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2 men take credit for dismantling Utah monolith because of 'damage caused by the internet sensationalism'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Updated Dec 1st - 9:48pm

A professional outdoor adventure photographer said he and his friends witnessed four men knocking over the mysterious monolith in San Juan County's red rock country.

Wildfire season recap: 2020 produced most human-caused fires on record in Utah, $60M in costs

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Dec 1st - 9:08pm

The 2020 fire season was the most active — in terms of fire starts — since at least 2012 and it also proved to be costly.

Utah monolith's legacy? BLM reports land damage; another monolith reportedly appears in Europe

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 30th - 8:05pm

The Utah monolith led to damage of public land within the surreal red rock landscape it was found in, federal land officials said. A possible copycat case was reported in Europe.

Snowbasin ushers in 80th season with COVID-19 restrictions

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 28th - 7:14am

Snowbasin began its 80th year with the most terrain ever on an opening day, as the resort tries to keep crowds socially distanced and avoid implementing a reservation system.

Utah swan hunt closes early for 2nd year in a row

Simone Seikaly, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Nov 27th - 5:52pm

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says the Utah swan hunt ended when the 20th trumpeter swan was killed.

Looking for a Christmas tree? Here's where you can get a Utah public lands permit this year

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 27th - 8:34am

If you haven't started decorating for Christmas and are maybe still searching for the right tree, you can find one around several public land areas throughout Utah. Here's what you need to do to get your tree permit.

Utah monolith (probably) wasn't the work of aliens, but it's still a mystery

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Updated Nov 24th - 4:31pm

That shining, eerily symmetrical silver monolith found in the Utah desert has everyone screaming "E.T." The truth is likely far more terrestrial.

Early morning storm to blame for deaths of nearly 40 swans in Utah, wildlife officials say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 24th - 4:12pm

A storm that passed through the Wasatch Front is to blame for the deaths of over three dozen swans found in Davis and Salt Lake counties earlier this month, state wildlife officials said.

Utah's water year so far: Large parts of the state in 'extreme' or 'exceptional' drought

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 6:07pm

Bah humbug. So far this water year that began Oct. 1 has been treating most of Utah like a miserly scrooge, stingy with storms and the accompanying snow.

Trump plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 21st - 7:41pm

The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling.

Is a cog railway or gondola in the future for Little Cottonwood Canyon?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Nov 20th - 8:34pm

UDOT announces two new options in efforts to mitigate traffic in the popular canyon; both were immediately denounced by critics.

All aboard! Canadian company opening luxury train route from Moab to Denver

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Nov 20th - 1:21pm

It's not the fastest or least expensive way to make the trip, but it just might be the most breathtaking.

Wildlife officials say 60 waterfowl found dumped in South Salt Lake dumpster

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 19th - 6:26pm

State conservation officials say they recovered five dozen waterfowl, including 59 ducks, that were hunted in Idaho and illegally left for waste in a Utah dumpster last week.

Midvale businessman accused of wildlife trafficking, violating Endangered Species Act

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 19th - 12:17pm

A Midvale businessman and his taxidermy art business are accused of wildlife trafficking and violating two federal laws, according to an indictment filed in Utah's U.S. District Court Wednesday.

Repairs from March earthquake underway at Great Salt Lake State Park

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:16pm

As a magnitude 2.5 aftershock hit Magna Wednesday afternoon, crews were working to fix damage from March's magnitude 5.7 earthquake along the entrance road to Great Salt Lake State Park.

Ready to ski or snowboard in Utah this winter? Plan ahead and prepare for changes, resorts say

Carter Williams,  |  Updated Nov 17th - 2:19pm

Utah's ski and snowboard season will get underway this weekend after its longest offseason ever. Here's what to expect this year.

Wildlife officials investigating dead swans in Salt Lake and Davis counties

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Nov 14th - 5:48pm

11 swans were found dead or injured in Davis and Salt Lake counties Saturday morning.

Forecasters warn of elevated avalanche danger in northern Utah backcountry

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:13pm

Forecasters expressed concern about elevated avalanche danger coupled with the potential influx of inexperienced adventurers eager to escape the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study finds artificial light is drawing deer to urban areas — and cougars aren't far behind

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:44pm

A new study co-authored by Utah researchers found that artificial nighttime light in urban areas is drawing in mule deer who want to graze all night, but it's also bringing in the predators who hunt them.