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  1. November/December 2022 UL
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    • Twilight Desert Photography. Photographer Grant Collier reveals why some of the best shots come after the sun has set. Story and photographs by Grant Collier.
    • Circumnavigating the Great Salt Lake. A team of intrepid kayakers set out to document the lake as it reaches a historic low water level. Story and photographs by Scott Baxter.
    • Rock Art in Southeast Utah. Dedicated enthusiasts seek out petroglyphs and pictographs left behind by Utah’s first people. Story by Rachel Fixsen.
    • George Museums. Dinosaurs, airplanes, incredible artwork and more await visitors at six must-see museums. Story by Allie Wisniewski and Matt Masich.
    • Pie Recipes. Turkeys and hams might be the center of attention at the holiday dinner table, but for many of us, the main course is merely the prelude for pie. Story and photographs by Danelle McCollum.
  2. November/December 2022 CL
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    • Snowmobiles on Wolf Creek Pass. Backcountry snowmobile guides Forest and Jaclyn Bramwell of Pagosa Springs brave wintry terrain to lead guests through forests filled with pristine seasonal splendor. Story and photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Ice and Steam in Ouray. Steam rises from the hot springs pool on one side of town, while on the other, climbers use ropes and axes to scale sheer walls of blue ice in Ouray, home of history, adventure – and an unforgettable bipedal dog named Dexter. Story by Matt Masich and photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Behind the Scenes at Breck. We meet members of the small army of employees whose dedicated work keeps Breckenridge Ski Resort running, from lift maintenance, to snowmaking, to snowcat operators. Story by Matt Masich and photographs by Joe Kusumoto.
    • Wildlife Pilots. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a team of pilots who fly missions across the state to stock alpine lakes with fish and help biologists determine how many wild animals live in Colorado and what their migration patterns are. Story By Caroline Araiza.
    • Holiday Candy Recipes. Christmas candy has made major leaps in the nearly 200 years since “visions of sugarplums” danced in the heads of the wee ones in A Visit from St. Nicholas. Story and photographs by Danelle McCollum.
  3. November/December 2022 NL
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    • Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge Rosser “Ole” Herstedt opened a bar shortly after Prohibition ended. He filled it with big game trophies he claimed from his hunting adventures. Today, the bar draws curious customers hungry for Nebraska beef and stories of a long-gone-by era. by Tom Hess.
    • Cornhusker Photo Essay One thing’s for sure: whether the team wins or loses, Husker fans will keep showing up and rooting for a better tomorrow. Go Big Red! Story by Megan Feeney. Photographs by Aaron Beckman and Jeremy Buss.
    • Nebraska Stocking Stuffers. This Christmas season, don’t all the good girls and boys in your life deserve Nebraska gifts from this nice list? From sweet-and-sour elderberry syrup to a tangy cheese dip, these Nebraska goodies will make anyone’s stocking a delicious discovery. Story by Megan Feeney.
    • Silver Anniversary In this final installment of Nebraska Life’s celebration of 25 years in print, we highlight the work of Boys Town, Crane Trust and Orphan Grain Train. Story by Megan Feeney.
    • Stuffing is the quintessential comfort food, and Nebraska Life’s friend, food blogger Danelle McCollum, has it covered … in a casserole dish and heading to a family event.
  4. September/October 2022 UL
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    • The mountains around Logan blaze with fall color as bigtooth maples turn bright pink. The timing of the color transition varies and depends on weather conditions, but the maples usually begin to turn in late September, with peak color happening around the first week of October. Story by Matt Masich, Photographs by Scott T. Smith.
    • Moab Air Rescue: When backcountry adventures go bad, Classic Air Medical’s helicopter crews swoop in to help. Crews fly patients from the scenes of accidents to medical facilities. They also assist in search and rescues and backcountry accidents. By Rachel Fixsen.
    • Though it’s not an everyday occurrence, people are guaranteed to see sheep take the place of cars on Main Street in Cedar City one day each year during the Livestock & Heritage Festival. Shakespeare and sheep are both celebrated as arts and agriculture fuel Utah’s Festival City. Story by Matt Masich, Photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Inside the grounds of Tracy Aviary, the oldest free-standing aviary in the United States, visitors ooh and ahh at a colorful cast of feathered characters. Andy the Andean Condor and his friends find a home here in Salt Lake’s Liberty Park. By Allie Wisniewski.
    • Modern American fare owes a debt to Italian cuisine, with pizza and pasta becoming ubiquitous fixtures on the dinner table. Our recipes take some of those familiar flavors to create novel dishes sure to please the pickiest palates.
  5. September/October 2022 CL
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    • Devils of Colorado: In this photo essay, we explore the Devil’s Punchbowl, the Devil’s Backbone and other locales blessed with heavenly beauty yet saddled with downright diabolical names. Story and Photographs by Dawn Y. Wilson.
    • Visitors walk a mile-long pedestrian bridge rising 30 feet above lions, tigers, bears and other carnivores that have found a home at Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg on the Eastern Plains, all thanks to one man’s vision and the help of volunteers. Story by Tom Hess.
    • People ride the cog railway to the brand-new Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center to eat donuts at the 14,115-foot pinnacle of one of America’s best-loved mountains. Story by Tom Hess, Photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Beneath Grand Mesa, multigenerational family farmers in the Western Slope apple capital of Cedaredge celebrate the fall harvest with apples by the bushelful and plenty of locally made cider at the townwide celebration known as Applefest. Story by Leah M. Charney, Photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Our potato recipes give spuds their turn in the spotlight.
  6. September/October 2022 NL
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    • What do antique tractor parts, vintage cowboy boots and a wooden duck have in common? They’re all up for grabs at the Wahoo Swap, a treasure hunt for classic car mechanics, fashionistas and DIY home decorators – and vendor fees support a good cause. Story and photographs by Megan Feeney.
    • The beautiful Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway stretches from Grand Island to Alliance. In part one of our two-part story, Nebraska Life photo editor Josh Hardin encounters historical artifacts, scarfs a delicious hot dog and ducks cliff swallows hunting insects over the Middle Loup River. Story and photographs by Josh Hardin.
    • Seven examples of modern Nebraska architecture These inspired buildings provide Nebraskans with places to work, worship, study and play. Story by Tom Hess.
    • As the Beef State, Nebraska has the “turf” portion handled. Now a family-owned McCook shrimp farm is delivering the “surf.” A delicious inland sea adventure in aquaculture awaits. Story and photographs by Alan Bartels.
    • A farm boy from Eustis served four U.S. presidents and became a trailblazer in world trade. Nebraska shaped Clayton Yeutter; then, he carved a new path for American agriculture. Story by Joseph Weber.
    • The festivities continue! As Nebraska Life celebrates its 25th year, we highlight other singular Nebraskan institutions that make us a great state: the Unicameral, public power and Teammates Mentoring Program. Story by Megan Feeney.
    • Nebraska Harvest Time: Gardeners and farmers from across the state toiled through the hottest months. In autumn, they reap bountiful harvests of apples and wheat, corn and peppers. Nebraska photographers document the visual feast. Story by Megan Feeney.
    • Diners prepare for plant power! Peanuts get the main-course treatment with these original recipes by Amber Pankonin, a Lincoln-based registered dietitian and personal chef.
  7. July/August 2022 UL
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    • From the slopes of Mount Timpanogos near Provo to Tony Grove near Logan, the Wasatch Ranges come alive in a natural, multicolored bouquet. The summer slopes of northern Utah’s high country burst to life with colorful blooms in our Wasatch Wildflower photo essay. By Matt Masich.
    • The arrival of Latter-day Saint pioneers 175 years ago began a new chapter in Utah history. Brigham Young declared “This is the place” at the spot now marked by a 60-foot granite monument at This Is the Place Heritage Park – or, at the very least, he said something very similar very nearby. By Matt Masich.
    • Agriculture is big in Logan, home of the Aggies of Utah State University. We present a tour of our favorite Cache Valley food businesses that make gourmet products in a host of specialties, from honey to berries, from chocolate to cheese. By Matt Masich.
    • The pair of buttes known as the Bears Ears might be the most prominent features at Bears Ears National Monument, but they are only the beginning of the wonders to be found there. A renowned photographer shares images and anecdotes from his monumental explorations. Story and photographs by Tom Till.
    • There’s nary a tomato in sight in our takes on chips’ best friend. Sweet and spicy salsa recipes prove that fruit and corn can tweak the salsa paradigm into something satisfying.
  8. July/August 2022 CL
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    • Canyons on the Plains: In the southeast corner of Colorado, Baca County’s surprising and scenic natural landscape boasts a stunning array of hoodoos, petroglyphs and wildlife. Story and photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • On the steep slopes of Mount Antero near Salida, prospector Brian Busse raised six children while hunting for gemstones at his Thank You Lord Aquamarine Mine. Story by Tom Hess. Photographs by H. Mark Weidman.
    • At Mulberry Community Gardens a band of green-thumbed volunteers cultivates a bumper crop of friends while growing vegetables at a beloved community garden in Fort Collins. Story and photographs by Valerie Mosley.
    • On each Wednesday night in summer, amateur racers burn rubber at Bandimere Speedway, a nationally renowned professional drag strip in Morrison known as Thunder Mountain. Story by Tom Hess. Photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Ice cream recipes offer a flavorful way to keep cool.
  9. July/August 2022 NL
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    • Nebraska Pollinators: Photographers capture bees, beetles and birds pollinating flowers, fruits and vegetables in suburban backyards, wild prairies and forests. Macro photography highlights the hidden textures and details of these essential organisms’ complex world. Story by Megan Feeney.
    • Nebraska Life Turns 25, Hip-hip-hooray! Nebraska Life is celebrating its 25th birthday. We’re proud and want to celebrate by holding up other great Nebraska institutions: Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska Community Foundation and Natural Resources Districts. Story by Megan Feeney.
    • Commercial fisherman Mike Kelley cruises the Missouri River to find the freshest offerings to fry and plate at his Blair restaurant. He honors a tradition handed down from his father. Now, if he can keep dodging the flying carp and stay on the right side of the law. Story and photographs by Tim Trudell.
    • Visitors to Swanson Reservoir and Harlan County Lake have a blast fishing and boating, but the history of these places is less lighthearted. Tragic floods led to the creation of reservoirs. Lakeside communities remember history while celebrating the present. Story by Alan J. Bartels.
    • High-kicking showgirls and hotheaded cowboys entertain at Ogallala’s Front Street Crystal Palace Revue seven summer nights a week. Jam-packed action, Western tunes and comic improvisation keep the state’s longest-running summer stock theater fresh. Yee-haw. Story by Alan J. Bartels.
    • Watermelon recipes add wow to summer. Chef Ian Nauslar’s original creations zing with fresh juicy flavor.
  10. May/June 2022 UL
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    • A road trip on the Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway through southern Utah explores the Ancestral Puebloan homeland. The second story in our two-part series travels to Monument Valley, Bluff and beyond.
    • For 100 years, Timpanogos Cave National Monument has welcomed visitors to a world of wonder. Delve into the triple caverns of the monument’s cave system for this centennial celebration.
    • Torrey photographer Guy Tal’s special relationship with the Utah landscape yields stunning images and an unparalleled appreciation of nature.
    • Farr’s Ice Cream: An Ogden family’s frozen empire owes its longevity to resilience and great ice cream.
    • Humans mastered grilling meat back in the caveman days. But grilling veggies takes more thought. That’s the beauty of foil packet dinners.
  11. May/June 2022 CL
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    • Travel through the eastern San Juan Mountains on a Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway road trip that makes stops at waterfalls, mining boomtowns and some truly spectacular mountain vistas.
    • Two Ponds, one of the United States’ smallest national wildlife refuges sits in the middle of Arvada, where it provides habitat to birds and other native species, thanks to the citizens who banded together to preserve it.
    • A Boulder woman set off on an extraordinary journey to traverse Colorado diagonally, hiking from the southeast corner to the northwest corner.
    • Denver neighborhood RiNo, originally known as the River North Art District, strives to bring art into everyday life while undergoing constant change.
    • Flank steak offers grilling-season versatility in these recipes.
  12. May/June 2022 NL
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    • Nebraska Rocks: Geological formations that defy physics, abundant blooms, fearsome ancient mammals, desperate pioneers and Indigenous peoples – the history of Western Nebraska is as dramatic as its landscape.
    • A relative of Mari Sandoz, self-taught Sandhills artist Rachel Brownlee’s charcoal pencil drawings painstakingly depict the “living West” – and she says it’s not just her hands guiding the creation.
    • Patricia “Big Mama” Barron served soul food and second chances at her North Omaha restaurant Big Mama’s Kitchen. Her family dishes up more of the same at a new North 30th Street location.
    • Meatballs and lutefisk fly as Stromsburg and Oakland vie for the distinction of being Nebraska’s Swedish capital. Could it be there’s room for two?
    • From Norfolk to Valentine, Becky McCarville takes on goathead thorns and extreme heat to conquer the 195-mile rails-to-trail bikepacking journey with her sister on the Cowboy Trail. Their Nebraska adventures are just beginning.
    • From ranging bison to aeronautical history, unique and distinctly Nebraska golf courses across the state are worth the drive. Whether players are wearing golf pants or cowboy hats, they’re all chasing the hole-in-one fun of the golf life.
    • Easy-to-assemble no-bake desserts add a heartwarming touch to the end of any meal while keeping the kitchen cool.
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