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Warming drives spread of toxic algae in US, researchers say

Tom James, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:20pm

The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon's capital city were ominous: "Civil emergency . prepare for action."

Teen athlete with cerebral palsy runs 50K to raise money for fellow athlete

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:42am

Fourteen-year-old Reese Thorne has run over 200 races with the help of "borrowed legs" and a custom-made chair. Now the teenager is paying it forward by running a 50K to raise money for another assisted athlete to obtain a chair.

Archaeologists warn public about digging on state lands after large hole found at Saltair

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:26am

State officials are reminding the public digging and looting on public lands is illegal after a massive hole dug into the ground was found at the historic Saltair site on Monday.

Squat toilets, helicopters and $12K worth of toilet paper: How national parks deal with human waste from visitors

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:21pm

Getting the poop out of national parks takes a lot more work than you might think.

Bryce Canyon National Park to hire locals for park jobs through new program

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:00pm

If you live near Bryce Canyon National Park, you’ll soon have a chance to work there.

New algal bloom detected at Rockport Reservoir

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:44pm

Officials issued an advisory for Rockport Reservoir after water samples taken by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality revealed the presence of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae that can contain toxins that cause liver problems.

DWR adds trout hybrid 'splake' to Jordanelle Reservoir for the first time

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:41pm

Wildlife officials added about 38,000 splake — a trout hybrid — to Jordanelle Reservoir for the first time Thursday, as the final step in introducing new fish species to the reservoir.

Solitude resort bought by conglomerate that purchased Deer Valley

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:37pm

Solitude Mountain Resort has been purchased by the same ski conglomerate, Alterra Mountain Company, that acquired Park City's Deer Valley late last year. Alterra announced the acquisition in a press release Wednesday.

World’s steepest 400-meter race returns to Park City

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:36pm

Think you're tough? Try this lung-searing race up the face of a ski jump, gaining 460 feet over the 400-meter course.

5 family-friendly water-filled hikes in Utah Valley

J'nel Wright, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:02pm

If your hiking experience won't feel complete without a giant splash at the end, these five hikes in the Utah Valley canyons are sure to be a blast for hikers of all ages and skill levels. So, take a hike! And don't forget your towel.

Wildlife biologists use stun gun to strengthen Bonneville cutthroat populations

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:57pm

Wildlife biologists went fishing for Utah’s state fish with a stun gun in a tributary of Little Dell Reservoir.

Inspectors find Quagga mussels on 3 boats in northern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 4:43pm

The Division of Wildlife Resource says it discovered three boats in northern Utah that were infested with quagga mussels.

Is the exotic Arctic grayling on your Utah fishing bucket list?

Brad Kerr, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 14th - 2:33pm

Arctic grayling are available to Utah anglers and may be on many folks' bucket list of species to catch.

Review: 8 outdoor apparel products for summer

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 13th - 1:19pm

Here’s a look at some reliably comfortable gear that’s designed for a wide range of summer activities.

Yellowstone tells drivers to honk if approached by a bear

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 11:12am

Yellowstone National Park administrators are telling visitors to honk their horn and drive away if a bear approaches and touches their vehicle after two cases of bears approaching cars.

Floating the Green River: An intro to white-water rafting

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 12th - 2:35pm

The first 7 miles beneath the Flaming Gorge Dam have a blend of stunning scenery and beginner- friendly white water rapids. Enjoy the video and learn how to add a float down the Green River to your adventure list.

Hike of the week: White Rock Loop at Antelope Island State Park

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 11th - 12:26pm

Antelope Island is a popular outdoors destination for Salt Lake residents because of its proximity to the city, the views of the Great Salt Lake and the unique wildlife on the island.

App created by Utah outdoorsman shows incredible hidden adventures

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 10th - 7:15pm

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Arches National Park turned away some visitors during its peak hours. Others waited over an hour-and-a-half for busses to bring them inside Zion National Park.

Deer fencing cut, leading to six deer-car collisions

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 10th - 11:09am

Someone cut six holes in deer fencing along U.S. 89 east of Kanab. The damage to the deer fencing project resulted in 15 animals on the road and six deer-vehicle collisions. Authorities have since repaired the fence but are seeking information.

Utah mother of 3 accomplishes backflip on mountain bike

Ryan Rees, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 6th - 3:34pm

Kaylee Gibb is not your typical 33-year-old mother of three.