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Star light, star bright, what were those lights in the SLC sky last night?

in Utah

(ABC4) – Did you notice some interesting lights in the sky last night?

No, they weren’t UFOs.

Utahns across the Wasatch Front began reporting strange lights in the night sky.

The lights appeared to be moving in a straight line, sort of like someone pulling a string through the sky.

We saw lights like these in early February too.

As they were in February, Hill Air Force Base’s 388th Fighter Wing is conducting night flight training. But, when asked about the lights, they told ABC4 it wasn’t them.

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17 islands in Utah you probably didn’t know exist

in Community/Environment/Utah

UTAH (ABC4) – Traveling to a beautiful island is not as far away as you think.

According to the Utah Geological Survey, the Beehive State is actually home to 17 officially named islands. But where are they? Well, they are all located near the Great Salt Lake!

The Great Salt Lake is a 2,000-square mile lake that is about 20 miles north of downtown Salt Lake City. According to the Utah Adventure Journal, more often than not, those who aren’t aware of the lake tend to also overlook the beautiful islands that it also holds.

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Festivals and events are returning to Salt Lake City this summer

in Entertainment/Events/People/Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — More than a year ago, many of us began working from our homes instead of at the office. At the same time, many if not most summer events in Salt Lake City were also sent packing.

But with COVID-19 vaccines now available and more permissive guidelines issued for the vaccinated, summer events can return. And they are! And even though these events may look a little different this year, they are still something to look forward to.

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Over a dozen small cities in Utah recognized as best places to start a business; Logan ranked 5th

in Business/Community/Utah

LOGAN – Personal finance website WalletHub recently announced which small cities in America are the best to launch a startup or open a new business, and more than a dozen of those top 30 cities are located in Utah. Six Utah communities were ranked in the top 10, with Southern Utah having a strong representation: St. George is ranked 1st, Cedar City 2nd and Washington 4th. Logan is ranked 5th in the results that consider Business Environment, Access to Resources, and Business Costs.

Logan has recently been recognized as a Best-Performing Small City by the Milken Institute and has having one of the hottest real estate markets in America. In December, the Logan economy was recognized as ‘bulletproof’ by financial cable network CNBC. Also, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the Logan Metropolitan Statistical Area has the lowest unemployment rate in America at 2.6%.

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University Place announces 10 new or expanding stores coming to mall in coming months

in Business/Community/Utah

OREM — The owners of University Place said Tuesday that nearly a dozen new stores have already opened, will open or will expand this year as a part of a large-scale revitalization of the nearly 50-year-old mall.

Personal care and beauty product retail giant Sephora and Temple in Mind have already opened, according to Woodbury Corporation, which owns the 120-acre facility. The latter of the two had a temporary location at the mall where it sold apparel and novelties associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Woodbury Corporation announced there were another eight retail stores or restaurants also opening or expanding in the coming months. Those are:

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Major road construction projects announced for Utah

in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Warmer days are here and with them come those infamous orange construction cones on Utah’s roads.

Drivers are being warned of a handful of projects that will affect them through most of the year, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

Throughout the state in 2021, UDOT says it will be working on 185 projects with a value of $3.45 billion over the life of the projects, many of which will span multiple years.

Planned improvements range from repaving rural highways to building freeway-style interchanges and widening, repaving, demolishing, and building bridges. UDOT outlines traffic delays that will range from overnight lane restrictions to full road closures with major detours.

Among the planned projects is the reconstruction of sections of I-80 and I-215 in eastern Salt Lake County.

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