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BLM seeks volunteers for raptor inventory nest survey

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Salt Lake Field Office is seeking volunteers to assist with the annual Raptor Inventory Nest Survey (RINS) in northern Utah.  Participation as a volunteer does not require special experience or education, and the BLM will provide training.  In fact, the only prerequisites are a love for the outdoors, especially Utah’s beautiful west desert, and a sincere desire to help the magnificent birds of prey that call our state home.

Downtown Farmers Market accepting vendor applications for 2013

SALT LAKE CITY -- The 21st annual Downtown Farmers Market and Art & Craft Market are currently seeking applications from vendors for the upcoming season. Applications will be accepted from February 5 - April 8, 2013 for farmers, art and craft vendors, non-profits and musicians.

The 2013 Downtown Farmers Market will be open June 8 - October 19, in Historic Pioneer Park, offering a unique variety of farmers, growers, bakeries, prepared food and beverages, packaged foods and local artisans. The Harvest Market will be open Tuesday evenings August 6 - October 22 for growers only. Reserved space fees are $225 for the full season on Saturdays and $100 for Tuesdays.

Local artist Venessa Gromek to be featured at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Locals Only Gallery, The Sublime is Light and Easy-to-Assemble by Venessa Gromek. The Locals Only Gallery is one manifestation of UMOCA’s commitment to the local art community, ensuring that Utah artists always have a presence at the museum.

Drawing on notions of the sublime in both nature and design, Gromek’s “Tents” series addresses the intersection of the outdoor industry with the aesthetics of modern sculpture. Gromek reorients the purpose of a portable shelter by complicating its basic function, as these forms are neither enterable nor protective. Rather these porous and impenetrable structures elicit ideas revolving around abstraction, experimentation, and materiality, providing an innovative way to conceptualize how the great outdoors can influence contemporary art practice.

Salt Lake County recruiting for members of Bicycle Advisory Committee

The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) is seeking applicants to serve on the committee. The application deadline is Monday, December 3, 2012. There are three spots open on the nine-member committee.


Integrating bicycles into an automobile-centric transportation system is definitely a challenge. Over the past few years significant progress has been made in Salt Lake County improving multi-modal transportation opportunities including pedestrian and bikes. Much of this progress is thanks to the collaboration between the County’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and the county’s Department of Public Works.


The progress includes expand number of bike lanes, resurfacing traditional bike routes and new bicycle signage in the unincorporated county.

Walmart Ready to Reveal New Store to Salt Lake City Shoppers

SALT LAKE CITY – Residents of Salt Lake City are invited to the new Walmart store, which opened Friday, Nov. 16, at 2705 E. Parleys Way. A grand-opening celebration is scheduled for 7:25 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30. The new store brings approximately 200 new jobs to the area and opportunities for savings for customers. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration at 7:25 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30

Community officials will be on-site for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:25 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30. The Highland High School choir will sing the national anthem, and the Boy Scouts will present the colors.  

Grand-Opening Events

Customers are encouraged to come to the store on Friday, Nov. 30 to take advantage of a wide variety of events and promotions, including product samplings and giveaways from companies such as Nabisco and an Oreo cookie stacking contest. All events are family-friendly, free and open to the public.

“We are proud to be opening during the year that Walmart celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first store opening,” said store manager Tom McCowen. “We look forward to serving the people of our community, helping save them money so they can live better.”

SLC to host symposium on parks, public lands, Sept. 22

This is from Salt Lake City:

The Parks & Public Lands Division of Salt Lake City will host a symposium for community members to learn more about current and on-going projects in the City’s Parks, Natural Lands, Urban Forestry and City Cemetery Programs.

Author Robert H. Stockman to speak at City Library

In commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of Bahá’í Faith leader Abdu’l-Bahá’s historic Salt Lake visit, author Robert H. Stockman will talk about his recently published book, “Abdu’l-Bahá in America,” Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m., at The City Library, 231 E. 400 So.

This event is free and open to the public.

The book is an account of Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit, which solidified the Bahá’í Faith in the United States,
and also examines the faith’s relatively unknown imprint on American history.