Strange green foam bubbles out of storm drain, alarming residents

BLUFFDALE, Utah — A strange green foam bubbling out of a sewer may seem like a scene out of "Ghostbusters," but it really happened Thursday in the Utah city of Bluffdale.

"So we got a report that there was a green foam bubbling up out of a storm drain here in Bluffdale, we sent some of our environments, scientists out, our emergency response team, to take a look," said Nicholas Rupp of the Salt Lake County Health Department.

Neighbor Tara Dahl said she could see the foam from almost a block away.

"Kind of bubbling a little bit, and then you got closer and you could see it start rising," Dahl said.

Dahl wanted to run, but instead she got a closer look.

"I was amused by it, so I just kept getting closer to kind of examine, to see what it was," Dahl said.

However, she wasn’t about to touch it...

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Bluffdale’s Owell Precast becomes Olympus Precast

Following nearly a quarter century of success and measured growth, the owners and management of Owell Precast chose Olympus Precast as the new name of their precast concrete manufacturing facility at 16120 South Pony Express Road in Bluffdale.

Owner Bill Ashton commented, “The change of the corporate name is an exciting and important milestone in the history of our company, and just part of the company’s expanded corporate focus in response to market forces. I see the Olympus Precast name as a powerful catalyst for continued progress and growth.”

Inspired by the immovable Mount Olympus, the name is intended to reflect Olympus Precast’s bold commitment to quality, safety and integrity.

The company owners perceive the new name as only one of many positive changes...

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Liberty and Tyranny: Symbols Side by Side – in America

I awoke on a Sunday morning in a place I was visiting and a ray of light was coming through the window. The window view showed side-by-side symbols.

One of the symbols was a representation of liberty; a small community of multi-colored and multi-shaped living structures were filled with residents going about their business.

These residents were oblivious to the second symbol, represented by large, grey, ugly, windowless government buildings spying on and recording everyone’s communication. The contrast of liberty and totalitarian intent was startling and breathtaking.

To the far left of the window view was a new housing development intruding into largely undeveloped land, with brown hills above it and a large hay farm in front.

Here residents made choices that enhanced the quality and co...

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Michigan Senate Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2018) – Today, the Michigan Senate unanimously passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own.

Rep. Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) introduced House Bill 4430 (HB4430) last spring. The legislation would prohibit the state and its political subdivisions from assisting, participating with, or providing “material support or resources, to a federal agency to enable it to collect, or to facilitate in the collection or use of a person’s electronic data” unless one of five conditions apply:

(a) The person has given informed consent...

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Death Notices

Death Notices

Cynthia “Cindy” Kelbch, age 53, of Bluffdale, Utah died November 24, 2010 in Bluffdale, Utah. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bluffdale 2nd Ward Chapel, 14400 South Redwood Road, Bluffdale, Utah. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services. Directed by Warenski Funeral Home of American Fork, Utah. Interment will be in the Panguitch City Cemetery on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Louis Marshall Ericson, age 86 of Alpine, Utah died November 24, 2010. Funeral services, Friday, December 3, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Alpine 7th Ward Church, 890 North Heritage Hills Drive, Alpine, Utah...

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Utah may deprive NSA facility of all its water: “This is a bill about civil rights”

In what amounts to a pissing match on a national scale, a Utah state legislative committee will vote on a bill that could deprive a National Security Agency facility just outside Salt Lake City of its water, all in protest of the government agency’s collection of civilian data. Specifically, the bill prohibits municipalities from giving “material support or assistance in any form to any federal data collection and surveillance agency.”

That’s a barely veiled reference to the Utah Data Center, a massive collection facility operated by the NSA in Bluffdale, a small suburb of Salt Lake City. The facility, completed last year at a cost of about $1.7 billion, houses super computers that require 65 megawatts of power, enough to power about 33,000 homes, according to the Associated Press.

All tho...

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Los Angeles Lakers Incorporate New Training Tool

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The Terra-Core is the future of stability training.

Bluffdale, UT: The Los Angeles Lakers have incorporated the Terra-Core into their daily strength and conditioning training. New head trainer Gunnar Peterson knows the importance of stability training and trusts the Terra-Core to get the top athletes in the world ready for gameday.

The idea of balance training reaches the next level when you bring in the Terra-Core, according to Gunnar. The majority of athletes don’t focus enough on stabilizers muscles and core. This is where stability training can make the difference between injury and success, the difference between getting blocked and making the game-winner.
Head Strength and Conditioning coach Gunnar Peterson uses the Terr...

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Town looks to capitalize on NSA data center

BLUFFDALE, Utah — About three miles south of the corner of Porter Rockwell Boulevard and Redwood Road, the Utah Data Center, the National Security Agency’s massive new digital warehouse, sits behind chain link fences in a remote isolated area.

But on a chilly Tuesday morning recently, Bluffdale City Manager Mark Reid and Economic Development Director Grant Crowell stood at the intersection and looked east, across an old cow pasture with a row of trees whose leaves had turned brown and gold. If they have their way, the sagebrush and dry cow pies will be transformed with a new road and lots of businesses, and it will be in large part because of the Utah Data Center.

The $1...

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Affordable Housing in Bluffdale, UT

Housing is a huge expense, and one that a lot of families struggle with. There are some low income housing apartment complexes in Bluffdale, Utah, and these offer people who are struggling financially a stable place to live. The Housing AUthority of the County of Salt Lake offers public housing in Bluffdale, and there is at least one affordable apartment property in the area, and 168 affordable apartments. Interestingly, only a small percentage of these are occupied at this time, so if you are looking for somewhere to live with a relatively low rent, then there are plenty of options.

More than one third of households that rent in Bluffdale are classed as being rent overburdened at this time...

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Going for a Hike in Utah

When you think about all of the different places in the world that you could go hiking, most people are not going to consider the possibility of doing it in Utah. As a matter of fact, Utah is a state that tends to be swept under the carpet and most people don’t give it credit for the natural beauty that it contains. The state is perfect for hiking and if you go once, you might just find that you are going again and again.

When it comes to landscapes, the state of Utah certainly does have a lot of diversity. You can see that diversity in some different ways but if you go for a hike in those specific areas, it gives you the opportunity to connect with them and to see what is taking place around you...

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