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American Express -- The American Express travel office is located at 515 S. 700 East in Salt Lake City (tel. 801/487-9731). It's open Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. No financial services are offered.

Emergencies -- Dial tel. 911 for police, fire, or ambulance.

Hospitals -- LDS Hospital 8th Avenue and C Street (tel. 801/408-1100; www.ldshospital.com), and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, 1050 E. South Temple (tel. 801/350-4111; www.saltlakeregional.com); both have 24-hour emergency rooms.

Newspapers & Magazines -- The two major daily newspapers are the Salt Lake Tribune (www.sltrib.com) and the Deseret Morning News (www.deseretnews.com). Salt Lake City Magazine (www.saltlakemagazine.com) is a slick publication with a section on current events. The Salt Lake City Weekly (www.slweekly.com) is the local alternative paper.

Police -- For emergencies, call tel. 911. The nonemergency police phone number is tel. 801/799-3000.

Post Office -- The main post office is at 1760 W. 2100 South; the branch closest to downtown is at 230 W. 200 South (tel. 800/275-8777; www.usps.com for hours and locations of other post offices).

Road & Traffic Conditions -- For statewide road and traffic conditions, call tel. 866/511-8824 or 511, or visit www.utahcommuterlink.com.

Taxes -- Sales tax in Salt Lake City is 6.6%; restaurant tax totals 7.6%; lodging taxes total about 12.7% within the city limits, about 11% to 12% in Salt Lake County outside the municipal boundaries.

Weather -- Call tel. 801/575-7669 for weather reports.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.