Utah

Billionaire Philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. Dies At 80

Feb 2, 2018
Huntsman Cancer Institute

Utah billionaire and philanthropist John Huntsman Sr. died Friday.  He’s widely known for his donations to many charities, and also provided major funding for the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute.  Carolyn Murray has this:

NOAA Weather Service

It’s been a dry, warm winter so far this season.  We’ve had persistent high pressure settling in over most of the Western states, and snow enthusiasts are looking to the long-range forecast for the hope of a break in this pattern.  Carolyn Murray has this report:

Salt Lake City has taken the first step in bringing back the Winter Olympics to Utah and Park City. At a press conference Thursday, a number of Park City residents were named to serve on what’s called a OEC – an Olympic Exploratory Committee.  Leslie Thatcher has more. 

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development has named a Park City resident as Chairman of the Incentives Committee. The office was established to promote business and tourism growth in Utah.  Carolyn Murray has more on the announcement.

Centers for Disease Control

Utah public health officials have received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that a Utah resident has tested positive for the Zika virus. Meanwhile it's a topic to be discussed by the Summit County Council on Wednesday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

More info on the Zika Virus here.

State officials say Utah finished the fiscal year with an extra $112 million to spend on one-time projects. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

alpinetrails.com

A new non-profit group with experienced leadership at its helm has opened its doors. The new Trails Utah will help other communities promote trails and trail usage and will follow the Park City model. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke at a rally Friday in Salt Lake in favor of the same-sex marriage ban. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

One day into the hearing on District Robert Shelby's ruling declaring Utah's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judges on a Federal appeals court are divided and a ruling is not expected for several months. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Alex Butwinski

Park City Mayor Dana Williams has now performed some 25 same-sex marriages at the Summit County Courthouse, as the ruling that declares Utah's ban on gay marriage is declared unconstitutional. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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