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Sock It to 'Em

This week, ski for a charity that warms the sole.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Feb 26,2009 - When former professional snowboarder Mitch Nelson would get packages in the mail from his sponsors, there was always plenty of nice, expensive stuff to look at and try ongoggles, hats, gloves, coats, etc. But as Nelson sorted through everything, there was just one fairly inexpensive, simple item that he was really in search of: a pair of socks.

Editorial

It’s Miller Time

Larry Miller's impact went far beyond sports.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Feb 26,2009 - As tributes to Larry Miller poured into the news media following his death on Feb. 20, most focused on Miller's prowess as a shrewd businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz. Privately, I heard very different remembrances. Someone told me how, just a couple of weeks before Miller's death, a substantial check had arrived from Larry H.

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Last Resorts

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Feb 13,2009 - While the economy is down, the number of locals hitting Wasatch Front resorts for skiing and snowboarding seems to be up. Most resorts are reporting strong figuressometimes even record figuresfor sales of passes and numbers of people on the slopes.

City Guide

City Guide 2009 | Bygone Byways

Before there were Interstates, there were trails to adventure.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jan 28,2009 - Utah abounds in outdoor recreational opportunities. So much so that you can pick your activity based not only on your favorite sport, but combine it with something else that interests you as well. For example, how about venturing outdoors while also picking up some Utah history along the way? If you’re not from here, or have people visiting and want to give them a taste of Utah—both i...

Arts & Entertainment

Get Out | In Tents Winter: The Winter Camping Handbook accentuates the positive side of snowy getaways.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jan 21,2009 - Invite friends and family to go camping in July, and they can’t wait to get out of work and hit the trails. Invite them in January and the drop-off in acceptances looks similar to the NASDAQ in recent months—even considering some of the amazing winter sights and experiences that are available in Utah. nAnd who can blame them? It’s cold in them thar hills, not to mention the poten...

Arts & Entertainment

Visual Art | Zion Eyes: A Century of Sanctuary explores the way artists see southern Utah.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Nov 12,2008 - One of the big draws at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 was an exhibition of paintings of a canyon outside of Springdale, Utah, by artist Frederick S. Dellenbaugh. The pictures of the towering, beautifully colored canyons were so incredible, even unknown to those used to the landscapes of the eastern United States, some viewers began suggesting that the place didn’t really exist. Lu...

Arts & Entertainment

Sports | R-E-S-P-E-C-T’ed Off: Utah teams’ sports success doesn’t bring love from the Powers That Be.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - Ever since July 24, 1847, one of the big ideas behind the whole concept of “Utah” was that the people who lived in “The Place” felt like they couldn’t get a fair shake anywhere else across the nation. Ever since then, xenophobia has been the birthright of all residents of the Beehive State, native or immigrant. nThen again, just because you’re paranoid doesn&rsq...

Cover Story

Feature | Race Flip: Deep within the city, skaters make their own level playing field

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Sep 3,2008 - If you stop by Jordan Skate Park in Salt Lake City’s Glendale neighborhood, don’t go expecting much in the way of conversation. On most warm nights, you’ll find Titus Fox, Luis Ceron and Nash Saxton there on their boards, rounding the...

Sports

Sports | Hell to Pay: A new college football season means new theological fuel for the BYU/Utah rivalry.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Aug 27,2008 - As local college football teams get ready to kick off the 2008 season on Saturday, hopes are high for both BYU and the University of Utah. Both teams are ranked in the top 30 in most national polls, and both are being mentioned as having a shot at being...

Sports

Motorsports | Speed Dreamin’: Miller Motorsports Park open-track days allow drivers to release their inner NASCAR star

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jul 9,2008 - If you show up at EnergySolutions Arena and ask if you and your out-of-shape buddies can play a little three-on-three on the Jazz hardwood floor, you’re likely to get a polite decline. Walk into a Major League stadium on an away day and ask if you...
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