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Zion National Park rangers want to know who painted blue squares at Kolob Terrace that mysteriously vanished

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 31st - 7:11pm

Zion National Park officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying who painted six blue squares on sandstone features within a northwest section of the park discovered earlier this month before the paint was mysteriously mostly cleaned up.

Toxic bloom still plaguing waters in Zion National Park

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 31st - 5:47pm

Zion National Park is still asking visitors to take precautions nearly one month after a toxic cyanobacteria bloom killed a puppy that swam in the North Fork of the Virgin River on the Fourth of July.

New Draper-Lehi connection, White City Canal path links 30 miles of trails along Wasatch Front

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 31st - 12:25pm

Looking for a new running or biking trail? Your options within the Wasatch Front are growing.

Home where the buffalo roam: Half-mile hike to Antelope Island's Frary family homestead

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 30th - 7:31pm

If you have an interest in history or want to go on an easy hike while visiting Antelope Island, the Frary Homestead Interpretive trail will satisfy curiosity and stretch the legs and lungs a bit.

Triple-digit heat forecasted to blast Utah, western US throughout weekend

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 30th - 12:13pm

Forecasted highs near and exceed 100 degrees throughout the Wasatch Front and the West beginning Thursday and heading into next week.

5 Utahns have hunting licenses suspended in 2019 poaching, wildlife violation cases

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 29th - 8:08pm

Five Utahns recently lost hunting privileges as part of punishment for poaching and other wildlife-related violations, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.

Utah health department warns of rabies risk during state’s peak bat season

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 28th - 2:20pm

Late summer into fall is traditionally when Utah’s bat populations are at a peak and because of that, state health officials warn there’s an increased risk of rabies through the creatures.

Utah conservation officers cite 60 boaters for quagga mussel violations during Pioneer Day weekend

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 27th - 8:15pm

Another 60 boaters were cited by Utah wildlife conservation officers for violating state quagga mussel regulations, upping the statewide total to 169 citations over the past three holiday weekends.

Bear rips apart Orem family's tent

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 26th - 7:52am

One Utah family’s campsite was ransacked by an unexpected visitor, and wildlife officials said their story was a good safety reminder for everyone playing outside.

3 tips for being more comfortable while camping

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 24th - 12:15pm

Camping is one of the few escapes we have in a world ravaged by a pandemic. So why not make your next camping trip that much more comfortable?

Groups launch million-dollar campaign to protect Bears Ears artifacts

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Updated Jul 23rd - 4:49pm

Friends of Cedar Mountain has teamed up with a worldwide monument organization to begin a $1 million initiative to protect at-risk cultural resources in the Bears Ears monument region from harmful human disturbances.

Summit County moves to increase tickets, towing for cars parked illegally at overcrowded trailheads

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:26pm

Overcrowding at Summit County trailheads is inconveniencing locals and even threatening safety, county officials say. So, they're moving to more aggressively enforce parking restrictions in trouble spots.

Why 2 Utahns in Congress say the Great American Outdoors Act isn’t so great

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:51pm

Why 2 Utahns in Congress say the Great American Outdoors Act isn’t so great.

West Nile Virus detected in Uintah Basin; 1st report in Utah in 2020

Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:01pm

West Nile Virus has been detected in a body of water in the Uintah Basin; it's the first report of the virus in Utah in 2020.

Proposal would extend Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Salt Lake, Utah counties

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:36pm

New sections of the popular Bonneville Shoreline Trail would be built in Salt Lake and Utah counties under legislation introduced in Congress on Thursday.

Wildlife leaders enact some changes, propose for more cougar hunt opportunities in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:18pm

Utah’s wildlife director added a new cougar hunting period, and state wildlife biologists are seeking to add more than two dozen new cougar hunting permits for the regular hunting season in certain parts of Utah.

Utah’s otherwise ‘benign’ ozone season punctuated by pollution from holiday fireworks

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:45am

The Wasatch Front has not suffered terribly from ozone pollution this summer, but extremely active and long-lasting fireworks celebrations over July Fourth drove fine particulate pollution to extremely high levels.

Harmful algal bloom found in Virgin River believed to have killed dog

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jul 12th - 5:28pm

State environmental leaders have identified a harmful algal bloom that may have killed a dog after it went swimming in Zion National Park’s Virgin River.

STOP: What to do when lost in the woods

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 10th - 12:14pm

It's summer, the time for hiking, camping, mountain biking, fishing and other outdoor recreation opportunities. A quick review of the STOP acronym is in order. The STOP acronym is a simple way to commit to memory what to do if you become lost in the outdoors.