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There have been hints of winter coming, especially at the tops of the Wasatch Mountains. And another sure sign is the fact that Ski Utah holds its annual media roundtable this week. The event gives re...

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    Olympic oval hosts Halloween event Friday
    The Utah Olympic Oval will hold its fifth annual Trick or Treat Street event Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The free event, open to the public and to all age...
    Updated Oct 20 2016 10:48 am   |     |   Share
    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Ruins of an ancestral Puebloan dwelling rise from the grass at Edge of the Cedars State Park on June 11, 2016 in Blanding. Utah Hike of the Week: Edge of the Cedars State Park kiva ruin and art walk — Blanding
    This short walk takes hikers into an ancient kiva and by artwork evokative of the lives and times of Ancestral Puebloan people. The kiva, an undergrou...
    Updated Oct 20 2016 04:41 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A rider drives bison during the annual bison roundup at Antelope Island State Park, Friday October 24, 2014. Antelope Island biologists begin bison roundup Saturday
    Antelope Island’s annual Bison Roundup kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Fielding Garr Ranch and Utah State Park officials say there are some new fe...
    Updated Oct 19 2016 10:47 am   |     |   Share
    Optimism high for Utah deer rifle opener Saturday
    Utah’s most popular hunt — the general deer rifle season — opens Saturday and optimism is high for the more than 55,000 hunters who have a permit to h...
    Updated Oct 18 2016 09:35 am   |     |   Share

    (Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Vehicles waiting for entrance to Arches National Park in 2013. Expect to battle Arches crowds on UEA weekend
    Many families use the annual Utah Education Association fall break from school as a chance to do everything from enjoying one last southern Utah campi...
    Updated Oct 17 2016 11:25 am   |     |   Share
    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Hikers follow the silty Paria River on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Utah Hike of the Week: Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch to Lees Ferry
    Directions • Obtain permits from the Paria Contact Station along U.S. Highway 89 near Kanab, Utah, then head back northwest for 5 miles and take a lef...
    Updated Oct 14 2016 09:54 am   |     |   Share
    Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at Utah's three refuges
    National Wildlife Refuge Week is being observed through Saturday at the 565 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts throughout t...
    Updated Oct 12 2016 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
    Courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources  DWR biologists introduced tiger trout — chub-eating machines — to Scofield Reservoir several years ago. Here’s an example of how big some of the tiger trout have grown. How would you want Scofield Reservoir managed? Survey available until Nov. 1
    Scofield Reservoir has always been a popular family fishery with a major problem — it is susceptible to invasions of the Utah chub, a non-game fish th...
    Updated Oct 11 2016 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Visitors from around the world flock to Arches National Park year round. Arches National Park stops issuing backpacking permits
    Arches National Park has stopped issuing backcountry camping permits pending a review. The park recently updated its backpacking page to say a morato...
    Updated Oct 08 2016 08:06 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah’s waterfowl slam paying dividends
    Utah’s Waterfowl Grand Slam has generated $30,000 in the past three years that has helped fund on-the-ground projects at two waterfowl management area...
    Updated Oct 06 2016 10:41 am   |     |   Share
    |  courtesy of Google maps  Map of the Limber Pine Nature Trail Utah Hike of the week: Limber Pine Nature Trail in Logan Canyon
    Directions • The trailhead is about 30 miles east of the mouth of Logan Canyon on U.S. Highway 89, near the summit but before heading down toward Bear...
    Updated Oct 06 2016 05:11 pm   |     |   Share
    Popular St. George BLM lecture series starts Friday
    The Bureau of Land Management hosts a number of interesting programs each Friday from October through April at part of its Brown Bag Lecture Series at...
    Updated Oct 05 2016 08:38 am   |     |   Share
    Now’s time to learn how to skate, curl or play hockey
    As the weather gets colder, some folks might start thinking about learning a new sport or getting involved in an old sport. The Utah Olympic Oval in K...
    Updated Oct 04 2016 10:32 am   |     |   Share
    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sunlight peeks into the narrows of Buckskin Gulch on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Gallery: Hiking Paria Canyon all the way to Lees Ferry
    Last month, Salt Lake Tribune photographer Lennie Mahler and his friends hiked Paria Canyon — the winding, red, Navajo sandstone canyon that begins in...
    Updated Oct 04 2016 09:50 am   |     |   Share
    Courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources  Women can learn how to defend themselves at an Oct. 17 and 18 clinic in Cedar City. DWR offering combat training to women
    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources apparently thinks that the thought of getting outdoors alone creates anxiety among some women. So, in order to...
    Updated Oct 03 2016 12:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016 file photo, a herd of bison grazes in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park in Wyo. Park administrators appear to have lost ground on a 2009 pledge to minimize cell phone access in backcountry areas. Signal coverage maps for two of Yellowstone’s five cell phone towers show calls can now be received in large swaths of the park’s interior such as the picturesque Lamar Valley. The maps were obtained by a Washington, DC-based advocacy group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File) Yellowstone’s cell phone coverage grows despite plans to limit it
    Billings, Mont. • Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly ...
    Updated Oct 01 2016 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Josh Campbell  |  Red Bull Content Pool  Karl Meltzer trains for his attempt to break the record for running the length of the Appalachin Trail, in New Hampshire, USA on 9 June, 2016. Running: Utah man sets record for thru-hike of Appalachian Trail (with video)
    The night before Karl Meltzer decided to gut out the last 85 miles without a break on a grueling 2,190-mile trail run journey through 14 states, he tu...
    Updated Oct 02 2016 09:47 pm   |     |   Share
    Fall is a good time to explore Garfield County highways
    Few roads in the world can match the beauty of Utah’s Highway 12, a national scenic byway and an all-American road. The 122.9-mile road that connects ...
    Updated Sep 30 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
    Courtesy Rich Hansen, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Utah’s 2016 Canada goose hunt starts Oct. 1. Utah waterfowl hunt opens Saturday
    While Utah’s general duck and goose hunt seasons don’t generally produce the kind of interest that big game hunts do, they offer the longest season an...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
    Lya Wodraska  |  Special to The Tribune  A view from top of the rim after climbing out of the wash on the Upper Muley Twist Canyon hike in Capitol Reef National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Upper Muley Twist Canyon in Capitol Reef National Park
    Capital Reef is known for its isolated, awe-inspiring terrain, and there is no better example of the geology than hiking Upper Muley Twist, a canyon t...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 05:23 pm   |     |   Share
    Board to decide on whether anglers can use corn
    Would you like to use corn as a bait to catch fish? That proposal is one of a couple that will come up Wednesday when the Utah Wildlife Board meets at...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 09:01 am   |     |   Share
    Rifle elk hunt permits going fast
    If you plan on hunting in the any bull or spike only elk hunts when the rifle season opens October 8, you better hurry. The Division of Wildlife Resou...
    Updated Sep 27 2016 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
    Park Service honors Cedar Breaks program
    The National Park Service has honored a southern Utah consortium with a 2016 Director’s Partnership Award. The award honored the Intergovernmental Int...
    Updated Sep 26 2016 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Storm damages, closes Antelope Island ranch
    Antelope Island’s Fielding Garr Ranch that contains one of Utah’s oldest structures on its original foundation, will be closed indefinitely to the pub...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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