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12 Great Salt Lake-themed art projects unveiled as Salt Lake City looks to 'wake' the lake

12 Great Salt Lake-themed art projects unveiled as Salt Lake City looks to 'wake' the lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 17 - 6:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Salt Lake City Arts Council revealed 12 temporary art projects that will spotlight the lake and its importance.
Utah's air quality gets worse as wildfire smoke moves in

Utah's air quality gets worse as wildfire smoke moves in

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 16 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Some parts of Utah are looking a little hazier as wildfire smoke settles in.
Stringent fire restrictions ordered for Antelope Island amid 'extremely dry' conditions

Stringent fire restrictions ordered for Antelope Island amid 'extremely dry' conditions

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 11:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

State firefighters are implementing more stringent fire restrictions at Antelope Island State Park as "extremely dry vegetation conditions" begin to grip the region.
Deputies identify 2 people found dead in Canyonlands after they got lost hiking the Syncline Trail

Deputies identify 2 people found dead in Canyonlands after they got lost hiking the Syncline Trail

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated July 15 - 11:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

A 23-year-old woman and her 52-year-old father were found dead after they got lost had been hiking on the Syncline Trail in Canyonlands.
Woman dies at Snow Canyon State Park, 2 others treated for heat exhaustion

Woman dies at Snow Canyon State Park, 2 others treated for heat exhaustion

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 15 - 10:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

A woman was found dead and two others were treated for heat exhaustion at a busy state park in southwest Utah over the weekend.
Reminders for pet owners as triple-digit heat continues

Reminders for pet owners as triple-digit heat continues

Brianna Chavez, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 14 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

As the triple-digit heat continues, pet experts want pet owners to be mindful and cautious when going outside.
'Collaboration and community support': Officials celebrate expansion of mountain bike trails in East Zion

'Collaboration and community support': Officials celebrate expansion of mountain bike trails in East Zion

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted July 14 - 8:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

The opportunity to explore East Zion's wilderness has expanded with the completion of phase two of the Applecross Mountain Bike Trail.
Hiking Timp? Watch out for mountain goats

Hiking Timp? Watch out for mountain goats

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 1:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

The estimated 1,500 mountain goats in Utah can pose a threat to high-altitude hikers across the state.
Sandy City Council to vote on rec center renovation

Sandy City Council to vote on rec center renovation

Brittany Tait, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 14 - 7:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

The renovation of the 40-year-old Alta Canyon Sports Center will dot the agenda of Sandy's upcoming City Council meeting.
Utah breaks ground on 'incredible' new Antelope Island visitor center

Utah breaks ground on 'incredible' new Antelope Island visitor center

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A much-anticipated project to enhance the visitor center at one of Utah's most-visited state parks is now underway.
Car drives into geyser pool at Yellowstone National Park

Car drives into geyser pool at Yellowstone National Park

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 13 - 8:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

A car inadvertently drove into a geyser at Yellowstone National Park on Thursday. All five people in the car got out and were taken to a hospital but did not have life-threatening injuries.
Doctors issue warning to Utahns because of record 100+ degree heat

Doctors issue warning to Utahns because of record 100+ degree heat

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 12 - 10:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Intermountain Health held a news conference Friday morning warning people to be careful in recent 100-degree temperatures.
Staying safe on Utah's roads as the weather heats up

Staying safe on Utah's roads as the weather heats up

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 12 - 6:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

With triple digits creeping up, you may be taking a road trip, venturing into the canyons to catch a break from the heat. Heading to the water, many people will be pulling boats and other big items.
Records fall as heat wave grips Utah

Records fall as heat wave grips Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated July 11 - 9:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah temperature records are starting to fall as a "heat dome" settles over the state.
Salt Lake City's Liberty Park has a wild new basketball court, more changes are coming

Salt Lake City's Liberty Park has a wild new basketball court, more changes are coming

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 11 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Liberty Park's new basketball court, which doubles as a massive mural, is now open. Other park projects are in the works.
Fewer skiers hit Utah slopes the year after record snowfall

Fewer skiers hit Utah slopes the year after record snowfall

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 10 - 3:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Visitation at Utah ski resorts dipped this past winter, but that only affirms how impressive the 2022-2023 ski season was.
The Colorado River: Strategies from lower and upper basin states to reduce water consumption

The Colorado River: Strategies from lower and upper basin states to reduce water consumption

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted July 9 - 8:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The issue of water — who gets it, how much they get and what happens when Mother Nature doesn't provide enough — is an ongoing conflict between states in the west.
How Salt Lake City's new e-bike incentive program works

How Salt Lake City's new e-bike incentive program works

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 9 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City has launched a new program where residents can get rebates on e-bike purchases.
Tick linked to serious meat, dairy allergies spreading in US

Tick linked to serious meat, dairy allergies spreading in US

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 9 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Public health officials say the threat from an aggressive tick is growing as it spreads in the U.S., carrying the potential for serious disease, as well as meat and dairy allergies.
Tourists still flock to Death Valley amid searing US heat wave

Tourists still flock to Death Valley amid searing US heat wave

Ty O'Neil, Claire Rush and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted July 9 - 12:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hundreds of Europeans touring the American West and adventurers from around the U.S. are still being drawn to Death Valley National Park, even though the desolate region is one of the Earth's hottest places.
Excessive heat warnings issued throughout Utah as 'heat dome' arrives

Excessive heat warnings issued throughout Utah as 'heat dome' arrives

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 9 - 12:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

A "heat dome" that has generated record-breaking temperatures throughout the West is now making its way to Utah. Salt Lake City is expected to hit 106 degrees on Thursday.
'This funding will be put to great use': Utah gets $7.3M in federal dam safety funds

'This funding will be put to great use': Utah gets $7.3M in federal dam safety funds

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 8 - 10:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah natural resources officials say they are still working to figure out how they will spend over $7 million they recently received from the federal government to improve dam safety.
Golfing in 105 degree heat? You bet!

Golfing in 105 degree heat? You bet!

Amanda Dickson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted July 8 - 9:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Most Utahns are trying to figure out how to stay inside and avoid the 105-degree heat forecast this week. But not golfers. They see the summer heat as an opportunity.
Fast-growing fire near Bryce Canyon quickly reaches 11,000 acres in size

Fast-growing fire near Bryce Canyon quickly reaches 11,000 acres in size

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated July 8 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

A wildfire burning south of Bryce Canyon National Park has quickly reached 11,000 acres in size amid hot and dry conditions.
Provo woman becomes fastest mermaid in the world at Merlympics

Provo woman becomes fastest mermaid in the world at Merlympics

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted July 7 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Provo woman became the fastest mermaid in the world in May when she competed at the Swiss Merlympics in Geneva, Switzerland.
Provo woman becomes 'tourist in my own state' by hiking to mountain letters

Provo woman becomes 'tourist in my own state' by hiking to mountain letters

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted July 6 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Erica Lewis Bradshaw has lived in Utah most of her life, but it wasn't until the last four years that she started exploring her home state by hiking all 83 mountainside letters.
Utah completely clear of moderate drought for the first time in 5 years

Utah completely clear of moderate drought for the first time in 5 years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday that there is no moderate drought in Utah for the first time since 2019.
Incoming 'heat dome' expected to push Utah temperatures close to all-time record

Incoming 'heat dome' expected to push Utah temperatures close to all-time record

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 1:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

A "heat dome" is expected to create temperatures hot enough to potentially threaten the highest temperature ever recorded in Utah if the right conditions line up.
Yosemite National Park to visitors: Slow down to save the bears

Yosemite National Park to visitors: Slow down to save the bears

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 11:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

One of the nation's more popular national parks is reminding visitors to slow down after they say five black bears have been hit by vehicles already this year.
Weber County search and rescue urges hikers to prepare for emergencies

Weber County search and rescue urges hikers to prepare for emergencies

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 4 - 10:45 a.m.  |  Save Story

Search and rescue crews worry that less-experienced hikers are getting into difficult areas due to a popular treasure hunt. 
Rescue crews have an urgent message after dual emergency calls at Zion National Park

Rescue crews have an urgent message after dual emergency calls at Zion National Park

Jessi Bang, St. George News  |  Posted July 3 - 10:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

First responders issued a critical warning after two back-to-back rescue operations in Zion National Park on Sunday afternoon.
Over 70% of Utah's wildfires are human-caused this year. These are some of the usual suspects

Over 70% of Utah's wildfires are human-caused this year. These are some of the usual suspects

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

FUtah firefighters say they're concerned about firework safety this Fourth of July weekend, but other recent trends are also causing problems.
Popular Lake Powell ferry service returns after low waters kept it docked for 3 years

Popular Lake Powell ferry service returns after low waters kept it docked for 3 years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 2:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

A popular ferry that significantly reduces the travel time between two major Lake Powell destination areas is set to make its long-awaited return.
80-year-old hiker found dead in Big Cottonwood Canyon after 200-foot fall

80-year-old hiker found dead in Big Cottonwood Canyon after 200-foot fall

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated July 2 - 12:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

An 80-year-old hiker was found dead in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Monday morning. The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office released his identity Tuesday and called him an "experienced hiker."
Where you can and can't launch fireworks in Utah this year

Where you can and can't launch fireworks in Utah this year

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 2 - 12:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Launching fireworks is once again legal in Utah for the Fourth of July, but communities have restrictions, including where fireworks are and aren't legal.
Recreation impacts expected as UDOT adds 16 avalanche mitigation towers to popular canyon

Recreation impacts expected as UDOT adds 16 avalanche mitigation towers to popular canyon

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 1 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Department of Transportation plans to add 16 more avalanche mitigation towers to Little Cottonwood Canyon over the next few months.
June heat was near record-breaking in parts of Utah. What's in the Fourth of July forecast?

June heat was near record-breaking in parts of Utah. What's in the Fourth of July forecast?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 1 - 3:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Multiple Utah cities posted above-normal average temperatures, but relief is expected in the first week of July in parts of Utah, including on the Fourth of July.
Here's where to watch fireworks in Utah this Fourth of July week

Here's where to watch fireworks in Utah this Fourth of July week

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 1 - 7:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Get ready for some powerful pyrotechnics the week of Independence Day throughout Utah.
Why Mount Rainier is the US volcano keeping scientists up at night

Why Mount Rainier is the US volcano keeping scientists up at night

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted June 30 - 8:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

The snowcapped peak of Mount Rainier, which towers 2.7 miles above sea level in Washington state, has not produced a significant volcanic eruption in the past 1,000 years. Yet, more than Hawaii's bubbling lava fields or Yellowstone's sprawling supervolcano, it's Mount Rainier that has many U.S. volcanologists worried.
Red flag fire warning issued for southwest Utah

Red flag fire warning issued for southwest Utah

Mary Culbertson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 30 - 5:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

State fire officials issued a red flag warning for southwest Utah, meaning weather conditions have caused extreme danger for risk of wildfire.
Program turns Olympic skiers into pilots

Program turns Olympic skiers into pilots

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 30 - 8:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Some Utah Olympians looking for a thrill outside of their sport are turning to the skies and becoming pilots.
A teenager fell off a Utah cliff to his death. His sister found a unique way to keep his memory alive

A teenager fell off a Utah cliff to his death. His sister found a unique way to keep his memory alive

Sydney Bishop, CNN  |  Posted June 29 - 7:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two days after Jonathan Fielding fell to his death while taking photos from a scenic overlook in southern Utah, his older sister Rebecca found herself sitting on the same ledge where he had lost his footing.
Salt Lake City firefighter dies in rafting accident at Dinosaur National Monument

Salt Lake City firefighter dies in rafting accident at Dinosaur National Monument

Carter Williams and Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated June 29 - 3:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dinosaur National Monument park officials say a Utah man died in a rafting accident Thursday. It was confirmed Saturday the deceased was a captain with the Salt Lake City Fire Department.
Farmer's markets play necessary role in Utah

Farmer's markets play necessary role in Utah

Don Brinkerhoff, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 29 - 11:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

Farmer's Markets are helping small businesses boost their business.
Is torturing wildlife legal in Utah?

Is torturing wildlife legal in Utah?

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted June 29 - 8:37 a.m.  |  Save Story

A recent and troubling case of animal cruelty in Wyoming has sparked renewed focus on the laws governing the treatment of wildlife across the United States.
Search for missing couple caught in Utah flash flood now 'recovery effort'

Search for missing couple caught in Utah flash flood now 'recovery effort'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 10:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The search for a missing Texas couple that are believed to have been swept up in flash flooding outside of Moab last week has switched over to a "recovery effort," Grand County authorities say.
Teton Pass reopens 3 weeks after landslide with help of temporary detour

Teton Pass reopens 3 weeks after landslide with help of temporary detour

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 7:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

A vital highway connecting Wyoming and Idaho reopened with a small temporary detour that bypasses a section of the road that collapsed earlier this month.
Why this summer probably won't be an 'anomaly' for the Great Salt Lake

Why this summer probably won't be an 'anomaly' for the Great Salt Lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Those tasked with overseeing the Great Salt Lake's recovery say the lake could face more evaporative losses this summer than it did last year.
Searchers believe missing Texas couple was caught in flash flood outside of Moab

Searchers believe missing Texas couple was caught in flash flood outside of Moab

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Updated June 26 - 9:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

Searchers resumed efforts Wednesday to find a missing Texas couple believed to have vanished from an off-road trail outside of Moab. Their family hopes for a positive outcome.
Utah receives federal funding to help reduce risk of wildfires

Utah receives federal funding to help reduce risk of wildfires

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 26 - 9:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah is receiving a portion of $3.5 million in federal funds that was approved for the U.S. Forest Service's Intermountain Region.
'We were all kind of stunned': Historic military vehicle stolen from national forest

'We were all kind of stunned': Historic military vehicle stolen from national forest

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 26 - 8:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for the public's help in locating a historic military vehicle after it was illegally "removed" from the Boulder Mountain Row Lakes area.
Ice rinks serve as a spot to escape the summer heat

Ice rinks serve as a spot to escape the summer heat

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 26 - 7:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

Some Utahns are heading to the ice as a way to escape the summer heat as temperatures get near 100 degrees again.
Herriman pond closed after hundreds of fish found dead

Herriman pond closed after hundreds of fish found dead

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Updated June 25 - 7:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

A community pond in southwest Salt Lake County remains closed indefinitely after hundreds of fish were found dead there.
Trespassing at 'extremely unsafe' historic Utah County mill on the rise, again

Trespassing at 'extremely unsafe' historic Utah County mill on the rise, again

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 25 - 9:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah wildlife managers are dealing with another surge in trespassing cases at a "unsafe" historic mill in Utah County.
Tooele firefighters worry about 'volatile' conditions as fireworks go on sale in Utah

Tooele firefighters worry about 'volatile' conditions as fireworks go on sale in Utah

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 25 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

As fireworks go on sale Monday for Fourth of July celebrations, firefighters are dealing with some dangerous conditions in Tooele County's west desert.
Officials warn of dangerous conditions on Mount Timpanogos hike

Officials warn of dangerous conditions on Mount Timpanogos hike

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Timpanogos Emergency Response Team is warning hikers about the potentially dangerous conditions on Mount Timpanogos trails.
Park City police trying to handle e-bike issues as complaints, injuries ramp up

Park City police trying to handle e-bike issues as complaints, injuries ramp up

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 24 - 9:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

After an e-bike incident nearly turned deadly and multiple other problems arose, Park City police want to make sure more people understand e-bike rules.
20 hikers rescued from canyon after flash flooding hits Moab area

20 hikers rescued from canyon after flash flooding hits Moab area

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 3:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nearly two dozen hikers were rescued from a popular canyon outside of Moab after they had become "trapped" from flash flooding that impacted the area on Friday.
What to know as excessive heat, flash flood potential linger in Utah this week

What to know as excessive heat, flash flood potential linger in Utah this week

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 12:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Excessive heat remains a fixture in Utah's northern half, while flash flooding is possible across its southern half to start this week — but more showers are possible later in the week.