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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 crews said that rescues on the lake will be difficult...

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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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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Wildflowers surround the trail at Limber Flag. Video: Uinta Canyon Trailhead is gateway to a load of lakes
    The rangers on the Ashley National Forest, in eastern Utah, have produced a series of videos about the forest and recreation there. The embedded vide...
    Updated Jun 26 2016 12:06 pm   |     |   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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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sand Dune Arch appears with a dusting of snow at Arches National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Sand Dune Arch — Arches National Park
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    Updated Jun 23 2016 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 22 2016 10:14 am   |     |   Share
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    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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    Updated Jun 17 2016 12:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 16 2016 10:15 am   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Golden Wall Trail in southern Utah’s Red Canyon offers hoodoos and vistas. Utah Hike of the Week: Golden Wall Trail and Castle Bridge in Red Canyon
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    Updated Jun 16 2016 05:09 pm   |     |   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
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    Updated Jun 15 2016 11:43 am   |     |   Share
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    Two Utah venues hosting Olympic Day activities
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    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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    Updated Jun 11 2016 06:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 09 2016 11:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 16 2016 07:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 08 2016 09:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 07 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 06 2016 10:02 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 03 2016 11:11 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 02 2016 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
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