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3 abandoned cougar kittens sent to New York zoo after being rescued in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 15th - 8:28pm

A trio of cougar kittens has a new home in New York City after they were found abandoned by a hunter in northeastern Utah last week and later rescued by state wildlife biologists.

Nature fans rejoice! 11 nearby places to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 14th - 8:02pm

There are more than 500 refuges in the U.S. that draw millions of visitors each year. Here are a few options in and around Utah to check out now.

Utah’s national parks report mixed season for visitors

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 5:47pm

Zion numbers up, other parks slightly down.

Several low temperature records fall across Utah in wake of cold system

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 11th - 1:37pm

A cold system that pushed through Utah broke a few dozen daily low-temperature records across the state between Thursday and Friday morning.

Illegal parking leads to 19 citations at popular Spanish Fork Canyon hot spring

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 9th - 2:31pm

Authorities are reminding recreationists to park in designated parking spots in canyons after officers issued 19 citations Sunday to drivers who illegally parked near a popular trailhead in Spanish Fork Canyon.

Want to know where Utah’s waterfowl migrate to? There’s now a website for that

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 8th - 2:01pm

Have you ever wondered where Utah’s geese, ducks or swans migrated? A new Utah website allows anyone to see where those birds went after they were tagged — and there are some interesting places.

Popular trails in Utah County still closed due to mudslides, damage caused by wildfires

Jennifer Guzman, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 8th - 1:33pm

The effects of last year’s Pole Creek Fire and Bald Mountain Fire are making themselves known to hunters and outdoor enthusiasts looking to enter the Mount Nebo area and its trails.

Zion visitation continues to climb, sets summer record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 7th - 9:59pm

Zion National Park visitation set records this summer, averaging more than a half-million visitors per month.

9 Utah fall foliage spots to visit, as recommended by KSL.com readers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 4th - 2:10pm

We at KSL.com wanted to know: What are some of your favorite places to view fall colors in Utah? We asked through social media as a way to crowdsource ideas for those who may want a new place to view fall colors this season.

Utah wildlife officials hope to double state's bighorn sheep population

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 8:01pm

State wildlife officials approved region-by-region plans for bighorn sheep Thursday. If all goes as planned, bighorn sheep populations are expected to double in the future.

Dinosaur National Monument newest park to allow electronic bikes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 1st - 9:03am

Add Dinosaur National Monument to the list of National Parks Service land in Utah where the electronic bikes will be allowed.

Pics of the month: Utah’s leaves are turning and we’re here for that

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 30th - 8:01pm

We’ve reached that time of the year where temperatures have cooled down and the colors on the trees are starting to pop.

Video shows elk charge at crowd of people on sidewalk in Estes Park

Ryan Osborne, Kmgh Via CNN  |  Posted Sep 29th - 8:34pm

Elk in Colorado are entering the "rut," or breeding season, and that means some of the bulls could become aggressive near humans. A group of people in Estes Park apparently found that out this week.

Southeastern Utah national parks to allow e-bikes on roads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 27th - 9:48pm

Two national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah will allow the use of electric bicycles on roads in areas where traditional bicycles are allowed.

As nationwide numbers dip, most Utah duck populations healthy heading into hunting season

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 27th - 12:16pm

Amid a recent decline in duck populations across the continent, Utah wildlife officials believe the state's duck population, as a whole, is healthy heading into the upcoming waterfowl hunting season.

Experience Naomi Peak, Bear River mountain range's highest point

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sep 26th - 12:16pm

Naomi Peak near Tony Grove in Logan Canyon is a moderate hike with great views from the summit. It is the highest point in the Bear River mountain range. The trail is easy to follow and approximately 6.6 miles out and back.

4th hunter attacked by grizzly bear within days in Montana

Faith Karimi, CNN  |  Posted Sep 26th - 9:28am

A grizzly bear attacked a hunter in Montana not far from where three other people were injured in two separate attacks last week, wildlife officials said.

BLM says it's still bringing HQ west as proposed Senate budget nixes funding for move

Carter Williams  |  Posted Sep 25th - 6:29pm

The Bureau of Land Management federal office appears to still be heading west, even after reports the proposed Senate budget doesn’t offer funding for the move.

Why 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' is still relevant after 50 years

Travis Poppleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:01pm

It's been 50 years since the premiere of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and the movie is just as relevant as ever.

How Utah’s natural resource agency could make more $

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:05pm

Unlike other Western states like Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho, Utah’s wildlife agency is not self-supporting, instead relying on general fund money from the state budget for its operations.