Drink this in

Drink this in

Utah’s water policy and usage does not match its supply Opinion by Megan Walsh The wind is brisk and the air cool as I step out of my Prius at the Lake Powell lookout off U.S. Route 89. With me is my pup, Nala, whose only desire is to explore all the scents, critters,...
Wagons Ho!

Wagons Ho!

Finding your groove along the Mormon Pioneer Trail By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin Salt Lake City is dotted with statues, buildings and historical markers that revere the Latter-day Saint pioneers who arrived in Utah in 1847 (see “Street Smarts,” p. 14). There are...
Street Smarts

Street Smarts

Quirky historical icons in and around downtown SLC By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin Downtown Salt Lake City is filled with, even built around, reminders of the Latter-day Saint pioneers who first arrived in the valley on July 24, 1847: The Salt Lake Temple. The...
A Long Strange Trip

A Long Strange Trip

Hirsute historian and bookseller Ken Sanders ponders Utah pioneers By Chris Vanocur Ken Sanders is a trip. In one quick conversation, he zips from poetry to environmentalism to a Maori version of the Book of Mormon. And then there’s his flowing white beard. It’s long...
Patrimonio y Historia

Patrimonio y Historia

Following the trails of Spanish explorers recalls an earlier pioneer heritage By Rebecca Chavez-Houck When Utahns think about pioneer history, they usually imagine religious refugees arriving in wagons or pushing handcarts into what was then Mexican territory in the...
Pioneer of Beauty

Pioneer of Beauty

The disappearance of Everett Ruess—Utah’s nomadic wanderer silent since 1934—tugs on our collective soul By John Rasmuson Like a Rorschach blot in shades of red ink, the Southern Utah landscape is subject to interpretation. Not everyone views it in the same way, but...