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Preparing for the worst: Why Utah has become so prepared for emergencies

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:35pm

New data shows Utah is ahead of the country in emergency preparedness. An example of why Utah is so prepared for emergencies could be seen Friday during a convention dedicated to being prepared for potential emergencies.

Tips for fly fishing during the spring runoff

Brad Kerr, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 12:58pm

The spring runoff is a good time to fly fish the local rivers and streams using nymphs on the bottom. Despite the high, muddy waters, good fish can still be caught in high water conditions.

Salt Lake City crashes Outdoor Retailer bid party

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:16pm

Though organizers of the Outdoor Retailer trade show have made it clear they won't be returning to Salt Lake City in 2018, Salt Lake City officials have submitted an unsolicited bid to host the convention.

Review: Gear for family adventures

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:01pm

Traveling with children often requires its own set of gear. This review looks at a handful of products that might be worth considering for your next trip.

Utah ranks 5th in US for visitor spending at national parks

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:42am

Utah's five national parks, monuments and national historic sites are generating big bucks for gateway communities and the state's economy in general, racking up $1.6 billion in economic output for the state. Visitors spent $1.1 billion last year.

4 ways to find solitude on Antelope Island

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:59am

There are many activities available on Antelope Island— those organized by the Utah Department of Natural Resources and those dreamed up by other groups and individuals. The 7-mile causeway also provides an area for those who seek solitude.

Why now is a great time to fish Joes Valley Reservoir

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 2:30pm

If you want to catch big fish in a scenic location this spring, you should plan a trip to Joes Valley Reservoir.

4 lesser-known, family-friendly lakes to visit this summer

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 12:00pm

If you want to beat the crowds and find some secluded lakes full of family fun, take a look at these suggestions.

20 Easter egg hunts in Utah

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 5:12pm

As Easter Sunday approaches, entertain the kids (and teens) with these 20 community-sponsored Easter egg hunts.

Bridal Veil Falls area temporarily closed as old tram, restaurant removed from cliff

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Apr 13th - 9:02pm

Hiking around Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon is now prohibited as crews demolish and lift away several tons of debris from the long-defunct tram and cliff-top restaurant

Rainbow Bridge earns national recognition for Native American cultural significance

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 12th - 4:45pm

The National Park Service designated the Rainbow Bridge a "traditional cultural property," in recognition of its historic and ongoing cultural significance to at least six Native American tribes. It is the first site in Utah to gain the designation.

Easter weekend expected to draw large crowds at Little Sahara

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 9:03pm

With the late season arrival of Easter this year and good weather in the forecast, the Bureau of Land Management is gearing up for some big crowds at Little Sahara.

Have You Seen This? Deer body-slams man

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 1:15pm

This video shows that you need to be on the lookout for deer at all times, even if you're just hopping out of your parked car for a second.

Why you should teach kids firearm safety

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

If you plan on taking your children hunting or sport shooting or you want to buy your first gun but have children, then it's imperative to teach your kids some basic firearm safety tips.

6 places to visit for outdoor adventures just over state lines

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 7th - 11:54am

If you want to go over state lines, but just slightly, here are six places that offer outdoor recreation over our Utah borders.

Video appears to show bear carrying a laptop

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 5th - 11:36am

Bears are known for eating everything from mountain berries to piles of garbage. But would a bear eat an Apple product?

Archaeologist uses 3-D laser to scan Zion National Park entrance sign

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Apr 4th - 7:31pm

What might be the most photographed spot in Zion National Park — the welcome sign at the park's south entrance — will have to move. But one archaeologist is using lasers to map the sign so it can be re-created.

Video shows 'superhero' elk in Oregon

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 4th - 11:53am

Is there anything more majestic than a bull elk? They can weigh over 700 pounds and have towering antlers that spread more than 5 feet. So what could possibly make a bull elk look even more impressive? Perhaps a cape.

See strutting sage grouse, mountain goats at free DWR events

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Mar 31st - 1:01pm

If you are in need of a little quality time in the outdoors and like to see wildlife while you’re at it, make sure to visit the two upcoming Division of Wildlife Resources events.

Have You Seen This? Riverton dad saves daughter from wakesurfing disaster

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:19pm

This Utah father-daughter duo's trip to the lake led to an expertly avoided disaster and a viral video. Watch Kevin Farr's expert "dad reflexes" as he catches his daughter mid-fall, while still maintaining his balance on a surfboard.