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Peregrine falcons set up nest in downtown SLC after 3-year hiatus

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:28pm

Wildlife officials noticed peregrine falcons had set up a nest atop One Utah Center, 201 S. Main, a little more than a week ago and the eggs could hatch any day now.

How to spend 24 hours in Boise

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:15pm

Boise is a relatively quick getaway for much of northern Utah. Whether you're in the mood for a change of scenery or you're in the city for a business trip, here's what to do if you only have 24 hours in the city.

A tale of tortoises and transportation in Washington County

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:31pm

A bill by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, would literally pave the way for a new northern corridor in Washington County to support the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area. That route, however, would impact a tortoise reserve.

White Dome Nature Preserve offers peaceful desert hikes, rare flower

Rhiannon Bent, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:57pm

The White Dome Nature Preserve in St. George is the only place on Earth to see the endangered dwarf bear-poppy and also offers 5 miles of hiking trails in the desert of southern Utah.

UDOT begins work on 'unique' wildlife bridge over I-80

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:02pm

Construction crews began installing the footings for the state’s first wildlife overpass, which transportation officials said should help animals safely cross I-80 at Parleys Summit and make driving conditions safer for motorists, too.

Park Service restricts fire use in southeastern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 7:23pm

Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah.

Lee introduces wilderness biking bill

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 19th - 10:26am

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wants to give managers of wilderness the chance to allow nonmotorized biking. The managers would be given two years to decide if routes should be opened, or affirmatively close them. Managers could also decide special limits.

Quagga mussels spreading at Lake Powell, DWR advises boaters to be prepared

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted   May 18th - 3:02pm

Quagga mussels, which can clog water infrastructure, damage boats, ruin fisheries and cost millions of dollars to control, are spreading in Lake Powell, state wildlife officials said Thursday.

Review: 9 family outdoor products for summer

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 17th - 3:18pm

Whether you’re planning a relaxing weekend in St. George, an afternoon at the lake or a multiday camping trip, it’s important for parents to pack the right gear for their children’s needs.

Legislature will take another dive on contentious water issues

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 16th - 4:13pm

Four subcommittees are being formed on contentious water issues before the 2018 legislative session that once again promise to be complex and difficult to solve. One issue deals with a city supplying surplus water through tenuous contracts.

5 small Utah towns you definitely need to check out

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 16th - 12:52pm

Small towns have a magic all their own, and Utah is dotted with charming, picturesque places that will make you appreciate rural life in its many forms. Here are five Utah towns that will make you want to unpack and stay awhile.

6 overlooked vacation spots in the Pacific Northwest

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 15th - 12:50pm

Seattle and Portland may be the first Pacific Northwest destinations that come to mind when you're thinking of a trip, but these areas will make you wish you never had to leave.

Vandalism at Angels Landing sparks social media backlash

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 15th - 9:33am

Park officials are investigating an act of vandalism at Angels Landing after photos sparked a barrage of social media backlash.

Hickman Bridge Trail offers beautiful vistas, incredible natural land bridge

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 14th - 1:01pm

Looking for a nice hike in a national park? Like looking at natural bridges and other cool rock formations? If so, the Hickman Bridge Trail in Capitol Reef National Park has you covered.

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser erupts for 5th time this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 13th - 5:59pm

The world's largest active geyser has erupted again in Yellowstone National Park.

Ski industry tallies fewer visits in Rockies this winter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 13th - 3:33pm

Skier visits to U.S. resorts in the Rocky Mountains were down about 5 percent this past winter, which equates to about 1 million fewer visits than the prior winter season.

Resurrecting a creek: Relay raises funds to ‘daylight’ section of City Creek

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 12th - 5:20pm

There's a 2-mile section of City Creek the Seven Canyons Trust hopes to bring from underground to the surface, along with a path to connect west-side residents to downtown Salt Lake City. A Saturday relay raised money for the Folsom Trail Project.

Colorado River flow peaking early, at historically low level

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 12th - 2:47pm

The Colorado River's peak flows are arriving early this spring and at one of the lowest levels recorded.

What is a public lands bill and what does it do?

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 12th - 12:15pm

A new public lands bill introduced by two Utah politicians could create a new national monument, a national conservation area and hundreds of thousands of wilderness acres in central Utah. So what is a public lands bill, and what does it do?

Idaho wildlife officials approve limited grizzly bear hunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 11th - 2:03pm

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered Species List.