September 17, 2018 — I was away when the controversy over the cattle on the McPolin Farm broke out. After many years of being livestock-free, the City leased the property for grazing. Even in a dry year like this, the grass grows pretty deep on that land, and tall,
September 13, 2018 — There's an old urban legend that claims death happens in threes. If that's true, then it seems fair to assume societal expectations women be 'lady like' in their disapproval, or politely defer to the whims of male opinion, are (hopefully) on their death beds. Three
September 12, 2018 — "Granted I am a babbler, a harmless vexatious babbler… " ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky We were stronger then, it seems, and we hunkered down in our mountain valley and drank and smoked and sang along. It was our "misspent youth" and not unlike today many of
September 11, 2018 — I spent last week on a fully supported backcountry mountain bike trip. It was great, with spectacular scenery in Bryce and Zion. We did some hiking in both parks, and they never fail to inspire. The companionship was as good as the scenery, and the
September 8, 2018 — There's a series of commercials promoting Snickers candy bars that start off with an unlikely character acting comically foolish — Betty White badly playing football in the mud, all the while berating her teammates — is probably the most notable 30-second episode of the advertising
September 7, 2018 — Of all the relationships in my life — being a journalist has lasted the longest. I know about protecting a source and printing a controversial piece and when not to exploit a situation for the sake of a quick headline. This week, all the news
August 31, 2018 — It’s all hidden from view. One would never guess what went into the setup. The multifaceted venue load-ins and load-outs transpire like a flyover from one of the Pentagon’s new “invisible” fighter jets. To the casual observer, there are no telltale signs. It’s been there when needed and absent when not.
August 28, 2018 — The past few days have produced no shortage of inspiring and heartbreaking words describing Senator John McCain’s life. “War hero,” “patriot,” “courageous,” “kind,” and “maverick” have been appropriate and common themes.
August 28, 2018 — Our national legacy of a million square miles of publicly owned lands is what makes America unique, but under President Donald Trump that legacy is being sacrificed. America's public lands exist today as a gift to us and to future generations largely owing to the
August 25, 2018 — So this week we can add Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort to the already long list of President Donald Trump cronies who have pled guilty or been convicted of felonies. Not all of the offenses are directly tied to the campaign. Manafort's tax problems were
August 24, 2018 — It was never about the clothes. … She knows that now. But the first time we went back to school shopping was 13 years ago when my granddaughter entered kindergarten. I thought it might be a fun tradition to start. A little lunch and a
August 24, 2018 — There's something dear to my longtime pact with the natural elements that continues to resonate whenever the soft rumblings of thunder echo off the hillsides surrounding the once much-more-quaint Heber Valley. The manner in which they continue to express themselves as they build upon each
August 22, 2018 — For many long-time locals, Park City will always be home to three ski resorts: Deer Valley, PCMR, and the Canyons. Grocery stores are often called Dan's and Albertsons. If we're heading down the hill for a concert, we are likely going to the Delta Center.
August 20, 2018 — Advocates for "Rails to Trails" often ask why we're so determined to keep some of our little short railroad lines going. Two quick answers: We need them to fight forest fires in remote areas, and railroads can boost local economies. In Walsenburg in southern Colorado,
August 19, 2018 — I got my bill for garbage pick up service a while ago. It was followed by a letter enclosed with the property tax notice that tried to explain it. It's the same deal as last year. Summit County imposed a charge of $36 a year
August 16, 2018 — "If you must keep talking, please try to make it rhyme/ Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime." ~ Mose Allison I've pretty much, over time, become an unsocial sort. It's a mantra I repeat often when I'm lobbied by