Interstate highway plan could have changed Spanish Fork’s history

In the last few years, the business growth near the intersection of US High-way 6 and Interstate 15 has been impressive, or one could even say explosive. However an interesting piece of history is that more than 60 years ago, the original planning for...

Bird watching: The wild turkey can be spectacular

Mount Nebo has is home to many wild turkeys. In the winter, the turkeys congregate in larger groups in the lower valleys and canyons.
By Ed Helmick Mount Nebo has a significant wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) population, and winter is a great time to view them. In the winter, the wild turkeys congregate in larger groups in the lower valleys and canyons, favoring south-facing slopes for warmer temperatures and...

Local heritage of the famous RAM logo

Rams Head, Dodge Truck
The RAM truck logo has become one of the most widely recognized and successful trademarks in the world. We see the rams head image on television, in print advertising, at truck dealerships and on trucks in front of us on the road all the...

A photographer’s dream

By Ed Helmick I have always enjoyed aspen trees and the beauty they add to our mountain state. The Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) are amazing. They stand tall with white trunks reaching for the sky. They are growing as a colony, young and old trees,...

Winter pine tree inspires

By Ed Helmick During the month of December, our thoughts turn toward Christmas. Many of us venture into the forest in search of an evergreen conifer associated with the celebration of Christmas. A few years back, I was making a morning drive on a local mountain...