Fall 2016 - Jordan River Issue

OUR JORDAN RIVER ISSUE IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY SPONSORS SALT LAKE COUNTY FISH & GAME ASSOC. AND RESIDENTS FROM WASATCH COMMONS

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

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

Group fosters stewardship of Jordan River

by Jamaica Trinnaman I feel lucky sitting down with Gilberto Rejon Magana and Van Hoover…
September 14, 2016

Making the Jordan River beautiful

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

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 04, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about Voting

By Liesa Manuel I am a US citizen who will be at least 18 by…
October 12, 2016

River Encounters

Falling in love with nature By Meher Ayesha After falling in love with city skylines…
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 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

Experience the magic of The Jordan River

By Ray Wheeler Many Salt Lake City residents may not even notice our valley’s only…
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 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 10, 2016

Citizen scientists help take inventory of wildlife

by Dan Potts In less than two hours on a Saturday in May a small…
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…
July 09, 2016

Talisman West

Talisman West, home of the late LDS Church gardener Peter Lassig, was designed and constructed…
July 09, 2016

Homes of the Homeless

Any west-sider knows that homeless people are embedded within and scattered throughout our communities. We…
July 09, 2016

Conserving water on your property

Salt Lake City residents live in the second driest state in the nation, according to…
July 09, 2016

Preserving an urban farming culture in Glendale

To walk 10th West in Glendale is to travel back in time. The air tells…
July 09, 2016

Victorian-era Fisher Mansion: a treasure in limbo

Photos by Ashley King and Ray Wheeler At the turn of the nineteenth century, the…
July 09, 2016

Steenblik house remnant of old dairy farm

The large covered porch of the old Steenblik farmhouse gives off a cozy glow as…
July 09, 2016

Keeping it in the family

We were moving back to Salt Lake from Orem in 1996, and my husband Paul’s…
July 09, 2016

Alleviate DIY symptoms, build a house

Just less than a dozen years ago a condition that I have had most of…
July 09, 2016

Making our new house our own

My husband,Tom, and I instantly fell in love with the house we bought in the…
July 09, 2016

Restoring a home to its original grandeur and beyond

Fifteen years ago, I came across a 100 year-old, run-down house for sale, and immediately…
July 09, 2016

West Side Community Councils Report

Each of Salt Lake City's seven city council districts includes multiple neighborhood community council areas.…
July 09, 2016

Advantages of home co-ownership

Like most homeowners, my journey toward home ownership started with other people's money – the…
June 18, 2016

River District Home Tour

Saturday, June 18 8:30am - 9:30am: Light breakfast reception, Home of Brett Crane, 1139 West…
June 16, 2016

Making a home out of our house

A few months after our engagement, my fiancé, Emily, and I started thinking about buying…
June 16, 2016

Castle on a Shoestring: Small Home, Built Large

With my very modest savings and income, I knew that to build a custom home…