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Stay safe while hiking in the heat by following this advice from experts

Stay safe while hiking in the heat by following this advice from experts

Melanie Radzicki McManus, CNN  |  Posted June 22 - 4:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

With summer officially here, many people are excited to go hiking along their favorite local trails or tackle an out-of-town bucket-list hike. But before you grab your backpack and race out the door, hiking and safety officials urge caution.
Shiny monolith removed from mountains outside Las Vegas. How it got there still is a mystery

Shiny monolith removed from mountains outside Las Vegas. How it got there still is a mystery

Rio Yamat, Associated Press  |  Posted June 22 - 7:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

A strange monolith found jutting out of the rocks in a remote mountain range near Las Vegas has been taken down by authorities. Its discovery over the weekend, and quick removal, revives a pandemic-era mystery.
Row, row, row your concrete: BYU hosts concrete canoe championships

Row, row, row your concrete: BYU hosts concrete canoe championships

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

The ASCE Civil Engineering Student Championships brings together 25 universities to race concrete canoes designed and made by civil engineering students.
Utah communities prepare for possible flooding from tropical storm remnants

Utah communities prepare for possible flooding from tropical storm remnants

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 21 - 1:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Flood watches cover a large chunk of southeast and central Utah as the remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto arrive in the state.
Utah, Arizona enact new restrictions amid 'rapidly increasing fire danger'

Utah, Arizona enact new restrictions amid 'rapidly increasing fire danger'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 6:13 a.m.  |  Save Story

New fire restrictions are now in effect in southwest Utah and northwest Arizona as "rapidly increasing fire danger" builds in the region.
High runoff causes extreme flooding, bridge damage in Little Cottonwood Canyon trails

High runoff causes extreme flooding, bridge damage in Little Cottonwood Canyon trails

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 20 - 9:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

A bridge on a popular hiking trail is closed due to extreme flooding and damage.
How Utah researchers helped discover a new 78 million-year-old dinosaur species

How Utah researchers helped discover a new 78 million-year-old dinosaur species

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 20 - 6:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah researchers helped lead a study outlining a previously unknown dinosaur species that once roamed the West.
More ramps open as Lake Powell continues to rise from spring runoff

More ramps open as Lake Powell continues to rise from spring runoff

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 7:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Boaters now have more places to launch out of Lake Powell as the reservoir continues to gain water from this year's snowpack runoff.
Proposed gun range west of Payson worries homeowners

Proposed gun range west of Payson worries homeowners

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 19 - 11:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Dozens of people who live near the foothills west of Payson are worried about a new gun range that's proposed for the area behind their homes.
Nordic Valley focused on fixing Apollo ski lift; new lodge coming in 2026 or 2027

Nordic Valley focused on fixing Apollo ski lift; new lodge coming in 2026 or 2027

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 6:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nordic Valley ski resort officials won't rebuild the lodge destroyed in a January blaze until 2026 or 2027 and are focused, for now, on fixing the Apollo lift.
Teenagers rush to help Tooele couple after hearing cries for help at campground

Teenagers rush to help Tooele couple after hearing cries for help at campground

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 18 - 8:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

A group of teenagers is being thanked for rescuing a Tooele man who experienced a seizure and fell into an active fire pit while camping.
Rare June freeze warning issued for parts of Utah; wind tied to some of 6,500 outages

Rare June freeze warning issued for parts of Utah; wind tied to some of 6,500 outages

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 7:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Summer might start this week, but a low-pressure system arriving in Utah is forecast to feel quite wintry in some parts of Utah.
5 newer outdoor products on display as Outdoor Retailer returns to Utah

5 newer outdoor products on display as Outdoor Retailer returns to Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 5:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

New and familiar companies from around the world are back in Utah this week, showcasing what they have to offer in the outdoor market.
'Does my heart good': A peek into wildlife rehabilitation in southern Utah

'Does my heart good': A peek into wildlife rehabilitation in southern Utah

Alysha Lundgren, St. George News  |  Posted June 17 - 1:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

From hatchling owls to escaped minks, southern Utah's wildlife rehabilitators often don't know what to expect each day when they clock into work.
7 ways to enjoy Bryce Canyon as it enters its second century

7 ways to enjoy Bryce Canyon as it enters its second century

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 5:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

While the centennial celebrations of 2023 have passed, there are plenty of great ways to experience the park as it ushers the next 100 years.
Plastics are a worldwide problem, including in national parks

Plastics are a worldwide problem, including in national parks

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 7:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

It was nearly 15 years ago that Grand Canyon National Park banned the use of plastic water bottles, which, at the time, made up a a third of the waste generated by visitors.
Safety and flood warnings near rivers; reservoirs hit capacity

Safety and flood warnings near rivers; reservoirs hit capacity

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 14 - 10:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Heavy snow two years in a row left reservoirs filled to the brim. Now, high temperatures are making rivers more active than usual. Here is how you can keep your home and family safe this summer.
Hiker dies after collapsing in Colorado National Monument

Hiker dies after collapsing in Colorado National Monument

Jennifer McRae, CNN  |  Posted June 14 - 9:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

A hiker died after she collapsed and lost consciousness in Colorado National Monument earlier this week.
Dozens of hikers became ill during trips to waterfalls near the Grand Canyon

Dozens of hikers became ill during trips to waterfalls near the Grand Canyon

Scott Sonner and Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Updated June 13 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dozens of tourists say they became ill after visiting a popular Arizona tourist destination known for its towering blue-green waterfalls. Hikers have reported symptoms that include vomiting and diarrhea during a time of excessive heat.
Extreme heat remains in Utah, but how long will the heat wave last?

Extreme heat remains in Utah, but how long will the heat wave last?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 11:52 a.m.  |  Save Story

Triple-digit heat is possible along the Wasatch Front on Wednesday and Thursday, but below-normal temperatures are likely next week.
Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 12 - 6:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

The reported birth of a rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone National Park fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times.
2 Moab men save family of 3 from Colorado River in 'miracle' rescue

2 Moab men save family of 3 from Colorado River in 'miracle' rescue

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Updated June 10 - 11:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Grand County authorities say two men were "in the right place at the right time" to help rescue a family that had fallen into the Colorado River last week.
Cox calls on Utahns to 'stay vigilant' as prime fire conditions begin to develop

Cox calls on Utahns to 'stay vigilant' as prime fire conditions begin to develop

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Gov. Spencer Cox said Utahns and those visiting Utah must "stay vigilant" this summer because he believes this fire season will go one of two ways.
4 Provo River trail crossings closed as river remains high

4 Provo River trail crossings closed as river remains high

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 3:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Four trail crossings along the Provo River are currently closed because of its swift currents, days after a 12-year-old Arizona boy died after falling into the river.
How to access Grand Teton National Park, Jackson after highway 'catastrophically failed'

How to access Grand Teton National Park, Jackson after highway 'catastrophically failed'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 2:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Grand Teton National Park officials are advising those planning to visit from the west to use an alternate route following last week's massive landslide along Teton Pass.
The color of your child's swimsuit can play a role in their safety at the pool, experts say

The color of your child's swimsuit can play a role in their safety at the pool, experts say

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted June 9 - 9:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

The color of your child's swimsuit could impact their safety at a swimming pool or the beach.
'We're not quitters': Utah woman conquers Grand Canyon trail, sets Guinness World Record

'We're not quitters': Utah woman conquers Grand Canyon trail, sets Guinness World Record

E. George Goold, St. George News  |  Posted June 8 - 3:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

At 61 years and 246 days old, a St. George woman became the oldest hiker to complete the 46-mile trek through the Grand Canyon, etching her name in the famous world record book.
Stunning photos show 'catastrophic failure' of Wyoming's Teton Pass

Stunning photos show 'catastrophic failure' of Wyoming's Teton Pass

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 1:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A crack in the road at Teton Pass in Wyoming, first seen two days earlier, turned into a disaster scenario Saturday, with almost the entirety of the road washing down the mountain side.
Woman swept away at Utah County waterfall found dead after extensive search

Woman swept away at Utah County waterfall found dead after extensive search

Michael Houck and Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Updated June 8 - 12:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 19-year-old woman's body was recovered Saturday after her phone was found by hikers, prompting a search near Horsetail Falls.
St. George's residents battle extreme heat

St. George's residents battle extreme heat

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 8 - 9:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

People head to the city splash pad to cool off as St. George reaches triple digit temperatures. Doctors encourage water, sunscreen and avoiding being outside during the hottest part of the day.
'Close calls' prompt new closure signage as City Creek Canyon construction ramps up

'Close calls' prompt new closure signage as City Creek Canyon construction ramps up

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City public utilities is trying to make it more obvious that City Creek Canyon is closed during the weekdays.
High heat, water levels could bring busy mosquito season

High heat, water levels could bring busy mosquito season

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 7 - 10:55 a.m.  |  Save Story

The near-record heat and high water levels from the snowpack could mean tons more mosquitoes will bug Utahns across the state this summer. 
Utah's reservoirs at highest levels in 13 years as last of snowpack melts

Utah's reservoirs at highest levels in 13 years as last of snowpack melts

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's reservoir system has officially reached its highest point in 13 years after falling to 42% less than two years ago.
Provo River running high and fast as hotter temperatures fuel spring runoff

Provo River running high and fast as hotter temperatures fuel spring runoff

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 6 - 6:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

As temperatures get hotter, cities in Utah are bracing for spring runoff from the mountains.
Cache Valley town and landowner clash over access to trails

Cache Valley town and landowner clash over access to trails

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 6 - 4:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

People in a Cache Valley community are worried about one landowner's plans, as they're seeing access cut off to several popular trails.
Most of Utah isn't in drought. What does that mean for this summer's fire season?

Most of Utah isn't in drought. What does that mean for this summer's fire season?

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 6 - 4:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Firefighters and forecasters warn Utah and the surrounding region could be in for a "busier fire season" because of a few trends in play.
Zion National Park issues warning about record-breaking heat

Zion National Park issues warning about record-breaking heat

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 6 - 10:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

Officials at Zion National Park are warning visitors and hikers about potentially record-breaking heat starting Thursday.
Utah seeks to 'maintain' Great Salt Lake levels after it peaks below some projections

Utah seeks to 'maintain' Great Salt Lake levels after it peaks below some projections

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 5:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Great Salt Lake's southern arm remains the highest it has been in five years, but it appears this year's peak will end up lower than some projections and expectations.
Wildlife crews, police remove bear from tree in SLC neighborhood

Wildlife crews, police remove bear from tree in SLC neighborhood

Eliza Pace and Josh Ellis, KSL-TV  |  Updated June 5 - 2:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police asked some Salt Lake City residents to remain inside their homes while officers and crews from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources removed a bear from a tree.
Minor flooding expected in areas along Weber River in Summit County this week

Minor flooding expected in areas along Weber River in Summit County this week

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 5 - 10:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

Some areas were flooded Tuesday as the Weber River swelled with runoff waters. More minor flooding may come through the week with hot temperatures finally arriving.
Woman-owned climbing, canyoneering company redefines outdoor thrills in southern Utah

Woman-owned climbing, canyoneering company redefines outdoor thrills in southern Utah

Jessi Bang, St. George News  |  Posted June 5 - 8:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

This woman-owned climbing business is proving that the sky's the limit when it comes to adventure and empowerment, guiding climbers to conquer heights while breaking stereotypes and blazing trails in the great outdoors.
Excessive heat warnings issued as Utah quickly jumps into 'full-blown summer'

Excessive heat warnings issued as Utah quickly jumps into 'full-blown summer'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 7:59 a.m.  |  Save Story

Meteorological summer began over the weekend, but it's about to feel more like mid-summer across Utah.
'The Danny DeVito of lakes': Utah Lake's eco-makeover underway thanks to volunteer planting

'The Danny DeVito of lakes': Utah Lake's eco-makeover underway thanks to volunteer planting

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Lake Authority decided to involve the community in its latest project: planting 10,000 native plants along the lakeshore.
Utah begins work to rebuild fish hatchery destroyed by invasive species

Utah begins work to rebuild fish hatchery destroyed by invasive species

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 4:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Loa Fish Hatchery was a vital fish hatchery for nearly 80 years before an invasive species ruined operations. Work on a bigger and better fishery is now underway.
83-year-old woman gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park

83-year-old woman gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 12:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

An 83-year-old woman was seriously injured at Yellowstone National Park over the weekend after park rangers say she was gored by a bison that was "defending its space."
Smaller beaches impact turnout at some Utah lakes

Smaller beaches impact turnout at some Utah lakes

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 4 - 11:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

More water is great news for Utah, but it's leading to some challenges for those in the tourism industry such as more beach space underwater.
Woman injured by falling slab of rock at Bridal Veil Falls

Woman injured by falling slab of rock at Bridal Veil Falls

Eliza Pace and Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 4 - 7:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

A woman was injured at Bridal Veil Falls when a rock rolled down and hit her.
Feds designate 4 new national trails, including 1 in Utah

Feds designate 4 new national trails, including 1 in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A popular trail for off-highway vehicle riding located northeast of Moab now has national recognition.
Why this explorer's carving on a Great Salt Lake island rock is now on a historic register

Why this explorer's carving on a Great Salt Lake island rock is now on a historic register

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 2 - 7:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

A carving left by an explorer on a Fremont Island rock nearly 181 years ago is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Salt Lake County begins program that ends entry costs for children at recreation centers

Salt Lake County begins program that ends entry costs for children at recreation centers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31 - 7:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new pass offers Salt Lake County children access to all 21 of the county's aquatic and ice centers and nine outdoor pools at no additional cost.
Lehi officials celebrate 'victory for open space' through conservation easement

Lehi officials celebrate 'victory for open space' through conservation easement

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31 - 1:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lehi is delebrating a conservation easement the city made with Draper in preserving 900 acres of open space in Traverse Mountain.
Alpine Loop officially reopens for summer season

Alpine Loop officially reopens for summer season

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 31 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

The weather may not have cooperated in time for a Memorial Day opening, but the Alpine Loop is finally open for the summer season.
Zion to implement big traffic changes on scenic highway beginning in 2026

Zion to implement big traffic changes on scenic highway beginning in 2026

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31 - 10:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Certain types of recreational vehicles, motorcoach buses and other large vehicles will soon be rerouted away from one of Utah's more scenic routes.
Utah expands aerial firefighting options ahead of potentially hot, dry summer

Utah expands aerial firefighting options ahead of potentially hot, dry summer

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29 - 5:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

State firefighters anticipate fire conditions will start to pick up soon, but they're also expanding options to fight new fires.
How social media affects the national park experience

How social media affects the national park experience

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted May 29 - 8:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

From feeding wild animals to perilous selfies, tourists risk their lives and the preservation of America's national parks for fleeting social media fame.
Man who survived fatal avalanche tumbled 300 feet before finding other skiers, calling for help

Man who survived fatal avalanche tumbled 300 feet before finding other skiers, calling for help

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new report offers harrowing details of an avalanche that killed two skiers and partially buried another in Utah's mountains earlier this month.
73-year-old survives five days in the wilderness after raft flips on Idaho river

73-year-old survives five days in the wilderness after raft flips on Idaho river

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 27 - 7:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

A 73-year-old man endured five days in the wilderness after his raft fell apart on the Salmon River in Idaho.
Drought projections for the West

Drought projections for the West

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 27 - 7:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah has been flirting with hope because a couple of good winters may mean conditions are looking up in terms of water availability, but it does not mean the state has escaped.
High water levels at Bear Lake mean less beach space this summer

High water levels at Bear Lake mean less beach space this summer

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 7:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

Water officials said by the time the water peaks, Bear Lake will be about 2 feet short of full. This means less room for people who want to enjoy the beach Memorial Day weekend.