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Around Utah

Sarah Cutler

October 1, 2012

Wasatch/Summit Area
Park City - LIVIN’ LIFE PARK CITY, located at 557 A Main Street, celebrated its 10th year in business. The company offers colorful art, playful knickknacks, mountain-style home décor and Native American jewelry.

Heber City - VALLEY STATION welcomed national brands Maurice’s, Rue 21, Dollar Tree, Famous Footwear, Sport Clips, GNC, Petco, Kneaders, Papa John’s Pizza and boutiques Ever Bella and Bella Ella. The new park is located along Highway 189 on the south end of Heber City.

Park City - BACKCOUNTRY.COM added bicycles to its offerings, including mountain, road, cyclocross and tri. The company now offers a full selection of bikes and bike gear, from the bikes themselves to clothing, accessories, components, tools and racks.

Kamas - GOLD CREEK FARM received two awards in the 2012 American Cheese Society competition held recently in Raleigh, NC. Competing against more than 1,700 cheeses entered in the annual competition, Gold Creek Farm took first place for its smoked cheddar in the Smoked Cheddars, all milks category. The company also won second for its smoked Parmesan, in the Smoked Italian category. Its truffle butter earned third in flavored butters.

Park City - GEMSTONE HOTELS & RESORTS assumed management of Maison 140, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 43-room boutique, urban hotel was recently acquired by the Chadha Family Trust which also owns the nearby Mosaic Hotel. Gemstone will now manage both hotels.

New PCCAPS Program Improves Career and College Readiness

Park City - In collaboration with business and university partners, the PARK CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT is designing the new PARK CITY CENTER FOR ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (PCCAPS).

PCCAPS is not a trade or vocational school. It is a challenging and academically rigorous program driven by the changing workforce needs of industry. Curriculum is built on industry standards and is designed to provide students the experience and skills they need to succeed both in the competitive college scholarship and admissions environment and in the twenty-first century global workforce.

Junior and senior level students will be solving real business and research problems, by working with industry experts and employers.

PCCAPS, which launches with the 2013-14 school year, plans to partner with businesses and offer courses in bioscience, business, technology, engineering, human services and media. Business partners will provide mentors, speakers, real world projects, guest instructors and curriculum input for the program.

“The CAPS program is a major step in addressing the college and career readiness of our students. It will give them the unique opportunity to participate in projects that deal with real world issues. It also integrates a high level of academic rigor which will prepare them well for the future,” says Moe Hickey, president of the Park City Board of Education.

Southern Utah
St. George - The CLAIM JUMPER RESTAURANT celebrated its grand re-opening. The restaurant closed for renovations in late November of 2011 and now welcomes its customers back.

Delta - A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the TOPAZ MUSEUM, which is located on Delta’s Main Street. The museum, which is slated to open in two years, will tell the story of the Topaz Camp and showcase artifacts and artwork from internees.

St. George - In association with DIXIE STATE COLLEGE, the DOCUTAH international documentary film festival returned to Southern Utah movie theaters. Southern Utah theaters screened top-rated documentary films with special events and screening parties daily.

St. George - Becker’s Hospital Review named DIXIE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER to its list of 100 Great Community Hospitals. Hospitals with less than 550 inpatient beds and with emphasis on providing healthcare to the communities served (not teaching facilities) are considered for this list.

St. George - STEVENS-HENAGER COLLEGE has expanded its services at its St. George campus and is now offering day classes in addition to its existing evening and online services. Day classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. George - iBOLT released its Intelligent ChargingDock for Samsung Galaxy S III. The ChargingDock includes many state-of-the-art features, including a dock with integrated microUSB arm for audio (AUX) out, removable insert to accommodate most protective cases, premium ROK solid suction mount for windshield or dash mounting, and a 9-foot cord for connecting USB power.

 

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