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Nordic Valley ski village plans spark concerns, questions

OGDEN — Ogden Valley residents have plenty of reservations about the proposed creation of a village around the Nordic Valley ski resort. The number of proposed housing units, up to 763, is a particular concern. "We need to have sustainable development, not uncontrolled increase in ...

Outdoor Retailer show moving to Utah despite boycott threats

DENVER (AP) — The Outdoor Retailer trade show is moving back to Salt Lake City from Denver next year despite threats from an environmental group and big-name recreation companies of a boycott, the event's organizer announced Wednesday. Critics of holding the event in Utah say the state's ...

ATV Adventures: Side x Side Adventure Rally on the Rocks — a new jamboree

After 10 years of UTV adventures in the rocks of Moab, Rally on the Rocks will not be held in 2022. The political climate there has caused organizers to look for another venue. They look forward to a time when they might be welcomed back. Rally on the Rocks has been combined with the Side x ...

ATV Adventures: Announcing the First Annual Swell ATV Jamboree

I was at the Salt Lake Off-Road Expo when I learned about the First Annual Swell Jamboree. I was excited to learn more about this event. Let me explain my excitement. I attended the Arapeen ATV Jamboree back in 2005. It was a five-day event starting on Labor Day. It was a great jamboree with ...

ATV Adventures: Seventh annual Salt Lake Off-Road Expo full of outdoor ideas

After a year without a Salt Lake Off-Road Expo, it was back and exploding with new ideas about everything off-road. It was the place to be for people who love Jeeps, trucks, UTVs, ATVs, motorcycles and dune buggies. Over a two-day period, the South Towne Expo Center was packed with a variety ...

GOAL Foundation starts monthly community hikes for everyone

The community is invited to hit the trails for a new monthly hike series hosted by the GOAL (Get Out And Live) Foundation. The guided hikes, which began in February and will continue throughout the year, are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at different local trails and ...

ATV Adventures: Tread Lightly — a program to protect ATV riding privileges

Having written an article recently on respecting the rights of others on and off the trail (Standard Examiner, Jan. 20), I thought it was time to talk about respecting the lands we ride. Utah is an ATV riding mecca with some 80,000 miles of trail lacing the land between its borders. Each ...

ATV Adventures: Exploring the Silver Island and Pilot Peak ATV trails

It was the first ride of the year, so we were checking temperatures for a February ride. Wendover looked promising with a high of 50 degrees. The mountains in the desert are different from the pine and aspen covered peaks I ride in the summer. They consist more of rock faces. Instead of ...

Nordic Valley plans aim to keep mountain green, target ‘lower price point’

EDEN — As officials from Skyline Mountain Base work out the details of the planned ski village at the base of the Nordic Valley ski resort, one message stands out — they plan to keep the mountainside below Lewis Peak green. They are also aiming for a contained village with as many as 763 ...

ATV Adventures: All about the 3rd annual Kanab Red Rock ATV Jamboree

The jamboree season is now in full swing with Kanab lining up for the second jamboree of the year. The jamboree opens on Wednesday, April 20, and goes through Saturday. Kane County is hosting this year’s event with guides being provided from the UT/AZ ATV Club. This year to help with the ...