Business briefs for Saturday, Oct. 14 |

Business briefs for Saturday, Oct. 14

Despite double-digit drops in gasoline prices this past month, Utah’s average gasoline price is still among the highest in the country, according to a new report from AAA Utah, which tracks gas prices as a service to the consumer.

The average price for a gallon of regular, self-serve gasoline in Utah is currently $2.60. This is 35 cents lower than the last AAA report on Sept. 12 and 23 cents lower than a year ago. Only six states, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington have higher prices. Missouri’s price, $2.05, is the lowest in the country.

The current average national price is $2.26. This is 35 cents lower than last month and 63 cents lower than a year ago.

Ski Utah launches new Web site

On Oct. 10 Ski Utah launched its new Web site. The site addresses the problem of global warming, informs how it can impact the ski industry and offers suggestions for what individuals can do to make a difference. It also contains a section devoted to environmental programs Utah ski areas have implemented to help alleviate the effects. Learn about what each resort is doing from re-vegetation to purchasing wind power, all in an effort to keep Utah cool.

The National Ski Areas Association has created a global warming awareness campaign called Keep Winter Cool. Ski Utah, inspired by NSAA’s efforts, used some of the organization’s content for

Talisman sales soar on opening day

Talisman, a new 1,463-acre community on the south side of Jordanelle Reservoir near Park City, recently released its first 71 home sites for sale on Oct. 6-7. The release coincided with the ground-breaking ceremony for the property’s Robert Trent Jones, Jr. championship golf course. Talisman announced that all home sites released had been contracted for sale in a 48-hour period. The value of the contracts is approximately $40 million.

Information about Talisman can be found at, by calling (435) 658-0001 or at the Talisman Preview Center, 136 Heber Avenue in Park City.

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