Recent Articles by John Hollenhorst
Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:41 am MDT
On May 10, 1869, the first transcontinental railroad was born, and the connection between East met West officially cemented in Utah at Promontory Summit. However, some folks in Strasburg, Colorado, contest that...
Published: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 4:24 pm MDT
Should Utah spend billions to create dams and pipelines to meet the demands of a growing population? Or can the state learn a lesson from Los Angeles, which grew by a million people and actually uses less water...
Published: Monday, May 4, 2015 3:09 pm MDT
Four research planes and more than two dozen scientists and technologists are wrapping up a monthlong study in the Four Corners area. They have been trying to figure out the source of the nation’s largest...
Published: Friday, May 1, 2015 11:29 am MDT
A battle is underway over the future of cattle grazing inside the boundaries of the national monument designated by President Bill Clinton in 1996. How much grazing is enough for ranchers, and how much is too m...
Published: Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:57 pm MDT
A Utah man is quitting his job at a Salt Lake restaurant so he and his buddy can start the hike he's been dreaming about. After 19,000 miles and five years from now, he hopes to have traveled the Western Hemisp...
Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 3:56 pm MST
Seventy years ago Friday, the Bing Crosby song "White Christmas" meant salvation for a Utah prisoner of war. It climaxed his miraculous escape from a brutal prisoner of war massacre in the closing months of Wor...
Published: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:01 pm MST
Odd doesn't begin to describe it. Is it a junkyard? An art project? Or the scene of a very bad accident? It's called the International Car Forest of the Last Church. It's 40 cars standing in the desert.
Published: Sunday, November 23, 2014 3:00 pm MST
Almost 100 years ago, a big brick building was sent through the mail — the Bank of Vernal delivered by the Post Office.
Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:01 pm MST
Last year, the CIA lifted the veil of secrecy on Nevada's legendary Area 51. But that didn’t end speculation about flying saucers and aliens.
Published: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:01 pm MST
For more than 40 years, teams of construction workers have been working in the desert, carrying out the vision of an artist. After 42 years of construction, it's suddenly controversial.