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BLM asks climbers to avoid these 11 rock climbing, hiking areas in southeast Utah

BLM asks climbers to avoid these 11 rock climbing, hiking areas in southeast Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:15pm

Climbers are being asked avoid close to a dozen rock climbing and hiking areas by the popular Indian Creek climbing area starting Monday.
Why biologists want you to report raptor nest locations in Utah

Why biologists want you to report raptor nest locations in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 25th - 8:01pm

The Bureau of Land Management and the Raptor Inventory Nest Survey are once again teaming up to collect data on raptor nests, and they're asking citizen scientists for help.
Improvements planned for growing Spiral Jetty crowds

Improvements planned for growing Spiral Jetty crowds

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 25th - 8:19am

The number of people visiting the Spiral Jetty has grown so much that leaders in Box Elder County made an offer Wednesday to purchase about 10 acres of land to add amenities to the site.
Several ways a paracord can be an outdoor enthusiast's best friend

Several ways a paracord can be an outdoor enthusiast's best friend

Robert Williamson, KSL.com contributor  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:01pm

Braided paracord survival bracelets have been around for a while, but do you know how to use the paracord in survival situations? Here are some of the ways paracord can help when lost in the backcountry.
Poor air quality outside can produce higher levels of pollution indoors, Utah study finds

Poor air quality outside can produce higher levels of pollution indoors, Utah study finds

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:35pm

A recently published report from the University of Utah has found that air pollution, especially smoke from wildfires or fireworks, has the ability to creep into indoor spaces.
Have You Seen This? Skier rides epic line at Mammoth Mountain

Have You Seen This? Skier rides epic line at Mammoth Mountain

John Clyde, KSL.com contributor  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 3:03pm

This ski run is so smooth that butter is filing a restraining order against it.
Utah's state parks shattered all visitation records in 2020. These were the parks visitors fled to

Utah's state parks shattered all visitation records in 2020. These were the parks visitors fled to

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:14pm

There were about 2.6 million more visitors to state parks in 2020 than in the previous year. Here's a look into the parks people went to and the effects it had on the state.
Utah leaders to Biden: 'We expect and hope for closer collaboration' on monuments under review

Utah leaders to Biden: 'We expect and hope for closer collaboration' on monuments under review

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:51pm

Eleven of Utah's highest-ranking leaders sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking to be included in discussions over the fate of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.
US needs to brace itself for more deadly storms, experts say

US needs to brace itself for more deadly storms, experts say

Matthew Daly and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:07pm

Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America needs to get better at dealing with it, experts said as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities, governments and millions of shivering residents.
Snowpack update: How record-breaking snow helped Utah's snow totals get closer to average

Snowpack update: How record-breaking snow helped Utah's snow totals get closer to average

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 18th - 4:10pm

Here's how Utah's recent snowstorms have helped the statewide snowpack figures and pushed Salt Lake City's precipitation levels back above normal for 2021.
2.9M fewer people visited Utah's Mighty 5 in 2020 but park visitation is rebounding in record levels

2.9M fewer people visited Utah's Mighty 5 in 2020 but park visitation is rebounding in record levels

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:16pm

To say visitation dropped at Utah's national parks in 2020 doesn't quite tell the full story of the situation parks faced at the end of the year and the start of 2021.
Should the Beehive State have honeycomb calcite as its state stone?

Should the Beehive State have honeycomb calcite as its state stone?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:43pm

Representative Watkins, R-Price, said the stone is mined high in the mountains in Duchesne County, the only place in the world where it is found.
Catch any northern pike at Utah Lake? Here's why DWR wants you to report it

Catch any northern pike at Utah Lake? Here's why DWR wants you to report it

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:44pm

State wildlife biologists are reminding anglers at Utah Lake, Provo River and Hobble Creek to report and release any tagged northern pike they catch in those waterways — otherwise, they're instructed to kill the fish.
Utah bill would provide incentives to plant bee-friendly foliage

Utah bill would provide incentives to plant bee-friendly foliage

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:47am

Rep. Ashlee Matthews, D-West Jordan, aims to establish a three-year pilot program in Utah that will boost pollinator awareness and provide financial incentives for property owners to plant pollinator-friendly foliage to encourage bees, butterflies and even pollinating beetles to hang around.
Millcreek Canyon avalanche survivor regrets skiing where 4 people died

Millcreek Canyon avalanche survivor regrets skiing where 4 people died

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 16th - 8:30am

A Utah skier who survived an avalanche that killed his girlfriend and three others has spoken about the experience for the first time.
Family, friends, outdoor community pay tribute to Millcreek avalanche victims

Family, friends, outdoor community pay tribute to Millcreek avalanche victims

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:19pm

Memorial services were held for some of the victims, including a celebration of life on Sunday for Louis Holian and Tom Steinbrecher.
If you think the weather's been the driest you've seen in your life, you're right

If you think the weather's been the driest you've seen in your life, you're right

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 13th - 12:04pm

The western United States is in the grip of a once-in-a-lifetime drought that is threatening millions of acres of farmland and rangeland, drying up streams and creeks and forcing people to think about alternative landscaping choices that don't suck up so much water.
Trail graffiti raising concerns in South Jordan

Trail graffiti raising concerns in South Jordan

Felicia Martinez, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 13th - 10:04am

Graffiti believed to be markings of a white supremacist group was discovered by a passerby on the Jordan River Trail in South Jordan.
How the 'buffalo soldiers' became some of the first national park rangers

How the 'buffalo soldiers' became some of the first national park rangers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 12th - 7:11pm

A group of African American U.S. soldiers played a big factor in maintaining national parks before the National Park Service ever formed.