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    I am tired of putting articles about Utah in that Provo thread. This pretty great state needs a thread of its own.

    Utah now rated as the best state to live in the future:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/156449/Ut...c-9rxg.twitter

    Choke on that one, haters.
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    Good read. Most of the bottom states are college football hotbeds. Coincidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I am tired of putting articles about Utah in that Provo thread. This pretty great state needs a thread of its own.

    Utah now rated as the best state to live in the future:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/156449/Ut...c-9rxg.twitter

    Choke on that one, haters.
    Here, here. I love this state. I acknowledge the complaints some people have, but there are tons of good, hard working, community oriented people in this state and they aren't "far righties".

    I was heartened that the Eagle Forum was pissed so many Utahns came and participated in the caucus's and diluted their power.

    I do HATE THE SNOW though.

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    I'm here right now, and this place blows. Can't wait to get back to my crime-ridden city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I'm here right now, and this place blows. Can't wait to get back to my crime-ridden city.
    Didn't you read the article? You need to be here IN THE FUTURE. It is going to be awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by byu71 View Post
    I do HATE THE SNOW though.
    90 minutes of shoveling snow this morning.

    My wife tells me it was good exercise. On the plus side, that is more than I shoveled during the entire winter last year. We need all the water we can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Didn't you read the article? You need to be here IN THE FUTURE. It is going to be awesome.
    I imagine it will be much nicer once someone leaves, in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I imagine it will be much nicer once someone leaves, in the future.
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    This thread should be called "Utah We Love Thee."

    I love visiting Utah, and I find myself often on Google Earth street view, just navigating the mean streets of Orem/Provo. The Barbizon is gone by the way. And Reams. And the Hi-Spot. And the Der Weinerschnitzel. Baskin Robbins is still there though, but the old Taco Bell across the street is gone. (Deseret Towers... klablueee) And El Azteca used to be up stairs on E820 North, not on 12th N.

    The Provo I knew and loved, no longer exists, which makes it very easy to love it when we leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    We need all the moisture we can get.
    FIFY

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    90 minutes of shoveling snow this morning.
    Get a snowblower. I've had a little single-stage Toro for about 20 years, and it still runs great. (I start it up once a month during the off months just to keep it from having gas turn bad and gunk it up.) I go around and do everyone's sidewalks and driveways in my cul-de-sac. The snow was so light and fluffy today, it was a breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I'm here right now, and this place blows.
    Coincidence?
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    This makes all the sense in the world to me. At some point IN THE FUTURE the native population will have been diluted enough by normal people that it will be awesome here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMCoug View Post
    This makes all the sense in the world to me. At some point IN THE FUTURE the native population will have been diluted enough by normal people that it will be awesome here!
    I doubt it. We still lead the nation in birth rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMCoug View Post
    This makes all the sense in the world to me. At some point IN THE FUTURE the native population will have been diluted enough by normal people that it will be awesome here!
    I see it more that all the Californians who have ruined Utah will finally leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    I see it more that all the Californians who have ruined Utah will finally leave.
    This.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Douger View Post
    This.
    Or will have become Utahns themselves after inter-marrying with the locals.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Salt Lake City named the 10th happiest city to work in the US by Forbes magazine.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...e-to-work.html

    And in a happy little twist of serendipity, the hometown of our beloved YOhio is #1 on the list.

    Thanks, Utah Thanks, Dayton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Salt Lake City named the 10th happiest city to work in the US by Forbes magazine.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...e-to-work.html

    And in a happy little twist of serendipity, the hometown of our beloved YOhio is #1 on the list.

    Thanks, Utah Thanks, Dayton.
    Price/Helper is not on that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    Price/Helper is not on that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarid in Cedar View Post
    You misunderstand what I'm saying. JL said that YO's hometown is ranked number one. I was correcting him about YO's hometown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    You misunderstand what I'm saying. JL said that YO's hometown is ranked number one. I was correcting him about YO's hometown.
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    On behalf of LAUte, California would like to thank Utah for taking the spotlight off his favorite city...

    Two Utah Cities Named Worst Air Quality In Country By EPA

    Utah has earned a national award from the Environmental Protection Agency however, its not an award to be proud of.

    Two cities along the Wasatch Front earned top honors as having the worst air quality in the country.

    The EPA releases a daily list of cities that have the worst air and Monday, Logan topped the list, followed by Provo, Utah.

    While the inversion is not new to Utah, it is putting everyone at risk not just the young, sick, and elderly.

    The inversion has blanketed the valley in cold, polluted air making breathing the fresh air a bad idea. The Utah Division of Air Quality listed the particle matter index at 67.9, leaving everyone at risk for respiratory problems. By breathing the air, particles of dust, soot and pollutants are also being inhaled.

    Healthcare experts say they see a dramatic increase in respiratory illness this time of year and blame it almost entirely on the inversion. Experts also say the inversion is likely making it difficult for anyone to recover from the flu or a cold and recommend decreasing time spent outdoors.
    http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories...vid_3535.shtml
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    Brutal winter thus far. The inversions have been nasty.
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    Yeah that smog was nasty when I visited. So glad to come home to clean air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Brutal winter thus far. The inversions have been nasty.
    So it is a seasonal thing with Provo/Logan? LA or Bakersfield and all those other Californian cities will take over as the bad air cities after the inversion is over?

    Edit: Another article: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55...areas.html.csp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    So it is a seasonal thing with Provo/Logan? LA or Bakersfield and all those other Californian cities will take over as the bad air cities after the inversion is over?
    Yep. Happens most winters when you have a combination of cold and no wind. Cold, heavy air gets caught in the valley floors and trapped by lighter warm air above. All of the pollution from cars, wood-burning stoves, etc. just accumulates to unbearable levels. If you drive up in the mountains, it gets warmer and the air cleans up. Park City is very nice right now. See photo below.

    It takes a good storm with a little wind to blow it out. Some winters are worse than others depending on the frequency of storms, etc. It wasn't bad at all last year, but this year has been terrible.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Yep. Happens most winters when you have a combination of cold and no wind. Cold, heavy air gets caught in the valley floors and trapped by lighter warm air above. All of the pollution from cars, wood-burning stoves, etc. just accumulates to unbearable levels. If you drive up in the mountains, it gets warmer and the air cleans up. Park City is very nice right now. See photo below.

    It takes a good storm with a little wind to blow it out. Some winters are worse than others depending on the frequency of storms, etc. It wasn't bad at all last year, but this year has been terrible.





    It's weird to drive up the canyon and watch the thermometer in the car go from single digits to the twenties as you gain elevation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    It's weird to drive up the canyon and watch the thermometer in the car go from single digits to the twenties as you gain elevation.
    Last friday we went skiing at our local joint (Pomerelle MTN near Albion, ID) and when I left my driveway at 11:00 it was 11 degrees. When I got to the parking lot at Pomerelle it was 39 degrees. The drive was about 1 hr 15 minutes. I didn't realize we got inversion like that here in God's Country! I had bundled up expecting the worse and I had to get undressed in my truck to downgrade snivel gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    Last friday we went skiing at our local joint (Pomerelle MTN near Albion, ID) and when I left my driveway at 11:00 it was 11 degrees. When I got to the parking lot at Pomerelle it was 39 degrees. The drive was about 1 hr 15 minutes. I didn't realize we got inversion like that here in God's Country! I had bundled up expecting the worse and I had to get undressed in my truck to downgrade snivel gear.
    It is really quite cute when residents of a State call their hills mountains.

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    NPR had a little piece today on the dangerous levels of junk in the air in Utah. It must be bad down there this year.

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