ARCHES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ARCHES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Heavily vandalized area of Arches National Park closed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808042-78/arches-park-national-vandalism.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808042-78/arches-park-national-vandalism.html.csp">Heavily vandalized area of Arches National Park closed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T21:57:11.334-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When volunteers gathered to help officials at Arches National Park in the fall, they did more than scrub and sand rocks. During Graffiti Awareness Day in September, those volunteers also provided some tips about other areas where the vandalism was taking place. One such location was closed to the public earlier this week by Arches Superintendent Kate Cannon. A sandstone ridge just southeast of popular Sand Dune Ranch is closed indefinitely to prevent further damage from “scratching, carving, and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57808042@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:57:11 MDT Editorial: Were arches vandals raised in a barn? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818412-82/arches-park-public-barn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818412-82/arches-park-public-barn.html.csp">Editorial: Were arches vandals raised in a barn?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:20:58.837-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is an old rhetorical question often directed toward those who show no regard for the value of property — theirs or anyone else’s: Were you raised in a barn? It seems hundreds or even thousands of visitors to Arches National Park must have been “raised in a barn,” judging by the mess they left behind on the scenic natural rock formations in the park. The ugly, illicit carvings on one sandstone ridge prompted officials to close the area after volunteers working to restore other vandalized l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57818412@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:20:58 MDT Want more parking at Delicate Arch trailhead? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57642645-78/parking-park-national-arches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57642645-78/parking-park-national-arches.html.csp">Want more parking at Delicate Arch trailhead?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T09:08:39.429-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 09:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The current parking options at Arches National Park were designed five decades ago and based on annual visitation of 75,000. More than a million visitors now make their way to Arches annually, many headed for Utah’s iconic Delicate Arch. Peak season visitation to Delicate Arch averages about 2,000 people, but the trailhead parking lot at the historic Wolfe Ranch has only 73 spots. “We don’t feel that we have an issue with too many people, just with too many cars,” Arches National Park superinte...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57642645@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:08:39 MDT