Category: Good Day Utah

Music, food and more fill Library Square for three-day Living Traditions Festival

The Living Traditions Festival is underway in Salt Lake City this weekend, and Budah spent Friday morning taking in everything from dance to delicacies.

The three-day festival at Library Square in Downtown Salt Lake City is free to the public and includes, food, crafts and music and dance.

The multicultural festival celebrates traditions of Salt Lake City’s contemporary ethnic communities and has been an event for more than 30 years, according to event organizers.

See the videos above for a sample of the festivities, and visit their website for complete details.

Three Utah moms get picked up in a limo, showered with early Mother’s Day Gifts

SANDY, Utah – With Mother’s Day coming right up, the Fox 13 Dream Team had something special in mind for three mothers.

Aubree Murray of Orem is a dedicated mother of two who was also instrumental in supporting her brother Brenn in his battle against addiction.

Kristie Edelman or Riverdale runs a day care. In addition to caring for her own family, Kristie’s husband Casey says she goes above and beyond for her clients—helping other parents at all hours with difficult situations.

Kellie Larson of West Jordan has four kids and is going to school to become a teacher. Her mother Vickie says she’s the ‘glue’ that holds her family together across generations, including tending to relatives in poor health.

All three women were surprised when they got a knock on the door and Fox 13’s Big Budah asked them to step into a limousine.

Watch the video to see what happened.

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Smith’s Food and Drug ‘Sunday Brunch’: Springtime Brunch Squares and Pomegranate Sunrise drink

SALT LAKE CITY – Fox 13’s Amy Nay joined Chef Jeff Jackson for Sunday Brunch. This weekend Chef Jeff demonstrates how to make Springtime Brunch Squares and a Pomegranate Sunrise drink.

Springtime Brunch Squares


4 oz. cream cheese softened

1/3 c. milk

8 lg. eggs

¼ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

1 lb. breakfast sausage

1 shallot, thinly sliced

1 c. asparagus, chopped

1 stick butter, melted

1 c. parmesan cheese

1 package frozen phyllo dough, thawed in package


1. Warm a large saute pan over medium heat. Add a little oil to the pan and begin to brown the sausage with the shallot. While it cooks, combine the cream cheese and milk using a whisk in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs to the milk mixture with the salt and pepper.

2. Add the asparagus to the sausage and cook 3 or 4 minutes. Once the asparagus is slightly tender, add the egg mixture and scramble only a couple of minutes or until the egg just begins to set. Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.

3. Heat an oven to 375 degrees. Melt your butter in a small saucepot and set aside. Remove a roll of the phyllo dough from the package and place on a towel than cover with another towel as the dough will dry out if it is left in the air for too long. Get a 9×13 baking dish and brush a thin layer of the melted butter on the surface.

4. Place a single sheet of the dough on the bottom of the pan and brush more butter on the newly placed sheet of dough. Repeat this process with 8 more layers of butter and phyllo dough.

5. Spread the egg mixture evenly over the dough pressing down a little to form a mostly smooth layer. Cover the egg mixture with another sheet of the dough than brush the top with more butter. Continue the layering of butter and dough until 8 more sheets have been used.

6. Place in the oven and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. Cut into squares and serve immediately.

Pomegranate Sunrise


1 ½ c. pomegranate juice

1 c. orange juice

1 c. ginger ale


¼ c. pomegranate seeds

4 orange slices


1. In a small pitcher, combine the juices and ginger ale. Fill glasses halfway with ice cubes.

2. Fill the glasses with the pomegranate mixture, than garnish with a bit of pomegranate seeds and orange slice on the rim. Enjoy.

University of Utah Students helping UDOT predict future drone traffic

SALT LAKE CITY – Students at the University of Utah are working with the Utah Department of Transportation to try and predict what drone traffic will be like in our state and how to handle it.

The team of students is part of the Therapeutic Games & Apps Lab and they came up with the game ‘Drone Commander’ to simulate the limits of drone use in Utah. UDOT hopes to use this to build its own traffic system for drones in the next 4 or 5 years.

Jesse Ferraro, the Project Manager of Therapeutic Games & Apps Lab, says “The whole system uses UDOT’s infrastructure of roads because that’s where the drones will be flying over.”

“How the drone will actually follow the set of roads and which directions and what elevation they’ll go, that’s part of what our simulation is trying to solve and trying to figure out,” said Ferraro.

The team of developers started working on this project in August 2018 and so far they say they’ve been able to simulate what drone traffic will be like in a small slice of downtown Salt Lake City.

“What we’ll be seeing is we’ll be seeing package delivery drones, medical supply, as well as drone taxis for humans,” said Ferraro.

The drone taxis Ferraro is referring to are the ones being pitched by companies like Uber who already have realistic renderings of how they want them to work.

“The way it’s set up right now is we have package delivery drones and medical supply drones will be sharing one set of lanes around 400 to 600 feet and then the air taxi drones will be above that,” said Ferraro.

“If you have one drone taking off from a sky port and another drone that wants to land at that sky port then you need to make sure they wait for each other,” says Srija Kambhampati, an Engineer with the Therapeutic Games & Apps Lab.

To add to that, Amazon wants to deliver packages to you via drones, meaning the skies could get very busy, very fast.

Mikaila Young, Producer of Drone Commander, says a big part of this simulation is making sure they don’t get into a situation where drones collide with one another.

Young says the plan is for this simulation to help UDOT figure out the best way to control drone traffic including how fast the drones should go, how far away they need to be from each other at all times, and how fast they can be added to the system.

“I’m really excited to see this inform the actual drone system and see it accelerate the time from on when we’re going to be able to get our pizzas delivered by drone or hop in a drone taxi instead of taking an uber,” said Young.

The brains behind Drone Commander say the long term goal is to make something that can be used for training purposes.

Drone Commander Technical Artist Sourabh Hamigi says the next step would be expanding the snippet of Salt Lake City they have right now.

Engineers working on the game say there’s also a lot of work that still needs to be done about drone behavior within the framework that UDOT is trying to build.

“For example, they speak of having corridors for drones and there’s like a few rules of how drones should switch corridors or switch layers or lanes within corridors so that needs to be implemented,” said Kambhampati.

Susan Cox Powell’s mother discusses the ongoing search for her daughter

SALT LAKE CITY — Susan Cox Powell’s mother is talking about the search for her daughter.

A new four-hour show on Oxygen covers the disappearance, and Judy Cox, Susan’s mother, and investigative report Stephanie Bauer joined Fox 13 to discuss the latest Tuesday morning.

See the video above for that interview.