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Review: 3 more outdoor products for summer

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 11:31am

While summer is the perfect time for relaxing outdoors, it seems that obligations can pile up fast. Here's a reminder to get outside for an adventure before summer's gone. This review looks at a few products worth considering for your next outing.

Video shows large shark head-butt a diver

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 11:29am

Simply being in the water near sharks is enough to make most people feel uncomfortable. But how about having a 10-foot shark ram right into your face?

'Save a Spot' gives public opportunity to help preserve Utah's wild lands

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 9:33pm

Backcountry skiers and hikers have enjoyed the Cardiff Bowl area for years. But right now, much of what we're looking at is private property — most of it old mining claims. But through a new crowdfunding program, it will soon be public land.

Video shows hunter’s close encounter with bugling elk

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 11:33am

Watch what happens when a hunter gets face-to-face with a large bull elk bugling for a mate.

2 hiking trails in Kolob Canyon provide unmatched solitude

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 11:45am

Located at the north end of Zion National Park, Kolob Canyon provides majestic trails and viewpoints that not many have seen. Here are two easy hikes in the canyon.

Resort withdraws controversial 'Park City' trademark application

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Jul 16th - 6:25pm

Vail Resorts announced Saturday that it is dropping its controversial application to trademark the name "Park City."

Nordic Valley Resort to open 400-foot slip 'n slide

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 15th - 3:01pm

Nordic Valley is expanding its summer fun offerings by opening a new 400-foot slip ‘n slide Saturday.

The best cars for summer family road trips

Paul Sisolak, Graphiq  |  Posted  Jul 15th - 11:29am

The summer months are coming, which means it’s time to round up the family and get in the car for a road trip. Since summer is one of the biggest buying seasons for cars, it could be the right time for a new car before hitting the road.

5 family-friendly fishing spots to escape the heat

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 14th - 11:29am

Here's a roundup of some of Utah's best spots to take your family where you can all catch fish and escape the valley heat.

Park City residents: 'We are a town, not a trademark'

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 13th - 7:51pm

An estimated 250 protesters gathered outside City Hall on Wednesday as the CEO of Vail Resort arrived for a closed-door meeting about the company's effort to legally claim the name Park City.

3 reasons to get your children into rock climbing

Jon Vickers, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 13th - 12:09pm

Indoor climbing has physical, mental and social benefits for kids ages 3 and up.

'Slugging' carpool program proposed to relieve skier traffic

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jul 12th - 9:29pm

Salt Lake County leaders Tuesday proposed a canyon rideshare concept to help alleviate ski season traffic congestion starting this winter. The concept would be people-driven and patterned after San Francisco's "slugging" phenomenon.

Video shows great white shark attacking a drone

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 12th - 11:29am

A new YouTube video offers a glimpse into the frightening speed and stealth with which a great white shark can strike.

Have You Seen This? Starting a fire with a sandwich bag

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Jul 11th - 1:14pm

A video recently posted to YouTube by Grant Thompson, the self-appointed “King of Random” is enough to make me believe I could start a fire with little available other than some wooded surroundings and a simple sandwich baggie.

Video shows Utah's most notorious half mile — Angels Landing

Mike Godfrey, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 11th - 11:47am

Watch this breathtaking video of one of Utah's most notorious and dangerous half-miles — Angels Landing in Zion National Park.

1 of Utah's prized national forests targeted in long-term management planning effort

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jul 10th - 6:25pm

More than 2 million people visit the Ashley National Forest each year. The forest is home to Flaming Gorge and Utah's highest mountain peak. The process to update the long-term management plan for the area is just beginning.

Utah’s 5 most popular state parks

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 8th - 1:04pm

Utah is known as an outdoor mecca with its world renowned 14 ski resorts and five national parks. It is also home to 43 state parks, which are each unique and provide outdoor recreation for locals and tourists alike.

Videos: Utahns get outdoors with paragliding, rappelling

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 7th - 11:59am

This weekly column highlights user-submitted photos and video of Utahns exploring our beautiful state. Watch for it on Thursdays to get ideas for your next outdoors adventure.

Hike to petroglyphs, enjoy the ‘best fishing’ at Quail Creek State Park

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 6th - 11:44am

If you are itching for some good fishing and a fun weekend getaway filled with outdoor activities, head to Quail Creek State Park.

Anchor charge to pay for added patrols at Pineview Reservoir

Michael Anderson  |  Posted  Jul 5th - 8:58pm

Weber County Commissioners voted to add a $15 charge to put more deputies on Pineview Reservoir, in response to problems with noise, trash and more.