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Lee Benson
Lee Benson's About Utah column runs Monday and Friday. Email: benson@desnews.com.

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In 1998, Rick Porter set out to circumnavigate the Great Salt Lake. In 2015, he finally finished.
Wordsmith John Starley Allen's new book, "A Splash of Kindness," explores the power of the ripple effect.
At 28 years and counting, the University of Utah's Chris Hill is the dean of America's athletics directors.
Joel and Tracy Christensen got their Now I Can clinic started by helping their daughter; hundreds more have followed in her path.
Mark Davis, who grew up in the cloistered FLDS community, has produced a projector that very well could be technology's Next Big Thing.
Managing editor Rick Hall, the longtime steadying influence at the Deseret News and the nicest guy we know, is retiring.
Five years ago, Trish Alderman, mother of four, started Back-2-School Basics, an annual drive that outfits hundreds of Park City kids in school gear.
The ill-fated Donner Party of 1846 helped clear the path for the triumphant arrival of the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley a year later.
Jim Blonquist logs 45 years working at the Summit Merc, a Coalville institution that has served the community for 107 years and counting.
Retired pro football players the Boone brothers — Aaron, Jesse and Jason — return to their roots to impart to youngsters their love and passion for the game.