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n articulate young man, Isaac Kaufman could be mistaken for an intellectual alone. However, behind his wellthought-out phrases is an athletic champion. Kaufman placed second in last year’s Utah high school triathlon championship, which qualified him for participation in the national competition. However, the national championship was canceled due to COVID-19. Undaunted and determined, Kaufman continued training, sometimes for four or five hours straight. “I think my edge as a competitor lies in perseverance,” he said. “I’ve learned that hard things are actually just large collections of easier things. It is through the culmination of miniscule successes that fantastical ones are achieved.” The Utah high school Olympic triathlon championships held last year at Echo Reservoir in Coalville, Utah, was about a 1-mile swim, a 25-mile bike ride, and close to a 6.2-mile run. After the national high school triathlon competition was canceled, Kaufman found one of the only triathlons happening in the country, entered, and placed 16th among all adult males, some of whom were sponsored to compete internationally. Not only that, the competition was a half Ironman, which includes a longer swim and twice the distance of biking and running, and Isaac still managed to win his age group. “I can’t count how many times I believed a workout would never end and it eventually did,” Kaufman said. “Practicing pushing through frustration, excuses and tempting compromises helps me stay focused and strong during the harder Isaac Kaufman placed second in last year’s Utah High School championship triathlon (Olympic distance), qualifying him for the national championparts of a competition.” ship. (Photo courtesy of Trent and Rosie Kaufman) Continued page 4

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Continued from front page He enjoys competition and the anticipation of an upcoming race ahead. However, Kaufman is not short-sighted. “Consistent exercise has become a personal trait with which I will not part,” he said. One of seven children, Kaufman describes himself as “intense, analytical and action-oriented,” and states honestly, “More often than not, the less favorable sides of these characteristics dominate my personality.” Though he is competitive, he is most proud when he has “made someone smile, laugh or have a better day than before.” Looking with remarkable maturity into the future, Kaufman’s goals include, “Be accepted to college. Find a good job. Become a well-functioning adult. I am comforted when I recognize that it requires consistency, not instantaneous strength, to realize those dreams.” l

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Precautions at forefront with in-classroom learning By Heather Lawrence | h.lawrence@mycityjournals.com


hroughout Granite School District, families can choose their learning modality. It’s a fancy way to say they can send their children to school for face-to-face instruction, keep them home doing distance learning or a hybrid of the two. Kati Price’s son, who for privacy reasons the City Journals will call Peter, attends a Holladay preschool. Price said she feels he’s safe there. “Peter is 3 ½ years old. I work full time, and I found out about Buttons and Bows preschool from a friend. I’m so happy I found it. They’re doing a fabulous job, and he’s well cared for,” Price said. Price said the school is organized and up front about their precautions. “No one is allowed in the building besides students and teachers. When we drop-off and pick-up kids, we wear masks,” Price said. While the weather was warm, Price said the school spent a lot of time outdoors. “They have a gigantic playground, and children need to be outside. They take their temperature and log it each day. They sing the ABCs while they wash their hands. And all the parents signed a waiver that if we had sick contacts, we’d quarantine,” Price said. While kids in older grades are required to wear masks, pre-K kids are not, for various reasons. Price said she’s fine with that. “I don’t want to make my 3 year old wear

a mask. I get that the virus affects everyone differently, but based on the CDC numbers for kids his age, I think he’s fine,” Price said. There are other reasons for pre-K students not to wear masks. “Kids that age are still learning language—they’re learning to talk. They need to see my mouth move, I need to see theirs,” said Ali Dedman, who runs Buttons and Bows Daycare and Preschool in Holladay. When schools shut down in March and Dedman’s numbers dropped to just 15 kids and two teachers, she wondered about her students’ social development. “Early childhood education is about learning social and emotional skills. Learning to sit in your chair and what manners are. They’re important skills to learn for self-regulation before you can start academic learning. In-person learning is so important for them,” Dedman said. In talking with other directors of early childhood programs, Dedman said there is a consensus that “kids who have maintained consistency and attended school have done much better emotionally over the last several months. Some who stayed home developed anxiety, but we’ve seen it slowly dissipate as they’ve gotten back to their school routine,” Dedman said. Early childhood programs usually in-




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Amy Boutique helps bring the holidays to Holladay By Sona Schmidt-Harris | s.schmidtharris@mycityjournals.com


n the heart of Holladay Village Plaza not far from the town Christmas tree, lies Amy Boutique, fast becoming a beloved Holiday tradition.

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Holladay Artist of the Month Anna Siciliano shares title with her late mother, Barbara Siciliano By Sona Schmidt-Harris | s.schmidtharris@mycityjournals.com


other and daughter Barbara and Anna Siciliano shared more than just a home in Holladay. They also share the December Holladay Artist of the Month title. Barbara lived in Holladay for 58 years and passed away in 2018. Anna inherited her mother’s home and now spends her time between Holladay and Huntsville. A true Holladayite, Anna attended Crestview Elementary, Olympus Junior High School and Olympus High School. Known primarily for her paintings of animals, Anna said, “I love the use of color and try to paint the soul of the animal. I photograph animals in Utah and Wyoming and try to use my photos when possible.” She grew up in her Italian-American home surrounded by the sound of opera and the smell of her mother’s oil paint. Barbara encouraged Anna to critique her paintings, so Anna became an artist and art critic at a young age. Anna loved showing her paintings alongside her mother, Barbara Siciliano, at Siciliano Art Boutiques in Salt Lake City. While in college, Anna took art classes but did not major in art. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology. Later, she studied Impressionism while living in Houston, Texas and has studied the old masters’ style of oil painting since moving back to Utah in 1997. Currently, Anna studies with master teacher Sheila Woods and is also studying online with the Milan Art Institute in Athens, Georgia. Anna is particularly fond of horses. “Riding my horses in the mountains of Utah gives me a sense of freedom,” she said. “The horse represents strength, beauty, freedom and movement.” “The Look Out” is a wonderful example of Anna’s love of horses. It embodies strength and musculature, movement in her subject’s mane, and both sensitivity and majesty in the eyes of the horse. Another painting of a horse has a smattering of paint in the background enhancing the motion aspect of her subject. The eyes, however, remain sensitive and somewhat focused on its beholder. Other paintings of Anna’s include “King of the Mountain” (a mountain goat), “Don’t Eat the Daisies” (a sensitive-looking cow gazes directly at its observer with a daisy in its mouth), a child with those ever-present, poignant eyes in her subjects, and also a rare still life, “Citrus” that in Anna’s hands exudes more of “life” than the “still” aspect of the genre. Co-Artist of the Month, Barbara Siciliano, painted scenes of her Italian roots including Venice. Born in Salt Lake City, Barbara Mary Ol-

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iver attended St. Mary's of the Wasatch Catholic High School and later Stevens-Henager College. “Barbara was a volunteer art teacher at Olympus Junior High. Her paintings were on display at Olympus High School when her children attended school there,” Anna said. “In her later years, her paintings were shown at the Mother and daughter shared a love of painting. Barbara Siciliano, left and daughter Anna Siciliano, right. (Photo courtesy of Anna Siciliano) Holladay City Art Shows.” Barbara began painting in her 20s and took classes from local art teachers including Clyde Smith. “Her style was unique, and her early work was mainly landscapes and florals,” Anna said. With a shared love of photography, Barbara and her husband Joe took pictures of barns, mountains and landscapes in the Tetons and Utah. “Barbara's favorite medium was oil paintThe American Rock Shop is an online and ing, but she was also prolific at watercolor, in-person rock shop based in Salt Lake City. glass painting and acrylics on fabric,” Anna said. Additionally, Barbara made jewelry. “The Master's Touch,” a business founded by Barbara, paid homage to spiritual gifts, one of which she believed was her artistic ability. “Joe and Barbara had five daughters. Barbara was a stay-at-home mom, and she devoted her time to her children, her husband and her community,” Anna said. “Barbara encouraged her sister Madalene and her daughters in their artistic endeavors. She loved to create beauty, and she was most at peace while painting in her Fantastic selection, art room and listening to classical music with her husband Joe.”  affordable prices Anna and the late Barbara Siciliano’s and great gift ideas! works will be on display at City Hall in the main foyer throughout December at 4580 S. 2300 East. If you would like to learn more about An6191 S. State • Murray, Utah na’s art, visit her website at annasiciliano.net. Inside Fashion Place Mall If you would like to nominate a Holladay resident for Artist of the Month, please visit holladayarts.org/suggest-an-artist. l



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Cottonwood girls soccer ousted at state tourney after best year since 2014 By Brian Shaw | b.shaw@mycityjournals.com


he last time the Cottonwood High School girls soccer team had more than four wins was six years ago. This year, the Colts rode a rollicking 2-0 start in preseason then earned two big wins in region play over to secure a state tournament berth, at which they drew Murray and lost 8-1 at Murray to end their most successful year since 2014. The season began for Cottonwood (4-13) in early August. The Colts toughed out a 2-1 win over Provo, then hung on for a 3-2 victory over Grantsville. Region play began soon after that, and even for a veteran-laden team, the Colts still struggled through the majority of August, failing to secure a league win. But Cottonwood was able to rebound on Aug. 29, exploding for five goals in a 5-2 rout of crosstown rival Hillcrest. After the win over Hillcrest, the Colts had a tough September. They continued to work through various issues like injuries as well as several player absences due to positive COVID-19 cases and didn't win again until Sept. 29 versus Highland, a 2-1 victory. Those two region victories, however, put Cottonwood in seventh place overall. With its strength of schedule, the Colts RPI qualified them for one of the final spots in the state tournament for the second year in a row, drawing Murray on the road. On the season, the Colts had several who were leading scorers. Megan Nelson had another solid year, scoring five goals. Makayla Montoya had four tallies for Cottonwood, while Alaina Nielson, a newcomer, tacked on three. l

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MAYOR’S MESSAGE My monthly articles have been increasingly difficult to assemble. They are due mid-month and circumstances seem to change at a pace that causes me to question whether what I am communicating will be appropriate or accurate when published. That is certainly the case for this issue of The Journal. December is setting up to be our most challenging of the past nine months; it will cause us to celebrate the Holiday season in a way none of us could have imagined. To say it has been a year to remember would be an understatement, perhaps more appropriate, a year to place in the rear view mirror! I endeavor to keep my monthly messages free of politics and focused on the positive happenings in our incredible city. However, it’s appropriate in this issue to acknowledge a deep sense of fatigue/angst that most of us are experiencing. That said, I do believe if you look closely you will find rays of hope, glimmers of goodness in your condition, whatever it may be. We all have the freedom to choose how we view our world. If what you are witnessing on TV, social media or through your

personal interactions is making you anxious you can choose to turn it off, or simply change the conversation. The day-to-day challenges we navigate are enough; I certainly don’t need to consciously layer on interactions that add to an already heightened sense of concern. Like you, I look forward to better days ahead, a time when we can once again congregate with family, friends and neighbors unencumbered by the need to don a mask and socially distance, for our kids to attend school in person, engage in community events, meet face-to-face with colleagues… But until that day, I hope we can all celebrate the holidays in a way that honors the spirit of the season while respecting the health and safety of individuals providing the critical community services we all depend on, to include our health care professionals. As difficult as this year has been, when the dark clouds of covid clear, and they will, I’m certain we will look back and find aspects of this experience that we will miss, or at the least, grow to appreciate. Whether it’s being forced to slow down and be more present, spending quality time with family, using our imagination to engage our friends and neighbors, or for me, being forced to use technology to connect in ways

previously unimaginable, there is good to be found in every circumstance. Let us all commit to finding our own way to celebrate the true message of the season--PEACE ON EARTH AND GOOD WILL TOWARD ALL. Finally, a personal plea--- SHOP LOCAL FIRST!!! Perhaps those most impacted by the pandemic are our local businesses. As you consider your options, please make a special effort to support your local friends and neighbors. They are critical in establishing the unique character and culture that is Holladay. These entrepreneurs sacrificed and risked to bring their services and wares to our city. Let’s repay that commitment by making a special effort, really going out of our way to help them not just survive, but thrive in the months ahead. We can do this, but we have to do it together! More than ever, I wish you and your family an abundance of good health, happiness and prosperity in what has to be an incredible New Year!!! – Rob Dahle, Mayor

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VIRTUAL BOOK BUDDIES Salt Lake County Animal Services At Salt Lake County Animal Services, we have relaunched and expanded our Book Buddies program virtually! This is the perfect volunteer opportunity for children and a way to sooth a shelter pet. Children sign up to read to a shelter pet from their home. The program helps them improve their reading skills while helping shelter animals with socialization. Dogs and cats find the rhythmic sounds of a voice very soothing. This is for beginning level readers and up. Book Buddies has been a volunteer program for children at Salt Lake County Animal Services since 2016. Due to Covid-19, we have adjusted the program because we want children to have an opportunity to interact with pets at the shelter. HOW BOOK BUDDIES WORKS: Parents sign their child up for a 10-minute reading session at bit.ly/slco_bookbuddies Upon registration, the participant will receive an email with a Zoom link for the upcoming session. Parents, please help your child log into the meeting a few minutes before their scheduled time. Virtual Book Buddies is offered twice a week: Mondays: 3:30 - 5 PM Fridays: 2 - 3:30 PM During Winter Break, stay tuned, we will be offering a variety of FREE Virtual workshops for children while they’re out of school. Follow our Facebook page for more upcoming details. Salt Lake County Animal Services is located at 511 W 3900 S, SLC. Hours of operation are Mon-Sat, 10 AM – 6 PM. Due to Covid-19, all services are done by appointment. For additional information call 385-468-7387, email animal@slco.org, visit AdoptUtahPets.org.

Updates from the District GREEN WASTE COLLECTION

The last pickup date for Green Waste Collection in 2020 for Holladay will be Tuesday, December 8. We remind residents to not place the green cans out on the curb after that date. They will not be picked up nor emptied. Collections for green waste, in Holladay, will resume Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

TOOLS FOR SUCCESSFUL RECYCLING Over the last year, WFWRD has taken steps to make our recycling education more accessible. For our residents, we have two exciting ways and one new tool to access education.

The new tool is called Recycle Right, which allows residents to look up any item and find out how to properly dispose of it. You can lookup items like plastic bottles, baking trays, air conditioners, and dog food bags. One of the great features of this tools is if you look up an item and don’t find it, you can “suggest it”. This means our team will look into it, find how to dispose of it, and add it to our Recycle Right tool. To access this tool on our website, go to: wasatchfrontwaste.org/recycling.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS, HOLLADAY! By Capt. Dan Brown, Unified Fire Authoriity I can’t believe 2020 is almost over. While I was hoping by 2021, we would be out of this COVID mess, it looks like we will have to endure a little longer. It’s been a tough year for all of us. Here at Unified Fire Authority, we have struggled with not being able to interact with the public with tours and public education, the things we love to do. However, we still love getting on the engines, trucks, and ambulances and helping out every single day. Here are some holiday safety tips (at left) for this year and Stay Safe Holladay!

WINTER PREPAREDNESS By Julie Harvey, Emergency Management Planner The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a website that has an abundance of information on how to prepare for winter and its emergencies. The below list is a small amount of the information and resources FEMA provides on Ready.gov


1. Before a storm hits make a plan to for how you to connect with loved ones if there is a winter storm or emergency. Discuss connecting by text, e-mail, social media and cell phone; which method should be used first and what are the backups. 2. Learn how to stay safe before, during, and after winter storms by visiting: www.ready.gov/winter 3. Watch this informative public service announcement now, before winter storms start. “When the Sky Turns Gray.” Watch this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVpGJ_Xl__w 4. Snow Prep tips: check on neighbors, charge cell phones, find flashlights (check batteries) and follow local officials online. 5. Talk to your job *before* it snows about weather policies and procedures.


1. Have emergency supplies ready in your home; when the storm hits, stay put and off the roads. Keep enough food, water, medicine and anything used daily in your emergency kit to last for at least 72 hrs. www.ready.gov/kit 2. Get ahead of winter storms by making sure your emergency kit for your car is fully stocked. Keep water, non-perishable food, and an extra set of warm clothes in the car in case you are stranded during winter weather. Also, keep supplies such as jumper cables, flares or reflective triangle, ice scraper, car cell phone charger, blankets, and cat litter or sand for better tire traction. www.ready.gov/car


1. Cold can kill. Dress in layers, cover skin, and limit time outside. 2. Shoveling snow can be a health risk, so remember to take it easy. Pace yourself and if possible, get your neighbors involved. 3. If at all possible, stay off icy roads when winter storm advisories and watches are issued. 4. Freezing temperatures increase frostbite risk - www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter


1. Bring your furry friends inside when temperatures take a dip! More pet prep tips: www.ready.gov/pets 2. Wipe dog’s paws after each trip outside. Ice-melting chemicals or rock salt can cause irritation, sickness or be fatal. Your pet may think antifreeze is sweet, but it can be deadly.


1. Download the FEMA app free on the App Store and Google Play. Learn safety tips about what to do before, during, and after disasters. Receive notifications about severe weather for up to five locations nationwide. 2. The American Red Cross has many free apps for your smartphone, for weather notifications download the Red Cross Emergency App from the App Store or Google Play (Or text: “GETEMERGENCY” to 90999). This all-inclusive app lets you monitor more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts, to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As your current Salt Lake County Council District 4 representative, it is my honor to serve the great people of Salt Lake County every day. I am humbled by the opportunity to represent you for another four years and I appreciate the support you have shown.

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With the final approval of the 2021 Salt Lake County budget drawing near, I wanted to share some of the proactive steps we have taken as your County Council to tighten up spending. In June, because of concerns surrounding revenue impacts from COVID-19, we scoured our budget to find as many cuts as possible – leading to a massive $77 million budget reduction. Because of all the cuts we made in June, and because sales tax revenue did not fall as much as we anticipated, we ultimately had a fairly uneventful budget season. As we strive to be as fiscally prudent as possible, one of our top priorities is maintaining our AAA bond rating. We are one of only 27 counties in the entire nation with this highest-achievable bond rating. Keeping this bond rating results in much lower interest rates on bonds and loans. Here are some key principles I have always prioritized during the budget process, this year included. First and foremost, tax dollars don’t “belong” to the county. The funds are yours. Taxpayers entrust the county, or any government for that matter, with a portion of their hard-earned money because they expect that entity to provide essential services for society to function.

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Olympus High’s theater program adapts to an unpredictable COVID year By Heather Lawrence | h.lawrence@mycityjournals.com


lympus High theater teacher Robin Edwards is a master at what she does. She’s been at Olympus for 30 years and has it down to a science. She chooses and casts shows months in advance. Her rehearsal schedules are organized and disciplined. She’s a planner. “When the COVID dismissal hit in the spring, I had just barely cast my annual mini Shakespeare Festival. We had to let it go. It broke my heart because it’s an essential part of my students’ education and very dear to me,” Edwards said. The original school closure was two weeks. Then it extended to six. And before Edwards knew it, in-person learning and theater events were canceled for the rest of the year. “Our spring 2020 musical was ‘Little Women,’ and we had just finished blocking the show. Our costumer, choreographer and voice coach had all done incredible things with the cast. Canceling was a huge disappointment,” Edwards said. Edwards tried to adapt the play to incorporate physical distancing, creating a plan that followed the athletic activities’ guidelines and performing outside. “The district was not supportive of our plans, and we were unable to do the show. It was like getting slugged in the stomach, especially for the seniors who had waited for their chance to be a lead.” Edwards’ plans were frustrated once again in fall when COVID cases at Olympus led the school to dismiss for online learning for a two-week period, twice. It coincided with their planned opening of “High School Musical.”

“We held auditions and cast the show. We planned an opening night Oct. 16 and a 25% house capacity. We used tons of hand sanitizer and wore masks during rehearsal. But our plans were foiled again,” Edwards said. Now Edwards and her students are moving on to plan B. “We found a window Jan. 7-13, 2021 and rescheduled the show. We’re in rehearsal now. So plan on supporting us and seeing a fully mounted show in January. Our students are resilient—if we shut down again, we’ll go to plan C,” Edwards said. Though Edwards’ class rolls and numbers look the same, about 25% of her students learned from home during first quarter. “I hold Google Meet classes and have them film their performances. But even students who are in the classroom with me seem far away, and it’s hard to get to know new students when half of their face is covered. But they know they must follow these guidelines if they want to perform. “The biggest inspiration is my students’ resilience. They are happy, grateful and focused. We carried on, and I’m so proud of them,” Edwards said. Edwards hopes her students will get a lot of support for the show. “Tickets are available for ‘High School Musical,’ which plans to run Jan. 7, 9, 11 and 13 at 7 p.m. There are two matinees at 1 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 9. We adjusted our schedule to make sure we didn’t conflict with basketball games—we’re all in this together!”

Students wear masks and distance themselves to attend theater rehearsals at Olympus High. (Heather Lawrence/City Journals)

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Holladay police shooting rattles community By Zak Sonntag | z.sonntag@mycityjournals.com


man was shot by Unified Police in Holladay after a motor vehicle accident escalated to a physical altercation with police. The incident began around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 when a motorcyclist rear-ended a truck and fell to the ground at the intersection of 4500 South and 2300 East. A UPD officer was fueling a squad car at the Chevron at the same intersection as the accident happened. The officer approached the accident to see if the man was injured and an altercation instantly ensued, according to one eyewitness who asked not to be named. “I heard the crash. Then I looked and saw the man running away. [The police and the man] started fighting in the street. They knocked him over. They tried to tase him, but I don’t think it did anything, because he pushed the officer down and ran back to grab a gun that had fallen in the street,” the witness said. “That’s when the cop shot him.” Another witness, Lucy Smith, who lives on the street where the incident took place, offered a similar account. “I heard multiple gunshots and I ran out and saw a guy was lying face down in the middle of the road. A bunch of cops were all running around fast. There was a school bus on the corner when they flipped him over. Before long they loaded him on a gurney and into an emergency car,” Smith said. The two officers involved in the initial altercation had just left a “roll call” briefing at the Holladay precinct, which is less than a block away, and from which myriad additional officers were able to quickly respond.

One of the first officers on the scene was Precinct Chief Justin Hoyal. “I’ve responded to a few incidents involving shootings and it’s scary. There is risk. But we’re concerned for the officers involved, the public and even the suspect. When I got there I immediately began rendering aid to the suspect,” Hoyal said. “Everyone that does this job knows there are risks and there are dangerous situations we can be involved in. But they all want to serve the community and make it better.” Officer involved shootings have potential to generate public unrest. Police have suffered losses of public trust in many parts of the country in recent years, in part as a result of instances of use of force by officers whose official reports get contradicted by civilian cellphone video. In the Sept. 17 Holladay incident, cellphone video captured the event and has since circulated widely. The video offers no obvious reasons to believe UPD officers acted unlawfully. “Cellphone footage is helpful in these kind of cases. Investigators will always scour neighborhoods to get as much information about an incident as they can in order to build the big picture of what took place,” said Hoyal. The video was shot by an employee of the nearby Jiffy Lube, who was standing in the open bay of the car-service garage when the accident happened. One of the managers at the Jiffy Lube store in Holladay, named DC, explained, “We had to shut the store down after that. The whole street was blocked off. I

think the workers felt a little down after seeing the incident,” DC said. Law requires that officer involved shootings be investigated by outside agencies. The Sept. 17 UPD shooting is being investigated by SLCPD. The event rattled the community and will not be forgotten by witnesses. “It was super scary. It sucked. I cried,” said Smith, who works for Salt Lake Community College. “Still, I feel generally like Holladay is a safe, great neighborhood.” (As of press deadline, the suspect is alive and recovering from injuries.)l

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