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Baltic Avenue just bought Boardwalk!
The sale of Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Corp. means the old Park West ski resort is now king of the hill. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 28 2014 9:00 p.m. MDT

Sports

For 1 young athlete, finding a way to participate is the only way to enjoy life
The Courageous Kids Track Meet at BYU gives children with rare and life-threatening syndromes and medical conditions the opportunity participate in sports. Read more»
Sunday, Oct. 12 2014 9:00 p.m. MDT
Guaranteed wins don't exist for Utes
One of the games Utah fans thought was winnable goes out the window as Utes' conference schedule gets underway. Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 10:55 p.m. MDT
Revisiting the college seasons of 4 QBs who left BYU
Jake Heaps, Alex Kuresa, Billy Green and Ammon Olsen all left BYU for greener pastures in their quarterbacking careers. Olsen and Green face one another this saturday in Cedar City. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 6:25 p.m. MDT
Making sense of retired jerseys and hall induction
Jim McMahon gets his jersey retired on Friday night, 33 years after he threw his last pass for BYU, but what about the others — what about Wilson and Bosco, for starters? A little Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 5:40 p.m. MDT
Berlin Marathon is a life-changing experience
I knew running the Berlin Marathon would be an interesting experience. But I didn't expect it to change me as much as it did. Read more»
Friday, Oct. 10 2014 10:40 a.m. MDT
Nobody but the Aggies and their most ardent fans believed they could beat BYU
Nobody in their right mind, except maybe the most ardent Aggie fans and that determined group of guys in Utah State's locker room, could have imagined this was possible. But the Aggies Read more»
Saturday, Oct. 4 2014 5:30 p.m. MDT
Jim McMahon not the greatest? You might want to reconsider
I was inundated with emails about my piece on Jim McMahon’s graduation, jersey retirement and induction into BYU’s Hall of Fame from a few weeks ago. Read more»
Thursday, Oct. 2 2014 12:05 p.m. MDT

Moneywise

Time shares can limit travel flexibility
If it were me, I’d much rather spend my $500 a year on travel and be able to go and stay wherever I wanted. You’d only spend the money when and if you did it. With a time Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Do you love your boss, or is he 'missing in action'?
I've been lucky to work for several managers who proved through their words and actions that they genuinely cared about my success and about me as an individual. I'm sure I'm not alone Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 8:30 a.m. MDT

Opinion

Our real Islamic State strategy: containment-plus
Today, jihadism is global, religious and financial institutions ubiquitous and its roots deeply sunk in a world religion of over a billion people. We are on a path — long, difficult, Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 25 2014 8:05 p.m. MDT
'Surgical' airstrikes won't excise Islamic State cancer
Islamic extremism is every bit the threat to civilized society today as Nazism was 70 years ago. As much as we may be loath to do it, we must commit ground troops to assist our allies Read more»
Thursday, Oct. 2 2014 2:24 p.m. MDT
Utah's education funding needs a boost, not a crisis
Does Utah face an education crisis because of low per-pupil spending? Should some transportation funding be transferred to schools? Is it time for a tax increase for public education? Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 28 2014 6:33 p.m. MDT
High election stakes in Kansas
Sensible Kansans have a problematic choice to ponder: Electing [Greg] Orman would deepen the Senate's pool of talent, but it might thwart Republican efforts to control the Senate. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 6:10 p.m. MDT
Millennials aren't growing up, and they could teach us a thing or two
We should take notes from a generation that, through necessity or otherwise, has learned lessons the rest of us should have taken to heart years ago. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 9:35 a.m. MDT
Let local folks control a new education system
How about parents and teachers running their own schools? Schools where local people have actual control that prepare students to thrive in a new world. Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Save capitalism by focusing on income equality and opportunity
A robust and relatively wealthy middle-class has long been a trademark of the United States. Read more»
Monday, Sept. 29 2014 7:30 a.m. MDT
Vote for those who understand what's really at stake
Not to be a party pooper for End Timers, who are doubtless giddy right now, but we can prevail over the pestilence of savages and the plague of Ebola. But government is only as good Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 8 2014 8:28 p.m. MDT
'She asked for it' subverts justice and hampers violence prevention
There are lots of reasons I care about how my girls dress. But I'm not willing to let anyone use their clothing choices as an excuse to justify someone else's appalling behavior. "She Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
We're not as culturally liberal as touted
A recent Pew Research study shows some interesting trends — and reversals — regarding same-sex marriage, homosexuality and religion's role in society and politics. It suggests Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 3:33 p.m. MDT
Make climate conversations more than just hot air
In the debate over global climate woes, we want more than just either side simply blowing "hot air." We need computer models that are more accurate and thus more useful in helping develop Read more»
Monday, Sept. 29 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Faith

My returned LDS missionary brother is proselyting too much
I'm dating a nonmember and my returned missionary brother is trying too hard to convert him to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. How do I ask him to calm down? Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 10:35 a.m. MDT
Thinking clearly about archaeology and the Book of Mormon
Many critics of the Book of Mormon regularly base their arguments on faulty assumptions and misconceptions. An article published in 1993 could help them and others by eliminating those Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 25 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
50 bookstores, 10 days, 8 states, 1 crazy idea
From Wednesday, Sept. 24, to Saturday, Oct. 4, I’m changing my address to a rental car and will visit at least 50 bookstores in eight states. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Now pitching for the Angels: Joseph Smith
The baseball playoffs are upon us. And, as you’d expect, Joseph Smith is on the side of the Angels. He knows he shares a name with the Mormon prophet. He just doesn’t know Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 1 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
9 ways to be the meanest mom (in a good way)
Fellow members, you know who you are. You wield that secret club card called Limits and Responsibility. For the uninitiated, here is the nine-step requirement for membership in the Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 24 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

Family

The truth behind tall tales: Every family has at least one
Hearing the stories from my family history sometimes feels like I'm listening to a fable. It can't be true. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 4:35 p.m. MDT
Moms: Get off the sidelines and into the moment
When I put down the camera and joined the fun, I reclaimed my spot in the memories. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 4:50 p.m. MDT
The difference between being interesting and being interested
We can choose whether we are interested or interesting. One can be both. Elements that make a person interested include agency (courage), awareness (selflessness), attention (focus, Read more»
Monday, Sept. 29 2014 5:20 p.m. MDT
Why faith and family matter to everyone
Should faith and family matter to you if you don’t have faith or a family? Yes, because the only things strong enough to balance society and restrain the excess power of big business Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 4:50 p.m. MDT
FamilyTree Gathering 'a book containing the records of our dead'
The book "containing the records of our dead which shall be worthy of all acceptation" has now been identified. It is FamilyTree. This is according to the address at October general Read more»
Tuesday, Oct. 21 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Marking time during my turn on Earth
A long time ago, I was a young girl who thought I would never grow old. I imagined I would be the chosen one and either something would happen, like the Millennium, or I would just Read more»
Wednesday, Oct. 1 2014 3:50 p.m. MDT