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Up and at ’em, Salt Lake City! Here’s everything you need to know to get this Tuesday started off right. Here are the most important things happening today in town.

First, today’s weather:

Mainly cloudy. High: 48 Low: 33.

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Here are the top stories in Salt Lake City today:

  1. First the PAC-12 Championship, now the University of Utah is set to play Ohio State in the 2022 Rose Bowl. The official announcement came Sunday afternoon to Salt Lake City, but by then it was all but certain that the Utes would be headed to Pasadena to play the Big Ten’s Buckeyes in the 108th Rose Bowl. This will mark only the second time the two teams face each other. (KSL.com)
  2. Forget Pulitzer and Hearst; in Salt Lake City—and going back to the early days of the Utah territory—the press rivalry is between the Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune, with a storied, at-times violent, history. Although both publications have found audiences in Utah’s media landscape today, the formerly antagonistic outlets could one day be at odds again. This article in the Washington Post gives a sturdy summary of the last 150 years of these local papers and hints at what the future may hold. (The Washington Post)
  3. In a gust of welcome news for Salt Lake City, the National Weather Service forecasts winter storms headed to the Wasatch Front could blow the inversion away and bring a welcome flurry of snow and rain to combat the effects of a year of drought, and knock Utah out of the dry slump it saw in November. (Deseret News)
  4. For a Salt Lake City librarian, caring for bees IS in the job description. Rooftop renovations on the downtown library where the bees are usually kept have necessitated removing the bees to a temporary home: the backyard of librarian Amber Lawvor. The Salt Lake City Public Library is among the first libraries in the country to keep honey bees, which makes a certain kind of sense seeing how the honey bee is the state’s official insect. The whole saga of the library’s bees, a matter of life and death, can be read at the Tribune. (Salt Lake Tribune)

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Today in Salt Lake City:

  • Women in Business Holiday Luncheon – ChamberWest Chamber of Commerce (11:00 AM)
  • Improv 101 Classes and Performance (7:30 PM)
  • Live! At the Eccles presents Gregory Alan Isakov with special guest Leif Vollebekk (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Liberty Heights Fresh: The iconic neighborhood market is the recipient of the Zero Hunger Hero award. (Fox 13)
  • Utah Art Market: “Do you have someone on your Christmas list that’s impossible to buy for? GIFT ART! It lasts a lifetime. We have the best selection of affordable art in Utah! Come find the perfect holiday gift. Open 10am-7pm at Foothill Village.” (Instagram)
  • Utah Food Bank: The Holiday Food & Fund Drive helps stock the shelves of Utah Food Bank and emergency food pantries. Here’s how you can help. (Fox 13)
  • Salt Lake Community College: SLCC is on a mission to help refugees coming to our state (Fox 13)

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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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