A formerly suicidal Salt Lake City firefighter got help — and now he’s urging other first responders to consider therapy

After a sleepless two days at the firehouse, Capt. Mike Stevens trudged up the stairs to his bedroom and pulled out his .40-caliber handgun. He sat on the edge of his bed and began to make a mental list of the reasons he should end his own life and the reasons he shouldn’t. He thought his wife would be able to find a better husband and, if he died, she could take the life insurance and pay off the house. He felt he was no longer making a difference. He sat there holding the gun for about 15 minutes, ticking through reasons to shoot himself. But then, like a lightning… Read More

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Greater Salt Lake City housing 1Q18: Strong growth continues as rising prices push entry-level buyers out of the market

Metrostudy’s 1Q18 lot by lot survey of the new home market in the Greater Salt Lake market shows that production remains very robust, with the first quarter starting the year on a high note. New home starts (both attached & detached) during the first quarter totaled 3,028, while down 15% from last quarter, is 27% higher than 1Q17. Closings for the quarter dropped 16% from 4Q17, however are up 13% from last year to 2,548. Annual starts as of March totaled 13,022, which is 20% higher than last year at this time. Annual closings rose 14% to 11,321. Starts outpacing closings, regardless of how much, indicates an expanding housing market,… Read More

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New Salt Lake City hospice center for the homeless aims ‘to end needless deaths on the streets’

That’s what 50-year-old Linda Liminieux, a former homeless woman with liver cancer, said Thursday at a news conference announcing that The INN Between, a hospice for the homeless with terminal illnesses, will be moving into a newer and larger facility at 1216 E. 1300 South in Salt Lake City. Liminieux currently lives at the original 16-bed INN Between at 340 S. Goshen St. that opened in August 2015. It will close in the coming months when residents will move to the new $3.5 million facility that will open with 25 beds. It eventually will be home to 46 residents, according to Kim Correa, the nonprofit’s executive director. “Homelessness is a… Read More

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Golf’s $9 Billion Real Estate Market Is On The Upswing: See Where And Why

Red Ledges in the Rocky Mountains did $64 million in sales volume in 2017. Golf is at the heart of Red Ledges in Heber City, Utah, with an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed course and a 12-hole, par-3 Nicklaus Signature “golf park” in the private Rocky Mountain community about 25 minutes from Salt Lake City. The community is coming off a record sales year in 2017, with 150 closings and about $64 million in sales volume. After it took close to nine years to get the first 100 homes built and sold at Red Ledges, there have now been approximately 550 sales the past few years and more than 100 more homes… Read More

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