Winter 2017 - Diversity Issue

Many west Salt Lake City residents participated in the March for Refugees at the Utah…
By Chris Ginzton It’s a busy Saturday morning in December for the Islamic Society of…
By Judy Rohner If you have been searching for a local restaurant that serves mouth-watering…
By Gabriella Huggins “Wow, you’re so articulate,” notes a pleasantly surprised classmate, implying that I…
Salt Lake City’s west side is home to a great variety of ethnicities and cultures;…
By Charlotte Fife-Jepperson The keynote speaker at the Fall 2016 Westside Leadership Institute (WLI) graduation…
by Gabriela Serrás, interpreted by José Bernardo Fanjúl and Charlotte Fife-Jepperson When I was a…
by Jaehee Yi I was born and raised in Korea. I started cooking, I mean…
By Lilliana Ceceña My mother moved my four siblings and me to Salt Lake City,…
By Amy Jordan As anxious children wait outside the cafeteria doors for breakfast at our…
By Atticus Agustin In today’s tumultuous socio-political climate, diversity is at the forefront of political…
By Elizabeth Gamarra The WAVES Project was born in 2016 through the Westside Leadership Institute…
By Sonia Cordero There are a lot of changes this year concerning income tax. While…
by Nigel Swaby National elections receive a lot of attention and money yet don’t impact…
by Dan Potts The muskrat is a very common medium-sized, semi-aquatic rodent found in western…
By Elias Flores, Heidi Steed, and Alexander Barton Many people who ride public transit in…
October 12, 2016

River Encounters

Falling in love with nature By Meher Ayesha After falling in love with city skylines…
October 12, 2016

If you build it, what will come?

by Dan Potts The first wildlife article I wrote for The West View was titled:…
October 12, 2016

Utah Development Academy: not your average soccer club

By Luke Garrott On 600 West, among all the apartment construction in the west Downtown-Gateway…
October 12, 2016

Nature in the City Plan

Story and Photos By Ray Wheeler One possible future for the Jordan River corridor across…
October 10, 2016

Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex: Worth the cost?

By Annie Dayton Residents of Salt Lake’s west side may be aware of the new…
October 10, 2016

Commission gets things done along the Jordan River

By Dorothy Owen and Charlotte Fife-Jepperson The 50-mile Jordan River passes through fifteen cities and…
October 10, 2016

Group fosters stewardship of Jordan River

by Jamaica Trinnaman I feel lucky sitting down with Gilberto Rejon Magana and Van Hoover…
October 10, 2016

Homegrown football little league serves Glendale for 2nd year

By Moana Uluave-Hafoka Salt Lake City’s west side has arguably produced some of the most…
October 10, 2016

Our Disappearing Ribbon of Nature

By Ray Wheeler Humanity’s relationship with “nature”– the web of non-human life forms with which…
October 10, 2016

ReAwakened Beauty: The Past, Present, and Future of the Jordan River

A CDEA Artists / Scholars-in-Residence Program Between October 27, 2015 and May 19, 2016, a…
October 10, 2016

Citizen scientists help take inventory of wildlife

by Dan Potts In less than two hours on a Saturday in May a small…
October 10, 2016

Experience the magic of The Jordan River

By Ray Wheeler Many Salt Lake City residents may not even notice our valley’s only…
October 04, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about Voting

By Liesa Manuel I am a US citizen who will be at least 18 by…
September 14, 2016

Project underway to ‘daylight’ three creeks entering Jordan River

by Kyle LaMalfa Imagine being able to walk or ride a bike from your house,…
September 14, 2016

Making the Jordan River beautiful

By Gilberto Rejon, Jr. My name is Gilberto Rejon Jr. and I am 13 years…
July 11, 2016

Automotive junkyard fire burns 50 acres on Salt Lake City’s west side

in 2016

Over 100 firefighters worked in intense heat and wind to extinguish a 5-alarm industrial fire…
July 10, 2016

Western Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata

in 2016

I first encountered this unique frog as a kid, when I heard its loud mating…
July 10, 2016

Reflections from ‘YouthWorks in the Park’ trip

in 2016

Last month 15 YouthWorks alumni took a trip to Arches National Park. We spent three days…