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Visitors find easy access to gemstones at Topaz Mountain Adventures quarry

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:15pm

While experienced searchers often find gorgeous specimens at Topaz Mountain, novices can sometimes struggle. The Topaz Mountain Adventures quarry helps remedy this situation by offering better access to museum-quality gemstones.

Utah celebrates National Park Week from April 20-28

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 14th - 8:44am

Utah’s five national parks are gearing up to celebrate National Park Week 2019 from April 20 until April 28.

Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists

Dan Joling, The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 14th - 7:29am

The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms.

Man survives night in brutal storm after snowmobile gets stuck in Wasatch County backcountry

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 13th - 11:06am

A Utah man was rescued after his snowmobile got stuck and he had to spend the night in a snowstorm in Wasatch County.

Cotopaxi hosts 5th annual Questival, launches ‘Cotopaxi Foundation’ to help alleviate poverty

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 13th - 9:46am

Cotopaxi’s 5th annual Questival kicked off Friday night with a big party.

Utah sisters who survived Columbine massacre to run Boston Marathon

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 12th - 1:16pm

Two decades after they survived the mass shooting at Columbine High School, two Utah sisters will run the Boston Marathon together next week.

Infrastructure bill passes, prompts concern among Draper residents

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 12th - 12:14pm

House Bill 288 passed the Legislature and was signed off by Gov. Gary Herbert, transforming the way infrastructure operations like mining are handled and prompting concern over air quality among residents in cities like Draper.

Deer Valley summer concert series includes Michael Franti, Jenny Lewis, X

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 11th - 2:02pm

Deer Valley Resort has announced its lineup of music artists for its 2019 outdoor concert series.

Family-friendly outdoor adventures in Red Canyon and Bryce Canyon

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 11th - 1:48pm

Looking for a great family-friendly bike trail that offers access to some of Utah's most iconic natural treasures? Look no further. Here's what you need to know about the Red Canyon Bike Path.

Cheap flight accounts on social media make travel more accessible

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 10th - 2:31pm

An emerging trend in the interceding worlds of travel and social media has been the introduction of Instagram and Facebook accounts dedicated to sharing cheap flight fares.

March, April showers likely to bring more mosquitoes, experts say

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 8th - 8:39pm

A very busy February, March and now April, in terms of precipitation, is good news for the ski slopes and many crops — but it could also mean a very active mosquito season in the coming months.

Population study finds drop in number of Yellowstone elk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 12:31pm

Wildlife officials say Yellowstone National Park's northern elk herd count is down and that the herd will likely be affected by fewer calves surviving winter.

Pentagon cites Utah base as most at risk in climate change rankings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 6th - 2:58pm

The Pentagon calls Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah most at risk for negative impacts from climate change among 79 vital military installations in the United States.

Oil and gas industry team up with clean air advocates on emissions in Uinta Basin — really

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted Apr 6th - 11:23am

There are those rare moments in an increasingly polarized world where groups typically on opposite sides of conflict can put aside differences, if even gingerly and work together. Read on to see how this is happening in Utah's Uinta Basin.

Don’t starve! How to meal prep for backpacking trips

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 6th - 10:04am

Careful planning is a necessity when it comes to planning for a backpacking trip. It’s important to have meals that will provide nourishment, fuel, revitalization and a good taste. This article illustrates how to best plan your meals and snacks.

Multi-resort season passes change the skiing experience in the Wasatch Front

Ian Dempsey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 5th - 12:15pm

Wasatch locals and visitors spoke with KSL.com about the positives, negatives and inevitability of multi-resort ski passes like the Ikon. Resort officials and UTA weigh in on what can be done to beat the crowds and decrease congestion in the canyons.

Man dies after falling 400 feet at Grand Canyon National Park

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 4th - 5:47pm

A 67-year-old man died Wednesday morning after falling 400 feet at Grand Canyon National Park, park service officials said Thursday.

Cotopaxi hosts bi-annual Questival, helps catalyze corporate social responsibility

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 4th - 1:30pm

Cotopaxi is hosting its bi-annual Questival campaign on April 12-13, opening up a world of challenges to enthusiastic outdoor adventurers.

The Wasatch Mountain Film Festival showcases outdoor recreation through indie film talent

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 7:33pm

The Wasatch Mountain Film Festival kicked off with a bang Monday night as two films amazed audiences at the Jim Santy Auditorium.

The Gila monster is Utah's official state reptile

Nakisha Rigley, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 1:41pm

Utah has named the Gila monster its official state reptile after signing bill HB144 into law.