It took a trip to Southern California for me to get a chance to drive the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride. It seemed like quite a distance but was well worth getting out of the freezing Utah weather to experience the ride in 60-plus temperatures for four days.
In Utah, trees are not usually the central part of our landscape. The first thing that comes to people’s minds when they think of Utah is not trees but desert.
1. Getting more sleep.
That small crescent at the base of your fingernail is called the lunula, which comes from the Latin word for “little moon.”
You’ve probably glanced directly at the sun at noon before. Whether you were trying to follow a baseball through the sky or attempting to imitate Galileo, looking into the sun isn’t an enjoyable experience.
LOGAN — A northern Utah event straight out of the Old West is attracting more people with its mountain-man appeal, organizers said.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” So says Shakespeare’s character, Juliet, of the famed Romeo and Juliet. But if a rose will still smell as sweet, will a realtor, who has branded herself with a specific name, let’s just say, Jen Kirchhoefer…
The strong housing markets in Weber and Davis counties should continue in 2020. That’s according to economist Jim Wood, an Ivory-Boyer senior fellow at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, who recently spoke to Northern Wasatch Realtors.
SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a date for the groundbreaking for a new temple in Layton.
BEAR LAKE — If these dark winter mornings are making it hard to fully wake up, a plunge into the cold waters of Bear Lake might jump start the process.
Traditionally, ATVs and UTVs equipped with four-wheel drive have two gear ranges — high and low. Using those two ranges properly will extend your enjoyable riding days.
EDEN — Steep, winding, dangerous Powder Mountain Highway will be improved somewhat this summer as part of an $8 million Utah Department of Transportation project.
For many of us, January is all about giving things up: Maybe we’re going to stop eating meat and embrace a plant-based diet. Or we’re ready to kick excess sugar to the curb after a holiday season awash in sweets. Or we’re committed to avoiding fast food.
Tanner Koons is used to children visiting his office at T.O. Smith.
All the buzz as this new year began was focused on the beginning of a whole new decade — a momentous event. Gone are the 20-teens and here come the 2020s!
If you’ve ever wanted to do a school program that sounds about as confusing as rocket science, Ogden High has just the thing for you.
1. “Wackee Six”
The American bison — the largest mammal in North America — was officially named the national mammal of the United States in 2016.
SOLITUDE SKI RESORT, Utah (AP) — Professional backcountry skier Elyse Saugstad planted her ski boots in knee-deep powder, her pink ski pants and camo jacket turned up-mountain toward seven women equally shrouded in Gore-Tex and dusted in fresh snow. Step by step, she reviewed the best techni…
Jen Moves. That is what my license plate on my car implies. Technically, it says JENMVES, since the DMV will only allow a mere seven characters, but the intent of the message is still there; i.e.; Jen moves…literally. In fact, Jen moves this week, again; and it doesn’t seem to be as much fun…
With the number of ATV jamborees increasing in Utah, I could only include those scheduled for the first half of the year in last week’s article. I maintain that jamborees are a great way to learn about places to ride and to explore the unique features that each of the counties in Utah have t…
A Utah bill that would remove reporting exemptions for clergy or other religious leaders who learn of child abuse during a confessional is facing opposition, both within and outside the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again.
In some zip codes in Northern Utah, half of all homes have radon levels that are too high.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Membership growth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has slowed to its lowest level in decades.
The Great Salt Lake has something in common with the planet Mars and the Arctic.
As the relatively new, at least in auto year that is, Lexus NX grows into its fifth year of existence, it still looks to be a very popular choice among those looking for a more compact SUV that still features a higher seating position than most in its class.
The average person spends about six years of his or her life dreaming.
Around the world, many are awed by the beauty of Disney films. They are inspiring, beautiful and reach audiences in ways that no other type of movie can.
My friend and I were already big fans of the first "Jumanji" movie and couldn't wait to see the new "Jumanji: The Next Level." We heard really good reviews, with people saying that it was just as good as the first one from 2017, with the same amount of humor.
1. Jewelry. It was really hard to shape stones and metal, and we never had time to finish our projects. That, and my hands always smelled like metal for hours after class!
A new dating app seeks to fill the gap for former members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looking for relationships.
SOUTH OGDEN — In a roundabout way, and with doses of uncertainty and necessity, Jeff and Mara Criddle plunged into the restaurant business.
Last week, on the first day of the New Year, in a new decade, I boarded an airplane with six other people at o’dark-thirty in the morning, and we embarked on a trip to “the happiest place on Earth.” This would not be the first time I will have chosen to spend an exorbitant amount of hard ear…
FARMINGTON — Young visitors can let it go (to some degree) at the Little Gym in Farmington this weekend.
2007 is the year I wrote my first article reviewing ATV jamborees to be held during the year. That year Utah hosted six events. Last year that number had grown to thirteen and the number keeps going up.
An Oregon woman is suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for $9.54 million after her husband's confession to church leaders led to his arrest, conviction and imprisonment on child sexual abuse charges.
DAVIS COUNTY — For an especially good view of the decade’s first full moon Friday, head to Antelope Island.
The Salt Lake Temple, now closed for four years, is currently undergoing the decommissioning process The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday.
If you've ever wondered why food made by your favorite restaurant chef tastes better than the food you make at home, chances are you are missing the crucial "finishing touch." That's the final seasoning that chefs sprinkle or drizzle on the food once it is cooked.
This week’s test drive was definitely one of the largest, if not the largest, vehicle we have had since we started our automotive journey 10 years ago. The Sprinter 2500 passenger van from Mercedes weighs in at a just over 9,000 pounds with a girth of 92 inches, a length of 170 inches and a height of 118 inches.
Today, Jan. 5, is perihelion — the day during this year that the Earth is closest to the sun in its orbit.
"Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker" marks the finish of the latest trilogy in the "Star Wars" universe. Theaters have been packed full with fans of the franchise, critics have been airing their griefs, and I’m here to let you know what I thought of it.
Winter is the most wonderful time of the year! The streets are aglow with beautiful lights, and everyone is happy and content with each other.
1. We never remember them after we make them.
As the saying goes, “It ain’t over until the fat lady sings.” Or rather, if preferred: it will not officially come to a close until the attractive, gender nonspecific person of generous proportion, of which is irrelevant favors us with (insert desired identity pronoun, i.e. his/her/their) ex…
After writing an article titled, “New law affects the Utah ATV community” last month, I got a call from my friend, Gary, asking why I didn’t say anything about how the laws in the surrounding states impact Utah riders. I didn’t have a good enough answer for him so I patiently listened while …
SALT LAKE CITY — When Kimberly Dudik ran for her fourth term in the Montana House, state officials told her she could not use campaign money to pay for child care for her four young children.
At the end of 2018, Ram came out with a new design on their ever popular 1500 pickup, adding all kinds of extra technology and engineering to make it one of the best new offerings on the truck market.
The year 2019 is on its last legs and we can't help but look back at some of its highs and lows.