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Outdoor Retailer departure draws varying degrees of concern

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 10:23pm

Despite losing Outdoor Retailer and its estimated $45 million in annual spending, some Utah lawmakers aren't all that concerned about it. But the same can't be said for some local small businesses who worry about the survival of their life's work.

5 tips to make your next family ski trip more enjoyable

Lindy Phippen Smith, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 11:41am

At this point in the season, our ski days are numbered. However, if you are still planning some upcoming trips to one of our 15 local resorts, here are a few tips and tricks to make your family ski day more successful so you can maximize your time.

Outdoor Retailer announces it will not include Utah in future outdoors show

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Feb 16th - 10:35pm

Outdoor Retailer officials announced Thursday that after a teleconference meeting with Gov. Gary Herbert and different companies that it will not include Utah in future request for proposals for future show locations.

'Curt finish' to talks led by Gov. Gary Herbert on Outdoor Retailer show

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 16th - 5:06pm

Talks led by Gov. Gary Herbert to stop the Outdoor Retailer show from leaving Utah over the state's efforts to undo the new Bears Ears National Monument designation came to "sort of a curt finish" Thursday.

Have You Seen This? 99-year-old celebrates 57th year of skiing in Utah

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Feb 16th - 1:15pm

After 57 years of skiing Utah's slopes, 99.5-year-old George Jedenoff is an inspiration, showing that if you keep on doing what you love, you'll find happiness.

World’s largest owl spotted in Utah for the 1st time in nearly 30 years

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Feb 16th - 12:00pm

The harsh winter cold has brought not only avalanches and flooding this year, but a rare bird not seen in Utah for close to 30 years.

Essential tips for cleaning and cooking trout

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 15th - 11:29am

From the fish lover to the picky eaters, everyone in your family will enjoy the way trout tastes after you clean and cook the fish with these tips in mind.

Why you should visit Bryce Canyon during its winter festival

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:54am

Winter may be the very best time to visit Bryce Canyon National Park. Watch the video to learn about fun winter activities in Utah's "fairyland."

6 ways to get your children to love the great outdoors

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:38am

If you struggle getting your children to enjoy the great outdoors, you're not alone. To help you in your plight, we've brought you six ways to get your children to love the great outdoors which have been proven successful by Utah parents.

2 more companies join boycott of Utah Outdoor Retailer shows

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 7:43pm

At least two more outdoor companies said Friday they're following Patagonia's lead and planning to boycott Outdoor Retailer shows held in Utah because of a push by the state's political leaders to rescind the creation of the Bear Ears Monument

Birdwatchers, get excited! 6 local events to see snow geese, bald eagles

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:29am

Some Utahns think of winter as the time of year when tourists flock to the state for skiing and the air quality is poor. However, it’s also a great time for birdwatching.

Herbert on Outdoor Retailer show: 'I think we can come together'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:53pm

Under pressure that the Outdoor Retailer trade show may leave Utah and take with it the millions it pumps into the local economy, Gov. Gary Herbert touted the state's achievements with public lands and said the discussion needs to transcend politics.

Review: 5 family outdoor products to check out

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:28am

This review looks at several family products that might be a good fit for your next snow-filled or warmer climate adventure.

Video shows fishermen thrown from boat in high-speed accident

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:52am

Tournament anglers often use powerful boats to help them cover as much territory as possible. As this video shows, that lightning-fast pace can sometimes go terribly wrong.

Utah canyoneer survives near 100-foot fall in Soap Creek Canyon

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:11pm

A Utah canyoneer is lucky to be alive after falling nearly 100 feet in Soap Creek Canyon. The entire fall was caught on video.

Retailer threats to leave Utah shouldn't dictate public policy, House speaker says

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:07pm

The announcement that Outdoor Retailers is considering other sites, plus concerns some retailers have about the state's public lands stances has caught the attention of Utah leaders. But the House speaker said no group should dictate public policy.

Escape the inversion with these family-friendly hiking trails

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:09pm

Take your family and enjoy some of Utah's healthy, fresh air while hiking these scenic trails, well above the Wasatch Front's nasty inversion.

Outdoor Retailer show to consider moving out of Utah

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:03pm

The lucrative Outdoor Retailer show is again considering moving from Salt Lake City amid renewed concerns from attendees about state leaders' continued push for more control of public lands.

DWR closes antler gathering throughout the state until April 1

KSL.com  |  Posted  Feb 1st - 11:34am

Due to extreme, prolonged cold and deep snow, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources closed gather of shed antlers until April 1.

9 YouTube channels to enhance your indoor winter workout

Lindy Phippen Smith, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 31st - 11:59am

Virtual scenery may just be the next best thing when you can't get outside or when you need an escape from our current cold and snowy landscape. Check out these YouTube channels for a short reprieve from winter.