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    Photo courtesy of Dan Ransom  Antelope Island State Park recently earned the title of International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association. Antelope Island State Park celebrates dark sky designation
    It seems amazing that a place near a major metropolitan area can qualify for dark-sky designation. But that’s exactly what Antelope Island State Park ...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 02:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Police forces take positions on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker, Thursday, April 20, 2017. An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu) Paris attack raises travel insurance questions
    Travelers with a big trip coming up usually follow the news carefully, nervous about unforeseen events, like a terrorist attack, that might cause a po...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 02:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    Array of outdoor, environmental groups will join Salt Lake City March for Science
    A number of Utah outdoor organizations and environmental groups will be joining the March for Science on Saturday. The Earth Day event will begin at 3...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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      Kent Sorenson is among several expert tiger muskie anglers who will present at the seminar. Kent Sorenson  |  Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Experts share tips at Salt Lake seminar for catching hard-fighting tiger muskies
    Tiger muskies are the largest cool-water fish in Utah and, at times, one of the most difficult to catch. That’s why the Division of Wildlife Resources...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Explore the Rockies with new family friendly guide and a dog named Jake
    Families who enjoy taking their dogs on hikes and camping trips might want to check out “Jake’s Nature Guide: Rocky Mountains,” a new kid-friendly boo...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune File Photo)   A fly fisherman casts his line in the middle Provo river near Midway. Celebrate Earth Day by fishing for garbage on the Provo River
    Looking to do something for the environment on Earth Day? How about cleaning things up? Brighton Anglers is sponsoring the third annual Provo River Cl...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 03:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    A piece of Western mining history stands tall in Utah town of Eureka
    Eureka • Wasatch Front travelers heading to Little Sahara Sand Dunes for Easter weekend fun will likely drive past the Bullion Beck and Champion Minin...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 10:18 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    An American Kestrel is spotted in Draper, during the Jordan River Bird Count, in Sandy, Thursday, January 1, 2015 Still time for early-bird registration for National Audubon Society’s July convention in Park City
    The National Audubon Society is holding its biennial convention July 14 to July 17 in Park City, with early-bird registration closing Saturday. The th...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 04:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Naui Zambrano cools off in a waterfall on the Sulphur Creek trail, a 5-mile slot canyon hike in Capitol Reef National Park, Saturday August 1, 2015. New guide for the ‘Best Easy Day Hikes Capitol Reef National Park’
    Capitol Reef National Park offers some of Utah’s best and easiest day hikes. Whether trekking to Hickman Bridge, enjoying a stroll in Capitol Gorge or...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 03:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California is retiring its 27-year-old Boomerang steel roller coaster on April 23. Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boomerang roller coaster soon won’t be coming back
    Some classic roller coasters such as Lagoon’s venerable wooden coaster continue to thrill theme park visitors as they have for generations. Others don...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 05:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   George Sommer fishes in Lake Powell’s Good Hope Bay beneath a surrealistic morning sky in this 2015 file photo. Spring fishing at Lake Powell beginning to heat up
    As the weather warms, spring fishing at Lake Powell typically starts to heat up as well. According to longtime Lake Powell fishing guru Wayne Gustaves...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 06:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   Joe Rosati ’Mr. Mint’ competes in the pond skimming contest during the 2014 Spring Grüv in Park City. This year’s contest at Park City Mountain Resort is Saturday. Park City Mountain Resort gets into spring spirit with Pond Skimming Contest
    The 21st annual Pond Skimming Contest is a rite of spring at Park City Mountain Resort and it will take place Saturday, April 15, at noon. The competi...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 08:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Arches National Park issues new travel delay warnings as road construction continues
    Arches National Park, already a popular spring destination, is going to be challenging to visit through much of 2017 due to road construction. Officia...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune File Photo)   A fly fisherman casts his line in the middle Provo river near Midway, as his fishing partner watches. Catch fly-fishing tips, gear and more at weekend expo in Sandy
    The 11th annual Wasatch Intermountain Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo returns to the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy on Friday and Saturday. The event...
    Updated Apr 06 2017 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   Sharpen your raptor identification skills this weekend with a raptor workshop, field trip and lecture led by HawkWatch International founder Steve Hoffman. Details at www.hawkwatch.org/raptorid . HawkWatch International founder leads raptor workshops, field trip in Salt Lake this weekend
    HawkWatch International founder Steve Hoffman will be in Salt Lake City this weekend for a raptor workshop, field trip and lecture. The workshop, whic...
    Updated Apr 04 2017 07:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Two Sage-Grouse face off while strutting on a lek in the Parker Mountain area, near Loa, Utah, Friday, April 22, 2016. Utah wildlife officials offer chance to see sage grouse on display
    Few things in nature are as spectacular as sage grouse males putting on an elaborate courtship display in the spring. And Utahns have a chance to view...
    Updated Apr 04 2017 07:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    New hiking gear guide a worthwhile expense for those who do longer excursions, overnight backpacking
    From a gear standpoint, few outdoor pursuits seem as simple as hiking. After all, it seems as though all a hiker needs is a decent pair of boots, some...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 09:46 am   |     |   Share
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    Tom Wharton  |  Special to The Tribune  Fort Deseret, built in 1865, a Utah historic site just south of the Millard County town of Hinckley on Utah Highway 257. Plenty of Utah history still standing at Fort Deseret
    There doesn’t seem to be much left of Fort Deseret, a Utah historic site just south of the Millard County town of Hinckley on Utah Highway 257. The fo...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 03:01 pm   |     |   Share
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      Nevada Northern Railway in Ely begins excursion runs for its 30th season on April 8. Courtesy  |  Nevada Northern Railroad Nevada Northern Railway gears up for 30th season and solar eclipse
    Wasatch Front residents who take their families to Great Basin National Park — one of the closest national parks to the majority of Utahns — might als...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 08:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    The Arapeen OHV trail in central Utah, is getting a financial boost to make improvements, including a two-inch minus road base to the upper 6.7 miles of road in Manti Canyon. Popular Arapeen OHV trail in central Utah gets grant for improvements
    The popularity of all-terrain vehicle riding over the past 15 or 20 years has led to the development of major trail systems in Utah. And one of those,...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 03:40 pm   |     |   Share
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     Mallard ducks on marshes in Utah in 2015. Courtesy  |  Division of Wildlife Resources Ducks Unlimited launches new season of online film series
    Hunters who enjoy learning about wildlife management and hearing stories can watch a new series of movies online. Ducks Unlimited is launching another...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 08:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   A buck Mule Deer looks over two doe near the Fielding Garr Ranch on the east side of Antelope Island. Drought, then winter conditions could reduce number of buck deer hunting permits in Utah
    While the number of buck deer permits have mostly increased in recent years, there will be a slight decrease this year if the Utah Wildlife Board adop...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 03:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy Adam Barker)  Photographer Adam Barker, known for landscape and active lifestyle imagery that has been featured in Outside, Men’s Journal, Outdoor Photographer, Skiing, Ski, Powder, Fly Fish Journal and others, will speak Saturday at Wasatch Camera Club’s PhotoOp 17 series. Accomplished outdoors photographers to speak at Wasatch Camera Club event
    Two noted photographers will share tips, stories and — naturally — stunning photographs during a Wasatch Camera Club event titled PhotoOp 17 on Saturd...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Lynn R. Johnson  |  Special to The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kanab Film Commissioner Kelly Stowell at the site of the military fort used in numerous Western movies, including ’The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again,’ with Don Knotts and Tim Conway.  The wooden structure was made over as a hotel, painted red, and partially burned for the 1979 Disney film. Filmmakers get fired up for Kanab’s Little Hollywood Shootout
    Filmmakers looking for a challenge might want to consider participating in Kanab’s Little Hollywood Shootout, which begins at high noon Wednesday at t...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 09:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Pirates of the Caribbean celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. Festivities include special food offerings, pirate-themed entertainment and appearances by Captain Jack Sparrow. Opened in 1967, the iconic attraction has inspired versions at five Disney Parks worldwide and five film adaptations from the ’Pirates of the Caribbean’ film franchise. (Courtesy | Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland) Pirates of the Caribbean celebrates its 50th anniversary at Disneyland
    This bit of news might make baby boomers who started visiting Disneyland as teenagers feel old. Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the park’s icon...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A mountain lion is on display in the taxidermy competition at the International Sportsmen’s Expo at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy in 2015. The 2017 four-day show opens Thursday and runs through this weekend at the South Towne Expo Center. International Sportsmen’s Expo opens four-day Utah show
    The International Sportsmen’s Expo opens is opening its four-day run today at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy. This is the 19th year the sh...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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      If you want to keep lots of fish, Millsite Reservoir is a great destination. Starting March 15, the bag and possession limit at the reservoir will increase to 16 fish. If you want to keep lots of fish, Millsite Reservoir is a great destination.  Starting March 15, the bag and possession limit at the reservoir will increase to 16 fish. Morgan Jacobson  |  Utah Division of Widlife Resources Want to catch and keep lots of fish? Consider a trip to Millsite Reservoir
    Millsite Reservoir near Ferron in Emery County offers good recreation choices. There is a small state park campground that is near access to the Skyli...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 02:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    In time for spring break visits, the 212-foot Shoshone Falls, known as the ’Niagara of the West,’ is flowing big-time right now in southern Idaho as the Bureau of Reclamation releases flood-control waters from Upper Snake River reservoirs. Courtesy of Southern Idaho Tourism Idaho’s Shoshone Falls flowing higher than normal in time for spring-break visits
    Most Wasatch Front residents probably think about going south instead of north to enjoy spring break. But southern Idaho offers interesting places to ...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 07:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A shuttle bus leaves the Zion Canyon Village just outside  Zion National Park near Springdale in 2013.  Utah’s Zion outranks Yellowstone for number of visits
    If it seems as though your favorite national park is getting more crowded, it’s not just an illusion. The U.S. Department of Interior recently reporte...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Cedar Breaks National Monument is celebrating March 18 its recent earning of International Dark Sky Park status. Courtesy  |  Mike Saemisch Cedar Breaks National Monument celebrates dark sky designation
    Cedar Breaks National Monument east of Parowan will celebrate its designation as the 16th International Dark Sky Park with a special event on Saturday...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 07:10 pm   |     |   Share