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Annual Free Fishing Day helps beginners learn to fish without a permit or gear

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 6:27pm

Utah’s annual Free Fishing Day is coming on Saturday, June 8, providing an opportunity for beginners and people looking to get into the sport without a fishing license to try it at no cost.

Zion National Park plans to handle big Memorial Day weekend crowds

Kelli Pierce and Becky Bruce, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted May 24th - 2:33pm

The National Park Service is planning ahead to handle the busiest weekend of the year at Zion National Park: Memorial Day weekend.

U. study: Aftershocks from 1959 earthquake sent tremors through Yellowstone in 2018

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 7:43am

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake which shook Yellowstone National Park in August 1959 may have seen continuing aftershocks as late as 2018, according to a study published by University of Utah geoscientists.

Timpanogos Cave to reopen June 19 following visitor center construction

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted May 24th - 7:00am

Mud — and a lot of it — is making it difficult to finish a new parking lot for the Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center. But the progress of this project, which began in the fall, is very visible.

Where and what are Utah’s public lands?

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:33pm

Contrary to popular belief, “public lands” doesn’t only refer to national monuments.

Cool weather keeps mountain roads, scenic byways closed longer than usual

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:13pm

Rain and, in some areas, snowfall have thrown a wrench into Memorial Day plans for many Utahns.

Report: Utahn dies climbing Mount Everest

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:07pm

A Utahn has died while climbing Mount Everest, according to reports from the region.

Ski tourism in Utah hit an all-time high this season

Kristina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 5:13pm

Thanks to above-average snowfall this year, Utah's ski resorts have benefited from a record high amount of visits. Skier days were up 12 percent from the state's previous record and 24 percent from last year.

New wave of tariffs on outdoor gear might hit recreation industry hard

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 6:05pm

A new wave of Chinese import tariffs will likely hit the outdoor recreation industry hard, impacting the costs of gear for both retailers and customers.

How to find camping spots in Utah that are off the beaten path

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted May 18th - 1:00pm

Get your camping gear ready, for Memorial Day weekend will be upon us soon. It may be hard to find the great outdoors any greater than in Utah: Hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, off-roading and in several places – well, crowds.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium receives highest accreditation

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 17th - 4:09pm

While there are thousands of zoos and aquariums in the United States, less than 10 percent achieve AZA accreditation. Utah's own Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is now among this exclusive group. Here's why it matters.

What you need to know to start rock climbing outside

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17th - 1:40pm

Rock climbing on real rock is both an exhilarating and challenging way to experience the outdoors. Despite the sport’s apparent accessibility in the gym, transitioning from rope climbing inside to rope climbing in the wild is difficult.

Hike of the week: Red Reef Trail offers a slice of paradise in southern Utah

Rhiannon Bent, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 16th - 1:42pm

The Red Reef Trail, the most popular in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area, offers an adventure hiking to waterfalls in the beauty of the southern Utah desert.

Salt Lake City to install new Jordan River Trail safety markers to improve safety

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted May 16th - 1:21pm

The first of 164 new markers was installed along the Jordan River Parkway Trail on Thursday.

4 'green' products causing a buzz in the crowdfunding world

Brooke Nally, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 15th - 5:13pm

If you're unfamiliar with platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, they're essentially crowdfunding sites where entrepreneurs can debut a product and "backers can buy. Here are four "green" products you might want to check out — some even from Utah.

5 summer family vacations that have direct flights from Salt Lake City

Hilarye Fuller, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 15th - 4:07pm

With summer rapidly approaching many families are planning that quintessential family vacation. Planning a trip from the Salt Lake City area, there are lot of great options with direct flights for a unique and fun family adventure.

More protection sought for rare poppy found in southern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 14th - 3:04pm

Federal officials and environmentalists are working together to boost protection for a rare poppy that is only found in southern Utah.

Provo startup's device can detect pollen levels in real-time

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 13th - 9:16pm

A startup in Provo invented a device to measure the pollen in the air, detect the worst areas and times for pollen exposure, and report the information in near real-time.

Thousands of tiger muskies swim into new reservoir home

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 13th - 6:21pm

Wildlife officials have released into a northern Utah reservoir thousands of tiger muskie fish, a hybrid predator that's popular with anglers and helps keep other species in check.

A beginner's guide to canyoneering

Josh Allen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 13th - 12:16pm

For anyone looking to get into canyoneering, it's essential to know some of the basics. This guide will get you started.