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Bryce Canyon to increase backcountry fees, make changes to reservations

Bryce Canyon to increase backcountry fees, make changes to reservations

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 12:58 p.m.

Some increased fees and campground reservation changes are coming to Bryce Canyon National Park next year, after large crowds returned to the park in 2021.
'Iconic destination' Zion National Park hits visitation record — and could reach 5 million mark

'Iconic destination' Zion National Park hits visitation record — and could reach 5 million mark

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 9:06 a.m.

Zion National Park has hit uncharted territory when it comes to visitation. It's nearing an exclusive club for national parks.
Not full? Utah to open applications for upcoming turkey hunts

Not full? Utah to open applications for upcoming turkey hunts

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 25 - 7:57 p.m.

Didn't get your fill of turkey at the table this Thanksgiving? There's an upcoming hunt for that.
SLC mayor says there are 'a million reasons' to shop local this year; $500 prize is 1 of them

SLC mayor says there are 'a million reasons' to shop local this year; $500 prize is 1 of them

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 5:01 p.m.

Advocates of Utah's small businesses say there are plenty of reasons to shop local this holiday season. You might even win a local shopping spree.
Utah again proposes a ban on trail cameras during hunting season after pause on idea

Utah again proposes a ban on trail cameras during hunting season after pause on idea

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 12:33 p.m.

State wildlife biologists are again proposing a ban on the use of trail cameras in hunting a few months after they pulled the proposal to further survey hunters after some initial backlash.
As liquor shortages grow, Utah agency finds solutions to keep business flowing

As liquor shortages grow, Utah agency finds solutions to keep business flowing

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 5:39 p.m.

The holiday season is big business for Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. With shortages in the industry, it spent months preparing for this moment.
Thanksgiving travel: Where Utahns can expect traffic delays, find the best gas prices

Thanksgiving travel: Where Utahns can expect traffic delays, find the best gas prices

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 1:27 p.m.

More people are expected to drive this Thanksgiving than last year, which means possible traffic delays. Also, the price of gas is up 60% from Thanksgiving prices last year.
UTA gets $950K federal grant for transportation study; names new director

UTA gets $950K federal grant for transportation study; names new director

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 5:32 p.m.

Utah transit researchers are getting a major funding boost as they seek ways to connect the University of Utah's Research Park with a growing innovation district in Salt Lake City.
Hope Gallery, Salt Lake City's 'hidden treasure,' closes — but its legacy might stay

Hope Gallery, Salt Lake City's 'hidden treasure,' closes — but its legacy might stay

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 2:22 p.m.

The future of a downtown Salt Lake City art gallery is still to be determined following the deaths of the couple who started it.
A tale of 2 churches: How 2 Utah communities are rallying to preserve state history

A tale of 2 churches: How 2 Utah communities are rallying to preserve state history

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 21 - 1:20 p.m.

These two churches in different Utah communities have nothing in common, other than they are beloved historic buildings that residents are trying to save. Here's why.
Northern Utah may be in for an average or wet winter, but will it be rain or snow?

Northern Utah may be in for an average or wet winter, but will it be rain or snow?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 11:00 a.m.

A winter outlook issued by Utah State University's Utah Climate Center states there's an edge for wetter conditions in northern Utah and warmer conditions statewide this winter.
Portion of Bonneville Boulevard to close near City Creek Canyon after more erosion

Portion of Bonneville Boulevard to close near City Creek Canyon after more erosion

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 7:10 a.m.

Public land crews are once again dealing with erosion by the mouth of City Creek Canyon.
FrontRunner delays expected for the next week as work on new station continues

FrontRunner delays expected for the next week as work on new station continues

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 5:53 p.m.

Utah Transit Authority officials are advising FrontRunner riders in Utah County to expect 20- to-30-minute travel delays in Utah County beginning Saturday and continuing for the next week as crews work on the track near its newest station.
Feds scope new plan to help imperiled sage grouse, other declining West species

Feds scope new plan to help imperiled sage grouse, other declining West species

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 12:41 p.m.

Federal land managers have formally started a process to replace 2019 changes made to its sagebrush plan. It would be the third plan of its kind issued since 2015.
MLB's newest policy to give some Salt Lake Bees players a home next season

MLB's newest policy to give some Salt Lake Bees players a home next season

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 18 - 9:21 p.m.

Major league baseball teams will be required to pay for minor league housing beginning next season under a new policy unveiled Thursday.
Flying this Thanksgiving? Why you may want to arrive early and double-check your bags

Flying this Thanksgiving? Why you may want to arrive early and double-check your bags

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 18 - 4:06 p.m.

This Thanksgiving is expected to be the busiest travel holiday since the pandemic. Here's what to look for if you plan to fly out of Salt Lake City.
Utah's newest license plate design allows you to 'Take Note'

Utah's newest license plate design allows you to 'Take Note'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 2:19 p.m.

The Utah Jazz rebrand is now coming to a vehicle near you.
SLC leaders 'frustrated' as city tapped to house temporary winter homeless shelter again

SLC leaders 'frustrated' as city tapped to house temporary winter homeless shelter again

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 12:38 p.m.

The Salt Lake City Council somewhat reluctantly approved the location of this winter's emergency homeless shelter. The city's mayor says she's "frustrated" with the selection process.
DWR acquires 8,000-acre property in northern Utah. Here's what it plans to do with it

DWR acquires 8,000-acre property in northern Utah. Here's what it plans to do with it

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 7:48 a.m.

The Cinnamon Creek area is viewed as an "important" area for wildlife and wildlife-related recreation. Wildlife officials were concerned it would fall out of public hands.
Utah's methane problem needs to be capped, researchers say

Utah's methane problem needs to be capped, researchers say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 6:52 a.m.

A new study of gas emissions in eastern Utah yielded a surprising result that could change the discussion of methane reduction at a time it's being addressed globally.
Salt Lake City relinquishes century-old Utah Pantages Theater; building slated to be torn down

Salt Lake City relinquishes century-old Utah Pantages Theater; building slated to be torn down

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 7:29 p.m.

The stage is now set for the century-old Utah Pantages Theater to be demolished to make room for downtown Salt Lake City's newest high-rise, despite attempts by outside groups calling for the building to be preserved.
Utah's resorts poised for a busy winter with early snow, increased travel

Utah's resorts poised for a busy winter with early snow, increased travel

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 5:05 p.m.

Utah's ski resorts experienced an unexpected uptick in visitation last year. Will it happen again this winter?
Here's when Utah's ski resorts open and what's new this winter

Here's when Utah's ski resorts open and what's new this winter

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 5:04 p.m.

A look at changes made over the snow offseason at Utah's resorts.
Long-awaited downtown Hyatt Regency 'comes to life.' Will it be needed when it's completed?

Long-awaited downtown Hyatt Regency 'comes to life.' Will it be needed when it's completed?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 7:11 p.m.

Crews celebrated as a crane put the new downtown Hyatt Regency hotel's final beam into place. But how has travel and tourism changed since COVID-19?
SR-9 reopens in Zion National Park after crews clear debris from 'big' rockfall

SR-9 reopens in Zion National Park after crews clear debris from 'big' rockfall

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 5:00 p.m.

The highway that runs through Zion National Park reopened Friday afternoon after a "big" rockfall near the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel closed it for most of the day.