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C O M Life Table of Contents Arts & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Climate & Weather. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Davis County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Demographics & Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Employment & Economy . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Health Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Olympic Legacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Park City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Religion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Resorts & Spas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Resource Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Salt Lake City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Downtown Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sports & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Technology & Science. . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Welcome to Life in the Valley MagazineTM, an annual publication produced, edited and published by Wasatch Mountain Publishing, Inc. 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L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Salt Lake City Downtown Salt Lake City nestled beneath the Wasatch Mountains T he day is May 10, 1869. In a the mountain and desert natural scenery that looks like it oughta be in pictures... and frequently is. And it extends to the friendly and sophisticated natives, a greater percentage of whom speak a second language than anywhere else in the United States. No wonder then that almost since the massive Lake Bonneville, once the size of Lake Michigan, drained through Red Rock Pass people have been drawn to the Wasatch Front. ceremony that is self-consciously photogenic, East and West are joined Utah and Salt Lake City have a way of attracting pioneers and innovators and making them want to stay. in a toast. The Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads have spanned 1776 miles (no kidding!) and united the United States. And it happens along the Wasatch Front! Skip ahead 133 years into the near past and Wasatch Front again finds itself the center of attention in the United States and across the globe. The world has come to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics and they love what they see. For perhaps 15,000 years Utah and Salt Lake City have had a way of attracting pioneers and innovators and making them want to stay. It starts with the mild four-season climate and A r o u n d To w n New to Salt Lake? Utah's street naming and numbering is based on a grid system with the Salt Lake Temple as the center of town. Streets are incremented by 100. Residents tend to shorten street names. So, if someone gives you directions to 4th South, they really mean 400 South, 7th East is 700 East, 106th South is 10600 South, etc. 4 PHOTO: ADAM BARkER, COuRTESy S.L. CONVENTiON & ViSiTORS BuREAu This stru ggli Thr ng j ee year anit oria s ago, J l bu i sine ll boug ht ss in San a dy. Two clie years nt li l st a ater, sh nd a e lmo had a st 4 0 em growin ploy g ees . yea r and , she's tr rece ived ipled h er nati ona busine l att enti ss on. How did she get there? Come to upgrade.slco.org to find out. Take your business to the next level with the small business resources at Upgrade, a new program designed to help you grow your business and meet your goals. Upgrade.slco.org has all the information and tools you'll need to get the business edge in Salt Lake County. upgrade.slco.org L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Salt Lake City utahn's enjoy many beautiful sunsets reflecting off of the Great Salt Lake Approach it from the West along I-80 or fly into Salt Lake International Airport and you'll see why. The Wasatch Range soars nearly 7,000 feet above the topography left behind by the Lake Bonneville. The mountains not only lift the spirits... and provide a handy reference point when navigating the burgeoning Salt Lake Valley... but they also pull from the sky rain and especially snow. Without all that snow... famous among skiers and riders the world over for its airy-lightness ...the Wasatch Front could not be home to 2.1 million innovators and pioneers. It's as if nature herself conspired to create an easy life for the State's visitor and convention bureaus. Come once and the place beckons forever after. The humans have done their part, consistently preserving the landscape for those who come after. Drop someone anywhere along 6 the Wasatch Front and at no point is she more than about 25 miles as the crow flies from a National Forest, a wilderness area, a state preserve. There are wild buffalo roaming the pristine Antelope Island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake barely 20 miles from the center of the capital city! The humans have done something else. They have built communities, infrastructure, cultural and educational institutions, and attractions that are a match for the grandeur of the Utah landscape. It's as if nature herself conspired to create an easy life for the State's visitor and convention bureaus. in the Beginning It all started with the first recorded inhabitants who made their way to the Wasatch Front not long after Lake Bonneville receded. By AD 1 until 1300 AD large swaths of Utah were populated by ancient Pueblo cultures, known PHOTO: STEVE GREENWOOD L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Salt Lake City Life Salt Lake City was founded on July 24, 1847-- PHOTO: STEVE GREENWOOD now celebrated as Pioneer Day. as the Anasazi and Fremont Indians. Remnants of their lives, art and beliefs are scattered across the State. Hundreds of years before the first white people the ancestors of the Shoshones, Utes, Southern Paiutes, and Goshutes first made their home in the mountains and valleys of Utah. The first white men in Utah were Franciscan friars Dominguez and Escalante and 11 others who in 1776 tried to forge an overland route between Santa Fe and Monterrey, California, but were stopped by the daunting Southern Utah wilderness. and on Monday started tilling the soil and planting crops. Within a few days, plans were sketched for "Great Salt Lake City" and the site for the Salt Lake LDS (Mormon) Temple was dedicated on July 28, 1847. Workers broke ground for the landmark structure in 1853. This is the Place Heritage Park recreates the pioneer era Pioneers On Saturday July 24, 1847, a vanguard group of religious refugees fleeing persecution in the East made their way to the Salt Lake Valley. Under the leadership of the `American Moses' Brigham Young, the industrious Mormons held a Sabbath service on Sunday PHOTO: STEVE GREENWOOD Brigham young Monument at Main Street Plaza 7 Life 8 Tours are available in more than 30 languages TEMPLE SQUARE in the heart of Salt Lake City � When you come to Utah, be sure to visit Many venues to choose from, and all are free Your tour group can: � Busath.com to the glorious music of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, rehearsing and performing in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. They also perform in the 21,000-seat Conference Center. See visittemplesquare.com for details. Listen Discover Meander through two upscale visitors' centers that include the Christus statue by Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen. Visit the interactive map of ancient Jerusalem (kids love it!) and Step into the past, where the story of family life of yesteryear will unfold room by room in the Beehive House, the seat of government in early Utah. For information on these and many other fascinating venues on Temple Square, go to visittemplesquare.com, lds.org/placestovisit, or call 1-800-537-9703. � IRI. PD50020206 Mark Cannon, � 1989 IRI your roots in the FamilySearch Center, where helpful volunteers can assist in retrieving family history information from the world's largest repository of genealogical records. Life avanti executive suites � bambara � benihana � delta air lines � dine o'round � downtown alliance � downtown rising � downtown art & craft market � downtown farmers' market � fleming's steakhouse � gallivan DowntownLiving As you browse through this issue of Life in the Valley you will see that Salt Lake City is a thriving metropolitan area surrounded by natural wonder. The Capital City boasts a dynamic urban community that is undergoing growth and change like never before. Salt Lake City has a rich arts and cultural heritage. A new state-of-the-art theater is being planned to revitalize the performing arts of the city. The new Utah Performance Center on Main will be a key component of the cultural district in the heart of downtown. The premier theater will draw first-run touring Broadway shows and national music and comedy acts, and will provide an additional venue for Utah's own beloved performing arts groups. Currently the Arts and Cultural Offerings Include: � The Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall � Ballet West at the Capitol Theater � Modern dance performances, plays, and visual art exhibits at the Rose Wagner Center Salt Lake City features a vibrant independent film community. The SLC Film Center brings the world of independent film to Salt Lake audiences through free community screenings and discussions, visiting artists and professionals. The SLC Film Salt Lake City, the "Capital City," Center presents the best documentary, independent, and dramatic cinema year-round. The boasts a dynamic urban community Salt Lake Film Society is another premier film institution in the community. The Salt Lake Film Society works to promote the diversity of films and create a film festival year round. that is undergoing growth and The Gateway district, a major outdoor lifestyle center offers movie theaters, the change like never before. Clark Planetarium, an IMAX theater, the Children's Discovery museum and shopping. The Gateway center also houses many diverse restaurants to enjoy. Neighborhoods throughout the Downtown District boast many local coffee shops, an assortment of restaurants, bookstores, and destination shopping. Salt Lake City's Main Public Library was voted Library of the Year in 2006. Inside the beautifully designed building, you will find many retail and artist shops. In addition, Library Square boasts several local stores and features many diverse festivals during the summer months. Salt Lake City has a rich arts and cultural heritage. 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Salt Lake City is also host to the Bees Triple A baseball team. The state's Capital City is surrounded with natural beauty. Just minutes outside of downtown you will find City Creek Canyon. Beautiful and challenging walking, running and mountain biking trails make up this canyon which borders the City. The Jordan River Trail offers a scenic path featuring wetlands with cattails, many kinds of fish, foxes and other mammals, plus a variety of bird life. The Jordan Trail includes sections that are paved for walking and biking, along with canoe marinas, park benches, and picnic tables. Public transit is versatile and accessible in Salt Lake City. The light rail system, TRAX, makes travel throughout downtown simple and convenient. The TRAX system is also coupled with many public bus lines making any destination reachable. An airport TRAX line will soon be available for travelers coming to or leaving from the City. If traveling by car, there are many natural sites not far from Salt Lake City. Thirteen national parks are within reach on just a day's drive, including Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Arches, or Yellowstone. Recently Salt Lake City was named the "Fittest City in America" by Men's Fitness Magazine. Salt Lake was named one of the "Top 20 Sustainable Cities" by the Our Green Cities Initiative. Salt Lake City was named, for the third year in a row, by American Style magazine as a "Top 25 Arts Destination" in the mid-sized city category. Salt Lake City offers a wide array of entertainment options in close proximity to many mountain trails and nature escapes. Thank you for visiting Salt Lake City! 8/13/07 9:35 AM Page 1 Salt Lake City offers a wide array of entertainment options in close proximity to many mountain trails and nature escapes. 2 NNER COMPANION RICH? SWEET? OR UNASHAMEDLY FULL-BODIED? SELECT FROM 100 WINES D THE FINEST PRIME STEAK. FLEMING'S. WHERE EVENINGS OUT BECOME MEMORABLE TIMES. th 400 West, Salt Lake City � Reservations 801-355-3704 � flemingssteakhouse.com Ginza Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar 209 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 KUTV 2 News 299 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84111 www.KUTV.com The Melting Pot � a fondue restaurant 340 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 322-2224 (801) 973-3000 (801) 521-6358 Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 20 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 www.flemingssteakhouse.com Utah Transit Authority 3600 South 700 West Salt Lake City, UT 84119 (801) RIDE UTA (801) 355-3704 Photos (L-R): Adam Barker, courtesy S.L. Convention & Visitors Bureau; Steve Greenwood; Eric Schramm, courtesy S.L. Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Steve Greenwood, courtesy Utah Office of Tourism avanti executive suites � bambara � benihana � delta air lines � dine o'round � downtown alliance � downtown rising � downtown art & craft market � downtown farmers' market � fleming's steakhouse � gallivan DowntownLiving Brown Bag Concerts First Night ALIVE AFTER FIVE salt lake continued Farmers' Market Living Traditions Live Green Festival International Jazz Festival UTAh ARTS FESTIVAL Salt Lake City fosters incredible artistic expression and supports diversity. Dine Round O Twilight Concert Series FILM F E S T I VA L Utah Brewers Festival SUNDANCE Visit www.DowntownSLC.com for more information Life center � ginza sushi bar � kutv 2 news � downtownslc.com � melting pot � metropolitan restaurant � off broadway theatre � salt lake chamber � salt lake city corp. � sundance film festival � utah transit authority Live music, dancing and comedy punctuate Salt Lake City's urban scene. Enjoy a performance of a world class symphony, opera or ballet or visit intimate galleries and quaint artists' studios. Delta Air Lines www.delta.com (800) 221-1212 Downtown Alliance 175 East 400 South, #600 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 www.downtownslc.org Gallivan Center 239 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Sundance Institute 307 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 359-5118 (801) 535-6110 (801) 328-3456 Salt Lake Chamber 175 East 400 South, #600 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 www.saltlakechamber.org Salt Lake City Corp. 451 South State, Rm. 306 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 www.slcgov.com (801) 364-3631 (801) 535-7941 Photos (L-R): Mark Maziarz, courtesy P Chamber & Visitors .C. Bureau; Craig Miller, courtesy Utah Arts Council; Taylor Sheppick; Intellectual Reserve Inc.; and the Utah Cultural Celebration Center L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Salt Lake City Since opening in 1903 Kennecott has yielded more copper, gold, silver and molybdenum than the Comstock Lode, Klondike and California gold rush mining regions combined! Kennecott remains productive. Rio Tinto, the mine's owner, is building a $340 million molybdenum processor slated to be operational in 2013. With their wealth wrestled from the earth, some of the mine owners built elegant mansions along the city's South Temple Street. At the PHOTO: COuRTESy BiG-D CONSTRuCTiON same time, the State Capitol, patterned after the US Capitol, and many of the city's historic buildings were constructed. Electric trolleys were installed to transport people who lived in the Avenues, Capitol Hill, Liberty Park, and the Sugarhouse areas to the downtown business district. Salt Lake Marriott City Center is adjacent to the Gallivan Center By 1849-50, in the wake of the California Gold Rush, more settlers chose to put down their roots. And, by the time the railroad came in 1869 Utah had more than 60,000 inhabitants, many from Northern and Western Europe, who had journeyed across the plains. Utah's total population approached a quarter of a million people by the time it became the 45th state admitted to the Union. Between 1860 and 1930, hundreds of copper, silver, gold, and lead mines were opened in the nearby canyons. The largest of the bunch, the Kennecott Bingham Canyon mine in the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley, was the first open pit copper mine in the world and probably the most productive mine anywhere. By itself it provides more than 15 percent of the nation's supply of copper each year. 14 Salt Lake Today In the first decade of the new millennium the city's skyline rose with the completion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Conference Center with seating for 21,000, the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Grand America Hotel, and construction of the Salt Lake City Marriott-City Center. The Gateway Mall, at the historic Union Pacific Depot downtown, had their grand opening in November of 2001 and brought with it the renewal of the City's near west side. In February 2003, a new $80 million library by renowned architect Moshie Safdie was opened to the public. The Salt Palace Convention Center added 145,000 square feet of exhibit space and City planners are implementing beautification projects. L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Salt Lake City Life 64,000 square feet of meeting space at a cost of $58 million, making the county facility competitive for any convention. The $35 million Children's Museum of Utah opened its doors at a new 70,000 square foot space at the Gateway. The second phase of Gateway added 80,000 square feet of retail space and 22,000 square feet of office space. 4 Gateway Tower, a of office space was completed early in 2007. Five Gateway Tower is also complete and when Six Gateway Tower, now under construction, comes online Gateway will have 760,000 SF of office space, about the same as two tallest towers in downtown. The $20 million Intermodal Transportation Hub serves as the central depot for Amtrak, TRAX light rail, FrontRunner commuter rail and Greyhound Bus service. The Amtrak and Greyhound Bus services are currently operational at the hub while work continues on the TRAX extension to the hub. A $25 million building renovation began in 2009 for The Leonardo, a cutting-edge science, technology and art center. The Leonardo is set on library square in the old home of the Salt Lake Library. Completion is scheduled for 2011. Also scheduled for completion in 2011 is new Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse on the same site as the former courthouse, albeit with a full block-sized footprint. The 367,188 SF building will house the US District Court, US Probation, and US Marshal Service, along with nine district courtroom, five magistrate courtrooms, chambers and support staff offices. With its handsome Beaux Arts lines and exclusive downtown location the old Hansen Planetarium and before that the old Packard Library was lovingly restored and now shines as the new OC Tanner Building and home to the jeweler's flagship store. The store, which would be right at home on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, opened for customers in September 2009. In months after the ribbon cutting the store hosted jewelers Thierry Stern from Patek Phillipe and Roberto Coin. Completed in December 2009 and rising 22 stories is 222 South Main, which instantly became Utah's most exclusive office address and, with its LEED gold-certification, certainly the State's greenest office tower. Designed by 15 Once the Hansen Planetarium, now OC Tanner's flagship jewelry store PHOTO: DANA SOHM, COuRTESy HuNT ELECTRiC seven-story building with 230,000 square feet Salt Lake City will receive an astonishing $2 billion in investment through 2012! L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Salt Lake City office space by Zions Securities, Property reserve, Inc., Taubman Centers, and Cowboy Partners, began with demolition in late 2006. While full completion is scheduled for 2012, many portions of development will be finished by the end of 2010. Last to be finished will be the retail stores and the landscaping. Elements of City Creek include: � Nearly 6 acres of gardens and landscaped open space. � Water features that recreate the historic PHOTO: STEVE GREENWOOD City Creek Center... at $1.5 billion the largest downtown redevelopment in the country. City Creek Center construction is proceeding on plan and on time for a 2012 opening south fork of City Creek. � Some 5,000 parking spaces, all under ground, to support residential, retail, and office spaces. � An openair mall anchored by Nordstrom, Macy's and Harmon's Grocery Store. � New office space and a fullyremodeled Deseret Building, which dates from 1918. � Approximately 700 residential units. Mainly in tower condos, but also some rental properties. � The first fullservice grocery store in the downtown core in a quarter of a century. All told, a 10-block area of downtown Salt Lake City will receive an astonishing $2 billion in investment through 2012! PHOTO: ADAM BARkER, COuRTESy S.L. CONVENTiON & ViSiTORS BuREAu renowned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the building encompasses 460,592 SF, sits on the main TRAX line and offers columnfree flour plans and floor-to-ceiling windows. Tenants already include Goldman Sachs CB Richard Ellis, and law firm Holland & Hart. Construction began in 2009 on an airport extension of the popular TRAX light rail. The line runs six miles down North Temple to Salt Lake International Airport and features six stops. Daily ridership is projected to reach 14,000 by 2030. Construction should be complete by 2012. City Creek Center... at $1.5 billion the largest downtown redevelopment in the country... is proceeding on plan and on time for a 2012 opening. The mammoth redevelopment is transforming parts of three city blocks into a mixed-use retail, housing and 16 9th & 9th Shopping District is popular with the locals L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Arts & Culture the Gallivan Center provides a focal point for the downtown crowd to gather for events such as the "Lights on" festival rt is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it." � robert Motherwell A " arrived they started building theaters with the same vigor that they built churches. Within a year of their arrival on the Wasatch Front, the Utah pioneers had built a social hall for concerts, plays and dances. This at a time when there wasn't even one brick house in the Salt Lake Valley! The Utah Arts Council, the nation's oldest state arts agency, was born in 1899. And in the generations that followed came four Utah artistic innovators who have changed the face of modern culture and writ large Utah's many contributions to the world of arts and culture. Maestro Maurice Abravanel, founding conductor, Utah Symphony. By the time he landed in Salt Lake City to build what would be called the Utah Symphony, Maestro Maurice Abravanel had already been everywhere else and Utah's artistic innovators have changed the face of modern culture. From the Utah ballroom dancers winning it all on "Dancing With the Stars" to the Five Browns burning up the keyboards and tearing up the classical charts, to the Tony Awardwinning Broadway star Audra McDonald summering at the tiny Hale Center Theater in a revival of the musical `110 in the Shade,' it's almost as if Utahns drink in the arts and culture with their cool mountain water. It must be something in the environment because almost as soon Utah's early pioneers 18 18 Photo: Steve Greenwood Travel is more than just A to B. Travel should inspire a departure from the everyday. TM Travel should take you places TM Sports There are sports for all fans in Salt Lake City with, Arena Football, Soccer, and the Utah Jazz Culture Salt Lake features the Keith Lockhart-conducted Utah Symphony also Ballet West, Utah Opera, art galleries, and award winning theatres Shopping Find what you're looking for at more than 20 major malls in the Salt Lake area Recreation Salt Lake City boasts world class golf courses, numerous trails for hiking and biking trails Do Downtown The fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down. Micro-Brew Pubs, Nightclubs, downtown Salt Lake City pulses with action and excitement, find the perfect restaurant, and the perfect beat. 1.877.776.4936 www.saltlakecitycenter.hilton.com L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Arts & Culture the helm of a part-time community orchestra and remade into a respected professional Photo: dAnA SohM, CoUrteSy S.L. Convention & viSitorS BUreAU orchestra with several prestigious recording contracts and an impressive list of firsts. For all but one of his 32 years with the Utah Symphony the performances took place mainly in the acoustically-splendid, but monstrouslyoversized and austere Mormon Tabernacle. So Abravanel acquired another skillset, fundraising and lobbying for a modern concert hall. An ingratiating and charming man he conducted his last season in the beautiful Symphony Hall, since renamed Abravanel Hall in his honor. Under the baton of Maestro Abravanel, the Utah Symphony was the first to record all nine of the symphonies of Gustav Mahler whose reputation as a finest post-Romantic composer was advanced in no small measure by Abravanel and the Symphony. Abravanel and the Utah Symphony also made early and influential recordings of the Berlioz Requiem and works of Vaughn Williams. His life's work also brought numerous awards, including the National Medal of Arts in 1991. Fred Adams, founder, Utah Shakespearean Festival. The year is 1961 and a drama professor at the College of Southern Utah (now Southern Utah University) determined to bring Hamlet to the tiny hamlet of Cedar City. It wasn't so crazy as it sounds. Even in the early 1960s tens of thousands of tourists made their way through Cedar City to the areas' many natural wonders... six National Parks are within a few hours' drive of Cedar City. The locals grew up taking their milk with locally-produced dramas, oratorios, comedies and operettas. the Utah Arts Festival is Utah's largest arts bash done everything a talented young conductor could do. Or so he must of thought. He learned at the feet of the great Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet, dined with Igor Stravinsky, was a student of Kurt Weill of Mack Utah is the home to many festivals and celebrations. the Knife fame, guest conducted at the Berlin State Opera and the Paris Opera, worked with Bruno Walter, developed an expertise with Gustav Mahler's works, and like Willam Christensen, partnered with celebrated Russian choreographer George Balanchine. When Nazi Germany began to prove inimical to the young Abravanel in the early 1930s, Maurice and his wife left for Paris and later Australia where he guest-conducted a season each at the Sydney Opera and Melbourne Opera. He then made his way to New York where he spent time conducting Weill's work on Broadway and spent another three years under contract with the New York Metropolitan Opera. But when this vagabond landed in Salt Lake City in 1947, he came to stay. 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C O M Life Arts & Culture The Sundance Film Festival is the premier showcase of American inde pendent film. the Sundance Film Festival is held each January in Park City And who better to match the local scenic grandeur than Shakespeare? Adams, an actor who had trod the boards on Broadway, went to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, befriended its founder and came home with a valise full of notes. In 1962 the Utah Shakespearean Festival mounted a two-week season with The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice. It generated $2,000 in tickets sales and attracted 3,726 spectators... enough to ensure a second season. Now, 48 years later, Adams is the executive producer emeritus. But the Festival he founded and led for 44 years runs features a 10-week season, attracts about 155,000 people to its three theatres, boasts a year-round staff of 28, and has a budget of $5 million. The festival's alumni, both actors and crew, work from Broadway to Hollywood and in theater houses everywhere in between. The Festival won a 22 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 2000. And its outdoor stage... The Adams Shakespeare Theatre... replicates Shakespeare's own Globe Theatre so authentically that the BBC filmed part of its Shakespeare series there. Robert Redford, founder, Sundance Institute. By 1981, when he founded the Sundance Institute, Robert Redford's reputation as an actor and auteur were already secure. He had sewn up an Academy Award as the director of Ordinary People that very year and had been a bankable star at least since the groundbreaking (and filmed in Utah) Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. That same year, Redford purchased the underwhelming ski resort Timphaven and surrounding areas on the eastern slope of Mount Timpanogos in Provo Canyon, renamed it Sundance after the character in the legendary George Roy Hill movie, and began to make improvements. Photo: JAMeS devAney, CoUrteSy SUndAnCe FiLM FeStivAL L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Arts & Culture Life the Utah Arts Council S ince 1889, when state legislator Alice Merrill Horne introduced a bill establishing the first state arts agency in the country, the Utah Arts Council has been supporting artists by purchasing their work for the State Arts Collection. Today, among a full range of offerings that includes grants, services and programs, the Utah Arts Council operates three public spaces where visitors can enjoy that century-old historic collection as well as some of the newest creations by Utah artists � the very best of Utah art! The Utah Arts Council, the nation's oldest state arts agency, was born in 1899. � AliceMerrillHorneGalleryatthe � TheworkofUtah'scontemporaryartistsis Glendinning Home offers a year-round featured at the Rio Gallery, located in the selection of artwork from the state's one grand lobby of the historic Rio Grande hundred year-old art collection. Railroad Depot and in the center of the � TheChaseHomeMuseumofUtahFolk,in downtown gallery district. the middle of Liberty Park, offers four Admission is free at all three venues. galleries � Native American, Rural, For more information please visit Occupational and Ethnic. www.arts.utah.gov. The Sundance Institute came about to foster new, independent voices in American film and theater. Each year Sundance offers workshops, fellowships, conferences, and labs at Sundance have a long history of moving ideas onto film and into theaters and creating professionals out of unproven talent. Redford was the inaugural chairman of US Film Festival begun in Utah in 1978. In 1985 management of the Festival was assumed by the Sundance Institute and in 1991 it was officially renamed the Sundance Film Festival. Now held each January in Park City, Sundance is the premier showcase for American independent film, and has launched the careers of acclaimed independent filmmakers including Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven 23 Above � Many events take place at the Chase home Museum, the Glendinning home, and rio Gallery PhotoS: CrAiG MiLLer, CoUrteSy UtAh ArtS CoUnCiL L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Arts & Culture Soderbergh. Movies including Saw, The Blair Witch Project, El Mariachi, Clerks, sex, lies, and videotape, and Napoleon Dynamite all got their start at the Festival. Willam Christensen, founder, San Francisco Ballet and Ballet West. "Ballet west of the Mississippi," wrote dance critic Arlene Croce, "is pretty much the creation of the Christensen brothers � Willam, Harold and Lew." The Christensen's grew up in Utah, but their love of the dance took all of them to much larger stages. Willam, Mr. C. as he was fondly called, founded the San Francisco Ballet along with Harold and Lew when they bought the San Francisco Opera ballet from the Opera in 1942 for the princely sum of $900. In 1944, to give his dancers income in the off-season, Mr. C. hunted down Tchaikovsky's complete score to The Nutcracker and asked George Balanchine and his principal ballerina at the time, Alexandra "Choura" Danilova, to demonstrate the original choreography. They obliged him up to a point but then stopped when Balanchine reportedly said, "No, no, Choura, don't show him the steps. Let him create his own choreography." Mr C. did just that and since then from sea-to-shining-sea American ballet dance companies balance their books every year based on whether or not they had a good Nutcracker season. Mr. C also staged the first full-length version of Coppelia and Cinderella. He founded the first classical dance major at an Above � Ballet (renamed Ballet West in 1968) in Salt Lake City, and built it into a renowned superregional ballet company of 35 that has performed to rave reviews at the Chinese National Arts Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Kennedy Center, and other venues. Willam Christensen, Robert Redford, Maurice Abravanel and Fred Adams are just the famous Utah names in the broader world of arts and culture. Along with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir their names represent Utah arts to the world. But there's a state full of other soon-to-befamous arts and cultural offerings in Utah. In addition to its own symphony, opera, and ballet, Utah hosts numerous professional theatre and modern dance companies. Salt Lake's galleries showcase compelling visual art collections, while museums preserve treasures of the past, including pioneer artifacts, military aircraft, prehistoric fossils, and fine art. Utah has been a place where the visual arts flourish. visual Arts The Muses have been kind to Utah. No matter where you look in the state your eye takes in some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere. Little wonder, then, that since the time when the Anasazi and Fremont Indians were committing their artistic flourishes to rock faces all over the state, Utah has been a place where the visual arts thrive. The Utah Arts Council maintains the State Fine Art Collection and mounts traveling art exhibitions cosponsored by museums, libraries, Photo: dAn CAMPBeLL, CoUrteSy P.C. ChAMBer & viSitorS BUreAU American university at the University of Utah in 1951. In 1963 he founded the Utah Civic 24 www.the-grand.org 1575 South State Street Salt Lake City for more Life information. For tickets call: (801) 957-3322 schools, and community centers across the state. The Council's Visual Arts Program preserves and promotes Utah's artistic heritage, collecting, preserving, documenting, and exhibiting much of the state's heritage art. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts on the campus of the University of Utah is home to the Intermountain West's largest collection of world art. If your tastes are more eclectic still, try Salt Lake City's Gallery Stroll. An average of 15 galleries participate each month, so the stroll represents a broad spectrum of artistic media and expression. There are more than 25 art galleries and museums along the Wasatch Front (an area with a population of just 2.1 million people) including the Salt Lake Art Center; Springville Museum of Art; Museum of Church History and Art; and Museum of Utah Art & History. Performing Arts Like the pioneers before, Utahns today still love the performing arts. But instead of tiny spare social halls, Utah's performing arts are showcased in facilities like the modern 2,800seat Abravanel Hall/Art Center Complex and the plush 1,943-seat Capitol Theatre. Since the death of Maurice Abravanel, the reputation and the quality of the Utah Symphony orchestra has attracted a veritable who's who of conductors and guest conductors including Maestro Joseph Silverstein, Keith Lockhart, and its current musical director, Thierry Fischer, a Swiss conductor and flautist. Utah Opera... which in 2002 combined its management with the Utah Symphony in a bold move to bring Utah even higher artistic standards... has stirred the souls of Utahns since 1978. Together, the Utah Symphony & Opera serve more than 450,000 25 Utah boasts professional theatre, opera, and modern dance companies. L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Arts & Culture S Salt Lake has many local attractions close by. Salt Lake Attractions alt Lake sites located close-by include historic Temple Square, the Utah State Capitol, the Great Salt Lake, Kennecott Bingham Copper Mine, Hogle Zoo, Clark Planetarium, the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, the Children's Museum of Utah, Lagoon Amusement Park, Thanksgiving Point (home of amazing gardens and also the world's largest dinosaur museum), Daughters of Utah Pioneers Memorial Museum, and This is the Place Heritage Park. In addition, Trolley Square and Gardner Village offer unique shopping experiences. The Gail Benjamin Aquarium Experience (part of the Living Planet Aquarium projects) is open in Sandy. The Salt Lake Acting Company specializes in nurturing local talent, especially playwrights, and has a famously raucous sense of humor. Hale Centre Theatre at Harman Hall and The Grand Theater on the campus of Salt Lake Community College specialize in revivals and new favorites. The Grand Theatre, once South High School's auditorium, is now a premier community theater on the SLCC South City Campus which not only thrills audiences with its performances, but helps returning South High alumni recall an earlier day. Numerous other local acting groups are found around the Salt Lake Valley. Minutes from St. George in a stunning redrock setting, the outdoor Tuacahn Amphitheatre is the home to the annual Broadway in the Desert series, featuring productions of people in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada, and reach out to 120,000 school kids annually. Other notable performing arts organizations in Salt Lake City include: � the Gina Bachauer Int'l Piano Foundation � thecelebrated Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir � Ballet West � Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company � The Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) � theChildren's Dance Theatre � theTheater League of Utah. Salt Lake's major regional theatre, the Pioneer Theatre Company, is located at the "top of Broadway" on the campus of the University of Utah and offers Actor's Equity performers in a mix of classics, large-scale Above � thanksgiving Point Photo: CoUrteSy thAnkSGivinG Point musicals, dramas, comedies, and adaptations by their talented artistic director Charles Morey. 26 Life rups Fancy Ja m s & Sy classic musicals, June - October. In Logan you can enjoy the Utah Festival Opera, founded and directed by another Utah original Michael Ballam, who performed with the Chicago Lyric Opera, the San Francisco Opera, and others, before founding his own company. Brandon Mull, author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven series and Brandon Sanderson, author of the popular `A Memory of Light' series. Readers and writers often gather at Salt Lake bookstores, coffeehouses, and on college campuses to hear the works of emerging local and regional authors. Local and national talents are nurtured at several eminent writers' conferences, most of which seem to make best advantage of the dramatic Utah landscape by taking place at either cool mountains retreats or warm desert redoubts. Numerous local acting groups are found around the Salt Lake valley. Literary Arts The "Dean of Western Writers" Wallace Stegner, who spent his late adolescence and college years in Utah, wrote knowingly of the state: "its distances were terrifying, its cloudbursts catastrophic, its beauty flamboyant and bizarre..." Like Stegner, a new generation of Utah writers are finding inspiration in the landscape and lore of Utah and American West and receiving national acclaim for their work. A surprising number of Utah writers have found acclaim in the fantasy genre, including Festivals As befits its status as a world class destination and neighborly host, Utah is the home to many festivals and celebrations. Each January Park City becomes the world's Mecca for independent cinema during Robert 27 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Arts & Culture Living traditions Festival at the City & County Building Redford's Sundance Film Festival. The Festival attracts 50,000 visitors annually � and screens more than 125 dramatic and documentary feature length films and over 70 short films, selected from more than 5,000 submissions. If the annual Utah Arts Festival were a city, with more than 80,000 visitors it would be Utah's eighth largest. Instead it's Utah's largest arts bash celebrating visual, literary and performing arts, along with crafts, demonstrations, and children's art projects. Salt Lake's multi-cultural legacy includes events like the popular Greek Festival, the Japanese Obon Festival, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort's Oktoberfest, and dozens more. Even before it was awarded a Tony, visitors to the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City knew they were attending one of the premier Shakespeare festivals. Now celebrating its 48th season, the festival runs from the end of June to early September 28 staging 9 plays in three theaters as well as featuring work for its just-launched New American Playwrights Project. The Downtown Farmers' Market, a local growers market, delivers fresh-picked produce from more than 50 Utah farmers for an appreciative audience. The Market also offers a wide variety of fresh baked breads and pastries, meat and seafood, local cheeses, jams and honeys, and house and garden plants. Food vendors offer prepared foods and beverages. The Market runs every Saturday morning for 19 weeks at historic Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City, from mid-June through mid-October. Adjacent to the Downtown Farmer's Market, the Downtown Art and Craft Salt Lake holds a large multi cultural legacy. Photo: Steve Greenwood Life offer good with coupon only expires August 31, 2011 Market showcases the handicrafts and visual arts of more than 60 vendors each Saturday morning throughout the summer months. Each May more than 500 artisans from 40 ethnic groups in the Salt Lake Valley share their heritage at Living Traditions: A Celebration of Salt Lake's Folk & Ethnic Arts on the grounds of the City & County Building. This free three-day festival features continuing performances, crafts demonstrations and sales, and 20 ethnic food booths selling cuisine from their culture. The West's oldest continually-running arts festival is the high-altitude Park City Kimball Arts Festival, held the first weekend in August. The Festival is particularly strong on visual arts attracting 200 artists from across the West and more than 100,000 attendees. the Film industry Since the 1920s, Utah has been ready for its closeup. Filmmakers keep discovering Utah because of the scenic beauty, physical diversity, expansive landscapes, and mind-bending geography. Over the last 90 years, Utah has been the featured performer or an important backdrop for some 800 films, plus countless commercials and shows. In 2009, thanks in part to a generous 20% tax credit or cash rebate state incentive along with one of the most respected reservoirs of human talent and production capacity in-between the coasts, the film industry in Utah contributed nearly $109 million in the state's economy through film-related activities. For more about films in Utah, go to http:// film.utah.gov, www.slcfilmcenter.org, and www. saltlakefilmsociety.org. 29 Utah has been the featured performer or an important backdrop for some 800 films. L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Climate & Weather PHOTO: STeve GreenwOOd, COurTeSy S.L. COnvenTiOn & viSiTOrS Bureau Two favorable aspects of Utah's weather is low humidity and plentiful sunshine. Avg. Annual Temperature 52�F January: avg. High 37�F avg. Low 21.3�F July: avg. High 90.6�F avg. Low 63.4�F Avg. Annual Precipitation 16.5" Avg. Annual Snowfall 62.7" Source: national weather Service Forecast Office www.wrh.noaa.gov I t's easy to forget that at 45 degrees north, Salt Lake City is at the same latitude as New York City. And like New York the sun shines an average of 237 days a year. And even though the Salt Lake Valley gets snow, rare are the winters when it sticks for very long. And for anybody who grew up with freezing rain, pea-soup fog, tornados, or hurricanes, when you move to Utah you've almost certainly seen the last of those climatic challenges. Utah's endless mountains make not only for wonderful vistas, but as "snow catchers," they make life in Utah possible. Snow frequently accumulates to depths of 500 inches or more at four Wasatch Mountain ski resorts. Just imagine a five-story building covered over with the Greatest Snow on Earth! Because of the state's inland location and because winter storms generally pass over the Great Salt Lake (which serves to draw out excessive moisture from the clouds) Utah's snow is unusually dry and is considered by many skiers and boarders to be the world's greatest powder snow. and Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois, most of Utah experiences four distinct seasons. But of course there's more to it than that. Salt Lake City is set on the very eastern edge of the Great Basin, a "basin and range" desert and receives just 15.6 inches of precipitation a year. But Salt Lake's elevation at 4,330 feet... higher than the highest point of 22 states!... moderates the extremes in temperature. July and August, the hottest months in Salt Lake City, average 93 and 90 degrees respectively. While December and January, the coldest months, average 38 and 37 degrees. Two favorable aspects of Utah's weather is low humidity and plentiful sunshine. 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Get a programmable thermostat. On when you're home. Off when you're not. Enough said. 2. Enjoy that hot shower a little longer without the guilt: wrap your water heater with an insulated blanket. 3. Double-paned windows insulate well while still letting in our good friend the sun to do a little work around the house. Questar employees are here for you when the sun isn't. Mike Favero, Ogden; Barbara Anderson, Salt Lake City; Ken Gonzales, Springville; Terry Worthen, St. George/Cedar City; Sandy Maurer, Logan; Kelly Pace, Salt Lake City; Dave O'Neal, Rock Springs The Aztecs worshipped their source of heat. We say tame it. Rule with an iron fist. Follow these steps and you'll make natural gas work for you, instead of the other way around. questargas.com 31 z All hail the blue flame! � L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Education utah's young and educated workforce is a major attraction for companies thinking of relocating. T he year is 1850 and since their quest for higher education seems almost baked into Utah's young people. Today, Utah's young and educated workforce is a major attraction for companies thinking of relocating or expanding to the state. In fact, fifteen of Utah's high schools were included on the 2010 Newsweek list of "America's Best High Schools." Nationwide just 6 percent of high schools make the list but 11 percent of Utah's high schools have a place there! Only seven other states got better grades for college preparation than Utah according to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education's "Measuring Up 2008" report on higher education. Figures from the Utah State Office of Education � show Utah with an 88 percent high school graduation rate in 2009, ten points above the national average. first arrival in 1847 the early Utah pioneers have faced-down a near famine, harvests decimated by crickets, and countless privations. Survival itself in the forbidding Outback of the American West is by no means certain. So what do these hardy pioneers do? They organized a Board of Regents and founded a University, the first west of the Missouri River. The school opened November 11, 1850. Initial courses were in the sciences and by 1851, the University was offering coursework leading to teaching certificates. A full quarter's tuition was $8! Utah's earliest pioneer leaders talked about the "glory... of intelligence." But they did more than pay lip service. They established centers of higher learning almost reflexively. Even now the 38 Photo: CourtesY utah ValleY uniVersitY SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SLCC serves more than 60,000 students each year, strengthening Utah's economy and building tomorrow's workforce by awarding more associate degrees and more certificates than any other Utah educational institution. Personalized attention, a broad scope of education and training opportunities, and quality programming make SLCC the place for students to take their first step into higher education, and the place for professionals to take the next step that advances their career. 12 0 Program s 14 Lo ca tions + Onlin e Co urse s Tran sfer Degree s Ca reer & Te chnical Educa tion Profession al De velop m en t Service s for Busine sses Ch ild Ca re Service s Financial A id A vaila ble (for tho se wh o qua lify) AA /EO inStitUtiOn www.slcc.edu 801-957-SLCC L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Education districts in the country and four of Utah's school districts where found in the top 15: � DavisSchoolDistrictratesNo.1withan 89 percent graduation rate; � Jordan/CanyonSchoolDistrictatNo.5 with an 82 percent graduation rate; � AlpineSchoolDistrictatNo.8withan81 Photo: CourtesY Westminster College percent graduation rate; and � GraniteSchoolDistrictatNo.12witha78 percent graduation rate. Utah has a wide variety of independent schools for primary and secondary students. The first Catholic school in the Salt Lake Valley opened in 1875. Today, there are 17 Catholic schools throughout Utah with 3 major Catholic high schools in the Salt Lake Valley. Independent schools like Challenger, Sylvan and Montessori Schools provide specialized education and training. In addition, parochial schools like Rowland Hall / St. Mark's Schools in the Salt Lake City area, and American Heritage Schools in American Fork, Spanish Fork, and South Jordan,provideanatmospheredesignedtohelp develop students who will lead productive and ethical lives. Secular schools for students with special needs include Odyssey House, Provo Canyon Schools, and Heritage Schools. Westminster College campus Of the adult population above age 18, 91.2 percent of Utahns have completed high school, a sign that that the quest for education in Utah infects even high school dropouts. Utah's average class size is large when only utah and six other states earned "a's" for college preparation. compared to other states, yet excellent results are achieved. In fact, Utah ranks 9th in the states for public school spending per $1,000 of personal income. Utah also ranks 9th among the states for per capita direct general expenditures of state and local governments for education. Utah has 41 public school districts, 138 private/parochial schools, 53 charter schools, ten public four-year degree-granting universities and colleges, and four private higher learning institutions. Of these, three are major research universities with one medical school and two law schools between them. The Manhattan Institute released a study on graduation rates in the 100 largest school 40 Four-Year Colleges Founded in 1850, the University of Utah is the State's flagship university and located in Salt Lake City's urban center. It is a major academic, research and health science university. With enrollment at more than 28,600, the `U' has many specialties ranging from genetics A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college, ranked 12th in the nation for "Quality of Life." SALT LAKE CITY: A thriving metropolis with great opportunities for internships and employment as well as fantastic music and arts events, big-time professional sports, and much, much more. ON CAMPUS: More than 70 academic programs ranging from art to psychology and everything in between, including undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, education, and nursing, plus special opportunities like our Honors program and innovative, hands-on May Term experiences. ROCKY MOUNTAINS: Perfect terrain for skiing, boarding, hiking, biking, rock climbing -- with seven major resorts within a half hour's drive from campus. In fact, 14 Westminster students competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics -- the largest contingent from any school in the country! www.westminstercollege.edu 1.800.743.4753 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Education Tucked away in Logan in the picturesque Cache Valley, the university educates for more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 7,000 in its continuing education sites located throughout the State. www.usu.edu Brigham Young University, the nation's largest church-sponsored private university, is located in Provo, along the Southern edge of the Wasatch Mountains. BYU was founded in 1875 and has grown to an enrollment of 33,000. The Provo institution is home to the J.ReubenClarkLawSchoolandMarriott Photo: CourtesY Brigham Young uniVersitY School of Management, both ranked in the top 50 in the 2010 issue of U.S. News & World Report"BestGraduateSchools."BYU'sstudent body is known for its cultural experience and unique standards. More than three-fourths of BYU's students speak a language other than their native tongue and nearly half have lived outside of the United States. www.byu.edu Utah Valley University is located north of BYU in Orem and comprised of two interdependent divisions. The lower division embraces and preserves the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college, while the upper division consists of programs leading to baccalaureate degrees traditional to a state university. UVU has 22,000 students and is Utah's fastest growing higher education institution. www.uvsc.edu Westminster College (enrollment 2,500) is Utah's only private, comprehensive liberal arts college. The college is nestled on 27 acres in Salt Lake's inviting Sugarhouse neighborhood. Brigham Young university and chemistry to classic ballet, finance, and environmental law. In recent years, the U has attracted an average of $300 million per year in utah has ten public four-year degree-granting universities and colleges. external funding for research and related activities. In 2010 the `U' distinguished itself because it ranked first in the nation for the number of business startups its research laboratories turned out, more than Harvard, CalTech,andJohnsHopkins,andtiedwith MIT at 20 companies. www.utah.edu Utah State University... the State's sole land-grant institution... is nationally and internationally recognized for research leadership in land, water, space, and life sciences. 42 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Education degree/certificate programs and serving students across the globe. www.weber.edu Founded 110 years ago as a teacher's college, Southern Utah University in scenic Cedar City is now a comprehensive, regional university offering graduate, baccalaureate, associateandtechnicalprograms.Drawnby Photo: CourtesY utah ValleY uniVersitY its value pricing, academic excellence, easy access to professors, and unbeatable Western lifestyle, SUU now enrolls 7500 undergraduate and graduate students. SUU has also found praise among the national rankings earning a toptenrankinginConsumersDigest'sannual list of the Top 50 Best Values for Public Colleges and Universities. Similar notice has come from Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Dixie State College of Utah, in burgeoning St.George,offersbaccalaureateandassociates degreesinthewarmthofUtah's"Dixie."Bachelors degrees are offered in nine areas including business administration, computer information technology, elementary education, nursing and communicationsandnewsmedia.Dixiecarriesfullytransferable Associate and Bachelor degree programs. With a student to instructor ratio of 19:1 and a professorship concentrated on teaching rather utah Valley university With its student to teacher ratio of just 11:1 Westminster prepares its students for success through a strong foundation of liberal education combined with cutting-edge programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more than a decade U.S. News & World Report has ranked Westminster as a top tier institution as well as a top three educational value in the region. www.westminstercollege.edu InOgdenandDavisCountyisthemulticampus Weber State University. WSU some offers 215 certificate and degree programs in arts and humanities, science, applied science and technology, business and economics, the health professions � the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate offering in the state. Master's degrees are offered in accounting, business administration, criminal justice and education. WSU is also an aggressive leader in area online instruction, offering eight online 44 utah's colleges and universities are considered to be the most affordable in the nation. Photo: CourtesY utah ValleY uniVersitY education, social and behavioral sciences and L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Education Life utah schools American Preparatory Academy of Draper 12892 S. Pony Express Road Draper,UT84020 801.553.8500 Applied Technology College � Davis 550 East 300 South Kaysville, UT 84037 801.593.2500 Brigham Young University Hinckley Alumni & Visitors Center Provo, UT 84602 801.422.4678 Challenger School 9735 South 500 West Sandy, UT 84070 801.569.2700 College of Eastern Utah 451 East 400 North Price, UT 84051 435.637.2120 Columbia College 2790S.DeckerLakeDr. Salt Lake City, UT 84119 801.972.6898 Dixie State College 225 South 700 East St.George,UT8477 435.652.7500 Eagle Gate College 5588S.GreenStreet Murray, UT 84123 801.268.9271 Eagle Gate College 405 S. Main Street - Main Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.287.9640 Everest College 3280 West 3500 South West Valley City, UT 84119 801.840.4800 Executive MBA / Marriott School (BYU) 638 TNRB, Box 23012 Provo, UT 84602 801.422.3622 Granite School District 2500 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115 801.685.5000 ITT Technical Institute Murray 920WestLeVoyDrive Murray, UT 84123 801.263.3313 Judge Memorial Catholic High School 650 South 1100 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.521.6218 LDS Business College 94 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.524.8100 The McGillis School 668 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.583.0094 Neumont University 10701 South Riverfront Parkway, Suite 300 SouthJordan,UT84095 801.302.2800 Rowland Hall / St. Mark's School 720GuardsmanWay Salt Lake City, UT 84108 801.355.7485 University of Utah Academic Outreach & Continuing Education 1901E.SouthCampusDrive, Room 1215 Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Salt Lake Community College 801.585.0911 4600 S. Redwood Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84123 Utah Catholic Schools 801.957.4111 27 C Street Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Salt Lake School District 801.328.8641 440 East 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Utah State University 801.578.8349 1400 Old Main HIll Logan, UT 84322 Snow College435.797.1000 Richfield Campus 800 West 200 South Utah Valley University Richfield, UT 84701 800 West University Parkway 435.896.8201 Orem, UT 84058 801.863.4636 Stevens-Henager College 635 West 5300 South Weber State University Salt Lake City, UT 84123 1001 University Circle 801.262.7600 Ogden, UT 84408 801.626.6001 Southern Utah University 351 W. University Blvd. Webster University Cedar City, UT 84720 5251S.GreenStreet,#300 435.586.7700 Murray, UT 84123 801.281.4801 University of Phoenix 5373S.GreenStreet,#300 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT 84123 4001 South 700 East, Suite 700 801.263.1444 Salt Lake City, UT 84107 801.274.3280 University of Southern Nevada 10920 S. Riverfront Parkway Westminster College SouthJordan,UT84095 1840 South 1300 East 801.302.2600 Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.832.2730 Salt Lake City School District 440 East 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.578.8349 Salt Lake - Tooele Applied Technology College 1655 East 3300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.493.8700 University of Utah 201 President's Circle, Rm. 201 Salt Lake City, UT 84112 801.581.7700 utah ranks 9th in the states for public school spending. thanpublishingorresearch,Dixiepromises"the best education under the sun." www.dixie.edu likely to keep America at the forefront in a global economy are junior colleges and technical schools because of their capacity to efficiently train technologists. Utah has some of the best. Salt Lake Community College (enrollment 24,000) serves some 60,000 students each year at 14 sites spread across the Salt Lake Valley 45 aBoVe � Community Colleges and technical schools FamedmanagementconsultantPeterDrucker wrote that the educational institutions most Photo: CourtesY Challenger sChools L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Education Right School, Right Degree, Right Now! Earn your degree in Healthcare Technology, Graphic Arts, Business & Accounting also available Spread across eight campuses throughout the State, the Utah College of Applied Technology is unique among Utah's colleges: its sole mission is to provide job training tailored specifically for business and industry workforce needs. Small training classes are the norm with lots of hands-on experience and individualized instruction. UCAT currently offers three Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degrees with more under development, and hundreds of options for short-term and long-term certificate training, within a college environment. For businesses, UCAT offers "Custom Fit," designed to provide training services, funding, and support for Utah businesses. www.ucats.org Snow College a transfer institution in rural Ephraim prides itself on offering the State's best reputation for having credits accepted at fouryear schools. Snow's academic focus is on liberal arts and sciences, and professional/technical education and its trophy case for both athletics and music is prodigious, especially considering the student body numbers just 3,400. www.snow.edu College of Eastern Utah in Price offers more than 400 courses in 60 areas of study. GivenitslocationintheheartofUtah's dinosaur country CEU has special emphasis in archeology, paleontology and geology. The college offers certificates, associates degrees, and transferable credits to four-year schools. www.ceu.edu LDS Business College in Salt Lake City's central business district offers associates degrees, � Financial Aid Available for Qualified Students � Associate's, Bachelor's & Master's Degrees � Employment Assistance for Graduates � Preparation for Certifications and Licenses** � Accredited Member ACCSC � Programs Approved for Veterans New Laptop Computer! Use it in college and keep it when you graduate. Certain restrictions apply. Call for details. 800-959-1524 www.stevenshenager.info CALL Salt Lake City/Murray Branch Ogden Main � Provo/Orem Branch � Logan Branch � Boise Branch utah has some of the best colleges, junior colleges and technical schools. offering credit and non-credit courses and workshops, making it the largest institution of higher education in Utah. SLCC is a vibrant, progressive college offering programs in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Programs available range from Business, Trades and Technology, Service Occupations, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Physical and Biological Sciences. Many programs can transfer to four-year universities. SLCC has been named one of the top 100, two-year colleges in various fields of study. www.slcc.edu 46 NoSubstitute_LifeInTheValley_Feb09:LifeInTheValley 2/18/2009 2:59 PM Page 1 There is no substitute for a confident, informed, motivated young mind. Our students gain the skills and confidence to achieve their dreams. Visit a classroom today. An independent private school offering preschool through eighth grade ChallengerSchool.com � 2009, Barbara B. Baker K N OW L E D G E . CO N F I D E N C E . J OY. A quality education for your child Waterford School Preschool through Class XII College Preparatory/Liberal Arts Fine Arts: Music, Art, Theater, Dance, Photo Integrated use of Computer Technology Sports and Extracurricular Activities Accepting Applications for 2010-2011 Enrollment Accepting Applications for 2007-2008 Enrollment Preschool and Kindergarten to Class XII Preschool and Kindergarten to Class XII 572-1780 1480 East 9400 South, Sandy, Utah www.waterfordschool.org L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Education the country, including Argosy University, Columbia College, Devry University, Everest College, ITT Technical Institute, StevensHenager College, University of Phoenix, and Webster University. Others are just available in Utah, such as Eagle Gate College and Neumont University (which offers only computer science degrees). Perhaps the most unique is Western Governors Photo: utah ValleY uniVersitY University, an accredited online university basedinSaltLakeCity.WGUutilizes technology to provide distance-delivered, competency-based degree programs in four areas: information technology, business, education and health. For more information about the state's institutions of higher education, contact the Utah System of Higher Education at 801.321.7100, or at www.utahsbr.edu. For information about the state's K-12 public schools, contact the State Office of Education at 801.538.7500. www.usoe.k12.ut.us transfer degrees and one-year certificate programs in accounting, business skills, information technology, interior design, medical careers, and utah's students have the 10th highest advanced Placement (aP) exam scores in the nation. office technology. There are numerous other full and parttime higher education institutions available in Salt Lake, some of which are familiar across F 48 university of southern nevada ounded in 1999, University of Southern Nevada is a private, non-profit institution of higher learningwithcampusesinHenderson,NevadaandSouthJordan,Utah.TheUSNSouthJordan campusiscomprisedoftheCollegeofDentalMedicine,offeringaDoctorofDentalMedicine (beginningFall2011);CollegeofPharmacy,offeringaDoctorofPharmacy;CollegeofNursing,offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. The Utah campus opened in 2006 with a DoctorofPharmacyprogram,with48studentsenrolledintheinauguralclass.Fiveyearslater,enrollment in the College of Pharmacy has grown by 113 percent to 102 enrolling students, and we have added two morecollegestoourUtahcampus,NursingandDentalMedicine.Theuniversityisregionallyaccredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 10920S.RiverfrontParkway,SouthJordan,UT84095�801.302.2600�www.usn.edu � C la s s Bl o gs � Face b o o k � Ema i l "Wonderful environment that respects and inspires my children." -Mom of Two Children f @ WWW Montessori Community School Toddlers - 8th Grade 2416 East 1700 South Salt Lake City, UT. 84108 www.montessoriSLC.com L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Employment & Economy huntsman Corporate headquarters The State is poised to start pulling away from the rest of the country. T he Great Recession is in Utah's And while unemployment in Utah remains mulishly higher than anyone at the Chamber of Commerce would want, it is still a full two points lower than the Federal rate and almost five points lower than California. Nonetheless there's plenty of good news for the State's Chambers of Commerce to tout. "Just like a good college football coach uses bowl victories and national TV exposure to recruit better players," said Lane Beattie, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, "we use these rankings to recruit businesses that economically strengthen our state." Over the last two years Utah has utilized exactly that recruitment strategy to attract new jobs to the State from Adobe, eBay, EA Games, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Oracle, and Twitter. rear view mirror and the State is poised to start pulling away from the rest of the country in terms of both economic and employment growth. At least that's what a number of publications, prognosticators, and analysts are saying. Forbes magazine, which predicted that Utah would lead the nation out of the recession, also put Utah atop its list of "The Best States for Business Careers." The rankings are based on economic data over the last five years, including data from the first part of the recession. Forbes specifically cited Utah's robust economy, which grew 3.5 percent over the last five years, its low corporate tax rate, its modest energy costs, and well-educated workforce. 50 Photo: Steve GReenwood Life We are Tradia. An International Trade Exchange, helping people trade for things they need and want, without spending money. Competition in business is fierce. To win, it's not enough to just be smart...you've got to be different. You've got to offer extravagant solutions to extreme challenges that leave competitors in the dust. 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The 1.5 million square foot facility will be built on Camp Williams, a National Guard military facility that straddles Salt Lake and Utah Counties. This comes on the heels of the massive City Creek Center, the $1.5 billion redevelopment of three-block area of downtown Salt Lake City and scheduled for completion in 2012. No wonder one mayor visiting Salt Lake remarked to his hosts; "You know the difference between Salt Lake City and my city? Your cranes move!" In 2010 three Utah counties landed on Money Magazine's rankings of the top-25 job generating localities; Cache County was ranked tenth best, Davis County eleventh best, and Utah County eighteenth best. 52 Four Utah cities... South Jordan and West Jordan, in the Salt Lake Valley, St. George in the southwest corner of the state and Orem in Utah County... landed on another list from Money Magazine, its "2010 Best Places to Live." In so doing, the State garnered 1/25th of all the 100 best places Money lists! Not bad for a State with a population of not quite 3 million people. A fifth Utah city, Provo, was recognized at the country's ninth most innovative city, in another glowing encomium from Forbes based on the strength of its numerous tech, science, and creative jobs. The 2009 Small Business Survival Index, from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council ranked Utah as the 14th most entrepreneurship-friendly environment. The index factors in business, employment, property, and personal taxes, public policy, crime rates, and about a dozen other elements. Given the recent research from the Kauffman Foundation that shows that new In 2010 three Utah counties landed on Money Magazine's rankings of the top-25 job generating localities. Photo: Steve GReenwood It's Time To...... 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Utah even found itself on a list that measures social connectedness, called the NetProspex Social Index. The index put Salt Lakers as the eighth-most socially connected city, just behind Austin, Boston and Seattle. The index takes a snapshot of employees with at least one social media profile, the average number of connections across the social networks, the number of followers, tweets, users and the like. Both investors and entrepreneurs have embraced the promise of Utah's future. "Folks like us are starting to take more interest in a state like Utah," says Michael Goguen, the managing partner at Sequoia Capital. "Because we're always interested in being shareholders in what will eventually be the most valuable companies, especially in technology wherever they germinate. We're noticing more and more interest in companies coming out of a place like Utah." Sequoia Capital, headquartered on the legendary Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley, was an original investor in a number of name brand City Creek Project is planned for a completion date of 2012 enterprises are the most dynamic job generators, Utah's high placement as an entrepreneurial Mecca is particularly positive indicator for continuing job growth in the State. Business Facilities magazine's annual Rankings Report graded Utah's quality of life as the nation's highest. But it also scored the state as second best in education climate, third best in business climate and seventh best in economic growth potential. The report "Pollina Corporate Realty" recently named Utah as the second most "ProBusiness State." "From a policy standpoint," writes Brent Pollina, the author of the study, "clearly Utah is making the statement that it has set up a very pro-business operating environment. Economic development efforts and incentives 54 The producTs you need. The service you deserve. 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C O M Life Employment & Economy And Utah is one of only eight states to maintain its AAA bonding rating during the recession. Credit Analyst Misty Newland of Standard and Poors, the rating agency, says the AAA rating "reflects our view of Utah's young, well-educated Photo: CoURteSY GRAnd AMeRiCA hotel workforce and diverse economy, with an unemployment rate that, although rising, remains lower than the national average." More to the point, says Newland, "our view of the state's continued good financial management, including proactive budget adjustments to maintain good financial reserves," a reference to the across-the-board budget cut the State implemented in the 2010 legislative session in order to meet the State's constitutionally-required balanced budget. Grand America hotel startups, including Google, YouTube, Cisco, Oracle and Apple. Mark Ritchie, vice president of operations at one dynamic Salt Lake City manufacturer in Utah has a high natural rate of growth baked into its future. the outdoor recreation space says his enthusiasm for Salt Lake and Utah comes, because in his words, "Utah works for Black Diamond." "Black Diamond feels wanted, respected and important," Ritchie says. "We believe we can and do make a difference in the community." Black Diamond manufactures and markets climbing and ski products. Structurally there's a long list of reasons why Utah's economy and employment are going better than the country as a whole and better than most of its neighboring states. A Young Population Because of its high birth rate Utah has a high natural rate of growth baked into its future. As a result, new homes and buildings will be required for several generations to come. The State's natural growth, that is births minus deaths, was 39,010 in 2009. The State's average age is eight years younger than the national average. And at 3.13 people per household, Utahns have the nation's largest households. Yet another report from Forbes recognized the Salt Lake Valley as the third-fastest growing region in the country. Fiscally Conservative Governance Utah's governance has long been fiscally conservative, socking away millions in the State's rainy day fund in anticipation of times like the recession. The Pew Center for Research has called Utah the country's "Best Managed State." 56 high Quality Universities Utah has two Carnegie Research 1 universities, the University of Utah in Salt Lake, and the State's only land grant institution, Utah State University in Logan. A third university, Life 57 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Employment & Economy City & County Building and library Square in downtown Salt lake City the privately-owned Brigham Young University (BYU), is the state's largest. routes, which represents a benefit both during work and afterhours. Says Black Diamond's Mark Ritchie we have "immediate access to fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities. Our product developers can be working on a piece of equipment in the morning and go test it in the mountains that afternoon." Utah has great cultural offerings as well, including a number of professional theater companies, in Ballet West one of the nation's best ballet companies, a terrific opera company and a highly-regarded symphony. And you can get a drink in Utah, too! Utah's once-onerous liquor laws have been changed and more liquor licenses have been granted. Like never before, there's more to Utah's lifestyle than high arts and first-class nearby outdoor recreation. high Quality of life Utah has great cultural offerings. Commutes in Utah are mercifully short and the State's transportation grid is excellent. With the addition of a number of commuter and light rail lines along the Wasatch Front as well as improvements to the I-15 corridor, commute times are likely to stay that way even as the population grows. But there's more to quality of life in Utah than how long it takes to get to work, like how long it takes to get to recreational areas. Even in the urban core of Salt Lake City, you're just a five minute walk from City Creek Canyon, a finger of wild country that extends from downtown into the surrounding foothills. Black Diamond's gear designers are just minutes from the ski slopes and from climbing 58 Photo: AdAM BARkeR, CoURteSY S.l. Convention & viSitoRS BUReAU Take your Life business to the next step Cyprus Credit Union providing valuable solutions to help your business succeed. 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Among western U.S. states, Utah ranks the lowest percentage of emergency department admissions for uninsured hospitalized patients. And because of the way medical advancements and computer software technology intersect in Utah, the State is a hotbed in the development of medical products and software enhancements such as medical procedure analysis and electronic insurance claims. may just what the doctor ordered, Utah's population enjoys the nation's thirdlongest life expectancy. Utah ranks as the second healthiest state in the nation by the United Health Foundation. The same study revealed that in 12 of the 22 measures of health, Utah ranks among the top ten, including the nation's lowest smoking rates. Likewise, Utah has the nation's lowest rate of deaths due to cancer. Companies that relocate to Utah report an increase in productivity due to work ethic and good health of the populace. In several speeches, President Obama praised Utah's home-grown IHC as a model of effectiveness and efficiency, saying: "We have long known that some places, like the Intermountain Healthcare in Utah ... offer(s) high-quality care at costs below average." 60 60 Life 61 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Health Care Utah has the Photo: steve Greenwood tenth lowest health care expenditures. intermountain medical center hospitals Utah has 22 freestanding surgical centers and 48 hospitals in 22 counties offering quality care. Utah hospitals report more than 1,945 outpatient visits and 373 inpatient days per 1,000 in population. The corresponding percentages nationwide are 2,050 and 644. Since 1994 Utah hospitals have participated in an ongoing national survey of patients' satisfaction with hospitals, called HCAHPS. On average patients in Utah rank their hospital visits here three percent points higher than the national average. Additionally, since 2004 Utah hospitals have annually delivered 50,000 or more births. Dating back to 1912, when the University of Utah first started training doctors, University Health Care is the Intermountain West's only academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, medical research, and teaching to provide pioneering medicine in a caring and personal setting. University Health Care offers care from more than 850 Board62 Certified physicians and technicians in more than 120 specialties at the main campus location and 10 Wasatch Front clinics. For more than 15 years, University Hospital has been ranked among US News & World Report's Best Hospitals. In addition, University Health Care's academic partners at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health comprise the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, internationally regarded for its teaching institutions and research in genetics, cancer, medical drugs, and numerous other areas of medicine. In 2010, all four academic divisions in the school; medicine, nursing, pharmacy and health have enjoyed top-20 prominence in US News & World Report's annual rankings of best graduate schools. In 2010, the `U's rural medicine was ranked 10th, its physician assistant program tied for fourth, the Pharm.D. tied for 16th and the nursing school's midwifery program tied for 8th. 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Read your contract carefully to determine which health care services are covered. If you have questions, call us at 1.800.377.4161. HMO 63 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Health Care Intermountain West. In 2011 the Institute will expand, doubling the size of inpatient, outpatient surgical and chemotherapy treatment areas as well as increasing laboratory space. Intermountain Healthcare is a locally owned system of non-profit hospitals and clinics with a nationwide reputation for Photo: steve Greenwood efficiency, quality and technological savvy. A Dartmouth Medical School study found that if the entire nation provided Medicare the way Intermountain Healthcare provides medical care in the Salt Lake City area, then Medicare spending could be reduced by a third while maintaining treatment quality. For 11 years in a row Modern Healthcare has ranked Intermountain Healthcare among the very best among the top 100 integrated healthcare systems in the country. For 11 of the last 11 years, Intermountain Healthcare has been named to the `100 Most Wired Hospitals' list by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. InformationWeek put Intermountain Healthcare on its list of the top-500 most innovative companies when employing information technology. Intermountain Healthcare operates 23 hospitals, 150+ clinics and physician offices, 24 urgent care facilities, a hospice program, and a fleet of aircraft including four LifeFlight helicopters and three fixed-wing aircraft flying from four hospital bases and two airports. Their hospitals include: Primary Children's Medical Center, Intermountain Medical Center, McKay Dee Hospital, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, and Dixie Regional Medical Center. huntsman cancer institute Since its dedication in 1999 the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah has rocketed to prominence as one of the premier cancer centers in America. HCI is one of University Health Care's Centers of Excellence Utah hospitals report more than 4.5 million outpatient visits annually. and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Intermountain West and part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. With three floors of laboratories, HCI researchers investigate the causes of cancer and new treatments with a particular focus on and expertise in the genetics of cancer. The first floor houses the Huntsman Cancer Learning Center, where patients, family members, and the general public go for the most current information about cancer care, prevention, and treatments � free of charge. HCI's Family Cancer Assessment Clinic advises people about their individual risk, genetic testing options, and personalized screening recommendations. Adjacent to the institute building is the 50-bed $100 million Huntsman Cancer Hospital � the only cancer-specialty hospital in the 64 Life Helping Doctors. Helping Utah. Helping You. ThE UnIvERSITy Of UTAh'S ARUP LABORATORIES PROvIdS... TESTIng SERvIcES � ARUP performs more than 2,000 complex medical tests which help physicians in Utah and across the nation diagnose and treat patients' conditions. � ARUP is a leader in research, development, and education, contributing to innovation, technology, and application in laboratory medicine. ARUP - helping to shape Utah's future by providing valuable medical services, improving patient care, and supporting the community and the University of Utah. BLOOd SERvIcES � ARUP is the sole provider of blood to patients at the University of Utah Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Primary Children's Hospital, and Shriners Hospital for Children. � We provide 25 percent of all blood transfused in Utah. cOmmUnITy SUPPORT � Employing more than 2,000 Utahns, ARUP is consistently recognized as one of Utah's best employers. � ARUP and the University's Department of Pathology provide unique opportunities in medical science research that attract experts to our state. � We educate physicians and other medical professionals who live and practice in the local community. ARUP LABORATORIES www.aruplab.com ARUP is an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology 65 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Health Care In 2008, Intermountain provided more than $131 million worth of charitable care during visits to 216,996 patients otherwise unable to pay. Intermountain Healthcare's flagship hospital is the state-of-the-art Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, dedicated in 2007. The campus includes five specialty hospitals... a 15-story tertiary inpatient critical care hospital and trauma center, a heart and lung center, a women's and newborn center, an outpatient hospital, and a cancer treatment hospital... as well as a medical office building. A team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses and technicians at the hospital is dedicated to infection control and treatment in the hospital, one of the bugaboos of modern medicine. Started as a ward of LDS Hospital in 1911, Intermountain Healthcare's Primary Children's Medical Center moved to its own facility in 1922. On the campus of the University of Utah since 1990, Primary has been recognized as one of the top 10 children's hospitals in the nation. Primary has 252 beds, dozens of pediatric specialties and subspecialties delivered by nearly 750 medical staff. Primary has expertise in heart, bone marrow, and liver transplants; pediatric and newborn intensive care; cardiovascular surgery; neurosurgery; hematology/oncology, and even conjoined-twin separation. It is the only American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 Trauma Center for Children in its fivestate service area (Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, and Montana). Critically-ill children ABOVE � Utah's first hospital, St. Mark's Hospital was founded in 1872 and was recently named among the top 5 percent of hospitals for overall clinical excellence according to HealthGrades. This is merely the latest in a long string of national and local recognitions, including being named among the top 5% of hospitals for joint replacement surgery, pulmonary care, critical care and overall clinical quality, and being among the top 15% of hospitals for pulmonary embolisms, and heart failure. St. Mark's Hospital is part of the MountainStar family of hospitals. In frontier days of 1875, the Sisters of the Holy Cross founded a noteworthy hospital in Salt Lake City. Administered by the sisters until 1994, and built on a legacy of dedication and care, the 200-bed Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, is one of the most trusted and respected medical facilities in Utah. Now owned by Iasis Healthcare, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is a first-class clinical facility. Opened by Intermountain Healthcare in 2002 and built at a cost of $190 million, McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden is a level II trauma center serving northern Utah and portions of Wyoming and Idaho. Its programs and services in heart, cancer treatment and newborn intensive care are nationally recognized. Other centers of excellence include emergency and trauma care, critical care, women and children's services, behavioral medicine, and a community health information center. Part of a network of 22 pediatric hospitals in North America, Shriners Hospital for Children Intermountain provides specialty Utah has the nation's lowest rate of deaths caused by cancer. from throughout the Intermountain region are airlifted to the hospital for treatment. 66 Photo: coUrtesy intermoUntAin heALthcAre Life Full Service Veterinary Hospital Preventative Health Care Surgery Physical Rehabilitation K-Laser Therapy Boarding Grooming Special and Premium Diets Pet Adoptions we have extended hours for appointments. we know you have a busy schedule and we want to make providing the best health care for your pet as easy as possible. we have appointments available monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. saturday and sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. we are also available 7 days a week for emergency or urgent care needs during those business hours. we have a very good relationship with the emergency hospital in our area for patients that need 24 hour monitoring. we also provide transportation for the patients in our care to and from the emergency hospital to ensure that they get the care they need. you and your pet's needs are our top priority. 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Since 1925, the Intermountain facility has cared for more than 25,000 patients from Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, and Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico. Regence Caring Foundation for Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah, has provided free health or dental benefits to more than 29,000 uninsured Utah and Idaho children since 1992. Serving Utah County and central and southern Utah, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center is a 330-bed full-service tertiary and acute care referral center. Another of 68 Intermountain Healthcare's hospitals, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center offers several programs of excellence including the Utah Valley heart center, the newborn ICU and cancer services. Other quality services include emergency and trauma services, critical care, women's and children's services, behavioral health, and the Utah Valley rehabilitation center. The hospital also offers a low-cost Family Guest House for family members more than 50 miles from home. Set on two campuses, the new Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George serves southern Utah, Nevada, and northern Arizona. The 420,000 square-foot hospital hosts 245 patient beds and an emergency department. The DRMC 400 East campus houses an acute rehabilitation center, a newborn intensive care unit, a fully-accredited cancer care unit, a NICU, wound clinic, diabetes clinic, and a hyperbaric medicine clinic. Neighborhood Health Centers Centerville Centerville Health Center 26 South Main Street, Centerville (801) 693-7900 1091 W. South Jordan Pkwy., #500, South Jordan (801) 213-9800 South Jordan South Jordan Health Center Stansbury Park Stansbury Health Center Midvale Greenwood Health Center 7495 South State Street, Midvale (801) 213-9400 220 Millpond Rd., #100, Stansbury Park (435) 843-3000 145 West University Parkway, Orem (801) 234-8600 Orem Parkway Health Center 1138 E. Wilmington Ave., Salt Lake City (801) 581-2000 Sugar House Sugar House Health Center West Valley City Westridge Health Center 1743 W. Redstone Center Dr., #115, Park City (435) 658-9200 Park City Redstone Health Center Salt Lake City Madsen Health Center 3730 West 4700 South, West Valley City (801) 213-9200 � Family Medicine � Internal Medicine � Women's Health � Pediatrics � OB/GYN � Pharmacy � Radiology � Laboratory Moran Eye Center 555 South Foothill Blvd., Salt Lake City (801) 581-8000 1525 West 2100 South, Salt Lake City (801) 213-9900 We accept most insurance plans. Se Habla Espa�ol Redwood Health Center � Optical � Optometry L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Health Care the only plan ranked. Among Medicaid plans, only Molina Healthcare of Utah was ranked with a score of 82.0. A division of Bethesda, Maryland-based Fortune 500 company Coventry Health Care, Altius Health Plans insures groups, individuals and families. SelectHealth is an integrated subsidiary of Intermountain Healthcare. The insurer has been Photo:coUrtesy intermoUntAin heALth cAre nationally recognized for providing its members with quality health care at an affordable cost, while maintaining the highest level of member services. CIGNA Group Insurance and Healthcare provides Utahns with a nationwide network of disability, life and accident products that focus on low cost and consistent delivery of the service basics. Cigna's healthcare products are offered to employees and association members through their employers, associations, and other affinity groups. Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah is a not-for-profit organization and the largest affiliation of health care plans in the Pacific Northwest/ Mountain region. Blue Cross Blue Shield has been providing nearly 3 million members with health, dental, vision, life insurance benefits, and administrative services in Utah since 1942. Since its inception in 1977, United Healthcare rocketed to become the nation's largest health company. A division of the Fortune 50 company, United Health Group, United Healthcare insures approximately 25 million individual consumers, contracts with more than 600,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals to offer its clients convenient access to services nationwide. Utah's urban areas especially offer an increasing number of express care clinics typically housed in retail stores and staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as urgent care clinics for adults and children, and occupational medicine clinics to serve the needs in businesses and neighborhoods. Utah ranks as the fifth healthiest state in the nation. commercial hmo's The Utah Department of Health Performance Report of 2009-10 ranks the state's commercial HMOs on a Federally-developed range of measures collectively called HEDIS as well as on customer satisfaction. In terms of commercial plans, SelectHealth ranked highest in the state with 81.6 and United Healthcare of Utah ranked second with a score of 79.0. Among Medicare plans, United Healthcare of Utah was 70 Life 71 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life RealEstate There are many styles of custom homes to choose from in Salt Lake I Single family construction increased by nearly 1,050 homes to 6,550 homes in the past year. f the real estate gods have been capricious and cruel to the national economy during the Great Recession, they've been less so to Utah's economy. Fundamentals suggest why: � Ittooksomedoingintheannuallegislative session in January and February 2010, but the Utah State 2011 budget is in balance and $209 million is still left in the Rainy Day Fund. � Utahshowedmodestpositiveyear-over-year jobgrowthinMay2010,thefirstgrowth since 2008. � AsofMay2010,thestateunemployment rate is 7.3 percent, nearly 2.5 percentage pointslowerthanthenationalrate. � In2010BusinessFacilitiesmagazineranked Utah as the nation's best state for Quality of Life.Themagazinegavethestatetop-10 rankingsinBusinessClimate,Education Climate,EconomicGrowthPotential, EmploymentLeaders,Transportation InfrastructureandBusinessTaxClimate. � AverageannualpayinUtahrose0.8percent in2009andisprojectedtogrowanother 1.5 percent in 2010. � RetailsalesinUtahareprojectedtoincrease 2.4 percent in 2010 after dropping in 2009. � Permitsfornewhomeconstructionis projectedtogrownearly50percentin2010 and nearly another 25 percent in 2011. � Year-over-yeartrafficatSaltLakeCity InternationalAirport,bothintermsofcargo and passengers, is up in the first half of 2010 over 2009. � TheforeclosurerateinUtahisjust3.4 percent,thenation's28thlowest. � TheState'spopulationgrowthrateis2.1 percent, the nation's second fastest. 72 72 PhoTo: CoURTESY RoSECREST Life Serving Northern Utah Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT Serving Southern Utah Coldwell Banker Commercial KGA 8 01. 947. 8300 6550 South Millrock Dr. Suite 200 Sal t Lak e Cit y, UT 8 4 1 2 1 www. c oldwellut ah .c o m 4 3 5 .6 8 8.8886 94 East Tabernacle 73 S t . Geor ge, UT 8 4 7 7 0 w w w. c bc kg a .co m L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life RealEstate Salt Lake City's growth has spread across the valley despite the slowdown of housing construction � TheState'snaturalgrowthleadstotheformationof18,000newhouseholdsannually. � TheState'smedianageis28.7years,the nation's youngest. Single family construction in Utah increased bynearly1,050homesto6,550homesfromMarch 2009toMarch2010,accordingtoHousingand UrbanDevelopment.AccordingtoNewReachInc., intheSaltLakeCityarea,existinghomesaleswere up40percentfromMarch2009toMarch2010 to 9,100 homes sold. The supply of unsold homes declined14%to12,100,evenwhiletheaverage sales price fell by nearly 8 percent to $255,300. TheFederalHousingFinanceAgency reportsthatwhilehousingpricesdeclined-7.9 percent in 2009, since first quarter 1991, housing pricesareup169percentinUtah.Onlythree otherstatesandtheDistrictofColumbia haveshowngreaterpriceappreciationoverthat time period. 74 NewhomeconstructionpermitsinUtahbegin to rebound July 2009 after 39 months of decline accordingtofiguresfromtheUtahConstruction Report,publishedbytheBureauofEconomic andBusinessResearch,DavidEcclesSchoolof Business,UniversityofUtah.Fortheentireyear of2009,newhomebuildingpermitsweredown only4.3percent,about300homes.Thecorrespondingnationalnumberwas-24.4percent. The recovery of Utah's home building industry is underway. PhoTo: IbI GUEvaRa, CoURTESY hUnT ELECTRIC PhoTo: CoURTESY IvoRY homES LifeDiscover Fa r m i n g t o n C r o s s i n g Garbett Homes has maintenance-free spaces for you to discover. The Heights on Quarry Bend Maintenance-Free Luxury townhomes located on 9400 South and 1000 East in Sandy. The floorplans include two-car garages and up to four bedrooms with main floor living. Now selling from the high $200's. Conveniently located just off Shepard Lane, east of the I-15 freeway in Farmington. Townhomes include two-car garages and up to three bedrooms with main floor living. Only 2 homes remain in the South Phase, priced in the low $200's. The North Phase is now pre-selling in the high $100's. C a l l To d a y : 8 0 1 - 4 5 1 - 5 9 9 0 C a l l To d a y : 8 0 1 - 4 9 5 - 4 6 5 5 Arbor Square at Highbury Located within the new Highbury Community right along 5600 West between 2400 South and 3100 South in West Valley City. Pre-selling from the high $100's. C a l l To d a y : 8 0 1 - 5 4 1 - 1 1 9 5 Spring Creek Crossing Luxury townhomes conveniently located just off Highway 89 and about 2400 South in Utah's beautiful Cache Valley. Now pre-selling from the mid $100's. C a l l To d a y : 4 3 5 - 7 1 3 - 4 6 6 3 76 Commercial Real Estate Services, Worldwide. Utah L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life RealEstate Salt Lake Valley PhoTo: CoURTESY KEnnECoTT Land - daYbREaK offers a variety of distinctive neighborhoods that boast walking-friendly centers. "The recovery of Utah's home building industryisunderway,"saysJimWood,the directorattheBureau."Thenumberofnew homes has increased for ten consecutive months andthe2010first-quarterdatashow110percent increaseinnewhomepermitsoverthesame quarterayearago.Lowmortgagerates,the depletionofunsoldinventory,andpent-up demandarehelpingtheindustry,butforeclosures,anuncertainjobmarket,anddeclining priceswillsapstrengthfromtherecovery." Here are the numbers of permitted construction activity in Utah in 2009: � Totalnewdwellingunitpermits�10,500. � Single-familyhomes�5,217permits. � Multi-familyhousingincludingapartments andcondominiums�4,951permits. Utah'smosturbancounties...Weberand DaviscountiesonthenorthendoftheWasatch FrontandSaltLakeandUtahcountiesonthe 78 south... comprise 76 percent of the Utah's populationandalongwithWashingtonCounty inthesouthwesterncorneroftheStateaccount forthebulkoftheState'sconstructionactivity. WritesKiplinger MagazineinJuly2010Best Citiesissue:"TheSaltLakevalleyoffersa variety of distinctive neighborhoods that boast walking-friendlycenters.Thesehip,diverse districtsprovideeasyaccesstolocallyowned retail shops, galleries, restaurants and coffee shops.Withthehelpofthecity'swide,bikefriendlystreets,theproximitytosuchamenities makesiteasytolivequitecomfortablyinthese neighborhoodswithoutmuchneedforacar. Theyprovideasmall-townfeelwithinstepsof theheartofthecity." Utahboastsnationallyrankedschools(public andprivate),attractiveshoppingdistricts,low crimerates,nationally-respectedhospitalsand clinics, and longer than average life spans. 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BEGIN YOUR TOUR OF DAYBREAK AT THE INFORMATION PAVILION 33 Model Homes (13 model homes open Sunday) 114th So & Bangerter HWY in South Jordan 801-446-9022 May 1 - Sept 30: Mon -Sat 11-7, Sun 12 -5 Oct 1- Apr 30: Mon -Sat 10-6, Sun 12 -5 79 DaybreakUtah.com A WEST BENCH COMMUNITY BY KENNECOTT LAND L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life RealEstate Ivory homes Ivory Homes builds communities and homes for every stage of life. I vory homes builds communitiesandhomesforeverystageoflife,fromtownhomes andmove-uphomes,tovacationandluxuryhomes.RecentlyIvoryHomescelebratedthe completionofits10,000thhomeinUtah.Ivorybuildswhereyouwanttoliveandyou maycurrentlychoosefrom50locationsalongtheWasatchFrontandSt.George. AboVe � PhoToS: CoURTESY IvoRY homES Design. Wearededicatedtobuildinglasting beauty and comfort in every home, and rely heavily on customerinputandmanyyearsofexperiencetoprovide superior home designs. Wehavewonnumerousawardsforbestofshow, people'schoice,interiordesignaswellasaccoladesfrom professionalsandfansalike.However,themostvalued awardisbeingthe#1choiceofUtahhomebuyers. Locations. Utahisourhome.Welovethatboth our roots and our future are here, and have come to understandthediversegeographythatmakesUtahso beautifulanduniqueandweknowthatthereis something here for everyone. Whilewehavemanylocationsthatspanthe mountains,hills,valleysandreddesertsofUtah,wetake extrameasurestoensureeachlocationhasthebestthat Utah has to offer. What's new at Ivory. Whilewevisitvisionary communities and builders all over the country to get the latest ideas in the industry, our best ideas actually come fromourcustomers.Bylisteningtoourcustomers,we improveourfeaturesandcomeupwithnewdesignsand floorplans.Wewanttobuildahomeforeverystageof life.Inadditiontooursinglefamilyhomes,wehave designedinnovativetownhomes,luxuryhomesand active adult communities. Club Ivory. Inthelate90'swebegantoseethe potential of our communities in a different light and wantedtoaddvalueforourhomebuyersinawaythat 80 nootherbuilderinUtahhad.Itstartedwitha communityclubhouse,thenweaddedwalkingtrails,a pool, tennis court and many other amenities that increased thesenseof"community"amongIvoryhomeowners.It became"ClubIvory."Ithasbeenatremendoussuccess and adds to the quality of our neighborhoods. Process. Ourhomebuyingprocessisdesignedtobe easy and enjoyable. It needs to be convenient enough thatourhomebuyerslookforwardtodoingitagain-- weareproudthatmanychoosetodoso. Oneofthebestwaystostarttheprocessistowalk through one of our beautifully decorated model homes wherethefeaturesandspaciouslivingareascanbe experienced.Wehavemoredecoratedmodelhomes throughoutUtahthananyotherhomebuilder,which makesselectinganddesigningahomeeasy. One-Stop-Shop. Webelievethatahouseisnota homeuntilourcustomersaddtheirpersonaltouch.Our CustomerDesignCenteriswheredreamsbecome reality.Homebuyerspersonalizetheirhomewithour teamofin-housedesignconsultants. Wealsounderstandtheimportanceofmakingthis wholeprocessmoreconvenientbyofferingfinanceand titleserviceson-siteatourCustomerDesignCenter. Quality. NotwoIvoryHomesareexactlythe same.However,thesamelastingqualitycanbefoundin all of our homes. From design to material, from craftsmanshiptowarranty,qualityisbuiltintoevery step of our process. Utah's Number One Homebuilder Consistently setting the highest standards in excellent locations, exceptional quality & innovative design Start Building a Better Home Today in One of Over 50 Beautiful Communities For a free copy of our Community Directory and Catalogue of Homes call toll free at 1-866-GO-IVORY or visit our state of the art website for easy access to all that Ivory Homes has to offer at www.ivoryhomes.com Find your find your home, style. If you're planning a move, plan a trip to the Home Gallery! will help you find the area of town, community, floorplan and design options that are right for you, in one Home Gallery part of your relocation agenda. At the Home Gallery by Richmond American, our New Home Specialists and Design Consultants convenient, pressure-free location. Don't make your move without talking to a local expert! Make a visit to the Take a virtual tour at DiscoverHomeGallery.com or call 866-400-4131. New single-family homes from the $200s to $600s. I-15 South. Take exit 291 and head east on 12300 South. Left on Factory Outlet Drive. Mon. � Fri., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 12 to 5 p.m. Prices, specifications and availability subject to change without notice. Actual homes may vary from photos. �2007 Richmond American Homes of Utah, Inc. L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . 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The3900SouthTRAXstationandI-15entrance arebothjustaquartermilefromWaverlyStation,which willinclude131townhomesand47condo iniumunits m with14,000square-feetofcommercialspacewhen completed.ThemajorityofWaverlyStationresidents arefirst-timehomebuyersbetween25-35yearsoldwho movedtoWaverlybasedonthegreaturban-lifestyle living, a changing area, and the convenience of both freewayaccessandTRAX. WaverlyStation'sthree-storytownhomesstartin thelow$200sandfeaturetwodistinctivefloorplans withtwoorthreebedroomsandbetween1,600and 1,800squarefeetoflivingspace.Eachhome'sexterior consistsofawell-landscapedpatioopeningontoa centralcourtyardandwalkwayinthefront,andatwocar, attached garage leading to a rear alley. Large 84 48 windowsallowforanabundanceofnaturallight,and brickandstuccoexteriorscreateanelegant,upscale look.Ironrailings,arborsoneachendofthecentral courtyard, and an assortment of trees and paths add to theambianceofthisurban-designedneighborhood. HamletHomes'upcomingmixed-usedevelop ent, m BirkhillatFireclay,willreflecttheelementsofurban livingwithinathoughtfullydesignedandconstructed mixed-useTOD.Occupyingapproximately30acresin MurrayCity'sFireclayRedevelopmentAuthority,the communitywillcontaininexcessof420residential unitsandapproximately200,000squarefeetof commercialspacethatwillcombineretailandofficeuses whenfullydeveloped. BothcommunitieswillofferUTOPIA CommunityMetroNet's"tripleplay"fiberoptic communications system featuring voice, Internet and videoservicedbyMSTAR. Increatingawonderfulbalanceforresidents, these attractively designed, urban neighborhoods help revitalizeformerlyblightedareasthroughenhanced streetscapes, a sense of community and advanced technologies. GET CONNECTED TO A WHOLE NEW WAY OF LIVING Waverly Station COURTYARD LIVING, CITY CONVENIENCE Townhomes from the low $200's Up to 1,877 total sq. ft. 3700 South West Temple, S. 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C O M Life RealEstate multi-family living developments are in demand Residentsenjoyworld-classmusic,dance,and theater; five major and minor league sports teams; and housing that runs from affordable cottagestoluxemansions.Withinoneday's driveare11nationalparksanduncounted year-roundoutdoorrecreationopportunities. thedownwardtrendandstabilizeattheselower levelsinthecomingyearwithsomepotential softening still possible in the coming several months.Itwilllikelytakeuntil2011forthe apartmentmarkettobegintoseenetincreases ineffectiverents." Rentsonthewestsidetendtobeslightly lowerthanontheeastsideandlargercomplexes average both higher rents and higher vacancy ratesthansmallercomplexes. For Salt Lake County rentals the averages are: Category Studio 1BR1Bath 2BR1Bath 2BR2Bath 3BR2Bath Overall Rent ($) $479 $639 $709 $895 $989 $739 Size (sf) 402 652 869 1000 1197 836 $/sf $1.19 $0.98 $0.82 $0.89 $0.83 $0.88 Vacancy 7.5% 7.0% 7.6% 9.4% 8.9% 8.6% Rental and occupancy rates are expected to see an end to the downward trend and stabilize. apartments "Newapartmentdevelopmenthasreached itspeakwithapproximately2,800unitsthat havebeencompleted,orhavebegunlease-upin the previous 12 months, and another 3,100 units either under construction or proposed for thecoming18-24months.Overall,withthe absorption of the already delivered apartment units, it appears that apartment operations should be able to handle the additional 3,100 unitsthatwillbecomingon-lineifpredictions forastabilizingeconomyarecorrect,"accordingtoEquimarkProperties,Inc.,intheir Greater Salt Lake Multi-Family Report 2010. The report also found that, "Rental and occupancyratesareexpectedtoseeanendto 88 The starting inventory of apartments in January2009was110,155units.ByDecember 1,557newunitshadcomeonlineforatotalof 111,712, an increase of nearly 1 percent. Despitetherecession,the1,557newunits representedthemostnewconstructioninmore PhoTo: IbI GUEvaRa, CoURTESY hUnT ELECTRIC Moving to Utah? Call Bill Wegener for Your Free Relocation Package! (800) 925-6002 www.housesinsaltlake.com I am a full time, full service Realtor with Re/Max Associates. I have over 20 years real estate experience in the Salt Lake area. I want to simplify your move to Utah! Don't Do It Yourself! To WHEN SE LLI NG OR BUYI NG A HOM E : ^ � Use someone who knows the market. � Get much more listing exposure. � Sidestep costly contract mistakes. � Have access to expert negotiators. � Lock up the best home price. � Prevent after-closing lawsuits. REALTORS � WILL DO THIS FOR YOU AND MUCH MORE ! 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Second quarter of 2010 office space has had steady growth. marketiskeen,reportsEquimark."Currently there are significantly more buyers in the marketthantherearesellers.Manywouldbe investorswhowerepricedoutofthe2004to 2007runinthemarketarehopingtogetinto themarketforamorereasonableinvestment... Withvalueslowerthantheyhavebeeninthe lastfewyears,buyersareanxioustojumpinto themarket.Thetwobigkinksinthe opportunitytobuyarefirst,thelackofproduct forsale,andsecond,banksareasfocusedasever onunderwritingpropertiesinaconservative manner.Withtheserestrictions,valueshave firmedupslightly.Bankswillfinanceproperties thatareunder rittencorrectly." w 90 90 PhoTo: dana Sohm, CoURTESY hUnT ELECTRIC Home Pick Up & Delivery Service 8 locations to help clean you up: Downtown Central Salt Lake City 223 East 300 South 801-328-8789 Downtown West Salt Lake City 218 West 300 South 801-363-6827 Avenues Area (Under Smith's) 402 East 6th Avenue 801-595-1076 Foothill Village Area 1340 South 2100 East 801-583-8680 Olympus Cove / Skyline / East Holladay Area 3965 S. Wasatch Blvd. 801-278-3451 Cottonwood Area 6335 S. Highland Dr. 801-278-8888 801-359-2222 It's Right! It's Ready! or... It's FREE! 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For2010MarketReportprojectsthatthe marketwillbegintostemthelosses."Asthe dustsettlesandthenationaleconomyshows signsofstabilizing,tenantswillbegintoaddress theirshortandlongtermneeds.Expectan increase in leasing activity in the first part of 2010withincreasedmomentuminthesecond halfoftheyear.Withtheabrupthalttoany speculativeconstructionwecouldseepositive net absorption in 2010 as demand increases andsupplydecreasesfrom2009levels." direct vacancy rates climb to 15.72 percent, up from12.95percentattheendof2008,"reports CommerceCRG.Muchcouldbeascribedto joblossesinSaltLakeCounty.Ofthe61,000 jobs lost in the state in Utah, in 2009, 45% wereinSaltlakeCounty.However,"therisein vacancy can be largely attributed to the December completionofthe222MainStreetdowntown officebuilding.Thisbuilding,whichispartially leased but not occupied, added 420,000 square feettotheCentralBusinessDistrictvacancyrate." In2009theSaltLakeofficespacemarket waspoor,ifnotaspoorasinmostother regionsofthecountry,accordingtoNAIUtah 2009 Year End Market Report. "The economic and financial turmoil over thelast2yearshasresultedinascarcityofcompaniesseekingtostartuporexpandbusiness," the report says. "This turmoil has created a 92 As the dust settles and the national economy shows signs of stabilizing, tenants will begin to address their short and long term needs. PhoTo: IbI GUEvaRa, CoURTESY hUnT ELECTRIC Full Service commercial real eState Specializing in... Life Real estate seRvices � � � � � � � � � Office Retail Industrial Investment Land AssetServices Non-ProfitAdvisoryServices ValuationAdvisoryServices StrategicServices "commeRce cRG is a regional real estate firm dedicated first and foremost to our clients. With the industry's premier professionals, and industry leading technology, our mission is to exceed our client's expectations through service excellence." local Knowledge, National Presence on-line at www.commercecrg.com Salt Lake City 801.322.2000 � Provo 801.377.2400 � Northern Utah 801.525.3000 Park City 435.615.6825 � St. George 435.673.7111 � Las Vegas 702.796.7900 � Asset Services 801.401.3100 93 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life RealEstate Industrial In 2009 deal velocity declined sharply even astotalavailablespacegrew2.8%.Butdirect � Priceswillreboundquicklywhen confidence returns. � Financinghasaveryimportantrole. � Long-termvalueswillrise. � Aweakening$UScouldcreatemanufacturing jobs in the US. � USexportsmightbeontherise. Investors are adjusting to the new rules of engagement in commercial real estate. vacancyincreasedto6.2%inSaltLakeCounty andleaseratesdeclined,accordingtoNAIUtah 2009 Year End Market Report. Notable construction projects in 2009 included: � ReckittBenckiser�534,000SF � O'ReillyAutoParts�200,000SF � Ebay�250,000SF � Yesco�110,000SF � CodaleElectric�210,000SF � Louis&Company�80,000SF Still,Utah's2.1%annualgrowthrate suggests that the state needs 3.5 million SF of available space for 2010, about 800,000 more thancurrentlyexists.ConsequentlyNAI forecastsgrowthinindustrialspace.Hereare some other projects for 2010 and beyond fromNAI: � Industrialleaserateswillstabilize. � Pent-updemandgrows. 94 Investment "In2009,thevolumeofinvestmenttransactionscontinuedtheirdecline,"saysCommerce CRG's2009 Year End Market Review. "The dropoffinactivity,aswellasfinancingchallengespushedvalueslower.However,thefreefall that began in the third quarter of 2007 seems to be finding a bottom. Investors are adjustingtothenewrulesofengagementin commercialrealestate,andweareonfundamentallysounderfootingthanayearago." For 2010 Commerce CRG forecasts: � "Althoughwedoanticipatefurtherleveling ofthemarket,Utah'seconomyismiles PhoTo: CoURTESY hUnT ELECTRIC TAH0217984A-102610 9/29/10 10:26 AM Page 1 WHY PAY RETAIL? FLOOR MODELS COLOR MIS-MATCHED CLOSE-OUTS SCRATCH & DENTS FREE DELIVERY With This Ad Ends 12/14/10 Some Restrictions, See Store For Details PRICES STARTING AT: TWIN ...................... E 6100 S S State St. MURRAY State St. 179/SET $ FULL ....................... 219/SET $ QUEEN ................... 249/SET $ KING ...................... 289/SET $ 6148 S. State St. Murray, UT 84107 801-266-4500 TAH0217984A CALIFORNIA KING SET for $ RSMATTRESS.COM 299 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life RealEstate someriskofoversupplyinthemulti-family marketduetonewconstructionthatis presentlyunderway." � "Thepanicthatfloodedthemarketin2008 and the first part of 2009 has passed. Confidencetakestimetobuild,andwewill seemoreoptimismthisyear.Withareturn tofundamentals,cashwillcontinuetobe PhoTo: dana Sohm, CoURTESY hUnT ELECTRIC king,aswillagoodbalancesheet,solid credit, and good lender relationships. Investorswhoarewellpreparedwillsee opportunitiesin2010." Retail Forretail2009wasayearwhentheboat "Afterstabilizingin2009,theRetail finallystoppedrocking. Soda Row village Center at daybreak ahead of just about every other state in the region, and our fundamentals are stronger. Asaresult,investorinterestfromoutsidethe stateshouldpickupin2010.Themost resilientprojectswillbeclassAproperties thathaveadjustedrentstothenewmarket rate structure and have reasonable occupancy levels....Overall,themarketdownturnis not caused by overbuilding, as has been the caseinpriormarketcycles,butmoresoby under-demand." � "Whiletheeconomyisdefinitelylooking up,wewillnotseeafullrecoveryuntiljob growthbecomespositive.Businessesarestill consolidatingandpostponinghiringnew employees.Asaresult,wewillseecontinued pressure on rent rolls, and thus values. This, combinedwithhigheryieldexpectations, willworkagainstappreciation.Thereis 96 Marketisexpectedtoremainsteadythrough 2010withonlynominal,incremental increases,"reportsNAI2009 Utah Year End Market Report."Consumers'psychesand behaviors have been altered, particularly among theyoungergenerations,andtheyarelikelyto save more and spend less for years, perhaps permanently.Asunemploymenthoversatlevels higherthanithasbeenindecadesandwages remainsubdued,consumerswillcontinueto seekoutvalue-addedproductsanddurable goods. The probable coming rise in inflation willexertincreasedpressureonretailersas consumers stretch their dollars further. That said,Utahisexpectedtooutperformthenation withrespecttoconsumerandbusinesstrends duetorelativelylowunemployment,strong growthratesandhealthyregionalbanks." The Retail Market is expected to remain steady through 2010. Life 97 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Religion Assemblies of God Valley Assembly of God 4700 South Bangerter 801.968.3715 Baha'i Baha'i Faith-Salt Lake City 801.582.2026 There are more than 60 established religious groups practicing in Utah. Baptist Salt Lake Baptist Association 12401 South 450 East, G-2 801.619.0574 Buddhist Salt Lake Buddhist Temple 211 West 100 South 801.363.4742 Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine 331 East South Temple 801.328.8941 Christian Science Second Church of Christ Scientist 1165 S. Foothill Drive 801.582.2995 Southside Church of Christ 5445 South 2700 West 801.964.8947 Community of Christ 2747 East Craig Drive (3640 South) 801.278.7464 Congregational First Congregational Church 2150 S. Foothill Drive 801.487.1357 Episcopal The Episcopal Diocese of Utah 80 South 300 East 801.322.4131 Evangelical Free 6515 S. Lion Lane (3110 East) 801.943.0091 Foursquare Gospel Salt Lake City Foursquare Church 1068 South Jefferson 801.364.3113 Cathedral of the Madeleine Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). But Mormons are only part of the story of religion in Utah. Catholic priests and explorers were the first Europeans in the State. They were preceded by generations of Native American tribes. Nowadays Utah is home to Jews and Muslims, Buddhists (including a prominent colony of Tibetan Buddhists), numerous Protestant denominations, Wiccans, Pagans and plenty of people who prefer to spend their `church' time out of doors or near the barbecue. All live in a model of religious diversity and interfaith cooperation. What follows is a small sampling of Salt Lake area faiths. 98 98 W .hat people always know about Utah is that there are a lot of Mormons there. It is, after all, the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Photo: Steve Greenwood L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Interdenominational Great Harvest Family Church 7682 S. Center Square 801.255.2901 Islamic Society of Salt Lake City 740 South 700 East 801.364.7822 Jehovah's Witnesses 1606 South 1000 West Salt Lake, City Creek, Liberty Park & Northwest 801.972.3325 Jewish Congregation Kol Ami 2425 East Heritage Way 801.484.1501 Lutheran Good Shepherd Lutheran 8575 South 700 East 801.255.8181 Lutheran ELCA Zion Lutheran Church ELCA 1070 Foothill Drive 801.582.2321 Methodist First United Methodist Church 203 South 200 East 801.328.8726 Mormon The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 50 East North Temple 801.240.1000 Nazarene First Church of the Nazarene 1760 S. Fremont Drive (2375 W.) 801.486.0522 Eastern Orthodox Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 279 South 300 West 801.328.9681 Pentecostal Faith Temple Church 1510 South Richards St. 801.486.5970 Photo: IntelleCtual reServe, InC. Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church 12 North "C" Street 801.363.3889 Quaker Salt Lake Monthly Meeting Religious Society of Friends 171 East 4800 South 801.281.3518 The Fellowship 615 East Sego Lily Drive 801.572.0211 Scientology Church of Scientology Mission of Salt Lake 353 East 400 South 801.532.8008 Seventh-day Adventist Central Seventh-day Adventist Church 460 South 800 East 801.355.9682 Unitarian First Unitarian Church 569 South 1300 East 801.582.8687 United Church of Christ Holladay United Church of Christ 2631 E. Murray-Holladay Road 801.277.2631 Unity Unity of Salt Lake (Silvercrest Reception Center) 1350 Copper Creek Road (1350 East 9150 South) 801.281.2400 99 Salt lake ldS temple Salt Lake City is the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Restaurants restaurants in the State are highly-rated by Zagat's. Cedars of Lebanon, authentic Lebanese and Moroccan cuisine at its finest L ong before the rest of the u.s. food, Salt Lake residents knew the despair, you can get an adult beverage in named the Blue Boar Inn in Midway as the `Best Restaurant in the World for Wine Lovers.' Dozens of restaurants in the State are highly-rated by Zagat's and the AAA for their memorable meals, inviting atmosphere, and service. And because the State has hosted so many international events from the Olympics to conventions attracting tens of thousands, Utah caterers can serve anything from a down-home western barbeque to elegant multi-course repasts. had discovered the joys of Mediterranean Utah, too. In fact, Wine Spectator magazine difference between souvlaki and spanokopita, as well as when to eat a galaktoboureko. Great cuisine isn't Greek to Utahns. Neither is Thai or Finnish or even Tibetan or Burmese food. The range of fine dining available in Utah sizzles like a USDA Prime steak. Moreover, on the strength of its many fine vegetarian and vegan restaurants PETA named Salt Lake City the third most veganfriendly small city in the U.S. And don't restaurants Aloha Island Style Sushi 336 West 300 South, Suite 101 Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.322.3224 Bambara 202 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.363.5454 Bay Leaf Cafe 159 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.359-8490 Beerhive Pub 128 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1602 801.364.4268 Benihana of Tokyo, Inc. 165 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.322.2422 Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano 194 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.596.7222 100 100 Photo: Courtesy s.L. Convention & visitors Bureau Dozens of L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Restaurants Forage Restaurant 370 East 900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.708.7834 Garden & Roof Restaurant, The 15 East South Temple, 10th Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84150 801.539.1911 Garden Cafe at the Grand 555 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.258.6708 Ginza Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar 209 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.322.2224 Happy Sumo 153 S. Rio Grande Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.7866 Hard Rock Cafe 395 Trolley Square Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.532.7625 High Rock Steak House and Lounge 215 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.933.8008 Ichiban Sushi & Japanese Cuisine 336 South 400 East Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.532.7522 J & G Grill 2300 Deer Valley Drive Park City, UT 84060 435.940.5750 J. Wong's Asian Bistro 163 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.350.0888 Jason's Deli 184 East Winchester Street Murray, UT 84107 801.263.1000 Kimi's Mountain Side Bistro 12000 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Solitude, UT 84121 801.536.5787 Lamb's Grill Cafe, a Main street mainstay since 1919 Big City Soup, L.C. 235 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.333.7687 Blue Iguana 155 S. West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.533.8900 Charlie Chow's Dragon Grill 255 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.328.3663 Cinnegrill 344 South 300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.328.4900 Colosimo's Deli and Market 8745 South 700 East Sandy, UT 84070 801.565.1265 Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill The Gateway 169 South Rio Grande Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.8432 Cucina Toscana 307 W. Pierpont Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.328.3463 Dodo, The The Gateway 152 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.2473 Eva 317 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.359.8447 Salt Lake City is experiencing an explosion of excellent new restaurants. Braza Express 147 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.359.8009 Broadway Deli 111 East Broadway, Suite 160 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.578.1752 Bruges Waffles & Frites 336 West Broadway Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 801.363.4444 Buca di Beppo 935 East Fort Union Blvd. Midvale, UT 84047 801.561.9463 Buca di Beppo 202 West 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.575.6262 Cafe Trang 307 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.539.1638 Caffe Molise 55 West 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.364.8833 Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 20 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.355.3704 102 Photo: roB Bossi, Courtesy the Canyons� resort Five Alls Restaurant 1458 S. Foothill Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84108 801.582.1400 Photo: Courtesy s.L. Convention & visitors Bureau L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Restaurants Life La Caille 9565 Wasatch Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84092 801.942.1751 Lamb's Grill Cafe 169 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.364.7166 Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine 327 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.596.1778 Lion House Pantry Restaurant 63 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84150 801.363.5466 Little America Steakhouse 500 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.596.5708 Loco Lizard Cantina 6550 S. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84121 801.453.9400 Log Haven 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84109 801.272.8255 Lugano Restaurant 3364 South 2300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84109 801.412.9994 Market Street Broiler 260 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.583.8808 Market Street Grill 48 W. Market Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.322.4668 Market Street Oyster Bar 54 W. Market Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.531.6044 McGrath's Fish House 190 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.7890 Melting Pot 340 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.521.6358 Metropolitan Restaurant 173 West Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.364.3472 Mikado at Cottonwood 6572 S. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84121 801.947.9800 Mikado Japanese Restaurant 67 West 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.328.0929 Oasis Cafe 151 South 500 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.322.0404 Olive Garden-Downtown 77 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.537.6202 Salt Lake residents know fine dining. EXPERIENCE THE NEW STANDARD FOR STEAKS. "When it comes to steak in Salt Lake, Spencer's is in a league of its own." �City Weekly Only the best will do at Spencer's. That's why you'll find only USDA Prime Beef on our plates and Salt Lake's most prestigious dining awards on our walls. In fact, we're the only establishment in Utah where you'll find cuisine, service and atmosphere of this quality. So, for the top of the line in steaks and chops, there's nothing quite like Spencer's in Salt Lake. Or anywhere else for that matter. 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801-238-4748 reservations welcome � www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com � www.opentable.com L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Restaurants Outback Steakhouse 7770 South 1300 East Sandy, UT 84094 801.566.9394 Pago 878 South 900 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.532.0777 Romano's Macaroni Grill 110 W. Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.521.3133 Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 134 W. Pierpont Ave. Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.366.4000 Ruth's Diner 2100 Emigration Canyon Salt Lake City, UT 84108 801.582.5807 Salt Lake Pizza and Pasta 1063 East 2100 South Sugar House, UT 84106 801.484.1804 Salt Lake Roasting Company 320 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.363.7572 Sapa Sushi Bar and Asian Grill 722 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3822 801.363.7272 Sawadee Thai Restaurant 754 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.328.8424 Shogun Sushi 321 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.364.7142 Siegfried's Delicatessen 20 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.355.3891 Spaghetti Factory, The Old 189 Trolley Square Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.521.0424 Spencer's Steaks and Chops 255 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.238.4748 Squatters Pub Brewery 147 West Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.363.2739 Star Of India 55 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.363.7555 Su Casa Mexican 516 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.363.7771 Sweet Tomatoes 7455 South Union Park Avenue Sandy, UT 84047 801.352.9980 Takashi 18 West Market Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.519.9595 Texas Roadhouse 5418 South 1900 West Taylorsville, UT 84118 801.955.7514 Thaifoon 7 North 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.8424 Ticino Trattoria 7720 Royal Street Park City, UT 84060 435.645.9909 Tipica 314 West 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.328.0222 If you want an exquisite and unforgettable gourmet experience-- Salt Lake will satisfy you. Pagoda, The 26 E Street Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.355.8155 Paradise Bakery and Cafe 1010 East 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.485.6100 Paris Bistro & Zinc Bar, The 1500 South 1500 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.486.5585 Pei Wei Asian Diner 1028 East 2100 South, Suite 3 Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.907.2030 P.F. Chang's 174 West 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.539.0500 Pho Tay Ho 1810 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115 801.466.3650 Piastra on Gallivan Plaza 220 South State Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.961.8700 Pie Pizzeria, The 1320 East 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.582.5700 Porcupine Pub & Grill 3698 E. Fort Union Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84121 801.942.5555 Red Iguana 736 West North Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84116 801.322.1489 Red Rock Brewing Company, L.C. 254 South 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.521.7446 Rio Grande Cafe 270 S. Rio Grande Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.364.3302 Rodizio Grill 459 S. Trolley Square Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.220.0500 Above � Photo: roB Bossi, Courtesy the Canyons� resort 104 Photo: reBekah stevens, Courtesy the Canyons� resort L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M LifeInTheValley_2708132 8/13/07 9:35 AM Page 1 Restaurants Life IS YOUR IDEAL DINNER COMPANION RICH? SWEET? OR UNASHAMEDLY FULL-BODIED? SELECT FROM 100 WINES BY THE GLASS AND THE FINEST PRIME STEAK. FLEMING'S. WHERE EVENINGS OUT BECOME MEMORABLE TIMES. 20 South 400 West, Salt Lake City � Reservations 801-355-3704 � flemingssteakhouse.com Tony Caputo's Market & Deli 308 W. Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.531.8669 Trofi 255 S. West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.238.4877 Tsunami Restaurant & Sushi 2233 S. Highland Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.467.5545 Tuscany 2832 East 6200 South Holladay, UT 84121 801.277.9919 Vasuvio's Organic Gourmet Cafe 155 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.592.4490 Vienna Bistro 132 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.322.0334 Z'Tejas 191 Rio Grande Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.0450 Bars, Brew Pubs, & night Clubs Aj's Deseret Lounge 323 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 801.595.7003 Area 51 348 West 500 South Salt Lake City, UT 801.534.0819 Bar Deluxe 666 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 801.521.5255 Bayou, The 645 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 801.961.8400 Brewskies 244 25th Street Ogden, UT 801.394.1713 Club Manhattan 5 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 801.364.7651 Depot, The 13 North 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.2805 Fiddler's Elbow 1063 East 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.463.9393 Green Street 602 East 500 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.532.4200 Key's On Main 242 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 801.363.3638 Lumpy's 145 W. Pierpont Ave. Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.532.1250 Mynt Lounge 63 West 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.355.6968 Porcupine Pub & Grill 3698 E. Fort Union Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84121 801.942.5555 The range of fine dining available in Utah sizzles like a USDA Prime steak. 105 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Restaurants Culinary Crafts 1989 South 1100 East Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.355.6575 Diamond Creations The E Center 3200 Decker Lake Dr. West Valley City, UT 84119 801.988.8800 Elizabeth's Custom Catering, Inc. 919 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84104 801.359.7184 Good Day Baked Goods & Catering 564 East Third Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84103 801.532.7829 Have Party...Will Travel 5445 South Riley Lane Salt Lake City, UT 84107 801.269.8400 Heritage Gardens 2050 East Creek Road Sandy, UT 84093 801.944.4575 HoneyBaked Ham Company 1915 East Murray-Holladay Road Salt Lake City, UT 84117 801.272.5588 Joseph Smith Memorial Bldg. Catering 15 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.539.3130 The Lion House 63 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84150 801.363.5466 Mediterranean Market & Deli 3942 S. State Street South Salt Lake, UT 84107 801.266.2011 Meier's Catering 4730 Holladay Blvd. Holladay, UT 84117 801.278.4655 Rico Mexican Delicatessen & Catering 500 East 779 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.463.6390 Siegfried's Delicatessen 20 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.355.3891 Seventy Second Street Catering 940 East South Union Avenue Midvale, UT 84047 801.561.8845 Tony Caputo's Market & Deli 308 W. Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.531.8669 Utah Food Services 100 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.531.0226 You're The Boss 401 East 900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.575.8826 Photo: Courtesy GastronoMy, inC. Conference, Convention, & reception Centers 23rd Floor - Event Center, The 299 South Main, Suite 2300 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.961.4050 4th Floor Centennial Room The E Center 3200 Decker Lake Dr. West Valley City, UT 84119 801.988.8800 Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City 15 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.595.0000 McCune Mansion 200 North Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84103 801.355.9270 Millcreek Inn 5802 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84109 801.278.7927 Point Restaurant & Reception Center 2000 Circle of Hope Salt Lake City, UT 84112 801.585.0616 Red Butte Gardens & Arboretum 300 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108 801.581.7230 Rose Sachs Gardens Exit 131 Westbound Parley's Canyon 801.486.6619 Salt Palace Convention Center 100 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.534.4777 University of Utah Guest House & Conference Center 110 South Fort Douglas Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84113 801.587.2980 Utah State Fairpark Corporation 155 North 1000 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 801.538.8400 Market street Grill Port O'Call 78 West 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.521.0589 Red Rock Brewing Company, L.C. 254 South 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.521.7446 Sky Bar, The 161 West 600 South Salt Lake City, UT 801.530.1313 Squatters Pub Brewery 147 West Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.363.2739 Tavernacle, The 201 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 801.519.8900 Zanzibar 677 South 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 801.746.0590 If you have an event, Utah's caterers can serve anything. Caterers A Taste of the Wasatch, Inc. 4689 S. Holladay Blvd., Suite A Holladay, UT 84117 801.272.9830 Apple Spice Junction 2235 South 1300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84119 801.359.8821 Cuisine Unlimited, Inc. 4641 South Cherry Street Salt Lake City, UT 84123 801.268.2332 106 Located downtown on Main Street � right in the center of our hotel district! Full menu for lunch and dinner with appetizers and daily specials. Besides a wide variety of wines, liquors and spirits, there is a large selection of draft and bottled beers. Ju s t a s h o rt walk fro m all down town hot e l s It's an Irish pub, so belly up to the bar and order a beer or a traditional Irish coffee. A PRIVATE CLUB FOR MEMBERS 160 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 801-359-7271 Cheers! Step into Metropolitan, a welcoming haven dedicated to great food, drink and the art of living well. We believe good food, good friendships and laughter nourish the soul. Come in and celebrate life with us. life at Metropolitan. The Bar opens at 5:30 for $8 "Bar Bites", dinner and drinks. Ask about our nightly 3 for $30 menu. Valet your car on Fridays and Saturdays. We also validate for any lot in the city. Open Monday - Saturday at 6pm for dinner. Award of Excellence 2001 - 2007 Wine Spectator 173 West Broadway (300 South) Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 801.364.3472 � www.themetropolitan.com L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Olympic Legacy Photo: Dana Sohm, courteSy S.L. convention & viSitorS Bureau Downtown Salt Lake city, olympics 2002 F or a lucky few host cities, the Committee sanctioned events. Two national sports governing bodies... the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and the United States Speedskating Association... relocated to Utah and the 14 Olympic venues continue to be used for events, training and recreation. All that experience has yielded Olympic gold, silver and bronze in abundance. At the 2010 Vancouver Games no less than 51 U.S. athletes listed Utah as their place of birth, their hometown or their current residence. Together those Utah athletes won 22 of the 37 medals the Americans took home from Vancouver... nearly 60%! Moreover, Utah residents and visitors alike can enjoy Olympic legacy facilities � Utah Olympic Park, Soldier Hollow, Utah Olympic Oval, and the Olympic Cauldron Park which offer an array of activities for people of all ages, abilities and aspirations. Each venue has been transformed into a community facility, open year-round to the golden days of the Winter Olympics might come around twice. Which begs the question, after other Winter Olympics have come and gone, what is the true legacy of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games? Whether or not Utah mints Olympic gold again, one thing is sure, the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics paid off for Utah and the nation with 5 world-class built-for-thegames facilities, a worldwide appreciation for the many attractions of the state, and frequent appearances by American athletes on the medal platforms in subsequent Winter Olympics. The games themselves generated a profit of $85 million, enough to endow the Olympic Park and Oval in perpetuity. Bolstered by its Olympic experience and host of well-trained professionals and volunteers, since 2002 the state has hosted more than 50 World Cups or Championships, and 76 US Olympic Each Olympic venue has been transformed into a year-round community facility. 108 108 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M public for post-Games usage. There are introductory Olympic winter sports programs in basically all the Winter Olympic sports. utah olympic Park Utah Olympic Park near Park City, UT served as the 2002 Olympic venue for ski jumping, nordic combined, bobsled, skeleton and luge. Now, visitors are treated to self-guided and expert tours of the competition sites, including the world's highest altitude ski jumps and the super-fast sliding track. Games 10 Olympic and eight world records fell by the wayside, the most ever in skating events in one Olympics. Recreational learning programs are available for adults and children, including skating, speed skating, short rack, figure skating, hockey and curling. Other activities include Utah's largest indoor running track, indoor soccer and lacrosse leagues, and special group events. There is no more stunning reminder of the Salt Lake 2002 Games than the sight of the Olympic Cauldron. Soldier hollow Soldier Hollow in Wasatch Mountain State Park was the busiest venue during the 2002 Games, hosting 23 events in biathlon, cross-country skiing and nordic combined. The facility features a 31-kilometer trail system that includes beginner and intermediate terrain specially designed for families, "crossover" downhill skiers and first timers. It also offers snowshoe trails, a ski school and ski shop. In the summer, activities include the Olympic Biathlon Experience, mountain biking, horseback riding, and inline skating. olympic cauldron Park Olympic Games try to outdo each other with the design of the Olympic Cauldron and how they light it, but even given that competition, Salt Lake's Cauldron is a stunner. Thanks to the commitment of Salt Lake City residents to the Olympic ideals, Salt Lake's Cauldron rests, intact, just a few feet from where it burned as a beacon to athletes and spectators in February 2002. Every year, on the anniversary of the Salt Lake 2002 Games, the IOC has given permission for the Cauldron to burn for 17 nights, casting its spell and inspiring all who see it once again. 109 utah's olympic oval The Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns is recognized as the premier speed skating facility in the world, but only for skaters that care about world records. During the the 2002 AbOvE � olympic cauldron and olympic Flags at riceeccles Stadium PhotoS (L-r): courteSy univerSity oF utah L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Resorts & Spas entrance of Snow Canyon State Park, this red rock resort has won mention in nine categories of the 2006 SpaFinder magazine Reader's Choice; hiking, affordability, best spas for men, weight loss, going solo, fitness program, cuisine, mind-body-spirit, and cooking classes. The granddaddy of all Utah fitness spas is the Green Valley Spa. Ranked the best midPhoTo: CoURTeSy Red MoUnTain SPa sized spa in America by Spa Finder Magazine, and one of the top three spas in the world by Travel & Leisure, Green Valley Spa boasts six pools, a wide range of fitness activities, a meditation room, and dozens of spa and treatment options. Rock climbing instruction in the nearby mountains is available throughout the week. For the tennis buff, there's the Vic Braden Tennis College and 19 tennis courts on the property. And hone your game at the spa's 4,000 square foot indoor golf center with golf video analysis. The spa's Coyote Inn features one- and two-bedroom suites. Fitness Ridge Resort and Spa is a boutique resort that specializes in helping patrons "jumpstart" their health and fitness goals. In addition, the resort offers spa and salon services. With its miles of Colorado River frontage, temperate climate, and almost Martian landscape, Residences at Red Mountain Spa The Resorts of Utah Utah boasts dozens of spectacular spas and resorts from alpine havens to redrock refuges. I f "geography is destiny" as the saying goes, no wonder Utah has such a rich and varied spray of award-winning spas and resorts. Inspired by the extraordinary diversity of Utah's geography, the State boasts dozens of spectacular spas and resorts, from tiny alpine havens that have hosted Olympic athletes, to reflective red-rock refuges that attract the rich and beautiful. Boasting easy access to Zion's, Bryce and the Grand Canyon national parks sits the booming city of St. George, consistently one of the nation's fastest growing areas. St. George, five hours south of Salt Lake City, hosts three superb resorts each in nearby Ivins. One is Red Mountain Spa. Recently remodeled to make best advantage of its location among the huge cliffs and red rock formations at the 110 PhoTo: CoURTeSy Red MoUnTain SPa about two hours by car north of Las Vegas and Life 111 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Resorts & Spas Midway, just 15 minutes from Park City. There's a spa that offers massage, herbal, bodywrap, and facials, and facilities that include aromatherapy, Finnish sauna, steam, and a solarium. In addition, there's a par-3, nine hole PhoTo: CoURTeSy GRand aMeRiCa hoTel executive golf course, golf simulators and clinics, year-round swimming pools, whirlpool spas, geothermal springs, and both indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Almost across the street from Zermatt is the classic Homestead Resort. Sited on an expansive 200 acres, The Homestead has a golf course, yearround diving in a unique hot springs cavern, horseback riding, snowmobiling, volleyball, tennis, plus 142 rooms and convention and meeting space. For the catch and release fly fisherman or trophy elk hunter the 2,600 acre L.C. Ranch, in Altamont, offers an "anti-spa" destination with its 28 trout ponds and easy access to more than 500 lakes in the High Uintah Wilderness Area. Oh, the L.C. Ranch still has its amenities, including catered meals and a honeymoon cabin complete with heart-shaped Jacuzzi. Daniel's Summit Lodge, also in the Uintahs, is a resort spa ready not only for you, but for the whole family. The lodge offers horseback riding, Jeep and ATV rentals, and hiking in the summer and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling in the winter. There's a pool, a day spa, a gameroom, a general store, and a restaurant. Grand america hotel's indoor pool helps guests to unwind Moab is perhaps the world's most famous location for smart mountain bikers. It's also the gateway to both Arches and Canyonlands national parks and host to two notable resorts. One is the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge, located 100 feet above a bend of the Colorado Utah has a rich and varied spray of awardwinning spas and resorts. River. The resort includes the Castle Creek Winery and a movie museum that has memorabilia from the many movies shot in the area. The resort's facilities include a pool, exercise room, and spa. Sorrel River Ranch Resort is a fourdiamond hotel and spa resort located on the banks of a spectacular, isolated stretch of the Colorado River near Moab. Named a 2005 World Traveler Award Winner as the best resort in the Rockies, Sorrel River Ranch boasts a gourmet restaurant and a new health spa. In northern Utah, closest to the State's main population base, all of the resorts and spas are located in Utah's spectacular Wasatch Range and in the Uintah's. The baby of northern Utah resorts and spas is Zermatt Resort in the Swiss-settled burg of 112 Ski Resorts With the coming of mild mountain weather and wrapped in velvet green, Utah's most famous resorts are magnificent in the summer. But they Life 113 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Resorts & Spas The Cliff Spa at the Snowbird Ski/Summer Resort up little Cottonwood Canyon seem to be in their most natural state when veiled in snow. Among the world's most revered ski areas, the state has an abundance of facilities for skiers of every ability and taste. Utah's ski resorts are always consistently ranked high among above sea level, and 10 chairlifts serving 2,500 skiable acres. Snowboarders are served by the exciting Terrain Park and a Superpipe. And access to Mineral Basin has never been easier than now thanks to newly-built 600-foot-long tunnel, the first in North America. Steep and deep describes Alta, about two miles up the canyon from Snowbird. Alta is the nation's second oldest ski resort and maybe the most traditional. It, too, averages about 500 inches of Utah's legendary powder. There are more 116 runs and 2,200 skiable acres. Alta works hard to give its skiers a high-quality, highvalue experience. So it limits the number of skiers and doesn't allow snowboarders at all. In the neighboring Big Cottonwood Canyon, also in the Salt Lake Valley's southeast side, sit two more ski resorts beloved by locals and the ski press, Brighton and Solitude. Brighton, has 1,050 skiable acres and a terrain park served by The state has an abundance of facilities for skiers of every ability and taste. the resorts of North America. In fact, seven of Utah's ski resorts are counted among Ski Magazine's top 30 in 2006. And Snowbird and Alta have been named the No. 1 or No. 2 ski resort in the United States by SKIING Magazine every year since the State hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. At the top of the State's only glaciallycarved canyon in the south-east part of the Salt Lake Valley, lie Snowbird and Alta. The `Bird's terrain is loved by intermediate and advanced skiers the world over, thanks in no small measure to the fact that it receives on average upwards of 500 inches of snow a year. Snowbird has a 125-person aerial tram that whisks you up Hidden Peak at 11,000 feet 114 PhoTo: CoURTeSy SnowbiRd Ski & SUMMeR ReSoRT Over a Thousand Resorts Life to Choose From We have access to properties in many exquisite time share networks. This means you can expect a better selection, better dates, better accommodations, better pricing and a better experience. Florida California Mexico Hawaii Nevada Arizona RSVP Today Ken Barson 801-278-4977 115 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Resorts & Spas escala lodges at The Canyons seven lifts. It also the most night skiing in Utah with 22 runs on more than 200 lighted acres. Solitude has eight lifts serving 1,200 skiable acres and more than 2,000 feet of vertical drop from lodge to mountain summit. Solitude also offers the most slopeside ski-in ski-out lodging in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Park City, up Parley's Canyon on Interstate 80 from Salt Lake City, boasts three world-class ski destinations. Park City Mountain Resort was the venue for the giant slalom as well as snowboard events at the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games. It averages 350 inches of snow a year, and has 3,300 acres of skiable terrain and a 3,000 foot vertical drop. Deer Valley, justly famous for its luxuriant service and world-class cuisine, is often ranked among the top three North American ski resorts by the ski-industry press. Deer Valley, the venue for the slalom, mogul, and aerial events at the 2002 Games has 1,700 skier-only acres and more than 90 runs. 116 With 3,700 skiable acres stretching over seven mountains, The Canyons is Utah's second-largest ski resort and one of the largest in the country by acreage. To cover that expanse, The Canyons has 17 lifts and 152 runs. They didn't have to trick out Snowbasin, for the 2002 Olympics; nearly 80 percent of the resort is considered intermediate or advanced. Located above the Ogden Valley, a little more than an hour from Salt Lake City, Snowbasin hosted the 2002 Olympic downhill and super G events. It has 3,200 skiable acres which are blanketed on average by 400 inches of Utah's powder a year. Sundance, one of Utah's most famous of resorts remains assuredly intimate and luxurious. Located about 70 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport it sits on the eastern flanks of 12,000-foot Mt. Timpanogos. Spread over 5,000 acres Sundance is truly a year-round resort, with skiing in the winter and spectacular hiking and horseback riding in the summer. Utah's famous resorts are magnificent. PhoTo: ian PRovo, CoURTeSy The CanyonS� ReSoRT Sleep/Show Packages Available (Includes one night stay in standard room and 2 tickets to a weekday show) Packages Start at $138 August 26 - October 16, 2010 Tues, Thurs, and Sat June 8 - August 14, 2010 Tues, Thurs, and Sat June 7 - October 15, 2010 Mon, Wed, and Fri www.marriott.com/sgucy 185 South 1470 East � St. George, Utah 84790 117 435-986-0555 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Sports & Recreation A skier enjoys one of Utah's many back country slopes Skiers can enjoy Nordic, alpine, and jumps all within an hour of touching down at Salt Lake International Airport. I n a place where the great outdoors is with the NBA's Utah Jazz, 2009 MLS Cup Champions Salt Lake Real, the most beautifully set triple-A baseball park around, the nation's newest glammed-out motorsports track, and top ten college football and basketball programs. Draw the radius out to 150 miles and you include some of the nation's best whitewater rafting and the country's only private fossil quarry. Take it out 250 miles and you're within range of seven national parks, and more than a dozen dinosaur museums, monuments, quarries or attractions. In summer or winter, spring or fall, the Salt Lake area offers myriad adventures to those ready to be entertained, challenged, and even astonished. Salt Lake is a premier lifestyle mind trip from hiking to sailboarding in the summer to skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. There is something to satisfy every one of the Beehive State's 18 not much further than your front door, Utah is a sports and recreation Mecca. Don't believe it? Then lay out a map of Utah on the kitchen table and borrow a compass like the kind you used in high school geometry. Set the pivot point at Salt Lake City and draw a circle, big or small it doesn't matter. If the radius is perhaps 50 miles, then within that circle will be the Great Salt Lake along with dozen mountain lakes ready for water skiing, a blue ribbon trout fishery, 10 renowned ski resorts, more 10,000 foot peaks than you could climb in a year, National Forests and Designated Wilderness Areas, herds of rare mountain goats and other wildlife, one the North America's most important and diverse estuaries, unhaunted ghost towns, along 118 118 Photo: AdAm BArker, coUrtesy s.l. convention & visitors BUreAU L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M million-plus yearly visitors, most of whom start in the capital city (visit www.travel.utah.gov for comprehensive and up-to-date information). Winter sports The "Greatest Snow on Earth" attracts visitors from November through April to Utah's highranking resorts. Salt Lake boasts seven ski resorts within 35 miles of the airport and four crosscountry courses. Another six resorts and five courses are spread around the state. Skiers can enjoy Nordic, alpine, and jumps � all within an hour of touching down at Salt Lake International Airport. Little wonder that reader surveys conducted by national magazines consistently rank the state's ski areas among the best anywhere. The "Greatest Snow on Earth" motto on Utah license plates is confirmed by everyone who takes to the slopes. Even in a down year overall for skiing, the Utah Ski Association (www.skiutah.com) notes the 2009-10 season had 2% more skiers than the year prior. The last five ski seasons have had the most skier days in State history. Utah is now the third most skied state. And why not? Whatever your style or ability, Utah skiing has it all � from cultivated resort slopes to extreme helicopter or snowcat skiing in the backcountry, to au natural resorts that neither make snow nor groom it. After a day on the slopes, skiers and riders relax at apr�s ski lodges, restaurants, clubs, or in one of the many local microbreweries. The state is even home to the only ski-in, ski-out distillery in the world! Photo: coUrtesy PArk city chAmBer & visitors BUreAU Utah is a sports and recreation Mecca. U Ski Resorts Deer Valley Resort www.deervalley.com 800.424.3337 Nordic Valley 801.745.3511 Park City Mountain Resort www.parkcitymountain.com 800.222.7275 Powder Mountain Ski Resort www.powdermountain.net 801.745.3772 Snowbasin (A Sun Valley Resort) www.snowbasin.com 801.620.1000 Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort www.snowbird.com 800.232.9542 Solitude Mountain Resort www.skisolitude.com 801.534.1400 Sundance www.sundanceresort.com 801.225.4107 Wolf Mountain Ski Resort www.wolfmountaineden.com 801.745.3511 In Southern Utah Brian Head Resort www.brianhead.com 435.677.2035 Nearby Teton Mountain Lodge Teton Village, Wyoming www. tetonlodge.com 307.734.7111 tah has 14 operating ski resorts, seven of which are less than an hour's drive from Salt Lake City. For more information on skiing in Utah, go to www.skiutah.com. In Northern Utah Alta Ski Area www.alta.com 801.359.1078 Beaver Mountain Ski Resort www.skithebeav.com 435.753.0921 Brighton Ski Resort www.brightonresort.com 800.873.5512 The Canyons www.thecanyons.com 435.649.5400 119 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Sports & Recreation cross-country skiers, including Soldier Hollow, site of the cross-country events in the 2002 Winter Games. Snowshoeing is attracting new winter back-country fans as well. Snowmobiling remains a traditional winter activity in Utah, where more than 800 miles of groomed snowmobile trails can be found. All of the athletic facilities constructed for Photo: coUrtesy UtAh olymPic PArk the 2002 Winter Games remain in place and are open to the public including uncommon winter sports like ski jumping and bobsleigh/luge at the Utah Olympic Park. In addition, ice-skating is open to the public at two Olympic facilities � The Oquirrh Park Oval in Kearns, rightly dubbed "the fastest ice on Earth," since 18 Olympic and world records have been broken there, and The Ice Sheet in Ogden � as well as at other facilities. Both facilities offer periodic lessons in hockey, speed skating and curling to interested adults and kids. Most of the resorts also offer summer programs to compliment the winter fun! Utah olympic Park training Pool Utah resorts also offer a great deal of diverse terrain for snowboarders. As the sport grows, so does new terrain. Park City Mountain Resort is again a top-ten venue; ranked number 5 by Ski Magazine and number one by Transworld Snowboard Magazine. The Eagle Superpipe (with new 22-foot walls) again hosted the World Superpipe Championships; King's Crown Super Park, Jonesy's Park, and Payday Park round out the venue. The many improvements have one the praise of Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White. "The parks are the best in North America and the new Superpipe is huge," he says. Snowbird's Superpipe � 375 feet long, 50 feet wide, with 18-foot walls � compliments their expanded terrain parks. There are also terrain parks and pipes at Brighton, the Canyons, and Powder Mountain. For those who prefer their winter activities with fewer crowds and more solitude, Utah offers hundreds of miles of groomed trails for 120 The 2002 Winter Games facilities remain in place and are open to the public. spring, summer & Fall sports Even after the snow has melted, Salt Lake continues to be an outdoor haven. Utah offers an extensive menu of recreational opportunities to enjoy. Prominent Tour De France rider Dale Zabriskie, a Utah native, trains for the tour in the mountains in and around Salt Lake City. Bicycling is easy in Utah because rides present themselves in almost any direction. Scenic rides in the alpine terrain along the Wasatch Front are as popular as rides in the red rock country of Utah's Dixie � just a few hours from Salt Lake City. BOBSLED RIDES Year-round rides go up to 70 mph on the state of the art Olympic track. XTREME & ULTRA ZIPLINES 2002 OLYMPIC WINTER & ALF ENGEN SKI MUSEUMS Relive the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and take a year-round, interactive journey through the region's rich history of skiing. Experience the world's steepest zipline and the sensation of ski jumping year-round. ALPINE SLIDE Summer visitors can see what it feels like to be a luge or skeleton athlete! ATH LE T I C TR A I N I N G Watch as the country's top athletes come here to train for upcoming world competition. THE FLYING ACE ALL-STARS SATURDAY FREESTYLE SHOWS See past and present Olympians along with national team members performing acrobatic feats. The 25 minute show is every Saturday at noon during the summer months. 435-658-4200 www.olyparks.com Located in Park City, Utah O UTgArHurOeLY2 WinteI CympA R K n i R in o to th 200 M P r Ol P a T e t w tc E N T RgAoNaChEthletes train he Museums or Watc ic & Alf EngIeSSkFMusEuEs! e m No char No Charge to Tour t h Athletes Train L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Sports & Recreation To fully experience Utah in its most natural state you probably have to hoof it, and the State's countless hiking and backpacking treks allow nature lovers to fully experience the diverse landscape. Easy day hikes to clear mountain lakes and alpine meadows are within a 30-minute drive of Salt Lake in the nearby Wasatch Mountains. For those wanting true seclusion and a hard-core walkabout, the High Uintahs Wilderness Area is just a couple of hours drive from downtown and offers a plethora of intricate hikes into pristine wilderness areas, including King's Peak, the highest point in Utah at 13,529 feet. But don't forget a jacket, because even in August storms can bring snow at high altitudes. For golfers Utah is a little slice of heaven. "Almost all the population of Utah has a choice of 25 golf course within a half-hour drive of their home," says Joe Watts, executive director of the 30,000-member Utah Golf Association. And many of them are reasonably-priced government-owned courses. According to the National Golf Foundation Utah has more government-owned courses per capita than any other state. The result is that greens fees average perhaps half the cost of comparable courses in neighboring Nevada or Arizona. In the Salt Lake Valley alone there are over 40 golf courses with another 30 less an hour from downtown. Course designs range from linksstyle courses that would be at home in Scotland, to parkland courses now in their second century, to lake-side courses with picture-postcard views of snow-capped For golfers, Utah is a little slice of heaven. salt lake Area Golf courses Public Golf courses Bonneville 801.583.9513 Central Valley 801.973.6271 Eaglewood 801.299.0088 Fore Lakes 801.266.8621 ForrestDale (9h) 801.483.5420 Glendale 801.974.2403 Glenmoore 801.280.1742 Lakeside 801.295.1019 Meadow Brook 801.266.0971 Mick Riley (9h) 801.266.8185 Mountain View 801.255.9211 Mtn. Dell Canyon 801.582.3812 Murray Parkway 801.262.4653 Nibley Park (9h) 801.483.5418 Old Mill 801.424.1302 Riverbend 801.253.3673 Rose Park 801.596.5030 South Mountain 801.495.0500 StoneBridge 801.957.9000 TalonsCove 801.407.3303 Thanksgiving Point 801.768.7401 The Ranches at Eagle Mountain 801.789.8100 University 801.581.6511 WestRidge 801.966.4653 Wingpointe 801.575.2345 Private Golf courses Photo: coUrtesy red moUntAin sPA For more information on salt lake city Golf courses visit: www.slc-golf.com Hidden Valley Country Club 801.571.2951 Salt Lake Country Club 801.487.7569 Willow Creek Country Club 801.942.1621 122 BOATS � HOT TUBS � SWIMMING POOLS � BOATS � HOT TUBS � SWIMMING POOLS � BOATS � HOT TUBS � SWIMMING POO How will you spend your summer? (801) 225-9133 | www.heringermarine.com 944 North 1200 West | Orem, UT Heringer Marine L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Sports & Recreation largest salt lake in North America, Utah lakes offer diversity like none other. Water sports enthusiasts enjoy water skiing, sailboarding, wakeboarding, and river running. The southern part of the state is worldrenowned for its whitewater rafting on the Green, Colorado, and San Juan Rivers. The State is home to more than 630 species Photo: steve GreenWood of mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, and amphibians and most species are protected by state law. Given the proximity to the outdoors, wildlife watching is popular. For instance, every spring brings an influx of hundreds of bald eagles to the shorelines of the Wasatch Front, within range of millions. Wildlife spotters with keen eyes can spot mountain goats which follow the pasture up into the high cliffs in Little Cottonwood Canyon as the snow melts, just a stone's through from suburban Sandy, Utah. Many Utahns also cherish traditional hunting activities. Deer remain the most popular big game. Elk, antelope, pheasant, duck, goose, grouse, chukar partridge, wild turkey, are also popular game species. In summer or winter, spring or fall, the Salt Lake area offers a myriad of adventures. mountains, to sparkling desert courses. When it comes to golf, Utah has it all. The quality of Salt Lake's golf rivals the choicest public courses in the country and features country-club-like course conditions. For example, the Golf Club at Thanksgiving Point, a Johnny Miller signature designed course, ranked as one of the top 10 new courses in the country at its founding. For more information, Utah golf vacations, Tee Times, and "Stay & Play" golf packages, visit www. utahgolftrail.com or www.slc-golf.com. Utah's deserts rival the deserts anywhere for splendor and yet the State ranks sixth in the United States for the surface area of `boatable' water per capita. In fact Utah has more than hundreds more lakes and ponds that you'll long to linger near. But it's not the number of lakes, but the diversity. From houseboating on the one-of-a-kind Lake Powell to fishing emerald waters in alpine forests, to floating freely in the 124 Photo: coUrtesy red moUntAin sPA 100 bodies of water considered boatable and Utah State Parks Play. Discover. Explore. Journey through history, beauty, and geologic wonder within Utah's 42 state parks. Venture back in time, follow meandering trails and waterways, or accept the challenge of lush fairways. Play Plan your trip at www.stateparks.utah.gov or call 877-UTPARKS L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Sports & Recreation another push into the Western Conference Playoffs in 2009. Over the last two decades only a tiny handful of teams have played in more playoff games. Here's hoping for a repeat performance next season! For details, call 801.325.2500 or visit www.nba.com/jazz. Photo: AdAm BArker, coUrtesy s.l. convention & visitors BUreAU The 20,000-seat EnergySolutions Arena is also Salt Lake City's most versatile entertainment facility, and has hosted everything from Olympic events, to rodeos to concerts from the likes of U2, The Eagles, and Josh Groban. The Utah Grizzlies of the American Hockey League have had only three losing seasons in 13 years and enjoyed eight playoff appearances and two Turner Cup wins. The Grizzlies skate at the state-of-the-art Maverik Center in West Valley City, another 2002 Winter Olympics venue. Call 801.988.8017 or visit www.utahgrizzlies.com. The triple-A Salt Lake Bees, a Pacific Coast League powerhouse since 1915! play at Spring Mobile Ballpark, a 15,500-seat stadium that may feature the best mountain view in the minor leagues. The Bees have gone through energy solutions Arena, home of the Utah Jazz Applications for most special big game permits requiring a drawing are accepted each January. Applications to hunt bear are taken in February and for mountain lion and bobcat from October-November. Utah hosts a panoply of professional and collegiate sporting events year-round. Hunting is allowed in most public areas of the state, excluding national parks, monuments, and state parks. Call the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for specific regulations at 801.538.4700 or visit www.wildlife.utah.gov. spectator sports For a state with so many outdoor diversions, else. And yet Utah hosts panoply of professional and collegiate sporting events year-round. The Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, almost like clockwork made 126 Utah Jazz Point Guard, deron Williams Photo: coUrtesy nBAe it's amazing anyone finds time for anything Huddart Floral... a Salt Lake tradition since 1897. Fresh flower arrangements, European gardens, Tropical flowers, Orchid plants, Gourmet fruit baskets, Large South American roses, Blooming and green plants, Plush animals, Balloon bouquets, Chocolates, Greeting cards... and more! 50% off unarranged flowers Just because flowers Sympathy Expressions Birthdays Get Well Anniversaries Parties & Thank You's Weekly office and lobby designs Corporate Events Weddings Proms & Dances 801-531-7900 Satisfaction Guaranteed! 156 East 9th South Monday-Friday 8-6 Summer Saturday hours 8-3 Winter Saturday hours 8-5 Serving Salt Lake and South Davis counties. Family owned and operated for 3 generations. All credit cards accepted. � www.huddartfloral.com L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Sports & Recreation Utah, Utah State University, and Weber State University � play for die-hard fans and alumni almost year-round. Football and basketball are the most popular, and all the State's teams have sent players to the professional ranks. The University of Utah and BYU regularly play in bowl games and go deep into the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments. The Photo: steve GreenWood Big Five schools also field intercollegiate and/or intra-mural teams in baseball, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, volleyball, and numerous others that keep the fans cheering. In 2010 the University of Utah was invited to the Pac-10 Conference. spring mobile Ballpark, home of the salt lake Bees numerous iterations over the last 95 years but they've been competitive and sent players up to the `bigs' in almost every season. For tickets call 801.485.3800 or visit www.slbees.com. Real Salt Lake of the MLS (Major League Soccer) kicked off its inaugural season in April, 2005 and won its first MLS Cup Championship in a dramatic shootout in 2009 after qualifying for the playoffs during their last regular season game. Real was the eighth overall seed and the fifth place finisher, but rallied to defeat betterregarded teams. Real plays at the 20,000-seat, $145 million Rio Tinto stadium in Sandy. realsaltlake.com or calling 866.9Soccer. Even with the increasing number of professional sports offerings in the State, collegiate sports remain as popular as ever. The "Big Five" � Brigham Young University, Southern Utah University, the University of 128 Parks, monuments and history Utah has one of the highest percentages of federally-owned acreage in the lower 48 states and much of it is comprised of the seven national forests, seven national monuments, five national parks, two national recreation areas, and many national historic sites within the State's borders. Even with the increasing number of professional sport offerings in the State, collegiate sports remain popular. University of Utah football fans cheer on their team Photo: coUrtesy University oF UtAh Tickets are available by visiting www. Life 129 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Sports & Recreation � Zion National Park, with a quiet grandeur Photo: doUGlAs PUlsiPher, coUrtesy s.l. convention & visitors BUreAU carved over millennia by the Virgin River. The Golden Spike National Historic Site, celebrating the joining of the transcontinental railroad, is Utah's most famous patch of ground and is just two hours north of the Airport. This Is The Place Heritage Park on Salt Lake City's east side is the perfect place to step back in time and see how Utah's early settlers built a life in a forbidding climate. The 41 state parks from Bear Lake on the north to Kodachrome on the south, weave a fantastic trail of beauty and intrigue throughout the state, while state historic sites, county and city parks and recreation centers combine education, recreation, and entertainment for the individual or the entire family. Accommodations in and near the parks and visitor sites are abundant, but early reservations are recommended. Campers can choose from nearly 500 public and private campgrounds throughout the state for camping, hiking, backpacking, and sightseeing. More tourism information is available at the Utah Office of Tourism (800.200.1160 or www.travel.utah.gov). Broken Arch in Arches national Park Although widely different the National Parks each share four things in common. All of the parks are in the State's southern half and within an easy drive of Salt Lake City. Each is located in desert-like settings, and all are almost otherworldly in their beauty. Several have formations and geology unique in the world. Finally, water � precious in these parts � played a defining role in the formation of each of these national treasures. � Arches National Park, home to the largest concentration of natural stone arches in the world, including the iconic Delicate Arch. � Bryce Canyon National Park features thousands of delicately-carved spires rising in � Canyonlands National Park offers dizzying vertical views thousands of feet down to the Green and Colorado Rivers or up to red rock cliffs. � Capitol Reef National Park with splashes of color in an inviting wilderness of sandstone formations, canyons and cliffs. 130 All of the National Parks are in the State's southern half and within an easy drive of Salt Lake City. Photo: mArk mAziArz, coUrtesy P.c. chAmBer & visitors BUreAU brilliant vermillion and yellows. Crystal Inn WVC.pdf 3/5/2008 2:18:59 PM C M Y CM MY CY CMY K L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Transportation Light rail, commuter rail and bus service are part of a balanced transportation approach. trAX light rail is expanding its service throughout the valley Photo: Steve Greenwood I n the early 1900s Utahns had built series of extensions. A line to the Salt Lake International Airport is scheduled for completion in 2012. The Mid-Jordan line, which extends 10 miles from 6400 south to the master-planned community of Daybreak in South Jordan. All the track is laid and the line is more than 70% complete and is expected to be operational in 2011. The West Valley Line, which branches 5 miles from the 2100 South station to an intermodal station in West Valley City, should be completed by 2013. Still in the study phase is an extension of the TRAX line south from its current terminus in Sandy to Draper near the southeastern end of Salt Lake County. FrontRunner, a heavy rail commuter train that runs 44 miles from Pleasant View in Weber County to the Salt Lake City center, has been operational since April 2008. The extension of Frontrunner from Salt Lake south to such an expansive web of interurban railroads (read `light rail') that it was possible to ride from the southern half of Utah County all the way to Logan at the very northern end of the State, more than 150 miles, entirely on interurbans. The interurbans failed, but they did expose Utah's geography and its population patterns for what they are; crowded into a north-south corridor that is hemmed in by the Great Salt Lake on the west and the Wasatch Mountain Range on the east. In others word, the Wasatch Front is perfectly suited for mass transit. One hundred years later Utahns are rediscovering their mass transit heritage. The light rail system built in advance of the 2002 Olympics, called TRAX, has found a legion of regular riders. Its popularity has necessitated a 132 Just 10 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and less than an hour from exquisite mountain venues, Salt Lake City International Airport is your gateway to cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities. With over 800 daily flights, getting here isn't hard--deciding to leave might be. For details, visit our website at www.slcairport.com. L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Transportation Light rail, commuter rail and bus service are part of a balanced transportation approach to address problems associated with growth and traffic congestion along the Wasatch Front. International Airport Salt Lake City International Airport is Photo: Steve Greenwood within 2.5 hours from half of the nation's population, making the `Crossroads of the West' moniker especially appropriate when referring to air travel. The airport � situated just 10 minutes west of Salt Lake City's central business district � serves about 20 million passengers annually and ranks as the 22nd busiest airport in the nation and the 59th busiest in the world. The easy to access facility consists of two terminals, five concourses and approximately 80 gates. Wireless Internet service is available throughout the airport. The airport is served by eight airlines and their affiliates: American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United Airlines, and US Airways. Combined they offer 840 scheduled daily flights to 90 destinations nonstop including nonstop service to Paris and Tokyo. In 2009 Salt Lake City International was ranked first in the nation for on-time performance by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The airport has long enjoyed a top ten customer service ranking from JD Powers and Associates. Salt Lake City is Delta Air Lines' fourth largest hub and approximately 75 percent of the airport's traffic is through Delta. To meet burgeoning demand, future expansion plans call for demolishing the current Salt Lake City is delta Air Lines' fourth largest hub Provo is 50 percent complete and is expected to be operational by 2015. Long term plans call for FrontRunner to extend as far as Brigham City on the north to Payson on the south, a The Salt Lake International Airport is situated just 10 minutes west of Salt Lake City's central business district. total distance of 115 miles. Mass transit The private Utah Transit Authority (UTA) offers convenient public transportation along most of the Wasatch Front. With a 1,400 square mile service area spanning six counties, UTA provides public transit to more than 77 percent of Utah's population and most of the state's largest communities. Services provided by UTA include TRAX light rail in Salt Lake County, an inter-county fixed-route bus system, and Flextrans, the agency's paratransit operation that provides curb-to-curb transportation for riders with disabilities. UTA busses are by far the most convenient and ecological route to local ski areas during the winter months and UTA also offers a comprehensive Rideshare program featuring more than 450 vanpools. 134 134 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Transportation Life Photo: Steve Greenwood horseshoe and spokes design in favor of a central terminal with two parallel concourses, much like the airports in Denver and Dallas. The concourses would be connected by underground trains. The change, if approved, would allow planes to get into and out of gates faster. With approval construction could begin in 2011. The 14-mile Legacy Parkway, a relief valve for congested traffic in Davis and Salt Lake County, connects I-15 in Farmington with the I-215 beltway in North Salt Lake and opened in September 2008. Because of its proximity to the wetlands of the Great Salt Lake, in building Legacy Parkway, the Utah Department of Transportation has been especially sensitive to environmental concerns. Features include native species landscaping, an expansive nature preserve, and a parallel multi-use trail for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians that run the full-length of the Legacy Parkway. Frontrunner, UtA's Commuter rail UTA provides public transit to nearly 80 percent of Utah's population. Interstate highways Utah's transportation system includes 40,707 miles of federal, state, and local highways and roads, including three Interstate highways... I-80 (east to New York City/west to San Francisco), I-15 (north to Canada/ south to Mexico) and I-70 (east through Denver to Baltimore)... and are vital to the efficient movement of goods and materials throughout the intermountain region. I-80 and I-15 converge in Salt Lake, allowing convenient access to the Wasatch Front and points beyond. The I-215 belt route offers expanded access along the eastern and western perimeters of the valley. railways On May 10, 1869, the Golden Spike was driven at Promontory Summit, Utah, linking by rail the east with the west. Today, about 1,700 miles of railroad track in Utah stretch from Iron County in the southwest, Grand County in the southeast, Tooele County on the west and Box Elder and Cache Counties on the North. They converge in the Salt Lake-Ogden 135 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Transportation Legacy Parkway serves as a scenic drive between Salt Lake and davis Counties area. Because of its central location, Utah is an excellent interline switching route for West Coast shipments and for Eastern and Midwestern terminals. The merged Southern Pacific and Union Pacific provide freight service in and through Utah. Amtrak trains... which arrive at and depart There are more than 2,300 registered interstate and intrastate motor freight carriers with operations in the state. Daily direct service from Utah's metropolitan areas to all major cities in the continental U.S. and Canada is available through these carriers. Delivery times to all the western States is only two days away while cities as far east as Cincinnati are about three days distant. Utah's transportation system includes 40,707 miles of federal, state, and local highways and roads. from Salt Lake City's Intermodal Transportation Center... provide daily passenger service to and from points throughout the United States. Air Freight Air freight service in the Salt Lake area puts shippers within hours of any point in the nation. The airport's cargo carriers handle nearly 300 million pounds of air cargo and airmail a year. Growth in cargo activity at Salt Lake International Airport has necessitated the development of a new cargo area, which is located north of the terminals. Customs Port of entry Salt Lake City is a full-service customs port city, making it a regional center for warehousing and distribution. Goods that enter under bond may be stored in customsbonded facilities for up to five years without payment of customs duty. Should goods be exported during this period, then no duty is paid. Salt Lake City International Airport has the capacity to handle more than 200 arriving international passengers per hour. 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C O M Life Technology&Science Science and technology have long been important components of Utah's economy. D r. Science has a pop quiz, science and technology students: Draw a flow chart that explains the Science and technology have long been important componentsofUtah'seconomy...ashistoryshows Utahnsaregiftedentrepreneursandproblemsolvers... and indications are that technology will continue topacetheState'seconomyforyearstocome. RawnumberstellUtah'scurrenttechstory. AccordingtoCyberstates2010,4.8percentof thestate'semploymentisinthetechsectorand thereare4,400hightechfirmsinthestate. Combined,Utah'stechandbiotechcompanies employnearly60,500Utahnswhodrawmore than$4billioninannualwages.Morenotable still,astherestofthecountrywassheddingtech jobsUtahadded600hightechjobs. Thisvitalityhasattractedtheadmirationof manyoutsidetheState.AreportfromKansas connections between these technological firsts. For extra points name the technologist and or scientists who developed them. � Thefirstelectronichearingaid � Thefirstred-greenelectrictrafficlight � Thefirstelectronictelevision � Thefirstelectronically-amplifiedguitar � Thefirstcomputergame � Thefirstcomputergraphics � Thefirstartificialarm � Themodernwordprocessor � ARPANET � Thefirstartificialheart Theconnectionbetweenthesedisparateitems? City'sKauffmanFoundation...themostpromAddtothelistthemanyfamoustechcompanies flame...namedUtahastopsforeconomic dynamism,secondininvestorpatents,fourin fastest-growingfirms,andfifthinventurecapital. p AlltheaboveweredevelopedinUtahorbyUtahns. inentkeeperoftheAmerica'sentre reneurial foundedbyUtahnsincludingPixar,Adobe, SiliconGraphics,Netscape,Novell,andothers. 138 Life 139 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Technology&Science USTAR InMarch2006Utah'sgovernmentleaders realizedthatevenasyeastyasUtah'stechsector is it still needed funding. So the legislature enacted andfundedSenateBill75,akatheUtahScience TechnologyandResearcheconomicdevelopment initiative(USTAR). In2009,thelegislature doubled down by deploying funds from the AmericanRecoveryandReinvestmentActto supplementtheState'sfundingforUSTAR. USTARismeanttoenhancecollaboration betweenUtah'stechcompaniesandUtah'scolleges anduniversities,withspecialemphasisonareas whereUtahalreadyenjoyscompetitiveadvantage.Thegoalistogetideasoutofuniversity labsandintocommercialmarkets,andthereby increasethenumberofhigh-quality,high-pay jobsinUtah.USTARisbuildingtwointerdis iplic naryfacilitiesonthecampusesoftheUniversity ofUtahandUtahStateUniversity.TheUSU labisscheduledtoopenin2011andtheUofU lab'sscheduledopeningis2012.Moreresearchers to fill the labs are being courted now. TheUSTARfundingisalreadybearing early fruit. � AteamattheUniversityofUtahreceivedan $88milliongrantfromtheDepartmentof Energytostudycarbonsequestration. � SpecialistsatUtahStateUniversitycouldbe givenasmuchas$5milliontodevelop algae-basedfuel. � TheNanoInstituteofUtahisdeveloping testing systems that could detect disease PhoTo: CoURTeSy UniVeRSiTy of UTAh SCienTifiC ComPUTing & imAging inSTiTUTe � TheNanoInstituteisalsoworkingon polymers and nanoparticles that could provide extremely targeted drug delivery. Overthenext30years,USTARcould generate$4.9billioninnewexternalresearch funds,422newcompanies,123,400jobs paying$62billioninsalaries,and$5billionin newtaxrevenuesforthestate,accordingtoa studybytheUniversityofUtah'sBureauof EconomicandBusinessResearch. USTAR is meant to enhance collaboration between Utah's tech companies and Utah's universities. Venture Capital VenturecapitaldealflowinUtahwas downwas$177.6millionin2009,downfrom $205.8millionin2008,accordingto MoneyTreeVentureCapitalProfileforthe UnitedStates,asurveybyPricewaterhouse Coopers/VentureEconomics/National VentureCapitalAssociation. BecauseUtah'sactiveentrepreneurial climateleavessomanydealsunfunded,in January2003theStateLegislatureenactedthe "UtahVentureCapitalEnhancementAct" popularlyknownastheUtahFundofFunds. TheUtahFundofFundswascreatedto enhance the venture capital culture and infrastructureinUtahandincreaseventure capital investment in the state. TheFundofFundsisalittlebitlikea mutualfund.Thefundoffundstakesstatetax credits,capitalizesthemandinveststhemoney in venture capital funds that in turn agree to investinUtahandUtahcompanies.Todate38 Utahcompanieshaveraisedmorethan$201 million from those funds. with just a drop of fluid using something like a "credit card swipe." 140 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Park City Park City's Main Street Chi-chi shops and restaurants vie for your attention up and down Main Street. famous, they know you're not talking about the Park City in Kansas or Illinois. Every Hollywood celebrity, and every wild-eyed paparazzi, knows the many charms of Park City, Utah. For 25 years Park City has hosted the internationally-famous Sundance Film Festival. Add to that the 2002 Olympics and all the been there since and it's not exactly like you have to describe the place to your travel agent. It's easy to see why people come even when the Sundance-goers aren't screening the best in independent film. In any season and in every direction you look the area is just so darn picturesque. The city is set among steep, green142 A t least five states claim a community named Park City. But when you say Park City to the rich or forested mountains. And chi-chi shops and restaurants... many of them housed in historic buildings... vie for your attention up and down the near-vertical Main Street. It gets better. No mountain resort town anywhere in North America is closer to an international airport than Park City. Park City is just 36 miles from Salt Lake International Photo: Mark Maziarz, CourteSy P.C. ChaMber & ViSitorS bureau winter sports world championships that have Photo: John MCCarthy, CourteSy P.C. ChaMber & ViSitorS bureau Life Fortunately, if you know where to look, she will reveal them. Welcome to Red Ledges, a private community in the heart of the Heber Valley, where a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and nature herself will make your heart beat a little faster with every awe-inspired view. Homesites available starting in the mid-$200s and Cottages from $1 million. Experience grand living in the West. Visit www.RedLedges.com or call 877-733-5334. Exclusively Brokered by Red Ledges Realty, LLC. Obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. 143 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Park City It didn't start out that way. Originally all of Park City's charms were inside the mountains, not on them. Over the years some $400 million in silver, gold and lead was removed from mines in and around Park City, creating 18 silver baron millionaires, among them the father of the Photo: rob boSSi, CourteSy the CanyonS� reSort famed newspaperman William Randolph Hearst. Then beginning in the 1940s, as the silver played out, Park City entered its `quaint' phase. In the 1960s Park City was as likely to be the home of hippies as miners. In 1963 when the first Park City ski resort opened, called Treasure Mountain, skiers started the lift to the top of the mountain with a journey into the mountain via a mine train before being lifted 1800 feet to the top of the mountain on a mine hoist elevator! Those were the days of blue collar skiing. That was then. Nowadays Park City and its three resorts... Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, and The Canyons... feature 371 runs, 53 lifts serving 9,026 skiable acres on the "Greatest Snow on Earth." In just the last eight years, more than $139 million has been invested on ski mountain improvements. Every January brings the aforementioned Sundance Film Festival to Park City. The summers are spent mountain biking, fishing and water sports, golfing at six public and six private courses, attending concerts and gallery showings and shopping. The rest of the year city fathers and mothers manage their press clippings and accolades. People along the Wasatch Front commonly consider Park City to be part California, part Colorado and yet somehow all Utah. Airport. Whether you're leaving Manhattan Beach or Manhattan Island you can get a direct flight and be skiing or golfing before the day is through. Don't try that at Aspen! But that 36 miles... along with the Wasatch Range massif... separates Park City from Salt Lake City not just physically but culturally. Park City was one of only a handful of cities in Utah not founded by the Mormons. The Park City Restaurant Association cheekily advertises the culinary treasures there to Salt Lake residents as the "Republic of Park City." And people along the Wasatch Front commonly consider Park City to be part California, part Colorado and yet somehow all Utah. No wonder... then...that you're likely to spot so many Hollywood types shopping or dining with the hoi polloi in Park City. Chances are Park City is their second home, too! 144 A Premier Heber Valley Community Life Enjoy country charm and solitude with city conveniences only minutes away. Imagine watching the sun sink into the sky behind Mount Timpanogos each evening, or strolling along the miles of walking paths and enjoying the endless opportunities each season offers. Stake your claim where the Good Land and the Good Life Meet. Custom Home Sites ~ .33 to 1 Acre Lots Cottage Homes ~ 5 Models Now Open Visit our Information Center! 2600 East & 1200 South in Heber www.mycrossings.com ~ 435.657.1200 ~ Cannon 145 Associates Real Estate, Development and Funding L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Park City Grand Summit hotel at the Canyons resort � ParkCityMountainResortwasranked 5th best resort by readers of TransWorld Snowboarding. � Ski Magazine readers names Park City mountain resort as the #1 most accessible resort and the #4 resort overall. The resort also won a Silver Eagle Award of excellence for energy conservation from Clif Bar. � Ski Magazine's top resort is Deer Valley, which finished #1 in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Indeed, Deer Valley resort hasn't finished lower than third place in the reader's poll since 2002. � Theski-inski-outCanyonsGrandSummit Resort Hotel received Four Diamonds from AAA Travel in 2009. � Other2009FourDiamondawardwinners in Park City include Goldener Hirsch Inn in Deer Valley and Hotel Park City. � SteinEriksenLodgeinParkCitywas named to the 2009 Five Diamond property list by AAA. 146 � FourDiamondeateriesinParkCityin2009 include Riverhorse on Main, Glitretind, Goldener Hirsch and Grappa Italian. � DeerValley'srestaurantsTheMariposaand the Seafood Buffet have received #1 Zagat ratings since Zagat started reviewing Utah restaurants. The Mariposa's executive chef, Clark Norris, was the first chef from Utah invited to the prestigious James Beard House. Park City and its three resorts receive top accolades. Photo: rob boSSi, CourteSy the CanyonS� reSort Photo: SkarSten, CourteSy the CanyonS� reSort Life 147 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Park City handful of recreational Nordic ski jumping facilities in North America open to the public. Photo: Mike tittle, CourteSy P.C. ChaMber & ViSitorS bureau The Olympic bobsled and luge track... one of the fastest in the world... is open to the public for a once-in-a-lifetime, white-knuckle, 54-second, 75 m.p.h. bobsled ride. Every January Park City opens its doors to mysterious people cloaked in black. They're not Goths (usually). Instead they're independent film and dealmakers trying to grab their share of critical acclaim and/or box office gold at Robert Redford's renowned Sundance Film Festival. Many of the films are made to be and remain small after showing there. But every year at least a handful of films, seen first at Sundance, make their way to the neighborhood megaplex. See them first at Sundance. After the snow melts and Park City turns into the Emerald City, it attracts legions of sun lovers. The area's three mountain resorts offer thousands of acres of terrain that is open to the public for hiking, biking, picnicking, or just relaxing. Park City's year-round residents are an outdoorsy bunch who have created more than Photo: MiChael MCrae, CourteSy P.C. ChaMber & ViSitorS bureau there are thousands of acres of terrain open to the public for outdoor enthusiasts No wonder that 41 percent of nonresident skiers stay in Park City whether they ski at any of the State's other 10 resorts or not. What's to do in Park City? Each of the resorts offers something different for visitors. Imagine gliding down long cruising runs of corduroy groomed slopes, conquering steep chutes and powder-filled bowls, even radical half pipes and terrain parks are available to riders. Both The Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort offer skiing and snowboarding, while Deer Valley Resort caters strictly to skiers. Throughout the winter, Park City is home to prestigious snow-sport events including frequent World Cup stops. Park City hosted one-third of the events for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. All of the Olympics' venues are still in place and many welcome even the most amateur of athletes during both winter and summer seasons. One of the most exciting is the Utah Olympic Park Built for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Park is home to one of a small 148 With its clean, clear, dry air and sparkling blue skies just visiting Park City is therapeutic. L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Park City Life 325 miles of expert and family-friendly trails. Mountain bikers have snow-free trails roughly from May through September. Ski lifts operate during the summer months carrying mountain paths. The town's trail system offers single- and double-track trails marked according to skill level. Summer brings to town even more events, including the Park City Arts Festival, a NORBA-sanctioned mountain bike race, the International Music Festival, and an International Jazz Festival. The Utah Symphony makes a summer home in Park City. Imagine you're John Daley and can crush a monster drive off the tee. In Park City you don't have to imagine. Because of the high altitude, golf balls fly quite a bit further there. They call it "ego golfing," and for everyone that's not already John Daley there's nothing like a 275-plus yard drive at one of the many courses in Park City. And those courses come with storied pedigrees. Park City boasts courses by designers Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, 2004 Architect of the Year, Gene Bates, and Masters Champion Mark O'Meara. No wonder that many visitors are finding out that one of the nation's premier ski destinations is in fact a golfer's Valhalla, too. Used to be Park City was for miners with its 20 plus saloons lustily lining Main Street. Now Park City is also for minors. There's the twisty turns of the perennially popular Alpine Slide, Summer Adventure Camp at Deer Valley, chuckwagon rides, hot air ballooning and horse rides. But to come to Park City without checking out Utah Olympic Park, where Olympic athletes train year-round is a near travesty. Visitors can sample what it's like to be a luge or skeleton athlete riding the "Quicksilver" alpine slide, a European-style alpine slide and the first of its kind in North America. Its statePhoto: Mark Maziarz, CourteSy P.C. ChaMber & ViSitorS bureau bikers and bikes up to exciting and scenic Many visitors are finding out that one of the nation's premier ski destinations is in fact a golfer's Valhalla, too. Park City Golf Courses Public Courses Park City Golf Club The Homestead Resort Wasatch Golf Club Soldier Hollow Golf Club Mountain Dell Golf Club 435.615.5800 800.327.7220 435.654.0532 435.654.7442 801.582.3812 Private Courses The Jeremy Country Club Glenwild Park Meadows Country Club Promontory Tuhaye 435.615.5800 435.615.9988 435.649.2460 435.333.4010 435.333.3636 149 For more information on Park City golf vacation packages and tee times, visit: www.parkcityutahgolf.com L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Park City With its clean, clear, dry air and sparkling blue skies just visiting Park City is therapeutic. But if you want to take it to the next level, Park City offers more than a dozen luxury and day spas, including specialty treatments for your canine companions and for golfers. Park City also offers plenty of `retail Photo: katie eldridGe, CourteSy the CanyonS� reSort Park City's year-round residents are an outdoorsy bunch. therapy,' too. From the charming shops and galleries lining Main Street to the branded bargains at the factory outlet mall, Park City has something for everyone. And when you come, bring your appetite to Park City. There's more than 100 restaurants and bars to choose from and every kind of cuisine imaginable. And Park City attracts many of world's finest chefs and restaurateurs. Chef Bill Hufferd's Riverhorse on Main became the first restaurant in Utah to earn the coveted DiRoNA award dedicated to "excellence in dining." Seven Park City restaurants... Bangkok Thai on Main, Glitretind, Spruce, 350 Main, J&G Grill, Jean-Louis, and The Mariposa... have been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Bill White's French-Asian restaurant, Wahso, was rated one of the top ten restaurants "in the World" by Fodors Travel. the Canyons resort holds many festivals throughout the summer months of-the-art steel track allows riders to weave down a narrow course on an open speed-controlled sled. Olympic Park also offers the Xtreme Zip... the world's steepest... which jets along at 50 miles per hour along the 120 meter ski jump hill, or for a milder ride, the Ultra Zip travels along the winter freestyle hill. For the daring, threeman summer bobsled rides are available on "The Comet" which accelerates to 70 miles per hour and pulls 4 G's of force � an equivalent of a 40-story drop � piloted by an experienced driver, down the entire length of the Olympic will never forget the thrill. And every Saturday in the summer months Olympic freestyle hopefuls and national ski and snowboard team members delight and amaze audiences with choreographed stunts and high-flying acrobatics. 150 AboVe � Photo: rebekah SteVenS, CourteSy the CanyonS� reSort Photo: rebekah SteVenS, CourteSy the CanyonS� reSort bobsled track. It's over in a minute, but your kids L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Park City Life Park City arts Park City hosts events including the Park City Arts Festival, the International Music Festival, and an Park City artS Eccles Center Look for a full season of musical and cultural entertainment that includes touring groups from around the world at the Eccles Center. Call 435.655.3114 for performance and ticket information, or visit www.ecclescenter.org. Egyptian Theatre This intimate theater setting offers everything from critically acclaimed dramas to musical farce at its best. Call 435.649.9371 for ticket information. www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org. Kimball Art Center Gallery hours at the Kimball Art Center are MondayThursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Call 435.649.8882 or visit www.kimball-art.org for further information. Park City Film Series Enjoy independent films, Sundance Favorites, and less mainstream films, all part of the Park City Film Series. Films are shown at the Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Avenue, at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and Sundays at 6:00 p.m. Call 435.615.8291 for more information or visit www.parkcityfilmseries.com. Sundance Film Festival Jan. 20-29, 2011. Robert Redford's annual festival, highlighting films from independent filmmakers, comes once again to Sundance, Park City and Salt Lake City. For scheduling, visit www.sundance.org or call 801.521.2525 for tickets. Park City International Music Festival at The Canyons Resort The Park City International Music Festival presents concerts year-round with an emphasis on the Festival's acclaimed summer concert series. For more information call 435.649.5309 or visit the Festival website at www.pcmusicfestival.com. International Jazz Festival. MuSeuMS Summit County Courthouse Museum 60N.MainSt.�Coalville,UT84060 www.co.summit.ut.us 435.336.3015 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 to 5 Located in the historic 1904 Summit County Courthouse, the Summit County Museum offers the history of coal mining, the lumber industry, and oldfashioned soda fountains, complete with a jukebox and the Coalville Baseball Team of the 1930's. Park City Museum & Territorial Jail 538MainSt.�ParkCity,UT84060 www.parkcityhistory.org 435.649.6104 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6 Located in Park City's old 1885 City Hall, the museum offers exhibits on mining and skiing history and an original restored stagecoach. Spend some time in the territorial jail. AboVe � PhotoS: CourteSy deer Valley MuSiC FeStiVal 151 L I F E I N T H E V A L L E Y . C O M Life Davis County Photos: Courtesy Davis County Community & eConomiC DeveloPment Davis County provides great fun for residents and visitors along the Wasatch Front Resort and Water Park, the unique back to nature activities on Antelope Island State Park, or the challenge and beauty of nine public access golf W hether it's the excitement and migratory and nestling birds. Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area and the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve both offer access to prime bird watching habitat and stunning views of the Great Salt Lake. Hikers will enjoy either Antelope Island State Park, or the east bench which is rich with many trails. Visitors with all terrain vehicles will enjoy the beautiful ride up Farmington Canyon to the top of Francis Peak and hikers and picnickers will find Mueller Park in Bountiful one of Utah's best for hiking and picnicking. During the summer, there are many fun events planned in the county including the Annual Moonlight Bike Ride on Antelope Island in July, Annual Bountiful/ Davis Summerfest International in August, and the Annual Antelope Island Balloon and Kite Stampede scheduled on Labor Day weekend in September. Information on packages and on many other activities and events in the Davis County Area are available at www.davis.travel. Be sure to visit us many times! energy of Lagoon Amusement Park, the fun of Cherry Hills During the summer, there are many fun events planned in the county. courses, Davis County offers something to engage and excite kids and adults of all ages. For those who enjoy the great outdoors and soft adventure, take advantage of over 36 miles of trails offering varying levels of difficulty and views. Bring your mountain bike, a sea kayak, or a paddle boat and tour the island. 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For more resources or information on Salt Lake City and surrounding counties visit www.utah.gov, www.slco.org, or www.ci.slc.ut.us. Government offices hospitals Above � Photo: snoWBasin, a sun valley resort 160 Photo: Courtesy Park City mountain resort Our approach to healthcare has meant coverage in e Wall Street Journal, e New York Times and others. But it's meant far more to our patients. ........................... What it comes down to is healing. e awards and recognition are significant because of what they mean for our patients: higher quality medical care, allowing for a better chance at healing. ........................... ........................... LDS Hospital and Primary Children's among best, says U.S. News & World Report. Intermountain Healthcare's LDS Hospital has again been named one of America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, ranked in more specialties than any other in Utah. Intermountain Primary Children's was ranked as a top children's hospital, with the lowest mortality rate in the U.S. for highly complex procedures. ........................... The New York Times says Intermountain is example in cutting medical costs. Intermountain Healthcare was highlighted by e New York Times for cutting healthcare costs and doing things "right the first time" in reducing infections and drug errors, and in helping newborns better avoid needing intensive care. ........................... Better cost/quality, according to The Wall Street Journal. One story in e Wall Street Journal named Intermountain Healthcare, along with the Mayo Clinic, as the nation's best at keeping costs low and quality high. Two other stories focused on how our birth practices lead to healthier babies, and how our ICUs better involve family members with patients. ........................... A top system according to Modern Healthcare. Intermountain Healthcare has been ranked one of the nation's top integrated health systems by Modern Healthcare. is means our hospitals and doctors work with our health plan to deliver better care for our patients. For nine years, we've been ranked first or second in the annual study. Using computer technology to aid in patient care. For the eighth time in nine years, Intermountain has been named by Hospitals and Health Networks as one of the top tech-savvy hospital systems in the U.S. We are the only Utah provider to make the list. ........................... ........................... Less need for newborns in intensive care according to the Los Angeles Times. e Los Angeles Times published a story focused on Intermountain's 39-week induction protocol. It has resulted in a reduction in the need for C-sections, fewer newborns in intensive care and fewer medical interventions and problems occuring in delivery. It all leads back to the patient. e awards and honors are good to receive, but only because they are an indication of the skill and compassion of Intermountain's caregivers. ey also point to the fact that our approach to healthcare serves the people of Utah well. e findings reported from e New York Times, e Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times above are provided for informational purposes only. Intermountain is not sponsored by or otherwise affiliated with these media outlets.