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Tom Wharton


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    ‘Gullstravaganza” on tap this Saturday
    Great Salt Lake Audubon is sponsoring its seventh annual Utah Birders “Gullstravaganza” Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost is a $5 donation to...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:27 am   |     |   Share
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    DWR begins feeding deer near Bear Lake
    I’ve never been a big fan of artificially feeding wildlife, though the necessity of doing so at places such as Hardware Ranch or the National Elk Refu...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 09:06 am   |     |   Share
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    Fish Lake to host perch tournament
    Few fish are as tasty as fresh-caught yellow perch. And when the fish start biting, few species are as easy to catch. And one of the best places to ca...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Enjoy national parks for free on MLK Day
    Utah families looking for a quick weekend getaway to a National Park Service facility next Monday on Martin Luther King Day will get free admission. T...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Yellowstone’s Mammoth Dining Room honored
    Many travelers have favorite places where they go back again and again when they are on the road. In Utah, for example, I always have to stop at Ray’s...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Annual St. George bird festival coming soon
    The 14th annual Red Cliffs Audubon St. George Bird Festival is scheduled January 26 through the 28th and will feature field trips, presentations and a...
    Updated Jan 10 2017 08:17 am   |     |   Share
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    Canyonlands to require Needles campground reservations
    Those visiting national parks and popular national forest sites are discovering that planning ahead and making reservations to camp or stay near parks...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 10:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Celebrate Owl Day at Bear River Refuge
    If learning about owls sounds like a hoot, you might want to consider visiting the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge west of Brigham City on January 14...
    Updated Jan 06 2017 09:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Park service makes e-cigarette policy more restrictive
    Like many public and private facilities, national parks are grappling with whether electronic cigarettes and other similar nicotine delivery systems p...
    Updated Jan 05 2017 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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    International history motor group honors Salt Flats
    The International History Motoring Award presented in London in association with Octane magazine and EFG private bank usually goes to an individual. B...
    Updated Jan 04 2017 11:23 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah ski resorts offering lesson deals this month
    As Utah skiers celebrate a big snow dump and try to dig out to get up to a resort to take advantage of it, the state’s 14 resorts are getting ready fo...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 10:38 am   |     |   Share
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    Wildlife Board to consider increasing bear permits
    The Utah Wildlife Board will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Salt Lake City office of the Department of Natural Resources to set 2017 waterfowl hunt, bl...
    Updated Jan 02 2017 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Ice fishing is hot at many Utah locations
    Bringing out the old year and brining in the new can involve an ice fishing trip to a local reservoir. All that you need are warm clothing, insulated ...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Rainbow forms at the end of the day in Dark Canyon Wilderness in San Juan County.  The area is included for a proposed Bears Ears National Monument. Two personal perspectives on Bears Ears
    The area that is now Bears Ears National Monument became one of my family’s favorite places for outdoor adventure as the kids got old enough to backpa...
    Updated Dec 29 2016 03:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Nordic Valley to host fat bike race Saturday
    Nordic Valley will host a race for an increasingly popular winter-style type of mountain biking Saturday. Frosty’s Bike Race Series will kick off its ...
    Updated Dec 28 2016 10:55 am   |     |   Share
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    Bring in the new year with Audubon Bird Count
    Looking for a good outdoor way to bring in the New Year? Great Salt Lake Audubon will hold its annual January 1 Christmas Bird Count Sunday at 7 a.m. ...
    Updated Dec 27 2016 09:21 am   |     |   Share
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    What to expect at Utah ski areas this week
    The day after Christmas is typically one of the busiest days of the season at Utah ski resorts with long lines, full parking lots and busy canyon high...
    Updated Dec 26 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    St. George center books January lectures
    The free Interagency Brown Bag Lecture series continues in January at the St. George Interagency Information Center at 345 East Riverside Road. The le...
    Updated Dec 22 2016 09:01 am   |     |   Share
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    Bluff man to be Canyonlands Artist in the Park
    There is symbiotic relationship between the outdoors and art. Some of the world’s greatest artists, photographers and musicians have been inspired by ...
    Updated Dec 23 2016 03:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Photo courtesy of the Division of Wildlife Resources)  If you’d like to hunt turkeys on limited-entry units in Utah next spring, you need to submit your application by Dec. 27. Turkey hunt application deadline approaching
    Hunters who hope to draw a limited entry turkey permit for a spring hunt in Utah have until 11 p.m. Dec. 27 to get their application into the Division...
    Updated Dec 20 2016 09:52 am   |     |   Share
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    Canyonlands, Arches set winter hours
    If there is every really a slow time any more at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, it comes in late December, January and February. And that mean...
    Updated Dec 19 2016 12:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Nov. 25, 1996, file photo, the Main Street Electrical Parade moves down Main Street in Disneyland, in Anaheim, Calif., during its last night of performances. Disney says the parade will return to Disneyland for a limited run after it ends its run at Walt Disney World in Florida on October 9th. (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File) Electric Light Parade returning to Disneyland
    Disneyland fans — and there are a lot of them in Utah — can look back to the future January 20 when the popular Main Street Electrical Parade returns....
    Updated Dec 16 2016 10:46 am   |     |   Share
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    Here’s a Christmas shopping list for anglers
    As Christmas approaches, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources came up with a good list of 10 possible gifts for the angler on your list that could ...
    Updated Dec 15 2016 09:21 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The acre-sized Midway Ice Castles as seen during a sneak preview at Soldier Hollow Thursday January 7, 2016. The Midway Ice Castles open Friday, Jan. 8, featuring giant archways, tunnels, slot canyons, an ice slide, caverns, glacial waterfalls and a frozen throne. Midway Ice Castles set Dec. 26 opening day
    Midway’s ice castles have become a popular winter destination for hundreds who come to Heber Valley each year to tour a frozen artistic wonderland. Th...
    Updated Dec 14 2016 09:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Wildlife board approves new hunts for 2017
    Utah trophy, archery and muzzleloader hunters should be happy with some changes the Utah Wildlife Board made to Beehive State seasons at its meeting l...
    Updated Dec 13 2016 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources DWR ice fishing clinic set at Salt Lake office
    The Division of Wildlife Resources and the Utah Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council are sponsoring a free ice fishing clinic Monday at the Salt Lak...
    Updated Dec 12 2016 09:59 am   |     |   Share
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    (Tribune file photo)   Visitors tour the historic ruins of a Pueblo people at Hovenweep National Monument in southern Utah in 2006. National Park Service features Hovenweep
    Hovenweep National Monument is one of those out-of-the-way destinations that are easy to miss, especially in the midst of southeastern Utah where nati...
    Updated Dec 20 2016 08:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Orderville holiday homes open for tour Monday
    Have you ever traveled through an interesting off-the-beaten-track small Utah town and wondered what some of the interesting homes look like inside? T...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Park City earns TripAdvisor honor
    Park City’s national and international reputation is apparently on the rise. TribAdvisor, a travel planning and booking site, recently selected the Su...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Horses from Hardware Ranch pull visitors from activity to activity in a covered wagon during Outdoor Adventure Days at the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 10, 2016. The free event continues Saturday with fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding, and archery and firearms instruction. Hardware Ranch to host Elk Festival Saturday
    Winter can be a difficult time for families who don’t ski but enjoy getting outdoors. One of the best short trips to enjoy this time of year is making...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 12:13 pm   |     |   Share