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Utah's snowpack levels remain below average

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:18am

Officials say snow levels in Utah remain below the state's typical average despite a wet winter.

Cisco enthusiast ready for best opportunity to catch fish unique to Bear Lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:47pm

The "Cisco Disco" has been a yearly tradition dating back at least three decades in what is now a portion of a larger event in Garden City. It's in the middle of one of the only times of the year where people will find Bonneville cisco.

New bear hunts approved for 2019-21 hunting seasons

KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 14th - 6:29pm

The Utah Wildlife Board has approved some new hunts for the upcoming black bear seasons.

Children in Utah classrooms get a chance to raise rainbow trout from eggs

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Jan 13th - 2:45pm

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited delivered about 7,000 rainbow trout eggs to 47 classrooms from Helper to Logan, part of a program that gives children an experience with nature.

4 beautiful Utah destinations for camping in the winter

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 12th - 2:50pm

Utah’s winters bring heavy snowfalls and freezing temperatures, but some outdoorsy Utahns like to continue enjoying camping, hiking and outdoor activities all year long. Here are some top local locations to go camping in the winter.

Alta voted best ski resort in Utah

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 11th - 12:24pm

Well, we asked and the people have spoken. KSL.com readers voted Alta Ski Area as the best ski resort in Utah in our poll Thursday.

Bighorn sheep on Utah's Antelope Island dying from respiratory disease

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jan 10th - 7:00pm

The Division of Wildlife Resources says a respiratory illness has devastated Antelope Island's bighorn sheep population — and the few that are left will need to be put down.

Arches, Canyonlands visitor centers to reopen amid government shutdown

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 10th - 4:13pm

Thanks to a private donation, visitor centers at Arches and Canyonlands national parks will reopen Friday, park officials said on Twitter on Thursday.

Poll: Which is Utah’s best ski resort?

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 10th - 12:10pm

As we do here at KSL.com, we wanted to pit the locales for The Greatest Snow on Earth against one another. We want to know from our readers: Which is Utah’s best ski resort?

US orders refuges to staff for hunters despite shutdown

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 9th - 2:14pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Review: 3 innovative outdoor products to check out

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 8th - 12:54pm

In harsh winter conditions, the right gear is always important. Here’s a look at three outdoor products that have received industry acclaim for their innovation and performance.

Wildlife diversity attracts photographer, bird watchers to Antelope Island every year

Peter Rosen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 7th - 10:17pm

Wildlife photographer Rob Daugherty has had whale encounters in California, run into bears in Montana and photographed lions in Africa, but a few times a month he keeps coming back to a photo op right here in Utah: Antelope Island.

Services to resume at Utah's national parks despite government shutdown

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 6th - 3:00pm

Rep. Rob Bishop delivered a letter earlier this week to the acting Secretary of the Interior requesting that they take “emergency measures to resume operations” at National Parks in Utah.

Utah congressmen request emergency action to open national parks

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com and Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 5th - 12:30pm

Representatives contacted Acting Secretary Bernhardt with a letter requesting the Department of the Interior allow operations to resume at Utah’s National Parks.

New book sheds light on Harvard’s forgotten 1931 archaeology trek in eastern Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 3rd - 11:31am

A new book by two Utahns explores the final leg of a major Harvard study in southeastern Utah. The researchers never filed a report about the six-week expedition.

3 road trips of a lifetime out of Salt Lake City

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 3rd - 11:15am

Traveling to new countries is always a blast, but the western United States has a lot to offer in terms of vacation destinations as well. See some of the most beautiful destinations in the west on one of these road trips.

15 simple ways to help the environment

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 2nd - 8:04pm

There’s a lot that can be done to help the environment, but oftentimes lowering environmental impact may seem like both a daunting and expensive task. Here are some easy, low-cost ways to reduce pollution and detriment to nature.

Human waste, trash overwhelm some national parks in shutdown

Ellen Knickmeyer and Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 31st - 1:46pm

Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty.

Arizona, Utah sync licensing rules for Lake Powell fishing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 30th - 10:52am

Arizona and Utah are now in sync on what's needed to fish on Lake Powell, the Colorado River lake that straddles the border between the two states.

What you need to know to choose a rock climbing gym in Salt Lake City

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 28th - 9:33pm

Whether a newcomer to Utah or a newcomer to climbing, trying to find the right gym can be a daunting task. North of Spanish Fork, Momentum and The Front are Utah’s premier climbing gyms and they both have a lot to offer.