Liberty Park was closed to the public after water quality tests showed the presence of coliform. The Parks Division worked with the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities to address this issue and remove the contamination. Staff removed the top of the fountain and internal gravel to fully disinfect the feed pipe. Last week, we were able to reopen the fountain after all repairs were made and the fountain tested negative for coliform. Our partners at Public Utilities will continue testing the fountain on a weekly basis. Thank you all for your patience during this closure! (Salt Lake City Public Lands)
  • Looking for work? Check out who’s hiring in the Salt Lake City area. (Salt Lake City Patch)
  • More than 5.6 million COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed to Utah. Here is how many the state has actually given out. (24/7 Wall St. – Salt Lake City)
  • Sundance Film Festival is underway, and for the second year in a row, you can view worldwide premieres from the most creative minds in the industry — all from the comfort of your own home. From virtual screenings to last-minute deals, here’s everything you need to know about Sundance 2022.” (Visit Salt Lake)
  • As the omicron variant spreads, new daily cases of COVID-19 have hit new highs in the United States. See how current COVID-19 cases in Utah compare to the rest of the nation. (24/7 Wall St. – Salt Lake City)
  • “Join us Tuesday evenings at Finch Lane Gallery with artist Elpitha Tsoutsounakis, for her Ochre Office Hours, Jan 25 – Feb 25, 5-7 pm, at Finch Lane Gallery. Elpitha will be holding these artist hours to answer your questions about her work, and give you the opportunity to try out the mortar and pestle.” (Salt Lake City Arts Council)

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Joseph Peterson

About me: Joseph is a writer and marketing communications strategist with a degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations from the University of Utah. He’s keen on city life, public libraries, national parks, and promoting events that build community.

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