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US land managers in Utah to tackle wild horse population

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 10:16am

Federal land managers have cleared the way for population control measures for the wild horses in the Onaqui Mountains southwest of Salt Lake City.

Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites 'vicious' attacks

Ellen Knickmeyer, Matthew Brown and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:48am

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. In his resignation letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Zinke said "vicious and politically motivated attacks" against him had "created an unfortunate distraction" in fulfilling the agency's mission.

Did this 51-point Illinois buck deer break the national record?

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:47pm

Keith Szablewski may be relatively new to deer hunting, but the 51-point buck he shot during this year’s shotgun season could end up breaking the national record for most countable points.

Before and after: How pollution trapped by the inversion changes Salt Lake's scenery

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:31pm

To illustrate the difference that the pollution trapped by the inversion makes on Salt Lake City's air quality, KSL.com compared photos of the city taken during a good air quality day and a bad one.

3 places to fish this winter — that don't include ice fishing

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 6th - 12:20pm

You don't need ice fishing gear to find great fishing in Utah during the winter. These destinations offer great winter fishing and are sure to keep you and your family entertained.

Cedar Breaks National Monument offers activities for every season

Hannah Leavitt, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 5th - 1:00pm

Cedar Breaks National Monument offers beautiful scenery, stargazing, hikes, snowboarding and skiing.

Storm helped Utah's snowpack, but more snow needed to end drought

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 4th - 3:12pm

Utah’s first snowstorm of the year helped the state snowpack get off to a solid start before winter officially begins, but experts say there’s a lot of snow left to fall before the state gets out of its drought.

Early season prep to ready you for winter ice fishing

Brad Kerr, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 4th - 12:44pm

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reports that ice season is rapidly coming upon us. Preparation now will have you ready for a great time fishing on the ice.

Wildlife Board approves new hunts for bison, pronghorn in 2019

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 12:50pm

The Utah Wildlife Board recently approved several changes and new hunts for 2019.

Snow brings earliest opening at Powder Mountain in nearly a decade

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 30th - 8:04pm

Powder Mountain Ski Resort had its earliest opening in nearly a decade thanks to about 16 inches of snow that fell over a two-day period.

5 free days announced for national parks in 2019

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 30th - 3:08pm

In continuing the effort to get more people outdoors and into the national parks, the National Park Service announced Friday that entrance fees will be waived on five days in 2019.

Annual Elk Festival brings family activities to Hardware Ranch

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 29th - 12:15pm

Have you ever wanted to take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through a herd of wild elk? If so, this is your golden opportunity.

Don't cut down trees for Christmas at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, park officials plead

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 28th - 5:47pm

Park officials say someone illegally cut down a recently-planted tree at Timpanogos Cave National Monument over Thanksgiving weekend.

Video: Terrified tourist dangles from hang glider after harness mishap

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 28th - 11:50am

Florida resident Chris Gursky was excited to try hang gliding while on vacation in Switzerland. But when the pilot forgot to attach Gursky to the hang glider, the flight quickly turned into a near-death experience.

Local trail race pays female winners more than men to combat gender wage gap

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 27th - 1:42pm

With women across the country earning an average of 80 percent of what men make, a local race director is doing what he can to tip the scale. At the Antelope Island 50K, race director Jim Skaggs awarded the top women finishers more than the top men.

Stretch of the Jordan River slated to become new regional park

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Nov 27th - 7:01am

A new park with boundaries from state Route 201 to about 4500 South along the Jordan River will prioritize preserving the parkway's natural habitat while creating more recreation opportunities and better access for Salt Lake County families.

Wildlife officials to begin restoration on local areas affected by fires

Hannah Leavitt, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:29pm

In 2018, Utah had the most fires in one year since 2012, which burned more than double the acres burned in 2017. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has began their initiative to restore the environment damaged by the fires.

Why you should check the fish stocking reports before you head out with your rod

Brad Kerr, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 19th - 1:53pm

Utah waters often offer good fishing after stockings take place. Anglers who use this report will find better odds of catching fish.

Skiers enjoy first chance at hitting Brighton slopes this season

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 18th - 8:45pm

Ski season is “on” in Utah.

How turkeys trotted onto your Thanksgiving table and all over Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:13pm

Turkeys are usually near the forefront of the discussion when you think about Thanksgiving. That hasn't always been the case.