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'Red Stone Heart' With Kevin Holdsworth On Wednesday's Access Utah


Kevin Holdsworth’s new book is about the Uinta Mountains, Utah's loftiest range. “Red Stone Heart” celebrates the peak bagging experience and shares a little lore. The highest named peaks, The Notorious Nine, form a goal, but as with an Uinta stream, there is much meandering in the book through forest and meadow. Peaks and routes are pulled from a life's rucksack, and we are carried along as we watch a young fool somehow survive to a riper age. 

Kevin Holdsworth is Assistant Professor of English at Snow College. He has taught in higher education for twenty years and served on the full-time faculty at Western Wyoming Community College and Weber State University. He is the author, previously, of “Good Water,” and “Big Wonderful: Notes from Wyoming.” He’s extremely fond of the people, history and landscape of south-central Utah. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys spending time in the mountains and canyons with his family and friends. He is married to Jennifer Sorensen, and they live in southwestern Utah.


Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.