Mike Stapley

Mike Stapley

Without tipsters, wildlife poaching cases in Utah would go largely unsolved

Without tipsters, wildlife poaching cases in Utah would go largely unsolved

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 4:09 p.m.

Utahns are encouraged to call the Utah Division of Wildlife resources with tips that often end up being invaluable in leading investigators to poachers.
The Hallmark-esque movie you love may have been produced and filmed in Utah

The Hallmark-esque movie you love may have been produced and filmed in Utah

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted March 3 - 7:22 a.m.

Brittany Wiscombe and Brian Brough are the Utah-based creative team behind many popular family Christmas and romance movies.
How Lindon's Wadley Farms reinvented itself as a model for suburban farming

How Lindon's Wadley Farms reinvented itself as a model for suburban farming

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 27 - 7:04 p.m.

As Lindon has grown and Wadley Farms has shrunk, a creative business model has evolved allowing the farm's 20 acres to be preserved and profitable.
Utah businesses, charities support 10-city toy drive

Utah businesses, charities support 10-city toy drive

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 22 - 3:02 p.m.

Trina's Kids Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary by collecting Christmas toys for needy kids in Provo and nine other U.S. cities. In Provo, kids saw Santa, and hundreds of toys arrived via Blackhawk helicopter.
Utah Division of Wildlife conservation officers enforce the law in numerous ways

Utah Division of Wildlife conservation officers enforce the law in numerous ways

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 10:26 p.m.

They aren't just game wardens. Conservation officers with Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources also enforce traffic and boating laws.
Harrowing helicopter flights over Skinwalker Ranch part of the job for Utah's Aero Dynamic Jets

Harrowing helicopter flights over Skinwalker Ranch part of the job for Utah's Aero Dynamic Jets

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 4:05 p.m.

Provo-based Aero Dynamic Jets is one of just two FAA-certified charter companies in Utah — its helicopter is often featured on the History Channel's "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch."
Wintry mountain town Park City is home to dozens of the longest tropical snakes in world

Wintry mountain town Park City is home to dozens of the longest tropical snakes in world

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 7:43 p.m.

Wildfire Retics, located in Park City, collects and breeds reticulated pythons — the longest snake species in the world. They are native to southeast Asia and Indonesia.
Warrants, decrees, evictions, oh, my! Constables serve a necessary part of civil justice in Utah

Warrants, decrees, evictions, oh, my! Constables serve a necessary part of civil justice in Utah

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 9:02 p.m.

While constables may have originated during the Roman Empire, but they still play a valuable role in our society. Here's how constables today serve a necessary part of civil justice in Utah.
Utah Highway Patrol troopers are watching for distracted and impaired drivers this summer

Utah Highway Patrol troopers are watching for distracted and impaired drivers this summer

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 4:05 p.m.

The Utah Highway Patrol makes one out of every three DUI arrests in Utah and, in the summer months, troopers have to be extra vigilant.
Hogle Zoo employs variety of safety protocols to keep venomous reptiles, spiders

Hogle Zoo employs variety of safety protocols to keep venomous reptiles, spiders

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted June 25 - 8:33 a.m.

Only a select few keepers at Hogle Zoo's small animals building are trained and certified to handle the various venomous creatures on display. Safety protocols are strictly adhered to.
Orem Fire Department leads out with investments in equipment, training

Orem Fire Department leads out with investments in equipment, training

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 7:16 a.m.

Orem's public safety is enhanced with new, state-of-the-art equipment and a critical care paramedic program that provides for ground-based care usually reserved for helicopters.
Utah investors create sustainable farming, preserve Hawaiian culture at Dole plantation site

Utah investors create sustainable farming, preserve Hawaiian culture at Dole plantation site

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted April 17 - 8:11 a.m.

Dole left Hawaii in 1992. Now, Utah investors are creating a sustainable farming community and returning some of the land to local farmers.
Utah college professor breeds reptiles, assists with displaced animals

Utah college professor breeds reptiles, assists with displaced animals

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted March 20 - 12:01 p.m.

Joey Mugleston is a biology professor Utah Valley University, a nationally known reptile breeder and a caretaker for endangered desert tortoises and other animals.
The ancient sport of falconry is alive and well in Utah

The ancient sport of falconry is alive and well in Utah

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 26 - 9:53 a.m.

Humans have been training birds of prey to hunt with them for over 5,000 years — and around 375 falconers now call Utah home.
Mountain lions are a vital part of Utah's ecosystem; their conservation is a collaborative effort

Mountain lions are a vital part of Utah's ecosystem; their conservation is a collaborative effort

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 10:11 a.m.

The state Division of Wildlife Resources works closely with universities and private conservation groups to study and conserve Utah's apex predator.
A Utah man's journey from small town music fan to interviewer of the stars

A Utah man's journey from small town music fan to interviewer of the stars

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 25 - 4:00 p.m.

Adam Reader has fronted a band, briefly had a TV show and now has developed a reputation as one of the best music interviewers in the industry.
Utah plastic surgeon hopes to make phantom pain a thing of the past for amputees

Utah plastic surgeon hopes to make phantom pain a thing of the past for amputees

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 11:07 a.m.

Dr. Paul Deramo, a Utah County plastic surgeon, performs a complex surgery that reconnects severed nerves and improves the quality of life for amputees.
 Utah reptile lover, YouTuber dispelling fears, myths one animal at a time

Utah reptile lover, YouTuber dispelling fears, myths one animal at a time

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 5:01 p.m.

A Utah man's love of reptiles has reached hundreds of thousands of people, including students, who know more about the breeds than before because of his devotion.
Tips for car buyers amid nationwide shortage

Tips for car buyers amid nationwide shortage

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 7:50 a.m.

Few industries have been hit as hard as the auto industry by supply chain shortages. With the holiday shopping season upon us, buyers must be willing to adapt.
Review: 4 days with the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Review: 4 days with the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted March 4 - 2:32 p.m.

The Corvette has long been America's sports car, and the 2019 model will be the last with a front engine design.
Review: 4 days with the 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat

Review: 4 days with the 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 4 - 2:31 p.m.

The mid-size Ranger has been absent from the U.S. market since 2011 but makes an impressive return.
Mike's Car Review: 4 days with the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Crew

Mike's Car Review: 4 days with the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Crew

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted July 31 - 2:23 p.m.

The Chevy Colorado offers off-road capability and impressive towing capacity in a package that fits in the garage.
Review: 4 days with the 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

Review: 4 days with the 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 6:23 p.m.

A four-cylinder Mustang seems like sacrilege, but it's hard to beat when compared to other options in its price range.
Review: 4 days with the 2018 Kia Stinger GT2

Review: 4 days with the 2018 Kia Stinger GT2

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 4:09 p.m.

Kia is gunning to become a worthwhile challenger for the German luxury sport sedan. The Stinger GT2 is a worthy, yet not perfect, first attempt.
Review: 4 days with the 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport

Review: 4 days with the 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport

Mike Stapley for KSL.com  |  Posted July 26 - 5:47 p.m.

The new Accord Sport boasts both a first-time turbo and an optional six-speed manual transmission.