Monday, January 14, 2013


Utah has one of about 50 federally protected migratory bird refuges in the country. Jan. 12 they held Owl Day to educate the public on wildlife.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is quite the diamond in the rough of the desert. An oasis of sorts, even in the winter time. Check out this video I shot of a family learning about owls. A 4-year-old also finds out to find the bones he has been dissecting an owl pellet. The look on his face when he makes that realization is priceless. It wasn't just brown dirt.

Here is the print story I did of all the facts about which owl can live up to 20 years and why the bird refuge hosts the events for free to the public.
A great place to take the children when experiencing cabin fever in wintertime or during summer break.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Featured on Romenesko: Morning Glory in Utah

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Morning Glory: Utah's offending street sign.

What's in a name? Morning Glory! Covering a story that goes international.

My editor asks me to check my email and says "you'll want to get on that ASAP," that is it. I open my inbox and see a link to a story out of Provo's local newspaper about a street name change.
I had to explain to readers in Utah why Morning Glory Road was considered offensive by a company and introduce the conservative demographic to a uncommon slang term for when men get an erection in the morning, aka morning wood. Lehi city council approved a change to Morning Vista Road, which has already been updated with a new definition on Urban Dictionary.

The local paper story skirted around the issue of what a company calling for the name change said was an offensive street name. So when I wrote the story I decided to come right out and say it.

Here is my story that went international and garnered emails from the DailyMail in UK asking to use my story and pictures I had taken of the street sign. Also Jim Romenesko contacted me asking me about how I went about reporting the story and what the response has been on what has been one of the hardest stories I had to interview for. It was awkward to report, but it got quite the attention.