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Tom Wharton


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    Mesa Verde celebrating parks centennial
    Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park, a surprisingly short drive for Wasatch Front residents, is preparing for the 100th anniversary of the National Pa...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 11:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Idaho County opposes land transfer
    Living in Utah, it might seem as though most government entities are all in with the idea of the state taking control over public lands. But that is n...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 11:22 am   |     |   Share
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    Terror attacks influencing travel plans
    To celebrate my retirement from full-time employment, my wife Nancy and I booked a three-week trip to Europe in April with stops in Amsterdam, Brussel...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) You could see as many as 100 mountain goats at this year’s Tushar Mountain Goat Watch. Division of Wildlife Resources offers free ‘Goat Watch’ on the Tushars
    Beaver Canyon and the Tushar Mountains east of the town of Beaver are one of those places that few Wasatch Front people have ever explored. Yet, this ...
    Updated Jul 22 2016 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    Engen Museum unveils Stein Eriksen exhibit
    The Alf Engen Ski Museum located inside the Utah Olympic Park unveiled a new exhibit Wednesday honoring the legendary Stein Eriksen. The new exhibit c...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 11:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah could learn from Montana anglers’ access signs
    One of the benefits of hitting the road for a long out of state trip is that a person can observe the way things might be done somewhat differently. I...
    Updated Jul 20 2016 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    A screen shot from Jim and Will Pattiz’s latest video, featuring Grand Teton National Park, in their More Than Just Parks series. Brothers capture beauty of Grand Teton National Park in latest video
    The Pattiz brothers finished another video that showcases the beauty of a national park. Jim and Will Pattiz headed to nearby Grand Teton National Pa...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 11:25 am   |     |   Share
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    Outdoor infrastructure grants available
    The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation has announced the addition of youth programs in a list of groups that can apply for the Utah Outdoor Recreation ...
    Updated Jul 13 2016 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah anglers signing up for and completing cutthroat slam
    Interest among anglers wishing to complete Utah’s Cutthroat Slam appears to be high. What, exactly, is the cutthroat slam? It is a program established...
    Updated Jul 12 2016 01:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    It’s time to pick fruit at Capitol Reef
    Though Capitol Reef National Park is primarily a scenic area, the National Park Service has preserved some historic structures and orchards to celebra...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 09:48 am   |     |   Share
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    (Franciso Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Glimpses of the scenic famed walls of Zion National Park flash by motorists as they travel through the mile long tunnel along the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway. Zion National Park receives preservation grant
    Zion National Park is one of the recipients of a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express. The grant was determine...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Utah State Historical Society  Crowds at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington. June 17, 1937. Lagoon celebrates 130 years July 15
    Even though I am now in my 60s, I continue to have a love affair with both history and amusement parks. I once researched a story on the Utah connecti...

    Updated Jul 08 2016 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Visiting the historic Wildcat Guard Station on the Boulder Mountain
    As we approached the Singletree Campground on the Boulder Mountain last week, the rain was coming down so hard that there was no way we would even thi...
    Updated Jul 06 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Hit high country for best holiday fishing
    Expect most small waters to be heavily stocked with rainbow trout for what promises to be a busy July 4th weekend at fishing spots throughout Utah. Th...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Boat rescues difficult on Utah Lake
    Now would not be a good time to have a boating accident on Utah Lake. Utah State Parks law enforcement officials and Utah County Search and Rescue cre...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 07:48 am   |     |   Share
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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