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What to Expect When You’re Expecting the 2022 Utah Legislative Session

The 2022 Utah Legislative Session begins Jan. 18, and, for 45 days, lawmakers will swarm capitol hill and buzz around, debating issues that matter and, inevitably, a few issues that do not....

Utah Field Guide: Jell-O

Utah is famously known for its per capita consumption of Jell-O—so much so that two decades ago, in 2001, the Utah State Legislature voted to name Jell-O its official state snack.  But apart...

‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Recap: ‘The Miseducation of Mary Cosby’

In the last episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, a pho luncheon that reunited all seven cast members at the International Peace Gardens was, unsurprisingly, as far from peaceful...

Never Told: A Millcreek Canyon Avalanche Survivor Shares His Story

An avalanche accident in the Millcreek Canyon backcountry on Feb. 6, 2021 shook the Utah ski community to its core. Thousands of words devoted to the details, causes and aftermath of the...

What To Do on New Year’s Eve in Utah

New Year’s Eve is almost here and with it the perfect opportunity to show 2021 the door. While the big party with the countdown to midnight is a classic stand-by for a...

Resort Fare Reimagined: Where to Eat in Park City

High in the Park City mountains, the term resort fare became a sort of euphemism. Meals were well-prepared if uninspired iterations of vaguely western-themed Americana. This isn’t quite an indictment of Park...

‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Recap: ‘Fair Weather Friends’

The party-bus ride to hell is in the rearview mirror. Whitney and Heather have taken their principled flight home (in coach!) Mary has been compelled to post an Instagram apology with hashtags...

The Dirt on Park City

What we’re debating here is the very foundation of this community. It’s the literal ground we’re standing on—like the actual dirt. Seriously. Even the dirt in Park City is fraught with contradiction,...

‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Recap: ‘A House Divided’

This week on The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, the longest vacation in recorded history finally comes to a close. Yes, this girls’ trip has technically only lasted a few days,...

Visit Salt Lake CEO Kaitlin Eskelson Makes Lemonade Out of Lemons

It’s a familiar tale. Bright-eyed youngsters come here to ski and end up staying in Utah. But not every ski bum who found their way West grows up to become the head...

Where to Find Home Holiday Light Displays in Utah

More than 30 years ago, we laughed at Clark Griswold’s gratuitous display of Christmas cheer in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Chevy Chase’s character decked his home with a Merry Christmas sign, Santa...

Where to Volunteer in Utah This Holiday Season

According to Feeding America, over 350,000 people face hunger in Utah, including 114,000 children. This holiday season, we can show our gratitude by getting involved with community efforts to alleviate this hunger....

‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Recap: ‘Highway to Vail’

In the middle of this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, I texted another fan of the show and declared it was one of the best episodes of...

Park City Alters Backcountry Access Policies After Avalanches

If the skull and crossbones weren’t ominous enough, the all caps “YOU CAN DIE” was meant to be. The warning—printed on the orange gate separating avalanche-controlled terrain within Park City Mountain boundaries...

Utah Field Guide: The Grid System

Nine days (nine days!) after the Latter-day Saint pioneers’ entry into the Salt Lake Valley—which, if you’re counting, was August 2, 1847—the Saints had a street system mapped out. The streets-to-be would...

‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Recap: ‘I Was Driving Carpool!’

It’s finally happened. After being teased endlessly in the trailer and the pilot episode, we have arrived (chronologically) to Jen fleeing from the cops as everyone prepares for a girls’ trip to...
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