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Kodachrome Basin: 'Blank spot' on the map, photographer's paradise

Kodachrome Basin: 'Blank spot' on the map, photographer's paradise

Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News  |  Posted Nov. 25 - 9:04 a.m.

Chimney Rock would have been such a mundane name for what many see as a magical place. There are so many "chimney rocks" in other places, including one in Colorado that became a national monument in 2012.
Happy trails: Alpine, Highland looking to increase connectivity between cities

Happy trails: Alpine, Highland looking to increase connectivity between cities

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 25 - 7:17 a.m.

Highland and Alpine are hoping to increase connectivity between the cities through trails, sidewalks and other transportation routes and are collecting public input to do so.
1 dead, 1 rescued after cold night camping in Zion National Park

1 dead, 1 rescued after cold night camping in Zion National Park

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 5:02 p.m.

One person is dead and another was treated for hypothermia symptoms when he reached rescuers early Wednesday after camping overnight in the Narrows section of Zion National Park.
Salt Lake City residents passed an $85M parks bond. What happens next?

Salt Lake City residents passed an $85M parks bond. What happens next?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 7:21 a.m.

Here's what happens next now that Salt Lake City residents have passed a massive $85 million bond to fund parks and public land projects.
Why is Salt Lake City's Liberty Park pond mostly empty?

Why is Salt Lake City's Liberty Park pond mostly empty?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 10:04 a.m.

No, it's not your imagination, the pond at Liberty Park is empty for the first time in years.
Utah seeks to delist 'threatened' prairie dog species, assume management of creature

Utah seeks to delist 'threatened' prairie dog species, assume management of creature

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 4:51 p.m.

Utah wildlife officials are proposing a new Utah prairie dog management plan that would take effect if the federal government removes it from the endangered species list.
Utah ski resorts made plenty of 'great upgrades' in the offseason. Here's what's new

Utah ski resorts made plenty of 'great upgrades' in the offseason. Here's what's new

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 20 - 10:56 p.m.

With the new ski season close to full swing, here are some changes Utah skiers and snowboarders can expect this year.
Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation signs Utah hunting, fishing agreement

Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation signs Utah hunting, fishing agreement

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 18 - 3:00 p.m.

The agreement covers both combination licenses as well as big game and other permits and takes into account treaties the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation had before Utah became a state.
How hard is it to ride a Onewheel? And are they safe for kids?

How hard is it to ride a Onewheel? And are they safe for kids?

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 18 - 1:40 p.m.

Onewheels have officially gone mainstream. But how safe are they?
Residents review proposals for second marina at Bear Lake

Residents review proposals for second marina at Bear Lake

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 1:31 p.m.

People who love spending summer weekends and vacations at Bear Lake State Park gathered Wednesday to review proposals for a second marina.
Popular outdoors tradition returns to northern Utah after cancellations last 2 winters

Popular outdoors tradition returns to northern Utah after cancellations last 2 winters

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 15 - 11:42 p.m.

Two completely different issues brought the popular sleigh rides to a grinding halt the past two years.
'Everybody's excited' about Utah's early snow. But will travel be an issue this season?

'Everybody's excited' about Utah's early snow. But will travel be an issue this season?

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 14 - 7:02 p.m.

Utah's ski resorts are thrilled to open early, especially after delays this time last year. However, travel could be a problem for many resorts this winter.
Utah skiers report traffic delays before hitting the slopes

Utah skiers report traffic delays before hitting the slopes

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 14 - 7:19 a.m.

Drivers in Big Cottonwood Canyon reported traffic delays and limited parking in the first few days of 2022 ski season.
Can you hunt wolves in Montana? Group sues to stop wolf season

Can you hunt wolves in Montana? Group sues to stop wolf season

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 9:42 p.m.

It's currently open season for Montana hunters looking to shoot a wolf, with the trapping and snaring season set to start at the end of November.
Some e-bikes now banned from off-road sections at Utah wildlife management areas

Some e-bikes now banned from off-road sections at Utah wildlife management areas

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 10:51 a.m.

State wildlife managers are warning some e-bike riders that their bikes are now illegal in off-road parts of wildlife management areas.
Utah resorts race to take advantage as storm produces strong mountain snow figures

Utah resorts race to take advantage as storm produces strong mountain snow figures

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 10 - 10:16 a.m.

Some Utah resorts are bumping up their opening days after a storm produced over 2 feet of new snow in the mountains. The storm was good for Utah's snowpack but will increase avalanche danger.
Why Yellowstone's iconic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel won't take guests this winter

Why Yellowstone's iconic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel won't take guests this winter

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 8:05 a.m.

The popular and historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel at Yellowstone National Park will not accept overnight guests this winter because of damage from flooding in June.
Salt Lake City's $85M parks and trails bond soars in early election results

Salt Lake City's $85M parks and trails bond soars in early election results

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 9 - 7:18 p.m.

It appears residents of Utah's capital city are overwhelmingly behind an $85 million general obligation bond to fund more parks and trails projects in the city.
There are nearly 16M 'landlocked' public acres in the West – how many are in southern Utah?

There are nearly 16M 'landlocked' public acres in the West – how many are in southern Utah?

Alysha Lundgren, St. George News  |  Posted Nov. 9 - 10:26 a.m.

There are nearly 16 million acres of "landlocked" federal and state lands across 13 Western states, but how much public land is inaccessible to southern Utahns?
Social media campaign highlights Indigenous names of popular Utah locations

Social media campaign highlights Indigenous names of popular Utah locations

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 8 - 3:11 p.m.

The American West Center is featuring one place a day on social media in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
Millcreek Canyon temporary closed as part of ongoing wildfire mitigation project

Millcreek Canyon temporary closed as part of ongoing wildfire mitigation project

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 8 - 1:49 p.m.

A popular Salt Lake County canyon will be temporarily closed over the next few days while utility crews remove over 100 power poles as a part of a project to reduce wildfire risks in the canyon.
Snowbird's 2nd new tram cabin nearly ready to go following May installation mishap

Snowbird's 2nd new tram cabin nearly ready to go following May installation mishap

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 4:48 p.m.

Snowbird Resort's new red aerial tram is all but ready to go after an installation mishap destroyed the previous cabin in May.
New Utah storm may produce over 2 feet of mountain snow; power companies brace for outages

New Utah storm may produce over 2 feet of mountain snow; power companies brace for outages

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 7 - 4:15 p.m.

Utah's largest power provider is bracing for possible weather-related outages with more rain, snow and wind headed toward the state.
Rising avalanche danger expected with upcoming storm

Rising avalanche danger expected with upcoming storm

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 7:53 a.m.

While skiers and ski resorts celebrate early snow, forecasters are warning Utahns about an avalanche risk later this week.
Have You Seen This? A lynx is beautiful … but its whining isn't

Have You Seen This? A lynx is beautiful … but its whining isn't

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 3:09 p.m.

Why did the lynx cross the road? To growl at the lynx on the other side.
Please don't lick this psychedelic toad, National Park Service warns

Please don't lick this psychedelic toad, National Park Service warns

Zoe Sottile, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 2:17 p.m.

As tasty as it might look, you should refrain from licking the Sonoran desert toad, the National Park Service has warned.
A huge tunnel has opened below Niagara Falls

A huge tunnel has opened below Niagara Falls

Maureen Littlejohn, CNN  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 8:11 a.m.

A whitewater wonder visited by everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Mark Twain, Niagara Falls has been a magnet drawing global travelers for at least two centuries. But until this year, a huge tunnel buried deep below the cascade has been off-limits to visitors.
Search for solutions drives race to save Bonneville Salt Flats

Search for solutions drives race to save Bonneville Salt Flats

Sam Metz and Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 8:47 p.m.

The white salt of the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats is shrinking. The prehistoric lakebed has long been a mecca for daredevil speed racers, and a backdrop for movies.
Let it snow: 2nd Utah resort plans to open early; another storm headed for mountains

Let it snow: 2nd Utah resort plans to open early; another storm headed for mountains

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov. 4 - 3:27 p.m.

Another Utah ski resort is set to up earlier than usual, while a winter storm warning has been issued for the Wasatch Mountains this weekend.
Gov. Cox issues proclamation suspending new water diversions in Great Salt Lake basin

Gov. Cox issues proclamation suspending new water diversions in Great Salt Lake basin

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 7:12 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox listed concerns about how Utah's ongoing drought is impacting the Great Salt Lake in announcing his decision.
Utah ski resort welcomes 'unprecedented' early opening as snow piles up

Utah ski resort welcomes 'unprecedented' early opening as snow piles up

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 12:19 p.m.

One Utah ski resort plans to open this week, even before it was pummeled with more snow.
Resorts eye earlier opening as snow blankets Wasatch Front

Resorts eye earlier opening as snow blankets Wasatch Front

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com and Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 2 - 5:55 p.m.

Most of the Wasatch Front is under a winter weather advisory Wednesday.
New initiative aims to get people to 'fall in love' with the Great Salt Lake again

New initiative aims to get people to 'fall in love' with the Great Salt Lake again

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 2 - 12:02 p.m.

A U.S. waterfowl conservation organization is making the Great Salt Lake the spotlight of a new nationwide initiative — with Utah's help along the way.
Warnings, advisories issued ahead of winter storm headed toward Utah

Warnings, advisories issued ahead of winter storm headed toward Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 1 - 4:48 p.m.

A post-Halloween winter storm headed toward Utah is looking a little scarier than originally forecast, resulting in warnings and advisories.
Bryce Canyon to move backcountry camping permits online, extend reservation window

Bryce Canyon to move backcountry camping permits online, extend reservation window

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

Visitors seeking to camp in Bryce Canyon National Park's backcountry will soon be able to ensure their access online, and also months in advance.
See the winning shots from a photo contest that showcases Utah's vast beauty

See the winning shots from a photo contest that showcases Utah's vast beauty

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 1 - 8:03 a.m.

Here are the winners from Scenic Utah's photo contest to celebrate Utah's "natural beauty, its historic rural character and our unparalleled ... scenic vistas and skylines."
Sandy man inspired by local trees discovers artistic talent

Sandy man inspired by local trees discovers artistic talent

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 31 - 8:34 p.m.

Justin Davies said he has long loved the outdoors, but until recently he never really took the time to get to know one of its most important pieces: the trees.
Yellowstone National Park reopens North Entrance after summer flooding

Yellowstone National Park reopens North Entrance after summer flooding

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 31 - 7:32 p.m.

The North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and the road to Mammoth Hot Springs have reopened after summer flooding closed the park.
Feds may reduce downstream releases from Lake Powell as drought persists

Feds may reduce downstream releases from Lake Powell as drought persists

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 10:40 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Interior officials announced Friday that they are approving "expedited steps" for new measures to handle record low water levels at Lake Powell and Lake Mead as both reservoirs continue to struggle amid ongoing drought conditions.
Cox, UDOT 'very serious' about an 'interstate' of trails to connect Utah

Cox, UDOT 'very serious' about an 'interstate' of trails to connect Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 2:59 p.m.

The Golden Spoke trail system in Utah may one day become much, much larger.
What makes Utah a world destination to National Geographic?

What makes Utah a world destination to National Geographic?

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 10:23 p.m.

Calling it an "adventurer's dream," Utah has been singled out among the best in the world adventure destinations by National Geographic magazine.
Utah wildlife agency proposes changes to elk hunting as popularity soars

Utah wildlife agency proposes changes to elk hunting as popularity soars

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 25 - 7:21 p.m.

With Utah's current elk management plan set to expire, wildlife officials are proposing a new plan to manage elk populations as elk hunts becomes more and more popular.
Wyoming man describes fighting off grizzly bear, accidentally shooting leg in attack

Wyoming man describes fighting off grizzly bear, accidentally shooting leg in attack

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 25 - 9:26 a.m.

"I pulled the pistol and then the bear just came flying out at me," said a Wyoming man recovering from a bear attack that sent him to the hospital with a gunshot wound.
Idaho finds another deer with chronic wasting disease

Idaho finds another deer with chronic wasting disease

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 24 - 8:12 p.m.

Idaho wildlife officials say the first confirmed case this year of chronic wasting disease has been detected in a deer in Idaho County in north-central Idaho. Idaho Fish and Game on Friday said a white-tailed deer found dead along the side of the road tested positive for the disease.
'Bodies strewn all over the place': Why are wild horses being shot in southern Utah?

'Bodies strewn all over the place': Why are wild horses being shot in southern Utah?

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 24 - 5:14 p.m.

After discovering the bodies of 16 wild horses presumably shot dead in San Juan County, brothers Wayne and Curtis Yanito are looking for answers.
Wintry storm puts 2 feet of snow in some Utah places. Is more on the way?

Wintry storm puts 2 feet of snow in some Utah places. Is more on the way?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 24 - 3:03 p.m.

This week's snow could be a window into Utah's winter, but it also could be an outlier, according to a new long-term forecast.
Utah resorts gear up to welcome skiers, snowboarders in a few weeks

Utah resorts gear up to welcome skiers, snowboarders in a few weeks

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 24 - 12:56 p.m.

Skiers did not waste time heading up the mountain to enjoy the first snow of the season at Solitude Mountain Resort Sunday.
Wyoming hunter shoots self while fighting off grizzly attack

Wyoming hunter shoots self while fighting off grizzly attack

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 24 - 9:28 a.m.

A Wyoming hunter accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to fight off a grizzly bear attack.
Utah's deer hunting season begins with storm; DWR encourages visiting great outdoors

Utah's deer hunting season begins with storm; DWR encourages visiting great outdoors

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 24 - 6:19 a.m.

It was a big day for deer hunters across the state as it's officially open season.
Sportsman warns lawmakers of threats wolves pose to Utah game herds

Sportsman warns lawmakers of threats wolves pose to Utah game herds

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 20 - 9:13 p.m.

The founder of the powerful Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife lobbying organization warned a committee of lawmakers on Wednesday that wolves are perched on Utah's doorstep, and should they make an entrance, the fallout would be devastating.
From near-death to starring in a movie: a Snowbasin teen's miraculous recovery

From near-death to starring in a movie: a Snowbasin teen's miraculous recovery

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 20 - 9:33 a.m.

The annual Warren Miller ski movie creates an iconic gathering for skiers to get stoked for the season. A teenager from Mountain Green will debut in this year's film, "Daymaker."
Thousands of fish died during Utah reservoir maintenance project

Thousands of fish died during Utah reservoir maintenance project

Michael Locklear, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 19 - 5:51 p.m.

Up to 10,000 fish died near a central Utah reservoir last week during a maintenance project, according to state officials.
What did this college wrestler do when his teammate was attacked by a grizzly bear?

What did this college wrestler do when his teammate was attacked by a grizzly bear?

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Updated Oct. 17 - 10:27 p.m.

Wyoming collegiate wrestler Kendell Cummings attempted to pull a grizzly bear off his teammate Brady Lowry when he was attacked Saturday outside of Cody, Wyoming, while the young men were hunting for shed antlers.
7 unforgettable things to do in the San Juan Islands

7 unforgettable things to do in the San Juan Islands

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 3:35 p.m.

Located about 65 miles north of Seattle are the San Juan Islands, an archipelago known for marine life, gorgeous vistas and rich history.
Video: How to intelligently fuel your body for the rim-to-rim hike at Grand Canyon

Video: How to intelligently fuel your body for the rim-to-rim hike at Grand Canyon

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 5:02 p.m.

Avoid falling prey to the internet's misinformation about endurance hiking with these critical nutrition tips.
Owens Lake is dry. What can be learned for saving the Great Salt Lake?

Owens Lake is dry. What can be learned for saving the Great Salt Lake?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News and Leia Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 7:21 a.m.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power began siphoning the waters of the 110-square-mile Owens Lake in 1913. Within 13 short years, the California lake went dry.
Nuisance deer in Bountiful euthanized, given to families in need

Nuisance deer in Bountiful euthanized, given to families in need

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 4:22 p.m.

As Bountiful grows, deer that previously lived on the land have become a public nuisance. The city teamed up with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to euthanize deer and give them to local families in need.
Blight no more: Utah's historic Black Rock gets a clean slate

Blight no more: Utah's historic Black Rock gets a clean slate

Dan Spindle, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 7:35 p.m.

The Great Salt Lake's forgotten shoreline history is something state leaders want to place back into the public eye.
Utah's Ute Indian Tribe blasts Biden's Colorado national monument

Utah's Ute Indian Tribe blasts Biden's Colorado national monument

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 4:35 p.m.

The Ute Indian Tribe issued a scathing rebuke of President Biden's designation of the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument on Wednesday, calling it "an unlawful act of genocide."