Election Guide 2016

Days of the Dead

Ghostly welcome parties, chatty spirits, haunted dolls: Mediums, spirit guides and morticians tell all.


It dices! It slices! It secretly wants to kill you! It's our annual Halloween issue.

The Weather Inside

The prison system seems intent on ensuring that a man convicted of stealing $264 in 1981 dies in jail.
To Kaestel, who in 1981 was convicted of aggravated robbery after stealing $264 from an Arkansas taco shop, nature has become a sacred part of his life behind bars.

Trans in Utah

For many, living a life true to themselves is a daily struggle.
He’s still becoming accustomed to looking another man in the eye while shaking hands.

Out of the Shadows

Former AG Mark Shurtleff on being radioactive, deliverance and medi-pot.
Shurtleff says his current business venture is the closest yet he's got to success in the private sector.

Bear River Blues

With water already flowing from taps, why are Cache County leaders eager to form a water district?
Cache Valley residents have managed to avoid the creation of a water district, shunning a level of government that is sometimes criticized for lack of transparency, and leaving the management of water infrastructure to municipalities and Cache County.

Into the Wilderness

Two people, 130 pounds of gear and one mortified horse take on the Highline Trail.
In 83 miles, at an average elevation of 10,000 feet, the Highline Trail traverses 460,000 acres of High Uinta Wilderness.

The Beer Issue

The 7th Annual Utah Beer Festival Is Here!
It's beginning to look a lot like Utah Beer Festival! Ah, yes, that most boozy time of the year is here, and with it, a whopping 240 or so different brews that'll be available this weekend at the Salt Lake Fairpark, ranging from Ales to Zwickelbier (OK, that last one might be a stretch, but I needed something with a Z).

The State Street Issue

How old Hwy. 89 has survived, thrived and stayed alive.
When it comes to roads that impress based on colossal length alone, U.S. Route 20 has all the rest of them beat with its 3,365 miles of breathtaking asphalt. State Street's reach, however, goes far beyond that.

¡Fuera Trump!

Have you ever stopped and wondered what people in Mexico think about the Donald?
One common theme emerged from all of these interviews: Trump has to go. Or, in Spanish, ¡Fuera Trump!

Click Mates

For some cyber sex workers, the industry delivers both empowerment and the promise of wealth.
For five years, Joslyn Stevens worked in the prosperous shadows of Salt Lake City's sex industry, selling companionship to lonely hearts as an escort and a sugar baby. Offering a paid-girlfriend experience for older men, she had quietly navigated the nuanced legal waters of higher-end sex work in Utah.

Uneasy Riders

Revelrous Mad Max-esque gathering aims to put Utah motorcycle culture on the map.
Dubbed as “the worst moto campout ever!” Motos in Moab provided cold beer, warm rain and hot fire.

Holy Spirits

City Weekly's first Cocktail Guide from A-Z
var __adobewebfontsappname__="dreamweaver" From traditional absinthe service (without the legendary sidecar of cuckoo) to that tiki torchlight classic the zombie, Beehive State imbibers have a bounty of bevvies at their boozy fingertips. We've curated an arsenal of aperitifs, local ingredients and top-notch purveyors all available in our salty city and beyond.

I Will Be Mrs. Utah 2016

8 women compete in a showcase of brains, beauty and world peace.
According to an online quiz that I took a while back, I am indeed a feminist. I think that women have been fighting the good fight ever since they found out what a crappy hand they've been dealt in a country that has been bought and paid for by rich white dudes.

Money To Burn

Unified Fire Authority chief feels heat from escalating bonuses.
They began as a trickle, $1,000 here and $1,000 there, for extra work that the bosses insisted they deserved extra pay for. But with each passing year, the numbers grew from a few thousand bucks in 2011 to more than $30,000 in 2015.

Mining Memories

The dwindling few who recall living in Bingham Canyon fight to keep alive memories of a community that was stolen from them.
In the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley, the New Bingham Highway climbs into the mountains. It runs past the offices of Rio Tinto Kennecott, then through the leafy, quiet rural idyll of Copperton, past barren, overgrown land on the right, before cresting a hill—only to be closed off by several 2-foot-high concrete blocks.

The Utah Arts Fest turns 40 Years Young

The past, present and future of the ever-morphing arts fest.
var __adobewebfontsappname__="dreamweaver" Every summer, thousands of Utah residents pack the downtown area for the Utah Arts Festival. They stroll through artist booths, listen to live music, explore hands-on art areas, watch short films—in short, get a sampler platter of the astonishing wealth of artistic talent this state has to offer.


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