January/February 2019


Join us as we embark on a journey through Utah with Utah Life’s January/February 2019 featuring:

Join Utah Life as its writers and photographers uncover fascinating and beautiful places to visit, and facts and people you simply can’t live without knowing.

  • Read the inspiring stories of the Utahns who somehow persevered through the winter of 1948-49, when a killing record cold gripped the state.
  • Allow the residents along scenic Highway 128, the stretch north of Moab that they call River Road, to explain why they live in the last best place.
  • What do you know about famous Western painter Maynard Dixon? Did you know he found peace in Southern Utah?
  • Yes, political scandals existed back in the 1930s, too. This one involved a postage stamp depicting Zion National Park.
  • A hot springs in Diamond Fork Canyon near Spanish Fork makes a lovely winter destination.


  • Mailbox: Who is sounding off in the letters to the editor?
  • Learn who won this installment of the “Monumental Exposure” photo contest.
  • Find out how you rate in this Utah Trivia quiz on the subject of cold temperatures and snow.
  • Utah’s poets get thoughtful about, of all things, Utah’s winter inversion.
  • A Utah Valley University chef and his students feed their Utah County community.
  • Honeycomb section: Quick-read features address a high-desert farm where Nigerian Dwarf goats make luxurious soap, a Provo sculptor who creates “whimsical nightmares,” and the Utah mountains that provide a home for the only commercial-quality red beryl gemstone in the world.
  • Take a gander at a host of January and February events that just might tempt you to go traveling.
  • “Last Laugh” columnist Kerry Soper offers his hilarious take on coping with the expense of skiing, and Greg and Hala Swearingen bring his perspective to full-color life with their accompanying illustration.

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