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Outdoor recreation created $5.5B in Utah. Here's how that stacks up with other states

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:42am

How much does recreation move the U.S. economy, and how does Utah compare to other states? For the first time ever, there’s an answer from a federal agency.

Public hearing Tuesday on plan to increase permits issued for The Wave

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:44am

The Bureau of Land Management has released the environmental assessment for its proposal to increase the number of permits issued to hikers accessing The Wave each day.

How a chair gifted by a Hollywood legend ended up in a Utah government office building

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:49pm

It’s easy to find stories of actors, musicians, comedians or socialites visiting Utah for its skiing, hunting or gorgeous views. But this story may just take the cake when it comes to celebrity interaction in Utah.

Fluorescent red Kokanee Salmon on display as they spawn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:27pm

Utah wildlife technicians are trapping Kokanee Salmon near a mountain reservoir this week and collecting their eggs and milt at spawning time.

Grizzly bear attacks injure 3 hunters in Montana

Ktvq Staff Via CNN  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:15pm

Two separate grizzly attacks in the Gravelly Mountains left three hunters with moderate to severe injuries, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks press release.

Looking forward to Utah’s fall colors? Here’s what to expect this year

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:12pm

It's nearly that time of the year where the trees start changing colors. Here's why trees change and when we might see peak fall foliage in Utah.

Looking for a parking spot at Solitude this winter? Here’s why it'll cost you

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:14pm

Solitude Mountain Resort officials announced Tuesday they will now charge visitors as much as $20 per day for parking when the new ski season starts Nov. 23.

State hydrologist warns of economic, environmental impacts of climate change

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:22am

Climate change will negatively impact Utah environmentally and economically over the next century, according to scientists.

Provo man organizes hunting event for wheelchair users

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 9:07am

A Utah man who has been in a wheelchair for more than three decades has created a pheasant hunt for people like him who need help getting into the outdoors.

Popular Kayenta Trail at Zion reopens after yearlong closure

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 14th - 7:53am

The Kayenta Trail in Zion National Park reopened Friday after it had been closed for more than a year due to storm damage, park officials said.

Men face charges for walking on Old Faithful Geyser

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 4:37pm

Two men face criminal charges for walking onto Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

New mountain biking, hiking trail added to southern Utah’s Iron Hills Trail System

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 13th - 12:16pm

If you’re looking for mountain biking, running or hiking options in southern Utah, there’s a new trail available that offers an extended ride in the southeastern portion of Cedar City.

Hike of the Week: Find a post-workday escape on the Silver Lake, Ontario trails

Tanzi Propst, Contributor  |  Posted Sep 12th - 12:16pm

Wildflowers, aspens and sweeping views of the Jordanelle Reservoir, Heber Valley and the Wasatch mountain range await hikers daydreaming of a post-workday escape. Deer Valley Resort's Silver Lake and Ontario trails treat hikers to just that.

UHP responds to 76 crashes as rain, snow hits Utah

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 11th - 4:35pm

Thanks to steady, heavy rain, an urban and small stream flood advisory was issued by National Weather Service Salt Lake City for Little Cottonwood Canyon until 5 p.m.

Utah Lake now under shore-to-shore warning for toxic algal blooms

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 9th - 9:57pm

The shallow waters of Utah Lake are now under a shore-to-shore public health advisory due to outbreaks of harmful algal blooms, with restrictions local health officials say will remain in effect for the entire month.

Federal land managers: 3 trailhead kiosks, highway sign destroyed near Moab

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 9th - 9:07pm

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction related to three wooden trailhead kiosks that were found cut down on public lands over the weekend, officials said Monday.

Algal bloom watch: Advisory issued for Utah Lake, part of Mantua Reservoir closed

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 9th - 8:38pm

Several bodies of water across Utah have harmful algal blooms, including a lakeside warning advisory for Utah Lake.

Utah wildlife officials focus on bear safety amid rise in bear sightings

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 6th - 1:16pm

The Utah State Fair opened Thursday, and for state wildlife officials it’s an opportunity to not just expose youngsters to the state’s wildlife, but also educate them on how to properly recreate outdoors.

Indian Creek rock climbing routes reopen after 6-month closure for nesting raptors

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 4th - 6:40pm

All Indian Creek climbing walls are open again after some were closed for about six months to allow raptors, such as eagles or falcons, space to nest in the area, federal land management officials said Tuesday.

3 men might face felony charges in Iron County poaching case, DWR officials say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 4th - 11:35am

Felony charges may be filed in relation to a poaching case in Iron County last month, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.