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The Gift of Christmas

Every year we shop and consume to find the best gifts that will bring smiles to the faces of those that we love. We do all this in the spirit of giving and love. Amidst this season of spending and giving do we remember the real celebration and the why? I remember the...

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Tuning our Hearts

The scriptures teach us a many example of a still small voice. We learn in 1 Kings of Elijah on the mountain top where the Lord was not in the earthquake or the thunder or the wind but it was a still voice. We learn from Oliver Cowdrey's experience that He will tell...

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Give Me This Mountain

While serving as a missionary in the Missouri St. Louis Mission, my mission president held the mission motto based on Joshua 14:12 where Joshua declares in his old age, "therefore give me this mountain." This piece is rich in meaning and representation. Much of what...

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To Act or to Be Acted Upon

While teaching his son, Jacob, Lehi iterates some essential truths of the great Plan of Salvation. He shows us the need for opposition and Adam’s Fall. Along with these we explore the power of having a choice of trees to partake of give to Adam and Eve. This stands as...

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Business Articles

A Look Back at 2017

This past year has indeed been a roller coaster. As I reflect on the year that has been I must pour out my heart in gratitude to the Almighty for the many blessings and great prosperity that we have experienced. As the chapter turns over to a new year I reflect on...

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Journey of Entrepreneurship

Have you made the conscious decision to jump into entrepreneurship? Many books and articles have been published in regards to entrepreneurship. I'm not sure that I can share with you anything that has not already been said. What I can do is draw from my own experience...

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Overcoming Failure

Being challenged in life is key to being better at anything that we set out to do. Too often we clam up once we're told that we aren’t needed or we feel others don’t see the value in us. It is easy for us to get upset, get quiet, and hold a grudge towards the person...

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Why I Write

Growing up I always teetered on creativity. I loved to draw and doodle. I never put much of a focus on it so I never became an artist. I just loved to have a pen in my hands. I loved creative writing, but I hated being forced to write for an assignment. When I had a...

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The Value of Brand Influencers

We all know how valuable our sales team is. They are the ones out there pounding the pavement, meeting with buyers, influencing purchasing decisions, educating the retailers, and making sure our product is seen on the shelves. We know how important our e-commerce...

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Here’s to new adventures!

In 2009 I sat in my cousin’s living room and he showed me what he was working on with running shoes. I tested the concept for myself and fell in love right away. It seemed right. The science and technology (or lack thereof) made sense. It was something that I felt...

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What Business Can Learn from the Warriors 73 Win Season

I’d love to get an inside look into the locker room of the Golden State Warriors. After pushing the envelope in their championship season last year and winning 67 games they saw that they could only get better. I imagine that the Coach Kerr's preseason pep talk went...

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Focusing on Our Strengths

Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I always learned the verse of scripture written by the prophet Moroni in Ether 12:27.  And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble;...

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Building A Global Brand

In 2009 when we started Altra we always had great ambitions. We wanted to sweep the running community with Zero Drop™, FootShape™ shoes across the globe. Ever since the beginning of the brand we wanted to be able to get out and compete with the big boys in the running...

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The Power of Focus to Achieve Your Dreams

In society today there are so many different distractions that call for our attention. We have mundane tasks at work, mindless games on our phones, social networks and random cat videos on YouTube. With so much vying for our time and attention how do we find a sense...

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me by Ian Morgan Cron

I always enjoy reading biographies and learning about the lives of others. It is great to get a look under e hood to see how people tick. I love biographies written by third party individuals because you get to know how others saw the individual. Content also can come...

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My Adventures

A Look Back at 2017

This past year has indeed been a roller coaster. As I reflect on the year that has been I must pour out my heart in gratitude to the Almighty for the many blessings and great prosperity that we have experienced. As the chapter turns over to a new year I reflect on...

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A Much Needed Adventure that Tore the Heartstrings

I haven't been able to get into the out of doors since Memorial Day weekend. It has really drug me down to be cooped up inside. Since going back to school, I have been really busy as I crammed a full-time school schedule into 7.5 weeks this summer. It has been a blast...

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Why Government Should Increase Outdoor Access

Introduction I have worked in the outdoor industry for the past 8 years. Along with this, I have spent my entire life in outdoor spaces. From an early age, I experienced the value of getting into the outdoors. Since having a family of my own I have seen the value in...

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Spring Break 2017

With a week off of school and both of us having flexible schedules currently it was due time for some adventure. It has been since our Northwest trip last summer that we have been on an extended road trip. We were in desperate need of some time wandering. We planned...

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A Desert Quick Trip in Joshua Tree

Whenever I head to the desert I am amazed. I am amazed at the fight for life, the beauty to behold, the tranquility, and certainly the heat. As we headed out to Southern California we decided to make a couple of stops that we have never made before. We've certainly...

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Ski Touring with My Wife

When I found a girl that I wanted to seriously date I took her up on hikes and in the mountains. I needed to be sure that she could handle what I grew up doing. I needed someone that respected the land that we enjoy. I needed someone that could engage in any level of...

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First Ski Tour of 2017

Winter makes everything appear a little differently. I really enjoy getting up into the Wahsatch this time of year as the scenery looks vastly different than it does in the spring summer and fall. It's a great opportunity to go and feel the peace and serenity that is...

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My 2016 Year In Review

As I take a look back over the course of 2016 there is much to be thankful for. It has been a year full of blessings and adventure. We have been blessed in so many ways. I've been able to explore more of the world that God has created for us. And often, I've been able...

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A Day of Skiing the Uintah Mountains

Only a few small clouds dotted the sky and the landscape was covered in white as I descended into a see of powdery fluff. Still learning to ski the soft stuff, I enjoyed every turn nonetheless. Skiing off of a peak that rises up nearly 11,000 feet in the Uintah...

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Religious Content

A Pearl of Great Price – Divinely Revealed From God

The Lord told Nephi in his great vision, "And after it had come forth unto them I beheld other books, which came forth by the power of the Lamb, from the Gentiles unto them, unto the convincing of the Gentiles and the remnant of the seed of my brethren, and also the...

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A Look Back at 2017

This past year has indeed been a roller coaster. As I reflect on the year that has been I must pour out my heart in gratitude to the Almighty for the many blessings and great prosperity that we have experienced. As the chapter turns over to a new year I reflect on...

read more

The Gift of Christmas

Every year we shop and consume to find the best gifts that will bring smiles to the faces of those that we love. We do all this in the spirit of giving and love. Amidst this season of spending and giving do we remember the real celebration and the why? I remember the...

read more

Tuning our Hearts

The scriptures teach us a many example of a still small voice. We learn in 1 Kings of Elijah on the mountain top where the Lord was not in the earthquake or the thunder or the wind but it was a still voice. We learn from Oliver Cowdrey's experience that He will tell...

read more

Give Me This Mountain

While serving as a missionary in the Missouri St. Louis Mission, my mission president held the mission motto based on Joshua 14:12 where Joshua declares in his old age, "therefore give me this mountain." This piece is rich in meaning and representation. Much of what...

read more

To Act or to Be Acted Upon

While teaching his son, Jacob, Lehi iterates some essential truths of the great Plan of Salvation. He shows us the need for opposition and Adam’s Fall. Along with these we explore the power of having a choice of trees to partake of give to Adam and Eve. This stands as...

read more

Featured Fly Patterns

Little Yellow Stone Nymph – Fly Pattern of the Week

If you are not yet seeing Salmonflies hatching on your waterway then dip in the seine and check for the crawlers. These nymphs will start migrating 2-3 weeks before the hatch so you may want to go underneath. Often these are black and yellow or golden depending on...

Yellow Sally Stimulator – Fly Pattern of the Week

A few weeks ago I posted the Yellow Sally dry fly pattern. This has done really well for me! Another great pattern that I will fish throughout the summer and into early fall is the Stimulator and this Yellow Sally version puts a good twist on the traditional. With a...

Henry’s Fork Salmonfly – Fly Pattern of the Week

Another great amongst the Salmonfly patterns is the Henry's Fork Salmonfly. You can tie this as large as size 6 or even 4 if there are really big bugs flying around or down to a size 14 for the smaller hatches in some tributary waters. Give this a tie and go fling it...

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