January/February 2020



What happens when winter snows infiltrate Utah’s red-rock country? Fire and ice, my friend, fire and ice. Story by Guy Tal.

The Springville Museum of Art, a handsome Spanish colonial revival building, preserves and protects the work of Utah’s most famous artists. Story by Vanessa Zimmer.

Utah’s ski slopes aren’t the only places to have fun this winter. Check out Midway Ice Castles, the Winter Bobsled Experience, Johnson Canyon Trail, Gallivan Center Ice Rink, Crystal Hot Springs and Bryce Canyon Sleigh Rides. Story by Vanessa Zimmer.

John Jarvie, called the sage of Browns Park, was a seemingly gentle soul who lost his life welcoming others into his home and trading post along the Green River. Story by Tom Hess.


Danger Cave reveals the home life of an ancient family in the West Desert.

The Piano Guys make classical music funky and cool.

Back in the 1930s and ’40s, Van’s Dance Hall drew crowds to Delta for the ultimate in entertainment.

The Civilian Conservation Corps discovered squirrel-size ticks and sun-filled nights in Utah.

The Road Island Diner made its own perilous journey across the Plains to make a home in Oakley.

How The License Plate Pole became a landmark in Southern Utah.

Explore Utah: Among the state’s prime amusements in January and February is the Delta Snow Goose Festival.

Utah Trivia: Test your cinematic knowledge of Utah.

Soups to warm the hearth this winter.

Poetry: And love and romance to warm the heart.

Photo contest: Photographers continue to excavate evidence of dinosaurs in Utah.

Mailbox: Readers respond to our feature on wild horses.

Last Laugh: Humorist Kerry Soper demystifies techniques for safely operating a motor vehicle in Utah.