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Fall leaves in full glory in mountains above Bountiful, Davis County

Fall leaves in full glory in mountains above Bountiful, Davis County

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 1:44 p.m.

The road above Bountiful can be bumpy, but here, the journey was definitely about the destination.
Forest Service hopes to reopen popular Big Cottonwood Canyon area closed over permit issue

Forest Service hopes to reopen popular Big Cottonwood Canyon area closed over permit issue

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 6:16 a.m.

The U.S. Forest Service is trying to work through a permit issue with private landowners right next to one of the most popular hiking trails along the Wasatch Front.
Hildale bike team offers opportunities some kids had previously never experienced

Hildale bike team offers opportunities some kids had previously never experienced

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 4:50 p.m.

A biking team is offering yet more opportunities for students who live in Utah and Arizona border communities once under strict rules of Fundamentalist LDS Church leaders.
Roundtail chub, once close to threatened, soon to be a Utah sportfish

Roundtail chub, once close to threatened, soon to be a Utah sportfish

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 9:37 p.m.

The Utah Wildlife Board on Thursday approved a plan to amend the 2023-24 fishing recommendations to include roundtail chub as a sportfish.
Video: Grizzly bear hit by truck in Yellowstone National Park

Video: Grizzly bear hit by truck in Yellowstone National Park

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 8:06 p.m.

What never-before-seen footage of an injured grizzly bear can teach you about getting the most out of your trip to Yellowstone National Park.
As the 2022 water year comes to a close, how did Utah fare?

As the 2022 water year comes to a close, how did Utah fare?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 3:09 p.m.

Utah's 2022 water year was an improvement from the past two, but it also wasn't great.
How will drought, avian flu affect Utah's waterfowl hunting season?

How will drought, avian flu affect Utah's waterfowl hunting season?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 8:44 a.m.

Many of Utah's waterfowl hunts begin this weekend as drought and the avian flu continue to impact wild birds all over the continent.
Installation of 2-ton tortoise statue culminates 4-year project in Snow Canyon

Installation of 2-ton tortoise statue culminates 4-year project in Snow Canyon

Alysha Lundgren, St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 9:29 a.m.

At the end of the newly opened Tortoise Walk Trail, a 2-ton granite tortoise statue rests against a backdrop of Navajo sandstone and black lava, marking the culmination of a four-year project.
More than bodies: Lake Mead gives up a 12-million-year discovery

More than bodies: Lake Mead gives up a 12-million-year discovery

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 8:17 a.m.

The shrinking waters of Lake Mead are giving up her dead. Volcanic dust that tells what happened 12 million years ago was recently found in the lake.
Utahns are concerned about the Great Salt Lake, poll says

Utahns are concerned about the Great Salt Lake, poll says

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 9:02 a.m.

Declining water levels at the Great Salt Lake have a majority of Utah residents concerned about its condition, and they are willing to have lawmakers throw more resources at it.
319 wildlife animals in Utah have been killed illegally since Aug. 1, officials say

319 wildlife animals in Utah have been killed illegally since Aug. 1, officials say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 9:03 p.m.

Utah wildlife conservation officers say there has been an uptick in illegally killed animals ahead of the state's busiest hunting period.
Sandy has its 'golden spike' moment with completion of popular trail 25 years later

Sandy has its 'golden spike' moment with completion of popular trail 25 years later

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 7:11 p.m.

A small addition to the Porter Rockwell Trail marks an end for Sandy, but opens up options for more trails in the region.
Trail runner hurt by cougar in Millcreek Canyon; animal found and euthanized

Trail runner hurt by cougar in Millcreek Canyon; animal found and euthanized

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 9:00 a.m.

Wildlife officials believe they found the cougar that hurt a runner Sunday morning and euthanized the animal.
Romney weighs in on big lift for Utah wildfire resilience efforts

Romney weighs in on big lift for Utah wildfire resilience efforts

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 2:37 p.m.

Sen. Mitt Romney is praising the award of $5.5 million to Utah to boost wildfire resilience on nearly 25,000 acres of public land in a state that has been severely challenged by drought.
8 places to view Utah's colorful foliage this fall, as recommended by KSL.com readers

8 places to view Utah's colorful foliage this fall, as recommended by KSL.com readers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 11:51 a.m.

If you're new to the state or just looking for a new place to see the colors this season, here are a few fall foliage recommendations.
Camping plans? Utah tent company changes sleeping outdoors

Camping plans? Utah tent company changes sleeping outdoors

Brooke Nally for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 10:18 p.m.

Gone are the days of laying on uneven ground, or being bent like a banana. Utah-based Haven Tents is changing the way sleeping is done while camping and recreating outdoors.
'It's worth it': Many parents prioritize recreational activities despite increasing costs

'It's worth it': Many parents prioritize recreational activities despite increasing costs

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 7:07 p.m.

Although inflation is causing a lot of costs in life to increase, parents and coaches are continuing to prioritize the importance of sports and recreational activities for youth in Utah.
Get free entry to all US National Park sites on Saturday

Get free entry to all US National Park sites on Saturday

Forrest Brown, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 10:33 p.m.

It's officially autumn, and the U.S. National Park Service has a great way for people to celebrate the equinox this week and a return to cooler weather.
Utah raises Great Salt Lake berm in effort to stop salinity levels from harming ecosystem

Utah raises Great Salt Lake berm in effort to stop salinity levels from harming ecosystem

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 11:00 a.m.

Utah land managers say they've recently raised a berm underneath the railroad causeway in an effort to thwart rising salinity levels that threaten the health of the lake.
Utah's domesticated elk program at 'critical juncture' due to disease, state says

Utah's domesticated elk program at 'critical juncture' due to disease, state says

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 9:16 p.m.

Utah agricultural leaders say chronic wasting disease among domestic herds has them questioning the future of the state's domestic elk program.
'It's a battle': Why there's a growing fight to stop phragmites around the Great Salt Lake

'It's a battle': Why there's a growing fight to stop phragmites around the Great Salt Lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 8:37 p.m.

Phragmites have only been around the Great Salt Lake ecosystem for a few decades but they cause a lot of problems.
Flood watch issued for large chunk of Utah as monsoonal showers return

Flood watch issued for large chunk of Utah as monsoonal showers return

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 11:12 a.m.

All parts of the state are expected to receive some rain by Wednesday, though most of it will be centered in central and southeastern Utah.
On the Colorado River, growing concern for trout and chub

On the Colorado River, growing concern for trout and chub

Brittany Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 18 - 3:24 p.m.

As America's large reservoirs on the Colorado River drop to record-low levels, fish are among those suffering the impact. From prized rainbow trout to protected native fish, declining reservoirs are threatening the existence of these creatures, and increasing the cost of keeping them alive.
Flaming Gorge falls as drought felt higher up Colorado River

Flaming Gorge falls as drought felt higher up Colorado River

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 4:21 p.m.

A boating and fishing paradise on the Utah-Wyoming line is beginning to feel the effects of the two-decade megadrought gripping the southwestern U.S. Until now, Flaming Gorge Reservoir hasn't seen anything like the low water that has drastically shrunk Lake Mead near Las Vegas and Lake Powell in Arizona and Utah.
Feds fighting back against invasive fish species near Lake Powell

Feds fighting back against invasive fish species near Lake Powell

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 2:12 p.m.

Biologists are preparing to take their first steps to remove a pair of invasive fish species that have entered the lower Colorado River ecosystem as a result of record-low Lake Powell reservoir levels.
Looking for a new pet? How Utahns can rescue a threatened desert tortoise

Looking for a new pet? How Utahns can rescue a threatened desert tortoise

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 5:04 p.m.

State wildlife biologists opened an adoption process Friday for Utahns interested in housing a desert tortoise.
Have You Seen This? Great white circles kayak

Have You Seen This? Great white circles kayak

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 3:35 p.m.

Fishing at sea is all fun and games until the sharks show up.
Upstream water used to keep Lake Powell afloat may be running out, officials warn

Upstream water used to keep Lake Powell afloat may be running out, officials warn

Rachel Ramirez, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 2:08 p.m.

Upstream reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin might not have enough water to keep Lake Powell above a critical threshold indefinitely, federal officials have warned in recent weeks, as the West's ongoing megadrought saps water from across the West.
Wildfires are now a year-round threat. This panel seeks to guide the US through that threat

Wildfires are now a year-round threat. This panel seeks to guide the US through that threat

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 9:03 p.m.

A new federal commission met in Salt Lake City this week to begin a process to address the growing number of wildfires in the West and rest of the U.S.
Have You Seen This? Rattlesnake bites off more than it can chew

Have You Seen This? Rattlesnake bites off more than it can chew

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 8:15 p.m.

Owls have been known to prey on snakes. Watch what happens when a snake decides to turn the tables.
New project will use stormwater to create wetlands at the Great Salt Lake

New project will use stormwater to create wetlands at the Great Salt Lake

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 12:41 p.m.

The Nature Conservancy will soon be using stormwater to create new wetlands off the shores of the Great Salt Lake.
Restoration of Idaho's Bear River Massacre site may benefit Great Salt Lake

Restoration of Idaho's Bear River Massacre site may benefit Great Salt Lake

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 9:10 p.m.

Current efforts to restore the site of the Bear River Massacre could benefit the whole Wasatch Front in a big way.
150M-year-old vomit found in Utah offers 'rare glimpse' into prehistoric ecosystems

150M-year-old vomit found in Utah offers 'rare glimpse' into prehistoric ecosystems

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 5:15 p.m.

Utah paleontologists discovered a pile of amphibian bones that they say appear to have been puked out by some sort of predator 150 million years ago.
Storms return to Utah after hot, smoky stretch. How much rain will the state receive?

Storms return to Utah after hot, smoky stretch. How much rain will the state receive?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 12 - 1:35 p.m.

Utah's September has been hot and smoky so far. Now it's time for rain to take over as Utah's dominant weather pattern.
'It really, truly scared me': Utah runners talk safety following Eliza Fletcher's killing

'It really, truly scared me': Utah runners talk safety following Eliza Fletcher's killing

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 11 - 8:54 p.m.

Utah runners are speaking up about safety following the death of Memphis jogger Eliza Fletcher.
How to intelligently train for the granddaddy of all-day hikes: Grand Canyon, rim to rim

How to intelligently train for the granddaddy of all-day hikes: Grand Canyon, rim to rim

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 11 - 8:11 p.m.

The Rim-to-Rim trek at the Grand Canyon is so challenging that the National Park Service strongly discourages all Grand Canyon visitors from attempting such a strenuous journey in a single day.
Hundreds of goldfish found illegally dumped in Utah pond. Here's why that's a problem

Hundreds of goldfish found illegally dumped in Utah pond. Here's why that's a problem

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 11 - 2:46 p.m.

State wildlife officials are reminding people to not illegally dump fish into ponds after they found hundreds of goldfish in a wildlife management pond in the Uinta Mountains.
It's almost leaf peeping season — but when will Utah's fall colors arrive?

It's almost leaf peeping season — but when will Utah's fall colors arrive?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 2:21 p.m.

Fall is an especially wonderful time to venture out into Utah's wilderness. One website projects when to expect the brightest colors.
Utah gondola: What led to UDOT's Little Cottonwood Canyon recommendation?

Utah gondola: What led to UDOT's Little Cottonwood Canyon recommendation?

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 7:18 a.m.

Last week, the Utah Department of Transportation recommended a gondola for Little Cottonwood Canyon to combat the paralyzing skier traffic that often spills out into surrounding neighborhoods.
Feds issue new names for 50 Utah locations that previously contained 'offensive slur'

Feds issue new names for 50 Utah locations that previously contained 'offensive slur'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 8 - 7:03 p.m.

Hundreds of geographic locations across the nation, including 50 in Utah, have new names now following a decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
A virus is wiping out Utah's tomato harvest

A virus is wiping out Utah's tomato harvest

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 7 - 10:40 p.m.

According to the Utah Farm Bureau, a virus is impacting tomatoes grown all over the state and could make them scarce at some farmer's markets.
Have You Seen This? The ultimate fishing hack

Have You Seen This? The ultimate fishing hack

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 7 - 3:34 p.m.

Here's how to take the guesswork out of fishing. You're welcome.
When will Utah's record-breaking heat wave end?

When will Utah's record-breaking heat wave end?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 6 - 1:03 p.m.

More record heat is expected this week before the remnants of a hurricane may come to Utah's rescue.
Misidentified arachnid is neither a spider nor a scorpion; still creepy to some people

Misidentified arachnid is neither a spider nor a scorpion; still creepy to some people

Nick Yamashita, St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 6 - 10:57 a.m.

The monsoons of the recent weeks have been bringing about creepy and crawly things from under the desert sands. While most have seen scorpions and spiders, there is one small creepy-crawly that has people texting and jumping on social media asking what it is.
Moose on the move, migrating to Nevada from Idaho, Utah

Moose on the move, migrating to Nevada from Idaho, Utah

Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 6 - 8:03 a.m.

More and more moose from Idaho and Utah are making their way into Nevada, where they're finding wilderness to their liking without the kind of help from humans most species get when they relocate.
Search and rescue crews respond to several calls over holiday weekend

Search and rescue crews respond to several calls over holiday weekend

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 6 - 7:19 a.m.

Search and rescue teams from Salt Lake and Utah counties had a busy Labor Day weekend with over a dozen rescue efforts since Friday.
Happy birthday, Yellowstone! Here are 10 of our most memorable stories from the park

Happy birthday, Yellowstone! Here are 10 of our most memorable stories from the park

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Sept. 5 - 1:32 p.m.

This year is the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park, and over the decades, millions of memories have been created there.
Utahns head for the mountains to escape record heat

Utahns head for the mountains to escape record heat

Michael Locklear, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 4 - 8:23 p.m.

Many Utahns are heading for higher ground this Labor Day weekend to find some relief from the record heat.
Nearly $2M federal grant to support nature center in Cache Valley

Nearly $2M federal grant to support nature center in Cache Valley

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 4 - 9:19 a.m.

An ambitious $3 million outdoor learning center will be offering trails, wildlife viewing and eventually a preschool, among other features.
For first time in 20-year history, Great Salt Lake Rowing Club can't row on the lake

For first time in 20-year history, Great Salt Lake Rowing Club can't row on the lake

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 3 - 10:28 p.m.

Record heat and extreme drought are making their presence known today in Utah and low water levels forcing a Utah rowing club to say goodbye to its regular practice spot.
Dead fish found on Utah shoreline; experts say they're running out of cool water to survive

Dead fish found on Utah shoreline; experts say they're running out of cool water to survive

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 3 - 5:28 p.m.

Record-high temperatures this late in the summer and low water levels are killing some of the fish in Utah waters.
Stop driving on Great Salt Lake's exposed lakebed, Utah agency says

Stop driving on Great Salt Lake's exposed lakebed, Utah agency says

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 2 - 3:23 p.m.

Utah land managers say they are seeing a rise in illegal driving on the lakebed of the drying Great Salt Lake.
Vacation rental company's closure is leaving some reservoir visitors high and dry

Vacation rental company's closure is leaving some reservoir visitors high and dry

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 1 - 8:27 p.m.

A dispute between the state of Utah and a guy who rents lakeside cabins and yurts at Rockport Reservoir has left travelers high, dry and worried about their deposits.
New Jordan River 'blueprint' may have benefits for the Great Salt Lake

New Jordan River 'blueprint' may have benefits for the Great Salt Lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 1 - 7:12 p.m.

The Jordan River Commission and others gathered near where the river flows in the Rose Park neighborhood to reveal details of the first update to the river's blueprint since 2008.
Woman stuck in mud at Layton reservoir

Woman stuck in mud at Layton reservoir

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 1 - 12:43 p.m.

Mary Green and her husband visited Adams Reservoir Monday night. She said the peaceful evening walk turned into an event that left her traumatized.
Salt Lake breaks summer record; heat forecast for Labor Day weekend across Utah

Salt Lake breaks summer record; heat forecast for Labor Day weekend across Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 1 - 11:35 a.m.

Salt Lake City has broken yet another heat-related record. Meanwhile, hot temperatures are forecast across Utah throughout the Labor Day weekend.
What makes mosquito bites itch and what to do about it

What makes mosquito bites itch and what to do about it

Melissa Mahtani, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 31 - 7:36 p.m.

If you've ever been bitten by a mosquito, you know how frustrating their bites can be. The little red bumps swell up almost immediately, creating an itch that once you start scratching only seems to get worse.
UDOT moves forward with $550M gondola, enhanced bus plan for Little Cottonwood Canyon

UDOT moves forward with $550M gondola, enhanced bus plan for Little Cottonwood Canyon

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 31 - 4:15 p.m.

Utah transportation officials announced Wednesday that they are moving forward with a plan to build a gondola to handle growing traffic concerns in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Salt Lake City envisions 'bright and colorful' replacement for Raging Waters

Salt Lake City envisions 'bright and colorful' replacement for Raging Waters

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 30 - 2:56 p.m.

A new Glendale Regional Park draft master plan offers a glimpse at what an abandoned Raging Waters water park will be transformed into.