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4 activities for spring break in central Utah

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:11pm

Spring break is a great time to get out and enjoy time together as a family. If you don't feel like taking a big trip to the beach, though, there's plenty of stuff to do right here in central Utah.

20 seconds of terror — my experience competing in the World Elk Calling Championships

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:12am

As I walked up to the stage, my heart was absolutely pounding. I smiled and laughed nervously. But mostly, I was trying to remember why I agreed to compete in a world championship where I had no idea what I was doing.

3 men plead guilty to illegal bison hunting near Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:57am

Three men have pleaded guilty to the illegal hunting and wasting of bull bison north of Yellowstone Park.

Feral cats make Western Governor's list of invasive species

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:34am

Western U.S. governors have compiled their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species for their states.

A guide for spring break in northern Utah

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 12:10pm

With spring break coming up for a lot of school districts around Utah, finding something to entertain the kids — while not breaking the budget — can be a challenge. These places in northern Utah help fix that problem.

5 places to get a taste of spring camping in Utah

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 1:01pm

Spring is one of the best times to camp in Utah's great outdoors. With thinner crowds, great weather, and ample wildlife viewing, these spots will give you a taste of what spring camping in Utah is like.

Yellowstone fee proposal receives Wyoming governor's OK

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 12:30pm

Wyoming will seek an agreement with U.S. Interior Department and National Park Service officials about collecting a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.

The fly fisher's sure sign of spring: Blue-winged olive mayfly hatches

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 2:01pm

When anglers see specific aquatic insect hatches, it often denotes a certain time of the year. Spring is typically ushered in when blue-winged olive mayflies start to hatch on many of our rivers and streams.

Some Utah national parks get fewer visitors when it gets too hot, USU study says

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 7:33pm

A recently published study from Utah State University's Department of Environment and Society highlights some challenges southern Utah's national parks may face as summer temperatures continue to increase.

3 reasons to visit Fish Lake, the ‘gem of Utah’

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 3:57pm

If you are looking for a new part of the state to explore during spring break, Fish Lake, also known as the “gem of Utah,” has a variety of outdoors offerings.

Why you should visit the Bear River Bird Refuge this spring

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 3:32pm

The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is a national treasure close to cities along the Wasatch Front. The refuge contains 80,000 acres of wetland habitat for 250 species of wild birds, and spring is a great time to visit.

Feeling stressed? Watch this soothing video of Utah's winter scenery

Mike Godfrey, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 6th - 12:44pm

Experience the relaxing beauty of a Wasatch Mountain snowstorm in crisp 4K.

Utah fossil quarry plans to open in time for 2018 spring break

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 5th - 12:13pm

Rather than take the kids to the museum again this spring break, perhaps you should take them on an actual fossil-hunting outing.

First draft of new state park at Echo Reservoir up for review

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 5th - 6:44am

Possible amenities at Utah's newest state park include cabins with air-conditioning and heating, a boat-cleaning station and multiple put-ins for boats, kayaks, paddle boards and other watercraft.

Utah parks and rec director dies unexpectedly

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 2nd - 10:45pm

Fred Hayes, Utah's parks and recreation director, died unexpectedly Friday. He was 58.

Review: 7 products to help you get outside for spring break

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 2nd - 12:47pm

While local temperatures have been an unpredictable roller coaster lately, the unusually warm days and vast blankets of snow have created plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy nature. Here's a look at seven great products for your next outing.

Bitter cold winters are still a good time to river fish in Utah

Brad Kerr, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:31pm

Fishing on the rivers of northern Utah during cold weather can produce some exciting action. Here are a couple of simple techniques to help with your success.

Zion’s South Campground switches to reservation system  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 12:44pm

The National Park Service has announced Zion National Park’s South Campground will open Thursday as a reservations-only campground.

3 things to do on your next family outing

Vicki Allsopp, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:57pm

Research shows that participating in recreational and outdoor activities has positive effects on a family's communication, cooperation and resilience. Here are three not-so-typical recreational activities to plan for your next family outing.

Zion to temporarily close 13 cliffs to rock climbing to protect peregrine falcons

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:33pm

Zion National Park officials are once again temporarily closing several cliffs in the park to rock climbing to help protect peregrine falcons.