Bringing Home Gold

What do Olympic ski jumping and craft beer have in common? The answer sits behind an inspired menu, wood grain bar, and shiny taproom at the new Heber Valley Brewing Company. Ski Jumping, Coaching, And Big Ideas Owners Greg Poirier and Clint Jones enjoyed a speedy, high-flying life before making beer their primary focus. Poirier moved out west in the 1980s to start coaching ski jumping and cross country skiing. 2002 found Poirier living in Utah while he coached athletes for the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. His coaching…

Thanks to Tom Whitaker

Words are so powerful. They make us laugh, cry and feel emotions so deeply they live with us forever. And cowboy poetry is just that — a collection of powerful words meant to make you feel all ranges of emotion. Whether it is through song, poems or prayers, the words you hear at a cowboy poetry gathering are ones you won’t soon forget. Our community is lucky to host one of nations top cowboy poetry festivals and this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering!

Welcome to Tom’s Cabin

As you open the front door you are met with the intoxicating smell of old leather and the feeling you’ve stepped back in time. The vintage cowboy regalia is everywhere; it’s hard to take it all in at first. Your eyes jump from old photographs and antique saddles to vintage slot machines and timeworn spurs. You’ve probably driven past Tom’s Cabin at the foot of Memorial Hill in Midway many, many times. The old cabin looks like a prop from a Western movie, but inside is trove of real cowboy and Native American

Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum: Heber Valley History Resides in One of our Greatest Historic Buildings

How much of our future will be about preserving our past? With all the hustle and bustle that comes with a growing community, it’s easy to lose sight of what got us here in the first place. An old building is torn down to make way for something “bigger and better.” Historic homes are replaced with fancy new ones, and our attentions turn as quickly as the seasons change to the newest neighborhood or hot spot. Growth is a double-edged sword, but luckily, we live in a community with a dedication to preserving our past.

First Responders

We hear the stories of running into burning buildings while everyone else runs out, saving people from horrific crash scenes and dramatic rescues, but our first responders do so much more that goes unnoticed and underappreciated. Wasatch County Fire is doing everything they can to protect and keep our community safe. They host wildland fire and emergency management meetings, run mock disaster drills, conduct safety inspections and speak to countless groups that visit the firehouse. Many of their daily activities

Yoga Therapy

The Studio Owner and Instructor Kasey Sorensen says to take 10 deep breaths and “when you inhale, go past your chest, into your belly. On the inhale, listen to the noise in your mind and let go on each exhale. On every breath visualize the words leaving your body. By the tenth breath let the noise leave your body and make space for a new story.” If you took the time to follow Sorensen’s instruction, you might just feel a little more focused, a little more relaxed, a little more open. Per Sorensen, “You’ve now done a