Grant Olsen

Photos: Revisiting the solar ruins in Delta

Photos: Revisiting the solar ruins in Delta

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 5th - 5:10pm

It was hailed as revolutionary technology. Then a judge dubbed it a "massive fraud." Check out what has become of the controversial solar lenses in Millard County.
Have You Seen This? Quarterback tosses touchdown using sorcery

Have You Seen This? Quarterback tosses touchdown using sorcery

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:44pm

In the age of innovative quarterbacks such as Patrick Mahomes, we've grown accustomed to unconventional touchdown passes. But every so often, a pass comes along that still leaves you in awe — and somewhat perplexed.
Have You Seen This? Torpedo bomber invades Florida beach

Have You Seen This? Torpedo bomber invades Florida beach

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:03pm

There's nothing more relaxing than the warmth of the sun and the sound of the waves on your favorite beach. And, as we all know, there's no bigger buzzkill than when a WWII torpedo bomber decides to make an emergency landing right where you're swimming.
6 things to do in the Las Vegas area with your family

6 things to do in the Las Vegas area with your family

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:09pm

Las Vegas offers plenty of fun (and appropriate) activities for kids of all ages. Here are six ideas for your next family trip to the area.
Have You Seen This? Rushed awards ceremony ends in televised trophy disaster

Have You Seen This? Rushed awards ceremony ends in televised trophy disaster

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:38pm

Bowling trophies are a dime a dozen. Heck, thrift stores are full of them. But when you're give a trophy at the U.S. Open, it carries more weight. And that extra weight can lead to catastrophe.
Have You Seen This? Uninvited guest crashes the bird-feeding party

Have You Seen This? Uninvited guest crashes the bird-feeding party

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:05pm

At one time or another, most of us have followed Mary Poppins' advice to feed the birds. But such an event becomes much more intense and unpredictable when a sea lion decides to take matters into its own flippers.
Product review: 7 helpful baby products for new parents

Product review: 7 helpful baby products for new parents

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 11th - 8:07pm

This review looks at several items that can make life easier for you and life more enjoyable for your baby.
Have You Seen This? Russian sport combining wrestling and basketball is basically church ball

Have You Seen This? Russian sport combining wrestling and basketball is basically church ball

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 11th - 3:37pm

An obscure Russian sport is gaining worldwide attention thanks a viral video. Most viewers are confused by this violent hybrid of wrestling and basketball, but it looks all too familiar to many Utahns.
Baby on the way? Here are 9 stroller and baby carrier options you'll love

Baby on the way? Here are 9 stroller and baby carrier options you'll love

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:37pm

Getting from point A to point B can be a strenuous experience when you're toting kids, a diaper bag, and whatever other items the day calls for. This review looks at some great products that can help make your travels smoother (and safer).
Have You Seen This? Ice skater has epic belly flop

Have You Seen This? Ice skater has epic belly flop

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:03pm

Attire that is absolutely inappropriate for the weather conditions. Broken ice. A belly flop. A daring rescue. This video from Amsterdam has it all.
5 activities for families during the winter months

5 activities for families during the winter months

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:33pm

With storms on the horizon, this seems like the perfect time to look at some family activities (both indoor and outdoor) to enjoy during the winter months.
Have You Seen This? Football player tries to run onto field with chainsaw

Have You Seen This? Football player tries to run onto field with chainsaw

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 26th - 3:34pm

You mom might have taught you not to run with scissors, but she probably didn't say ANYTHING about running with a chainsaw.
Review: Electronics for your home office

Review: Electronics for your home office

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 3rd - 2:31pm

Whether your situation is a minor stint or a long-term arrangement, it's helpful to have the equipment you need to do your job. Here's a quick look at five electronic products that can potentially elevate your home office.
Review: 10 products to consider for your home office

Review: 10 products to consider for your home office

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:21pm

The American workforce is evolving dramatically due to the COVID-19 crisis, with millions of people moving to home offices. From standing desks to chair wheels, this guide looks at 10 products that might make things a little more functional and comfortable in your new workspace.
Review: 5 swim products for families

Review: 5 swim products for families

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sep 2nd - 8:51pm

The summer may have come and gone, but there is still plenty of sunshine ahead. Here’s a quick look at five products that can make things more fun for your family at the pool, lake, beach, or just about any other body of water.
Have You Seen This? Elephant packs its trunk for early morning wake-up call

Have You Seen This? Elephant packs its trunk for early morning wake-up call

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:20pm

It’s time to address the elephant in the room. Namely, the Asian elephant that is seen in a recent video ambling through a luxury hotel.
6 fun things for families to do in Utah this holiday season

6 fun things for families to do in Utah this holiday season

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 14th - 11:31am

There is no shortage of fun holiday activities for families in Utah. Whether you're interested in parades, train rides, cookie decorating, light displays or Santa encounters, you have plenty of options. Here’s a quick introduction to some of the events you may want to check out.
Video shows battle between bald eagle and large muskie in Minnesota

Video shows battle between bald eagle and large muskie in Minnesota

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:20am

Muskies are often referred to as the "fish of 10,000 casts" due to their uncanny ability to evade anglers. But what happens when a bald eagle sinks its talons into one?
Awardco is Utah's fastest-growing company, Inc. 5000 list shows

Awardco is Utah's fastest-growing company, Inc. 5000 list shows

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:30pm

When the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies was released this week, 10 Utah-based companies made the cut. Tops among them was Awardco, which ranked No. 25 overall.
5 outdoor products for summer

5 outdoor products for summer

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 12:47pm

Now that summer heat has finally taken hold in Utah, the cooler temperatures in the mountains are more alluring than ever. Here’s a quick look at a few outdoor products that might work for your next outing.
Massive lake trout smashes the catch and release record at Flaming Gorge

Massive lake trout smashes the catch and release record at Flaming Gorge

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 14th - 2:31pm

A 48-inch lake trout caught (and released) at Flaming Gorge last month has been officially recognized as the new state record.
Product review: Cooking with solar ovens

Product review: Cooking with solar ovens

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 7th - 12:23pm

Millions of people around the world rely on solar cookers for meal preparation. Here's a quick look how to make your own, as well as a review of one of the top solar ovens available for purchase.
The 5 best spots to catch Utah’s elusive tiger muskie

The 5 best spots to catch Utah’s elusive tiger muskie

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 1st - 7:01am

Tiger muskies are the closest thing to barracudas that we have in Utah, with the largest specimens exceeding 50 inches in length. Here are some of the best spots in the Beehive State to target these unique fish.
Video shows dramatic moment dam spillgate collapses

Video shows dramatic moment dam spillgate collapses

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 29th - 2:30pm

If you've ever wondered what it looks like when a dam fails, check out this incredible video from Texas. It's just a dam shame the lake had to drain.
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium receives highest accreditation

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium receives highest accreditation

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 17th - 4:09pm

While there are thousands of zoos and aquariums in the United States, less than 10 percent achieve AZA accreditation. Utah's own Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is now among this exclusive group. Here's why it matters.