Briefs Dec. 29-Jan. 1, 2007 |

Briefs Dec. 29-Jan. 1, 2007


Delta offers cheaper flights to Utah

Budget-conscious skiers and snowboarders should know that Delta Airlines has announced sale fares to Salt Lake City from various departure cities, starting at $59 for one-way tickets if purchased by Dec. 31. The travel dates for the fare promotion cover the heart of Utah’s ski and snowboard season.

Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days prior to departure, but no later than Dec. 31 for travel through March 7, 2008, a Ski Utah press release states. A minimum stay of three nights or a Saturday night is required, whichever comes first. Sale fares are blacked out for travel Feb. 15, 16, 18, 23 and 24 of this year.

One-way sale fares are as follows: Boise, Idaho (BOI) $59; Bozeman/Big Sky, Mont. (BZN) $129; Chicago-O’Hare, Ill. (ORD) $109; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (DFW) $119; New York-Kennedy, New York (JFK) $119; Ontario, Calif. (ONT) $89; Orange County, Calif. (SNA) $89; Portland, Ore. (PDX) $89; Reno, Nev. (RNO) $59 and San Diego, Calif. (SAN) $79.

Fares shown are available online at Tickets cost $20 more if purchased from Delta on the telephone, or at an airport or city ticket office. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights.

Hatch calls AMT relief bill a "wonderful present for U.S. taxpayers

Washington Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement on final passage of a one-year temporary relief bill or "patch" for the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) by the House of Representatives. Hatch was a strong Senate backer of legislation to provide for the relief bill in the Senate, which voted on the measure earlier this month, and has been vocal in recent months on the need to repeal the AMT to protect American families from unfair taxation.

"This is a delayed but wonderful present this holiday season for the American family," Hatch said. "Because of this patch, 21 million Americans including more than 100,000 Utahns will not have to pay the Alternative Minimum Tax for 2007. Repeal or at least major reform of the AMT is still overdue, but I appreciate that Democrats in both chambers finally agreed that raising taxes on some Americans in order to prevent other Americans from facing a big tax increase was not a good idea."

For more information on the AMT, go to Hatch’s website at: .

Christopher Theil named Mountain America’s Heber branch manager

Christopher Theil has recently been hired as the Mountain America Credit Union Heber Branch manager.

Theil, a resident of Heber for 10 years, brings more than eight years of financial industry experience to the Heber branch. A graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, Theil is happy to be back in Heber Valley after being gone for two years.

He admits that the seafood is better in Annapolis, but "I missed the people here," he says. He and his fiancé moved back from Maryland, just in time for his favorite past times: skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.

With roots dating back to the 1930s, Mountain America Credit Union is a tradition for many members. Today the credit union serves more than 260,000 members and has over $2.2 billion in assets. Mountain America Credit Union is one of Utah’s top companies to work for. Visit for more information.

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