Title: Anyone Can Ski Adaptive Ski Programs Offer Mountain Slopes and Adventures to the Blind OGDEN, Utah — When Melissa Helmbrecht brought her 6-year-old son to his first ski lesson, she was nervous. Her son Jude has autism, and she worried the ski instructors wouldn’t know how to work with him. She hoped it wouldn’t turn out like T-ball, where Jude initially … [Read more...]
The Future of Short-Term Vacation Rentals in Weber County
Noisy Neighbors Cause Community Chaos OGDEN VALLEY, Utah—To Eva Dennis, there’s a good side to short-term vacation rentals and a bad side. During a recent trip to Europe, Dennis used AirBnb to find places to stay — an old French farmhouse, a Tuscan villa, a small castle surrounded by a moat. “You get these opportunities to stay in some pretty cool spots,” she said. … [Read more...]
Worker Shortages are Utah’s New Normal. Is the Falling Utah Birth Rate to Blame?
Shaunell Runsted loves her job. She is the lead housing and benefits specialist at Volunteers of America Utah, which employs over 300 people, and where she’s worked for the past 10 years helping Salt Lake City’s homeless. But there’s something she doesn’t love, and it’s happening more often. Last week, during one of her shifts, she said a man who was homeless asked for … [Read more...]