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Utah man takes his skills to YouTube after nearly 40 years with Boy Scouts

Utah man takes his skills to YouTube after nearly 40 years with Boy Scouts

Ray Boone, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 10:00 a.m.

Living in Utah, quick access to the fresh air and the mountains can be easy to take for granted. For Vic Rowberry, being outside is simply a way of life.
Court denies effort by state, county officials to weigh in on prairie dog lawsuit

Court denies effort by state, county officials to weigh in on prairie dog lawsuit

Ammon Teare, St. George News  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 8:53 a.m.

In the most recent development of a legal dispute, the U.S. District Court denied a motion by the State of Utah, Iron County and Garfield County to weigh in as amici curiae (legal Latin for "friends of the court") in a lawsuit over prairie dogs.
A tiny minnow, a big pipeline and a growing water demand

A tiny minnow, a big pipeline and a growing water demand

Ammon Teare, St. George News  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 8:40 p.m.

Plans to increase the Southern Utah water supply may be in jeopardy if efforts to protect an inconspicuous fish species prove successful.
La Nina has arrived and will stick around — what that means for the dry Southwest

La Nina has arrived and will stick around — what that means for the dry Southwest

Brandon Miller and Judson Jones, CNN  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 8:15 p.m.

Winter weather, ongoing drought conditions and even the remainder of hurricane season will see impacts from a recent cooling of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific.
Snowbird owner POWDR's new Fast Tracks hits backlash in Utah, Oregon

Snowbird owner POWDR's new Fast Tracks hits backlash in Utah, Oregon

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 8:51 a.m.

On Monday, ski resort conglomerate POWDR unveiled its Fast Tracks program, but the concept has not been received well in corners of the Salt Lake ski community.
Forest Service begins selling Christmas tree permits for 2021 season

Forest Service begins selling Christmas tree permits for 2021 season

Dan Spindle, KSL-TV  |  Updated Oct. 14 - 10:25 p.m.

Christmas Eve is 10 weeks from Friday, and while that sounds like a long time, you have to prepare for things like presents, family gatherings and yes, the Christmas tree.
Avalanche experts urge backcountry visitors to be cautious after storms

Avalanche experts urge backcountry visitors to be cautious after storms

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 5:41 p.m.

With all of this early-season snow, it's tempting for folks to head up to the resorts and take advantage of it. But avalanche safety experts want to make sure backcountry visitors are taking the proper precautions.
Fish and Game investigating death of bald eagle in eastern Idaho

Fish and Game investigating death of bald eagle in eastern Idaho

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 8:05 p.m.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is investigating after they believe someone ran over a young Bald Eagle in Island Park.
The dreaded red snake: Will Utah ski resorts see even worse traffic in 2021?

The dreaded red snake: Will Utah ski resorts see even worse traffic in 2021?

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 7:31 a.m.

It's not exactly native to Utah, but it sure finds a home here often. It's most commonly seen in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons during days of heavy snowfall and holidays, although in recent years it seems to rear its head every weekend.
Elk roaming Colorado with tire around neck for 2 years freed

Elk roaming Colorado with tire around neck for 2 years freed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 8:38 p.m.

Wildlife officials in Colorado say an elusive elk that has been wandering the hills with a car tire around its neck for at least two years has finally been freed of the obstruction.
Idaho reaches deal to reimburse hunters who kill wolves

Idaho reaches deal to reimburse hunters who kill wolves

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 6:24 p.m.

Idaho officials will make available up to $200,000 to be divided into payments for hunters and trappers who kill wolves in the state through next summer.
National parks are being 'loved to death.' Is there an end in sight?

National parks are being 'loved to death.' Is there an end in sight?

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 6:13 a.m.

Public lands are being "loved to death" right now, as one official put it. From national parks to state parks, Americans are going outside more.
Permit requests rise sharply as Salt Flats popularity booms

Permit requests rise sharply as Salt Flats popularity booms

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 11:40 a.m.

The Bureau of Land Management West Desert District is getting an exponential increase in permit requests, especially at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
How cows are helping solve Utah Lake's phragmites problem

How cows are helping solve Utah Lake's phragmites problem

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 7:15 a.m.

State wildlife biologists are again turning to a unique tool in their fight against the pesky plant creating issues across Utah Lake: cows.
With stroke of his pen, Biden restores Utah's monuments. Here are 5 things you need to know

With stroke of his pen, Biden restores Utah's monuments. Here are 5 things you need to know

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Updated Oct. 8 - 3:11 p.m.

President Joe Biden restored Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to their original boundaries in a White House ceremony Friday.
Then and now: Photos show Utah's obsession with fall colors dates far back in history

Then and now: Photos show Utah's obsession with fall colors dates far back in history

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 7:42 p.m.

Utahns have taken photos of the state's vibrant fall colors since the rise of color photography, but likely even beyond that.
Biden expected to restore original boundaries of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase monuments

Biden expected to restore original boundaries of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase monuments

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Updated Oct. 7 - 6:57 p.m.

President Joe Biden is expected to reverse a decision by the Trump administration to downsize Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante on Friday.
How an idea from the 1940s allows biologists to keep Utah fish safe in drought years

How an idea from the 1940s allows biologists to keep Utah fish safe in drought years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 11:35 a.m.

Utah wildlife officials purchased enough water that they have to keep fish species alive in many places — even during one of the state's driest years.
'Still chowing down': Fat Bear Week 2021 crowns its winner

'Still chowing down': Fat Bear Week 2021 crowns its winner

Seán Federico-O'Murchú  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 10:05 p.m.

A generously girthed brown bear by the name of 480 Otis is again the winner of Fat Bear Week, the fourth time this ursine wonder has claimed the crown.
How forces of nature, luck led to discovery of 163M-year-old 'fish-lizard' in Utah

How forces of nature, luck led to discovery of 163M-year-old 'fish-lizard' in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 7:11 p.m.

A Utah boater discovered the fossil of a prehistoric fish-lizard combination while at Flaming Gorge earlier this year. Experts say it was a bit of a lucky find.
A record year for search and rescue in Zion National Park

A record year for search and rescue in Zion National Park

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 10:55 a.m.

Recent reports show Zion National Park rescue crews have been especially busy over the past 12 months. But the problem seems to be unique to Zion.
All eyes are on Little Cottonwood, but what about Utah's other ski-jammed canyon?

All eyes are on Little Cottonwood, but what about Utah's other ski-jammed canyon?

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 9:05 a.m.

As UDOT looks over public comments for two Little Cottonwood proposals, some stakeholders want to see a more holistic approach to transportation that includes Big Cottonwood.
Burned woman flown to hospital after trying to save dog from Yellowstone hot spring

Burned woman flown to hospital after trying to save dog from Yellowstone hot spring

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 8:04 p.m.

A Washington woman was severely burned while trying to save her dog from a thermal hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.
Forecast calls for plenty of 'critical' rain for drought-stricken Utah

Forecast calls for plenty of 'critical' rain for drought-stricken Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 5 - 1:05 p.m.

Talk about a nice start to the 2022 water year.
Hiker dies Sunday near Lake Blanche in Salt Lake County

Hiker dies Sunday near Lake Blanche in Salt Lake County

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 4 - 9:08 p.m.

A hiker died Sunday near Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Missing Zion hiker's dropped call offered 'hope' needed to save him, ranger says

Missing Zion hiker's dropped call offered 'hope' needed to save him, ranger says

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 4 - 5:54 p.m.

Zion National Park officials on Monday offered harrowing details on the disappearance of a 79-year-old hiker and how they were able to find him.
Missing Zion National Park hiker found after making calls to 911 and family, rangers say

Missing Zion National Park hiker found after making calls to 911 and family, rangers say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 7:52 p.m.

A 79-year-old man who had been missing since Tuesday called 911 and his family before he was located by Air Force airmen flying over Zion National Park on Saturday.
As another dry water year ends, Gov. Cox says he's hopeful heading into a new one

As another dry water year ends, Gov. Cox says he's hopeful heading into a new one

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 7:11 p.m.

Unlike the end of the 2020 water year, there is renewed optimism in Utah heading into the new water year that began Friday. Here's why.
Skiing collision wasn't 9-year-old's fault, Utah Supreme Court says

Skiing collision wasn't 9-year-old's fault, Utah Supreme Court says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 6:26 p.m.

The Utah Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday that a skiing collision in 2012 between a 9-year-old girl and a woman was not the fault of the child or her parents. Stephanie Donovan filed a lawsuit in 2016 against the girl and her parents asking for damages and medical expenses.
Why fall is the best season for catching and admiring brook and brown trout

Why fall is the best season for catching and admiring brook and brown trout

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 2:52 p.m.

Brook and brown trout spawn in the fall. Just light the changing foliage, the males of these two species come alive with color during the autumn months and now is the best time to catch them and view their beauty.
Why fall is the best time of year to hit the hiking trails

Why fall is the best time of year to hit the hiking trails

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 9:39 p.m.

If you haven't headed up one of Utah's beautiful canyons in a while, now is the time. The leaves are officially bursting with color. One Utah family explains why they make fall hiking a priority.
Australian 'a bit sore' after hand was caught in croc's jaws

Australian 'a bit sore' after hand was caught in croc's jaws

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 29 - 8:08 p.m.

An Australian wildlife tour operator said he was lucky to escape more serious injury or even death when a crocodile lunged from a river and clamped his hand in its jaws.
Why Utah's DWR wants some hunters to bring them the deer they harvest

Why Utah's DWR wants some hunters to bring them the deer they harvest

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 7:40 p.m.

With Utah's hunting season reaching full swing, state wildlife officials are once again asking hunters to bring their harvested deer in for testing.
Can Western states and the federal government get along? Spencer Cox hopes so

Can Western states and the federal government get along? Spencer Cox hopes so

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 7:11 p.m.

Partisanship is getting in the way of meaningful environmental policy, says Gov. Spencer Cox, who urged collaboration as he addressed the Western Governor's Association workshop.
US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 3:25 p.m.

Death's come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government on Wednesday declared them extinct.
Fat Bear Week: It's time to weigh in on Katmai National Park's biggest bear

Fat Bear Week: It's time to weigh in on Katmai National Park's biggest bear

Marnie Hunter, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 12:09 p.m.

Finally, it's Fat Bear Week — a most welcome week of healthy competition among brown bears.
Experts say 'megadroughts' are likely to be more common in Utah's future

Experts say 'megadroughts' are likely to be more common in Utah's future

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 8:51 p.m.

A recent study suggests that the West "megadrought," considered the worst of its kind in at least four centuries, may happen again later this century.
Tribal coalition urges Biden to take 'immediate action' to restore Bears Ears

Tribal coalition urges Biden to take 'immediate action' to restore Bears Ears

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 7:03 p.m.

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is urging the Biden administration to take "immediate action" to restore and expand the southern Utah monument.
Why Utah biologists say hunters should expect fewer ducks and geese this fall

Why Utah biologists say hunters should expect fewer ducks and geese this fall

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 12:15 p.m.

Utah's waterfowl hunt begins this weekend for the northern half of the state but many hunters may encounter fewer birds this fall.
'Let's stop this now': Community protests proposed gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon

'Let's stop this now': Community protests proposed gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 6:05 p.m.

A group of over 50 residents gathered at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday to protest the proposal for building a gondola in the canyon to transport people to ski resorts. They stood along the road waving signs and multiple cars honked, joining the protest.
La Nina is about to take the West's drought from bad to worse

La Nina is about to take the West's drought from bad to worse

Rachel Ramirez, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 12:28 p.m.

Global scientists reported in August that due to the climate crisis, droughts that may have occurred only once every decade or so now happen 70% more frequently.
As the dry, dry water year ends, did you pass the conservation test?

As the dry, dry water year ends, did you pass the conservation test?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 7:12 a.m.

State officials sounded the alarm about Utah's drought this year, but did residents, businesses and institutions heed the call? Water officials say yes, but more needs to be done.
'We're not going to stand for this': Utah students strike, call for climate reforms

'We're not going to stand for this': Utah students strike, call for climate reforms

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 4:45 p.m.

About a couple hundred Utah middle and high school students participated Friday in Global Climate Strike, an issue they say they will deal with more than their parents will.
Snowbasin plans to add 300-room hotel, expand services in coming years

Snowbasin plans to add 300-room hotel, expand services in coming years

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

Snowbasin Resort is slowly turning into a community as a part of a massive expansion of services in the next few years.
Moose struck, killed near Weber State University

Moose struck, killed near Weber State University

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 1:34 p.m.

Utah wildlife biologists say the annual rut likely factored in a young bull moose being struck and killed near Weber State University Wednesday night.
Lake Powell may not be able to generate hydropower in 2023 due to drought, study says

Lake Powell may not be able to generate hydropower in 2023 due to drought, study says

Drew Kann, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 8:36 a.m.

The falling water levels at Lake Powell could make the dam's hydroelectric power generation impossible as soon as next year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Why rangers call on volunteers to hunt mountain goats at Grand Teton National Park

Why rangers call on volunteers to hunt mountain goats at Grand Teton National Park

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 12:54 p.m.

Groups of volunteer hunters will hunt mountain goats at Grand Teton National Park beginning Wednesday. Here's why.
U. researchers say they've cracked Darwin's pigeon 'enigma'

U. researchers say they've cracked Darwin's pigeon 'enigma'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 4:08 p.m.

University of Utah researchers say one of Darwin's many quandaries regarding animal mutations is now solved through their new study.
Have You Seen This? Fearless wolf bites grizzly bear on the behind

Have You Seen This? Fearless wolf bites grizzly bear on the behind

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 3:42 p.m.

How many times would you bite a grizzly bear on the rump? In the case of this wolf, the answer is three.
Utah governor 'profoundly disappointed' in feds' decision to move BLM back to DC

Utah governor 'profoundly disappointed' in feds' decision to move BLM back to DC

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 3:03 p.m.

Spencer Cox and others sent a letter to the secretary of the Interior, urging her to reverse recommendations to relocate the Bureau of Land Management headquarters.
Hard freeze warning issued for several Utah areas as fall-like temperatures briefly arrive

Hard freeze warning issued for several Utah areas as fall-like temperatures briefly arrive

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 11:58 a.m.

Summer doesn't officially end until Wednesday, but overnight temperatures at the beginning of this week are reminding Utahns that fall and winter are coming.
Video: Explaining North America's uptick in bear attacks

Video: Explaining North America's uptick in bear attacks

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 11:00 a.m.

Eight months in and 2021 is already one of the deadliest years on record with regards to bear attacks. Why are bear attacks so conspicuously high? And should you be concerned about your next outing?
Utah ghost town reappears as a result of drought

Utah ghost town reappears as a result of drought

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 8:05 a.m.

As Rockport Reservoir has dropped in water volume, reminders of an old town that once existed between Park City and Coalville are visible again.
Giant California sequoias wrapped in aluminum as fire nears

Giant California sequoias wrapped in aluminum as fire nears

Noah Berger and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 7:34 p.m.

Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world's largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as part of an effort to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California's rugged Sierra Nevada.
Bureau of Land Management to relocate headquarters back to Washington from Colorado

Bureau of Land Management to relocate headquarters back to Washington from Colorado

Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 5:22 p.m.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will relocate its headquarters to Washington, D.C., from Colorado, reversing a Trump-era move that the Biden administration said drove hundreds of people out of the agency dedicated to managing federal lands.
Woman severely burned at Old Faithful

Woman severely burned at Old Faithful

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 10:30 a.m.

A 19-year-old Rhode Island woman suffered second- and third-degree burns to 5% of her body at Old Faithful Thursday morning, according to officials at Yellowstone National Park.
Woman injured, taken to hospital after rockfall at Zion National Park

Woman injured, taken to hospital after rockfall at Zion National Park

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 8:10 p.m.

A woman was injured as a result of rockfall near a popular hiking area at Zion National Park Wednesday afternoon, according to park officials.
And they're off! Racers navigate 369-mile virtual event through Utah's national parks

And they're off! Racers navigate 369-mile virtual event through Utah's national parks

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 1:35 p.m.

Runners, bikers, swimmers and other athletes are starting a virtual 369-mile race, equal to the distance through Utah's Mighty 5 national parks. The Utah National Parks Challenge allows participants to complete the miles at their own pace throughout the remainder of 2021.
Record-breaking number of public comments could delay Little Cottonwood traffic plans

Record-breaking number of public comments could delay Little Cottonwood traffic plans

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 4:16 p.m.

UDOT received 13,000 submissions during the public comment period on how to combat traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon.