Recent Articles by John Hollenhorst
Published: Monday, October 20, 2014 5:30 pm MDT
Charcoal kilns are part of a nearly forgotten industry that, in the words of one expert, came to be thought of "almost like a criminal activity."
Published: Monday, October 20, 2014 12:52 pm MDT
An imaging technique called LIDAR helps geologists map areas denuded of trees, shrubs, grass and ever some lighter buildings. It can help detect hidden hazards that like landslides, faults and flood threats.
Published: Monday, October 13, 2014 3:45 pm MDT
The man in charge of keeping the campus green at the University of Utah is calling for the state to lift its ban on a so-called "noxious weed." He believes it could be part of the answer to long-term worries ab...
Published: Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:51 pm MDT
Many travelers like to sleep in a tent to save the cost of a night in a motel room. But penny-pinchers who come upon the Moab Under Canvas campground would be advised to drive right on by. A night in a tent the...
Published: Monday, September 29, 2014 12:35 pm MDT
Utah's most unusual RV resort has reopened, which should please folks who'd enjoy a slightly wacky mix of '50s and '60s retro culture, movie star worship and the mystique of a certain brand of RV.
Published: Monday, September 15, 2014 5:01 pm MDT
Most military veterans of the World War II era returned home to normal, quiet lives and spent the rest of their years without public acclaim. That certainly is not the case with a Utah veteran known as "the Ca...
Published: Monday, September 8, 2014 1:25 pm MDT
William Grandstaff inspired an opera, or at least part of one. A 10-minute segment of the proposed opera had its world premiere during the Moab Music Festival.
Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 1:08 pm MDT
Farmers in southern Utah are scratching their heads and trying to figure out what caused an unusual phenomenon in an irrigation pond. Earlier this week, Gary Dalton of Circleville discovered a mysterious crater...
Published: Monday, August 25, 2014 10:01 pm MDT
Utah's most famous display of ancient rock art is apparently not so ancient after all. Research at Utah State University using natural radioactivity and glow-in the-dark technology uncovered some secrets of The...
Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:58 pm MDT
Most people take electricity in their homes for granted, only missing it during the occasional power outage. But near Lake Powell, some families have been waiting decades to get electricity, and for some that w...