Natalie Gochnour: The time has come to rekindle Utah's Olympic spirit

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 5:46 a.m.

    Rekindle the Olympic spirit?

    * 'Cost to Host Olympic Games SKYROCKETS' - ABC News
- By Julia Campbell

'The $1.3 billion in federal spending is more than DOUBLE the amount of federal funds '$609 million' that supported the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta. (sic) 
I think it is a disgrace,â said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who, along with U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., asked the government agency to investigate the escalating expenditures for hosting the Olympic games in American cities. But this is a logical extension of what you get when you start pork-barrel spending.- Article

    You mean asking people to 'volunteer'…

    because even after you double the cost of the Olympics, you have no money to pay Utahns for work?

  • dustmagnet heber city, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 6:45 p.m.

    one could start with writing permits for industry that don't allow business to exceed the clean air act guidelines! Eliminating open burning of hazardous waste is another step in the right direction. And then stop granting permits for industry expansion that will add to the already horrendous air quality.

  • james d. morrison Boise, CA
    Jan. 3, 2014 12:08 p.m.

    The only way to do that would be to cut a huge gap in the mountain and install a big fan.

  • dustmagnet heber city, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 10:47 a.m.

    If the State wants to pursue the Olympics - cleaning up the air pollution so that it doesn't dominate the coverage like last time would really help!