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There are many different ways for Utahns to bring in the new year. Spending New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas with thousands of revelers certainly is a possibility, given that Sin City is less than an eight...

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    Ryan Mosley  |  Utah Division of Wildlife Resources The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will offer a free ice fishing clinic Dec. 10, 2016, at the Cabela’s in Farmington. The clinic will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. DWR to host ice fishing clinic
    Ever want to learn how to ice fish? The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources wants to help. The agency along is offering a free ice fishing clinic on D...
    Updated Dec 01 2016 03:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    Gorgoza opens for season Saturday
    Gorgoza Park, a recreation area known for its seven tubing areas and Fort Frosty snow play area, will open for the season Saturday. “This week’s snowf...
    Updated Nov 30 2016 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Hikers in the Narrows, Zion National Park, Wednesday May 6, 2015. Would new Hawaii national park reservation system work at crowded Utah parks?
    Could a Hawaii national park’s solution to overcrowding at a too popular destination be coming to an overcrowded Utah attraction such as Angels Landin...
    Updated Nov 29 2016 03:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Anglers begin catching recently stocked cutthroat trout in Mill Creek
    Non-native fish have been removed from Mill Creek in Salt Lake County and replaced by native fish such as Bonneville cutthroat, mountain suckers and l...
    Updated Nov 28 2016 10:51 am   |     |   Share


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    Lynn Chamberlain  |  Utah Division of Wildlife Resources The number of black bears is growing in Utah. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recommends increasing permits to hunt bears
    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources wants hunters to kill more bears in 2017. The agency is recommending an additional 46 additional limited-entry...
    Updated Nov 25 2016 11:44 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   SPOT Gen 3.  Here’s the 2016 Utah outdoors holiday gift guide
    It’s hikers’ and campers’ favorite time of the year — other than hiking and camping season. But it’s definitely skiers’ and snowshoers’ favorite time...
    Updated Nov 24 2016 10:04 am   |     |   Share
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    Get outdoors on Thanksgiving weekend
    This is shaping up to be a different kind of Thanksgiving holiday for those who love the outdoors, largely because the late arrival of winter. Ski res...
    Updated Nov 23 2016 09:27 am   |     |   Share
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    State parks to host Christmas events
    As the Christmas season approaches, several Utah state parks around the state have scheduled some holiday events that could be of interest to families...
    Updated Nov 22 2016 09:08 am   |     |   Share
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    Zion shuttle winding down for season
    If there is such a thing as a quiet season at Zion National Park, it occurs in December, January and February. That means that during much of that tim...
    Updated Nov 18 2016 10:13 am   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     4/7/2010 Tom turkey fans his tail feathers while minding a flock of females in Huntsville. View wild turkeys in Utah over Thanksgiving holiday
    The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is not only a good time to eat turkey but is an excellent time to view wild turkeys around Utah. “Right around the T...
    Updated Nov 17 2016 09:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A family poses for a picture under Delicate Arch in Arches National Park Saturday March 5, 2016. Book review: 'Hiking Arches National Park' is a thorough guide to a crowded treasure
    Some people wait their whole lives to visit Arches National Park. Some of us here in Utah are regulars. Both groups will be able to find useful infor...
    Updated Nov 21 2016 09:05 am   |     |   Share
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    Visit National Parks free for 10 days in 2017
    Though many folks find it more economical to purchase an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation lands Pass for $80 (or a senior l...
    Updated Nov 16 2016 08:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Warm weather delays Utah ski season
    The unseasonably warm Utah weather is keeping ski resorts from opening as planned. Solitude, Brighton, Park City and Snowbird were all hoping to be op...
    Updated Nov 15 2016 08:30 am   |     |   Share
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    After election, bookings to Canada, Mexico increase
    Is it a coincidence or are some U.S. citizens really so upset with the election that they are actually considering a move? TripAdvisor, a travel plann...
    Updated Nov 14 2016 02:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, NOV. 12-13 - In this Oct. 25, 2016 photo, Jeff Garmire poses in Vancouver, Wash. Garmire is among the elite cadre of hikers who have completed the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails in a calendar year. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian via AP) Washington hiker conquers 3 iconic long-distance trails in 252 days
    Vancouver, Wash. • Jeff Garmire of Vancouver hiked America’s three iconic long-distance routes — the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide...
    Updated Nov 12 2016 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Check travel insurance for fine print
    As a big believer in buying travel insurance before a big trip, I’m always interested in what is covered. Before investing in the extra money, I alway...
    Updated Nov 11 2016 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A family poses for a picture under Delicate Arch in Arches National Park on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Arches National Park named a top U.S. destination
    Travelers to Arches National Park may be finding bigger and bigger crowds when visiting. Two recent studies might show why. TripAdvisor, a travel plan...
    Updated Nov 10 2016 05:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Inaugural fly fishing hall of fame banquet set
    Utah fishing organizations are holding a fundraising banquet November 17 at the This Is the Place banquet hall to announce the inaugural Utah Fly Fish...
    Updated Nov 08 2016 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Want to cut a Christmas tree? Here is where and how
    As Thanksgiving and Christmas approaches, hundreds of Utah outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the tradition of cutting their own Christmas tree on public land...
    Updated Nov 07 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Expect liberalized big game hunts in 2017
    As Utah’s fall big game hunts wind down, biologists are already planning for the 2017 hunts. The Division of Wildlife Resources is recommending additi...
    Updated Nov 03 2016 10:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Ski Utah offering kids passports
    Sports that don’t recruit new participants can be in danger of dying out. Expensive equipment and relatively high lift ticket prices make it difficult...
    Updated Nov 02 2016 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Frontier State Park celebrates Cedar City Saturday
    Frontier Homestead is a state park that is often easy to overlook in the midst of Utah’s scenic splendor. Tucked away on Cedar City’s Main Street, the...
    Updated Nov 03 2016 04:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Gray | Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)  This season might be the perfect season to hunt pheasants in Utah. Thousands of pheasants will be released on public hunting areas before the hunt opens on Nov. 5. DWR planting 10,000 pheasants for upcoming hunt
    There was a time when only the opening day the deer hunt rivaled the pheasant opener in popularity with Utah hunters. Hunters using pointing breed dog...
    Updated Oct 31 2016 11:33 am   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Visitors from around the world take in the long views that Arches National Park provides. Wharton: Here’s the case for making a reservation to enter a national park
    The idea of limiting visitation or requiring advance registration to national parks came up recently when Zion National Park officials worried that re...
    Updated Oct 29 2016 06:43 pm   |     |   Share
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