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  • Uniquely Utah: Perspectives on Salt Lake City’s ‘Point of View’

    Last August, an art installation featuring more than 150 signs was installed in front of the Salt Palace Convention Center at the intersection of 100 South and West Temple in Salt Lake City. The piece is titled “Point of View” and was commissioned from Maine artist Aaron T. Stephan. It was paid for with funds from Salt Lake County’s Public Art Program, which was created by the Utah Legislature in 1985 to set aside 1 percent of the budget of […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Petroglyphs at Parowan Gap

    SOUTHERN UTAH – Just a short drive from Interstate 15 in Iron County (11 miles west of Parowan on the Minersville Highway) you can find easily accessible petroglyphs dating back to as early as 3000 B.C. The images are found at the base of an impossible to miss geological feature known as the Parowan Gap. The gap creates a natural, easy passageway through a mountain range. In the millennia before planes, trains, and automobiles, this likely created a popular route […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Exploring the lava tubes at Tabernacle Hill

    The lava tubes at Tabernacle Hill are located west of Fillmore at the end of a series of dirt roads, the last stretch being fairly rough. From I-15, take exit 158 (just south of Fillmore) going south on Main Street into the tiny town of Meadow. Turn right (west) on Center Street. You will see a sign for White Mountain, 6 miles ahead. Follow the (graded dirt) road 5.7 miles, going underneath I-15 out to White Mountain, which by Utah […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Runway show features fashions from designer who has autism

    SALT LAKE CITY — A line of luxury women’s wear was unveiled in Salt Lake City Saturday in runway showings at the Grand America Hotel. The Andolsek brand is the brainchild of 25-year-old fashion designer Micheal Andolsek, who happens to be autistic. He says having an Autism Spectrum Disorder hasn’t slowed down his creativity or stopped him from pursuing his dreams. His designs are detailed, made entirely in the United States, and often embellished by the hands of a small […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Delta’s Snow Goose Festival

    DELTA, Utah – Each year as many as 20,000 Snow Geese stop in Utah during their annual migration, from locations as far south as Mexico, on their way to Canada. One of their favorite spots to linger for a while is Gunnison Bend Reservoir just west of Delta. The town hosts an annual “Snow Goose Festival”, typically in late February. This year’s event has already taken place, but the geese are still in the area for another week or so. […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit on work arrives in Ogden

    OGDEN, Utah — A traveling exhibit prepared by the Smithsonian Institute titled “The Way We Worked” is now on display at Ogden’s Union Station. The primary focus of the exhibit is a set of 86 photographs from the National Archives portraying Americans doing a variety of work. Some photos show men doing construction work, while others show children working before child labor laws were enacted in 1938. In conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit, Ogden’s Union Station is also presenting a […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Springville Museum of Art hosts collection of works by talented teens

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah — The Springville Museum of Art has a permanent collection of artwork, but it is also currently featuring a collection of pieces from students across the state. Todd Tanner takes a look at the exhibit in this week’s edition of Uniquely Utah. The Springville Museum of Art is located at 126 East and 400 South in Springville, and admission is free.

  • Utah tattoo artist inks the NFL

    If you want to get a tattoo from Fred Frost, get in line. The waiting list is about seven months. Among those who have discovered his talents are more than two dozen NFL players, including DeAngelo Williams of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Matt Asiata of the Minnesota Vikings. Frost specializes in tattoos with motifs similar to those found in ancient tattoos among Polynesian people, called tataus. The placement of lines and symbols in a tatau often tell the genealogy of […]

  • Massive greenhouse in Utah uses power plant’s waste to fertilize tomatoes

    MONA, Utah — On the west side of Mona, Utah, there are two surprisingly large industries. One is the Current Creek Power Plant owned by Rocky Mountain Power and the other is a 28-acre greenhouse that utilizes waste CO2 from the power plant’s stack to provide CO2 fertilization to tomato crops. Houweling’s Tomatoes is based in Canada, but runs the greenhouse operation. Inside, massive tomato plants are grown with a hydroponic system, getting nutrients from water rather than soil. A […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Hundreds of elk at Hardware Ranch

    CACHE COUNTY, Utah — Fox 13’s Todd Tanner takes us to Hardware Ranch in this week’s edition of Uniquely Utah. The ranch, which was purchased by the state of Utah in 1945, is 17 miles east of Hyrum in Cache County. Elk are fed each winter by state employees to prevent them from wandering into Cache Valley looking for food. The size of the elk herd varies from year to year, and sometimes from day to day. Currently there are […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Train Shoppe hosts model locomotives amid miniature landscapes

    SOUTH SALT LAKE — The Train Shoppe on State Street in South Salt Lake is partially what you’d guess based on the name. “The front half is basically our hobby shop. So that entity has been around in various locations since 1965, and we’ve been here for four and a half years now,” says Jeff Nichols of the Train Shoppe. But in the bigger room behind the counter, another world awaits. “We’ve built 16 token-operated train layouts back there with […]

  • Uniquely Utah: Mural honoring local jazz legend unveiled in Ogden

    OGDEN, Utah — Last Friday night a crowd of roughly a hundred gathered in the cold to dedicate a mural to 97-year-old jazz musician and local legend, Joe McQueen. Amir Jackson, founder of the non-profit organization Nurture the Creative Mind, commissioned artist Brent Atwood to create the image, which hangs on the side of the Salty Creative building on 27th Steet, just east of Washington Boulevard. At Joe’s request, the mural also features the face of his friend Annabelle Weakley-Mattson, […]