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  • OUTDOORS AND TRAVEL
    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 23 2016 01:39 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 May 20 2016 06:00 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
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    Biologists trying to restore Red Fleet Reservoir fishery
    Red Fleet Reservoir north of Vernal is a scenic red-rock water that has struggled as a fishery in recent years, often because of illegal transplants o...
    Updated May 04 2016 08:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Old Jeep? Ancient camp gear? Try Relic Run
    The Relic Run, one of the more interesting retro motorized events in Utah, has scheduled its eighth annual expedition June 16 to June 19 in Utah’s Wes...
    Updated May 03 2016 10:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Wildlife board increases Utah deer permits
    Utah big game hunters will have a better chance of drawing out for a deer hunting permit this year as the state’s mule deer populations continue to in...
    Updated May 02 2016 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    More U.S. ethnic groups enjoying camping
    Outdoor planners have worried about the lack of ethnic diversity at parks and trails for years. Their efforts to get African-Americans, Hispanic and A...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 10:30 am   |     |   Share
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    BLM to host free photography workshop
    The Bureau of Land Management St. George Field Office and BLM Arizona Strip District and the Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends group ...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Wildife board to set big game permit numbers Thursday
    The Utah Wildlife Board will meet Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium in Salt Lake City to decide the number of big g...
    Updated Apr 26 2016 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    National Park Service redesigns popular NPS.gov
    The National Park Service website, www.nps.gov, has always been the best place to get information on the 410 units of the national park service. It of...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 11:45 am   |     |   Share
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    Conservation leader to deliver Earth Day talks
    National conservation leader Brock Evans will give two Earth Day lectures Friday for the Utah Rivers Council and Utah Open Lands, who are also honorin...
    Updated Apr 20 2016 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Cedar City state museum looking for artists, vendors
    Frontier Homestead State Park in Cedar City and its foundation are organizing the first annual Frontier Folk Festival June 17 and 18 and are looking t...
    Updated Apr 19 2016 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Can you complete the Utah cutthroat slam?
    The Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited have partnered up to create a program called “The Cutthroat Slam” to encourage anglers to catch...
    Updated Apr 18 2016 11:09 am   |     |   Share
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    National Park Week begins Saturday
    National Park Week begins Saturday and runs through April 24, offering a number of special events as the agency celebrates its 100th birthday. All ent...
    Updated Apr 13 2016 10:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Are we loving our national parks to death?
    Following national parks such as Arches, Zion and Grand Canyon on Twitter provides some interesting perspectives during the busy spring break season. ...
    Updated Apr 07 2016 09:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation calls for public discussion on wildlife management
    The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is hosting a discussion on what its leaders call the broken process of wildlife management Friday at 7 p.m. at the C...
    Updated Apr 06 2016 09:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Blog: Fly fishing expo opens Friday
    The annual Wasatch Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. The event is open Friday f...
    Updated Mar 31 2016 10:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Blog: Adventure Week opens Saturday
    Sandy City, Salt Lake County, the state of Utah and more than 30 companies are sponsoring the first Adventure Week that runs Saturday through April 9....
    Updated Mar 30 2016 09:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Blog: Contemplating travel in a time of terror
    After recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, those with travel plans to Europe face the difficult decision of deciding whether to go or not. ...
    Updated Mar 25 2016 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Blog: Utah tourism officials to promote “The Road to Mighty”
    After emphasizing visits to Utah’s national parks in the “Mighty Five” advertising campaign, Beehive State tourist officials are expanding the idea th...
    Updated Mar 23 2016 09:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Blog: Utah loses two great conservationists
    Utah has lost two of its finest conservationists in the past few weeks. Hugh Hogle, who served on the Utah Wildlife Board, contributed to numerous con...
    Updated Mar 22 2016 10:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Blog: Sandy Sportsmen’s Expo opens Thursday
    The International Sportsmen Expo makes its annual stop at Sandy’s South Towne Expo Center Thursday through Sunday. The event features commercial vendo...
    Updated Mar 16 2016 11:39 am   |     |   Share