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    Fires to be restricted at Arches, Canyonlands
    The dry and hot summer has led to concerns about increasing fire danger in southeastern Utah, where superintendent Kate Cannon announced fire restric...
    Updated Jun 28 2016 08:45 am   |     |   Share
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    Camping for July 4? Better plan ahead
    Though it hardly seems possible, the three-day July 4th holiday weekend is almost upon us, marking one of the busiest outdoor travel weekends of the s...
    Updated Jun 27 2016 10:45 am   |     |   Share
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    Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Wildlife Resources Apply to hunt swans in July
    Utahns who hope to get a chance to hunt swans this fall need to begin thinking about applying for a permit. The Utah Wildlife Board moved the applicat...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 09:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Register now for Antelope Island moonlight bike ride
    Antelope Island’s annual July moonlight bike ride is one of the summer’s most popular outdoor events. So, with registration open now for the July 15th...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 10:38 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   In this file photo from 2012, the Red Eagles (Pitts & Talon Eagle) perform during the Warriors Over The Wasatch air show at Hill Air Force Base. Taylorsville Dayzz, Hill Field Air Show offer weekend fun
    Sometimes the best travel experiences are those closest to home. That’s true for two events this weekend along the Wasatch Front. In my Taylorsville n...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 04:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tips for dealing with heat in the outdoors
    With temperatures expected to reach the 100s in many parts of southern Utah that include popular national parks such as Zion, Arches and Canyonlands, ...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    Airline satisfaction on the rise
    Given complaints about long security lines at airports, lack of leg room in packed aisles and expensive fares, results from a recent J.D. Power study ...
    Updated Jun 17 2016 12:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    Salt Lake ranked fourth as staycation destination
    There are many reasons families might choose to vacation at home, often called Staycations. Some don’t have a lot of spare cash. Others don’t have muc...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 10:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources  Bald eagles perched at their nesting site. Field trips offer chance to view bald eagles
    Ever want to view bald eagles and their baby eaglets up close and personal? The Division of Wildlife Resources will host field trips Thursday, Saturda...
    Updated Jun 15 2016 11:43 am   |     |   Share
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    Two Utah venues hosting Olympic Day activities
    Two Utah venues will celebrate International Olympic Day this week with special events. The Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns will host an open house Wednes...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Expect closures, delays at Arches, Canyonlands
    Road work at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments will cause delays this summer. Work at Arches ...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Remembering a Dead Horse Point dark sky
    Those who spend any amount of time in the outdoors remember signature moments that are impossible to forget. I had one such moment a few years ago whi...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 11:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Free fishing day events scheduled throughout Utah
    The Division of Wildlife Resources and various other sponsors are offering special activities throughout Utah for Saturday’s annual free fishing day. ...
    Updated Jun 08 2016 09:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Tuacahn hosts free get outdoors event Saturday
    Add Washington County to a long list of Utah venues celebrating National Get Outdoors Day Saturday. The Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association w...
    Updated Jun 07 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    DWR hosts free Outdoor Adventure Days
    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will host the free third annual Outdoor Adventure Days Friday and Saturday at the Lee Kay Public Shooting Rang...
    Updated Jun 06 2016 10:02 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah Lake Festival set Saturday
    The free Utah Lake Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Utah Lake State Park 4400 W. Center Street in Provo. The first 700 to atte...
    Updated Jun 03 2016 11:11 am   |     |   Share
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    Plan ahead to beat outdoor crowds
    The Memorial Day weekend gave outdoor enthusiasts a glimpse at what summer travel will be like during the centennial of the National Park Service. Pop...
    Updated May 31 2016 11:05 am   |     |   Share
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    Park City to host kids adventure race
    There is still time for young athletes ages six through 14 to sign up for the Kids Adventure Games in at the Utah Olympic Park near Park City June 3 t...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:24 am   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Skyline Arch is lit up at night as the setting begins to reveal the sea of stars above during a camping trip to Arches National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts gearing up for Memorial Day travel
    Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer camping and travel season. Expect thousands of Utahns to head to state and national parks, national...
    Updated May 26 2016 02:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    View cutthroat trout at Strawberry Saturday
    As if there weren’t enough reasons to visit Strawberry Reservoir over Memorial Weekend, anglers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can add one mor...
    Updated May 24 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sanpete County towns celebrate heritage this weekend
    Memorial Day weekend is always a busy one in the Sanpete County towns of Ephraim and Spring City. Ephraim hosts Scandinavian Days on Friday and Saturd...
    Updated May 26 2016 02:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    Park City gears up for summer season
    As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Park City’s ski areas are gearing up for the summer season. Summer operations begin May 27 at Park City Mounta...
    Updated May 19 2016 10:28 am   |     |   Share
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    (Tribune file photo)   Fossils on display at the Quarry Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument in  2011. Kids like dinosaurs? Check out new Vernal promotion
    Many kids have a fascination with dinosaurs. Take a 5-year-old to a dinosaur museum and chances are he or she will likely know more of the names of th...
    Updated Jun 01 2016 08:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Tom Wharton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Scenic Sandy fishing pond at 9800 South 1000 West. DWR stocking community fishing ponds before holiday
    One of the best developments for anglers in recent years has been the development of community fishing ponds throughout Utah. The idea behind these po...
    Updated May 17 2016 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Vehicles waiting for entrance to Arches National Park in 2013. Expect traffic jams at Arches National Park on Memorial Day weekend
    If it seems a bit strange to have to worry about traffic jams while going outdoors to enjoy the beauty and solitude a national park offers, then Memor...
    Updated May 16 2016 08:40 pm   |     |   Share
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      The Flight of the Hippogriff roller coaster is the only outdoor roller coaster at Universal Studios Hollywood. Courtesy  |  Universal Studios Hollywood Hollywood Harry Potter attraction leads new theme park ride list
    With Memorial Day weekend approaching, theme parks from around the United States begin touting their biggest and newest rides and attractions. Accordi...
    Updated May 16 2016 11:51 am   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Gretchen Baker, ecologist for Great Basin National Park just over the Utah border in easter Nevada monitors the effects of the drought.  The Lehman Caves in the park are dryer. Great Basin National Park earns dark skies designation
    Many Wasatch Front residents might not realize it but Great Basin National Park near Baker, Nevada, on the Utah-Nevada border, is one of the closest n...
    Updated May 11 2016 07:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    NRA upset about proposed Utah County shooting ban
    A plan to transfer 160 acres of Bureau of Land Management property to Utah County for development as a public shooting range coupled with the closure ...
    Updated May 13 2016 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Celebrate the Great Salt Lake this week
    Sometimes we take for granted the beauty in our own world. Take, for example, the Great Salt Lake. Despite the fact that the huge salty lake lies jus...
    Updated May 09 2016 10:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Fish for garbage Saturday and win prizes
    Reading about the Brighton Ski Area sponsoring the 2nd annual International River Garbage Cleanup “Fish for Garbage” Saturday on the Provo River broug...
    Updated May 05 2016 10:03 am   |     |   Share