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Review: Outerwear for cold weather

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 2:01pm

Sweater weather is swiftly transitioning into jacket weather, and the better you’re prepared, the more enjoyable it’ll be. This article looks at a handful of outerwear options that could help you comfortably make it to spring.

With buyout in place, Echo Reservoir destined to be Utah’s newest state park

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Oct 13th - 7:32pm

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has reached an agreement on a buyout with a private owner of Echo Reservoir’s concessions and resort that will, in turn, lead the way for it to become Utah’s newest state park.

Negro Bill no more: Board votes to change Moab canyon's name

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 12th - 5:48pm

The U.S. Board of Geographic Names voted Thursday to change the name of Negro Bill Canyon outside of Moab to Grandstaff Canyon in an acknowledgement of the racially offensive term. There has been an effort to change the name for more than a decade.

Looking to do some fall fishing? Try Strawberry Reservoir

Brad Kerr, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Oct 12th - 12:13pm

Kids, big and little, enjoy fall fishing at Strawberry. Lure choices and locations can be vital in finding and catching trout.

BLM ruffles feathers and earns praise on sage grouse action

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 8th - 1:05pm

The Bureau of Land Management announced it's going to reverse an Obama-era decision to withdraw 10 million acres of land in Western states from possible mineral exploration due to sage grouse populations. It also will reopen federal management plans.

Groups sue FAA over helicopter tours of national parks

Audrey McAvoy - Associated Press  |  Posted   Oct 7th - 10:47am

Hawaii residents and an organization representing federal workers have sued the FAA to force it to do something about tour helicopters buzzing their communities and national parks around the U.S., including Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park.

Photos: 820 competitors finished Red Bull’s brutal race up a ski jump

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Oct 5th - 3:20pm

For the third year in a row, hundreds of competitors flocked to the Utah Olympic Park to scramble up a ski jump. These photos prove that it's every bit as difficult as it sounds.

Review: 6 outdoor products to make adventures better

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Oct 5th - 11:31am

Summer may have passed, but there are plenty of opportunities for fun ahead. Here’s a quick look at six outdoor products that make the grade.

Critics continue push for monument changes

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 4th - 5:49pm

Critics of recent national monument designations in Utah and elsewhere across the country Wednesday renewed their plea to President Donald Trump to reduce monument boundaries and also called for an overhaul of the 1906 Antiquities Act.

Video: Bewildered fishermen encounter mountain lion in Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Oct 4th - 11:42am

Flaming Gorge is one of the state's premier fishing spots, with a diverse selection of trophy fish. But as a recent video shows, there's also a slim chance you might hook into a water-logged cougar.

Geologist: Yosemite rock falls don't mean more danger

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 30th - 11:32am

Rock falls that killed a British tourist and injured two other people in Yosemite National Park aren't stopping climbers intent on scaling the sheer walls of El Capitan and a park geologist says there's no more danger than usual.

Imperiled Idaho sockeye salmon run falters with poor return

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 30th - 10:54am

The number of imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon that made it back to central Idaho this year is the second worst in the last decade, officials said, but enough hatchery-raised fish exist to keep a state and federal recovery program going.

Are wild horses, sage grouse clashing in Utah's western desert?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 29th - 4:47pm

The Bureau of Land Management in Utah is exploring a proposal to carry out one of the most extensive wild horse gathers in the state to improve rangeland impacted by drought and fires and to help declining greater sage grouse populations.

Draper City releases video on trail etiquette for popular Corner Canyon trails

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Sep 26th - 12:46pm

In response to several concerns voiced by users of the Corner Canyon trail system, Draper's Parks and Recreation Department has released a new video titled Corner Canyon Trail Etiquette.

5 ways to introduce kids to fly fishing

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 11:34am

If you're a fly fishing addict and want to pass your angling addiction to your kids, these tips will help introduce them to the sport you love.

Polar bear Nora arrives at Hogle Zoo

KSL  |  Posted   Sep 23rd - 11:47am

Nora, a polar bear from the Oregon Zoo, has arrived at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, according to a post on the zoo’s Facebook page.

Review: Outdoor products under $20

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Sep 18th - 12:05pm

Here’s a look at five outdoor products that are big on utility and low on cost. All of the items are priced less than $20, with a couple coming in under $10. Check them out and see if one might be a good fit for your next adventure.

Agent no longer with BLM following Burning Man probe

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 16th - 1:14pm

A federal agent who had been scrutinized for his handling of rare evidence and his behavior at the counterculture Burning Man festival is no longer an employee of the Bureau of Land Management, authorities said Friday.

Strawberry Reservoir to host kokanee salmon viewing day Saturday

Brad Kerr, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Sep 14th - 11:31am

Kokanee salmon runs are beginning in multiple locations in Utah, and Strawberry Reservoir's Visitors Center is hosting a unique opportunity to see and learn about these landlocked salmon on Saturday, Sept. 16.

DWR turns to robotic deer to crack down on poaching

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 13th - 7:31pm

As the hunting season gets underway, state wildlife officials are once again turning to robotic deer to catch poachers in southern Utah.