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Rainbow Bridge becomes world’s 4th international dark sky sanctuary

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:22pm

Utah’s dark starry skies have once again received recognition after Rainbow Bridge National Monument was recently named an international dark sky sanctuary— making it only the fourth designation in the world.

Timpanogos Cave opens for the season May 19  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:49pm

Timpanogos Cave National Monument will begin daily tours Saturday, May 19, and continue through Monday, Sept. 3.

The 5 most unusual fish stocked in Utah Lake

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:15pm

Utah Lake is known for its massive carp population, but it hasn't always been home to those bottom-feeding fish. Over the years, some very unique fish have been stocked in the lake.

Hurricane man runs 100 miles aboard a cruise ship

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 2:02pm

Cory Reese, of Hurricane, is no stranger to trekking 100 miles. From road races to solo runs on the trail to high school track, Reese has covered just about every surface. So why not try running on water —with a little help from a cruise ship.

Report: Utahns spent $7.38B in 1 year on outdoor recreation

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 12:43pm

A new report by the Outdoor Industry Association details residential spending on outdoor recreation in the nation's 435 congressional districts for the first time, including Utah's four congressional districts. Utah has 110,000 jobs in that arena.

Pizza al fresco: Domino's will deliver to beaches, parks

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 3:50pm

Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors.

National parks vs monuments: What’s the difference?

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 3:45pm

With a proposal to shift Grand Staircase Escalate National Monument to a national park, here is everything you need to know about the differences between the two.

Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 12th - 4:54pm

The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks.

Public comment period nears end for Utah national monuments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 9:10pm

The public comment period is drawing to a close as the Bureau of Land Management will move to create new management plans for the reduced national monuments in southern Utah.

Part of Kolob Canyons to close for 7 months due to construction  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 2:54pm

Parts of the Kolob Canyon District of Zion National Park will be closed for seven months beginning May 1 due to a construction project, officials said.

Video: Epic crashes at 22nd annual Pond Skimming contest

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 8th - 9:42pm

What happens when you put a 100-foot pond at the bottom of a ski hill? Check out this wild video to see for yourself.

Moab business owner could lose hunting privileges after poaching case, DWR says

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Apr 6th - 7:33pm

The owner of La Sal Mountain Outfitters who recently pleaded guilty to felony wanton destruction of protected wildlife in connection with a 2016 case may also lose his hunting privileges for his role in poaching a cow elk, wildlife officials said.

5 reasons Utah has the most underrated fly fishing in the West

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 6th - 1:41pm

Utah gets a lot of love for its skiing, climbing and hiking adventures, but it's also one of the West's best places to fly fish.

Utah man takes climbing to new heights in Mt. Timpanogos quest

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 6th - 8:19am

Climbing a mountain is challenging enough, but a man has taken the challenge of climbing Mt. Timpanogos to a whole new level.

Utah, Idaho seek 400,000 acre-feet of water at Bear Lake

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 4th - 5:45pm

Both the state of Utah and Idaho filed claims to 400,000 acre-feet of water in Bear Lake in a move that will shore up the avaIlability of water for users into the future. Critics of a planned diversion of Bear Lake water plan to fight the claims.

If you want a fishing guide for this summer, book now

Brad Kerr, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 3rd - 12:33pm

Booking a good fishing guide, whether for a fishing excursion in Utah or out of state, is a time-sensitive proposal. Many guides are already booked for the 2018 season and may require you to book in advance for the 2019 fishing season.

Review: Water-friendly outdoor gear for the summer

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 2nd - 2:29pm

Water sports are returning to Utah. Here’s a look at several outdoor products that play exceptionally well with water.

Drought expands across Southwest

Susan Montoya Bryan - Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 1st - 3:13pm

A federal drought map released Thursday shows dry conditions intensifying across northern New Mexico and into southwestern Arizona. Every square mile of Nevada and Utah also are affected by at least some level of dryness.

Video shows agitated moose ram vehicle

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:57pm

What happens when a moose and a car meet on a narrow road in Norway? Spoiler alert: one of them ends up with a cracked windshield.

Hunt for ‘hidden treasure’ in southern Utah state parks

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:59pm

If you are looking for a fun activity for the next two weekends, Garfield County has you covered with a unique opportunity— a “treasure” hunt.