Gone, But Not Forgotten

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Head west to discover lonely remnants of Utah’s past By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin Why do we use the term “ghost town” to refer to what is really a collection of abandoned buildings in the middle of nowhere? Part of the answer lies in imagining the souls who...
Ghost Busters

Ghost Busters

Spine-tingling ghost tours of supernatural delight By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin Every October, it seems, we’re asked, “Do you believe in ghosts?” Even the most rational among us will sense a spike in blood pressure and adrenaline upon visiting a haunted house....
The end of the line

The end of the line

Forces of nature have reduced Thistle to a memory By Chris Vanocur What happens when a ghost town gets ghosted? This question occurs to me while staring at the eerie remains of Thistle, Utah. Looking at a couple of sad and submerged buildings, I wonder how much longer...
Strangers  in a strange land

Strangers in a strange land

Learning the hard lessons of Topaz by Rebecca Chavez-Houck Exploring our state gives us the chance to reflect on human experiences that intertwine with history. One such place is the Topaz Museum (55 W. Main St., Delta, 435-864-2514, TopazMuseum.org), as well as the...
Meaty Matters

Meaty Matters

Never take the bounty on your table for granted By Ari LeVaux One burger per week. That is all you get, if you want to stay healthy and avert climate catastrophe, according to a recent study in the medical journal The Lancet. That’s roughly a 90 percent reduction from...
Zipper It

Zipper It

How Hand Out Gloves has answered the call for functional gloves By Nicole McNulty It’s a blower powder day and, on the lift, you yank off your mitten and shove it under your leg while you snap a photo to brag about to your friends. You reach back for your mitten just...
Solitude and Stars

Solitude and Stars

Cisco’s casual re-emergence as an artists’ haunt in the desert By Jared Blackley Located on the barren, windswept desert plains 45 miles northeast of Moab—just off Interstate 70 between Crescent Junction and Grand Junction, Colo.—the ghost town of Cisco has seen its...
Spread  the Stoke

Spread the Stoke

Celebrate Utah’s mountain culture at the Vamoose Rendezvous By Claire McArthur Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice: The semiannual festival known as Rendezvous is hitting Salt Lake City in September—with an epic lineup of gear and apparel brands, retailers, athletes, film...
Beautiful Resonance

Beautiful Resonance

The TANK may be empty but it’s full of good vibrations By John Rasmuson An hour’s drive southwest of Vernal, Utah, brings you to Rangely, Colo., where the chamber of commerce’s welcome sign boasts of a town “way outside of ordinary.” And so it is. Rangely has no...
September Salsa

September Salsa

Canning salsa is a labor of zesty love By Ari LeVaux Labor Day is unique among holidays in that nobody really “celebrates” it. It lacks the excitement of New Year’s, the virtues of MLK Day, the mystery of Easter, the love of Mother’s Day, the sorrow of Memorial Day,...
Nature’s Wind Chimes

Nature’s Wind Chimes

Grooving with the aspen groves of the Huntington-Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway By Rebecca Chavez-Houck Just as we’re getting used to the rhythm of the summer camping season, a discernable chill settles in. Utah’s bright green deciduous forests ease into a brilliant...
Déjà  Vu

Déjà Vu

The drive from Panguitch to Torrey is unforgettable. Yet, somehow, I’d forgotten how to find my way back. Photos and Story By Chris Vanocur Utah’s Scenic Byway 12 is staggeringly beautiful, one of the most stunning roads in the world. And, at least on one stretch, it...
Autumn at Altitude

Autumn at Altitude

Peak colors along the Mount Nebo Loop amp up the awe factor By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin When the Latter-day Saints arrived in Utah in 1847, they drew upon the Book of Mormon and the Bible for place names. They named the southernmost peak of the Wasatch Range,...