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What I learned on a trail near Machu Picchu
Several years ago, I was hired to lead a trip to Peru. The trip was organized by a group travel company and was expertly executed in every way, with the exception of the in-over-his-head Read more»
Tuesday, July 26 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
How this Utahn turned a chance encounter with his hero into a best-selling book
Freelance writer Scott Schulte asked his boyhood hero Dan Gable if he could write his life story. Gable said yes, and a dream job was born. Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 6:10 p.m. MDT

Sports

Women-only retreat hopes to remove barriers to outdoor pursuits
Outessa is a three-day retreat for women in California and Utah that seeks to help women pursue outdoor activities. Women can customize their schedules to sample everything from kayaking Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 7:45 p.m. MDT
How this Utah team in women’s football took the country by storm
Coach of Falconz says his team epitomizes hard work among players who want competitive sports after prep or college careers. Read more»
Tuesday, July 26 2016 3:40 p.m. MDT
State Amateur roars on without Utah's top player, Rhett Rasmussen
BYU-bound Rhett Rasmussen had to make a choice whether to play in the Utah State Amateur at Alpine or accept an invitation to a national amateur event at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Read more»
Wednesday, July 13 2016 5:15 p.m. MDT
It's still Hill's time at BYU
What do you mean there's a QB controversy brewing at BYU? It should be Hill's job to lose because players shouldn't lose their jobs because of injuries and Hill made a lot of sacrifices Read more»
Wednesday, July 27 2016 5:15 p.m. MDT
Lots of reasons to run, but sometimes the better choice is not to run
There are a lot of reasons to run, but sometimes the better choice is not to run. Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 5:30 p.m. MDT
Finally, the state's 'Big Four' hoops programs will come together to play for a day
For what seems like forever, many members of the Utah sports media, along with a fair share of the state's college basketball fans, have been hoping to someday see teams play a "Big Read more»
Saturday, July 23 2016 10:15 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Knowing when to raise prices
If you show up when you say you will, complete the job when you say you will, and you do high quality work, there’s almost no ceiling on what you can make. Read more»
Tuesday, July 26 2016 6:44 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion
The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda. The subsidiary function, now that nominees are invariably chosen in advance, is Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Presidential politics and radical Islam
For years, Republicans, like myself, have argued that the fight against terrorism is really a fight against radical Islam, and to not name it as such is to misunderstand both its allure Read more»
Thursday, July 28 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
The conservative case for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not Donald Trump and Mike Pence
In 2016, our nation’s freedom and social cohesion would be better served if Utahns were to elect Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, not the presumptive nominees of either the Republican Read more»
Sunday, July 17 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Shurtleff, GOP convention and a DNC convention preview
The Republican Convention offered interesting speakers, especially the Trump family. But Utahns are still far from embracing the brash billionaire. Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
Adding Pence the pliable to Trump campaign
Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump's dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. Read more»
Sunday, July 24 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Despite what candidates say, free trade is good
Trade allows partners to make deals that are mutually beneficial while spreading goodwill and a sense of interdependence. That’s good for the economy and national security. Read more»
Thursday, July 28 2016 11:15 a.m. MDT
Justice delayed is justice denied
We expect our criminal justice system to be open, fair, transparent and accountable to the public. However, over the years it appears it has become encrusted with more regulations, Read more»
Saturday, July 23 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Honoring the dignity of employees includes having them own more of the companies where they work
Maybe those of us who own big companies need to acknowledge that any big success we may have had in business has come largely as a result of our employees. If this is true, we may need Read more»
Tuesday, July 19 2016 10:14 p.m. MDT
Eye of the beholder
By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown — and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role. Read more»
Friday, July 15 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Let's call bad acts what they are when it comes to black and blue
Montrell Jackson was bruised and made heart-sore by the volatility of the discussion of police vs. blacks. He was both black and blue, a 32-year-old black man who had chosen to be a Read more»
Tuesday, July 19 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
What will Americans sacrifice for Donald Trump's 'law and order'?
The repetition of the message made it clear — Trump as president would be preoccupied with making sure there was law and order in the nation. However, the speech was short on Read more»
Wednesday, July 27 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT

Faith

The 18th annual FairMormon conference is next week
The most significant annual apologetics conference convenes again in Provo a week from today. Everyone is welcome. Read more»
Thursday, July 28 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Should you teach your kids to hit back?
An Irish psychologist is making waves with his suggestion that parents teach their kids to fight back. Read more»
Monday, July 25 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
At times the people we view as villains are really heroes
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that people walk into the Dairy Queen in Perry, Utah, see a man slicing potatoes, and make assumptions about him. Read more»
Wednesday, July 20 2016 3:30 p.m. MDT
Lessons from sending my boys on a pioneer trek in a new area
I sent my kids on pioneer trek dressed in cowboy hats and pure fear. The result surprised even me. Read more»
Wednesday, July 27 2016 11:30 a.m. MDT

Family

‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ on Blu-ray, DVD this week
Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer head the returning cast for the third comedy in the “Barbershop” franchise, which is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more»
Thursday, July 28 2016 6:35 p.m. MDT
Top parenting ideas, No. 7 — The 'five-facet review'
There is one method we suggest to parents almost every time we speak. It is a method that is a direct manifestation of specific concerns for each individual child — and it is Read more»
Tuesday, July 26 2016 6:35 p.m. MDT