It's been almost 22 years since the Winter Olympics graced our gorgeous state! February, 2002, the world flooded into Salt Lake City for the Winter Games. It was only 5 months after the 9/11 Terror Attacks, and people were on high alert. The Winter Games went off without a hitch and became the most successful games to ever happen. 22 years later, we're ready to do it again.

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Today, Salt Lake City was announced as the "Preferred" location for the 2034 games. That doesn't mean it's confirmed, but that gives us an incredibly high chance of it happening. Utah Governor, Spencer Cox said (back in may) that he was "99% sure" we would get the Olympic Games in 2030 or 2034.

Billionaire and Utah Jazz owner, Ryan Smith tweeted the following this morning:

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Does that mean we're confirmed for 2034? Just over 10 years from now, could we have the games back here in Salt Lake City? Or can get the games in 2030? The official Salt Lake City Olympics X account tweeted THIS:

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With Los Angeles having the Summer Olympics in 2028, I'm not sure the United States would go back-to-back having the Winter Olympics in 2030... But there's always a chance!

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5 Times St. George, Utah Was Famous On HUGE TV Shows!

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Being born and raised in St. George, Utah, anytime I watch a movie or a show that mentions "Utah" my ears perk up a bit. But there's been a few times "St. George, Utah" has been mentioned on these TV Shows and I stop EVERYTHING that I'm doing and pay attention. Here is a few times that St. George, Utah was mentioned on REALLY HUGE TV Shows!

1. Breaking Bad:

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Breaking Bad... The GREATEST show of all time mentions St. George, Utah! THAT'S RIGHT! ST. GEORGE, UTAH WAS IN BREAKING BAD... Kinda.

Remember the NOTORIOUS Plane Crash where things were falling from the skies and the entire city of Albuquerque was morning? Do you remember that one of the planes that crashed was a chartered plane FROM ST. GEORGE, UTAH?! Yep! Our claim to fame!

2. SNL:

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November 1, 2014 during Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update... St. George, Utah was mentioned by host Colin Jost. This happened because a "Dance" was happening at Fiesta Family Fun Center... WITHOUT A PERMIT! They shut down the dance! NO DANCING ALLOWED! Jost said: "Residents of St. George, Utah, are upset about a new city ordinance that prohibits dancing events without a permit. I’m on it, said Kevin Bacon."

Another claim to fame... This one, kind of embarrassing.

3. Prison Break:

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I was minding my own business watching Fox's hit show: Prison Break and I saw THIS very recognizable place... But wait! That IS NOT Albuquerque! That is my home town, St. George, Utah! Things have changed a little bit since then, but the road you're looking down on is Bluff Street looking north toward Sunset Boulevard. But those red bluffs are TOO RECOGNIZABLE!

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4. When this went ULTRA VIRAL everywhere:

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Remember during the pandemic when people from all over gathered in St. George for a "No Mask Rally"? Well, this lady stole the show with her comments... "Another reason I hate masks: Most child molesters love 'em." Not our finest moment on TV.

5. Jimmy Kimmel Live!:

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Remember during Covid when Jimmy Kimmel and Jennifer Aniston surprised St. George nurse, Kimball Fairbanks? She was a nurse who contracted Covid and was separated from her children. They hung out for a while before Postmates gifted Kimball with a $10,000 Gift Card, and gift cards for all the nurses on Kimball's floor at the St. George Hospital.

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The BEST PLACES To Scatter Your Ashes In Southern Utah

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The day will come for all of us. Someday we will all be gone. You've probably thought of this question before: "What should they do with my body?" Some people prefer to get buried, some people prefer to be cremated, some people prefer to be stuffed and put in funny positions. Well, if you're choosing the cremation route...

HERE ARE THE BEST PLACES TO SPREAD YOUR ASHES ACROSS SOUTHERN UTAH:

FIESTA FUN GO-CART TRACK:

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This is fun for everyone involved. Your ashes are in a coffee tin and your loved ones are racing through the Fiesta Fun Go Cart Track someone takes the lid off the coffee tin, and just like that, you're apart of one of the funnest places in all of St. George. Maybe on some nights, rumors will swirl that they've seen your ghost in first place on the track. That would be awesome!

HYDROTUBE AT ST. GEORGE CITY POOL:

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Now this sounds fun! Your buddy takes your ashes in the coffee can and you do one LAST ride down the hydrotube. Before you splash into the water at the end, he throws you up into the air and you're part of the slide forever.

BOHME (RED CLIFFS MALL):

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Bohme is a popular clothing store at the mall for chicks. But Bohme USED TO BE an arcade called "Tilt". When they took Tilt out of the mall, a part of me died, so it would be very fitting to scatter my ashes there! 

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SAND HOLLOW RESERVOIR:

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Sand Hollow is a BLAST! But only scatter the ashes in July! I don't want my remains to be cold for the rest of history. July is the perfect time for your ashes to be scattered in Utah's WARMEST reservoir!

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The People You'll See at EVERY Mormon Thanksgiving In Utah!

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If you're from Utah, there's an incredibly high chance that your family is predominantly Mormon, now known as "A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints", but for time sake, we're going to just say Mormon. Every Thanksgiving I've EVER been apart of, has been a Mormon Thanksgiving.

Here are the Main Characters that you'll find at EVERY Mormon Thanksgiving in Utah:

The Too Young To Be Married Couple:

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Your 18 year old cousin and her 20 year old husband are here. They got married a few months ago. She graduated high school 6 months ago, and he got home from his mission 4 months ago. The family is so thrilled for them, and not at all nervous that maybe they're too young to be married, and not able to legally buy alcohol.

The Crier: 

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This is usually reserved for the very Mormon grandma at the dinner. She's so grateful for everything that she's usually moved to tears. You'll also hear at least 3 times how grateful for The Savior for this beautiful family.

The Judgy Uncle:

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They always look the same. Dress shirt, khakis, glasses, either no hair or that comb-over style dad haircut. They're usually need everyone to know they're the SMARTEST one at the table, and if you don't agree with them, you're an idiot! He will be leading the family in the family prayer.

The Outspoken Liberal Aunt:

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She left the church, her hair is now dyed purple or pink or something. She needs to let everyone know political views, and it's all she wants to talk about. Her personality is now 100% LIBERAL. That's all she offers to the conversation before she gets offended and leaves the table.

The MAGA Uncle:

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It goes without saying... MAGA Uncle and Outspoken Liberal Aunt don't get along. MAGA Uncle is probably wearing a "Don't Tread On Me" Hat or shirt. He has some WILD views about how corn is making kids gay or something.

The Extremely Religious Grandpa That Doesn't Show It:

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The glue holding this entire family together. Grandpa hasn't missed church since the Vietnam War, but he doesn't push it on anyone. He's sweet to everyone, always makes good jokes, and falls asleep watching TV after dinner.

The Possibly High or Drunk Cousin:

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Your cousin shows up and they're being extremely quiet. They don't want to be there, but it's Thanksgiving. Their eyes aren't bloodshot, but we're certain they're probably high or have had some alcohol prior to dinner.

The Weird BYU Cousins:

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These family members you see once a year, and there's like 5 of them. They're SO MORMON and would explode if they ever said a swear word. They're like Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but white.

 

 

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