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Happy New Year’s Day, neighbors! Let’s get this day (and year!) started off right. These are the most important things happening today in Salt Lake City.

First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and cold. High: 25 Low: 9.

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Here are the top 3 stories in Salt Lake City today:

  1. Two passengers on a Greyhound bus are lucky to be alive after the bus crashed on a snowy I-70 in Emery County. The Salt Lake City-bound passengers are struggling, however, to get to Salt Lake and start their training as truck drivers. Doctor clearances and transportation issues will likely delay their arrival and start date. (KUTV 2News)
  2. 14 landmarks, buildings, and historic sites in Utah will get national historic designation this year, three of which are in Salt Lake City. From an International Style architectural relic to a pair of stately apartment buildings Downtown, see the buildings and the stories behind them in this recap article. (KSL.com)
  3. Boom, boom, and more boom sums up the stories from the group that watches (and interprets) the way Utah’s capital city has grown in 2021. It’s a tale of skyscraper development that dominates the narrative among the most popular stories from Building Salt Lake that readers cared most about in 2021. See the list. (buildingsaltlake.com)

Today in Salt Lake City:

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  • Rise and shine, then head to the Utah Olympic Oval to get that New Year’s blood pumping from an early morning run with Extra Mile Racing and the Salt Lake Running Club. It’s the New Year’s Revolution Run. (8:00 AM)
  • “Come learn about Utah’s animals at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. Get up close and personal with the Great Basin gopher snake, North American bullfrog, Great Basin Spadefoot (toads), and Utah salamanders. Included with museum admission.” (2:00 PM)
  • The Utah Jazz face the Golden State Warriors in a New Year’s home game, tonight at the Vivint Arena, Downtown SLC. (7:00 PM)
  • It’s the 10th annual First Mistakes Party featuring INVDRS, Charlatan, and Mad Elegant at the Urban Lounge tonight, Downtown. (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • “The Tads Calcara are at it again! This time there are eight of them, and they have some excellent, retro, big-band NYE listening for you!” (Utah Symphony)
  • State parks aren’t just for summer camping and hiking. Whether you get your kicks stargazing under the darkest skies in the West or skiing among snow-dusted red rocks, Utah’s state parks are adventure-ready all year round.” (Visit Utah)
  • “Up your culture game in 2022 with tickets to the opera and a bougie visit to The Grand America Hotel. (Utah Opera)
  • “Make buying a home a reality with our amazing Down Payment Assistance (DPA) program in Salt Lake City, designed to assist low-to-moderate income households looking to make their home buying dreams come true!” (NeighborWorks Salt Lake)

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Alrighty, you’re all good for today. Happy New Year! I’ll catch up with you bright and early on Monday with another update!

Joseph Peterson

About me: Joseph is a writer and marketing communications strategist with a degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations from the University of Utah. He’s keen on city life, public libraries, national parks, and promoting events that build community.

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