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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. March/April 2022 UL
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    • The wonderfully weird Uintah County rock deposits at Fantasy Canyon resemble a surrealist painting or an alien world. Story and photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Kayenta: Centered on an art village, this Ivins community blends seamlessly with the stunning landscape. Story by Matt Masich, photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • As made famous in the film Footloose, the iconic Lehi Roller Mills has been making premium flour since 1906. Story by Lauren Elkins, photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Slickrock at Sand Flats. Mountain bikers and four-wheelers alike find thrilling adventures at this Moab-area spot. By Rachel Fixsen.
  8. March/April 2022 CL
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    • More than Mallards: Some 20 different duck species live in Colorado. As this photo essay shows, many of the rarest and most beautiful ducks can be found at lakes and ponds in the major population centers of the Front Range. Story by Matt Masich, photographs by Dan Walters.
    • Colorado Life’s 10th Anniversary As the magazine celebrates 10 years of exploring life in the Centennial State, we share the saga of how we launched Colorado Life and revisit some of our favorite stories and photos from our first decade. By Matt Masich.
    • One of Breckenridge’s most colorful characters shares stories of the wild adventures and misadventures he had in the 1970s during the early days of the ski resort. By Jeffrey Bergeron.
    • Just north of Garden of the Gods is Glen Eyrie Castle, a spectacular Tudor-style manor house built by Colorado Springs’ founder, Gen. William Jackson Palmer. Story by Tom Hess, photographs by Joshua Hardin.
  9. March/April 2022 NL
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    • Nature photographer Roy Swoboda shares remarkable Nebraska images from across the state and talks about how he started photography as a kid in Madison County. Story by Megan Feeney, photographs by Roy Swoboda.
    • Championing gentler horse training in the Panhandle, horseman, artist and teacher Bern Miller is a modern-day Renaissance man who’s attracted a loyal following. Story and photographs by Joe Arterburn.
    • Family-owned Bluebird Nursery in Clarkson grows wild and beautiful plants and provides job opportunities for people living in this Czech community. Story by Megan Feeney, photographs by Brooke Steffen-Kleinschmit.
    • Lofte Theatre: The Born-in-a-Barn Players at this rural Manley destination bring the magic of theater to life and nurture community ties across geographical and generational divides. Story by Megan Feeney.
    • Arbor Day, a tree-planting holiday, began in Nebraska City in 1872. Today, it’s celebrated worldwide. It started as the vision of Sterling Morton who sought to transform the mostly treeless prairies. Story by James J. Kimble.
  10. Nebraska Traveler 2022 NL
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    Explore Nebraska with this colorful and useful guide from the travel experts at Nebraska Life. Includes Nebraska’s historic sites, state parks, scenic byways and helpful information about our community attractions, dining, lodging and events.
  11. January/February 2022 UL
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    • Salt Lake Winter Olympics. The organizers and athletes who made the 2002 Winter Games such a success share their firsthand accounts of how they pulled it off. By Matt Masich.
    • Arch Flying Cowboy. Nicknamed “Arch Enemy No. 1,” pilot Tim Martin defies death as he flies his airplane through southeast Utah’s natural stone arches. By Rachel Fixsen.
    • Utahn Who Invented Television. Beaver native Philo T. Farnsworth was a 14-year-old farm boy when he was struck with the idea that led to his world-changing invention. By Matt Masich.
    • Lake Powell Photo Essay. Accomplished nature photographer Jeff Foott shares some of his most remarkable images from Lake Powell and its side canyons. Story by Matt Masich, Photographs by Jeff Foott.
    • Kitchens. Rib-sticking slow cooker recipes bring warmth and spice to help defrost on chilly days. By Danelle McCollum.
  12. January/February 2022 CL
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    • Steamboat Springs’ Olympians. Kids learn to ski at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, which has sent 95 of its alumni to the Olympics – more than any single town in the nation. By Matt Masich.
    • Pueblo Sandwiches. The melting pot of ethnicities that came together in Pueblo’s steel mills is responsible for the distinctive flavor combinations in the city’s unique sandwiches. Story by Tom Hess, Photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Meow Wolf Denver. Dozens of Colorado artists spent four years working together to create a five-story interactive dream world that recently opened in downtown Denver. Story by Leah M. Charney, Photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Hazel Dell Mushrooms. Outside of Fort Collins, a team of fungus farmers uses tender care and scientific techniques to cultivate sought-after varieties of gourmet mushrooms. Story by Lisa Truesdale, Photographs by Joshua Hardin.
    • Kitchens. Trout recipes offer ways to cook Colorado’s freshest fish. By Danelle McCollum.
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