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Salt Lake County Receives National Recognition for Leadership in Creation of Green Buildings

Salt Lake County is a recipient of the 2021 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award for the Mountain Region (MT, ID, WY, NV, UT, CO, AZ, and NM). This award is given to organizations that demonstrate exemplary leadership in the creation of sustainable, healthy, equitable, and resilient buildings, cities, and communities.

07/14/21


Salt Lake County Archives Awarded Grant from Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB)

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board, administered by the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, has announced Salt Lake County Archives as a recipient of its Spring 2021 grant funding to preserve and provide access to Utah's history.

06/30/21


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson Announces “New American and Refugee Liaison”

Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson announced today the addition of Joseph Genda to the Mayor’s Office as the New Americans Liaison.

06/29/21


Dive into Summer Fun in Celebration of Outdoor Pool Season and 75 Years of Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation

Celebrating the 75th summer of providing fun and healthy venues, programs, and experiences to people across the valley, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation will kick off its outdoor pool season beginning May 29.

05/24/21


Salt Lake County Commits to Cut a Minimum of 5% of its Water Use, Challenges Residents to Conserve 5% Amid Drought

If 25% of residents conserved 5% of their typical water use, Salt Lake County could collectively save 2 million gallons of water every single day – the equivalent of about nine lap swimming pools.

04/22/21


Pinwheels for Prevention: The Faces Behind the Numbers

Join the Family Support Center and Salt Lake County Leaders in planting 3,616 blue pinwheels in honor of every child who was abused in SLCo during 2020

04/21/21


Salt Lake County and Board of Health Names New Health Officer

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson and the Salt Lake County Board of Health (BOH) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Angela Dunn as executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD).

04/20/21


Director of Salt Lake County Emergency Management Receives the Utah Emergency Management Association's Member of the Year Award

Salt Lake County Emergency Management’s Director, Chief Clint Mecham receives the 2021 Member of the Year Award from the Utah Emergency Management Association

04/08/21


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson Issues Statement Encouraging Mask Wearing to Continue Regardless of Mandate

Salt Lake County residents should continue to wear masks while in public until many more of our residents receive the vaccine and we are closer to herd immunity. Businesses, large and small, should continue the requirement as well.

04/05/21


March 2021 Remote Expungement Day Was Held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Volunteer attorneys helped eligible individuals expunge criminal history, removing barriers to jobs, housing, education.

03/25/21


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson Announces New Outreach & Strategy Senior Advisor

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson announced today, the addition of Eric Hutchings to the county as a new Outreach & Strategy Senior Advisor to the Mayor.

02/04/21


Free tax help for working families offered through Salt Lake County – Westminster College partnership

The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office, Salt Lake County Treasurer’s Office, and Westminster College urge residents to take advantage of free tax prep assistance available beginning Monday, January 25 until Thursday, April 15.

01/21/21


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson Issues Statement Regarding Presidential Inauguration 2021

America is ready for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

01/20/21


Elected Leaders to ceremoniously “open” Canyon Centre Parking Garage January 14th

Officials from Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake County, and Central Wasatch Commission will host virtual “ ribbon cutting ” and answer questions via Zoom

01/11/21


Mayor Jenny Wilson Announces New Diversity Affairs Officer for Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson announced today, the appointment of Efren Corado Garcia, as the new Diversity Affairs Officer for Salt Lake County.

01/11/21


Health Officials Recommend Precautions for Hosting Holiday Visitors

Testing, limiting close contact among suggestions to help prevent COVID transmission

12/15/20


Salt Lake County Arts & Culture Releases Updated Arts & Culture Master Plan

On Tuesday, December 15, Salt Lake County Arts & Culture will release its recently completed Arts & Culture Master Plan via a virtual presentation.

12/15/20


More Than 100 Pandemic Front-Line Volunteers to Be Recognized for Over 15,000 Hours of Community Service

The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) is proud to recognize over 100 volunteers for their cumulative 15,000 hours of dedicated community service during the ongoing pandemic.

12/08/20


Salt Lake County Council to Finalize 2021 Budget

Salt Lake County’s Financial Health is Excellent, Despite an Exceptionally Challenging Year

12/01/20


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson Announces New Members of the Council on Diversity Affairs (CODA) and Releases a Proposed Action Plan for Community Input

2020 has been a challenging year on so many fronts and in addition to the challenge of COVID-19 in our community, we have seen instances of deep racial inequity resulting in a national move towards addressing these injustices.

11/19/20


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson Encourages Residents to Help Foster Children Find Permanent Homes

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson has signed a proclamation declaring November as Adoption Awareness Month in Salt Lake County.

11/16/20


Home Visiting Program Earns Prestigious International Recognition

“Parents as Teachers” helps parents positively influence their children’s development and realize their full potential.

10/19/20


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, County Council Form New Era of Commitment to Climate and Air Quality Solutions

Salt Lake County Mayor asked members of the County Council to join her in approving a new proclamation Tuesday that will set Salt Lake County as a leader in environmental solutions and sustainability in Utah for decades to come.

10/13/20


Salt Lake County and Partners Host Fall 2020 Remote Expungement Day

The Salt Lake County Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice Initiatives partnered with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, Salt Lake City Justice Court, 3rd District Court, and the Utah State Bar, to host the Fall 2020 Remote Expungement Day on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

09/25/20


Salt Lake County Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion by Hosting Annual Welcoming Salt Lake Week: A Week Dedicated to Welcoming New Americans

This week, the Salt Lake County Mayor's Office for New Americans, in conjunction with multiple partners, celebrates Welcoming Salt Lake Week by hosting various virtual events as a way of “creating home together” and fostering a sense of belonging in communities around the world. A schedule of events can be found at WelcomingSaltLake.org.

09/11/20


Salt Lake County Partners with the American Red Cross to Hold Critical Blood Drives Amid COVID-19

The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office is pleased to partner with the American Red Cross to hold a series of blood drives that are especially critical during this pandemic. The Mayor’s Office is providing the Mountain America Expo Center space, an area large enough to ensure proper social distancing to protect donors and staff. The Mountain America Credit Union and the Salt Lake County Health Department are taking the lead in recruiting blood donors for a series of six drives occurring September through November.

09/10/20


Salt Lake County's Response to Severe Weather Event

Today, Salt Lake County issued a Declaration of Emergency (DOE) for yesterday’s high wind emergency event. The decision to issue the DOE was based on multiple concerns, including the extent of damage, anticipated need for resources, and cost of recovery.

09/09/20


Health Officials Urge Parents to Keep Sick or Exposed Children Home

Ignoring isolation or quarantine instructions could result in criminal charges

09/08/20


Windstorm Information & Resources

Due to the high winds and cold temperatures, many Salt Lake County residents are facing difficulties with power outages and the need for electricity and shelter. The County has provided information and resources to help answer some of those needs.

09/08/20


Important Reminder: Deadline for Salt Lake County Property Tax Relief Quickly Approaching

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Treasurers’ office has been limited in its efforts to promote the tax relief programs available to the residents of the County.

08/19/20


Salt Lake County Contributes CARES Act Funding to Help Charter Schools Reopen Among COVID-19

Earlier this month, Salt Lake County provided $10 million in CARES Act funding to the five public school districts in Salt Lake County to help offset the impacts of COVID-19. As part of the County’s commitment to education, Salt Lake County announced today that it will also provide reimbursement grants to each of the fifty charter schools in the County totaling approximately $1.4 million.

08/18/20


West Nile Virus Detected in Multiple SLCo Mosquito Pools

Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness

08/17/20


Salt Lake County Reopens Cooling Centers During Expected Heat Wave

With high temperatures expected in the valley through next week, Salt Lake County is offering two cooling centers for residents and visitors who need a reprieve from the heat. Cooling centers are air-conditioned, indoor spaces open to the public; anyone seeking a break from the heat can visit to cool off, hydrate, and stay safe from heat-related illness.

08/14/20


Salt Lake County Offers Cooling Centers to Residents and Visitors During Expected Heat Wave

With high temperatures expected in the valley through mid-July, Salt Lake County will open two cooling centers for residents and visitors who need a reprieve from the heat. Cooling centers are air-conditioned, indoor spaces open to the public; anyone seeking a break from the heat can visit to cool off, hydrate, and stay safe from heat-related illness.

07/30/20


Salt Lake County Offers Cooling Centers for Residents and Visitors During Expected Heat Wave

With high temperatures expected in the valley through the end of July and early August, Salt Lake County is offering two cooling centers for residents and visitors who need a reprieve from the heat. Cooling centers are air-conditioned, indoor spaces open to the public; anyone seeking a break from the heat can visit to cool off, hydrate, and stay safe from heat-related illness.

07/30/20


Salt Lake County expands reach of $40M Small Business Impact Grant program to include all business, COVID-19 aid recipients

Salt Lake County opened its Small Business Impact Grant to businesses closed by COVID-19’s public health orders with the goal of reaching small businesses forgotten in the rush of initial federal relief.

07/28/20


Mayor Jenny Wilson to Declare July 11 as Srebrenica Remembrance Day

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson will be joined by Utah Muslim Civic League Executive Director Luna Banuri and members of the Bosnian community on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 3 p.m. at the County Government Center as she signs a proclamation recognizing July 11 as Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Salt Lake County. The proclamation memorializes the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, the single largest mass murder in Europe since World War II. The massacre of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims took place in July 1995 in the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War.

07/09/20


County Offers Remote Expungement Day

The Salt Lake County Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice Initiatives is partnering with Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Services, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, the Utah Department of Public Safety, West Valley Justice Court, Salt Lake City Justice Court, Riverton Justice Court, Summit County Justice Court, Salt Lake County Justice Court, and the Utah Bar, to host the Summer 2020 Remote Expungement Day.

07/07/20


Salt Lake County Youth Services’ Milestone Program Opens New House for Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Salt Lake County Youth Services’ Milestone Transitional Living Program (TLP) is expanding its current 15-bed program with the opening of a new four-bedroom house in partnership with Good Shepard Lutheran Church. The program provides safe housing and support for young adults (18-21) in order to break the cycle of homelessness and promote self-sufficiency. Upon entering the program, young adults are given their own room and can stay in the program for up to 18 months while they receive intense case management and life-skills classes, which promote connection to the community.

07/06/20


Salt Lake County Kicks Off 20-Day Rally the Valley Initiative

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson kicked off the Rally the Valley initiative today encouraging County residents, municipalities and organizations to “rally together” and share their time, talents, ideas and resources to showcase the best of Salt Lake Valley, it’s people.

07/03/20


Providing data and analysis to Governor Herbert on the request to require face coverings

Salt Lake County, UT – On June 23, Mayor Wilson requested Governor Herbert allow for Salt Lake County to mandate the wearing of face coverings in public places. Understanding that Governor Herbert’s office has said “local health departments should bring their data and analysis to the Utah Department of Health if they believe there is a need to vary from current guidelines,” Salt Lake County Health Department Director, Gary Edwards, wrote to the Utah Department of Health Director, General Jeff Burton, on data and analysis specific to Salt Lake County’s request.

06/24/20


Mayor Wilson submits request to Governor Herbert to require face coverings in public

Salt Lake City, UT – In response to the recent surge of coronavirus cases in Salt Lake County, Mayor Wilson formally requested that Governor Gary Herbert allow Salt Lake County to require face coverings in retail and commercial establishments.

06/23/20


Centerplate Selected to Bring Elevated Hospitality Experience to the Salt Palace Convention Center and Mountain America Exposition Center

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 23, 2020) – Salt Lake County announced the selection of industry leader Centerplate as the exclusive hospitality, catering and culinary partner for the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City and Mountain America Exposition Center in nearby Sandy, following a comprehensive bid process. The multi-year agreement will encompass all food and beverage services for events at both venues, beginning June 28, 2020.

06/23/20


$40 million Small Business Impact Grant program now accepting applications

SALT LAKE COUTY –Salt Lake County’s new Small Business Impact Grant (SBIG) program is now open and accepting applications.

06/16/20


Salt Lake County creates $40 million Small Business Impact Grant program for those hit hardest

SALT LAKE COUTY – Mayor Jenny Wilson announced today that Salt Lake County will be launching a new Small Business Impact Grant (SBIG) program, with the application opening June 16.

06/11/20


Salt Lake County to announce grant program to aid local small businesses hurt by COVID-19 epidemic

Details will be provided on a critical new program with substantial funding set to launch and benefit Salt Lake County’s small businesses that are feeling the deep financial impact of COVID-19. As businesses continue to assess the economic impact of COVID-19, the County seeks to provide targeted support in both short-term and long-term recovery.

06/10/20


Salt Lake County approves new Wasatch Canyons General Plan crafted with key Utah partners to protect and manage beloved areas

SALT LAKE COUNTY – An updated Wasatch Canyons General Plan, presented to the Salt Lake County Council on Tuesday, was approved 7-1, and will be adopted June 16. This process was facilitated by the Planning and Transportation division in the Office of Regional Development.

06/09/20


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson Implements New Vision Around Diversity Affairs in Salt Lake County

A community-based call to action as Mayor Wilson presents her inclusive vision to address and affect change in law enforcement/criminal justice reform, housing, health access, and economic opportunity for people from diverse communities.

06/04/20


Financial Impacts of Pandemic Trigger County Budget Cuts; Mayor Wilson Outlines Two-Year Recovery Plan

Salt Lake County, UT - Plunging revenues and unplanned expenses caused by the COVID-19 crisis will require Salt Lake County to cut $77 million from current-year agency budgets and adhere to bare-bones spending plans to maintain core services and avoid layoffs, Mayor Jenny Wilson announced Tuesday.

06/02/20


Salt Lake County makes $750,000 donation to Utah Food Bank to relieve food insecurity amid COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY – As Utah Food Bank works tirelessly to help families and individuals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Salt Lake County approved a donation of $750,000 in aid to assist Utah Food Bank in those efforts.

05/31/20


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson Issues Statement on Salt Lake City Riot

Salt Lake City, UT - Last evening was a very difficult time for our community. I share the deep anger felt for the loss of George Floyd’s life in a deliberate act of violence. I am saddened that we continue to see instances where crime is committed by law enforcement at the expense of people of color. I am proud that Salt Lake City's officers and those who assisted last night showed restraint and that while property damage is extensive there seems to be limited personal injury due to the riot.

05/31/20


Salt Lake County Offers Cooling Centers to Residents and Visitors During Expected Heat Wave

SALT LAKE COUNTY—With high temperatures expected in the valley through June 2, Salt Lake County will open two cooling centers for residents and visitors who need a reprieve from the heat. Cooling centers are air-conditioned, indoor spaces open to the public; anyone seeking a break from the heat can visit to cool off, hydrate, and stay safe from heat-related illness.

05/29/20


Salt Lake County Announces First Phase of Recreation Center Openings

In accordance with the State’s Utah Together plan and guidance from the Salt Lake County Health Department, select recreation centers will begin opening with modified operations. Openings are determined based upon staffing, and health order directives related to amenities.

05/27/20


Salt Lake County Provides Utah Food Bank with $750,000 to Relieve Food Insecurity Amid COVID-19

SALT LAKE COUNTY – As Utah Food Bank works tirelessly to help families and individuals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Salt Lake County approved $750,000 to aid Utah Food Bank in those efforts.

05/21/20


Salt Lake County Breaks Ground on Major Regional Park in South Jordan

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation in partnership with the City of South Jordan has begun construction of a major regional park in the southwest quadrant city.

05/21/20


Salt Lake County Announces Opening Dates for Parks and Recreation Facilities

In accordance with the State’s Utah Together plan and guidance from the Salt Lake County Health Department, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is moving forward with a phased re-opening of its park amenities and recreation facilities.

05/15/20


STATEMENT FROM SALT LAKE COUNTY MAYOR JENNY WILSON

Today, the State of Utah announced that most cities in Salt Lake County will be moving from the COVID-19 Moderate Risk Orange phase to Low Risk Yellow phase at 12:01 a.m. May 16 –with the exception of Salt Lake City and West Valley City which will remain in Orange. While we are pleased to see progress and some stabilization of cases, Salt Lake County had earlier in the week requested a countywide exemption that would have allowed us to continue operating under orange guidelines for an additional 10 days. The State chose not to approve that request.

05/14/20


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson Announces Plan to Expand Diversity Training at Salt Lake County

Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Mayor Jenny Wilson announced a plan to expand diversity training internally at Salt Lake County with the transition of executive Emma E. Houston to develop and lead an initiative that aims to transform the way Salt Lake County does business. This is a new role for Houston after she has successfully led the Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion as director for the past four years.

05/05/20


Emergency Food Services Need Your Time and Donations

New website locates nearest food resource, for either donations or those in need

05/04/20


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson Signs Salt Lake County Health Order Reopening Guidance consistent with Governor’s Utah Leads Together 2.0 Plan

Salt Lake County – Today Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson and Salt Lake County Health Department Executive Director Gary Edwards signed a 5th COVID-related county public health order to allow for a phased reopening of formerly closed businesses and services. This county public health order and phased reopening plan, called Salt Lake County Together, aligns with the State’s Utah Leads Together 2.0 plan.

04/30/20


Salt Lake County Makes Modifications to COVID-19 Stay Safe Plan Mayor Wilson Encourages Continued Social Distancing

SALT LAKE COUNTY – Citing coordination with the State’s Utah Leads Together plan and the progress of social distancing efforts, Mayor Jenny Wilson announced today that the County will ease two restrictions in the current Stay Home order.

04/18/20


Salt Lake County Leases Hotel to House Highest Risk Clients Within Homeless Resource Centers

Salt Lake County, UT – As part of Salt Lake County’s continuing effort to protect the highest risk clients within the homeless community from COVID-19, and allow for better social distancing protocols within Homeless Resource Centers, the county is leasing an entire hotel to provide “Stay Home, Stay Safe” housing for roughly 130 asymptomatic clients. These individuals are either over the age of 60 or have underlying health issues. Clients began to be moved into the hotel last Friday, April 10th, and the moves will continue in phases over the coming days.

04/17/20


Proactive Measures Reveal Additional Cases of COVID-19 in Men’s Resource Center

Salt Lake County, UT - The first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Men’s Resource Center in South Salt Lake last week. The county, city, and partners put an action plan into place to limit and identify other cases. Weeks of added procedures to prevent the spread of the virus held positive cases back as long as possible. Those include extra cleaning, further separation inside the resource centers, and daily screenings for temperature and symptoms, followed by testing, as needed.

04/17/20


Salt Lake County Extends COVID-19 Public Health Order to May 1

Social distancing efforts appear to be helping slow the spread of disease locally

04/09/20


Salt Lake County Announces the Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

Salt Lake Urban County Mayors seek public comment on the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2018-2019 funding year, and the proposed 2020-2021 projects to be funded with the federal dollars from the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Block Grant, Social Services Block Grant and the HOME Investment Partnership Grant.

04/02/20


Select Salt Lake County Operated Golf Courses to Re-open under Modified Operations

Select Salt Lake County Operated Golf Courses to Re-open under Modified Operations

04/02/20


Salt Lake County and Partners Work to Protect Vulnerable Populations From COVID-19

Salt Lake County – Salt Lake County (SLCo) is working diligently in partnership with Salt Lake City, the state, service providers, the Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, and other partners, to protect vulnerable populations from COVID-19 with a specific focus on individuals experiencing homelessness.

03/17/20


SLCoHD Declares Public Health Emergency, Limits Some Business Operations

(SALT LAKE COUNTY)—Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) today declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Immediately following the declaration, SLCoHD issued a health order, effective at 11:00 p.m. today, March 16, regarding business operations in the county, including specifics for the food and beverage industry

03/16/20


SLCoHD Declares Public Health Emergency, Limits Some Business Operations

Social distancing and employee health among the essential components of the health order

03/16/20


SLCoHD Announces Nine Additional COVID-19 Cases in Salt Lake County

This brings the total number of Salt Lake County cases to 14; none are known to be a result of local transmission in the community

03/14/20


Salt Lake County Arts Venues Closing Through March 31, 2020

All Salt Lake County Arts venues – Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theater, and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center – are closing for performances effective immediately today, March 12, through March 31. We are working with all of the shows scheduled during this time to determine the process for event rescheduling or ticket exchanges and/or refunds. If you purchased tickets through ArtTix, you will be notified via email on what to do.

03/12/20


WIC Assistance is Available to All Who Meet Income Eligibility

WIC is NOT included in the federal government’s final “public charge” rule and is available regardless of immigration or citizenship status

03/10/20


“Park Rx Utah” Urges Providers to “Prescribe” Time in Parks to Patients

Coalition holds stakeholder retreat to explore programming ideas and partnership opportunities

02/20/20


Little Learners can Get Curious at the County Library

Are your children curious about science and art? Little learners will build and explore with hands-on play and fun experiments that develop a better understanding of the world around them at the County Library’s third-annual Get Curious event.

02/19/20


Salt Lake County’s Only Official Mardi Gras Coming to the County Library’s Viridian Event Center

The County Library is celebrating New Orleans culture with a ragin’ Cajun Mardi Gras brouhaha at the Library’s Viridian Event Center. The gala will include beads, music, food, a parade and more.

02/12/20


Salt Lake County Health Adds HIV PrEP to STD Clinic Services

When used correctly, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) greatly reduces the risk of contracting HIV.

02/04/20


Experience Lunar New Year and Asian Culture with the County Library

Traditional choral melodies and professional Lion Dancers will wow revelers as they ring in the Year of the Rat during the County Library’s Lunar New Year celebration.

01/24/20


NOTICE OF 2020-2021 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP GRANT FUNDS FOR ALL OF SALT LAKE COUNTY

Salt Lake County Consortium HOME Investment Partnership Program The Salt Lake County Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will be releasing a request for applications for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development HOME Investment Partnership Program. Applications will be accepted via ZoomGrantsTM, an online grant management system.

01/24/20


NOTICE OF 2020-2021 FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATIONS

Salt Lake Urban County is Releasing the RFA for the 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Hard Cost Programs.

12/16/19


Adult Wizards and Witches Will Brew Up Fantastic Fun at County Library’s Adult Wizarding Soirée

Aspiring adult wizards and witches and alumni will enter a magical and fanciful world, complete with mysterious quests and wonderous entertainment at the County Library’s first-ever Adult Wizarding Soirée.

11/06/19


The County Library and Clark Planetarium Amplify Adult Learning with Hands-on STEM Activities

The County Library and Clark Planetarium are proving you’re never too old to learn something new.

10/28/19


The County Library Brings Two Día de los Muertos Celebrations to Salt Lake County

The County Library will celebrate Mexican heritage with two Día de los Muertos celebrations, the first of which will be hosted at its Tyler branch, with the second taking place at the Hunter branch.

10/28/19


Play All Day at the County Library’s International Games Day

Play games and connect with others in the community during a free annual event all about games at the County Library.

10/21/19


Pumpkin Chuckin’, Smashin’, Pie Eatin’ and Decorating Return to West Jordan With the County Library’s Pumpkinpalooza

The County Library will be getting medieval on some pumpkins—literally.

10/18/19


County Library partners with Operation Warm to help Midvale-area kids in need

Hundreds of Midvale-area families won’t need to worry about buying winter coats for their kids, thanks to the County Library and Operation Warm.

10/15/19


Salt Lake City and County to Become Urban Library Capital During Urban Libraries Council Forum

Leaders from nearly 100 major urban library systems across the United States and Canada will convene in Salt Lake City and County for this year’s 2019 Urban Libraries Council Forum.

10/08/19


Find a new-to-you Halloween costume at the County Library’s Costume Swap

Take the stress out of finding a Halloween costume at the County Library’s Costume Swap.

10/03/19


Salt Lake County to Break Ground on New Regional Park in Magna

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson along with several community leaders will celebrate the beginning of construction on a large regional park in Magna on Wednesday, October 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at the park’s future site located at 4042 South 7200 West.

09/30/19


Best-Selling Clean Romance Authors Coming to County Library Millcreek Branch

Nine Amazon best-selling clean romance authors will mingle with fans at a special County Library meet and greet event.

09/19/19


Salt Lake County Encourages Participation in Survey to Understand Needs of Those Who Need it the Most

Residents Can Help Direct Resources to Where They Are Needed Most.

09/10/19


STDs Remain Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases in SLCo

STD rates among youth are of particular concern; health officials call for improved youth education

08/27/19


Diapers Needed for Annual Diaper Need Awareness Drive

Help promote infant health by donating disposable children’s diapers at the County Library during Utah Diaper Bank’s annual Diaper Need Awareness Drive, September 1–30.

08/27/19


County Invites Residents to Provide Input on Dog Park Site Plans

After completing the dog park site selection process in 2018, three sites were selected to move forward with concept plan development: Wardle Fields Regional Park (Bluffdale), Lodestone Regional Park (Kearns), and the future Magna Regional Park (Magna). The public is encouraged to examine the site plans for each five-to-ten acre dog park and provide feedback.

08/20/19


SLCoHD Reports First Human WNV Case of the Year

Threat of West Nile virus grows as more mosquitoes in Utah test positive.

08/19/19


Send Summer off at the County Library’s Annual Chalk the Walk Sidewalk Art Festival

Spend the day watching artists fill the sidewalks with unique and exciting artwork at the County Library’s third-annual Chalk the Walk art festival.

08/14/19


Summer Readers Receive Free Admission During Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Participants who completed the County Library’s Summer Reading Program will receive free admission during Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center at the University of Utah.

08/02/19


County Encourages Input on Regional Trails Master Plan Update

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation invites residents to provide input on an update to the countywide Regional Trails Master Plan in series of open houses across the valley this August.

07/31/19


Not a Perfect Parent? Authors Teach Why That’s OK at the County Library

Clint Edwards, author of I’m Sorry... Love, Your Husband: Honest, Hilarious Stories From a Father of Three Who Made All the Mistakes (and Made Up for Them), and Meredith Ethington, author of Mom Life: Perfection Pending and the popular blog Perfection Pending, will talk about parenting and the perception of perfection.

07/30/19


Fangirls and Fanboys Unite at County Library’s 7th-Annual Teen Anime Convention

For the seventh consecutive year, the County Library is giving fangirls and fanboys a chance to geek out at ToshoCON, a two-day conference for all things anime.

07/25/19


Salt Lake County Health Department Named “Health Department of the Year” by Leading National Public Health Association

SLCoHD’s successful response to hepatitis A outbreak referenced among reasons for recognition

07/12/19


Global Rocket Launch - The County Library

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah—The County Library, Clark Planetarium and the City of West Jordan, along with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, are inviting the public to join a worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by launching model rockets at West Jordan’s Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday, July 16, from 10 am–noon.

07/08/19


Salt Lake County, Millcreek and Holladay Issue Joint Statement on Olympus Hills Park

In 2018, Salt Lake County, Millcreek and Holladay officials were approached by mountain bike advocates about the possibility of installing a bike skills park on the eastern section of Olympus Hills Park in Holladay. After some preliminary feasibility work, the county and its municipal partners worked hard to gauge community interest by soliciting public input – receiving and processing hundreds of comments on both sides of the issue.

06/14/19


Summer Reading Kickoff

Blasting rockets, spaceship flight simulators and space floats are pretty entertaining. So is a good book.

05/22/19


Restaurants Approved to Allow Dogs on Patios

This season, 22 Salt Lake County eateries have received a “dog patio” variance

05/15/19


SLCo Parks and Recreation Announces Date for Closure of Marv Jenson Recreation Center

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation has set the date for the closure of Marv Jenson Recreation Center. The 35-year-old facility located at 10300 South Redwood Road will cease operations on March 31, 2020.

05/07/19


Space out on May the 4th at the County Library

Defeat the dark side—or embrace it—at the County Library’s annual May the 4th event.

04/26/19


Citizen and Community Scientists Compete in City Nature Challenge

The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) and the County Library’s Taylorsville branch will join more than 150 cities on six continents in this year’s City Nature Challenge, a quest that challenges people of all ages and backgrounds to observe and submit pictures of wild plants, animals and fungi using the iNaturalist mobile app.

04/25/19


County Library Celebrates Children and Learning at Kids Fiesta

Celebrate día de los niños with live music, piñatas, crafts and more family friendly activities at the County Library’s annual Kids Fiesta celebration.

04/15/19


County Library Breaks Ground for New Daybreak Branch

The County Library announced the groundbreaking for its Daybreak branch, which will take place at 10 am on Earth Day—Monday, April 22—at 11358 Grandville Ave (approximately 5600 W) in South Jordan.

04/15/19


County to Host Three Open Houses to Discuss Jordan River Water Trail Plan

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is hosting three open houses next week to invite the public to comment on the Jordan River Water Trail Master Plan. The project is designed to develop a comprehensive guide for the long-term development and improved safety of the Jordan River as a recreation amenity.

04/04/19


Shelter the Homeless is Seeking Representatives

Shelter the Homeless is seeking representatives to participate on its Neighborhood Advisory Committees for each of the surrounding neighborhoods near the three new Homeless Resource Centers.

04/02/19


Open Enrollment Under Medicaid Expansion

Monday, April 1, marks the first day of open enrollment for approximately 70,000-90,000 adults under Utah's Medicaid expansion.

04/01/19


Salt Lake County to Host Open House to Discuss New Regional Park in South Jordan

The public is invited to an open house to learn more about the updated master plan for Bingham Creek Regional Park on Thursday, March 28 from 6-8 pm. The event, to be held at Golden Fields Elementary School (10252 Split Rock Drive, South Jordan), will provide helpful information to residents regarding the park’s design and Phase I of construction.

03/27/19


County and Community Partners Launch ‘On the River’s Edge’ Ideas Competition

Salt Lake County and the Jordan River Foundation are coming together to encourage big ideas for how more families, businesses, and visitors can access and enjoy the Jordan River and its surrounding areas.

03/13/19


County and Community Partners Launch ‘On the River’s Edge’ Ideas Competition

Salt Lake County and the Jordan River Foundation are coming together to encourage big ideas for how more families, businesses, and visitors can access and enjoy the Jordan River and its surrounding areas.

03/13/19


Salt Lake County Library Gives a “Shhh”-outout to Ruth Vine Tyler on International Women’s Day

In 1939, Ruth Vine Tyler—the namesake of our cozy County Library branch in Midvale, was named the first director of Salt Lake County Library and began offering library services in two classrooms of the old Midvale School. Tyler was a trailblazer for women in the workplace 80 years ago, and she fearlessly led and administered library services, and guided the Library Board, for four decades—half of Salt Lake County Library’s existence.

03/07/19


Little Learners can Get Curious at the County Library

Are your kids curious about science and art? Little learners and their families are invited to build and explore, with hands-on play and interactive experiments, at the County Library’s second-annual Get Curious event.

03/06/19


Health Department Announces Youth Anti-Vaping Film Festival

E-cigarette use among Salt Lake County youth has increased 500% in the last seven years, and studies show the use of e-cigarettes often leads to smoking traditional cigarettes

02/12/19


Experience Human Stories of Muslims in America at the County Library’s Newest Exhibit

It is commonly said that we fear what we do not understand. That’s why, from February through April, a number of County Library branches will display exhibits to pair human stories with hard facts and quantify the contributions of Muslims in the United States, courtesy of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy.

02/08/19


Salt Lake County to Break Ground on Wheeler Historic Farm Outdoor Education Center

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is celebrating the kickoff of construction for a new Outdoor Education Center at Wheeler Historic Farm, located at 6351 South 900 East in Murray, this Wednesday, January 30 at 10:30 am.

01/28/19


Salt Lake County to Break Ground on Wheeler Historic Farm Outdoor Education Center

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is celebrating the kickoff of construction for a new Outdoor Education Center at Wheeler Historic Farm, located at 6351 South 900 East in Murray, this Wednesday, January 30 at 10:30 am.

01/28/19


The County Library and The Salt Lake Tribune to Host “Free Press = Free Society: Why Journalism Matters”

In an effort to provide the public with a better understanding of the challenges facing journalists, the County Library’s Tyler branch will host a discussion with Jennifer Napier-Pearce, editor of The Salt Lake Tribune.

01/28/19


The County Library Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Chinese Railroad Workers with a Special Exhibit

During the 150th anniversary of the efforts of Chinese railroad workers, the County Library’s Viridian Event Center will host an exhibit honoring and detailing the contributions of Chinese-Americans to the construction of the U.S. Transcontinental Railroad.

01/25/19


Experience Chinese Culture at the County Library’s Chinese New Year Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Pig and several Asian countries, cultures and customs at the County Library’s second-annual Chinese New Year event.

01/17/19


Holladay Lions Recreation Center Celebrates Pool Re-Opening

We are excited to announce the re-opening of the new & improved indoor pool at Holladay Lions Recreation Center. Following weeks of renovations, the pool will be re-open to the public beginning December 26th.

12/21/18


The County Library Honors Doctor Carrie Byington for her Commitment to Early Literacy

The County Library has unveiled a plaque dedicated to Dr. Carrie Byington, a physician and advocate of literacy who cofounded the University of Utah's South Main Clinic and its reading room.

12/21/18


Larry H. Miller Charities and Salt Lake County Announce Plans to Rebuild Softball Complexes

Salt Lake County’s softball complexes in Holladay and Taylorsville cities will soon see major improvements thanks to a $5 million contribution from Larry H. Miller Charities. A partnership – announced Tuesday, December 4th at a meeting of the Salt Lake County Council – between Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and Larry H. Miller Charities will rebuild both the Larry H. Miller Softball Complex and the Valley Regional Softball Complex.

12/05/18


The County Library Opens New Branch at Junior Achievement City

Junior Achievement of Utah is celebrating their partnership with the Salt Lake County Library with a ribbon cutting at their newest installation at Junior Achievement City (JA City).

12/05/18


Today Is Salt Lake County’s First “No Burn” Day of the 2018–19 Season

Penalties for burning solid fuels illegally could reach $299

11/20/18


Today Is Salt Lake County’s First “No Burn” Day of the 2018–19 Season

Penalties for burning solid fuels illegally could reach $299

11/20/18


The County Library, Utah Department of Public Safety and Salt Lake Suicide Prevention Coalition Collaborate to Prevent Suicide and Protect Children with Free Gun Locks

County Library will hand out free gun locks, no questions asked, and no personal information collected or shared.

11/19/18


Play All Week Long at the County Library’s International Games Day

Play games and connect with others in the community during an annual event all about games at the County Library.

11/07/18


Local Authors Connect, Learn and Sign the ‘Big Book’ at County Library’s Author Convention

Robin Glassey has a not-so-originally named “big book.” Since 2014, she has carried the 30-pound, leather-bound behemoth (see photo “CountyLibrary_LocalAuthors1.jpg”) from convention to presentation to workshop, using it to collect autographs from authors and those she meets whose work she admires.

11/03/18


The County Library Celebrates Día de los Muertos at Two Branches for First Time

The County Library celebrated Mexican heritage with more than 800 people at special Day of the Dead celebrations at two branches and ofrendas around the system on Friday.

11/03/18


The County Library - Picture Book Party with Kristyn Crow

Kristyn Crow, author of many popular children’s picture books including “Bedtime at the Swamp” and “Zombelina,” will read and speak at the County Library’s upcoming Picture Book Party.

10/26/18


Over 5,000 Utah Children Potentially Poisoned by Lead

Experts estimate only 3% of Utah children are tested for lead, so actual number may be higher

10/22/18


Local Authors & You Convention to Kick Off with Battle of the Genres

The state’s largest convention to connect local authors will take place at the Salt Lake County Library’s Viridian Event Center.

10/16/18


Trick-or-Treat Safety with County Library, Zero Fatalities and UDOT

In a partnership intended to educate parents and their trick-or-treaters during the Halloween season, the County Library, Zero Fatalities Utah and the Utah Department of Transportation will host an awareness event and unveil a new pedestrian safety campaign for the month of October.

10/16/18


The County Library Celebrates Día de los Muertos with Special Events at Two Branches

The County Library is celebrating Mexican heritage with special Day of the Dead celebrations to two locations and ofrendas around the system.

10/15/18


The County Library and the Utah Recycling Alliance Partner to Fix Items and Reduce Waste

If something isn’t broken, don’t fix it. If something is broken, do fix it—with the help of volunteer fix-it coaches at the County Library’s Fix-It Clinic.

09/24/18


Inktober™ Drawings Decorate the Walls as Artists Develop Their Skills

Local art from illustrators of all ages will line the walls of the County Library’s Bingham Creek branch and explode onto social media during October.

09/24/18


Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Celebrates Opening of New Park Operations Center

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation will cut the ribbon on its new Park Operations Center this Monday, September 17th at 10:30 am. Located at 6332 S. Airport Road in West Jordan, the new center will quadruple the capacity of the organization tasked with maintaining more than 100 parks and public spaces throughout the county.

09/14/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Downtown SLC Restaurant

Customers who visited the New Yorker between July 25 and August 15 may have been exposed.

09/10/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Downtown SLC Restaurant

Customers who visited the New Yorker between July 25 and August 15 may have been exposed.

09/10/18


Back to School Transition is Easier for Salt Lake County Library’s Summer Reading Participants

A new University of Utah/Utah Education Policy Center study suggests participation in Salt Lake County Library’s Summer Reading can significantly increase young students’ basic early literacy scores.

09/07/18


Diapers Needed for Annual Diaper Needs Awareness Drive

Help promote infant health by donating disposable children’s diapers at the County Library during Utah Diaper Bank’s annual Diaper Needs Awareness Drive, September 1-30.

08/29/18


Algae-related Toxin Detected in Jordan River

A low level of anatoxin-a means people and pets should stay out of the water itself, but recreational activities like boating should not present a threat to health.

08/28/18


Algae-related Toxin Detected in Jordan River

A low level of anatoxin-a means people and pets should stay out of the water itself, but recreational activities like boating should not present a threat to health.

08/28/18


The County Library Partners with Odilo to Better Serve Spanish Speakers

Spanish-speaking residents of Salt Lake County can now have access to thousands of materials in Spanish, thanks to the County Library’s partnership with Odilo.

08/23/18


Salt Lake County Reports First WNV Death of the Year

Threat of West Nile virus grows as more mosquitoes in the county test positive

08/22/18


Salt Lake County Reports First WNV Death of the Year

Threat of West Nile virus grows as more mosquitoes in the county test positive

08/22/18


Nearly 5,000 County Library Summer Readers Attend Library Days

Nearly 5,000 people who took part in the County Library’s Summer Reading Program attended Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah last week.

08/20/18


Jokes and Stories from Robert Kirby at the County Library

Salt Lake Tribune humorist Robert Kirby will relate stories of Utah and his experience as a journalist at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 5 at the County Library’s Whitmore branch.

08/15/18


Statement on Issues at Sugar House Park Pond

Salt Lake County is grateful to our community that cares so much about our parks and the animals that live in them. Avian botulism naturally occurs in low depth, slow moving bodies of water during hot temperatures and Salt Lake County is extremely concerned about this issue at Sugar House Park.

08/09/18


New Construction Scheduled to Make Way for New Kearns Branch

Plans for the new County Library in Kearns are underway and, in an effort to build economically and as quickly as possible, we will be closing the current Kearns branch effective Monday, December 24.

08/08/18


Send Out Summer at the County Library’s Chalk Art Festival

Spend the day watching artists fill the sidewalks with unique and exciting artwork at the County Library’s second-annual Chalk the Walk art festival.

08/07/18


SLCoHD Announces Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases of 2017

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to top the list; officials encourage STD testing

08/02/18


SLCoHD Announces Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases of 2017

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to top the list; officials encourage STD testing

08/02/18


Experts Needed for The County Library’s Fix-It Clinic

Handy about fixing things? Sign up to be a fix-it coach at the County Library’s Fix-It Clinic.

08/01/18


Celebrate Local Farmers at the Salt Lake County Fair Family FarmFest

Celebrate local agricultural and horticultural skills and products at this year’s free Salt Lake County Fair. To make the event accessible to everyone, there are no fees for admission, parking, entertainment, or for most of the activities.

08/01/18


Week of Activities and Giant Food Sculptures Encourage Food Bank Donations

Foodstruction sculptures on display at seven area libraries from July 28 through August 4.

07/26/18


Week of Activities and Giant Food Sculptures Encourage Food Bank Donations

Foodstruction sculptures on display at seven area libraries from July 28 through August 4.

07/26/18


Fangirls and Fanboys Unite at County Library’s 6th-Annual Teen Anime Convention

For the sixth year in a row, more than 1,000 teens from around the state will geek out at the County Library’s anxiously awaited ToshoCON event.

07/17/18


Close out Summer Reading with a Rockin’ Storytime at the County Library

The County Library will welcome special guests David (Gruber) Allen and Lupé Carranza for a Rockin’ Storytime at the Smith branch

07/12/18


Salt Lake County and ReAL Salt Lake Foundation Celebrate New Community Futsal Courts

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and ReAL Salt Lake Foundation celebrate the opening of two futsal (mini-soccer pitch) courts at Constitution Park this Tuesday, June 26th at 7:30 pm.

06/25/18


Salt Lake County and ReAL Salt Lake Foundation Celebrate New Community Futsal Courts

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and ReAL Salt Lake Foundation celebrate the opening of two futsal (mini-soccer pitch) courts at Constitution Park this Tuesday, June 26th at 7:30 pm.

06/25/18


Salt Lake County to Break Ground on New Recreation Center in Draper

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation in partnership with Draper City and Canyons School District will celebrate the start of construction on the Draper Recreation Center on Thursday, June 21st at 1:30 pm at 657 East Vestry Road in Draper, Utah.

06/19/18


Salt Lake County to Break Ground on New Recreation Center in Draper

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation in partnership with Draper City and Canyons School District will celebrate the start of construction on the Draper Recreation Center on Thursday, June 21st at 1:30 pm at 657 East Vestry Road in Draper, Utah.

06/19/18


Naloxone Rescue Kits Available at the County Library

The County Library has joined the fight against opioid deaths by distributing injectable Naloxone rescue kits to the public, no questions asked and no personal information collected or shared.

06/18/18


Rock Your Summer with The County Library’s Summer Reading Program and the ZAP Summer Passport

The County Library's Summer Reading Program is rockin’ with challenges and prizes from June 1-July 31. This year's theme is "Libraries Rock!"

05/30/18


The County Library Kicks Off the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Challenge with a Rockin’ Celebration

The County Library is rockin’ at the seventh-annual Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff on June 1 from 6-9 pm at the Library’s Viridian Event Center and Veterans Memorial Park in West Jordan.

05/21/18


SLCoHD Announces Restaurants Approved to Allow Dogs on Patios

Twelve Salt Lake County restaurants have received a “dog patio” variance for this season

05/16/18


SLCoHD Announces Restaurants Approved to Allow Dogs on Patios

Twelve Salt Lake County restaurants have received a “dog patio” variance for this season

05/16/18


Pet Owners Unite at the County Library’s Pets Rock! Event and Donation Drive

The County Library is rockin' the entire month of May with pet supply donations, to be followed by a day of festivities on June 2 with Save Our Local Pets Utah, Salt Lake County Animal Services, Tiger Claw Tattoo and Rescue Rovers.

05/14/18


Digital Access for All at the County Library

Connect with others by participating in technology programs at the County Library during Digital Inclusion Week from May 7-11.

04/25/18


Space Out on May the 4th at the County Library

Dust off your Jedi robes, it’s time for the County Library’s annual May the 4th event—an evening at the Mos Eisley Cantina for costume and trivia contests, mocktails, refreshments and galactic games.

04/19/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Murray Edible Arrangements

Customers who ate items from this location between March 21 and April 13 may have been exposed.

04/18/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Murray Edible Arrangements

Customers who ate items from this location between March 21 and April 13 may have been exposed.

04/18/18


Immigrants And Refugees Share Their Stories at the County Library

In the spirit of United We Read SLC, and in support of New Americans, a guest panel of youth and adults will share their experiences of coming to the United States at the County Library’s Columbus branch on April 26.

04/12/18


The County Library welcomes renown illustrator Ana Aranda for Kids Fiesta

Celebrate Día de los niños at Kids Fiesta with Latina artist and illustrator Ana Aranda at the County Library’s Viridian Event Center on April 28.

04/05/18


Health Department Accepting Nominations for “Air Quality Ally” Award

Individuals, businesses, and schools eligible to be recognized for their efforts or advocacy on behalf of improved air quality in Salt Lake County

04/04/18


Health Department Accepting Nominations for “Air Quality Ally” Award

Individuals, businesses, and schools eligible to be recognized for their efforts or advocacy on behalf of improved air quality in Salt Lake County

04/04/18


Salt Lake County Reports First Deaths Due to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Health officials encourage vaccination and frequent, thorough hand washing to prevent infection

04/03/18


Salt Lake County Reports First Deaths Due to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Health officials encourage vaccination and frequent, thorough hand washing to prevent infection

04/03/18


Transform at the County Library during Library Month, April 1-30

Salt Lake County Library fans are showing their love for the library and the community during Library Month, April 1-30. Library fans are invited to stop by their local County Library branch, take a photo and share it on social media using #SLCoLibraryFan, to let others know how the County Library has transformed them and their loved ones.

04/02/18


Art Beyond Combat: Vietnam Veterans Showcased At The County Library

In partnership with KUED, the County Library will host a free reception for traveling art exhibit Vietnam Veterans: Art Beyond Combat on March 29, Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day in Utah.

03/19/18


Calling All Witches and Wizards! Apply Today for the County Library’s O.W.L. Camp

The application period is now open for the County Library’s Outstanding Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.) Camp this June at the Library’s Viridian Event Center, offering Salt Lake County youths, ages 11-18, the chance to receive an O.W.L. letter, board Platform 9 ¾ and attend Hogwarts for a day.

03/13/18


The County Library Welcomes Local Author Camron Wright

In partnership with Shadow Mountain Publishing, Author Camron Wright will join the book discussion of The Orphan Keeper, along with and Taj Rowland, the subject of the book. Wright and Rowland will answer questions and discuss a preview of Wright’s new release The Other Side of the Bridge.

03/12/18


Middle-Grade Authors Team Up for Book Signing at the County Library

Middle-grade authors Brandon Mull, James Riley and Kevin Sands are visiting the Library’s Viridian Event Center on March 19 to share their latest middle-grade fantasy novels: Time Jumpers (Mull), Worlds Apart (Riley) and The Assassin’s Curse (Sands).

03/06/18


The County Library Celebrates 1.9 Million Digital Checkouts in 2017

Readers borrowed nearly 2 million digital materials from the County Library during 2017, becoming one of only 58 libraries worldwide to circulate more than 1 million digital materials through OverDrive alone.

02/16/18


Sample New Cultures at the County Library’s Cooking & Conversation Event

The public is invited to connect with new cultures through Cooking & Conversation, an event offered in partnership with United We Read SLC at the County Library’s Tyler branch on February 27.

02/15/18


Teens Can Get Techy During Teen Tech Month and Tech Fest at The County Library

Teens are invited to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math the entire month of March as part of the County Library’s Teen Tech Month.

02/13/18


Celebrate the Year of the Dog at the County Library’s Chinese New Year Event

The County Library will honor and celebrate Chinese culture and the Year of the Dog with local artists, performers, community members and Salt Lake County Animal Services on February 17 at the Library’s Viridian Event Center.

02/05/18


Residents Invited to Review Potential Off-leash Dog Park Sites

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is hosting a four open houses to educate the public and receive feedback regarding potential locations identified most suitable for future off-leash dog parks. The results of this selection process will result in sites and concept plans for two-to-three, five-to-ten acre dog parks in Salt Lake County.

02/01/18


Salt Lake County Board of Health Temporarily Amends Health Regulation

Amendment requires hepatitis A vaccination for food handlers in certain circumstances

02/01/18


Salt Lake County Board of Health Temporarily Amends Health Regulation

Amendment requires hepatitis A vaccination for food handlers in certain circumstances

02/01/18


The County Library Celebrates Black History Month with Film and HistoryMakers

In honor of Black History Month, the County Library is offering a free film screening on February 1 and a special HistoryMakers event on February 3

01/30/18


Public Invited to Weigh In on Future Regional Park in Magna

Salt Lake County residents are invited to attend an open house for Magna Regional Park this Thursday, January 25 from 6-8 pm at Salt Lake County’s Magna Recreation Center.

01/24/18


The County Library Honors Salt Lake County ‘HistoryMakers’ in Special Program

Offered in partnership with The HistoryMakers organization, the County Library will honor Salt Lake County HistoryMakers Emma E. Houston, the Honorable Shauna Graves-Robertson and Dr. Joyce M. Gray in a special program on February 3.

01/22/18


Bestselling Children's Author to Connect with County Library Patrons in Exclusive Skype Chat

Bestselling children's literature author Lynda Mullaly Hunt will be chatting with library patrons in an exclusive Skype visit on January 22 at the County Library's Whitmore branch.

01/08/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at West Jordan 7-Eleven Store

Customers who used store restroom or consumed certain items on specific dates should receive preventive treatment immediately.

01/07/18


Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at West Jordan 7-Eleven Store

Customers who used store restroom or consumed certain items on specific dates should receive preventive treatment immediately.

01/07/18


Lights, Camera, Action: Health Department Announces Youth Anti-Tobacco Film Festival

Since 2011 the use of e-cigarettes among youth in Utah has tripled, and studies show the use of e-cigarettes often leads to smoking traditional cigarettes.

01/05/18


Witches and Wizards Gather for the County Library’s Sixth-Annual Teen Yule Ball

Thousands of young witches and wizards will gather at the Library’s Viridian Event Center on January 19 for the sixth-annual Teen Yule Ball—a night of wizardly revelry that has become a yearly tradition for countless Salt Lake County teens.

01/05/18


Lights, Camera, Action: Health Department Announces Youth Anti-Tobacco Film Festival

Since 2011 the use of e-cigarettes among youth in Utah has tripled, and studies show the use of e-cigarettes often leads to smoking traditional cigarettes.

01/05/18


Immerse Yourself in the Immigrant Experience with the 2018 United We Read Campaign

Library systems across Salt Lake County are uniting for the second-annual United We Read SLC campaign.

01/03/18


Health Department Encourages Student Physical Activity—Even During Inversions

Program offers physical activity equipment for schools to use year-round, indoors or out

12/14/17


Help Those in Need the Right Way This Holiday Season

Donate, volunteer via existing organizations—don’t serve people experiencing homelessness on your own.

11/21/17


Salt Lake County Youth Services to kickoff annual angel tree donation campaign

Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Karen Hale will announce and launch the annual countywide Angel Giving Tree Donation Campaign on November 21st in partnership with ShelterKids, a local non-profit organization that has been providing support to homeless, abused, neglected, at-risk teens and young adults served by Salt Lake County Youth Services.

11/16/17


Public Safety Agencies Encourage Residents to Learn About Naloxone

Life-saving naloxone rescue kits are legal to possess and, when necessary, use.

11/14/17


Play all month long at the County Library’s International Games Day Finale

Play games and connect with others in the community during an annual event all about games.

11/06/17


Maker Projects by County Librarians Featured in New ALA Sourcebook

Two County Library Youth Services librarians have been published in a new sourcebook from the American Library Association.

11/01/17


Reading is a Party, a Picture Book Party, at the County Library

Jean Reagan, author of the popular picture book, "How to Babysit a Grandma." to attend the County Library picture book reading party on Nov 13th.

10/30/17


Local Authors Connect with the Community at the County Library

More than 70 published authors will provide free writing workshops, book signings and discussions at the fourth-annual Local Authors & You event November 3-4 at the Library’s Viridian Event Center.

10/20/17


County Invites Residents to Open Houses on Off-Leash Dog Park Plan

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Division is hosting four open houses to educate the public and receive feedback regarding its Off-Leash Dog Park Implementation Plan.

10/18/17


North American Libraries Send Strong Message of Commitment to Racial and Social Equity

124 urban libraries sign-on to statement aimed at achieving racial and social equity

10/18/17


Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Parley's Trail Project Milestone

Completed Parley's Trail phases now connect Bonneville Shoreline to 900 West.

10/17/17


Carve Up Some Family Fun at Pumpkinpalooza

The Library’s Viridian Event Center is bringing back one of Salt Lake County’s favorite family Halloween traditions: Pumpkinpalooza.

10/12/17


We Want to Hear from You – Help Shape the Future of Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation in partnership with Utah State University is seeking community feedback for its needs assessment project. The study’s results will establish priorities for future development of parks, recreation, golf facilities, programs and services provided by the division.

10/04/17


Inspiration for Netflix’s ‘Longmire’ to visit the County Library

New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson will regale us with tales of heroics, sign books and answer questions about his 12th and 13th Longmire novels.

09/29/17


Salt Lake County Youth Services to Host Ribbon Cutting at New West Jordan Location

On September 26th, Salt Lake County Youth Services is hosting its Ribbon Cutting event at the newly opened West Jordan Office. The public is invited to attend to meet staff, tour the facility and learn about its unique wraparound approach that Salt Lake County Youth Services provides to residents.

09/19/17


The County Library Invites the Public to ‘Read Out Loud’ in honor of Banned Books Week

On Sunday, September 24, the public is invited to bring their favorite banned book to the County Library’s Columbus branch and participate in a Facebook live event where we will all read from our banned books, simultaneously, for approximately three minutes in celebration of our intellectual freedom.

09/15/17


Utah authors plan “Mustaches for Maddie” book launch at the County Library featuring book’s theme “Compassion in Action”

Local authors Chad Morris and Shelly Brown will visit the Library’s Viridian Event Center September 27 to discuss their new book, Mustaches for Maddie, which School Library Journal praised as “a moving novel about a truly brave girl.

09/15/17


Parley’s Trail - Tanner Park to Sugar House Park Construction Update

Parley’s Trail - Tanner Park to Sugar House Park Construction Update

08/28/17


The County Library Celebrates Veterans at Advanced Screening of Ken Burns' Vietnam Documentary

The County Library is partnering with KUED Channel 7 to present a special preview of the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ten-part documentary, The Vietnam War, on August 10 at the Library's Viridian Event Center.

08/10/17


Giant Sculptures Made of Healthy Food Encourage Food Bank Donations

Organizers of Food Design say, “The opposite of hungry isn’t full, it’s healthy.”

08/09/17


Health Department Announces Most Prevalent Infectious Diseases of 2016

Sexually transmitted diseases continue to top the list; officials encourage STD testing

08/04/17


All Eyes on the Sky at The County Library’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties

The County Library is offering programs and viewing parties in celebration of the total solar eclipse on August 21.

08/02/17


Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Salt Lake County Animal Services

Salt Lake County Animal Services is ecstatic to announce it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the Free Feline Fix, a program that provides free spays and neuters to owned cats in their service area.

07/31/17


Algae-related Toxin Detected in Jordan River

A low level of anatoxin-a means people and pets should stay out of the water itself, but recreational activities like boating should not present a threat to health.

07/21/17


WNV Detected In Multiple Salt Lake County Mosquito Pools

Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness

07/19/17


Fangirls and Fanboys Unite at County Library's 5th Annual Teen Anime Convention

For the fifth year in a row, more than 1,000 teens from around the state will geek out at the County Library's anxiously awaited ToshoCON event.

07/17/17


The County Library hosts month of programs as part of Refugee Awareness

The County Library is celebrating refugees all during July.

07/14/17


Marriage Mentor Offers Tips for Successful Relationships at the County Library

Critically acclaimed author and mentor Ramona Zabriskie will visit the County Library’s Viridian Event Center on July 27 to share her approach for personal happiness and marital bliss.

07/13/17


One Voice Children’s Choir Performs a Free Community Concert at the County Library

In partnership with Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP), the County Library is hosting a community concert with the One Voice Children’s Choir.

07/05/17


Discover a ‘Rogue World’ at the County Library

Local author Matthew J. Kirby will visit the Library's Viridian Event Center on July 19 to discuss "Rogue World," the newest installment in his Dark Gravity Sequence series.

07/05/17


Salt Lake County’s Longest Serving Employee Retires After 53 Years of Service

Nearly 20% of health department employees have more than 20 years at the agency

06/29/17


Salt Lake County Libraries Are Ready to Respond to Drug Overdose

County Library Services, partnering with the Salt Lake County Health Department, has trained librarians on how to administer NARCAN, and has distributed Naloxone kits to their branches. Located in most valley communities, branches of the County Library are strategically situated to offer emergency response.

06/28/17


The County Library Partners with Aspen Institute to Offer Air Quality Panel

In partnership with the Aspen Institute's Citizenship & American Identity program, the County Library presents "Science & Civics: Clean Air in Utah," a panel discussion with local and national experts focusing on Utah's air quality.

06/27/17


Real Salt Lake’s Leo the Lion, Kids Kick-off the County’s Newest Mini Soccer Courts

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and Real Salt Lake will celebrate the groundbreaking of two futsal (mini-soccer pitch) courts at Constitution Park this Wednesday, June 21st.

06/20/17


Health department adds a follow-up recommendation to “Don’t Poop in the Pool,” warns swimmers, “Don’t Drink the Water”

Half of adults don’t regularly shower before swimming; 60% admit to swallowing pool water

06/07/17


Unlock Your Inner Wizard at the County Library's Diagon Alley

Starting June 12, various library locations will transform into magical shops, offering wand-making classes, a potions-themed scavenger hunt, magical creature crafts and wizard jokes for the County Library’s Diagon Alley.

06/02/17


Health Department Reminds Restaurants: Receive Permission Before Welcoming Dogs to Patios

Twelve SLCo restaurants have applied for and received a “Paws on the Patio” variance

06/02/17


County Library Offering STEM Camps All Summer Long

The County Library is partnering with Utah State University to offer a series of STEM camps through August. The camps encompass everything from Junk Drawer Robotics and Woodworking, to Archaeology and an Aerospace Mission to Mars, and more.

05/30/17


Local Author Discusses Historic Factory Fire at the County Library

Local author and Westminster University professor Christine Seifert is visiting the County Library in June to share her new book, “Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic View of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.”

05/25/17


Learn the Ins and Outs of Cosplay at the County Library

Interested in cosplay but not sure where to start? The County Library is offering a series of free cosplay classes for teens in June and July.

05/24/17


County Librarian Receives Utah Library Association Community Engagement Award

Salt Lake County Library Youth Outreach and Programming Librarian Stephanie Anderson was named the recipient of the 2017 Utah Library Association (ULA) Community Engagement Librarian Award.

05/23/17


The County Library Donates More Than Seven Tons of Food to Utah Food Bank

As part of their library month campaign, The County Library held a food drive for its patrons and staff through the month of April. The drive resulted in a 14,120-pound donation to Utah Food Bank, up 24 percent from 2016’s donation.

05/18/17


Health Department Announces New Prescription Drug Disposal Option

Proper disposal of medications protects our environment and helps prevent drug misuse.

05/01/17


The County Library Hosts Outstanding Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.) Camp this Summer

The County Library is hosting its first Outstanding Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.) Camp this July at the Library’s Viridian Event Center, offering Salt Lake County youth, ages 11-18, the chance to receive an O.W.L. letter, board Platform 9 3/4 and attend Hogwarts for a day.

05/01/17


The County Library Tackles Suicide, Depression as Part of Countywide Reading Initiative

United We Read SLC continues its discussion series of “A Man Called Ove” at Salt Lake County Library’s Bingham Creek branch on May 10. The discussion will feature a special guest from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah who will share information about depression and suicide prevention.

04/25/17


Authors Johanna Buchert Smith and Ellen Buchert Teach the Art of Story Gardening at the County Library

Local authors Johanna Buchert Smith and Ellen Buchert share their secrets for creating a more conscious, connected life through gardening in their book “The Story Garden: Cultivating Plants to Nurture Memories” at the County Library’s Whitmore Branch on April 17. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session and book signing. Books will be available for purchase from The Printed Garden onsite.

04/07/17


Learn Skills for Success at Business 101 Workshops Offered at the County Library

The County Library is offering a series of free workshops on business basics, Business 101. Each monthly workshop will explore a different topic, including how to market your business and how to research franchise opportunities, and will be taught by business owners or members of Salt Lake Score.

04/05/17


Salt Lake County Announces the Public Hearing & Public Comment Period for Recommendations on 2017-2018 Federal Funding

A Public Hearing will be held before the Salt Lake County Mayor and the Mayors of the Town of Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Riverton and South Salt Lake to accept comment on the proposed projects and activities to be undertaken with 2017-18 federal funds under the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)

04/03/17


El Condado de Salt Lake Anuncia la Audiencia Pública y el Periodo de Comentarios Públicos para Hacer Recomendaciones Acerca de los Fondos Federales Correspondientes a 2017-2018

La Audiencia Pública se realizará con la presencia del Alcalde del Condado de Salt Lake y de los Alcaldes de las Ciudades de Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Millcreek, Murray, Riverton y el Sur de Salt Lake para aceptar comentarios acerca de los proyectos propuestos y las actividades a realizar con los fondos federales en el 2017-2018 bajo los siguientes programas: Subvención de Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG por sus siglas en Inglés) Subvención para soluciones de Emergencia (ESG por sus siglas en Inglés) Subvención para programa de Vivienda (HOME) Subvención de Servicios Sociales (SSBG por sus siglas en Inglés)

04/03/17


Meet Author Brandon Mull at the Launch of Fablehaven Sequel

New York Times bestselling author, Brandon Mull, is visiting the Library’s Viridian Event Center in West Jordan on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 pm to celebrate the release of the long-awaited sequel to the Fablehaven series, “Dragonwatch.”

03/31/17


Return to Ixia with Maria V. Snyder at the County Library

New York Times bestselling author Maria v. Snyder will visit the County Library’s Herriman Branch on April 6 to discuss the newest installment in her “Study” series, “Dawn Study,” and to answer audience questions. Following the presentation, attendees may get their books signed by the author.

03/23/17


Transform at the County Library during National Library Month, April 1-30

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – Salt Lake County Library fans are showing their love for the library and the community during Library Month, April 1-30. Library fans are invited to stop by their local County Library, take a photo and share it on social media, using the hashtag #SLCoLibraryFan, to let others know how the County Library has transformed them and their loved ones.

03/23/17


Historic Fairy Tales and Their Impact on Modern Times with Dr. Karin Baumgartner at the County Library

From oral to written to visual and digital storytelling, historic fairy tales continue to play an influential role in all of our lives. Dr. Karin Baumgartner will be at the County Library’s Taylorsville Branch on March 29 to discuss historic fairy tales – how to read them and their impact on modern culture.

03/13/17


Celebrate Innovation and Technology During Teen Tech Month at the County Library

Teens across the County are invited to create STEM projects and “Be the Source of Change” in their communities during Teen Tech Month at the County Library.

02/28/17


Join Hands with Renowned Children’s Author Rosemary Wells at the County Library

Rosemary Wells and the County Library will share early learning tips and a “Hand in Hand” storytime at the Library’s Viridian Event Center March 3 and 4.

02/17/17


Superheroes Assemble for an Evening with Author Judd Winick at the County Library

The County Library and The King’s English Bookshop welcome award-winning artist and author Judd Winick to the Library’s Viridian Event Center on Thursday, March 2.

02/16/17


Mumps Outbreak Joins Growing Measles Outbreak in Salt Lake County

Confirmed measles cases up to two; officials also report two confirmed cases of mumps in the county

02/16/17


Krewes Across the County are Anxious to Experience an Evening of Mardi Gras Revelry at the County Library

The County Library and King Marcus III are bringing true Mardi Gras spirit to the Library’s Viridian Event Center on Saturday, February 25. First announced the last part of January, the free Gala “sold out” within days; approximately 300 adults are expected to attend.

02/14/17


Local Early Reader Author Lindsey Leavitt Shares a Special Storytime at the County Library

he County Library and The Printed Garden welcome award-winning local early reader Author Lindsey Leavitt to the Holladay Branch on Saturday, February 18.

02/09/17


Health Officials Confirm Measles Case in Salt Lake County

SLCoHD urges residents to vaccinate.

02/07/17


Oscar Nominee “A Man Called Ove” to be Screened as Part of Countywide Reading Initiative

Book and movie lovers are invited to a free screening of "A Man Called Ove" at Salt Lake County Library's Viridian Event Center on February 13.

02/01/17


High Blood Pressure Diagnosis Inaccurate at Least 50% of the Time

New website educates clinics and patients about correct blood pressure measurement techniques

01/31/17


Now Accepting Arts and Cultural Applications for Funding

The Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) program is currently accepting applications for Tier II funding. Learn how to apply.

01/26/17


International Take Your Child to the Library Day Celebrated at the County Library

The County Library is inviting children, families and caregivers to visit their neighborhood branch on February 4 in celebration of International Take Your Child to the Library Day.

01/24/17


One Night, Two Historic Events at the County Library: What Every American Should Know and Inauguration of Owl

The County Library, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute, is hosting an interactive civic discussion about what it means to be an American on January 30, at the Library’s Viridian Event Center. Just prior to the community dialogue, Owl (name to be announced at the event) will be officially inaugurated as the County Library’s new mascot.

01/18/17


Salt Lake County Animal Services 2016 Live Release Rate

In 2016, Salt Lake County Animal Services is the largest no kill municipal shelter in Utah. This year the live release rate exceeded 95%, this is the fourth year in a row Animal Services has reached a number over 90% for the entire year.

01/17/17


United We Read SLC Launches in Salt Lake County to Unify the Community with One Book

Library systems across Salt Lake County are uniting on a reading initiative that encourages everyone in the County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others.

01/04/17


Hundreds of Harry Potter Fans Gather in Wizardly Fashion at the County Library

Young wizards and muggles will assemble at the Library's Viridian Event Center for the fifth annual Teen Yule Ball on January 13. This event has become a yearly tradition for thousands of youth; last year nearly two thousand youth attended.

12/30/16


Salt Lake County Library Staff Member Recognized as American Graduate Champion

April Townsend, director of Finance and Operations at the County Library, was recognized as one of Utah's American Graduate 2016 Champions for her mentorship efforts and for founding The Women’s Leadership Forum in Salt Lake County.

12/27/16


Children Love Shelter Pets

Pets and children can enrich each other’s life, give unconditional love, and offer comfort on an emotional level no adult can provide. Salt Lake County Animal Services wants to share the value of this connection with visitors who see the tree at Festival of Trees.

11/29/16


Help Those in Need the Right Way This Holiday Season

Food safety is especially important when helping vulnerable populations.

11/22/16


Health Department Reminds People to Avoid Contact with Bats

Three bats found in downtown SLC have tested positive for rabies.

10/21/16


Blue Jeans for Charity Donates to Utah FACES

Utah Friends for Animal Care and Effective Solutions (FACES) is proud to accept a donation of $3500 from the Salt Lake County Health Department’s employees Blue Jeans for Charity Program.

09/01/16


Salt Lake County Announces Public Comment Period for the 2015-2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

Salt Lake County Announces Public Comment Period for the 2015-2016 Consolidated AnnualPerformance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

09/01/16


PETAPALOOZA Festival

Join us for our 2nd Annual Petapalooza Festival at the Viridian Event Center on August 27! This is the end of summer event of the year.

08/22/16


SLCoHD Reports First Human WNV Case of the Year

Though most people are focused on Zika this season, WNV is more of a threat to Utahns.

08/16/16


Salt Lake County Resident with Zika Dies

The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) announced today that a county resident infected with Zika virus died in late June.

07/08/16


Keep Pets Safe on the Fourth of July

Salt Lake County Animal Services is gearing up for fireworks season. Keep your pets safe with these tips.

06/30/16


Salt Lake County Animal Services honored by government peers for education work

Salt Lake County Animal Services has received an achievement award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its Humane Education program. It is a program to educate children and teens about how to be responsible pet owners.

06/17/16


CDC Releases Annual "Poop in the Pool" Report

Health department touts that local swimming pools are healthier than national average

06/07/16


Salt Lake County Woman with Zika Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

Case highlights need for travelers to protect themselves from mosquitoes.

04/08/16


Salt Lake County Public Hearing & Comment Period for Community Resources & Development 2016-2017 Recommendations for Federal Funding

Salt Lake County Community Resources & Development 2016-2017 Federal Funding Recommendations

03/29/16


County Council to offer convenient public call-in option to council meeting

Salt Lake County Council members are preparing to offer a new call-in option to members of the public who are not able to personally attend the regularly scheduled Tuesday Council meetings.

02/23/16


Giant Sculptures Made From Healthy Food Encourage Food Bank Donations

Organizers of Food Design 2016 say, “The opposite of hungry isn’t full, it’s healthy.”

02/05/16


McAdams reveals 911 breakthrough in State of the County speech

Salt Lake Tribune: Coming off a year of numerous accomplishments, Salt Lake County is committed to working even harder in 2016 to build "a Greater Salt Lake through healthy people, healthy places, expanded opportunities and responsive government."

02/02/16


New dashboard shows public how county government is working, spending tax dollars

The new county dashboard - Salt Lake MetroStat - refers in part to all the statistics tracked by the county to measure progress on health, safety, the economy and public works.

02/02/16


Popular Salt Lake County ZAP (Zoo, Arts and Parks) Program accepts grant applications from arts & cultural organizations

Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) is now accepting grant applications from qualifying organizations for 2016 Tier II funding. ZAP Tier II is a grant-making program that partially funds 148 arts and cultural organizations currently.

02/02/16


Salt Lake County Health Department Reports First Flu Death of the Season

Health officials remind residents that it’s not too late this season to get a flu shot.

01/25/16


Salt Lake County, Tesoro and Local Businesses Join Forces to Expand the Vehicle Repair Assistance Program and Help Improve Our Air

The Salt Lake County Health Department announced today a new partnership with Tesoro Foundation and local auto repair businesses that will expand the county’s one-year-old Vehicle Repair Assistance Program (VRAP).

01/22/16


Salt Lake County Animal Services Life Saving Statistics Up

Key life saving statistics are up at Salt Lake County Animal Services: the number of animals being returned to their owners, the number of days an animal spends at the shelter, and the number of animals being released from the shelter.

12/04/15


Salt Lake County Animal Services Awarded Mentorship and Training Grant from The Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities®

Salt Lake County Animal Services is proud to announce that it was awarded the Pets for Life Mentorship and Training program grant to provide direct, hands on community outreach in Glendale. The program is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities®.

11/02/15


SLCoHD Reports Human WNV Cases

Public asked to continue mosquito precautions until the first hard frost.

09/11/15


33% of Utahns Are Prediabetic and 90% Don’t Know They Are

New program offers hope for Utah to combat the type 2 diabetes epidemic.

08/27/15


Deseret News: Salt Lake County breaks ground for new West Jordan health center

Construction for a long-awaited public health center in West Jordan officially broke ground Tuesday.

07/16/15


SLCoHD Rules Out Cholera Disease in Two Symptomatic Patients

Lab tests confirm patients have vibriosis, caused by a related bacteria.

07/02/15


It’s Not the Chlorine in the Pool That’s Making Your Eyes Red…

Health officials bust a few pool myths at annual healthy swim season kickoff.

06/09/15


Health Department Identifies Likely Source of Illness in Homeless Population

Improper food handling allowed bacteria to grow in food.

06/05/15


Families Invited To Learn How To Make Their Homes Safer At Free Event: Healthy Homes Day

Midvale City, UT— Salt Lake County’s Lead Safe Housing Program is hosting the free event, “Healthy Homes Day” to give families information to make their homes safer and healthier. The event is on Saturday, May 30th at Copperview Recreation Center.

05/27/15


Health Department Welcomes "Paws on the Patio" Applicants

No Salt Lake County food establishments are currently permitted to allow dogs on outdoor patios.

05/21/15


Not All Electronics Recyclers are Irresponsible, Illegal or Unsafe

SLCo Health Department ensures recyclers are permitted and inspected regularly.

04/22/15


Salt Lake County Hosts Its 6th Annual Earth Day Festival

Photo/Video opportunity: Event focuses on environmental education for elementary students

04/21/15


Envision Utah Survey

Statewide non-profit organization Envision Utah wants to hear from you about what you want for the future of Utah.

04/07/15


Tanning Establishments Show Drastic Improvement in Regulation Compliance

Recent tanning establishment compliance checks by the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) show a 200% increase in establishments following state-mandated parental consent requirements.

04/07/15


SLCoHD, Fourth Street Clinic Collect “Sun Safety” Items for Homeless

Utah has one of the country’s highest rates of melanoma; with increased exposure to Utah’s sunny climate, homeless individuals are at an increased risk of skin cancer.

03/30/15


Public Hearing & Comment Period for Recommendations on 2015-2016 Federal Funding

Community Resources & Development Federal Funding: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) | Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) | HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) | Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)

03/26/15


SLCoHD Offers Free Medical Screenings to Women

Women’s Cancer Screening and BeWise programs provide eligible women with screenings for heart disease, breast cancer and cervical cancer.

02/12/15


Utah State Senator Karen Mayne To Host Two Town Hall Meetings

Utah State Senator Karen Mayne To Host Two Town Hall Meetings

02/11/15


Looking For A New Discovery Gateway CEO

One of Salt Lake County's beloved community facilities that offers excellent programs to families and kids, is hiring. Discovery Gateway is looking for their Executive Director/CEO.

02/04/15


Salt Lake County Health to Provide UTA Passes to Residents

Pilot initiative aims to improve air quality by increasing transit ridership.

01/29/15


SLCo Bans Wood Burning on Air Action Days

Health department to focus on educating residents this year, enforcing next year.

01/08/15


Majority of E-Liquids Labeled Incorrectly

Nicotine levels listed on labels were significantly different in 61% of those tested.

01/08/15


SL County Board of Health Bans Wood Burning On Voluntary, Mandatory Air Action Days

The Salt Lake County Board of Health has passed Health Regulation #35, Solid Fuel Burning, which prohibits burning coal, wood or pellets in fireplaces or wood burning stoves, and bans outdoor fires. Health department to focus on educating residents this year, enforcing next year

01/08/15


Salt Lake County Health Department Awarded National Accreditation

Accreditation board says accredited departments “serve their communities well.”

12/12/14


Salt Lake County announces hiring of new Chief Information Officer

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said that Beth Overhuls has accepted the job as the county’s first-ever Chief Information Officer (CIO). She will oversee the county’s Information Services (IS) division and will serve as a member of the mayor’s cabinet.

12/10/14


Mayor McAdams announces selection of new Associate Deputy Mayor

Mayor Ben McAdams says Kimberly Barnett, current Senior Advisor in his office, has been selected as the new Associate Deputy Mayor. Barnett was selected subject to the advice and consent of the County Council.

12/09/14


Salt Lake County Community Resources & Development releases 2015-16 "Request for Proposals" schedule

Proposals, guidelines & instructions for the programs will be available on the SLCO website. Proposal materials are also available at the County Government Center.

11/20/14


Deseret News: New traffic light in Millcreek proves safety and community togetherness

The new pedestrian light is a clear example of what is possible when communities engage with their elected officials to address public safety concerns.

07/09/14


DESERET NEWS: State's inaction on Medicaid expansion may mean cuts to S.L. County prevention, treatment programs

Salt Lake County's reliance on fund balances to pay for substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs has reached a brink, Mayor Ben McAdams says.

06/11/14


Mayor McAdams Announces New Administrative Services Department Director

Mayor Ben McAdams has selected Sarah Brenna as the new Salt Lake County Department of Administrative Services Director.

06/09/14


Deseret News: 'Silver tsunami' set to hit Utah as older Utahns start to outnumber preschoolers

The number of Salt Lake County residents age 60 and up is expected to surpass the school-age population by 2033, according to population projections.

05/27/14


Salt Lake County to build new offices for District Attorney’s staff

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says the county has closed on the deal to purchase land on the block behind the Matheson Courthouse for a proposed office building to house the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s staff.

05/20/14


Kearns safety project begins with demolition of crime-prone park.

The demolition of Bruce Field is the first step in the transition to a new multipurpose field and playground that is safe, modern and inviting to new families and children.

04/29/14


Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Receives 12 Honors at URPA Conference

The Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Division was recognized and honored Tuesday evening at the annual Utah Recreation and Parks Association awards

03/17/14


Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Director retires after 28 years of service to county residents

Michele Nekota, Director of Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, has announced her retirement effective March 31, 2014. Nekota retires after 28 years of service with the county; she was named director of the Parks and Recreation division in 2009.

03/07/14


County Aging Services Name Change

The Aging Services Division has changed its name to Aging and Adult Services.

01/08/14