Erin Alberty
17 hours ago - News

A guide to Salt Lake's Christmas light displays

A light-up manger scene stands in a front yard in a neighborhood covered with Christmas lights.

A manger scene sits in a yard on Miracle Cove in Magna. Photo: Erin Alberty/Axios

If there's one thing Utah does well, it's holiday spectacle.

  • So bundle up, pour some cocoa and cue up your seasonal playlist for these light displays!
Kim Bojórquez
17 hours ago - News

Utah sees unprecedented population growth driven by net migration

Data: Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute; Chart: Thomas Oide/Axios

Utah's population increased by 61,242 residents between July 2021 and July 2022, according to data released Thursday by the Kem C. Gardner Institute.

  • Utah is now home to more than 3.4 million residents, the report showed.
Kim Bojórquez
Dec 1, 2022 - News

Beds still available in Salt Lake County's winter overflow shelters

Illustration of the dotted outline of a house key, but no house key.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Nearly one month after opening, overflow winter shelters in Salt Lake County have not yet reached full capacity, according to Wayne Niederhauser, the state's homeless services coordinator.

  • Local and state leaders met with reporters Wednesday at the Salt Lake Chamber to provide updates on their efforts to address Salt Lake County's homeless population.
Erin Alberty
Nov 30, 2022 - News

Utah Hell's Backbone Grill, other popular restaurants at risk of closing

Illustration of salad ingredients forming a frowny face on a plate.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Some of Utah's most popular eateries are fighting to stay afloat as they struggle to emerge from the pandemic.

  • Several other culinary mainstays have already closed.

Utah holiday gift guide: Local art at the Bizarre Bazaar

Artwork hangs on a red gallery wall.

Artwork is displayed at the Bizarre Bazaar in Sandy. Photo: Erin Alberty/Axios

Local art is a fantastic gift for the hard-to-surprise. The Bizarre Bazaar next to Dreamscapes in Sandy has a huge collection of quirky, subversive, and beautiful pieces at a wide range of prices.

  • Here are a few ideas!
Erin Alberty
Nov 29, 2022 - News

David Archuleta reflects on LDS church experience after coming out as gay

David Archuleta stands in a beige hoodie in front of a blue wall with ABC and American Idol logos.

David Archuleta attends an "American Idol" 20th season celebration that aired in May. Photo: Christopher Willard/ABC via Getty Images

David Archuleta is shedding light on his journey with the Mormon faith as he speaks out about stepping away from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Archuleta, who rose to fame on American Idol, came out last year as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Erin Alberty
Nov 28, 2022 - News

RSV and flu driving record pediatric emergency visits in Utah

Illustration of a giant teddy bear taking up an entire hospital bed.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Flu and RSV, a respiratory illness, are spiking fast and early this year, filling Utah's pediatric hospital again after two difficult winters of COVID.

Driving the news: Emergency visits at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital "are setting records for the last decade at least," Dr. Per Gesteland, a pediatric hospitalist with Primary Children's and U of U Health, told Axios.

Erin Alberty
Nov 23, 2022 - News

Utah's mariachi child prodigies take the stage

A girl in a colorful dress with a hoop skirt sings in front of children in an elementary school gymnasium.

Kaylee Bucio, 11, sings in front of an admiring audience at Emerson Elementary in Salt Lake City. Photo: Erin Alberty/Axios

Utah is home to a disproportionate number of children and, arguably, an unusual density of talent in the performing arts.

  • So when I went to an elementary school festival earlier this month, maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised to stumble upon the best child singers I've ever heard.
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