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Salt Lake City bans fireworks as debates ignite in Utah communities

SALT LAKE CITY — Common fireworks and all other pyrotechnic devices will not be allowed to be discharged in Utah’s capital city for the upcoming July 4 and Pioneer Day holidays. Citing the ongoing Utah drought and growing fire danger, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced that all Class C fireworks, including smoke bombs… Keep Reading

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Utah Jazz to Host Salt Lake City Summer League

The Utah Jazz announced the return of NBA summer league basketball in Utah with the four-team, six-game Salt Lake City Summer League presented by University of Utah Health, Utah Sports Commission and Western Governors University on Aug. 3, 4 and 6 at Vivint Arena. The participating teams in the round-robin summer showcase in downtown Salt… Keep Reading

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10 things outsiders should know before moving to Utah

(ABC4) – Business is booming in Utah, and so is the state’s population. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent estimates, Utah’s population increased from 2010’s estimate of 2,763,885 to 3,240,879 in 2020. That increase of 17.6% was the largest in the country. As the state’s economy also rises at astronomic levels — U.S. News &… Keep Reading

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Human-caused wildfires continue to spread in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Fire investigators determined Sunday that the Morgan Canyon Fire, burning southwest of Grantsville, was caused by a small airplane crash that killed both the pilot and passenger. Unified Fire Authority public information officer Matthew McFarland, could not comment directly on that fire because it is out of UFA’s jurisdiction, but he did say… Keep Reading

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Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Firefighters are investigating the scene of a fire that engulfed three sheds, Sunday. According to the Salt Lake City Fire Department, crews were dispatched to a shed fire near the 1100 South block of Mission Road. Upon arrival, firefighters first discovered two sheds in flames, and then as crews issued… Keep Reading

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Am I allowed to use fireworks in Utah?

UTAH (ABC4) – As summer festivities roll by and as active wildfires burn and red flag conditions continue throughout the state, many Utahns are wondering, “am I allowed to use fireworks?” According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, fireworks are permitted but only in non-restricted areas and under certain regulations. Here are some tips to keep in mind when participating… Keep Reading

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This Week’s Upcoming Salt Lake City Area Events

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Looking for things to do in the Salt Lake City area? Your Salt Lake City Patch community calendar is a great way to keep tabs on what’s happening near you and discover local events that fit your interests. Here’s a roundup of local events coming up in the area this… Keep Reading

Businesses we want to see in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Sure, Utah has countless stores and restaurants, and given the population boom and relaxation of covid-19 restrictions across the state it seems like there is a new business popping up in open lots on a daily basis. The second Raising Cane’s location has just been announced, a few weeks after the state’s… Keep Reading

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‘Fame or Shame?’: Governor addresses Utah’s drought response

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – With temperatures soaring and reservoir levels dropping, local water measures are in effect in many places despite no comprehensive conservation plan from the Utah government. It seems to many that the state has been handling the drought on a wing and a prayer. “We need some divine intervention,” Governor Spencer Cox… Keep Reading

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