En Plein Air

If you happened to be in the Heber Valley June 29 – July 4 this year, you may have noticed scores of people scattered along the roadsides and perched in the middle of fields, gazing at easels with a pallet and brush in hand. As odd as this might have seemed, it’s a yearly occurrence. This summer marked the 13th year in which professional and amateur artists alike gathered in the Heber Valley to take advantage of the beautiful landscape and continue the age-old tradition of painting en plein air. The 2018 Wasatch Plein…

The Infamous Swiss Tacos

The Swiss tacos were born 71 years ago in Little Water, N. M. Or rather, Elva Henderson was. Her journey to Midway was far from ordinary. Raised by her Navajo grandparents, Elva spent her early childhood herding sheep on the reservation. In the ninth grade she followed her two younger sisters to what she calls an Indian boarding school in Ignacio, Colo.— a place where she was taught not only academics, but also the life skills required for life off the reservation. Her sisters returned home shortly after Elva arrived at the…