Finding Fondness for Cheese and Chocolate

I live on the outskirts of Herriman, a fast-growing, baby-filled suburb of 30,000 on the southwestern edge of Salt Lake County. It’s a landscape devoid of independent business. Read of one restaurant that stands out. Finding interesting stuff means leaving town. Yesterday, it was to […]

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Allosaurus Art

A long time ago (about 150 million years), dinosaurs ruled southern Utah. When they died, if the conditions were right, their bones turned to fossils. Most fossils here are from the Morrison Formation, a huge swath of sedimentary rock from the Late Jurassic period, extending […]

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Kissing Farmers Goodbye

Population growth and housing development are strong, brotherly winds that Utah farmers have leaned into for years. They’re as relentless as the passage of time. “You can fight it, but you can only fight it for so long,” said Randall Ercanbrack, a fifth-generation farmer in […]

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Study says, ‘Get Out’

To be overly succinct, my job as UtahOutsider is to get out on the trail and then to write about it. The work requires a healthy mind and a healthy body. Mens sana in corpore sano. Now, we have evidence to support the belief that […]

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Outer Circles in Utah

Writing for UtahOutsider means meeting new folks and asking questions. These are enjoyable tasks, but even with a few decades of newspaper reporting, they don’t come naturally. Turns out they don’t come naturally for most of us. Utahn David Sturt wrote in Great Work: How […]

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Best Pancakes Ever

One could say I grew quite a lot while on the Redmond leadership week in Lake Powell. Above the neck, for sure. But in the waistline, too. The food, prepared by a team from Redmond’s Real Foods stores and full of their premium products, was […]

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A trek to Big Sky country

Last week, we headed Outside of Utah to Bozeman, Montana, to visit with Unbranded’s creative team and to see bits of the film. The team is busy with last minute details before submitting it to major film festivals. The trip allowed for some quick detours […]

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UtahOutsider interviews TEDx Organizer, Part I

In this three-part series, we talk with Anna Decker, organizer of the TEDx program at the Leonardo (and additional simulcast sites) Saturday, September 20. Decker, 31, is a University of Utah graduate student with experience in event planning. She wanted to use the TED platform […]

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Klymit is Cool

Ever have one of those random public transit encounters in which everything turns out friendly and even fortuitous? I had such an encounter, taking the train home from the Outdoor Retailer this summer. In my fog, I’d forgotten to take off my OR badge. An […]

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