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    New fish stocked at Red Fleet
    After the largest treatment of a northeastern Utah reservoir in 25 years at Red Fleet Reservoir north of Vernal, the Division of Wildlife Resources ha...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 09:39 am   |     |   Share
    Bear River Refuge offers free kids activities
    Families looking for something free and fun to do over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend might want to consider a visit to the Bear River Bird Refuge w...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
    Photo courtesy Utah Division of Wildlife Resources |  Tundra swans are starting to migrate to Utah. Tundra swans migrate into Utah
    The tundra swan migration, always an impressive sight in Utah, has begun. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge spokesperson Kathi Stopher reports that fav...
    Updated Nov 20 2015 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
    St. George area tree permits available
    Christmas tree permits on southwestern Utah public lands will be available through December 24. The permits enable holders to cut personal-use trees o...
    Updated Nov 19 2015 09:09 am   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kids skate at the Gallivan Center Ice rink in Salt Lake City on Tuesday January 31, 2006. Recreation: Ten ideas for outdoor holiday adventure
    As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons approach, many families begin looking for places to enjoy outdoor activities. After all, the holida...
    Updated Nov 18 2015 06:22 pm   |     |   Share
    Rockport campground open in winter
    Winter camping isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But those with a nice recreation vehicle or very warm sleeping bags can enjoy the winter silence. Rockport...
    Updated Nov 18 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
    Ski Utah earns history award
    Ski Utah, which markets skiing in Utah, received the History-Maker Award recently at the 25th anniversary of the Ski Affair, the annual fundraiser for...
    Updated Nov 12 2015 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Fitness trainer Paul Holbrook laughs as 86-year-old Jinnah Kelson  finishes walking across the gym with a barbell overhead to work on balance and core strength at The Age Performance center in Sugarhouse Tuesday Nov. 10.  The center is celebrating its 10th anniversary of training older adults with specific strength programs. Recreation: Sugarhouse Age Performance center helping seniors stay in shape 10 years later
    Jinnah Kelson’s thoughts were as sobering as they were persistent following her husband’s death — compounded by a laundry list of health problems. Sh...
    Updated Nov 11 2015 06:56 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah ski resorts happy with new snow
    Utah ski resorts were celebrating good snow totals from the first major storm of the winter Tuesday and were gearing up to try to get open soon. Over ...
    Updated Nov 11 2015 11:06 am   |     |   Share
    Great Salt Lake Bird Festival announces keynoter
    The 2016 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival might not begin until May 12, but organizers are already making plans for one of Utah’s more popular spring tra...
    Updated Nov 10 2015 10:06 am   |     |   Share
    Here’s where to obtain Christmas tree permits
    Five Utah national forests have announced where and how residents can obtain permits to cut Christmas trees on public lands. Some rules are common to ...
    Updated Nov 06 2015 09:03 am   |     |   Share
    Park planners want input on congestion
    The deadline for public input on how traffic congestion can be managed at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks is November 12. A traffic congestion m...
    Updated Nov 05 2015 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Snowbird nears completion of The Summit, a 23,000 square foot facility with an upscale cafeteria-style restaurant that is part of their mountain improvement projects. The year-round service will greet Aerial Tram riders at the top of 11,000 ft Hidden Peak with 360-degree views. Recreation: Utah ski upgrades are attention-grabbers
    More than ever before, the whole ski world will be looking to see what’s happening in Utah this winter. Most of the attention will focus on Vail Resor...
    Updated Nov 05 2015 07:46 am   |     |   Share
    The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree was cut on Nov. 1 in the Colville National Forest in Washington State. It was then loaded on a trailer and will go on a 24-city tour while traveling roughly 4,000 miles to Washington D.C. where it will be erected and displayed on West Lawn of the Capitol Grounds. Courtesy U.S. Forest Service Christmas tree permits go on sale
    Some families make going outdoors and cutting a tree part of their Christmas tradition. Permits to cut trees in the Heber City and Kamas areas on Uint...
    Updated Nov 04 2015 09:27 am   |     |   Share
    Celebrate founding of Cedar City Saturday
    Frontier Homestead State Park will celebrate the founding of Cedar City with its annual Iron Mission Day event Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Acti...
    Updated Nov 03 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
    Donny and Marie wax replicas being built
    Utah natives and favorites Donny and Marie Osmond will be immortalized soon at the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas wax museum. The brother and sister duo wi...
    Updated Nov 02 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
    Soldier Hollow golfers enjoying long season
    The two Soldier Hollow golf courses have enjoyed a longer than normal season due to good weather but the season is starting to wind down. The Gold Cou...
    Updated Oct 30 2015 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
    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. 7. DWR to release pheasants prior to hunt
    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be releasing 13,000 pheasants on 57 public areas throughout the state’s pheasant hunt, which runs from No...
    Updated Oct 29 2015 10:20 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Division of Wildlife Resources  Pintail ducks are highly prized among many Utah hunters. Thousands of pintails will migrate through Utah this fall. Recreation: Utah duck hunt off to slow start
    Most Wasatch Front residents have loved this year’s mild late September and October temperatures. Count duck hunters such as Salt Lake City’s Phil K...
    Updated Oct 28 2015 06:20 pm   |     |   Share
    Avalanche workshop set Saturday in Sandy
    The eighth annual Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop is scheduled Saturday at the SouthTowne Expo Center in Sandy. It is designed to educate avalanche a...
    Updated Oct 28 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Eagle Crags is a 6-mile trail, seen here on Sept. 26, 2015, near Rockville that enters into Canaan Mountain Wilderness. The wilderness area buttresses the southwest flank of Zion National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Eagle Crags Trail near Rockville
    Directions • From State Route 9 in Rockville, turn south onto Bridge Road. Follow it three-tenths of a mile out of town. Take a very slight right and...
    Updated Oct 28 2015 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
    What’s the state of the Great Salt Lake?
    Great Salt Lake Audubon and Westminster College’s Great Salt Lake Institute are hosting a panel discussion on the state of the Great Salt Lake Wednesd...
    Updated Oct 26 2015 11:39 am   |     |   Share
  • ADVANCE  FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 25-25 - In this photo taken Oct. 3, 2015, Erin McCleary fishes a small stream south of Butte, Mont.  Cooler temperatures during fall prompt brown trout to begin their annual spawning run. (Ben Pierce/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Fall a great time for trout fishing in Montana
    Bozeman, Mont. • Ah, fall. Just the mention of the word brings excitement to anglers. After the manic hustle and bustle of the summer season, autumn b...
    Updated Oct 25 2015 03:00 am   |     |   Share
  • ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCT. 24-25 AND THEREAFTER - Hikers find water and island views aplenty from trails to the top of Turtleback Mountain, a natural preserve, seen in a June 14, 2007 photo, in Washington. On Turtleback Mountain, you can hike in relative solitude. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER Outdoors: Turtleback Mountain offers terrific San Juan Islands views
    Seatte • A good alternative to the sometimes-crowded Moran State Park on Orcas Island, the 1,578-acre Turtleback Mountain Preserve offers tranquil hik...
    Updated Oct 24 2015 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
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