LEARN TO DRIVE! The Law Nobody Knows About In Utah!
TRAFFIC SUCKS! We can all agree on that! But everyone is not willing to agree on the "Zipper Merge"! But it's FAR MORE EFFECTIVE!
What is a Zipper Merge? According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, a Zipper Merge is specifically set up for vehicles to merge from two lanes into one lane in a zipper fashion. This keeps traffic flowing. Each car should alternate zipper fashion into the remaining open lane just before the point of closure.
With the Zipper Merge, this means you stay in your lane until the road actually forces you to merge into a new lane. DO NOT MERGE MILES IN ADVANCE.
In March of 2022, the Utah State Legislature has passed a new law to require drivers to zipper merge when approaching a closed lane on a congested road. States across the country are adopting these laws to help cut down on traffic, and it's actually helping! The Zipper Merge is cutting traffic down by a whopping 40%!
Southern Utah In Mourning As Frostop Removes Beloved Item
Today I received a call from my sister... A call nobody wants to receive: One of your FAVORITE ITEMS is off the menu and one of your FAVORITE RESTAURANTS!
Larsen's Frostop is a beloved old-fashion drive-in in St. George. I've been there for years and I usually get ABOUT the same thing. A Corndog, A Grilled Cheese, or a Queen Burger, but instead of fries I always got something else... PICCADILLY CHIPS.
Today I've been made aware that Larsen's Frostop has put an end to the Piccadilly Chips, and I'm not happy. What is a Piccadilly Chip? I have no idea. According to Google, a Piccadilly Chip is "Authentic Battered Dipped English Style Fries. A flavor so rich you will come back for more!" Well, guess what Frostop? I can't come back for more now. You've killed the Piccadilly Chip! I hope you're happy!
Southern Utah Restaurants We REALLY Miss!
Orange Julius was in the Food Court at the mall. The Food Court that LITERALLY doesn't exist anymore, directly outside of Bohme and Dillards. I miss you, Orange Julius.
Yes, I know Cedar City still has Sizzler, but St. George used to have one too! Right on St. George Boulevard. The current location is home to Alta Bank and looks NOTHING like a Sizzler!
St. George had a JB's, and even Hurricane had a JB's. It was like, a little Dennys, kind of... But they had a buffet! The breakfast buffet was MY FAVORITE!! The JB's location is currently home to Zupas!
2 Fat Guys Pizza:
2 Fat Guys Pizza had a HORRIBLE location, but AMAZING pizza! It was in the little shopping center to the south of Walmart in Bloomington. Hungry Howies and Peppers Cantina are in the same spot that 2 Fat Guys used to be in. It was wood fired pizza, and delicious. After 2 Fat Guys left, MULTIPLE pizza places came into the same location and just couldn't make it work.
Charlie's was a cute little restaurant that had ice cream, and soup, and sandwiches and always had a jukebox playing music. I miss Charlie's ALL THE TIME! Especially when I get sick. I miss that Chicken Noodle Soup. Charlie's location is now home to Swig on St. George Boulevard.
WOW! The Most BREATHTAKING Photos Of Utah, Proving It's The Most Beautiful State!
You've GOT to see these photos of our home state: UTAH! These prove we are EASILY the MOST BEAUTIFUL state in the U.S.
It's Official: Utah has a NEW State Flag!
Utah is getting a NEW state flag after the state Legislature approved SB31! This bill gives Utah it's new flag, while making the current flag the "historical state flag of Utah".
The bill passed the house with a 40-35 vote!
The following flags were the other 19 nominees:
The bill will go into effect in just over a year from now, on March 9, 2024, if signed by the governor.
Utah's Top 10 TINIEST TOWNS That You've Probably Never Heard Of
- Population: 158
- Location: Piute County, 45.5 miles south of Richfield (As the crow flies).
- Home of: Named after Thomas Rice King who settled the city with his family in 1876.
9. Brian Head
- Population: 154
- Location: Iron County, up high in the mountains. 11.5 miles from Cedar City (As the crow flies).
- Home of: The premiere ski resort in Southern Utah.
8. Dutch John
- Population: 151
- Location: Dagget County, 4 miles northeast of The Flaming Gorge Dam (As the crow flies).
- Home of: Named after John Honselena, a horse trader who supplied emigrants and railroad workers with horses in the 1860s. He was called Dutch John from his accent, even though he was actually German.
- Population: 154
- Location: Garfield County, 14 miles to Bryce Canyon National Park (As the crow flies).
- Home of: ATV Trails and Beautiful outdoor fun.
6 . Fairfield
- Population: 140
- Location: On the west side of Utah Lake. 22 miles West of Provo (As the crow flies.)
- Home of: Originally named Frogtown, was a stop for many riders on the Pony Express Trail.
- Population: 136
- Location: Kane County, 31 miles northeast of Zion National Park (As the crow flies).
- Home of: A quiet town with stunning scenery. In the 1800s, the name Alton was drawn out of a hat and given the name.
- Population: 125
- Location: Millard County, 15 miles northeast of Delta.
- Home of: Settled in 1907 as a "Stop on the railroad."
- Population: 122
- Location: Garfield County, 45 miles south of Richfield (As the crow flies).
- Home of: A mining town originally named "Coyote" changed to Antimony in 1921.
- Population: 55
- Location: Tooele County, 11 miles south of the city of Tooele (As the crow flies).
- Home of: Gold and silver mining in the 1800's.
- Population: 23
- Location: Carbon County, 20 miles northwest of Price (As the crow flies).
- Home of: Scofield Reservoir State Park.