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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) La Gorce Arch in Glen Canyon on Monday, May 17, 2021.

Lost Glen Canyon wonders reemerge as Lake Powell dries up

By Brian Maffly | June 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune

Horses from the Onaqui wild horse herd, about 60 miles southwest of Tooele,  near Simpson Springs, Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Actress, Utah resident Katherine Heigl to protest Onaqui Horse Herd roundup

By Jordan Miller | June 19, 2021, 2:36 p.m.

The Traverse Fire burns near homes in Lehi, Utah, Sunday, June 28, 2020. Officials say fireworks caused the wildfire and forced evacuations early Sunday morning. (Justin Reeves via AP)

Ban fireworks during drought and bust the Utahns who light them, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | June 17, 2021, 11:16 p.m.

(Bureau of Land Management Utah via Twitter) The Bureau of Land Management posted a photo of the missing sign on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

Bonneville Salt Flats sign stolen

By Jordan Miller | June 16, 2021, 5:55 p.m.

(Zak Podmore | The Salt Lake Tribune) Looking west from a parcel of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) that was leased to an oil and gas company in San Juan County, Dec. 16, 2020.

Federal judge says Biden cannot pause new leases for drilling on public lands

By Coral Davenport | The New York Times | June 16, 2021, 3:59 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A moose is stranded in the Lambs Creek diversion pond near Mountain Dell golf course, on Sunday, September 20, 2020. 
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.

Division of Wildlife warns drought conditions may increase moose sightings

By Jordan Miller | June 14, 2021, 10:21 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Cox is eager for a nuclear future. Utahns should tell him why we’re not, says Robert Gehrke

By Robert Gehrke | June 14, 2021, 6:08 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Hite Marina boat ramp sits idle hundreds of yards from the river’s edge where the Colorado River flows into Lake Powell on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Utah plans to fill the Lake Powell pipeline with water promised to the Ute Indian Tribe. The Utes say it continues decades of racially based maneuvers.

Lake Powell pipeline plans to tap water promised to the Utes. Why the tribe sees it as yet another racially based scheme.

By Emma Penrod | Special to The Tribune | June 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Bear Fire burns in the mountains northwest of Helper on June 9, 2021.

Utah’s 2021 wildfire season is setting records. Here’s how to prepare.

By Jordan Miller | June 17, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Firefighters and utility workers climb up the hill to check out the power poles, near the area where the Bear Fire burns in the mountains northwest of Helper on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Five active wildfires burn across Utah as state sees extreme conditions

By Jordan Miller | June 11, 2021, 11:53 p.m.

(John Locher | AP) Boats fill slips at a marina on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, near Boulder City, Nev.

Lake Mead matches record low water level

By The Associated Press | June 10, 2021, 10:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Bear Fire burns in the mountains northwest of Helper on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Fireworks still a wildfire threat even after state ban

By Jordan Miller | June 11, 2021, 2:44 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Bear Fire burns in the mountains northwest of Helper on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Bear River Fire grows, causing highway to close

By Jordan Miller | June 11, 2021, 2:43 a.m.

(Alex Brandon | AP) Tracy Stone-Manning listens during a confirmation hearing for her to be the director of the Bureau of Land Management, during a hearing of the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Washington.

Biden’s nominee for public lands boss faces GOP opposition

By Matthew Brown | The Associated Press | June 9, 2021, 4:08 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A helicopter makes a drop on the East Canyon Fire as it burns north of East Canyon State Park, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

East Canyon wildfire has grown to about 500 acres, fire marshal says

By Jordan Miller | June 9, 2021, 2:24 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) Fishing will be free for everyone — no license required — at any public body of water on Saturday, June 12.

Here’s where you can fish for free in Utah this weekend

By Rebekah Wahlberg | June 8, 2021, 12:16 a.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) Baked earth is shown along the receding edge of the Great Salt Lake near Antelope Island, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.

Here’s how you can help save water with 90% of Utah in extreme drought

By Jordan Miller | June 8, 2021, 1:34 p.m.

(Image courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service, Dixie National Forest) Photo of the Mammoth Fire.

FEMA funds approved for Mammoth Fire in Garfield County as blaze burns out of control

By Jordan Miller | June 7, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

(Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Utah law allows hunters to pursue black bears with dogs, but a case involving a Florida dog trainer shows how this "sport" can veer off into criminality.

Bear capture case illuminates dark side of pursuing wildlife with dogs for ‘sport’

By Brian Maffly | June 7, 2021, 1:26 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP, pool) U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland tours near ancient dwellings along the Butler Wash trail during a visit to Bears Ears National Monument Thursday, April 8, 2021, near Blanding.

Haaland submits Utah monument report to White House

By Brian Maffly | June 4, 2021, 9:27 p.m.

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Eight years ago, Rio Tinto Kennecott's Bingham Canyon mine experienced a catastrophic slide, pictured here in April 25, 2013. On Monday, the open pit copper mine outside Salt Lake City experienced another major slide.

Another slide disrupts Bingham Canyon mine

By Brian Maffly | June 3, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

(Photo courtesy FOX 13) A landfill on the tip of the Promontory Point cape jutting into the Great Salt Lake. Environmentalists warn of damage to the lake's fragile ecosystem, including millions of migratory birds. A state-commission report is saying the landfill doesn't meet the criteria for a Class V operation.

Yet another report trashes plan for a landfill near the Great Salt Lake

By Leia Larsen | June 4, 2021, 6:48 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Crude oil pumpjacks, defunct, at right, and fully operational, at left, in San Juan County.

Industry groups pushed lawmakers to oppose Biden’s oil lease pause despite state report showing limited impact

By Zak Podmore | May 30, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Ron Gibson is a sixth generation dairy farmer and president of the Utah Farm Bureau. Gibson was photographed at his Ogden farm, Green Acres Dairy, Wednesday, August, 1, 2018.

‘One day closer to the next rainstorm.’ Drought hits Utah farmers more than city dwellers, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | May 28, 2021, 3:08 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Low water levels at Bullfrog Bay on Lake Powell, on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Utah's largest reservoir is now only a third full as a drought continues to dog the West.

Drought-induced fish die-offs expected at several Utah water bodies

By Brian Maffly | May 27, 2021, 11:24 p.m.