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Yellowstone fee proposal wins initial vote in Wyoming House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 12:04pm

The Wyoming House of Representatives has agreed to vet a proposal that advocates for imposing a fee at Yellowstone National Park to help pay for wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.

You can enjoy Snow Canyon State Park despite busy weekend crowds; here’s how

Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 11:34am

Presidents Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year at Snow Canyon State Park, with most visitors expected to arrive midday Saturday, but there are things visitors can do to help improve their own enjoyment of Southern Utah’s beautiful 7,400-acre park and help reduce overcrowding in the park.

After elk crashes copter, some question wildlife chopper use

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 9:45pm

The case of an elk that died after it leapt in the air and brought a low-flying research helicopter down in Utah highlights the use of helicopters in wildlife monitoring, which has been criticized by animal-rights groups but praised as effective by wildlife managers.

Utah's newest ski resort weathering the lack of snow

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 7:00pm

It's a challenging year for Utah ski resorts due to the lackluster snowfall. The state's newest resort is using creative measures to compensate.

Group says Utah lawmaker didn't disclose land in Grand Staircase

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 10:11pm

An environmental group says a Utah lawmaker failed to properly disclose land that was carved out of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument when President Donald Trump shrank the monument boundaries in December.

Wildlife officials explain how elk, helicopter collided

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 6:28pm

A Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesman on Tuesday gave more information about what led up to a collision between a helicopter and an elk Monday evening.

Idaho ski resort closes for the season due to warm temps

Idaho State Journal Staff  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 1:58pm

Kelly Canyon Ski Area in Ririe announced on Monday that it would close due to unseasonably warm temperatures and the lack of snow.

3 animals found dead after reported cougar sighting in Provo

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 8:43am

Three animals were found dead in a residential backyard in Provo Monday, prompting wildlife officials to investigate whether a cougar recently sighted in the area is responsible.

Groups say helicopters unnecessary to track big horn, mountain goats

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 7:40am

Multiple environmental groups are objecting to a Forest Service and state wildlife agency proposal to capture and collar bighorn sheep and mountain goats in Wasatch Wilderness areas, saying the machines are not compatible with the designations.

Elk fells helicopter in remote Wasatch County

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 12th - 11:04pm

A pilot and passenger from Australia sustained only small cuts and bruises when an elk jumped and severed the tail rotor of their helicopter Monday.

Utah Lake, wild horses, grazing, river dispute angle for lawmakers' attention

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 12th - 8:00am

Paying for invasive phragmites removal at Utah Lake, studying its blue-green algae problem and helping federal agencies accelerate the removal of wild horses from rangeland are among multiple funding requests before the legislative committee.

Wyoming legislation seeks conservation fee at Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 4:03pm

A proposal introduced in the Wyoming Legislature advocates for imposing a fee at Yellowstone National Park to help pay for wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park.

6 places to buy electric bicycles in Utah

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 10:36am

These six shops are capitalizing on the growing popularity of motorized bicycles in Utah.

Zinke, Trump Jr. tout importance of public lands, wildlife conservation at Hunting Expo

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 8:58am

Interior Secretary Zinke, Donald Trump Jr. tout importance of public lands, wildlife conservation at Hunting Expo.

Springlike weather brings early close to Hardware Ranch Elk Tour

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 7:33pm

Melting snow is drawing more elk into the mountains than normal for February, creating some less than desirable conditions for the elk-viewing wagon rides at Hardware Ranch.

Interior Secretary Zinke issues order on big game migration corridors

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 6:37pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Utah Friday to sign a secretarial order to coordinate conservation of big game and winter range migration corridors in 11 Western states. He also met with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leadership.

8 beautiful places to visit in Nevada

Steph Grimes, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 12:15pm

Nevada is about more than the Las Vegas Strip. Here are eight beautiful places to visit in Nevada that are worth the drive.

Zion park managers propose plans to get cars into park faster

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 10:46am

Hoping to reduce traffic in Springdale and get visitors into the park faster, the National Park Service is working on a redesign of Zion National Park’s south entrance. Proposed plans are currently open to public comment.

Fishing tips to help you catch huge tiger muskies

Brad Kerr, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 8th - 12:15pm

Huge tiger muskies can be targeted in areas like Pineview Reservoir. Here are a few tips and ideas to help you have success.

Giant American flag takes a trip down Sundance ski slope

Devon Dewey,  |  Posted   Feb 7th - 6:28pm

The giant American flag that hung in a canyon in Pleasant Grove over the Fourth of July went on an adventure Wednesday morning.