Exec: Outdoor retail show should leave Utah

FILE - This March 2, 2015, file photo, Black Diamond Equipment founder Peter Metcalf speaks during a rally to demonstrate opposition to efforts by some Western states to seize control of federal lands, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Metcalf, a powerful outdoor recreation industry executive says the world's largest outdoor retail show should leave Utah after two decades because of what he calls an assault on public lands by the state's top political leaders. Metcalf's comments Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, come on the opening day of the Outdoor Retailer show. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — A powerful outdoor recreation industry executive said Tuesday the world’s largest outdoor retail show going on this week in Salt Lake City should leave Utah if the state’s top political leaders continue what he calls an assault on public lands.

Boyd Guymon

Boyd Guymon

Boyd Neal Guymon, 56, of Ammon, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, from complications of Lupus, at his home, surrounded by family.

Surviving winter without the comforts of home

This young whitebark pine shows the classic shape of a tree brutalized by winter ice blast. The bottom branches are protected by the snow, but the upper branches are exposed and absorb the full force of the wind-driven ice, creating the narrow top. Terry Thomas / news@postregister.com

As the Christmas Day storm raged, I spent most of my day huddled inside. I ventured out long enough to fill the bird feeders and clear the driveway of snow three times, but mostly I just wanted to stay out of the sting of wind-propelled snow and ice crystals.

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