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By Devin Felix

September 9, 2013

“Goldenwest has about 2,000 members who currently live in Cache and Box Elder counties,” says Kerry H. Wahlen, president and CEO of Goldenwest Credit Union. “We are excited to bring these members added convenience by serving them in the five USU Credit Union branches.”

USU Credit Union members will have membership privileges at Goldenwest’s 21 existing offices and will be able to access their accounts at thousands of additional branches across the country through the shared branch network. USU Credit Union members will have full access to Goldenwest’s portfolio of products and services, including residential mortgages and commercial loans.

“This merger will provide tremendous value for our members, and in particular, USU students and alumni,” Butterfield says.


Summit and Wasatch Counties

Park City Named Best Active Town by Outside Magazine

Park City – Outside magazine selected Park City as the winner in its search to determine the best active town in America after a selection process that included an online voting competition via Facebook. Park City is featured in the September issue of Outside.

After several rounds of vetting, the top 10 finalists were chosen and put up for a three-week vote on Facebook. Park City received two-thirds as many votes (5,179) as it has residents.

“The high level of community participation in this competition is reflective of the passion that Parkites have for their community,” says Mayor Dana Williams.

To select the town deemed the best place to live healthy, Outside started with the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual list of 50 healthiest cities, and added a few small and midsize active towns that the metro-centric pool overlooked. Local runners, cyclists, climbers and surfers were consulted to narrow the finalists to the top 10 places that had easy access to healthy food, work, great trails, beaches and mountains.

Park City was awarded the top slot among a list of cities that included Bozeman, Mont., San Diego, Calif., Boston, Mass., Oklahoma City, Okla., Spokane, Wash., Greenville, S.C., Honolulu, Hawaii, Carbondale, Colo. and Waitsfield, Va.

“It truly is an honor to be recognized as a place that has a population that is so passionate about the outdoors,” says Bill Malone, president and CEO of the Park City Chamber.

“With more than 21,000 votes, our third-annual Facebook competition was our most competitive yet,” says Outside editor Christopher Keyes. “Greenville and Park City battled it out for weeks. We’re proud to showcase both towns in the magazine and thrilled with the level of engagement this program has garnered from readers.”


Park City – SMITH’S FOOD & DRUG completed a remodel of its grocery store at 1725 W. Uintah Way. The $10 million remodel was a complete redesign to the store’s look and feel.

Park City – PARK CITY MEDICAL CENTER opened an intensive care unit Aug. 1. An estimated 1,800 people toured the new facility before its opening.

Park City – The ninth annual PARK CITY FOOD & WINE CLASSIC took place July 10 through 14. It included 25 events and more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries and other businesses.

Park City -– The PARK SILLY SUNDAY MARKET held its 100th festival. The market started with about 40 vendors but now has more than 160.

St. George – The ST. GEORGE CENTER FOR COUPLES AND FAMILIES opened a new office in the Red Cliffs Professional Park. The office is the center’s second in St. George. A first opened in August 2012.

Cedar City – BOULEVARD HOME FURNISHINGS broke ground on a new location at 990 S. Main St. The store is expected to open in the spring of 2014.

St. George – The ALBERTSONS location at 700 South and Bluff Street closed after 29 years. The other two Albertsons locations in the city remain open.

St. George – A new FIREHOUSE SUBS location opened at 15 S. River Road. It is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the CITY OF ST. GEORGE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Kanab – STAMPIN’ UP! chartered a Boeing 757-200 to fly more than 200 of its top demonstrators to its headquarters. The plane was the largest commercial plane to ever land at the ST. GEORGE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

Cedar City – The RANDALL L. JONES THEATRE is celebrating its 25th season. The building has housed more than 100 plays as part of the
UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL.

Startup Refinery Expected to Bring 125 Jobs to Emery County

Emery County – EMERY REFINING, LLC and the  GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (GOED), announced that the company will construct a facility in Emery County, expected to add 125 permanent new jobs to Utah’s refining industry within the energy sector over the next three years.

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