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A virtual jump helps keep the past alive
Virtual exhibits at the Alf Engen Ski Museum keep the past alive and jumping. Read more»
Sunday, Nov. 30 2014 11:00 p.m. MST

U.S. & World

Yellowstone National Park opens to winter visitors
After nearly two decades of failed plans, the National Park Service has hit upon a 10-year plan both recreationists and conservationists have come together to approve. The park will Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 4 2014 7:44 p.m. MST

Sports

Nobody in Utah did the expected in college football season
Maybe it's best to leave the predicting to the tarot cards. Read more»
Saturday, Nov. 29 2014 8:10 p.m. MST
More magic needed from Matt Wells, Aggie defense at Boise State
It's been a remarkable run by Utah State to get on the threshold of a 10-win season. But facing Boise State on the blue turf Saturday will be a tough task. Beware of the gadget plays. Read more»
Friday, Nov. 28 2014 6:45 p.m. MST
Playoffs' flaws immediately revealed
Right out of the gate, it's apparent the playoff system is a work in progress and doesn't include enough teams to determine a national champion. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 10 2014 7:20 p.m. MST
Expect Whittingham and Mendenhall to stick around awhile
Utah's Kyle Whittingham and BYU's Bronco Mendenhall have been mentioned as possible candidates for other college football jobs, but they should be around a few more years. Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 7 2014 10:00 p.m. MST
College football campaign was full of surprises in Beehive State
The 2014 collegiate football campaign was full of surprises — some good, some not so good — for teams in the Beehive State. And, as it turned out, only two teams — Read more»
Saturday, Nov. 29 2014 8:11 p.m. MST

Moneywise

Pay off debt, save before returning to school
Trust me, going to school debt-free will feel a whole lot better than having another bunch of payments buzzing around your heads for years to come. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 2 2014 8:20 p.m. MST
Mix the right ingredients for a work-life balance feast
For a food-lover like me, the joy of this season is determined, at least in part, by recipes. But recipes aren't important only for the tastes of the holidays. In fact, the right recipe Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 2 2014 6:30 p.m. MST
One solution for air pollution: Big data
Although big data will never replace human innovation or environmental responsibility, it can provide the tools and insight we need to reduce pollution and improve air quality. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

Opinion

The real civil war going on between Democrats and Republicans
So while Republicans are debating the tactics of stopping presidential lawlessness ... Democrats are trying to figure out what they believe and who they represent. Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 4 2014 11:37 p.m. MST
Using thankfulness to see more clearly
Given the trappings and trimmings and without a deliberate effort to be thankful, to search out and find our blessings, Thanksgiving becomes unmoored from its original purpose. Read more»
Thursday, Nov. 27 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Expressions of gratitude from politicos on Thanksgiving weekend
Using high-tech, top-secret techniques that are outrageously invasive and personally offensive (which means they are approved by the NSA), we were able to eavesdrop on the various statements Read more»
Sunday, Nov. 30 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Government’s legitimacy falls short given recent Wisconsin raids
Wisconsin can repair its reputation by dismantling the "John Doe" process and disciplining those who have abused it. Read more»
Wednesday, Nov. 26 2014 9:40 p.m. MST
How to save America — get politicians to express gratitude for each other
I have reasons for suggesting such madness, and surely in Washington such behavior would be considered as insane as purchasing a fleet of snowplows in New Orleans. Read more»
Wednesday, Nov. 26 2014 10:57 p.m. MST
Utah's 'lift all boats' economy drowns the poor
The governor’s "lift all boats" economic theory just doesn’t hold water these days. Public policy is supposed to express the interest of all citizens consistent with the Read more»
Saturday, Nov. 29 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
The power of being a follower
Perhaps it is surprising that being a leader is not the main thing that Google seeks when hiring. Read more»
Monday, Dec. 1 2014 8:00 a.m. MST
Did the media circus exacerbate Ferguson frenzy?
As the curtain closes on the latest episode of "Ferguson," the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 2 2014 8:20 p.m. MST
This season of light and hope is not supposed to be about my temper
When the clerk told me I couldn't have what I wanted, I had to fight to control my temper. And that is not what this season is all about. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 2 2014 10:25 a.m. MST
Racism will not just 'go away' — we've got to ask and act on tough questions
The protests and violence in Ferguson, Missouri, speak to a much larger problem we still face as a nation and a people — that race still matters. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 3 2014 12:54 p.m. MST
What the departure of Defense Secretary Hagel really tells us
What does the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tell us? Not much about him — but quite a bit about the Obama administration. Hagel’s departure means Obama's Read more»
Monday, Dec. 1 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
Definition of the family put on hold at United Nations
“Our action or inaction on the family in the United Nations will be one of the rare occasions when the world will be really watching,” stated Ambassador Dapkiunas of Belarus. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

Faith

LDS bridal showers are out of control
Have you found yourself at a bridal shower that feels a little "sleazy?" Here's some advice! Read more»
Monday, Dec. 15 2014 7:59 p.m. MST
A day for grateful reflection
We cannot possibly repay what we owe for the unearned blessings we've received, but we can at least be thankful for them. Read more»
Thursday, Nov. 27 2014 5:00 a.m. MST
'Mom, are you really getting rid of me?'
A mother's off-handed response to her 6-year-old son at a garage sale brought into focus when sarcasm and teasing may not be healthy. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 2 2014 10:00 a.m. MST
O Jesse Tree, O Jesse Tree, what pleasure you do bring me
My great-grandfather was named Jesse T. Rees. But when I Googled his name the other day, I got “Jesse Trees” (Jesse T.rees) — and not just one site, but dozens. So Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 10 2014 5:00 a.m. MST
Jesus Christ is the solution
An unplanned WWI truce demonstrates the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to bring peace to a world torn by strife and hatred. Soliders' letters detail a Christmas where the Spirit Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 21 2014 5:00 a.m. MST
Every Sunday is a testimony meeting in a 'Come, Follow Me' classroom
Evidence of effective implementation of "Come, Follow Me" can be found when every Sunday becomes a testimony meeting in your classroom where teenagers not only learn but act and share Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 6 2014 5:00 a.m. MST
In the world but not of the world — one of the Savior's gifts
The world overwhelms us with enticements, but the Lord holds out the sweet assurance of true gifts if we will forsake the world and follow him. Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 20 2014 8:40 a.m. MST
Coming to the throne of grace
Christmas is a season of grace, a time to reckon with ourselves and with others, boldly forgiving, boldly asking forgiveness and remembering that the Giver of good gifts made it all Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MST

Family

Has Hollywood found new respect for the Bible and believers? Not really
The release of this year’s two expensive biblical epics, “Noah” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” gives the appearance that Hollywood has found new respect Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 17 2014 6:15 p.m. MST
Constant software updates threaten to run us all off the road
Have you ever finally agreed to update the software in your phone or computer and had it create far more problems than it solved? If so, you've probably been told it's just a "generational Read more»
Friday, Nov. 28 2014 5:15 p.m. MST
Christmas clutter causes stress — but sometimes that's a good thing
I found something in the mess of my cluttered living room that made my day. Now I'd better get back to cleaning. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 16 2014 3:45 p.m. MST
Keeping hope through infertility and adoption
During National Adoption Month, my thoughts turned to all the men and women who want nothing more than to be parents. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 2 2014 3:55 p.m. MST
Treat a tip as a silent means to show generosity
Society is ripped by the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. There is also a chasm between the gives and the give-nots. So when you get the bill, ask yourself the question, who Read more»
Monday, Dec. 1 2014 4:50 p.m. MST
A 'Children for Children' Christmas concert
We tried a Christmas tradition many years ago that got traction and stuck, and since then it has grown bigger and bigger and is now practiced by our children in their families and neighborhoods. Read more»
Monday, Dec. 15 2014 10:15 p.m. MST
Big dreams and real life sometimes collide, but character will always win
Life takes its twists and turns and then we must refocus. If a person can refocus, there will be other dreams to follow. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 3 2014 4:18 p.m. MST