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ATV Adventures: Riding responsibly more important than ever

The idea that we can’t do anything without having an impact on something or someone has become an important topic to discuss. Between 2010 and 2020 Utah added a half million people to its population base, which emphasizes that point. Expressed as a percentage, Utah grew by 18.4%, making it ...

ATV Adventures: What about CF Moto ATVs?

It is becoming more common to see a CF Moto machine on the trail these days. What are they? Are they legitimate? Are they durable? Here is an opportunity to take a closer look at the lineup of CF Moto ATVs and UTVs. CF Moto is a Chinese-built ATV. If that is going to be a deal breaker, then ...

Snowbasin’s lifts, Nordic Valley’s trails all open after snowstorm

HUNTSVILLE — After receiving a heavy dose of snow, Snowbasin is fully operable, with its complete array of 12 lifts operating. "The snow gods have delivered, bringing 17 inches of new snow to Snowbasin Resort!" said Kayla McFarland, a resort spokesperson. Nordic Valley, the Eden-area ...

ATV Adventures: The Tri-State ATV Jamboree is back

After being shut down for two years due to the pandemic, the Tri-State Jamboree is back and open for registration. The dates have been shifted forward a week to March 16-19 in hopes of better weather. This first jamboree of the year is popular because the early spring in Washington County ...

ATV Adventures: More tricks to get out of pickles on the trail

My last two articles have dealt with equipment needed to get out of trouble on the trail. There is more equipment on the list that has gotten me out of more than one pickle, but more important than the equipment is the first rule of riding — never ride alone. That rule came to bear on a ride ...

ATV Adventures: More tricks for handling breakdowns in the backcountry

After the list of equipment I included in last week’s article to deal with backcountry emergencies (see Standard Examiner, Dec. 16, 2021), my fireman friend, Reed Embley of Layton, reminded me of the need for a first aid kit. It is one of the most important items to have even though you ...

Tour of Utah canceled for 3rd straight year; organizer cites lacking support

PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia — The weeklong Tour of Utah bicycle race, canceled in 2020 and 2021, won't occur in 2022, either. The news has at least one cycling organization wondering if the cycling stage race — which launched in 2004 and passed several times through Weber County — is gone ...

ATV Adventures: Creative tricks for handling breakdowns in the backcountry

Anyone who has read my ATV Adventure articles knows how much I love ATV Adventures. The beauty of the backcountry and exploring its many nooks and crannies is one of my favorite things to do. However, it is one thing to venture far from civilization and another thing to make it back to the ...

Long-term plans call for 2,400 new housing units at Snowbasin

OGDEN — As Snowbasin reps move ahead with planned upgrades to the Huntsville-area ski resort, the long-term vision of developers is coming into clearer focus. It's big, as resort reps indicated when they unveiled plans last September for a 300-room Club Med hotel serving the ski ...

Snowbasin to open, Nordic Valley holding ‘pre-opening’ party

HUNTSVILLE — Let the skiing begin, at least on a limited basis. Snowbasin plans to open on Saturday and Nordic Valley is holding a "pre-opening party" the same day, though only its Cub slope, geared to beginners, will be operable. Indeed, things are still gearing up as the resort operators ...