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Happy Wednesday, people of Salt Lake City! Let’s get you all caught up to start today off on an informed note.


First, today’s weather:

Cold with periods of sun. High: 31 Low: 15.

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Here are the top 4 stories in Salt Lake City today:

  1. Even though representatives from Salt Lake City‘s Olympic bid team were insistent last month to head to the games in Beijing in order to observe aspects of the games in hopes to inform and strengthen their bid, the group’s trip has been canceled by the International Olympic Committee due to coronavirus precautions. Now members of the Salt Lake City Utah Committee for the Games assert that the canceled trip won’t affect the strength of SLC’s bid. (KUTV 2News)
  2. A Salt Lake woman has died in what appears to police investigators to be a hunting accident near the Wyoming border. The 58-year-old woman was with family members on an elk hunt. She was in a vehicle when a rifle in that vehicle was discharged, and the bullet struck her in her midsection. Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said “we do believe this to be […] a very tragic accident.”(KPCW)
  3. A massive new Evo complex in Salt Lake City has opened in the Granary District. The Granary Campus, as it is called, is a community-oriented hub of recreation-focused businesses and amenities, including a skate shop, a sports shop, an Evo hotel, retail spaces, and a Bouldering Project expected to open this spring. Project and community leaders speak to the revitalization of the historic Granary District in ways that honor its history and make it a destination location for locals and travelers to the Wasatch. (fox13now.com)
  4. Recently, in response to concerns about crime in Poplar Grove’s Madsen Park, the city temporarily closed the park. Now that it’s scheduled to open soon, neighbors and neighborhood organizations like the North Temple Community Improvement Alliance (NTCIA) are concerned that it’s still too early and fear a crime wave will flood the North Temple community if Madsen Park reopens as scheduled. (ABC 4)

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Today in Salt Lake City:

  • TreeUtah and Solitude Mountain Resort invite you to join them for a 90-minute guided snowshoe tour around the many trails near Solitude’s Nordic & Snowshoe Center. (1:00 PM)
  • Make Salt Lake is holding an open house and pizza night, tonight, along with a show and tell from their members. Tour the marketplace and mingle with fellow makers, downtown at Make Salt Lake. (6:00 PM)
  • The Hamilton tour may have been delayed in SLC, but it now has new dates. The January 12-16 and January 18-23, 2022 performances of Hamilton have been rescheduled to February 1-13, 2022. See it tonight at the Eccles Theater, downtown. (7:30 PM)
  • The Utah Jazz face the Denver Nuggets tonight at home, at Vivint Arena, downtown. (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • “Join us in sending out a HUGE thank you to our 2021 Fall Trail Ambassadors! This team of 16 helped support habitat restoration and boost community engagement along the Jordan River Parkway and throughout the Foothills Natural Area. Check out these highlights! Our Trail Ambassadors: -Removed 829 pounds of trash. -Pulled 307 pounds of non-native weeds. –Greeted over 200 trail visitors. Interested in volunteering with the Trail Ambassadors in 2022? Applications will open soon. If you have any questions, please email Libby.Snethen@slcgov.com. (Salt Lake City Public Lands)
  • “Our dancers are busy rehearsing the intense sword-fighting scenes. This performance will keep you on the edge of your seats. Romeo and Juliet opens on February 11th – don’t miss your chance to see it LIVE!” (Ballet West)
  • “When the Winter Olympics commence, there will be 35 athletes with U of U ties competing in Beijing. That’s more than any other university in the world!” (The University of Utah)
  • “Did you know, great-horned owls — one of the earliest nesters in Utah — will start nesting as early as January? And they’ll nest just about anywhere — from trees to cliff crevices, these birds can be seen preparing their roosts this time of year.” (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)
  • “Celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Tiger with a virtual performance curated by CAST UT (Chinese Association for Science and Technology in Utah). The performance will be held on Vimeo, Saturday, February 5, 2–3pm.” (Salt Lake City Public Library)
  • Winter in Utah is a source of enthralling beauty and boundless inspiration for many people, including members of the Utah Symphony. We invite you to enjoy this video tribute to the Utah Symphony musicians finding inspiration and rich notes in the mountains.” (Visit Utah)
  • “SLCC’s virtual MLK Commemorative Presentation is this week, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to see Brolly Arts’ doc “Beloved Community Project” and hear a timely discussion about it led by renowned author Prof. Michele Goodwin.” (Salt Lake Community College)

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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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