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    Park Service honors Cedar Breaks program
    The National Park Service has honored a southern Utah consortium with a 2016 Director’s Partnership Award. The award honored the Intergovernmental Int...
    Updated Sep 26 2016 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Storm damages, closes Antelope Island ranch
    Antelope Island’s Fielding Garr Ranch that contains one of Utah’s oldest structures on its original foundation, will be closed indefinitely to the pub...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah chukar hunt opens Saturday
    Hunting chukars can be one of the more challenging upland game pursuits. The sport often involves hiking up steep slopes in search of the elusive bird...
    Updated Sep 22 2016 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Celebrate National Public Lands Day Saturday
    Though it might seem a bit like an oxymoron to celebrate National Public Lands Day in Utah where the governor and legislators want to grab federal pro...
    Updated Sep 21 2016 11:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Salt Lake ranked as fifth most fun city in U.S.
    Who says it’s impossible to have fun in Salt Lake City? Certainly not WalletHub, a travel website, that ranked Utah’s capital city as the fifth most f...
    Updated Sep 20 2016 10:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Travel growth beginning to slow
    After a good first half of the year, domestic travel in the United States is starting to slow. The U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index shows...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Natalie Boren  |  Utah Division of Wildlife Resources The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says walleye were introduced illegally into Echo Reservoir. Illegal walleye plant hurts Echo fishery
    Anglers who think they know more than the biologists who manage fisheries have been a problem for years when they illegally plant new species of fish ...
    Updated Sep 16 2016 01:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    Ski hall of fame to induct four
    Four skiing stars will be inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame at a dinner and reception Wednesday. Olympic alpine skiing medalist and bro...
    Updated Sep 15 2016 10:21 am   |     |   Share
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    (Lynn Johnson  | Special to The Salt Lake Tribune)    A group of beginning art students from the Millcreek area of Salt Lake City were among artists, both professional and amateur, participating in the annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival in 2015. Popular Escalante arts festival opens Friday
    The Escalante Canyons Art Festival and Everett Ruess Days ranks among the best small town events of its types in Utah. The 13th annual event opens Fri...
    Updated Sep 15 2016 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Park City hosts Autumn Aloft this weekend
    Park City’s annual Autumn Aloft Hot Air Balloon Festival runs Friday through Sunday with 24 balloonists scheduled to be in the air. “Autumn Aloft is a...
    Updated Sep 15 2016 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    New Farmington Bay center will improve education experience
    One of the biggest outdoor secrets in northern Utah is the wildlife education center and nature trail at Farmington Bay. Two small buildings offer som...
    Updated Sep 12 2016 10:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy of the Division of Wildlife Resources  Kokanee salmon See red at Flaming Gorge Saturday
    Autumn leaves aren’t the only thing that turns red in the fall. Add kokanee salmon to that list. The fish turn a bright red when they spawn in the aut...
    Updated Sep 09 2016 12:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Keith Johnson | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Volunteers with the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake City prepare Gyros during the Greek Festival in downtown Salt Lake City, September 6, 2013. Celebrate Utah peaches, livestock and history this weekend
    One of the great treats any Utahn can experience is stopping at one of the dozen or so fruit stands on old U.S. 89 south of Brigham City between Willa...
    Updated Sep 08 2016 04:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    (|  Tribune File Photo)    Goblin Valley on September 19, 2003. Goblin Valley gets dark sky designation
    Goblin Valley seems like a natural place to be designated as an International Dark Sky Park. The Emery County state park is miles from the nearest cit...
    Updated Sep 07 2016 10:35 am   |     |   Share
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    Geysers, selfies, Twitter and trying to find a balance
    Sitting on a balcony at the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone Park watching tourists and geysers offered a quiet moment of introspection. Yellowstone is...
    Updated Sep 06 2016 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Last leaves fall from trees at Liberty Park pond on a gray but beautiful Autumn day, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015.  It feels like the last days of Fall are here. Northern Utah autumn color show has begun
    It seems a bit early this season, especially after a hot summer, but leaves are starting to show off their autumn colors in many Utah canyons. Accordi...
    Updated Sep 01 2016 03:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wildlife board to set cougar hunt rules Thursday
    The Utah Wildlife Board meets Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium at 1594 W. North Temple. Top of the agenda will be ...
    Updated Aug 31 2016 11:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources  Cottontail rabbit hunting should be excellent in Utah this fall. The hunt starts Sept. 1. Some Utah upland game hunting seasons open Thursday
    Utah’s hunters continue to have increasing opportunities with more seasons opening this week. The mourning dove, cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, for...
    Updated Aug 30 2016 02:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Summer ritual: Driving the Mirror Lake Highway
    It’s often easy to take Utah’s incredible beauty for granted. That thought occurred Thursday. A cousin from England came to visit and had never seen t...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 10:24 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Canyonlands National Park as seen from Orange Cliffs Overlook Wednesday August 24, 2016. National parks — like Utah’s Canyonlands — have often generated controversy
    As thousands celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park System today, inspirational words will be written about one of America’s greatest gi...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 12:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Tribune file photo)   Elk roam in Yellowstone National Park. Officials tallied an increase in the elk population this winter. A personal celebration of national parks
    Contemplating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service that occurs Thursday, memories of dozens of special moments at parks throughout the U...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A four-wheel drive car travels the road popular with mountain bikers that makes up the White Rim trail in Canyonlands. Celebrate the National Park Service 100th birthday in Utah this week
    President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the National Park Service on Aug. 25, 1916. The mission of the new agency was “to conserve the sc...
    Updated Aug 23 2016 09:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Salt Lake City needs help finding bats
    Salt Lake City’s Parks and Public Lands division is looking for help from people living around the mouth of Parleys Canyon and nearby foothills who mi...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 01:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah archery deer hunt opens Saturday
    The archery deer hunt, the first major hunt of the fall in Utah, opens Saturday and there is great optimism that it should be a good one. Utah Divisio...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 09:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Duck numbers look good this year
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released its 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations and the news is mostly good for hunters and wildlife...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 09:20 am   |     |   Share
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    Nate Nickerson  |  Courtesy  Late 1950’s Porsche 356, brought to Bonneville by owner from California. While speed trials resume, enthusiasts worry about condition of salt
    It was great to get back on the Bonneville Salt Flats Tuesday for Speed Week. Few events are as colorful. The white salt coupled with all sorts of cus...
    Updated Aug 17 2016 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The author’s daughter plays in snow near the Devils Garden campground Nov. 29, 2015 at Arches National Park. Construction in 2017 to close Arches campground, some trailheads
    Arches National Park’s popular Devil’s Garden Campground will be closed for much of 2017 as the park begins a major road reconstruction program. The ...
    Updated Aug 16 2016 08:49 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy of Ryan Mosley of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources  Black crappie, fathead minnow, sterile walleye, yellow perch, wiper, mountain whitefish, Colorado River cutthroat trout and tiger trout -- all seen L to R in this photo -- are the fish biologists have stocked into Red Fleet Reservoir. The minnows will provide food for the larger fish. Red Fleet fishery showing improvement
    The effort to improve and restore the fishery at Red Fleet Reservoir 10 miles north of Vernal apparently is going well. The reservoir was treated with...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 10:43 am   |     |   Share
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    Floods cause Canyonlands backcountry road issues
    If you are planning on taking a four-wheel drive trip into Canyonlands in the next few days, check with rangers to see if where you are going is open....
    Updated Aug 12 2016 11:13 am   |     |   Share
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    Park City gets number one rating for summer bargains
    Ski resorts often offer one of the great bargains for Utah travelers looking to enjoy a close-to-home vacation. Great resorts that fill during the win...
    Updated Aug 11 2016 08:54 am   |     |   Share