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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.


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.


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.


Help Those in Need the Right Way This Holiday Season

Food safety is especially important when helping vulnerable populations.


Health Department Reminds People to Avoid Contact with Bats

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


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.


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)



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


CDC Releases Annual "Poop in the Pool" Report

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


Salt Lake County Woman with Zika Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

Case highlights need for travelers to protect themselves from mosquitoes.


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


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.


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.”


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."


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.


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.


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.


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).