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The night before Karl Meltzer decided to gut out the last 85 miles without a break on a grueling 2,190 mile trail run journey through 14 states, he turned to his crew chief Eric Belz and said: “I can smell …

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  • OUTDOORS AND TRAVEL
    Fall is a good time to explore Garfield County highways
    Few roads in the world can match the beauty of Utah’s Highway 12, a national scenic byway and an all-American road. The 122.9-mile road that connects ...
    Updated Sep 30 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy Rich Hansen, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Utah’s 2016 Canada goose hunt starts Oct. 1. Utah waterfowl hunt opens Saturday
    While Utah’s general duck and goose hunt seasons don’t generally produce the kind of interest that big game hunts do, they offer the longest season an...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Lya Wodraska  |  Special to The Tribune  A view from top of the rim after climbing out of the wash on the Upper Muley Twist Canyon hike in Capitol Reef National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Upper Muley Twist Canyon in Capitol Reef National Park
    Capital Reef is known for its isolated, awe-inspiring terrain, and there is no better example of the geology than hiking Upper Muley Twist, a canyon t...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 05:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    Board to decide on whether anglers can use corn
    Would you like to use corn as a bait to catch fish? That proposal is one of a couple that will come up Wednesday when the Utah Wildlife Board meets at...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 09:01 am   |     |   Share


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    Rifle elk hunt permits going fast
    If you plan on hunting in the any bull or spike only elk hunts when the rifle season opens October 8, you better hurry. The Division of Wildlife Resou...
    Updated Sep 27 2016 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
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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
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    Updated Sep 23 2016 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Sep 22 2016 03:30 pm   |     |   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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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     A sign marks the end of the Curtis Bench Trail in Goblin Valley State Park. The trail concludes with a view of Goblins on the valley below and the Henry Mountains in the distance. Utah Hike of the Week: Curtis Bench Trail in Goblin Valley State Park
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    Updated Sep 29 2016 05:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (|  Tribune File Photo)    People ride the Sugarloaf lift at Atla Ski Area on Presidents Day on February 18, 2012. Recreation: With ski season around the corner, it’s time to get in shape
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    Updated Sep 21 2016 09:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Celebrate National Public Lands Day Saturday
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    Updated Sep 21 2016 11:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Salt Lake ranked as fifth most fun city in U.S.
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    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
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    Updated Sep 16 2016 01:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Cindy Bird Vance filters water from a stream near Dollar Lake in the Uinta Mountains. Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.  Utah Hike of the Week: Kings Peak via Henrys Fork Trailhead
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    Updated Sep 15 2016 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Ski hall of fame to induct four
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    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
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    Park City hosts Autumn Aloft this weekend
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    New Farmington Bay center will improve education experience
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    Updated Sep 12 2016 10:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Sep 10 2016 02:07 pm   |     |   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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    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A wooden plank on top of Kings Peak. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Gallery: A hike up Kings Peak — the highest trail in Utah
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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
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