November/December 2019



Utah has some of the United States’ friendliest wild horses – and some with bloodlines leading back to the first horses brought over the seas from Spain. Story and photographs by Scott Baxter.

Residents of tiny Torrey love their night skies enough to protect them – joining one county park and 13 national and state parks in Utah for the densest concentration of International Dark Sky Places in the world. Story by Vanessa Zimmer.

Bluff’s Vaughn Hadenfeldt is an outdoor guide with a conscience. Story by Eric Peterson, photographs by Lapita Arviso.

Two friends – one a fun-loving photographer, the other a fun-loving skier – walk into Alta’s backcountry Photographs by Noah Wetzel, story by Vanessa Zimmer.


Celebrate your roots in a tasteful way with Utah cooks’ recipes for root vegetables.

Out in Mantua, people are saying: The wild turkeys are coming, the wild turkeys are coming.

Find out the backstory of “Maggie’s tree,” a cedar of Lebanon illuminated with 72,000 red holiday lights on Salt Lake City’s Temple Square.

A Brigham City photographer is shooting portraits of newborns in the place where Dr. Arthur D. Cooley welcomed babies into the world in the 1930s and ’40s.

Once upon a time, a lighthouse was built in Cedar City.

Northeastern Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau and Uinta Basin hosted the longest archaeological expedition in U.S. history, and we’re just now hearing about it.

If Abraham Hunsaker’s piano could talk …

Explore Utah: Camp Floyd and the Hogle Zoo are just two destinations for fun in November and December.

Utah Trivia: Have you heard about the raven that visited the state Capitol?

Poetry: Utah’s poets ponder the holiday spirit.

Photo contest: Utah’s photogenic architecture ranges from cliff dwellings, to pioneer mills, to places of worship.

Mailbox: Readers respond to our features on Mountain Meadows, the aspen giant known as Pando, and the Tree of Utah sculpture.

Last Laugh: Oh. My. Heck. Humorist Kerry Soper examines Utahisms.