Preparing for a Symphony Performance

Preparing for a Symphony Performance

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »

Swiss Conductor Thierry Fischer named Music Director of Utah Symphony When Thierry Fischer was first approached about the possibility of working with the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, he knew very little about the state. As a lifelong skier in his native Switzerland he was well acquainted with the Olympics, of [...]

Utah Spirits: Beer, Wine and Booze Born in the Beehive

Utah Spirits: Beer, Wine and Booze Born in the Beehive

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

By Melissa Fields – Utah is renowned for great skiing, stunning red rock deserts and, of course, headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Another distinction gaining momentum both here and outside state lines is—and we’re not making this up—a booze producing Mecca. While an ongoing liquor license shortage and confusing laws [...]

Notch Peak – “Utah’s El Cap”

Notch Peak – “Utah’s El Cap”

Friday, November 1st, 2013 | No Comments »

Utah is blessed with many natural wonders and fascinating works of Mother Nature.  Notch Peak in the west desert is one. Over six million visitors flock annually to Utah’s national parks, “The Mighty Five”.  The state’s national monuments and recreation areas – Flaming Gorge, Cedar Breaks, Natural Bridges, Glen Canyon and Grand Staircase Escalante and [...]

East Meets West on Utah’s Antelope Island

East Meets West on Utah’s Antelope Island

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 | No Comments »

China Great Wall Society Signs Agreement with Utah State Parks By Tracie Cayford, Utah Office of Tourism – The mystique of the Wild West is alive and well with international travelers who dream about visiting the United States, the land of wide open spaces, cowboys, and American Indians.  Many visitors may not realize that they [...]

A Monumental Visit

A Monumental Visit

Saturday, October 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

By Pat Ronneburg – My peerless cousin Jo Anne and I decided to take a tour of archaeological sites in the Four Corners area in the fall.  We wanted to spend our “kick-off” day in Monument Valley with a Navajo Guide because we had been told that this would be a once in a lifetime [...]

Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons: Salt Lake's Twin Giants

Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons: Salt Lake’s Twin Giants

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »

By David Grover — One of the most enticing things about  a visit to Salt Lake City is the myriad of  recreation opportunities right out the  back door. Just 35 minutes from all that downtown has to offer are seven canyons  cut into the Wasatch Mountains. Two of  these, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, are [...]

Logan, Utah—Four Seasons of Adventure

Logan, Utah—Four Seasons of Adventure

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 | No Comments »

By Julie Hollist – The city of Logan in placid Cache Valley beckons you with four seasons of adventures. All kinds of adventures—from endless outdoor opportunities to award-winning performing arts and heritage. It’s off the beaten path about 90 minutes north of Salt Lake City, and we like it that way. One of the greatest things [...]

Dinosaurs, Trails and “Glamping”

Dinosaurs, Trails and “Glamping”

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »

By Monique Beeley – Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the great Utah outdoors with my family. Some of my much loved early memories are of Lake Powell, Bear Lake and, perhaps my favorite, the land of the Dinosaurs, aka “Dinosaurland!” When I was a child, my parents would often take my [...]

A Success Story – Ogden River

A Success Story – Ogden River

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »

The Ogden River was a mess.  For years had been abused, misused and trashed. The river corridor itself was beautiful – winding its way down scenic Ogden Canyon and through town.  But the river was on a collision course to suffer the same ignominy as Lake Erie had years before (the lake was so polluted [...]

Find Yourself – Retreat at Red Mountain Resort

Find Yourself – Retreat at Red Mountain Resort

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 | No Comments »

By Elizabeth Brown – My sister was turning 50.  I pondered what we could do to celebrate this major life event.  Mom, sis and I had often traveled together and we wanted to have another excursion for the three of us to celebrate this special year.  We’d been to Hawaii and once on a cruise [...]