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5 destinations for early-spring hiking

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:17pm

The following hikes describe some options for early-spring hikers looking to get outside as soon as possible. Though they may still have some snow and mud, these hikes should all be navigable with the help of boots, poles, or snowshoes in spring.

5 tips for traveling to Jamaica

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:20pm

Jamaica offers beautiful beaches, rich culture and unbelievable food. Here are five tips to consider if you're planning a trip to the island.

These sports are most likely to send kids to ER with brain injuries

Dr. Edith Bracho - Sanchez, CNN  |  Posted Mar 17th - 11:31am

Almost 2 million children and teens -- an average of 283,000 each year -- were seen in emergency rooms across the United States for traumatic brain injuries between 2010 and 2016, according to a new government report.

Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

Matthew Brown and John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 11:37am

A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators already are proving to be resilient in states where hunting and trapping occur.

Alaskan Native Pete Kaiser wins Iditarod sled dog race

Mark Theissen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 13th - 12:17pm

Pete Kaiser won the Iditarod early Wednesday, throwing his arms over his head and pumping his fists as he became the latest Alaska Native to claim victory in the iconic sled dog race.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway to reopen Wednesday after weather-related closure

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Mar 12th - 7:00pm

The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway will reopen Wednesday afternoon after a rainstorm damaged the road earlier this month.

Experienced Utah rock climber offers advice to beginners

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 12th - 12:15pm

Rock climbing is a sport which incorporates skill, stamina, flexibility, balance, and intellect into one package, making it a growingly popular activity across the globe. Read this beginner's guide to climbing to learn more.

Researchers say tool could improve chances of surviving an avalanche

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Mar 11th - 8:05pm

A small team of researchers are finding that a special type of air bag can significantly prolong the timeline of survival for a person trapped in an avalanche. To study it, they pack participants under snow for an hour at a time.

How to pack light for your next vacation

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 11th - 12:48pm

Overpacking for trips causes a host of problems for earnest travelers, ranging from skyrocketing bag-check prices to massive inconvenience resulting from trying to carry large, heavy bags. Here are some of KSL’s best tips for traveling light.

Humane Society holding baby shower for infant wildlife

Mark Saunders, CNN  |  Posted Mar 10th - 1:54pm

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Rancho Coastal Humane Society's San Diego Wildlife Center (SDWC) will collect donations for cottontail rabbits, squirrels, hawks, raccoons, owls, and other wildlife.

Deer migration and daylight saving time bring hazards to Utah drivers

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 10th - 9:19am

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has warned Utahns that lower-visibility driving early in the morning leads to higher rates of deer deaths on Utah roads.

European mushers, Alaskan battling for Iditarod lead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 9th - 11:24am

Two men living in Alaska but with European ties and a Fairbanks musher are battling for the lead in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Another big storm dumps almost 2 feet of snow in mountains overnight

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 9th - 10:06am

Another big storm dumped snow across the Wasatch Front.

The gray wolf may soon lose endangered species protection

Amanda Jackson, CNN  |  Posted Mar 9th - 7:31am

The US Fish and Wildlife Service will soon propose a rule to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list in the continental United States, US Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced Wednesday.

Experts warn of high avalanche danger in all Utah mountains this weekend

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 8th - 9:45pm

Avalanche danger remains high in all of Utah’s mountains as more new snow piles up.

National Parks release 2018 statistics; Zion remains in top 10 most popular

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 8th - 1:40pm

The United States National Park Service released 2018 visitation statistics about the country’s national parks this week. The results showed Zion National Park as the fourth most popular in the nation, with decreased numbers from 2017.

Zion to reopen some of scenic highway after clearing damage from heavy precipitation

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 7th - 4:07pm

The Zion-Mount Carmel Scenic Highway (state Route 9) will reopen Friday at 9 a.m. to non-oversized vehicles after being closed since March 2 due to heavy rainfall.

5 of the best places to go river rafting near Utah

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 7th - 12:15pm

We’ve covered some of the best places to go river rafting in Utah. Here’s a guide to some of the best rafting destinations in the western United States.

5 affordable outdoor equipment stores in Salt Lake City

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 6th - 4:07pm

Outdoor recreation can be very expensive, especially in sports like rock climbing, mountain biking and skiing which require a lot of gear. Luckily, stores across the state are cropping up to help Utahns find more affordable outdoor gear.

Judge won't dismiss suit against EPA over mine waste spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 2:32pm

A judge has denied the U.S. government's request to dismiss a lawsuit that New Mexico, Utah and the Navajo Nation filed against the Environmental Protection Agency over a mine spill that polluted streams in three states.