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Bridal Veil Falls poised to get upgrades that will improve area's safety, accessibility

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Dec 5th - 9:13pm

Changes could be coming soon to Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon. In a meeting on Nov. 26, the Utah County Commission approved a concept plan to improve the area and make it safer.

A polar bear was spray-painted with graffiti. Experts fear it won't survive

Sebastian Shukla, CNN  |  Posted Dec 4th - 12:18pm

Thick, black graffiti sprayed onto a Russian polar bear's coat poses an extra threat to an animal already in danger, experts say.

Avalanche warning in effect along Wasatch Front

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Dec 1st - 1:01pm

The Utah Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning until 6 a.m. Monday after the Wasatch Front saw high snowfall totals over the past week.

Utah geologists showcase state’s scenic wonders through yearly calendar

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 30th - 6:44pm

2020 Utah Geological Survey Calendar now on sale.

Lawsuit: Guns, threats and illegal grazing at Utah’s Monroe Mountain

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 29th - 6:55pm

A lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service alleges renegade cattle ranchers are intimidating the federal agency to allow illegal grazing on Monroe Mountain.

US mountain climber Brad Gobright dies in Mexico fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 28th - 6:23pm

Civil defense officials in northern Mexico reported Thursday that California mountain climber Brad Gobright died in a fall.

Study warns helmets don’t offer full protection on slopes

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 28th - 6:19am

A new study cautions that helmets do not provide complete protection for skiers and snowboarders.

DWR seeks permit changes amid concern over ethics, deer populations

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 27th - 1:16pm

The proposals are aimed at addressing concerns brought up about pursuit ethics in eastern Utah and declining deer populations in southern Utah.

Winter storm brings snow to mountains — and the threat of avalanches, officials warn

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 26th - 5:43pm

Utah Avalanche Center officials warn there is a significant risk for avalanches to what mountain conditions were prior to the snowstorms impacting Utah this week.

Environmental group sues US Forest Service over claims of overgrazing in central Utah

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 26th - 12:15pm

An environmental group filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service last week accusing the federal agency of allowing for overgrazing in an area in central Utah they say is important for the greater sage-grouse and other species.

‘Docile’ bull elk illegally killed in Colorado; officials seek 2 vehicles, including truck with Utah plates

Kcnc Staff Via CNN  |  Posted Nov 25th - 12:13pm

Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigators and Moffat County sheriff’s deputies are looking for two people who may be involved in the illegal killing of a bull elk within Dinosaur town limits last week, officials said.

DWR trying to find out who illegally dumped 150 gallons of oil at Utah wildlife management area

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 8:58pm

State wildlife officials are asking for the public’s help in trying to figure out who illegally dumped about 150 gallons of oil in a wildlife management area near where a large wildfire burned in 2018.

Travel website ranks Utah 2nd-best state for adventure

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 12:16pm

Want adventure? You might as well stay in state, a new survey from a travel website says.

Utah angler: I took on the Amazon jungle to find the fish you see on ‘River Monsters.’ Here’s what I caught

Flint Stephens, Contributor  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:42pm

If the television series "River Monsters" piques your interest and fires your imagination, you’re not alone.

Snowboarding visionary Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 9:14am

their dimensions too untested, their riders too unrefined, their dangers all too real — and many wouldn’t allow them to share the slopes with the cultured ski elite in Colorado or California or, heaven forbid, the Swiss Alps.

Angels Landing trail reopens following rockfall

St. George News  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:31pm

Zion National Park’s trail crew has successfully removed the remnants of a rockfall on the Angels Landing Trail which is now being reopened ahead of schedule.

How Zion National Park helped put Utah at 'center of scenic America' 100 years ago

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 19th - 12:45pm

While the landscape hasn't changed much over the past century, Zion National Park's popularity has drastically changed since it became a national park 100 years ago.

DWR uses helicopter to catch deer for tracking program

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 19th - 8:28am

Officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources rounded up mule deer on Antelope Island with a helicopter Monday and fitted them with GPS tracking collars to better understand where the animals roam and the overall health of the herd.

Zion National Park is now 100 years old — it’s feeling its age

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:11pm

Utah’s most popular national park is tackling record-breaking visitation.

Utah wildlife officials say bear sightings nearly double in 2019 over previous year

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 18th - 2:31pm

State wildlife officials continue to emphasize safety amid a dramatic spike in bear sightings compared to 2018.