Wild horses are romantic symbols of the American Old West, a memory that’s fading as this era subsides. From being one of the most recognizable icons of the western landscape, to playing essential roles in therapy programs, one thing is clear: The role of wild horses in America is multifaceted, and they need to be protected – but there is an ecological issue currently surrounding the Mustang, and like the animal, it’s complex.
They gather at family reunions, water coolers, and online chat rooms to share their favorite destinations. But with so many options, and so little time -- how do you decide where to start? Here is a Utah outdoor adventure cheat sheet. This is The Utah Bucket List, a co-production of KUED and the Salt Lake City Tribune.
There is a little-noted crossroads point in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. A small corner of our urban landscape, it has shaped the lives of virtually every resident of Utah for more than one hundred years. In the process it has helped forge the very definition of what it means to be an American.
For some Utahns, inversion season is simply annoying. It means eye-and-throat irritation and a less-than-picturesque view. For others the pollution is a serious threat that exacerbates existing health problems and makes Salt Lake City virtually unlivable in winter.