Stop the New American Censorship Dear Valley Journals reader, Here at The Valley Journals we’re proud to continue our longstanding tradition of providing you with profiles of candidates who are running for office in federal, state, count...
It’s been more than a month since I announced a new Salt Lake County program designed to boost public involvement in county government. Our new public forum is available online, from the homepage on the county’s website at www.slco.org....
In 1988, an excited, young mom sent her oldest daughter off to her first day of kindergarten. The little 5-year-old was dressed in a homemade red skirt, white print top and white sandals, with her curly hair bouncing in the sunshine. She was eager to...
  I am now in my eighth and final year as mayor of Salt Lake County. It has been a wonderful experience and I think my administration will leave Salt Lake County in general, and Salt Lake County government specifically, in better condition tha...
  I believe the Pioneers who first viewed this valley 152 years ago would be amazed at how much it has physically changed, but the spirit of its people is mostly unchanged. Salt Lake Valley is one community and it can be made stronger by reach...

  This year has a striking resemblance to 1984. That’s because in 1983 Salt Lake was hit with a massive snowpack, rapidly rising temperatures and debris clogging culverts and stream channels leading to flooding in a great number of areas....
When Brigham Young arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in July 1847, he saw was a vast panorama of open space. Today that vast panorama of open space is filled with people and buildings. Salt Lake County is home to more than 1 million people, and is ...
For six years, in my principal role as chief executive officer of Salt Lake County, my commitment has been to operate an open, efficient, ethical and fiscally responsible government that serves citizens from all our communities. Internally, we...
Salt Lake County has long pursued policies of planning, not politics. Never has this concept been more important. We continue to experience rapid growth, development and a constantly changing community. There are many challenges today, and there w...
We are in the middle of our annual struggle with wintertime pollution across the valleys of northern Utah. In 2011 we mark the third year of our anti-idling campaign, "Turn the Key, Be Idle Free." It's a program designed to educate residents abou...
Rising energy costs are hitting everyone. Yet there are practical things that we can do to make our homes more comfortable while using less energy and saving money. Learning how to make our homes more comfortable has never been easier; affordable fi...
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