Utah’s only statewide general-interest magazine catches governor’s eye

PROVO, Utah, Nov. 8, 2017 – Utah is finally getting its own statewide general-interest magazine, and Gov. Gary Herbert is pleased to see Utah in the spotlight once again.

Arriving to subscribers and hitting newsstands in March 2018, Utah Life Magazine will feature stories not only about travel and adventure but also about the history, recipes, personalities and communities of Utah.

Governor Gary Herbert (Photo by Olivia Snow)

Utah Life is going to tell people our story,” Herbert said during an interview at the recent Utah Tourism Conference in Vernal. “I believe it will be successful. We need to push out tourism and travel to all parts of our state, including the lesser-known locations.”

Tourism numbers are soaring all over Utah, and Utah Life will seek to tell the amazing stories of Utah’s hidden treasures and small towns. Utah Life’s mission is to tell the story of Utah, whether that includes Salt Lake City and the Mighty Five or rural towns and lesser-known parks.

“This isn’t an ordinary tourism magazine,” publisher and editor Chris Amundson said. “We will entertain readers, but also help Utahns connect with and understand this unique place where they live. And it isn’t just for people who live in Utah. It’s for anyone and everyone who loves Utah.”

Stories in Utah Life will range from quirky roadside attractions to stunning photo essays, to colorful character profiles. The first issue will feature a 4×4 adventure through the Maze District in Canyonlands, where writer and photographer Noah Wetzel faces the dangers of canyoneering up close and personal. Another story will highlight the history of Cove Fort near Sulphurdale, one of the early Latter-day Saint civilian forts in Utah, where the only shot ever fired was an accidental bullet in the knee. Other departments will feature Utah food and recipes, poetry and the artists who interpret life in Utah.

Utah Life publishes six issues a year in celebration of the nature, history, wildlife and people of Utah. The magazine is based in Provo and is family-owned by Chris and Angela Amundson. For subscription information, Utahns can visit www.UtahLifeMag.com. It is also available statewide on newsstands beginning March 1.

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